Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Weekly Poop 12/11/19



Roost #44 Poop
·         From the Prez
December Roost meeting will be WEDNESDAY, December 11th due to Ravens/Jets on Thursday December 12th.  Meeting at Alley Oops.

At the November 14th meeting, Bob Munroe was elected Chair of the Nominating Committee to assemble the slate of candidates for the Election for Officers for 2020.  The following positions are open for election:
President
Vice President
Recording Secretary
Sergeant of Arms
Treasurer
Corresponding Secretary
If you are interested in running for one of these offices, you must contact Bob at rjm73054@gmail.com to have your name placed on the slate of candidates for the 2020 election.  See the By Laws on our website for the responsibilities of each position.  See Article VI Officers and Article VII Nominations & Elections.
At the December 11 Membership Meeting, Bob will announce the slate of candidates.  Nominations can also be made from the floor at the meeting.  After the meeting, all nominations are closed.  The election will be held at the January Membership Meeting.  Call/Text or Email me if you have any questions- 410-598-4597 or eric_waterman@comcast.net.

·         Dates to Remember:
o    12/11 – Monthly Roost Meeting
o    12/13 – Roost Christmas Party (at Mio Fratello’s)

·         Membership: Please mail your dues to: Susan Berterman, 12290 Dixie Drive, Bishopville, MD, 21813.  Still only $30 per year.  We have 127 current paid members.

·         Ticket Exchange:
o    Nick Costa (non-Ravens Roost 44 member) is selling his Ravens’ PSLs and season tickets.  Nick’s phone is 410-428-0131.
o    2 seats up for sale.  They are Section 519, Row 17, Seats 7 & 8 - $1,350.00 for the whole season or I am selling for individual games.  Thanks, Matt Herrmann matt.herrmann@comcast.net
o    Tickets for sale for Jets (non-Ravens Roost 44 member) – Section 145, seats 3 & 4.  Face value $102 each.  Call Nancy 312.560.1627.
·         Game Bus: The Ravens Bus will be running this year.  Both Season Passes and Individual Games Seats are available (on a limited basis).  Please contact Bill Regan for information.  The pickup locations are as follows. Please arrive a few minutes early.
o    Ocean City Elementary School - Departing 7:00 am.  Address: 12828 Center Dr, Ocean City, MD 21842
o    Worcester County Library Ocean Pines - Departing 7:30.  Address: 11107 Cathell Rd, Berlin, MD 21811
o    Roses Millsboro - Departing 8 am.  Address: 29859 Dupont Blvd, Millsboro, DE 19966
My email address: bregan@redsuncustom.com.  My cell: 410-430-7902.  Text is best.
·         Penguin Swim:
o    The OC Ravens Roost #44 Penguin Swim Team registration page is now available.  Anyone wishing to join the Team, simply go to aghpenguinswim.org, click on "join a team", click on OC Ravens Roost #44, and then register.  Note that it requires a $25 donation by credit card to register.  If you were on the Team last year, be sure to click on "Returning Penguins" to get started.  I will have more information on upcoming events at the meeting.
·         Ravens Rap: Ravens Rap returns!  Join Mike Bradley, Tony Lombardi, and a plethora of special guests every Monday as they review the previous week’s game and preview the upcoming game.  Ravens Rap continues every Monday 6pm throughout the season.  Drinks and food specials!
·         Ravens Roost #44 Football Sweepstakes
Our week 7 $25 Bonus Winner with Score of 118 is Betty Apperson (ticket 4102).  The Appersons got lucky themselves this week - Congratulations!  And, the Bonus Program continues to be a real Bonus!  Enjoy Raven Fans!
If you are keeping track -
Winners to Date: Eight - $25 Winners
Week 1 - Two $25 Winners for Least Points Scored - Both scored 31 points
§  Tonja Sas (4192) - Rank 4956 - Arizona, Cleveland, Washington
§  Les McKee (4111) - Rank 4957 - Arizona, Denver, Washington
o    Week 2 - One $25 Winners for Most Points Scored - 108 points
§  JoAnn Elder (4151) - Rank 8 - Dallas, Baltimore, Tampa Bay
o    Week 3 - One $25 Winners for Bonus Prize Winner - 100 points
§  Igor Gawryluk (4164) - Guaranteed Weekly Winner Program Award - No rank
o    Week 4 - One $25 Winners for Bonus Prize Winner - 98 points
§  Diane Staines (4119) - Guaranteed Weekly Winner Program Award - No rank
o    Week 5 - One $25 Winners for Bonus Prize Winner - 112 points
§  Terry Jobb (4110) - Guaranteed Weekly Winner Program Award - No rank
o    Week 6 - One $25 Winners for Bonus Prize Winner - 101 points
§  Ed Belloff (4162) - Guaranteed Weekly Winner Program Award - No rank
o    Week 7 - One $25 Winners for Bonus Prize Winner - 118 points
§  Betty Apperson (4102) - Guaranteed Weekly Winner Program Award - No rank
Congratulations to all our Winners!  Let the Holidays begin!  And the Raven Wondrous Ride Continue!
Contact Michele Sardelis for questions.  Text or Call - 443-928-8286, or email at michele.brill@aol.com.
·         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.
·         Entertainment:
o    Entertainment Schedule 2019:
§  Friday, December 13th, 6:30 – 9:30pm, Roost Christmas Party @ Mio Fratello’s in Fenwick Island.  Live music, 3 drink tix per person.  Dinner choices will be announced at the August Meeting.  Price is $40pp, non-member spouse or SO $65.  Eric and I toured the room where the Christmas Party is to be held @ Mio Fratello.  Beautiful, very spacious room.  We will have a tree and no longer need decorations – Mios has already decorate. 
Seating is assigned.  We will give out seat assignments and drink tickets when you sign in.  Lite fare (meatball and crab balls) will be served prior to dinner.  Dinner served around 7-730.  We have same band as last year and plenty of dancing (and singing) room.  I hope we have lots of people who know the words to "You never even call me by my name".  It's now a Roost tradition to sing that at all of our functions!  Festivities end at 930.  Looking forward to seeing you all there.  It should be a really fun time.
Call or text Donna @ 410-627-7597 or email @ chapshouse@comcast,net.

