PHILLY PHINZ Parrothead Club

Phinz Tales

Presidents Message

Hello everyone,

The cooler weather is starting to come in and it's time for sweaters. who am I kidding? I gotta go where it's warm, lol. I am still looking for the next tiki bar and thankfully, Doc and I will be heading to MOTM in just a few weeks.

We had a lot of fun with the Susan G Komen cheering station in Philadelphia, it was a great time, complete with a Tiki Bar and great music thanks to a few of our members, Tiki Mike and Michelle. Thank you to all of our members who came out on that chilly day, Deb, Gail and Tony, myself and Doc, Jennifer and Brian, Tiki Mike and Michelle, Scott and Jenny and Ray. Thanks to Georgi and Karen for donating water. It really is rewarding and I hope more of our members can experience this fabulous day next year. A 60 mile walk is an amazing achievement and we are so happy to be there to cheer them on.

Doc and I also attended the Buddy Walk for Down syndrome at Villanova University that same weekend. Thank you to all our members who generously donated to the walk. Our members donated $250 and WE helped get Team Michael Paul Maguire to goal, way to go Phinz!

Next up is the Cheese steak fest, there is information for tickets on our website calendar and several emails have been sent out, if you are interested in going, please take a look and let's coordinate whoever is planning to attend, so everyone can meet up. This is the first annual and I hope that we can make it next year.

Elections are coming up soon and there are two offices up for election, President and VP of events planning. I hope that you will consider putting your hat in the ring and decide to run, it's a fabulous way to give back and a great way to make an impact on how our club grows and moves forward. Keep watching your emails for elections news, this email will be time sensitive, so please return it asap.

MOTM is from 11-4 to 11-7 and there are 19 of us going, awesome. Attendees, look for an email from me so that we can meet up for a drink and a picture. I'm looking forward to seeing you down island. If you have a Philly Phinz shirt, please bring it with you. Jimmy Buffett and the CR's are performing at the Casa, Thursday at 8 PM.

I am still selling $10 Philly Phinz hats, if anyone wants one, please let me know and I can get it to you as soon as possible.

Our website has been revamped and it looks fabulous. A big Thank you to John Sullivan for putting it together for us. If you haven't visited the site for a while, go check it out.

Our holiday party is Saturday, Dec. 5th from 7:00 to 11:00pm at PJ Whelihan's in Blue Bell, Pa. Beg, Borrow and Steel will be playing for us and there will be a nice buffet. Cash bar. Raffles and 50/50's, too. Cost is $30 per person, look for your email to sign up! We will also be helping a needy family again and also collecting wet and dry cat and dog food in unopened containers for Philadoptables and the shelter. You can bring the gifts and food to the party.

Several of our club members are attending the NYE concert for Jimmy Buffett and the CR's on 12/31, that is going to be a fabulous time. He hasn't done a NYE show in a long time in the USA. I believe there may still be tickets available, so go to ticketmaster and check it out if you are interested. One of the local clubs is running a bus trip and you may be able to get on that bus if interested.

Don't forget about One Particular Phlocking, next year's event is 4-29 to 5-1 and it's fairly close at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in the Allentown

area. Performers so far are: Scott Kirby and Dave Edmitsen, Don Middlebrook, Will Kimbrough, Jim Morris, Jerry Diaz and Hannah's reef and The Boat Drunks. Our local band, Beg, Borrow and Steel will also be there. Wow, what a weekend of music. If you would like to donate a raffle to the event, please reach out to Jeanie or Joanna. Thanks. To register go to!



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Saturday, Oct. 24th, 11am-5pm

1 Lincoln Financial Field Way

Philadelphia, PA

Cheesesteakfest at Lincoln Financial Field

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Oct 24, 2015

RSVP Jen Miescke jkmieske@gmail

This event expects to sell out!

Group of 25, gets in for $36.00 per person - you get 10 tasting tickets and a T-shirt

You can also pay a $20 ticket to get in and pay for your food.

We are attemping to get information on volunteering at the event, we will advise soon, keep watching here for updates. Sorry, no volunteering response.

If we want to go, we can pay either the $20 price or the $36.00 and sign up on the website. If you are attending, please email Deb Craig to let her know you can attend and she can set up a meeting point or maybe some of us can ride together. Doc and Jeanie, can not attend this event :(

Discount tickets here: offer code Witvisitphilly for a ticket discount as long as it last.

PHIP Meeting of the Minds!

Wednesday, Nov. 4th, 5pm to Saturday, Nov. 7th, 1am

1500 Reynolds Street

Key West, FL

Imagine 3500 Parrotheads in America's tropical paradise! For any last minute plans you can still register at Casa Marina for $150 but you won't get a convention T-Shirt or Goody Bag. But you'll get to enjoy the many musical artists who grace the stages continuously from morning until night. If you haven't attended yet, make sure you put this event on your Bucket List. You won't regret it.

2015 Walk to End Alzheimer's Philadelphia, PA

Sunday, Nov. 8th, 9am

1 Citizens Bank Way

Philadelphia, PA

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.

Registration at 9:00am | Ceremony at 10:45am | Walk at 11:00am
Route Length: 2 miles

Citizens Bank Park Map it
Philadelphia, PA 19148

Contact Jen Miescke to join her.

You can also send a donation to:

Chapter Headquarters
Delaware Valley
399 Market Street, Suite 102
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone 215.561.2919



The President will be the chief executive officer, preside at the meetings of the Board of Directors, and be responsible for all duties, which normally pertain to his/her office. The President shall be subject to the advice and consent of the Board of Directors. The President and/or the Board of Directors has the authority to appoint an Ad Hoc committee deemed appropriate at any time whether listed in these by-laws or not. This is a 2 year term.

