Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Weekly Poop 6/3/2020



Roost #44 Poop
·         (Frank’s note: All items subject to change/cancellation)

·         From the Prez
Still waiting on the Governor’s decision to implement the next phase..it looks like this coming Thursday he will make an announcement.  If the next phase is announced there is a possibility that we can have a meeting at the American Legion either in June or July depending on capacity limitations and scheduling.

We will keep in contact with White Horse Park in regards to having the picnic at a later date ( July August September or October ) ..June is out due to a short time frame to get it set up

We are moving forward on having the football pool this year…more details at the next meeting..l will post more information in the Poop and Caw in future communications

Stay safe..and let’s hope we can get together in June if not in July

·         Dates to Remember:
o    6/11/2020 – Monthly Roost Meeting
o    6/27/2020 – Summer Picnic
o    7/9/2020 – Monthly Roost Meeting
o    8/13/2020 – Monthly Roost Meeting
o    10/31/2020 – Bull/Oyster Roast
o    12/12/2020 – Christmas Party

·         Membership: We currently have 121 paid members.  Thanks all!

·         Wellness: Please call Marian Cicero @ 410.250.2501 or 443.880.0862 if you know of a Roost member in need of a message of encouragement or a sympathy card for a family member.  Please, no texts or emails.

·         House: As stated in the last three Poops, the Abbey Burger (which made an outstanding offer in the winter) has decided not to reopen in 2020 and will be evaluating 2021.  Our list of possible meeting venues has gotten shorter.  If considerations of social distancing continue on, then Denney's that was marginal before may now be off the list.  Alley Oops may now be marginal.

The Board of Directors met recently and recommended that any meetings we might have from now until the end of the season should be held at the American Legion.  They have been booked for May, June, July, August and Sept if they happen.

Voting for the "most of the time favorite" will of course be delayed and will likely include only the American Legion (available all year) and Alley Oops (off season only).  Others would likely be for emergencies only.  Our situation seems to be ever changing.

·         Scholarship Golf: The winners of this years $2,200.00 Scholar/Athlete Scholarships are:
o    Indian River High School
§  Kaylee Hall
§  Avery Congleton
o    Stephen Decatur High School
§  Isabelle Kristick
§  Mikayla Denault
o    Worcester Preparatory High School
§  Abbigail (Abbi) Nechay
§  Elizabeth Saylor McGuiness

A big thank you to our Scholarship committee for choosing this year’s awardees.

Thank you, Don McMullen

·         Penguin Swim:  Until further notice, the Penguin Swim fundraising activities have been put on hold.  Once it is safe to do so, we will start planning events

·         Good of the Roost: I got an email from the activities director at Brandywine Senior Living at Fenwick.  She is planning a purple car parade for June 23rd.  This car parade will be for the longest day celebration and a fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association.  She is asking if any Ravens Roost members would like to participate in this car parade.  She is having shirts made and asking for a donation to participate.  All of the funds will go to the Alzheimer’s Association.  The parade line up would be at 1:40pm along Arrington Drive.  The parade would be from 2pm-3:30pm.  The cars would parade 2 times around the Brandywine building, (there is a road that circles around the back of the building next to the pond).  All cars should be decorated and decked out.  Everyone has to stay in their cars.  This will be an all purple parade!
Please get back to me if they are interested in participating.  I will not be able to attend but will pass along info to Heather, the director at Brandywine.
Thanks, Gary

·         Entertainment:
o    Entertainment meetings are suspended until further notice. 

Christmas party booked for 12/12 from 6 to 10.  Upcoming are Duckaneer Pirate ship mid-August, trip to Tangier Island, hopefully away trip to Houston, depending on date, pub crawl on Kent Island in May, crab feast in October and a bull/oyster roast/Halloween party on 10/31, Capitols game in fall.  We'll keep all posted on dates.

o    Shorebirds Game: The Shorebirds game has been postponed until NEXT YEAR!!

o    Ravens Roost Picnic
Save the Date
Saturday, June 27th noon -5:00
White Horse Park -Ocean Pines
Sign-up sheet next meeting
$10 per Roost member (check made out to Ravens Roost #44) Check will be returned to you at picnic.
$15.00 for non-members nonrefundable $10.00 children under 12.

o    Entertainment Schedule 2020:
§  6/27/2020 – Summer Picnic
§  7/16/2020 – Shorebirds Game
§  10/31 – Bull/Oyster Roast
§  12/12 – Christmas Party

Ravens Poop
·         Good daily dose of Ravens news notes and nuggets here.  It’s getting to the point where I can hardly stand ESPN, but you can go here to stay up to date with all of the AFC North news.