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 thru January 1 - Winterfest Of Lights, Northside Park, Northside Park, 125th Street & the Bay.  Admission is $5.00 for those 12 years & older, and FREE for those 11 years and younger.
For over twenty-five years, Winterfest of Lights has delighted families with its holiday light displays, music and attractions.  Take a ride through 58-acres of animated displays on the Winterfest Express.  Board the train and enjoy the synchronized holiday music as you glide past spectacular lighted displays, including the Twelve Days of Christmas and other favorite holiday themes.  Visit the heated Winterfest pavilion, buy a cup of hot chocolate at the OC Recreation Boosters Café, and browse the Gift Shop for that special stocking stuffer or gift.  Santa and Mrs. Claus are available for photos every night until December 23.  On New Year’s Eve, ring in the New Year with entertainment, giveaways and fireworks at midnight.  Be sure to visit Winterfest of Lights at Northside Park for that lasting holiday memory!
Hours: Sunday to Thursday 5:30PM to 9:30PM, Friday & Saturday 5:30PM to 10:30PM.
·         Friday - Brian's Christmas Songbook Concert - Concert For A Cause | Free Tickets, Roland E. Powell Convention Center.  Brian's Christmas Songbook - Featuring Mid-Atlantic Symphony and Melissa Alessi.  Sharing the joy and hope of Christmas through an anthology of songs along with narration by Brian's Dad explaining the importance of texts in hopes that you will be influenced to resist always any temptation to try drugs.  Our SHOW will be a lot of fun!  The Mid - Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, great singers and beautiful Christmas music.  Tickets are available for purchase at Ticketmaster or at the Convention Center Box Office.
·         Saturday - Comic Con 2019, Roland E. Powell Convention Center.  Comic Con Ocean City will happen on Saturday, Dec. 14.  Dress up and bring the kids to this exciting family event.  Tickets cost $10, and can be purchased at the door.  Tickets are cash only.  Admission is $10, and kids 9 years and younger are free.
·         Saturday - SantaCon 9 OCMD, SantaCon Ocean City.  Join others in an eventful Saturday afternoon full of Santas in Ocean City!  Participating Venues Include: Cork Bar & Grill, The Bearded Clam, The Lucky Anchor Bar & Grill, Wild Bills, Pickles Pub, 28th Street Pit-n-Pub, Buxy's Salty Dog Saloon, Mother's Cantina, Coins Restaurant.
·         Monday - Ravens Rap Show - Chance To Win Tickets To Ravens Home Games, The Original Greene Turtle.  Ravens Rap Show Live - all you need to know about your hometown team!  Join your hosts Mike Bradley of 92.7 FM with his special guests each week for expert analysis, fun commentary and insider information.  The Ravens Rap Show is filmed LIVE every Monday night from 6-7pm at The Original Greene Turtle!  Every show you attend gets you more chances to win Ravens Tickets to home Ravens games vs the Bears, the Dolphins, the Lions and the Colts (must be present to win) and other giveaways from sponsors!  While you are here, you might as well have a cold beer; $2.75 Miller Lite and Coors Light Bottles and Drafts and $2.75 Rail Drinks.

