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  • Fri, January 24, 2020 10:47 AM | Sue Lorincz (Administrator)

    WOW!!! We had 615 total volunteer hours and we raised $22,385 for different charities throughout 2019. This is so amazing and this is such a great group of loving and humble people. Here is a full detailed discription of each event. I'm excited to see what 2020 brings us. Phins UP


    Open Hand Atlanta – Meal Packaging

    February 24, 2019

    Open Hand was founded in 1988 by Michael Edwards-Pruitt, who rounded up his neighbors to help cook and deliver meals to 14 friends dying from AIDS who were too sick to cook for themselves. They expanded their mission to include those with non-HIV related critical illnesses, the disabled, and the homebound elderly in 2000. Open Hand prepares, packs and delivers nearly 5,000 meals on a daily basis. They are one of the largest community-based providers of home-delivered meals and nutrition services in the United States.

    Members: 14

    Volunteer Hours: 56

    Activity: Packed almost 1,000 meals 

    Name of Charity:  Open Hand Atlanta

    National Address: 181 Armour Drive, NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30324

    Phone Number:   404-872-8089

    Website: https://openhandatlanta.org/


    Chattahoochee Riverkeeper – Sweep The Hooch

    April 6, 2019

    Sweep the Hooch is an annual day of service to the Chattahoochee River watershed mobilizing volunteers on foot, in waders, or kayak/canoe paddlers to remove trash at locations throughout the watershed. Sweep the Hooch brings people together to give back to the mighty river that gives us so much.  Over 8 years this event has removed more than 57 TONS of trash with the assistance of more than 3,500 volunteers.

    Members: 10

    Volunteer Hours: 50

    Funds Raised: N/A

    Name of Charity:  Chattahoochee Riverkeeper 

    National Address: 916 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd. NW Atlanta, GA 30318

    Phone Number:   404-352-9828

    Website: https://chattahoochee.org/


    Atlanta Community Food Bank -- Atlanta Parrot Head Club Pre-Concert Tailgate Party

    April 25, 2019

    Every year, The Atlanta Community Food Bank works with more than 600 nonprofit partners—including food pantries, community kitchens, childcare centers, night shelters and senior centers—to distribute over 60 million meals to more than 755,000 people in 29 counties across metro Atlanta and north Georgia. They are a member of Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity.  

    Members: 52

    Volunteer Hours: 88

    Funds Raised: $250

    Donations: 327 lbs. of food

    Name of Charity:  Atlanta Community Food Bank

    National Address: 732 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd., NW Atlanta, GA 30318

    Phone Number:   404-892-9822

    Website:https://acfb.org/


    Paint Georgia Pink – The Man Olympics

    April 27, 2019

    The Man Olympics is a grown-up field day held annually. This year it benefitted the Gwinnett Medical Center's Breast Health Center.  Participants competed in events such as Football Toss, Putt-Putt, Horse Shoes, Ladder Ball, Basketball Free Throws and Corn Hole! In past years there have been additional events including a Man vs Food Wing-Eating Contest and a Spirit Wear Competition because "Real Men Wear Pink"! The Atlanta Parrot Head Club partners with community volunteers to make this event happen.

    Members: 2

    Volunteer Hours: 15

    Funds Raised: $10,000

    Name of Charity:  Paint Georgia Pink

    National Address: 2372 High Forest Court Suite B Duluth, GA  30096

    Phone Number:   404-352-9828

    Website: https://www.paintgeorgiapink.org/home.html

    Swim Across America-Atlanta -- Atlanta Parrot Head Club 30th Anniversary Party

    July 12-14, 2019

    Every 15 minutes, 50 Americans are diagnosed with cancer. This is a sobering reality. But, the good news is that every year millions of Americans are beating cancer through advancements in treatments. Swim Across America, the official charity for swimmers, exists to raise money for our network of doctors and researchers who are the pioneers developing new cures and treatments to this dreaded disease. Michael Phelps and over 100 Olympians support SAA. SAA—Atlanta funds benefit the Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. The leukemia research project, led by Dr. Douglas Graham and his clinical research team, supports children as well as adults by hosting Phase 1 leukemia clinical trials at the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.

