Friday, December 16, 2016

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Here's hoping everyone a very Merry Christmas and Holiday Season. Enjoy your friends and family and stay warm (if you are in the STL area--brrrrr).
 
Remember to renew your 2016 membership--http://stlphc.org/join.html--the 2017 membership runs from 1/1-12/31.


I recorded my Fruitcake on the Radio for Radio Margaritaville yesterday and here are the air dates if you are interested in listening:
Wednesday, December 28, 11 pm Eastern, 10 Central
Friday, December 30, 9 pm Eastern, 8 Central
Sunday, January 1, 11 pm Eastern, 10 Central
Monday, January 2, 9 pm Eastern, 8 Central
 
In case you missed the Holidaze party here are a few announcements to end the year.
 
2017 Parrot Head of the Year--Randy Schwandner--Congratulations!!
 
2016 numbers reported to PHIP
  • $22,896 raised for our charities
  • 1578 man hours of community service
  • 240 members
GREAT JOB EVERYONE!!!!
 
Welcome to the incoming board for 2017--
 
  • Vice President-Tom Heap--vp.stlphc@gmail.com
  • New-Treasurer Denise Joseph--treasurer.stlphc@gmail.com
  • Secretary-Paula Shimel--secretary.stlphc@gmail.com
  • Charity Director-Jane Ellen Stark--charity.stlphc@gmail.com
  • NEW-Membership-Randy Schwandner--membership.stlphc@gmail.com
  • New-Social Director-Brandi Shufeldt--social.stlphc@gmail.com
  • Ways and Means - Christopher Flores--waysandmeans.stlphc@gmail.com
  • NEW-Webmaster- Pat Grimes --web.stlphc@gmail.com
  • NEW-Newsletter Editor-Brenda Clark --stlphcnews@gmail
 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Farewell Landshark Ledger 12/6/2016

WOW! What a party we had over the past weekend!!




Thank you to everyone who attended, donated, volunteered to help out and a special shout out to Dave Bennett for playing the part of Mike Nash on Sunday morning with very little notice.




The final numbers are still in the accounting department but the stack of toys and the lines to dance with the two marines should turn out to be a pretty sizable donation from STLPHC. The silent auction seemed to go well too. We raised $465 for Relay for Life with the scratchers raffle and can't wait to hear how much is won from them.




The photo booth was AWESOME!! Thank you Chuck and Brandi!!




Congratulations to Randy Schwandner on being chosen as the 2016 Parrot Head of the Year, based on charity work for the club and chosen by the board.




Shout out to Sandy Dickens for having the prettiest sweater dress ever!!


Thanks to the wonderful board that has made my tenure as president so very easy and for all of the membership who have supported me over the years on the STLPHC board.  I look forward to seeing you all at STLPHC events in 2017.




Now let's take the rest of December to recover and get ready for next year.




Here is who will be guiding the STLPHC ship into 2017:




2017 STLPHC Board
  • NEW-President Chuck Shufeldt--president.stlphc@gmail.com
  • Vice President-Tom Heap--vp.stlphc@gmail.com
  • New-Treasurer Denise Joseph--treasurer.stlphc@gmail.com
  • Secretary-Paula Shimel--secretary.stlphc@gmail.com
  • Charity Director-Jane Ellen Stark--charity.stlphc@gmail.com
  • New-Social Director-Brandi Shufeldt--social.stlphc@gmail.com
  • Ways and Means - Christopher Flores--waysandmeans.stlphc@gmail.com
  • NEW-Webmaster- Pat Grimes --web.stlphc@gmail.com
  • NEW-Newsletter Editor-Brenda Clark --stlphcnews@gmail.com

Hakuna Matada and Fins up!!

Dave





Thursday, December 1, 2016

HOLIDAZE WEEKEND STARTS TOMORROW!!

