Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Weekly Poop 5/15/19



Roost #44 Poop
·        From the Prez
Our next Roost meeting is June 13th at OC 360. The July meeting will be held at our Picnic on July 14th.
Still accepting donations and contributions to the 22nd Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament.  Advertising for the Tournament appeared in last week's Bayside Gazette and Maryland Coast Dispatch.  Please contact me if you would like to send contributions or donations.  eric_waterman@comcast.net.  Thanks to all the members who have already contributed.  Thanks also to our members who have volunteered to help out on the day of the Tournament - Trish Neal, Sandy and Ken Taras, Gary Miller, Carol & Bob Munroe, Bob and Marie Rose and Karen McMullen.  Special thanks to the Committee CoChair Don McMullen and Committee members Pat & Fritz Lahner, Mike Eder, Matt Herrmann, Bob Rose and Gary Miller.  Thanks also to Marc Grimes for lending his help in guiding us with this effort to keep the Scholarship Tournament alive.
A special thanks to Steve Szlasa who will be presenting the checks to the winners of the scholarships at Indian River High; Marty Brewster who will present the checks to the winners at of Stephen Decatur High; and Don McMullen who will present the checks to the winners at Worcester Prep.  This year, Roost #44 will present 7 scholarships to the three high schools totaling $14,200.00.  This will bring the total money awarded in scholarships to $187,000.00 since the inception of the program. Congratulations to all the winners!
Our major sponsors this year are The Original Greene Turtle, the Atlantic General Hospital and the Matt Ortt Company.  Thank you to all our major sponsor!
·        Dates to Remember:
o   5/30-6/2 – Council Convention
o   5/31 – Scholarship Golf Tourney
o   6/1 – Convention Parade
o   6/13 – Monthly Roost Meeting
o   7/14 – Monthly Roost Meeting
o   7/14 – Annual Roost Summer Picnic
o   7/25 – Shorebirds Game
o   10/5 – Crab Feast

·        Membership: Please mail your dues to: Susan Berterman, 32612 Falling Point Road, Dagsboro Delaware 19939.  Still only $30 per year.  We have 109 current paid members.

·        Parade – Big plans for the Convention Parade.  Don’t want to give anything away, but it’s going to be a hunka hunka burnin’ good time!
·        Convention: The Council Convention will be held from Thursday, May 30 to Sunday, June 2, this year.  They have a graded cost depending on when your application and payment are made.  You can still sign up at the May meeting, $75 each and no souvenirs.  There is a one-day (Saturday) registration for $50 each and no souvenirs.
For those who have not signed up for the convention, I want you to know what you’re missing!  All of these activities are for registered attendees, with the exception of volunteering for the set-up and breakdown before and after the convention of the food tents, and parade marshals on Saturday morning.
Miller Lite Olympics:  New this year.  Thursday, May 30, 6:30 PM.  4 Teams; $5 per team to play, which goes to our convention charity. The description is 10 games, alternating between physical and mental challenges.  The organizers are suggesting team names and costumes.
Open Mic Karoake:  Thursday, 6:30-10 PM.  This is just for fun—no judging or prizes.  Let me know if you’re interested.
Miniature Golf:  Friday, 9 AM at Game World.  1 team of 2.  We already have 2 players for this event-- I’m willing to get a backup team, if anyone is interested.
Convention Quest.  Friday at 11 AM.  This is a walking “hunt” which takes place at the Castle in the Sand.  There is no limit of the number of teams, no more than 4 players on each team.
Corn Hole:  Friday, 3 PM, and Saturday, 2 PM.  Each Roost may enter 3 teams of 2 players.
Horseshoes.  Friday, 3 PM and Saturday, 2 PM.   Each Roost may enter 4 teams of 2 players. 
Karaoke:  Friday 7-9 PM.  Anyone interested?  Let me know.
Parade:  Saturday, 10 AM.  Please contact Susan Berterman at 443-655-4912.  Always a great time.
Crazy Hat Parade.  Saturday, 3 PM.  Decorate your hat with your best stuff.
Plinko: Saturday,4-6PM.  There wasn’t any information included, but I do know that it resembles a popular game from the Price is Right.  If you’re interested in doing this, let me know. 
Again, other than set-up, break-down and parade marshals, volunteers needed for convention activities must be registered for the convention.  When you volunteer, I’ll let you know the times for the event for which you volunteer.
Food and Beverage:  Volunteers to help cover tables in the food tent, to work the soda wagon and beer trucks, and ticket takers.  The Council is asking for 1 hour of your time.
Parade Marshals:  Saturday, 8:15 AM at 19th St. and Baltimore Ave. 
Please consider helping with any of these events.  Call me at 410-251-4360, or e-mail jelder10@verizon.net.
Thanks.
Jo Ann