    Members: 10

    Volunteer Hours: 200

    Funds Raised: $7,000

    Name of Charity:  Swim Across America-Atlanta

    National Address: P.O. Box 1078,Tucker, GA 30085

    Phone Number:   (980) 265-1276

    Website: https://www.swimacrossamerica.org


    Swim Across America-Atlanta -- Atlanta Open Water Swim

    September 28 2019

    Every 15 minutes, 50 Americans are diagnosed with cancer. This is a sobering reality. But, the good news is that every year millions of Americans are beating cancer through advancements in treatments. Swim Across America, the official charity for swimmers, exists to raise money for our network of doctors and researchers who are the pioneers developing new cures and treatments to this dreaded disease. Michael Phelps and over 100 Olympians support SAA. SAA—Atlanta funds benefit the Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. The leukemia research project, led by Dr. Douglas Graham and his clinical research team, supports children as well as adults by hosting Phase 1 leukemia clinical trials at the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.

    Members: 8

    Volunteer Hours: 48

    Funds Raised: See above

    Name of Charity:  Swim Across America-Atlanta

    National Address: P.O. Box 1078,Tucker, GA 30085

    Phone Number:   (980) 265-1276

    Website: https://www.swimacrossamerica.org


    Alzheimer's Association– 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer's

    September 28, 2019

    Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, 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. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease! The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

    Members: 10

    Volunteer Hours: 50

    Funds Raised: $3,135

    Name of Charity:  Alzheimer’s Association

    National Address: 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17 Chicago, IL 60601

    Phone Number:   404-728-6049

    Website: www.act.alz.org


    APHC Thanksgiving Celebration

    November 16, 2019


    45 club members gathered to celebrate friendship and kick off the holiday season. Music was provided by Reggie Starrett and turkeys were fried by Joel Oats and Everett Glover. Funds were raised for a local charity Good Mews. Good Mews is one of the few virtually cage-free, no-kill cat shelters in the state of Georgia and the first in the metro Atlanta area. Since 1988, Good Mews has placed over 9,000 cats in permanent homes. They receive no government support, relying solely on donations of time, service and money from our supporters, the public and area businesses. Good Mews is home to approximately 100 residents at any given time, with another 30 to 40 cats in foster care or our HALO program, which allows cats with severe and/or chronic medicals needs to find homes with Good Mews continuing to provide the medical care related to that condition. They have an average adoption rate of 450 cats per year.


    Members: 45

    Volunteer Hours: 48

    Funds Raised: $600

    Name of Charity: Good Mews Animal Foundation

    Address: 3805 Robinson Rd Marietta, GA 30068

    Phone number:770-499-2287

    Contact person: Elizabeth Finch

    Web site: www.goodmews.org3805 Robinson Road
    Marietta, GA 30068

    Toys For Tots – Atlanta Parrot Head Club Christmas Party

    December 7, 2019

    The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens. The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.


    Members: 50

    Volunteer Hours: 60

    Funds Raised: $1,400

    Donations: 150 toys

    Name of Charity:  North Atlanta Toys For Tots

    Address: 3072 Biltmore Woods Dr. Buford, GA 30519

    Phone Number:   678-887-5179

    Website: https://northatlanta.toysfortots.org



  • Sun, October 06, 2019 3:46 PM | Brent Jones (Administrator)

    On September 28, 2019, eight members of the Atlanta PHC volunteered at the 2019 Swim Across America event held at Margaritaville at Lanier Islands. Through funds raised from our 30th Anniversary Party and other sources, the APHC contributed over $7,000 in our first year participating! This qualified the club as a "Gold" level sponsor. It was a fantastic event, with over 600 swimmers raising well north of a half million dollars to fund cancer research. The APHC was also invited to participate in the Sponsors dinner the evening before, where we met the team behind SAA and also interacted with 14 Olympic swimmers.  You can find pictures of the event in our Gallery


  • Sat, July 20, 2019 7:38 PM | Sue Lorincz (Administrator)

    We have had such an amazing first part of the year. We will be posting everything that happened at the anniversary party  as soon as we get final numbers in so stay tuned. Get the band together because we have been doing great things this year. Thank you everyone for everything big and small that you have helped with this year. Let's continue the fun and watch for new events being added to the web site. 


