Some call us Angels in tropical shirts. We feel a strong commitment to our communities and the needs of others, while living life to its fullest. Our past charity recipients include Walk for the Homeless in Michigan City, American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, Highway Clean-ups, Spring Valley Homeless Shelter furniture donations, Food Pantry donation days, Opportunity Enterprises, The Indiana Department of Child Services, the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, Relay for Life, Walk to End Alzheimer's, New Creations Men Shelter, Zonta Walk, Porter County Special Olympics, Alliance for the Great Lakes, Cops and Kids in Lake and Porter Counties, The Humane Society, and the list goes on and on.
The Northwest Indiana Parrothead Club is part of a larger group, Parrot Heads in Paradise, and together we make the world a better place. We support other National Parrot Head Groups. 2020 was a difficult year for many clubs. So much so that six clubs ended up dissolving. We also saw an overall decrease in membership to just under 20,000. There was some good news even during the tough year. Many clubs were able to get in some great volunteer hours and fundraising prior to the pandemic. Others found creative ways to help their neighbors in spite of the restrictions put forth due to Covid. The result of the hard work and generosity of Parrot Heads around the globe resulting in over 1.3 millions dollars for charity and 101,320 volunteer hours. This brings the cumulative total for past 19 years to over $58.2 million for charity and 4.5 million volunteer hours!
There is always something going on someplace in the country. Check out what other groups are doing at: http://www.phip.com
We always have a phun time. Of course, we love Jimmy Buffett and organize trips to concerts. We have at least one but usually two pub crawls per year, an awesome "Christmas in January", Summer Party, and try to tie in some libation testing after the beach cleanups.
In 2021 meetings will be at AJ's Pizza, 3050 Matson St., Chesterton, IN. We will meet at 6:00 p.m. on the third Friday of the month, November 19th and December 17th at the new location.
NorthWest Indiana Parrothead Club