·        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.
·        Excursions: Now that the schedule is out, which away game would you like to see the Roost go to as a group?  Think about it and be ready to talk about it at the next meeting.
·        Entertainment:
o   Entertainment Schedule 2019:
§  Sunday, July 14 – Annual Roost Summer Picnic. 
·        Sign up sheet at next meeting. 
·        Food. Fun. Friends.
·        Sunday, July 14th
·        12 noon -5:00
·        Ocean Pines White Horse Park Pavilion
·        Music, horseshoes, bocce ball.
·        Hot dogs, hamburgers, sausages, corn on the cob, watermelon, cookies, beer, sodas, water etc...
·        Rain or shine
·        Cost: $10 pp cash or check (please pay Ellen Reid) must be paid in advance - **cash or check will be returned to you at the picnic but you must show up to receive your refund.
·        Please bring your own chairs.
·        We need help in setting up and cleaning up afterwards.
·        Look forward to seeing you there.  Any questions see Bob or Carol Munroe.
·        Thank you.
§  Thursday, July 25 - Our annual Shorebirds event for $28 pp including:
·        Game ticket behind home plate with table/chair seating in Hardball Cafe section.
·        2-hour buffet w/popcorn, hot dogs, burgers, barbecue chicken legs, sides, soda, tea.
·        Orange Visor giveaway promo
·        Thirsty Thursday $2 ML/CL 16oz. cans
·        Optional Bus transportation - additional $$ depends on no. of riders (availability confirmed)
·        Open to friends & family
·        Signup sheet at meeting:  We now have 41 people signed up and a deposit has been sent to reserve our spot.  We will keep taking additional people until the June 13th meeting.  So far, 24 have indicated they are riding the bus - we need more riders to bring the cost down.  Game payment only ($28pp) will continue until the June meeting; Bus payment (cash only - $$ tbd) will not be due until either the June meeting or as late as the July meeting.  Sign up/pay Ron at 302-436-4790 or ronapperson@msn.com.
§  Saturday, October 5thRavens Roost #44 Crab Feast @ the Shrimp Boat in West OC, 12-3pm.  Crabs, chicken, corn on the cob, draft beer.  Members only.  Sign up sheet at the next meeting.

§  Potential Activities Under Discussion
·        Bus Trip to Canton
·        Duckaneer Cruise
·        Pub Crawl Kent Island

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.

·        The Ravens 2019 Schedule is live!  Go here for details.

·        Follow all the Orioles news on MASN here from columnist Roch Kubatko.
·        Thinking of listening to the Orioles?  Their affiliates are here: https://www.mlb.com/orioles/schedule/broadcast-affiliates (good luck finding a station in Ocean City that carries them).

Local Poop
·        Thursday thru Sunday - Cruisin' Ocean City, Convention Center and Inlet Lot.  This popular car show features over 3,400 hot rods, customs, classics, street machines, muscle cars and more.  Live entertainment, celebrity guests, special attractions, boardwalk parades, manufacturers vendor midway and more.  Boardwalk Parades.  So many things to see and do, so make sure you cruise on down to Ocean City, MD!  Admission $10/day Thursday and Sunday, $15/day Friday and Saturday.  Children under 14 are free with an adult.  For additional information, visit www.cruisinoceancity.com.

Funny Poop
·        A woman was sure that her husband was cheating on her, and having an affair with the maid.  So she laid down a trap.
One evening she suddenly sent the maid home for the weekend and didn't tell the husband.
That night when they went to bed, the husband gave the old story: Excuse me my dear, my stomach aches, and went to the bathroom.
The wife promptly went into the maid's bed.  She switched the lights off.  When he came in silently, he wasted no time or words but quickly got on top of her...
When he finished and was still panting, the wife said: "You didn't expect to find me in this bed, did you?"  And then she switched on the light...
"No madam," said the gardener.
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.