Funny Poop
·         A trucker who has been out on the road for three weeks stops into a brothel outside Vegas.  He walks straight up to the Madam, drops down $500 and says, "I want your ugliest woman and a bologna sandwich!!!"
The Madam is astonished.  "But sir, for that kind of money you could have one of my finest ladies and a three-course meal."
The trucker replies, "Listen sweetheart, I ain’t horny, I’m homesick."
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, December 4, 2019

Weekly Poop 12/4/19



Roost #44 Poop
·         From the Prez
December Roost meeting will be WEDNESDAY, December 11th due to Ravens/Jets on Thursday December 12th.  Meeting at Alley Oops.

At the November 14th meeting, Bob Munroe was elected Chair of the Nominating Committee to assemble the slate of candidates for the Election for Officers for 2020.  The following positions are open for election:
President
Vice President
Recording Secretary
Sergeant of Arms
Treasurer
Corresponding Secretary
If you are interested in running for one of these offices, you must contact Bob at rjm73054@gmail.com to have your name placed on the slate of candidates for the 2020 election.  See the By Laws on our website for the responsibilities of each position.  See Article VI Officers and Article VII Nominations & Elections.
At the December 11 Membership Meeting, Bob will announce the slate of candidates.  Nominations can also be made from the floor at the meeting.  After the meeting, all nominations are closed.  The election will be held at the January Membership Meeting.  Call/Text or Email me if you have any questions- 410-598-4597 or eric_waterman@comcast.net.

·         Dates to Remember:
o    12/11 – Monthly Roost Meeting
o    12/13 – Roost Christmas Party (at Mio Fratello’s)

·         Membership: Please mail your dues to: Susan Berterman, 12290 Dixie Drive, Bishopville, MD, 21813.  Still only $30 per year.  We have 127 current paid members.

·         Ticket Exchange:
o    Nick Costa (non-Ravens Roost 44 member) is selling his Ravens’ PSLs and season tickets.  Nick’s phone is 410-428-0131.
o    2 seats up for sale.  They are Section 519, Row 17, Seats 7 & 8 - $1,350.00 for the whole season or I am selling for individual games.  Thanks, Matt Herrmann matt.herrmann@comcast.net
o    Tickets for sale for Jets (non-Ravens Roost 44 member) – Section 145, seats 3 & 4.  Face value $102 each.  Call Nancy 312.560.1627.
·         Game Bus: The Ravens Bus will be running this year.  Both Season Passes and Individual Games Seats are available (on a limited basis).  Please contact Bill Regan for information.  The pickup locations are as follows. Please arrive a few minutes early.
o    Ocean City Elementary School - Departing 7:00 am.  Address: 12828 Center Dr, Ocean City, MD 21842
o    Worcester County Library Ocean Pines - Departing 7:30.  Address: 11107 Cathell Rd, Berlin, MD 21811
o    Roses Millsboro - Departing 8 am.  Address: 29859 Dupont Blvd, Millsboro, DE 19966
My email address: bregan@redsuncustom.com.  My cell: 410-430-7902.  Text is best.
·         Penguin Swim:
o    The OC Ravens Roost #44 Penguin Swim Team registration page is now available.  Anyone wishing to join the Team, simply go to aghpenguinswim.org, click on "join a team", click on OC Ravens Roost #44, and then register.  Note that it requires a $25 donation by credit card to register.  If you were on the Team last year, be sure to click on "Returning Penguins" to get started.  I will have more information on upcoming events at the meeting.
·         Ravens Rap: Ravens Rap returns!  Join Mike Bradley, Tony Lombardi, and a plethora of special guests every Monday as they review the previous week’s game and preview the upcoming game.  Ravens Rap continues every Monday 6pm throughout the season.  Drinks and food specials!
·         Ravens Roost #44 Football Sweepstakes
Our week 6 $25 Bonus Winner with Score of 101 is Ed Belloff  (ticket 4162).  Another ticket sold by Ron Apperson - I wish he would have sold me my tickets!  And, that Bonus Program is really paying off for us!  Enjoy Raven Fans!
If you are keeping track - Winners to Date: Seven - $25 Winners
o    Week 1 - Two $25 Winners for Least Points Scored - Both scored 31 points
§  Tonja Sas (4192) - Rank 4956 - Arizona, Cleveland, Washington
§  Les McKee (4111) - Rank 4957 - Arizona, Denver, Washington
o    Week 2 - One $25 Winners for Most Points Scored - 108 points
§  JoAnn Elder (4151) - Rank 8 - Dallas, Baltimore, Tampa Bay
o    Week 3 - One $25 Winners for Bonus Prize Winner - 100 points
§  Igor Gawryluk (4164) - Guaranteed Weekly Winner Program Award - No rank
o    Week 4 - One $25 Winners for Bonus Prize Winner - 98 points
§  Diane Staines (4119) - Guaranteed Weekly Winner Program Award - No rank
o    Week 5 - One $25 Winners for Bonus Prize Winner - 112 points
§  Terry Jobb (4110) - Guaranteed Weekly Winner Program Award - No rank
o    Week 6 - One $25 Winners for Bonus Prize Winner - 101 points
§  Ed Belloff (4162) - Guaranteed Weekly Winner Program Award - No rank
Congratulations to all our Winners!  Let the Holidays begin!  And the Raven Wondrous Ride Continue!
Contact Michele Sardelis for questions.  Text or Call - 443-928-8286, or email at michele.brill@aol.com.
·         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.
·         Entertainment:
o    Entertainment Schedule 2019:
§  Friday, December 13th, 6:30 – 9:30pm, Roost Christmas Party @ Mio Fratello’s in Fenwick Island.  Live music, 3 drink tix per person.  Dinner choices will be announced at the August Meeting.  Price is $40pp, non-member spouse or SO $65.  Eric and I toured the room where the Christmas Party is to be held @ Mio Fratello.  Beautiful, very spacious room.  We will have a tree and are asking members to donate Ravens decorations for our tree, bring to December meeting. 
Seating is assigned.  We will give out seat assignments and drink tickets when you sign in.  Lite fare (meatball and crab balls) will be served prior to dinner.  Dinner served around 7-730.  We have same band as last year and plenty of dancing (and singing) room.  I hope we have lots of people who know the words to "You never even call me by my name".  It's now a Roost tradition to sing that at all of our functions!  Festivities end at 930.  Looking forward to seeing you all there.  It should be a really fun time.
See attachment to download/print selection form.  Call or text Donna @ 410-627-7597 or email @ chapshouse@comcast,net.