    Open Hand Atlanta – Meal Packaging

    February 24, 2019

    Open Hand was founded in 1988 by Michael Edwards-Pruitt, who rounded up his neighbors to help cook and deliver meals to 14 friends dying from AIDS who were too sick to cook for themselves. They expanded their mission to include those with non-HIV related critical illnesses, the disabled, and the homebound elderly in 2000. Open Hand prepares, packs and delivers nearly 5,000 meals on a daily basis. They are one of the largest community-based providers of home-delivered meals and nutrition services in the United States.

    Members: 14

    Volunteer Hours: 56

    Activity: Packed almost 1,000 meals 

    Name of Charity:  Open Hand Atlanta

    National Address: 181 Armour Drive, NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30324

    Phone Number:   404-872-8089

    Website: https://openhandatlanta.org/


    Chattahoochee Riverkeeper – Sweep The Hooch

    April 6, 2019

    Sweep the Hooch is an annual day of service to the Chattahoochee River watershed mobilizing volunteers on foot, in waders, or kayak/canoe paddlers to remove trash at locations throughout the watershed. Sweep the Hooch brings people together to give back to the mighty river that gives us so much.  Over 8 years this event has removed more than 57 TONS of trash with the assistance of more than 3,500 volunteers.

    Members: 10

    Volunteer Hours: 50

    Funds Raised: N/A

    Name of Charity:  Chattahoochee Riverkeeper 

    National Address: 916 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd. NW Atlanta, GA 30318

    Phone Number:   404-352-9828

    Website: https://chattahoochee.org/


    Atlanta Community Food Bank -- Atlanta Parrot Head Club Pre-Concert Tailgate Party

    April 25, 2019

    Every year, The Atlanta Community Food Bank works with more than 600 nonprofit partners—including food pantries, community kitchens, childcare centers, night shelters and senior centers—to distribute over 60 million meals to more than 755,000 people in 29 counties across metro Atlanta and north Georgia. They are a member of Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity.  

    Members: 52

    Volunteer Hours: 88

    Funds Raised: $250

    Donations: 327 lbs. of food

    Name of Charity:  Atlanta Community Food Bank

    National Address: 732 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd., NW Atlanta, GA 30318

    Phone Number:   404-892-9822

    Website:https://acfb.org/



    Paint Georgia Pink – The Man Olympics

    April 27, 2019

    The Man Olympics is a grown-up field day held annually. This year it benefitted the Gwinnett Medical Center's Breast Health Center.  Participants competed in events such as Football Toss, Putt-Putt, Horse Shoes, Ladder Ball, Basketball Free Throws and Corn Hole! In past years there have been additional events including a Man vs Food Wing-Eating Contest and a Spirit Wear Competition because "Real Men Wear Pink"! The Atlanta Parrot Head Club partners with community volunteers to make this event happen.

    Members: 2

    Volunteer Hours: 15

    Funds Raised: $10,000

    Name of Charity:  Paint Georgia Pink

    National Address: 2372 High Forest Court Suite B Duluth, GA  30096

    Phone Number:   404-352-9828

    Website: https://www.paintgeorgiapink.org/home.html


  • Tue, April 02, 2019 9:54 PM | Brent Jones (Administrator)

    Way back in 1989, Scott Nickerson had a crazy idea: Instead of seeing like-minded parrot heads only when Jimmy's concert came to town, why not meet up from time to time and listen to music, have some fun and do a little good for others while they're at it. From that spark the Atlanta Parrot Head Club was born, and Jimmy's people liked it so much they asked Scott to create the national organization we now know as PHiP!

    To properly mark the momentous occasion,
    and everything the Parrothead nation has become,
    we are throwing a HUGE party!

    Join us at Margaritaville on the lake for three days of
    music, sun, sand and celebration.
    You can learn all about it and register for the event here:

    Atlanta Parrot Head Club 30th Anniversary Celebration

    It's a party 30 years in the making; you don't want to miss it!