·        Preakness on Saturday.  Remember the greatest horse that ever lived?  He only won the Preakness by 2 ½ lengths, but then went on to with the Belmont by an unbelievable 31 lengths.  There was Man O’ War, there was Citation, and then there was Secretariat. 




Frank



Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Weekly Poop 5/8/19



Roost #44 Poop
·         From the Prez
Baltimore Colt and NFL Legend Gino Marchetti passed away at the age of 93.  Gino fought at the Battle of the Bulge.  He was an NFL Hall of Famer and a true gentleman.  Gino played in 116 consecutive regular season games from 1956-1964 and was an All Pro each of those nine years.  You were a childhood hero to countless Baltimore Colt fans who will never forget you!  RIP Gino the Giant!

Don't miss the next Roost meeting on May 9th at OC 360.  We will discuss the future location of our monthly meetings.  OC 360 has changed the conditions which we have been working under.  The House Committee has investigated some alternative locations and we will be discussing these options as well as whether we should stay at OC 360.  See you at the meeting!

Raven Roost #44 and the Council of Raven Roosts were recognized for their donations to Diakonia, the local food bank and homeless shelter in the Maryland Coast Dispatch on 3/29 and OC Today 4/26.Remember that your Roost Membership card entitles you to a 20% discount on food, beverage & apparel purchases at the Original Greene Turtle. We encourage Roost members and Roost Committees to patronize the Original Greene Turtle. By the way, the Original Greene Turtle is a major sponsor of our College Golf Scholarship Tournament every year and we appreciate their support.
My white Ford pickup truck will be at the next meeting.  The back will be open if you would like to donate plastic bags to Diakonia (local food bank and homeless shelter).  The bags are used to help distribute food contributions to the needy.  Simply put your plastic bags (TIED UP TIGHTLY) in the bed of the truck.  This is a great way to recycle plastic bags for a good cause.

·         Dates to Remember:
o    5/8 – Entertainment Meeting
o    5/9 – Monthly Roost Meeting
o    5/30-6/2 – Council Convention
o    5/31 – Scholarship Golf Tourney
o    6/1 – Convention Parade
o    6/13 – Monthly Roost Meeting
o    7/14 – Monthly Roost Meeting
o    7/14 – Annual Roost Summer Picnic
o    7/25 – Shorebirds Game
o    10/5 – Crab Feast

·         Membership: Please mail your dues to: Susan Berterman, 32612 Falling Point Road, Dagsboro Delaware 19939.  Still only $30 per year. 

·         Parade – Big plans for the Convention Parade.  Going to be a lot of fun.  Thanks in advance to Debbie, Jo Ann, and the gang for making it all possible.
·         Convention: The Council Convention will be held from Thursday, May 30 to Sunday, June 2, this year.  They have a graded cost depending on when your application and payment are made.  You can still sign up at the May meeting, $75 each and no souvenirs.  There is a one-day (Saturday) registration for $50 each and no souvenirs.
For those who have not signed up for the convention, I want you to know what you’re missing!  All of these activities are for registered attendees, with the exception of volunteering for the set-up and breakdown before and after the convention of the food tents, and parade marshals on Saturday morning.
Miller Lite Olympics:  New this year.  Thursday, May 30, 6:30 PM.  4 Teams; $5 per team to play, which goes to our convention charity. The description is 10 games, alternating between physical and mental challenges.  The organizers are suggesting team names and costumes.
Open Mic Karoake:  Thursday, 6:30-10 PM.  This is just for fun—no judging or prizes.  Let me know if you’re interested.
Miniature Golf:  Friday, 9 AM at Game World.  1 team of 2.  We already have 2 players for this event-- I’m willing to get a backup team, if anyone is interested.
Convention Quest.  Friday at 11 AM.  This is a walking “hunt” which takes place at the Castle in the Sand.  There is no limit of the number of teams, no more than 4 players on each team.
Corn Hole:  Friday, 3 PM, and Saturday, 2 PM.  Each Roost may enter 3 teams of 2 players.
Horseshoes.  Friday, 3 PM and Saturday, 2 PM.   Each Roost may enter 4 teams of 2 players. 
Karaoke:  Friday 7-9 PM.  Anyone interested?  Let me know.
Parade:  Saturday, 10 AM.  Please contact Susan Berterman at 443-655-4912.  Always a great time.
Crazy Hat Parade.  Saturday, 3 PM.  Decorate your hat with your best stuff.
Plinko: Saturday,4-6PM.  There wasn’t any information included, but I do know that it resembles a popular game from the Price is Right.  If you’re interested in doing this, let me know. 
Again, other than set-up, break-down and parade marshals, volunteers needed for convention activities must be registered for the convention.  When you volunteer, I’ll let you know the times for the event for which you volunteer.
Food and Beverage:  Volunteers to help cover tables in the food tent, to work the soda wagon and beer trucks, and ticket takers.  The Council is asking for 1 hour of your time.
Parade Marshals:  Saturday, 8:15 AM at 19th St. and Baltimore Ave. 
Please consider helping with any of these events.  Call me at 410-251-4360, or e-mail jelder10@verizon.net.
Thanks.
Jo Ann
·         Scholarship Golf: Golf Tournament info and sign up sheets are up on the website.  Next meeting at the Original Greene Turtle April 30th @ 7:30pm.

