Parrots of the Caribbean Takes a Lot of Planning!

A lot of planning goes into our Parrots of the Caribbean in order to make it the best summer party in town!  We have to order food, hire bands, perform site planning, hire security, print tickets, sell tickets, make raffle baskets, rent the tents, get permits, schedule shifts, manage publicity, decorate, order those cute t-shirts…..meet over margaritas to plan some more…. it’s exhausting! We also plan how to recognize and honor our benefactors and […]

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Parrots of the Caribbean 2017: Save the Date!

With the first day of summer not quite here, the end of summer seems a long way off.  But, not when you’re planning the best party in town!  Madison Rotarians are already thinking about those last days of August when summer vacations are over, kids are back in school , and football season is just around the corner. That sounds like the 4th Saturday in August — the perfect time for a party! So, […]

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Parrots of the Caribbean 2016

Another year, another great Parrots of the Caribbean.  Party-goers arrived early, stayed late, enjoyed great food and drink, and danced the night away to the sounds of Calypso Vision and Juice. Always a great time for our friends. Always a great benefit to our service. Always the 4th Saturday in August.

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Parrots of the Caribbean

Madison Rotary’s Parrots of the Caribbean is our end-of-summer fundraiser party that features live music, dancing, raffle baskets, food, and libations in a Caribbean-style theme.  Since 2002, “Parrots” – as it is known locally – has become the premier party event in downtown Madison, having grown from a small gathering of Rotarians in a community club house to a spectacular event attended by over 700 guests from across the surrounding area.

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2015 Parrots A Huge Success – What Rain??

A Big Heartfelt Thanks to our Sponsors and Guests! We had a short burst of rain, but you hung in with us and we had a wonderful time!  The bar stayed open and Four on the Floor kept the energy going. So, where do you go to beat the rain?  Inside of course!  The skate park turned out to be a great venue — rain or shine!  Hope to see you back next year, […]

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Parrots T-shirt are Always in Style!

The popular Parrot of the Caribbean t-shirt has long been a hit with Rotarians as well as the annual Parrots party goers.  Somerset Group, company of long-time Rotarian, Carol Rives, designed its brightly colored logo in 2005.  The design features our logo plus a large red parrot, palm tree and coconuts.  Each year, the Parrots chair selects their color for the t-shirt, and we’ve seen some great shirts through the years.  While generally a […]

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