·         Out and about and can’t watch the game?  You can listen to the Ravens on the radio! (I know, right?)  Go here: https://www.baltimoreravens.com/game-day/coverage for the list of affiliates.

·         Follow all the Orioles news on MASN here from columnist Roch Kubatko.

Local Poop
·         Today - Free Movie on the Beach: Summer 2020, Carousel Resort Hotel and Condominiums.  Enjoy free movies on the beach every Wednesday from June 3 to August 26 at the Carousel Hotel on 117th St. in Ocean City MD.  Each week, a general audience movie is presented free of charge on our 16-foot projector.  Bring a beach chair or blanket & enjoy the night beside the ocean.  The movie starts at dusk.  For more information, call 800-626-2326.
Save the Date - Complete Season Schedule:
o   June 3: A Dog's Way Home
o   June 10: Shrek
o   June 17: The Angry Birds Movie 2
o   June 24: Abominable
o   July 1: The Secret Life of Pets 2
o   July 8: The Lion King
o   July 15: Aladdin
o   July 22: Toy Story
o   July 29: Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker
o   August 5: Frozen 2
o   August 12: Jumanji - The Next Level
o   August 19: Spider-man - Far From Home
o   August 26: Mulan

·         Tomorrow - Family Beach Olympics - Free Family Fun, On the Beach at 117th Street.  Family Beach Olympics are back by popular demand!  Bring the whole family out for these fun-filled activities.  All skill levels welcome!  Activities include sand castle contests, tug-of-war, relay games and more.  All activities are free!  Parents are asked to stay with their children.  For more information, call Denise Ortega at 410-250-0125.  Thursdays from June 4 to August 27 at 117th Street Beach from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  Sponsored by the Carousel Hotel

·         Friday and Saturday - Mako Mania - Daily Weigh-Ins, Bahia Marina.  The Mako Mania is a mako shark tournament with added entry levels for bluefish and thresher shark.  This tournament is traditionally the start of the tournament season in Ocean City.  Mako mania was started in 1996 by Captain Steve Harman and continues to grow every year.  The Mako Mania is unique in that boats of all sizes can compete with decent weather.  Daily weigh-ins will be held at Bahia Marina from 3:30 pm until 7:30 pm each fishing day.  Stop by, have a beverage and something to eat at FishTales while watching the sharks come in to be weighed.

·         Saturday - Rat Pack Together Again, Roland E. Powell Convention Center.  Rat Pack Together Again will take you on a musical journey featuring the greatest hits from the legendary Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr.  This production will treat you to Sinatra classics including Come Fly With Me, My Way and New York.  A thrilling night of great music and song.  You'll hear Dino's greats like Everybody Loves Somebody and That's Amore!  From the dynamic Sammy Davis Jr...Mr. Bojangles and Candy Man!
After watching these performers, you will leave the show feeling as though "The Rat Pack" is still going strong after all of these years.
Saturday, June 6th 2020, at 7:30pm at the OC Performing Arts Center, located in the OC Convention Center.  Don't miss this amazing show, get your tickets today!  Tickets starting at $35.00!

Funny Poop
·         Son: "Dad, did you go to Church when you were little?"
Dad: "Yes son, every single Sunday."
Son: "I thought so.  Bet it won't do me any good either."

Etcetera
·         Got Poop?  Let me know!  I’m going to try to get this out every Wednesday so if you get it to me by Tuesday, I’ll try to include it.  Your input is appreciated.

·         Our website is up and running.  Be sure to bookmark our address - www.OCRavensRoost44.com or go to our blog @ http://ravensroost44.blogspot.com/ for the latest news, notes and nuggets.

·         Life is short.  Focus on the good.


Frank





Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Weekly Poop 5/27/2020



Roost #44 Poop
·         (Frank’s note: All items subject to change/cancellation)

·         From the Prez
The recipients of the golf scholarships were contacted last week..Don McMullan will have more information on the presentation…

Still no word on the picnic, Shorebirds game or next meeting for month of June..BUT it seems that the restrictions are changing by the week so maybe we can actually have a socially distant meeting in July ( cross our fingers )

Remember to check out the Roost merchandise store app…nice to pick up some shirts for 2020..