Here are the big reminders for this weekend:
  1. "open bar" means drinks are free from 7-11 Saturday evening (4 draft beers, wine, shelf liquor, soda, tea, coffee) *the bartenders tips will be collected at the bar for those wishing to tip them :)
  2. SILENT AUCTION ITEMS FOR HOLIDAZE PART--if you are staying at the Doubletree, riding the shuttle to the party and don't want to be bothered about transporting your silent auction items, there is a solution. Denise Joseph will be collecting your donations at 4 pm near the hotel's front doors. Please advise me (charity.stlphc@gmail.com) by noon on 12/3 so I'm able to advise Denise that you have items to be picked up at the hotel.
  3. Doors open at 6:30--all seats will be taken so get to know someone new
  4. No table decorations required, no coolers needed, just come and have a GREAT time with GREAT phriends and GREAT music!!!
  5. Charity--We will be collecting unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots as you come in the door to the right (where the Marines are), $1 dance with a marine for Toys for Tots, $10 chance for $300 in holiday scratchers for Relay for Life, Silent auction for Places for People and St. Patrick Center and 50/50 will go to STLPHC for next years activities.
  6. Membership forms will be available at the party along with SDB merchandise
  7. Saturday and Sunday Bloody Mary Brunches are sold out and will go from 9:30-11:30 (Bloody Marys, Mamosas, will be supplied and sides can be brought to share)
  8. LOTS of info on the web site at www.stlphc.org
  9. Don't forget the ugly sweater contest
  10. Shuttle times 6:15 to Orlando Gardens and 11:15 to Doubletree (only 1 trip so be on time)

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Holidaze Weekend Reminders

3 Days till the festivities begin and here are some reminders:
  • Shuttle from motel will load at 6:15 and leave by 6:30
  • Shuttle from Orlando Gardens will load at 11:15 and leave by 11:30
  • Party Notes
    • All tickets have been sold and there will be none available at the door
    • No coolers needed
    • No table decorations needed
    • No outside Booze due to liquor license-Leave it at home or in car
    • Ugly sweater contest
    • Dinner 7:15-7:45 (roast beef, chicken, pasta, smashed potatoes, green beans, salad)
    • Bar will be open from 7-11 with 2 bar tenders (tips appreciated) 
    • The tables are for 8 and 10 and will need to be full--All seats will be taken, so get to know someone new!
    • Southern Drawl Band 8-11!!!
  • Charity opportunities
    • We will be collecting unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots
    • We will have $10 chances for $300 worth of Holidaze Scratchers-Relay for Live
    • We will have a 50/50
    • Silent Auction to benefit Places for People and St. Patrick Center
    • $ Dance with a Marine for Toys for Tots

This is going to be an awesome weekend!! Here are some reminders:

If staying at the motel and going to ride the 6:15 shuttle to Orlando Gardens and the 11:15 shuttle back to Doubletree--Be sure to sign up here (sign up for both trips)

Addresses:
Doubletree
Address: 1973 Craigshire Rd, St. Louis, MO 63146

Orlando Gardens-Dorsett
Address: 2050 Dorsett Village, Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Web Site: click here

Holidaze Weekend Schedule
Friday 11/2
  • 7:30-10:30? Welcome Party with Mike McEnery for those staying at Doubletree
    • BYOB and snack if you want
Saturday 11/3
  • 9:30-11:30 Bloody Mary Brunch with Dave Bennett--Sold Out
  • 12-6 Conference Room Available for those staying at Doubletree
    • BYOB--please don’t have personal alcohol outside of conference room
  • 6:15--Bus from Doubletree to Orlando Gardens--Sign up Sheet
  • Holidaze Party
    • 6:30--Doors open at Orlando Gardens (2050 Dorsett Village, Maryland Heights, MO 63043)
    • 7:00--Bar Opens
    • 7:15-7:45--Dinner
    • 7:45 Announcements
    • 8-11--Southern Drawl Band
    • 11:15--Bus from Orlando Gardens to Doubletree--Sign up Sheet
Sunday 11/4
  • 9:30-11:30 Bloody Mary Brunch with Mike Nash--Sold Out

REMINDERS--
  • We will be collecting unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots as you enter the banquet room to the right.
    We will have two marines to help collect. We will also have a $1 dance to benefit Toys for Tots
  • Silent Auction will benefit St. Patrick Center and Places for People
  • All Chance Charity opportunities will be sold at the Registration Table for those wishing to participate
    • Lottery Ticket Raffle will benefit Relay for Life
    • 50/50 to STLPHC
  • We will be having an ugly sweater contest with parade between 8 and 9
  • NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL
  • We will have exactly the number of chairs as people with reservations--fill the 17 tables and get to know some new people (8 and 10 per table)
  • We will have a Photo Booth behind the stage--come back and have some fun during the party. You will be able to take pictures with your own cameras/cell phones

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Landshark Ledger 11/27

"The best times are always found
when Friends and Family gather round.
"
 -Unknown

Greetings Parrot Heads!!