The Vice-President of Operations shall assist the Vice-President of Administration in his or her duties and shall officiate in his/her absence. He/she will be responsible for the newsletter, web page and any other publication produced by the club; and all charitable, social, environmental activities of the club. This is a 2 year term.

To Run for an office on the Board of Directors, a member must be in "good standing" and must have been a member for a minimum of six months.

Please forward your nomination along with a paragraph explaining why the nominee should be elected to this position and what their plans are for the future of the club.



Sunday, Nov. 15th, 12pm

931 Butler Pike

Blue Bell, PA

Join us for Burgers & Brews at Phil's to cheer on the Philadelphia Eagles battle against the Miami Dolphins.

Come early to grab a table.

Kickoff is 1pm.

RSVP Debbie Craig

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On behalf of Philadoptables here is the current promotion for the nations largest philanthropic collection of food for the needy.

Hi Everyone!

We are ready to get down to the business

of feeding hungry pets in need. This year let’s think
BUILDING COMMUNITY! The food drive is about people helping
people and we need every one of you to make this year a
success! We are looking to find companies, schools,
businesses, neighborhoods, scout groups, etc to run pet food
drives of their own during October or November. We can
provide a letter about the food drive and our Treasury
certificate showing Philadoptables non-profit status to get
the ball rolling. We can also help with posters and
transportation of the donated items!

Please reach out toyour contacts in the community and let’s identify some
locations! Can you help? Message us at!

The club also will be collecting non-perishable food for Philabundance for Camp Out For Hunger at XFINITY LIVE. Come volunteer for Philly Phinz.

CONTACT: Georgi Clymer for how you can help

Holiday Sharing

Philly Phinz is helping the same family again this year. The foster mother takes care of two little girls and receives no government assistance because of custody issues or restrictions.

Last year our members were very generous in contributions. If you are planning on purchasing something, we thank you!

Please contact our club treasurer, - so she can make suggestions and advise on sizes and she'll mark items off the list. These kids do not have much and they really need us.

You can also get store gift cards, ie., Giant, Weis, Acme, Walmart and they can have a nice dinner, too.

Let your friends know what you are doing, many may want to help and can donate to this needy cause.

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Saturday, Dec. 5th, 7-11pm

799 Dekalb Pike

Blue Bell, PA

Join us for our annual celebration of the season. What a great time we had last year. Come out and meet your fellow Philly Phinz Parrothead Club members.

The cost includes a buffet dinner and dancing to the sounds of Beg, Borrow & Steel.

We'll have a 50/50 and numerous gift baskets to raffle off.

Cost is $30 If paid in advance by 11-24.

Two Payment Optiions-

Mail checks $30 pp, made payable to

Tri-State PHC,

c/o Jeanie Dougherty

503 Marsha Road Norristown, Pa. 19403

via PAYPAL for $31.25-in the notes section, please put your name and how many tickets you are purchasing.have a count

Please RSVP! We need to have an accurate count for food.


And don't forget our furry phriends at PHILADOPTABLES. Please bring cat or dog food,treats, towels or blankets too. We'll have a box for donations.

Philly Phinz is also collecting new T-Shirts,socks for Homeless Teens.

Activity Committee will meet at 5pm before the start of the party to discuss 2016 upcoming events. Come & join us and get involved!

Don't forget our mission- "Party With A Purpose!"

Happy Birthday Parrotheads!


Jim Campbell 10/6 Michelle Helms 10/31


Mary Cook 11/6 Scott Lawrence 11/14 David Perry 11/25 Gail Kenney 11/26


Don Cook 12/10 Neil Minnucci 12/10 Christine Perry 12/11 Brian Hewes 12/14

Tom McGee 12/21 Debbie Abrams 12/30

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Support Trop Rockers Appearing Locally

Sonny Landreth at HAVANA

Friday, Nov. 20th, 8pm

105 South Main Street

New Hope, PA

Friday, November 20, 2015 8PM

Limited Reserved Tables, Bar Stools and Loft chairs

Doors 6PM

Show 8PM

Tickets: $30.00 Advance

STARS & PROMISES- with Peter Mayer Group

Wednesday, Dec. 9th, 7:30pm

DOUBLETREE HOTEL, 701 Penn Street, Reading, PA 19602

  • Peter Mayer’s Stars & Promises 2015 – “A Restless World, A Silent Night” Christmas Tour.

    Peter and the band will perform at the Double Tree by Hilton, Reading, PA.

    Tickets are available through as well as from Denny Lorah and Deb Motika

    This Stars & Promises is to benefit Crime Alert Berks Blue Ribbon Campaign – supporting Law Enforcement in Berks County.

    Showtime: 7:30 pm

STARS & PROMISES- An Evening With Peter Mayer Group

Friday, Dec. 11th, 7:30pm

100 West Main Street

Somerville, NJ

  • Peter Mayer’s Stars & Promises 2015 – “A Restless World, A Silent Night” Christmas Tour.

    Doors open 6:30pm

    Show begins 7:30pm

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Serve the Homeless of "MY Brother's Place"

Sunday, Jan. 24th 2016 at 5-7pm

OLD FIRST United Church of Christ, North 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Old First was the first church in Philadelphia to open its doors to homeless Philadelphians back in 1984. Today, through a partnership with the Bethesda Project, Old First’s Social Hall becomes “home” to 30 residents from November through April. Bethesda staff serve as night supervisors and provide the primary social services and case management. Old First provides the space and organizes outside groups to host dinners.

Volunteers prepare, serve, and share an evening meal with the men of the shelter four to five times a week. Shelter dinners are great community-building opportunities: showing care, love and respect for our shelter guests who in turn welcome the volunteers into their home. Volunteers enjoy an opportunity for service and a meal with some really interesting dinner companions. All volunteers must be over the age of 14. Maximum group size of 12.

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