  • Mon, January 21, 2019 9:11 AM | Brent Jones (Administrator)

    It is with a very heavy heart that we announce the passing of Ann Gotthelf. Better known as Mother Parrot, she was 69 years young and loved this club like her family. She loved sporting her best tropical attire and brought joy to so many peoples lives. We can rest easy knowing that she is now back together with the love of her life Lee.

    Here is the information for her memorial service and look forward to telling stories and being with friends:

    Ann Gotthelf Memorial Service and Celebration of Life
    East Cobb Church of Christ
    Saturday January 26th

    We will be gathering at 12:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall at East Cobb Church of Christ located 5240 Roswell Rd, Marietta, GA 30062. The service will start at 1 pm.  

    Daniel White, the son of David and Laura White who knew Ann, will be handling the service.

    Dress Attire - Church or your finest Parrot Head wear.

    Afterwards we will head down the street to The Wing Cafe & Tap house for a Celebration of Ann's life.  The Wing Cafe & Tap House is located at 2145 Roswell Rd, Marietta, GA 30062. We have the use of their heated patio from 2:00 until 5:00 pm.  Please bring your favorite picture of Ann, our beloved Mother Parrot to share.


    In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Ann Gotthelf's name to Cancer Foundation of Georgia or a charity of your choice.


  • Sat, November 17, 2018 5:08 PM | Sue Lorincz (Administrator)

    On November 17, 2018 forty five club members joined together in Woodstock for our annual Thanksgiving Day celebration. This is a wonderful party to kick start the holiday season. The club provided three turkeys and club members Joel Oates and Everett Glover fried them up for us. Other  club members brought appetizers, side dishes and desserts to be shared. Libations were flowing and the Gopher Broke band provided us with an evening filled with great music for singing and dancing. 

    We have kicked off the 2018 Holiday season with a bang. A big thank you to everyone who was involved with organizing this wonderful event and everyone who came out to support us.  


    Club members Joel Oates and Everett Glover our fry guys. They make the most delicious fried turkeys every year for us. Photo bomb by Susan Oates 


    Gary Austin smiling with Carolyn Guy

    This year we had a special “Party With a Purpose." One of our own members, Gary Austin, was in a serious motorcycle accident just a few months back. We are all so thankful that he is now up and walking again.  Our generous club members donated some wonderful raffle items and we were able to raise funds to help Gary in his recovery. 
     



    Helping to carve up the turkeys this year Gloria Pashke



    Gail, Sherri, Lisa, Jeff and Jeff's Hat posed for a pic!



    A blast from the past: Long-time Atlanta Parrot Head Bryan Tedford was in town for the party!

  • Thu, September 13, 2018 3:12 PM | Brent Jones (Administrator)

    Next year marks the 30th Anniversary of the founding of the Atlanta Parrot Head Club! Scott Nickerson started it all right here in Atlanta, and our club gave rise to the umbrella organization Parrot Heads in Paradise and the entire Parrot Head nation. In order to mark the occasion and to celebrate the amazing community that we've built we are going to throw a blowout party!

    We are just starting all of the planning, but please:

    Mark your calendars now for the weekend of July 12 to July 14, 2019!!!

    It's a big milestone so we're pulling out all of the stops. Many, many details are yet to be determined but your input is welcome. If you have ideas or suggestions please let us know through an email to Anniversary@atlantaparrotheadclub.org

    Stay tuned for a formal announcement and more details soon!

  • Sun, July 15, 2018 2:21 PM | Sue Lorincz (Administrator)

    Atlanta Parrot Head Club

    Community Service Summary

    July 2018

    Chattahoochee Riverkeeper – Sweep The Hooch

    April 7, 2018

    Sweep the Hooch is an annual day of service to the Chattahoochee River watershed mobilizing volunteers on foot, in waders, or kayak/canoe paddlers to remove trash at locations throughout the watershed. Sweep the Hooch brings people together to give back to the mighty river that gives us so much.  Over 8 years this event has removed more than 57 TONS of trash with the assistance of more than 3,500 volunteers.

