The Villages Parrot Head Club: The Villages Parrot Head Club proudly serves Parrot Heads in The Villages, Lady Lake and the surrounding area of Central Florida. We are a collection of folks who embrace the music and writings of Jimmy Buffett and believe in "leaving things just a little better than they found them ... and having a BLAST while doing it." Where we're going: Each month there are numerous opportunities to gather, we call them "Phlockings". Events are planned and all of them can be found on our Calendar. We offer numerous opportunities to volunteer too. Club Officers: Lee Caron, President: Lee retired in 2009 from Chrysler Corporation after 40 years of retail experience. He and Sue Roule were married last year at Sanibel Island during the Club’s annual trip in October. Lee has been working with the Phins Up Shop, where his retail experience has resulted in a lot of new and exciting merchandise. Mark Woodland, Vice President: Mark “the Shark” Woodland was born and raised in NE Philadelphia and moved to Southern NJ after High School where he married Denise and they raised a family. They now have 7 grandchildren. Mark is a retired Police Officer / EMT who served 6 years as Union president for PBA Local 267. He is also a Life member after serving 35 years for the Maple Shade Fire Department where he served 7 yrs as Asst Chief. During his free time he was a member of the Phlock of South Jersey Parrrothead club where he served 6 years as Vice-President. Mark has also been Disc jockeying at parties, wedding receptions, etc, for over 35 years and his business is growing here in the Villages. Since joining the Villages Parrothead club a few years ago, he has been chair of the 50-50 at Phlockings and chair of all parades, as well as volunteering for many other activities. Larry Roeder, Treasurer: Larry and his wife Sandy were both born and raised in St. Louis and moved to The Villages in 2011. Larry graduated from Saint Louis University in 1969 with a degree in accounting and was a licensed CPA in Missouri for a brief period of time. He has spent his entire career in financial management and retired from Sigma-Aldrich Corp., a large multi-national research chemical company, where he worked in treasury management and human resources for twenty years. He retired as Director of Global Compensation and Employee Benefits. Larry is currently serving his third term as Treasurer of the Parrot Heads. Larry and Sandy have two children and two grandchildren and will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary later in 2018. Lori Hollister, Secretary: Lori has served as secretary on the EXCOMM since January 2013. She is a licensed California attorney who still works remotely from her home in the Villages. She was born in Rockford, Illinois, graduated from NIU and taught school for a year in Chicago. She moved to Denver, where she graduated from the University of Denver College of Law with a JD. She moved to California, married and had two children. She and her husband moved to The Villages in 2012, joining other family members already here. Lori still represents a few clients in California. Besides Parrot Heads, she enjoys golf, gardening, line dancing. Danny Roe, Membership Chairman: Retired from Duke Energy in 2011 after 37 years of service as an Operator. Born and grew up in Kokomo Indiana, about 50 miles north of Indianapolis. Married my wife Lil in 2001 in Las Vegas, NV by Elvis.We moved to The Villages in 2012 and became Parrot Heads shortly after. I have two children from my 1 st marriage, Jeremy in Westfield, New Jersey and Melanie in West Lafayette Indiana. I have 4 grandchildren, Evan, Colin, Grant and the princess, Charlotte. I enjoy Golf and rooting for the Colts and Cubs. Ross Irlam, Volunteer Coordinator Trustee: I was born and raised in a small town in West Central Illinois. I have a BA from Western Illinois University and a MS from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey CA. I joined the Navy in 1970 where I served on seven ships and earned Shellback and Blue Nose certificates. After retiring from the Navy in 1990 I worked for the Illinois Department of Revenue as a systems analyst until retiring in 2009. I moved to The Village of Bonita in 2010 and joined the Parrotheads in 2015. I've attached his picture. Steve Larson, Media Trustee: Steve was born and raised on the Kansas plains, moved to Michigan and worked for Ford Motor Company until he retired. He and his wife, Renie moved to the Villages in 2010 and became Parrot Heads. Judy is originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia. She and her husband Ken have been married for 48 years. They have 2 children and 6 grandchildren. Prior to moving to Florida they owned a retail design store in the Philadelphia area for 35 years. They moved to The Villages in 2011 and are proud to say they are Parrotheads living on Margarita Drive! They have been true Buffett followers for many years and have attended 14 concerts. They joined the club shortly after moving here and are very happy to say “they party with a purpose”! Appointed Staff: Paul Kinder, Security: I was born in western Pennsylvania but moved to Michigan as a teenager. I have a Bachelor's Degree from Alma College and a Master's Degree from Eastern Michigan University. I worked in Education for 40 years, with the last 35 years at Lawrence Technological University. I was Director of Admissions and Financial Aid. I was President of our Club in 2010 - 2011. I was Vice - President and Events Coordinator Trustee also. I am currently the Chair of the Elections Committee. With my wife Glenny we have been members of the Club since 2006. Ren Titus, Member Advocate: I was born and raised in a small town in northern Pennsylvania. I received my education while working for IBM, and had a career as a Tool Maker, Designer, Engineer, and New Business Development, retired from IBM and then worked for Lockheed Martin and retired again. I have three children from my ﬁrst marriage, Dawn & Bonnie in the Ocala area, & Todd in Baltimore. I moved to the Villages in 2005 and joined the Parrot Heads 2010. Wish I would have joined sooner. Parrot Head History: The term "Parrot Head" was coined in 1985 at a Jimmy Buffett concert at the Timberwolf Amphitheater in Cincinnati, OH. Buffett has said numerous times that he attributes much of his fame to this area. At the show, Jimmy commented about everyone wearing Hawaiian shirts and parrot hats and how they kept coming back to see his shows, just like Deadheads. Timothy B. Schmit, then a member of the Coral Reefer Band, coined the term "Parrot Head" to describe each of those fans. The first 'Parrothead' club was started by Scott Nickerson in Atlanta in 1989 and has grown into a network of over 200 clubs around the U.S., plus international clubs based in Canada and Australia. The purpose of the organization is to promote the international network of Parrot Head Chapters as a humanitarian group sharing information and social activities for mutual benefit. The organization engages in activities that are charitable, educational and that promote the general welfare of the community. Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc. 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.