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Members Meeting Minutes

We are pleased to provide the minutes from the members meetings, for those of you who could not attend, or to refresh your memory if you did not catch what was said.

Members Meeting – July 9

Patrick, our Vice President opened up our meeting tonight with a team drink.

First on the agenda was the OSPHC Birthday Party at the Newport Polo grounds on Saturday, July 11. A wonderful time was had by all who attended. We could not have asked for a more beautiful day for our celebration. A grand buffet was spread out, courtesy of the people who came. Plenty of drinks to quench your thirst and corn hole was the game of choice for the afternoon. Our cake was delicious and the Parrot donut cake was second to none. We sang happy birthday to us and dug in! Our hat decorating contest was awesome and we had some pretty crafty looking hats. Our 1st place winner was Cassie Jones and our 2nd place winner was Kerry Burns. Each got a prize to take home. The USA lost to Ireland but we were entertained by the British announcer who always kept us laughing. We stomped the divots and at the end, did the "Sweaty, slappy hand thing". If you don't know what that is, then you will have to join us next year! Thank you all who came and we look forward to our 21st birthday.

The next members meeting on August 13th will be at a new place. Kathy has secured Aruba Steve’s in Warren. The meeting will take place in the upper level and parking is in the back of the building. We will post information and address via email and Facebook for those interested in attending.


Members Meeting - 06/11/15

Our President Ben opened up the meeting with a team drink.
First on the agenda…Chowder Fest…it seemed like the new location at Fort Adams worked out pretty well for most with the exception of long lines for samples…but that goes with the territory. We would like to thank all who came out and volunteered for this event. And a big thank you to Bugsy for putting this all together again!
Relay For Life was the 20th of June at Tollgate High School in Warwick. Don and Jean Lessard again were the spear hunters of this event. An excellent job was done by them and all the hard working teams. It was a little different this year, as it was not an overnight event. Not sure of the amount raised as a group and as a whole, but I am sure it was very good. We will have numbers soon and it will be announced at the next meeting.
Ben announce that Changes in Latitude will be playing at Independence Park in Bristol on June 28th. If anyone is interested we can meet at Ben’s house and walk up. Please let Ben know if this is something you will be doing, so he can know ahead of time the number of people joining him.


May 2015 Meeting, 5/14/2015 at Davenport's, East Providence, RI

President Ben Reed called the meeting to order at 7:15pm

Ben thanked the outgoing board members Lisa Sheehan and Terri Weissenberg for their contributions to the club.

The Chowderfest has been approved for June 6th at Ft. Adams in Newport. Start time for volunteers is 10 am. Bugsy Bagana will email with details. Members should email Bugsy if they are interested in volunteering.

Don Lessard addressed members regarding the Relay For Life; it will take place from noon until midnight on June 20th at Toll Gate High School in Warwick, RI. Luminary bags will be available for purchase at our next meeting for $10 each.

The club Birthday Party will be held on July 11th at the Polo Field in Middletown, RI. Ideally, 2 or 3 club members will arrive at noon to set up 2 o r 3 tents for our tailgating area.

The Jimmy Buffett concert will be taking place on 8/15 at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, MA. The caravan to the parking lot will be determined later, but in a fashion similar to previous years. The Red Roof Inn in Mansfield will be hosting a Parrothead pool party on the 14th.

The Alzheimer's walk date for the Newport location has been changed to 9/27; more information from Diane Mulligan will be forthcoming.


Our President Ben opened up the meeting with a team drink.

First on the agenda was the convention that just passed. A great time was had by all! An Eastern Mass member won our convention basket…congratulations Renee Simmons! Have a wonderful time in Key West. Our club had 1 award winner in the Olympic events…Ali Brock won the bronze medal in the jello shot eating contest. A Maine member won the event eating 9 jello shots in 1 minute! Good grief! It is unknown right now how much money the convention raised. That total will be announced as soon as we receive the word from Chris Lang.

Our club recently had a social event to the Foolproof Brewery in Pawtucket. It was a great time and we enjoyed samples of 3 different beers brewed right here in RI. A nice tour of the facilities and a real nice glass to take home completed the tour. After the tour, we all met at Chelo’s on Smithfield Ave…..but….we were not warmly welcomed by the staff. They thought we were too loud even though we were in the bar and no one was there. We promptly left and went to Doherty’s in Pawtucket and had a great time enjoying good food, a few drinks and good friends.


Ben opened up the meeting in the usual fashion with a team drink.
First up….we would like to welcome our new members to the club, Allie Lee, Steve Einhorn, Cindy Fortin and Michael DeAngelo. Nice to see some new faces in the crowd. Welcome aboard! Glad to have ya! Buffett Ticket requests have been received….we had gotten requests for 40 but due to the limited amount of tickets given out to the Northeast this year (250) we had to cut 12 people from the request list. Priority was given to those who have participated in events this year. Buffett will be playing this year on August 15th at the Xfinity Center. (Great Woods for all you seasoned people) This year the club has again decided that we will park in public lots, hoping that we can get the same area as last year. All the clubs were together last year. It just happened that way and was a great party!
An announcement was made tonight that the Northeast Region will be hosting a pre-buffett party at the Red Roof Inn in Mansfield on Friday, August 14th. Bring your favorite liquid beverage and snacks, rent a room and enjoy the festivities. There will be entertainment and headlining the day will be the Island Castaways Band.
Coming up next week, the NEPHC at the Mansfield Holiday Inn. As you are aware, the Parrothead Olympics will be a big part of the celebration. Opening ceremonies are at 12:00 on Friday if you’re lucky enough to be there. Our teams are all set and ready to go for the Tacky Tourist contest, Olympic Tidal pool, jello shot contest and frozen t-shirt contests. Our color will stand out! Neon green! So, get yourself geared up for this….it should be hilarious. Another big part of the NEPHC at least with our club, is the ironing board buffet. Ben will be hosting this outside his room which is 234. Everyone should bring a dish to share and Ben will provide the liquid refreshments. We still have a few things to do before next week. Our stainless steel cutout will be finished this week at Sue and Ken Nelson’s house on Sunday, March 8th. Another big part of the convention is our group picture. This will be done at 5pm on Saturday. We will meet in the front of the hotel in the garden area.


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