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Upcoming Events!


Pan-Mass Challenge - Volunteers!

Join us at our annual PMC cheerleading squad/traffic duties in Wrentham,

at the water stop there by the school. The time is a bit earlier than usual.

Saturday, August 7.  We need you there for 6:00 am by the little store across the street, and we expect to be done around 10:30 am. If you are volunteering

and would like a PMC shirt, please reach out to Diane Xenelis with the size soon

as possible at We will be having a lil soiree after the

PMC at Mac's house in Walpole just down the street. 

Location is: 305 Shears St, Wrentham, MA 02093.


Pint For A Pint!

We have all heard about the recent shortages of blood, and yes, you can help!  

Join us at Mayflower Brewery (in America's Hometown!) on Saturday, August 21 between 8:00 am to 2:30 pm ... before the membership pool party!

Donate a pint and get a pint of Mayflower's tastiest beers! 

Join us to donate to this worthy cause supporting Dana-Farber Cancer Institute,

Brigham Health and the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center.  TO LEARN MORE, and TO SIGN UP, go to

Mayflower Brewery -- 12 Resnik Road, Plymouth, MA
















PHCoEM Annual Membership Party!

Saturday, August 21, 2021 starting at 1:00 pm

Join your PHCoEM phriends for our annual membership pool party! Our membership meeting will begin at 1:00. Music starts at 2:00 featuring Ray Zerkle (you know him from the Sea Ketch)! BYOB, bring a chair, a dish to share, and something for the grill! Party ends when the blue lights show up!

Ernie’s Backyard, aka The Fratangelos! 124 Lynn Street in Peabody, MA.










CoastSweep Beach Cleanups!

Saturday, September 18, 2021 in Plymouth, MA

Saturday, September 25 in Nahant, MA

More info to come soon!





Club Social!

Rail Trail Rhode Island - Sunset Ride

Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 5 :00 - 7:00 pm

We’re doing it again! We had so much fun the last time! Come join us on Saturday, October 2 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm for a Sunset Ride! Ride 3 miles, then relax and enjoy sunset overlooking the ocean, by a fire pit! BYOB and snacks. Price is $45 each. More info at

1 Alexander Rd., Portsmouth, RI.




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 Q2 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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