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Thursday, May 6, 2021 - Thirsty Thursday!

Join fellow Parrot Heads at our monthly get-together on 

Thursday, May 6 for a virtual Zoom starting at 7:00 pm for a chat.

At 7:30, we will feature the Functional Drunks for your online entertainment!

Join by Zoom at this link:
Meeting ID: 826 3868 7656
Join by phone: 929-205-6099



PHCOEM - Virtual Charity Event!

Please join us for March for the Dogs!           

We are partnering with NEADS again - the National

Education for Assistance Dog Services and Dogs for Deaf

and Disabled Americans.  We have supported them in the

past, most recently at the 2020 convention.  This virtual

event will allow members to donate directly to the charity

while maintaining COVID restrictions and social distancing. 


Established in 1976, NEADS breeds, raises, trains and places World Class Service Dogs with individuals who have hearing loss or a physical disability, Veterans and children with Autism or other developmental disabilities.  NEADS Assistance dogs are partnered with professionals in classroom, ministry, hospital and courthouse settings.  


We asked NEADS to give us a list of priority items to make it easy for all to donate.  You can donate directly to them from Amazon or any other online provider like Chewy or PetSmart.  If you do make a donation, please put "Donation from PHCOEM" in the comments, so we can track member donations for our yearly report.  If you are unable to locate a comment section, please send an email to with your name, date and amount of your donation so we are able to keep track.  Your information will be kept private.  Thank you!


Top 10 Items

  1. Kongs - size Large, preferably the black ones (the xtreme)

  2. Goughnuts Maxx Tugs

  3. High Value Treats (like Zukes, Pet Botanicals training rewards, etc)

  4. Benebones (size medium or large)

  5. Rope Toys 

  6. Long Lines Leashes (30 ft)

  7. Jolly Balls

  8. Dog tooth brushes

  9. Kong Jumblers

  10. Nylabones


Here is the link to the NEADS Amazon Wish List -

It contains all the items listed above, plus more.  We don’t have a Chewy link, so we hope Amazon is fine.  Thanks to all of you who continue to demonstrate what being a Parrot Head is all about. 

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 Postponed


From the Northeast Regional Parrot Head Convention Board of Directors --

Hello Parrot Heads,


We were very much looking forward to connecting with our fellow parrot heads at the Northeast Regional Parrot Head Convention (“We’re Still Here”), but given the restrictions and concerns about COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the 2021 convention until 2022.

We spoke to the Northeast Leaders last week, and we all agree, it’s just not safe enough for us to proceed, while continuing to keep the charm and feel of the convention, that we all enjoy, without restrictions.  Your safety and the success of the convention are our number one priority.  Remember, all good things are worth the wait.


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.


We appreciate your support through these unprecedented times and look forward to seeing you all soon.



Latest Edition of Tradewind Times

The latest edition of the PHIP quarterly newsletter, the Tradewind Times, is now on line to view.  Club leaders please share with your members.  This one has a lot of good information in it! The new PHIP Board Members are introduced.  All the contest winners are identified: Golden Coconut Award, Membership Contest, Website Contest, Newsletter Contest, plus the PHIP Scholarship raffle winner. There's an update on the PHIP MOTM charitable donations made last fall, new MOTM co-chairs, dates and registration opening for 2021.

This is my last edition after eight years as editor.  It has been a labor of love for me, but time for someone new.  Stephen Woods, from Galveston is taking over and will have a new format for you next time. Take care, stay safe, and hope to see you in Key West!

Sally Spenny, last time as Editor of the PHIP Tradewind Times

San Antonio PHC Dir of Communications


Newsletter for Q1 2021!


Hi everyone - Happy Spring!  Here is the 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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