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 thru January 1 - Winterfest Of Lights, Northside Park, Northside Park, 125th Street & the Bay.  Admission is $5.00 for those 12 years & older, and FREE for those 11 years and younger.
For over twenty-five years, Winterfest of Lights has delighted families with its holiday light displays, music and attractions.  Take a ride through 58-acres of animated displays on the Winterfest Express.  Board the train and enjoy the synchronized holiday music as you glide past spectacular lighted displays, including the Twelve Days of Christmas and other favorite holiday themes.  Visit the heated Winterfest pavilion, buy a cup of hot chocolate at the OC Recreation Boosters Café, and browse the Gift Shop for that special stocking stuffer or gift.  Santa and Mrs. Claus are available for photos every night until December 23.  On New Year’s Eve, ring in the New Year with entertainment, giveaways and fireworks at midnight.  Be sure to visit Winterfest of Lights at Northside Park for that lasting holiday memory!
Hours: Sunday to Thursday 5:30PM to 9:30PM, Friday & Saturday 5:30PM to 10:30PM.
·         Tonight - Red Doors Community Center Presents: A Christmas Cabaret, Roland E. Powell Convention Center.  The Red Doors Community Center presents A Christmas Cabaret.  Tickets may be purchased in the Visitors Center at the Ocean City Convention Center on 40th Street or on Ticketmaster.com.  Tickets: $10.
·         Tomorrow - Berlin Christmas Parade, Historic Berlin.  Join us for the Berlin Christmas parade featuring high school bands, floats, marching units and a special appearance by Santa Claus.  The parade route will begin at the Berlin Welcome Center and Main Street and will travel north through the town.
·         Friday - Selbyville Christmas Parade.  Annual Selbyville Christmas Parade along Church Street with festive floats, marching bands, fire trucks, antique cars and of course a visit from Santa Claus.  Santa's house: Santa will be at his house to meet with parade attendees before he climbs into the fire truck in the parade from 5:30pm to 7:00pm.  He will be making his list with the help of his elves.  Parade starts at 7pm.
·         Saturday - Santa's Open Charity Golf Tournament, Ocean Pines Golf Club.  Hit the links for the 27th Annual Santa's Open at the Ocean Pines Golf & Country Club on Saturday, December 7th!  Share in the holiday spirit and help spread joy through this spectacular golf event.  Eat, golf and have fun.  Most importantly, help raise money and provide holiday gifts for local children with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Eastern Shore!
·         Saturday - Ocean City Christmas Parade - Wonderful Holiday Parade, Gold Coast Mall, 115th St.  Wonderful holiday parade with nearly 1,000 participants including local school bands, floats, marching units, the popular camelids from Diamond State Llama Farm and Santa Claus.  Many activities in Gold Coast Mall following the parade.  The Ocean City Christmas Parade starts Saturday at 11am at Old Landing Road and marches northbound in the southbound lanes of Coastal Highway to the judges stand at 120th Street.  Parade route subject to change.  For more information, please contact Brenda Moore at the Town Hall of Ocean City, MD.
·         Saturday - The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Celebration Tour, Roland E. Powell Convention Center.  For almost thirty years, Country Music Hall of Fame members The Oak Ridge Boys have been a part of their fans' holiday seasons with their annual Christmas tour.  The Grammy Award-winning group will play their Shine The Light On Christmas show, Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the Ocean City Maryland Performing Arts Center.  Doors will open at 7:30 pm and the show will begin at 8:00pm.  Tickets: $55 and $65.