Also please patronize our local merchants as they start to open..and especially our local restaurants/bars as they are ones who have taking a hit during this pandemic

Hope all is doing well and still please practice social distancing

·         Dates to Remember:
o    6/11/2020 – Monthly Roost Meeting
o    6/27/2020 – Summer Picnic
o    7/9/2020 – Monthly Roost Meeting
o    8/13/2020 – Monthly Roost Meeting
o    10/31/2020 – Bull/Oyster Roast
o    12/12/2020 – Christmas Party

·         Membership: We currently have 121 paid members.  Thanks all!

·         Wellness: Please call Marian Cicero @ 410.250.2501 or 443.880.0862 if you know of a Roost member in need of a message of encouragement or a sympathy card for a family member.  Please, no texts or emails.

·         House: As stated in the last three Poops, the Abbey Burger (which made an outstanding offer in the winter) has decided not to reopen in 2020 and will be evaluating 2021.  Our list of possible meeting venues has gotten shorter.  If considerations of social distancing continue on, then Denney's that was marginal before may now be off the list.  Alley Oops may now be marginal.

The Board of Directors met recently and recommended that any meetings we might have from now until the end of the season should be held at the American Legion.  They have been booked for May, June, July, August and Sept if they happen.

Voting for the "most of the time favorite" will of course be delayed and will likely include only the American Legion (available all year) and Alley Oops (off season only).  Others would likely be for emergencies only.  Our situation seems to be ever changing.

·         Scholarship Golf: The winners of this years $2,200.00 Scholar/Athlete Scholarships are:
o    Indian River High School
§  Kaylee Hall
§  Avery Congleton
o    Stephen Decatur High School
§  Isabelle Kristick
§  Mikayla Denault
o    Worcester Preparatory High School
§  Abbigail (Abbi) Nechay
§  Elizabeth Saylor McGuiness

A big thank you to our Scholarship committee for choosing this year’s awardees.

Thank you, Don McMullen

·         Penguin Swim:  Until further notice, the Penguin Swim fundraising activities have been put on hold.  Once it is safe to do so, we will start planning events.

·         Apparel: Ravens Roost #44 Online Store is open again until the end of May.  Get your gear now @ https://ravensroost44.itemorder.com/sale.

·         Entertainment:
o    Entertainment meetings are suspended until further notice. 

Christmas party booked for 12/12 from 6 to 10.  Upcoming are Duckaneer Pirate ship mid-August, trip to Tangier Island, hopefully away trip to Houston, depending on date, pub crawl on Kent Island in May, crab feast in October and a bull/oyster roast/Halloween party on 10/31, Capitols game in fall.  We'll keep all posted on dates.

o    Shorebirds Game: No word from Shorebirds but we have a deposit down and it has not been canceled.  If game is played, we will need to hustle to meet our guarantee of 30.  Please think about it and be prepared to sign up and pay $30pp when we next meet.  Remember this is open to outsiders.

o    Ravens Roost Picnic
Save the Date
Saturday, June 27th noon -5:00
White Horse Park -Ocean Pines
Sign-up sheet next meeting
$10 per Roost member (check made out to Ravens Roost #44) Check will be returned to you at picnic.
$15.00 for non-members nonrefundable $10.00 children under 12.

o    Entertainment Schedule 2020:
§  6/27/2020 – Summer Picnic
§  7/16/2020 – Shorebirds Game
§  10/31 – Bull/Oyster Roast
§  12/12 – Christmas Party

Ravens Poop
·         Good daily dose of Ravens news notes and nuggets here.  It’s getting to the point where I can hardly stand ESPN, but you can go here to stay up to date with all of the AFC North news.

·         Out and about and can’t watch the game?  You can listen to the Ravens on the radio! (I know, right?)  Go here: https://www.baltimoreravens.com/game-day/coverage for the list of affiliates.

·         Follow all the Orioles news on MASN here from columnist Roch Kubatko.

Local Poop
·         Everything is still cancelled.  Practice you social distancing.  We’ll get through this.

Funny Poop
·         Frank was sitting at the table one morning, reading the paper after breakfast.  He came across an article about a beautiful actress who was about to marry a football player known for his lack of IQ.

He turned to his wife and said, "I'll never understand why the biggest jerks get the most attractive wives."

She replied, "Why, thank you, Dear!"

Etcetera
·         Got Poop?  Let me know!  I’m going to try to get this out every Wednesday so if you get it to me by Tuesday, I’ll try to include it.  Your input is appreciated.

·         Our website is up and running.  Be sure to bookmark our address - www.OCRavensRoost44.com or go to our blog @ http://ravensroost44.blogspot.com/ for the latest news, notes and nuggets.

·         Life is short.  Focus on the good.


Frank