    Members: 9

    Volunteer Hours: 40

    Funds Raised: N/A

    Name of Charity:  Chattahoochee Riverkeeper

    National Address: 916 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd. NW Atlanta, GA 30318

    Phone Number:   404-352-9828

    Website: https://chattahoochee.org/

     

    Wounded Warrior Project -- Atlanta Parrot Head Club Pre-Concert Tailgate Party

    April 17, 2018

    Wounded Warrior Project is one of the largest veteran service organizations in the United States with office locations and partners across the country. As a veterans' charity, they serve veterans, caregivers and families of veterans who incurred a physical or mental injury or illness on or after September 11, 2001.

    Members: 52

    Volunteer Hours: 88

    Funds Raised: $1,300

    Name of Charity:  Wounded Warrior Project

    National Address: 3343 Peachtree Road, NE #M20 Atlanta, GA 30326

    Phone Number:   404-974-9234

    Website: https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/

     

    Paint Georgia Pink – The Man Olympics

    April 28, 2018

    The Man Olympics is a grown-up field day held annually. This year it benefitted the Gwinnett Medical Center's Breast Health Center.  Participants competed in events such as Football Toss, Putt-Putt, Horse Shoes, Ladder Ball, Basketball Free Throws and Corn Hole! In past years there have been additional events including a Man vs Food Wing-Eating Contest and a Spirit Wear Competition because "Real Men Wear Pink"!

    Members: 5

    Volunteer Hours: 36

    Funds Raised: $10,000

    Name of Charity:  Paint Georgia Pink

    National Address: 2372 High Forest Court Suite B Duluth, GA  30096

    Phone Number:   404-352-9828

    Website: https://www.paintgeorgiapink.org/home.html

     

    Atlanta Community Food Bank – Atlanta Parrot Head Club 29th Anniversary Party

    June 23, 2018

    The Atlanta Community Food Bank works with more than 600 nonprofit partners—including food pantries, community kitchens, childcare centers, night shelters and senior centers—to distribute over 60 million meals to more than 755,000 people in 29 counties across metro Atlanta and north Georgia.  They are a member of Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. 

    Members: 63

    Volunteer Hours: 86

    Funds Raised: $1,010

    Donations: 203 pounds of food

    Name of Charity:  Atlanta Community Food Bank

    National Address: 732 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd., NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

    Phone Number:   404-892-9822

    Website: http://acfb.org/


  • Sat, June 30, 2018 10:38 AM | Sue Lorincz (Administrator)

    What a celebration!


    Over 60 parrot heads, friends and guests packed out the patio at Miller’s Ale House on Saturday, June 23rd for the Atlanta Parrot Head Club’s 29th anniversary party. As always, it was a party with a purpose. Guests donated over 200 pounds of food (that is what the guys who loaded everything on the truck estimated the weight to be) for The Atlanta Community Food Bank. The club raised over an additional $1000 for the Food Bank through a raffle, prizes for which included, a Marietta Food Tour, The Wing Café and Tap House gift certificate, a massage from the club’s own massage therapist Sue Lorincz, multiple gift baskets and a Margaritaville cookbook. 


    In addition to the fund-raising there was some fun, quality time with friends and a little dancing thanks to the music provided Jim Asbel.


    Congratulations and kudos to all those who helped plan the party and all of those who came out and made the night a smashing success.


    Big plans are underway now for the  is underway now for the 30th Anniversary Celebration  next year. Stay Tuned.




  • Wed, February 21, 2018 7:30 PM | Brent Jones (Administrator)

    Congratulations and Welcome to Bob Scarboro for being elected to the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Parrot Head Club!  In addition to voting on all club matters, Bob will be focusing on Community Service.   

    The club owes a huge debt of gratitude to outgoing board member Bo Shurling as well.  Under Bo's guidance the club's social events, happy hours and weekly email newsletters have been better than ever.  Thanks Bo!   Taking over for Bo with regard to Social events will be Gail Waters!

    Your Board of Directors
    • Ann Gotthelf
    • Gail Waters
    • Jeanette Gowen
    • Sue Lorincz
    • Bob Scarboro
    Your Board of Trustees
    • Leslie Maske
    • Brent Jones
    • Joel Oates
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