State Of The Phlock
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.
It wasn’t all bad news. 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!
We continue to exceed the National PHIP Alzheimer’s Team goal of $100,000. Mellissa LeBonge, the Associate Director for the Alzheimer’s Association mentioned that the Parrot Head nation was one of the few groups that met their goal for 2020!
Each of you should be proud of the positive impact you’ve made in your communities, especially during a time when it was needed more than ever.
Speaking of a positive impact I’d like to give a big THANK YOU to The Lone Palm Foundation. Knowing that many clubs were experiencing difficult times, The Lone Palm Foundation donated almost $14,000 assisting 182 clubs pay their annual dues.
As we start 2021 I encourage everyone to stay safe and don’t give up. We can see the light at the end of the tunnel and it’s just a matter of a little more time until we’re able to work together and “Party with a Purpose” just like old times!