·         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.
·         Excursions: Now that the schedule is out, which away game would you like to see the Roost go to as a group?  Think about it and be ready to talk about it at the next meeting.
·         Entertainment:
o    Entertainment Committee Meeting May 9, 1pm, at the Original Greene Turtle
o    Entertainment Schedule 2019:
§  Sunday, July 14 – Annual Roost Summer Picnic. 
·         Sign up sheet at next meeting. 
·         Food. Fun. Friends.
·         Sunday,July 14th
·         12 noon -5:00
·         Ocean Pines White Horse Park Pavilion
·         Music, horseshoes, bocce ball.
·         Hot dogs, hamburgers, sausages, corn on the cob, watermelon, cookies, beer, sodas, water etc...
·         Rain or shine
·         Cost: $10 pp cash or check (please pay Ellen Reid) must be paid in advance - **cash or check will be returned to you at the picnic but you must show up to receive your refund.
·         Please bring your own chairs.
·         We need help in setting up and cleaning up afterwards.
·         Look forward to seeing you there.  Any questions see Bob or Carol Munroe.
·         Thank you.
§  Thursday, July 25 - Our annual Shorebirds event for $28 pp including:
·         Game ticket behind home plate with table/chair seating in Hardball Cafe section.
·         2-hour buffet w/popcorn, hot dogs, burgers, barbecue chicken legs, sides, soda, tea.
·         Orange Visor giveaway promo
·         Thirsty Thursday $2 ML/CL 16oz. cans
·         Optional Bus transportation - additional $$ depends on no. of riders (availability confirmed)
·         Open to friends & family
·         Signup sheet at meeting:  We now have 41 people signed up and a deposit has been sent to reserve our spot.  We will keep taking additional people until the June 13th meeting.  So far, 24 have indicated they are riding the bus - we need more riders to bring the cost down.  Game payment only ($28pp) will continue until the June meeting; Bus payment (cash only - $$ tbd) will not be due until either the June meeting or as late as the July meeting.  Sign up/pay Ron at 302-436-4790 or ronapperson@msn.com.
§  Saturday, October 5thRavens Roost #44 Crab Feast @ the Shrimp Boat in West OC, 12-3pm.  Crabs, chicken, corn on the cob, draft beer.  Members only.  Sign up sheet at the next meeting.

§  Potential Activities Under Discussion
·         Bus Trip to Canton
·         Duckaneer Cruise
·         Pub Crawl Kent Island

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.

·         The Ravens 2019 Schedule is live!  Go here for details.

·         Follow all the Orioles news on MASN here from columnist Roch Kubatko.
·         Thinking of listening to the Orioles?  Their affiliates are here: https://www.mlb.com/orioles/schedule/broadcast-affiliates (good luck finding a station in Ocean City that carries them).

Local Poop
·         Saturday - Rat Pack Together Again and their Big Band, Roland E. Powell Convention Center.  Rat Pack Together Again and their Big Band 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, May 11, 2019, 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: $35 & $45.

Funny Poop
·         A Blonde goes over to her friend's house wearing a T.G.I.F. T-shirt.
'Why are you wearing a Thank God It's Friday tee-shirt on Monday?'
'Oh crap!' the blonde says.  'I didn't realize it was a religious T-shirt.  I thought it meant Tits Go In Front'
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.

·         Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there!




Frank