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Special Olympics Massachusetts ~ JUNE 2021!

Special Olympics Massachusetts is holding Track & Field

Competitions this June!  Due to COVID-19 gathering guidelines,

our competitions will be conducted differently than in previous

years.  Meets will be smaller, more local, and athletes will participate in

shifts.  Because of these guidelines, PHCOEM is not able to provide the

cook-outs that we usually do.  However, volunteers are still needed.  

Roles may vary based on venue and volunteers are asked to be flexible with

their roles and willing to help out in other areas if needed. 

 Each event will run from 8AM-2PM.  Volunteer descriptions are here:



Dates of upcoming track & field meets and volunteer roles are:

Saturday, June 12th, Marlborough High School, Marlborough MA

Saturday, June 12th, Monomoy High School, Harwich MA

Saturday, June 19th, Milton Academy, Milton MA

Sunday, June 20th, Oliver Ames High School, Easton MA

Saturday, June 26th, Essex Tech, Danvers MA

TBD, Western MA

If you are interested in volunteering, please reach out

directly to Rachel Chulock at

Let her know you are with PHCoEM.



Special Food4Vets Food Box Packing Event

June 16!

The Massachusetts Military Support Foundation is preparing for its

second annual "Soup R Bowl Friday" event in celebration of Father's Day.

There are 2 shifts on Wednesday, June 16: 9am-12pm and 12pm-3pm.

Packing will take place at the Foxboro Terminals in Foxboro.


Thank you!









Thirsty Thursdays!

Join fellow Parrot Heads at our monthly get-together on 

the first Thursday of each month.  We are back at our in-person

locations and also via Zoom starting at 7:00 pm.

More information will be provided a few days prior to each event.




New Stickers!


Thanks to David Stassio, we have new Club stickers available for purchase. 

Click on the PayPal link below to order!

When you click on the PayPal link, you will be directed to the PayPal website. 

Please note that if you pay with a PayPal balance or your bank account,

there is no fee.  If you pay with a credit card, there is a processing fee of

30 cents.  PHCoEM will cover the fee cost; however we kindly ask you to

use the no-fee option if you are comfortable.  They will be mailed by USPS.

Click the PayPal button to order stickers.


Prices are 1 sticker for $3, or 2 for $5.






NE Regional Parrot Head Convention for 2021


The new dates for the convention are April 28th to May 1st, 2022.

If you are a current registered guest, you should have received a separate email to outline your options at this time. Our current COVID-19 policy will continue to apply. Please visit our website for further details and up to date information.




Latest Edition of Tradewind Times



PHCOEM Newsletter for Q1 2021!






PHIP recently announced the winners of the 2020 PHIP Newsletter Contest

and PHCoEM came in 3rd Place!  Our charity is Operation Troop Support,

who will receive a check directly from PHIP.

Congrats to all who contributed to this award,

and to all the winning Clubs!

1st Place - Tampa Bay PHC

2nd Place - Chicago PHC

3rd Place - PHC of Eastern Mass.

President's Letter


Good Day Phlock,

I hope this finds you all well, healthy and happy.  We all understand this has

been a crazy year, so there is no need to dwell on it.  Let’s look at all the positives

that have come out of this pandemic filled few months.  We were put on hold for a bit,

but have come on strong this second half!  We managed to get both socials in

at the Kowloon and the Sea Ketch.  We have also had 2 very very productive beach

clean-ups at 2 popular locations, a healthy blood drive to help with fighting cancer,

and our most popular - Socktoberfest!  We collected over 300 pairs of socks for

Operation Troop Support!  Our raffle for Pennies For Postage was also a big hit,

collecting over $450 for sending those boxes to our troops.  The Halloween festivities

and socially distant social at Percival Brewery were huge successes!  We also were

able to donate both our Nauti and Nice trees for the Boys and Girls Club -

which we have been doing for over 10 years now.  The last thing on our plate

is Wreaths Across America -  something we also have been doing for many, many

years now.  And I can’t thank Ray, the Veteran we worked with, enough for

continuing on with us in this endeavor.  Thank you to Toni and Kelly for starting us

with Ray many years ago as we love to continue this tradition.  It is a solemn early

morning when we start out; but when we are finished and you see just how

beautiful and peaceful a place this National Cemetery becomes, it is heartfelt.  

We do this to continue and honor the soldiers and veterans buried there. 

Some we know and most we don’t.  They fought for the freedoms we all enjoy today.

It is just a small token of our gratitude that we can contribute to make this world

a better place.  Though we have had to cancel our Club personal gathering and

wreath laying ceremonies this year because of the weather, we still got to participate through Ray and enjoy all his pictures.  It is always a beautiful site to see!!

I was asked by someone about volunteering and volunteerism.  What does it mean?

Why is it important?  My answer is: history, thankfulness, and gratitude.  History has

been showing us that we are much better and stronger when we work together for

a good cause!  History has shown us all the little things we do to help our communities become a better place and we need to continue!  There is much despair and hate

taking over many aspects of our lives, so lets try to look at the bright side.  A study

was actually done by Harvard that stated, for a fact, that volunteering for an

organization and helping others added years to people’s lives.  By helping and

being kind and lending a hand to someone less fortunate makes you feel better

and live longer.  “As little as 2 hours per week improves your sense of well being” -

that is a quote from the study!  I am so proud and grateful for each and every

member of this Club; no matter how great or small, you all contribute in many ways

to the success and longevity of our group.  The accomplishments we have made in

this crazy year have been giant steps for the charities we have helped.  I am honored

to say that the Parrot Head Club of Eastern Mass. has represented, helped, volunteered, given their time, and has even given blood to so many worthy causes.  

Thank you for all you have done.

Honorably, respectfully and proud of all of you,

Donna “Mac” McCarthy
President PHCoEM (2020-2022)
Make someone smile today

I wish you all the best for a happy, safe, healthy holiday season.
Merry Christmas and best wishes for a much brighter New Year!
Whatever, whoever, whichever you celebrate - please be safe, courteous,

and kind this season.

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