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    “Livin’ on Island Time”				      December 2005






            Year End Issue




Jody, Karen and Cheryl in Key West...

November Social:

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 January.



Who is this “sweet” little Girl?

Getting to know the phlock:

1)      Which member was voted best actress in South Carolina?

2)      Which member recently built a house in Charleston?

3)      Which two BOD members went to the same college in Atlanta?


Christmas Party!

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:

    What 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!




December Birthdays:

  Growing older but not up! 

Christopher Anderson: 7th
Roger Allen: 11th
Don Hood: 11th

         Happy Birthday to all!  

Getting to know the Phlock


1) Marilyn Wilbanks

2) Eric James

3) Charlie Mandeville and Mark Gilmore

Who is this cute little Boy?


Membership renewals:

It’s that 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.


Billy Dove

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 mlfanalyst@aol.com. Thanks, Mary



They are 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:

President: Charlie Mandeville

Interim VP: Cheryl Howell

Secretary: Karen Lambruschi

Treasurer:  Mark Gilmore

Membership Chairpersons: Beth and Jamie Medlin

Immediate Past President and

Newsletter Editor: Mary Fisher

Founder/Web Mon: Bob Robinson