PARROT HEADS OF THE BLUE RIDGE
JUNE 2, 2009
MONTHLY BUSINESS MEETING
BUSTER MOWLES OPENED THE BUSINESS MEETING AT 7:05 PM
President Jim Blake stated this was going to be a fast weekend. The
minutes and treasurer’s report are on online at this time and a written
copy was available at this time.
The club has paid for the Buffett tickets from the bank account and the
balance is $3624.00 at this time. If you still have money for the
please see Buster after the meeting.
Jim reported the Relay for Life was a good time and the club raised
money this year than any of the last years the club has participated.
Law gave a break down of the final totals for Relay for Life.
Gail Law – chairman of the Relay, reported this club is a GREAT group of
people and everyone clapped and cheered. The total for this year’s
was $7,184.30 and the previous year was $4,230.00 and there was more
to come in for this year so the total will increase a little. The
combination of everything together we were the top fifth in the Relay.
wrap-up will be Thursday and anyone who would like to go, please come
Hotel Roanoke at 6:30 pm. Phips has a top events and Roanoke was
The PHBR would first place with our own version of “Margarelayville”
Jay Furick and his Coral Reefer girls and we tied with the last tent
standing this year and there will be straws to be drawn to see who is
to choose the campsite next year. The PHBR stood and applauded the
in the Relay for Life this year.
Buster Mowles then gave a report on the baseball game with the Red sox.
The team wants us back to the field, they like the upbeat of the club
how it seem to affect the entire audience. They stated it gave
the festive mood. The club gave out 800 leis and we signed up four new
members and got a lot of exposure. It was a blast and the club did a
job. Jim stated it was a lot to do at first, but then after the game
started we could lay-back and enjoy the game.
The entire weekend was a great time and good for the community and good
the club and we had lots of fun.
Jim then reported on the storage problem we have to store the floats,
decoration, etc. Jim asked if anyone had room to store the club’s
would they just let the board know, and if not the club will have to
Jim stated the next big project/event will be the Memory Walk, first we
will have the Pancake Breakfast in August and two car washes are in the
making. The Pancake Breakfast will be at Applebee’s Tanglewood, the
will pay them $2.00 for each ticket sold and the rest will go to the
The club will have 300 tickets printed to sell. We will also have two
blankets knitted in VaTech and UVA colors to be raffled off. The
Walk will have a lot of work for each member.
Key West Band – Will be @ First Friday with Doyle Grissom and July 11th
they will play at the Wine Festival at Amrheim's
Jimmy has added another concert this year and it will be at the John
Area in Charlottesville and will be inside. Gayle Furrow, Sue Childress
Della will meet with that PH club to discuss the Fund Raising Party
and after the concert.
Mary Jo Reed and Pam Blake reported on the Keet’s upcoming events. The
Keet's will be involved more in the Children’s Miracle Network, with
Lemonade Stand and there will be prizes. The lemonade will be $1.00
cup and the event will be at Wal Mart/220 location on July 18th, and
ice and water will be provide and the time will be from 9:00 am to 1:00
any Keets will be welcomed with adult supervison. Also, you can go
and donate to our lemonade sales. Supplies are needed coolers, music,
banners, flyers to give out and we hoping that the local news cast from
Channel 10 and 7 will cover the event. And the committee needs members
help with this project.
Later this summer the club is planning a picnic at a pool for everyone
we encourage all members and Keets to attend.
Jim reported there are some changes in the Fund Raising Committee;
will be chair person for Glenn Asher. And there is a change in the
Adopt-A-Highway event; Greg will be taking this committee over this
Jim report that if you were not at the Relay, you missed Greg selling
tickets for the “Chair”, he was selling machine.
Babs Allen reported on the Membership committee with a total of 109
as of this date and four new members who are present were signed up at
ball game. Membership cards will be forthcoming; the club will
new laminate machine.
Social Committee – Ron Barberie reports that there are a couple of new
things to report on and the information will be coming out in an email
concerning the pool party and the picnic with the Keets.
Ron also reports that the committee will be starting on the “Beach Bum”
party in the winter, and he has already gotten names for popular Trop-
bands to think about for the music. More information will be coming on
this BIG party.
Jim stated there is some interest in the Virginia Dare and tropical
more information will be coming out concerning this possibility.
Nissan tickets have been order and paid for and should be here three
before the concert show.
The bus trip to the concert will be $55 and Gayle Furrow will handle
The Mini Mart gave away five small tee shirts at the ballgame and there
will an order sent out for more larger sizes and hats, the order will
out in the next couple of weeks.
Fund Raising dates will be announced, for the Car Washes, when the
will be available for the Pancake Breakfast and the VT and UVA
The Memory Walk will be in October and there will also be a trash pick
this fall and we will be involved in the Party in the Park for the
Children’s Miracle Network, Mary Jo reported the club needs twenty
volunteers for the 16th of July and we need twenty also for the 30th of
July which will be an 80’s night and Leggs will be playing. Duties
selling tickets, wrist bands, and selling beer.
The Adopt-A-Highway contract is up for renewal and has been signed for
next two years. The pick up is scheduled for June 21st and the club
only pick up where the State has mowed.
The newsletter information is needed and any on going information needs
be sent to Beth Cole.
There is a contest at MOTM for the best newsletter.
Chairpersons, the board needs the man hours and money raised for your
committees for PHIPs reports. All chairperson need to get a budget for
their committee in for preparation for the budget.
Door Prized: Jeannie raised over $1,000 in illuminaries for Relay
Were given out and Regular 50/50 was $64.00 and Ron Barbarie won the
Progressive 50/50 was $117 and tonight’s total was $52.00 total of $169
½ would be $84.50, Mary Jo Reed had the ticket but did not pull the ace
from the deck, and it will progress on.
Motion to close the meeting for the month of June, 2009 was given by
Law and Charlie Hartman second the motion at 8:00 pm.