Additional information on PHIP clubs may be found through the Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc. web link.
Although the The Isle of Iowa Parrot Head Club (IOI PHC) is recognized by Jimmy Buffett and his business interests, it is not directly associated with MCA Records, Island Records, Margaritaville Records, Mailboat Records, or HK Management.
The term's Jimmy Buffett, Margaritaville, Parrot Head(s), Parrothead(s) Parrot Head Club, Parrothead Club and PHC are registered trademarks of Margaritaville Inc. as well as all of Mr. Buffett's song titles and lyrics. As such, they should never be used for the pursuit of profit.
Club membership dues are not deductible as a charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes.
Our club has been steadily growing since its inception, and we have over a hundred members of all ages and backgrounds. Our membership not only hails from the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City area, but we also have members from all over the state of Iowa as well as out of state.
We meet the third Thursday of every month at Chrome Horse Saloon New Bo in Cedar Rapids. Meetings consist mostly of kicking back, enjoying the company of fellow Parrot Heads, and holding a short business meeting keeping everyone up to date on upcoming events and activities!
One Particular Harbor Nights are truly a social outing the first Wednesday of the month. Check the website monthly so you'll know where to find us and join in on the PHUN!
Throughout the year, we have special parties (in addition to the Thursday meetings), road trips to other club phlockings and Jimmy's concerts, special events like our Annual Island Fever Phlocking and Blues 'n' Buffett Chili Challenge, supporting local events (such as hockey, baseball, etc.), participate in local holiday events (parades, cardboard boat regatta to name a few), along with programs that are beneficial to the community. This should provide you a little flavor for what we are about.
We also have supported several Trop Rock artists and bands at our local events, adding to our PHUN. Check out the web-sites - The Compass Rose Band, The Bamboozlers, Stars On the Water, The Peter Mayer Group, Donny Brewer, James "Sunny Jim" White, Thom Shepherd & Coley McCabe, Southern Drawl Band, Drop Dead Dangerous, Mike Miller, The Boat Drunks, John Patti, Jimmy Pappas, Brittney Kingery, Corned Beef & Curry, Kelly McGuire, Charlie Imes, PHINS, Johnny Russler and the Beach Bum Band, Rick Lamb and The Phin Addicts, Don Middlebrook, Scott Kirby, Sauce Boss, and Rob Mehl.
Membership entitles you to all of these activities, as well as receiving our weekly Events e-mail, which details the club's future activities. Perhaps it can all be summed up best by Scott Nickerson, President and Founder of Parrot Heads in Paradise (the National Parrot Head Club), "The real beauty of the clubs is that they seem to attract exactly the right kind of people -- people who, through their attraction to Jimmy Buffett's music, also have a lot of other interests in common; most importantly, the desire to give something back to the communities in which they live."
If we are still holding your attention, and you like to have PHUN, while doing some good for the community - come and check us out!