Jody, Karen and Cheryl in Key West...
The group that made it to Patriots for the November
meeting was small but mighty! We had a great time listening to tunes from Jon
Durham and hearing stories from Karen L. and Cheryl on their adventures in Key
West. Sounds like they had a great time! Charlie and Rosie worked the raffles
and gave away some great prizes. Our next meeting will be in Rock Hill in
is this “sweet” little Girl?
to know the phlock:
was voted best actress in South Carolina?
Which member recently built a house in Charleston?
Which two BOD members went to the same college in
Our Christmas party will be held December 17th
at the Clubhouse at Beacon Knoll…7:00. The
Rum Punchaholics will be providing the entertainment for the evening. You’ve
seen The Rockaholics and you’ve seen The Rum Punch Bandits. From what I
understand, this is a combination of the two with the exception of Kevin, who
will be out of town. The club will provide turkey and ham for our dinner.
Members are asked to please bring a side dish or appetizer to share. This party
is free of charge to members. No members will be asked to donate 5.00. Everyone
is asked to bring an unwrapped toy for our toy drive. This is a BYOB event.
Letter from the Editor:
a year! In addition to our monthly phlockings, with live music and raffles, the
following events were held this year. In January we made a donation to
Paramedics for Children to assist in their Tsunami relief efforts. We
participated in Adopt-A-Highway in March and had our Anniversary party at
Stacey’s. The Rum Punch Bandits provided the Entertainment and we served Low
Country Pileau, Wings and sides for dinner. Rhonda Allen and Brian Stewart were
married in March. In April Charlie took the reins as President again. We had a
new Board with Sheila as VP, Karen L. as Secretary, Mark as Treasurer and Jamie
and Beth as Directors of Membership. In April we had our annual picnic at The
“Come See Me” tailgate party in Rock Hill. We grilled k-bobs and spent the
afternoon socializing and listening to music.
Nickie and Charlie worked especially hard to make the picnic possible!
May brought The Sweet Hope Music Festival in Chester. A large portion of our
members attended and enjoyed the weekend festivities. Nickie George and Kathy
Blair were married in May. In June, many of our members participated in
Parrotstock. Some were members of the BOD, others volunteered to work shifts on
committees at Parrotstock and many others attended and spent their, hard earned,
money to support Parrotstock and Paramedics for Children. To all of you…Thank
You! We had several “Happy Hours” this year! Charlie, Teresa, Jamie and Beth
all hosted happy hours. Many of our members are poker players and naturally a
weekly poker game arose out of it. For several weeks members met and played
poker until the wee hours of the night. In August we sponsored a local family in
need of help with “back to school” supplies for their three daughters.
Members donated school supplies and the club purchased book bags for all three
girls. We also had the Second Annual Riverstock Party at Roger Allen’s place
at Lake Wateree. Two days of camping, great music, friends, food and fun! Roger
and Jennifer were great hosts and the whole “Allen gang” worked really hard
to put the party together! Members of the club also participated in The Lake
Wylie Jam to support The Charlotte Parrothead Club and Paramedics for Children
in August. In September, we helped a fellow Parrothead, Joe Bennett, whose life
was uprooted following Hurricane Katrina. Our members came together to find gigs
for him in the Carolinas, the club provided a place for him to stay in Rock Hill
and donated money to assist with expenses. We also sponsored a separate
fundraiser at The Ponderosa and raised 700.00 for him that night! Great job!
When September rolls around so does Adopt-A-Highway. We had a very small group
help out with this one and still Picked up 39 bags of trash on Goldhill Road! We
manned a table and supported the Justin Mychals Charity event at T-bones.
Members of our club and The Rum Punch Bandits donated time and money for the
Charity on September 25th. In October, we had our 8th
Annual Endless Carnival Party. We had about 125 people attend the party.
Everyone really enjoyed the music of The Rock a fellas and feasted on chicken
and oysters prepared by Jamie, Beth and Chip. We had a Halloween costume contest
this year. It was a total hoot! Proceeds from Oyster shooters prepared and
served at Endless Carnival by Jim and Deborah Sawicki, were donated to the PHIN
Foundation. In November, many of our members attended MOTM in Key West. By all
accounts, everyone had a great time! Adopt a Highway will be held on December 3rd
starting at 2:00 at Knight’s Castle and our Christmas Party will be held on
December 17th. I’ve said this before and truly believe it! Members
of the Sandlapper Parrothead Club are some of the most caring, generous people I
have ever had the pleasure of meeting! Some of my best friends and people I love
the most are among the members of this club. Thanks for a truly great year and
here’s to 2006!
Growing older but not up!
Roger Allen: 11th
Don Hood: 11th
Birthday to all!
to know the Phlock
1) Marilyn Wilbanks
Charlie Mandeville and Mark Gilmore
Who is this cute little Boy?
time again! A membership to the Sandlapper Parrothead Club could be a great
Christmas gift! Our Club dues are “due” in January. There will be renewal
forms at the January meeting or you can print one off of the web site, send it
in to the club PO Box or give it to Mark.
Last month The Sandlapper Parrothead Club lost a good friend, Billy Dove, at the young age of 52. He was often seen with his wife, Teresa, and the Iliano's at functions supporting our charities and club. Those who met Billy would say that he never met a stranger. He will be missed! Written by: Deb Iliano
Adopt a Highway Coordinator needed!
I will be
stepping down as coordinator for Adopt a Highway as of January 2006. The club
really needs someone to take this on. It fulfills our requirement, with PHIP,
for community service. It generally takes about 2 hours, three times a year. The
first Saturday in March, September and December are the dates the SC DOT has set
for Adopt a Highway. It’s not a
lot of trouble and can be very rewarding. I will help you get started and put
you in touch with the correct person at the DOT. Please email me at
just around the corner!
Most of the
current BOD will not be running for re-election. We’re tired and think it’s
time for some new blood. For those of you who have shown an interest in serving
on the BOD…thank you! Nominations are due at the February meeting.
If you have questions about any of the Board positions, please feel free
to contact any current board member. Elections will be held in March.
2005 Board of Directors:
Beth and Jamie Medlin
Immediate Past President and