Club News

  • Sat, November 17, 2018 5:08 PM | Deleted user

    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

    Stay tuned for a formal announcement and more details soon!

  • Sun, July 15, 2018 2:21 PM | Deleted user

    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



    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



    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



    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


  • Sat, June 30, 2018 10:38 AM | Deleted user

    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
  • Sun, November 13, 2016 6:23 PM | Bo Shurling (Administrator)

    It was a ghoulish and great time at October's roaming happy hour. The club started out on the upper patio of Tin Lizzy's Cantina for food and spirits before touring Atlanta's historic Oakland Cemetery with different kinds of spirits. Among the ghosts who visited the group were Willis Erwin Veneable, who came up with the idea to carbonate Coca-Cola, two sisters murdered by their third sister - Florence and Minnie Force, Deliverance author and Poet Laureate of the United States James Dickey, and Beatrice Thompson, an African-American doctor who set up her medical practice in Athens in 1901. The night was a hit and we plan on putting together a group again next year to make the tour. We'll get tickets earlier so we can get more members into the event which sold out quickly this year.

  • Sat, October 15, 2016 3:02 PM | Bo Shurling (Administrator)

    Paint Gwinnett Pink was a Huge Success

    With over 900 participants and almost $100,000 in donations, the inaugural Paint Gwinnett Pink 5K Walk for Breast Cancer on Saturday, October 1st, at the Gwinnett Braves Coolray Field and nearby neighborhoods was a huge success. Simply put, ”It was AWESOME!!!” says Susan Oates, APHC member and Executive Director of Paint Georgia Pink, the organization that put the event together along with the Gwinnett Medical Center (GMC). Showing surprise at the eventual turn out, GMC’s Vice-President of Operations Cathie Brazell said  “We were thinking we’d have 250 people.” in an article in the Gwinnett Daily Post.

  • Sat, October 01, 2016 3:14 PM | Bo Shurling (Administrator)

    Take Me Out to The Ball Game

    In addition to a free round of drinks, which were courtesy of The Wing, APHC members who made it to last week's happy hour received free tickets to the Atlanta Braves games this Saturday, September 17th  and Sunday, September 18th - some of the last games being played at The Ted. The rain on Sunday didn't dampen spirits as the gang tailgated and had a blast at the game. Remember membership and showing up for events has its benefits! Hope to see you at our next event.

    Gloria Pashke takes in the Braves game on Saturday. She is sporting green not for a team but to remind everyone that September 17th is half-way to St. Patrick's Day.

    APHC club members and friends party in the parking lot before Sunday's Braves game. Front row from L to R: Brent Jones,Tammy Jones, Mandy Carola, Laureli Srery, and Rebecca Somoza. Back row from L to R : Jeff Hall, Bob Scarboro, Sue Lorincz, Terry Jakubowski Brown and Stuart Vaughn.

  • Sat, October 01, 2016 3:11 PM | Bo Shurling (Administrator)

    Terry Farrell Firefighter’s Fund Stair Climb on 9/11

    Sunday, September 11th was an incredibly rich, rewarding,  at times somber and at times even fun day for the almost 20 APHC club members who turned out to honor the heroes who died and those who served and survived the tragedy on 9/11/2001.  It was also a day of fundraising to aid those first responders who put their lives on the line for us in Georgia.  Not only did almost all of the club members who accepted the challenge to climb 110 flights of stairs make their goal, most made it 112 flights and  two others pushed themselves to climb 128 flights. Club climbers were Charlotte Pierce, Sue Lorincz, Jeff Hall, Mandy Carola, Wendy Price, Jeanette Gowen, Susie Amstutz and Bo Shurling. Mandy’s friend Laureli Srery and Susie’s friend Robyn Chapman also climbed with the group. Hope you two enjoyed the day and will consider joining the club.

    For all of us who climbed it was tempting to complain about the sore muscles and the dripping sweat until we thought about how 15 years ago men in full gear climbed upwards in stairwells full of smoke and heat not exactly knowing what waited for them many floors up. For 343 it was death. For some who survived, death came later as a result from various causes from what they inhaled or experienced on that day. It was a rewarding and exhausting day but we know we can never repay a debt that is owed to those who put their lives on the line for us every day.

    (L to R: Bob Scarboro, Jeanette Gowen, Jeff Hall, Everett Glover, Laureli Srery, Mandy Carola, Sue Lorincz, Susan Oates and Bo Shurling getting ready for the day's events.)

    Other activities throughout the day included a firetruck pull contest, a silent auction and a raffle.

    (APHC ladies step up to greet the firefighter crew from Britain- tough job but somebody had to do it.(L to R: Women only as somehow they got distracted and claim they failed to get these guy's names. Wendy Price, Laureli Srery, Mandy Carola, Sue Lorincz, Charlotte Pierce and Jeanette Gowen)


    (Joel Oates working the raffle table - Imagine that!)

    Club members Fredda and Everett Glover, Bob Scarboro, and Susan and Joel Oates volunteered to help with chores of making the Terry Farrell Firefighter’s Fund of Georgia 2016 stair climb a successful event.

    Kim Shurling and Gib Amstutz showed up to lend moral support to the climbers and volunteers.

    We received an email from event organizer Sue Korsch who said ,”Thank you for all you and your group did to make our day a wonderful success!  We hope to see you next year.”  

    Those who didn’t make it missed out on a remarkable day. Club members who participated said they want to do it again next year. So please think about joining us.

    (Charlotte "Rocky" Pierce finishes her 7th round on the stairs)

    Your board is very proud of everyone who participated.
  • Wed, August 03, 2016 9:48 PM | Bo Shurling (Administrator)

    The weather gods provided the perfect evening for the club's John Friday house concert hosted by Sue Lorincz on Saturday, June 30th. Forty folks showed up for great music, fun, and fellowship. There was an overload of food and tons of desserts. There was also dancing as Friday cranked out such tunes as Still in Mexico and Parrot Head Girl. Amidst all of the good times there was some time set aside for good memories as the crowd raised a toast to trop rocker Jim Morris, who recently passed away, while Friday played Sangria Wine.

    Pennie Lemley, and Felicia Myers won CDs  donated graciously by Friday, and Pennie's husband David won an APHC magnet.

    And this note  from John Friday, "A thousand thanks to all the lovely Atlanta peeps who came out to the house concert last night! A thousand thousand thanks to Sue and Jeff for hosting and Debbie for getting it set up! I hope everyone had as much fun as I did! I love to play my songs for you."


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