Hope everyone had a GREAT Thanksgiving weekand and Ready or not, the Holidaze Party is this weekend!!
Holidaze Weekend Reminders

Addresses:
Doubletree
Address: 1973 Craigshire Rd, St. Louis, MO 63146
Orlando Gardens-Dorsett 
Address: 2050 Dorsett Village, Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Web Site: click here 
Holidaze Weekend Schedule
Friday 11/2
  • 7:30-10:30? Welcome Party with Mike McEnery for those staying at Doubletree
    • BYOB and snack if you want
Saturday 11/3
  • 9:30-11:30 Bloody Mary Brunch with Dave Bennett--Sold Out
  • 12-6 Conference Room Available for those staying at Doubletree
    • BYOB--please don’t have personal alcohol outside of conference room
  • 6:15--Bus from Doubletree to Orlando Gardens--Sign up Sheet
  • Holidaze Party
    • 6:30--Doors open at Orlando Gardens (2050 Dorsett Village, Maryland Heights, MO 63043)
    • 7:00--Bar Opens
    • 7:15-7:45--Dinner
    • 7:45 Announcements
    • 8-11--Southern Drawl Band
    • 11:15--Bus from Orlando Gardens to Doubletree--Sign up Sheet
Sunday 11/4
  • 9:30-11:30 Bloody Mary Brunch with Mike Nash--Sold Out

Don't forget to renew your memberships for 2017--Membership runs from January 1-December 31 (Unless you joined after October 1)--Here is a link to our membership info
I have been chosen to be Fruitcake on the Radio for Radio Margaritaville--recording will take place this week sometime. I will let everyone know the date and time of the show if you are interested in listening. 

NEXT UP--The Calendar is also posted on Our Web Site 
  • December 2-4 Holidaze Weekend--Party on 12/3
  • January 28--2017 Kick Off Party
Don't forget to check out the STLPHC web site and see the Social and Charity pages for more detailed info about our events.

Hakuna Matata and Fins Up!!
Dave

Be sure to visit these pages for more STLPHC and fun Happenings:
Party News--Social Director News
Purpose News--Charity Director News
Music--Feel free to add music if you want
Mini Phockings--Feel free to add happenings if you want to share

Monday, November 21, 2016

Landshark Ledger 11/21

"Learn to appreciate what you have before time makes you appreciate what you had."
 -Unknown

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!

Here is hoping everyone has an enjoyable holiday weekend!!
 
I have been chosen to be Fruitcake on the Radio for Radio Margaritaville--recording is in progress and I will pass on the info when I know it.

Holidaze ticket sales are over and now we can start getting ready for a GREAT party!!! I will be sending out several reminders between now and December 1 about the Holidaze going ons :)

Here is the attendance list (three tabs)
There can be no additions, only corrections due to venue restrictions.

Reminders:

  • Friday evening at Doubletree for those staying, we will have Mike McEnery playing at the welcome party from 7:30-10:30

  • Saturday evening--Doors will open at 6:30, No bar service until 7, no outside alcohol.

  • We will be collecting unwrapped Toys for Toys for Tots as you walk in the door to the right

  • The number of seats will match the number of tickets--there will be 8 and 10 toppers set up, so all seats will be taken and should stay thru dinner before moving invite people to your table, there will be no empty spots.

Needed this week--2016 STLPHC PHOTOS NEEDED FOR HOLIDAZE PARTY SLIDESHOW--Click Here to add pics

Don't forget to renew your memberships for 2017--Membership runs from January 1-December 31 (Unless you joined after October 1)--Here is a link to our membership info
NEXT UP--The Calendar is also posted on Our Web Site 
  • December 2-4 Holidaze Weekend--Party on 12/3
  • January 28--2017 Kick Off Party
Don't forget to check out the STLPHC web site and see the Social and Charity pages for more detailed info about our events.

Hakuna Matata and Fins Up!!
Dave

Be sure to visit these pages for more STLPHC and fun Happenings:
Party News--Social Director News
Purpose News--Charity Director News
Music--Feel free to add music if you want
Mini Phockings--Feel free to add happenings if you want to share