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-- 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
Welcome to the incoming board for 2017--
  • Vice President-Tom
  • New-Treasurer Denise
  • Secretary-Paula
  • Charity Director-Jane Ellen
  • NEW-Membership-Randy
  • New-Social Director-Brandi
  • Ways and Means - Christopher
  • NEW-Webmaster- Pat Grimes
  • 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
  • Vice President-Tom
  • New-Treasurer Denise
  • Secretary-Paula
  • Charity Director-Jane Ellen
  • New-Social Director-Brandi
  • Ways and Means - Christopher
  • NEW-Webmaster- Pat Grimes
  • NEW-Newsletter Editor-Brenda Clark

Hakuna Matada and Fins up!!


Thursday, December 1, 2016


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 ( 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
  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)