Fans of Jimmy Buffet’s music are well aware of the term Parrot Head. What they may not realize is that there are official clubs in the U.S. and around the world. A new chapter of the Parrot Heads in Paradise is forming in the Valley.
The launch party, at which more information will be shared about the Comox Valley chapter, is scheduled for Monday, May 25 at Roy’s Towne Pub in Royston from 6-10 p.m.
While many may assume this is just a “party group,” according to the website and one of the founding members of the local club, ,
“The purpose of the organization is to promote the international network of Parrot Head clubs as a humanitarian group sharing information and social activities for mutual benefit,” said Cathy McBride, founding member along with husband Rob Norton. “It’s a chance to party with a purpose.”
According to the website, “This madness started with one club in Atlanta and has blossomed to a network of over 200 clubs around the U.S. plus international clubs based in Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Australia.”
Last year, the clubs donated more than $3.3 million to charity and logged more than 372,000 volunteer hours.
The site also states: “The organization will engage in activities that are charitable, educational and that promote the general welfare of the community. Parrot Heads in Paradise is a not-for-profit corporation whose purpose is to assist in community and environmental concerns, and provide a variety of social activities for people who are interested in the music of Jimmy Buffett and the tropical lifestyle he personifies.”
At the kick-off event, attendees can vote on the new club’s logo, enjoy drink specials and hear more about the club’s vision.