·         Sunday - 22nd Annual Hots "4" Tots Chili Cook Off - Toys for Tots Fundraiser, The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille West OC.  Join the Horizon Group of Keller Williams Realty for its 22nd Annual Hots "4" TOTS Chili Cook Off at the Greene Turtle in West Ocean City, Sunday, Dec. 8th.  Donations from the event go to Worcester County G.O.L.D. and the Ocean City Police Department toy drive.  Admission for the cook off is $10 or one unwrapped toy, which allows each guest to have unlimited chili samples and drink specials.  There will be cash prizes for the top three best tasting chili and "best in show."
·         Sunday - Mid-Atlantic Symphony "From Movie Themes to Classics", Roland E. Powell Convention Center.  An American Premiere by an Argentine-American composer opens our season!  Lalo Schifrin, known for his legendary film scores, such as Mission Impossible and Bullitt, is also a wonderful concert music composer.  His mandolin concerto has been commissioned by Europe’s foremost mandolinist, Vincent Beer-Demander, whose enthralling stage presence and virtuosity will certainly transport you.  As a companion piece, we will play Nicolas Mazmanian’s Mission Impossible Variations, and we will close the concert with Beethoven’s Olympian Symphony No. 7, which Wagner called “the apotheosis of dance”.  Tickets Now on Sale: $45
·         Monday - Holiday Movie: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Sun & Surf Cinema.  Cozy up with some popcorn and The Griswolds when National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation comes to Sun & Surf Cinema on December 9, now with TWO showtimes at 7:00 & 7:15 PM!  As the holidays approach, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) wants to have a perfect family Christmas, so he pesters his wife, Ellen (Beverly D'Angelo), and children, as he tries to make sure everything is in line, including the tree and house decorations.  However, things go awry quickly.  His hick cousin, Eddie (Randy Quaid), and his family show up unplanned and start living in their camper on the Griswold property.  Even worse, Clark's employers renege on the holiday bonus he needs.
·         Monday - Ravens Rap Show - Chance To Win Tickets To Ravens Home Games, The Original Greene Turtle.  Ravens Rap Show Live - all you need to know about your hometown team!  Join your hosts Mike Bradley of 92.7 FM with his special guests each week for expert analysis, fun commentary and insider information.  The Ravens Rap Show is filmed LIVE every Monday night from 6-7pm at The Original Greene Turtle!  Every show you attend gets you more chances to win Ravens Tickets to home Ravens games vs the Bears, the Dolphins, the Lions and the Colts (must be present to win) and other giveaways from sponsors!  While you are here, you might as well have a cold beer; $2.75 Miller Lite and Coors Light Bottles and Drafts and $2.75 Rail Drinks.

Funny Poop
·         There was a man that was born on the fifth day of the fifth month of 1955, whose lucky number was five.  On his birthday he went to the racetrack and was astounded that in the fifth race (scheduled for five o’clock) a horse called Pentagram was running, with the odds of 55 to 1.  Rushing off to the bank, the man was astonished to find he had $5,555.55 in his bank account.  He withdrew the whole amount, dashed back to the races, and bet all of it on Pentagram to win.  Pentagram, obviously, came in fifth.
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