Roost #44 Poop
· From the Prez – The next Roost Meeting is at our regular meeting spot at OC 360 in the Fenwick Inn on April 12th at 7:30pm. At the meeting we will have Sign Up sheets for the Beer Truck at Springfest, the Convention, the Parade, and the Shorebirds Game on July 19th. Please contact me if you have any interest or questions if you can't attend the meeting and we will we have the right person get back to you.
Remember that your Roost Membership card entitles you to a 20% discount on food, beverage & apparel purchases at the Original Greene Turtle (116th St.). We encourage all Roost members and committees to patronize the Original Greene Turtle!
Remember that we collect plastic grocery bags at every Roost meeting. These bags are used by Diakonia (Local Food Bank & Homeless Shelter) to distribute food contributions to the needy. My white Ford pickup truck is parked in front of OC 360 at every Roost meeting. 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 Tomorrow – Monthly Roost Meeting, 7:30pm @ OC 360.
o Friday – Casino Trip to Harrington
o Tuesday, May 1 – Entertainment Committee meeting.
o Friday, June 1 – Scholarship Golf Tournament
· Membership: Thank you everyone for paying your yearly dues. As of today we have 110 members in our Roost, I am still accepting dues. Susan White, 32612 Falling Point Road, Dagsboro Delaware 19939.
· Convention: Convention registrations and checks (made out to Ravens Roost 44 for $60 per person) must be submitted to me at the April 12 meeting. Any orders for t-shirts must also be submitted at that time.
Anyone can buy a commemorative t-shirt. Color choices for men are: ash, purple and white for t-shirts and tank tops; ladies--gray, purple, and white for V-neck t-shirts or tanks, and ash and purple for hoodies. Costs are $11-16 for men's, $13-15 for ladies, and $22 to $28 for the hoodies. The Council is also offering moisture wick short-sleeve and long-sleeves shirts in white, gray and purple. The moisture wick short sleeve range is from $13 to $19 for short-sleeve and $16-$20 for long-sleeve.
I have received the list of activities for the weekend. Some old favorites--horseshoes, corn hole, and bingo, in addition to some new ones--laser tag and plinko. Anyone registered for the convention may participate in the activities. I will have more details at the meeting.
Please consider joining your fellow Roost members at this giant party. It is a weekend full of fun, and hopefully sun (whatever that is!).
Jo Ann Elder firstname.lastname@example.org
· Convention Parade: Just wanted to share with everyone, that we found out today we will be able to get a Boardwalk Tram for the convention parade. I would think that with the Tram we will have many more members sign up to participate for the parade. I will have a signup sheet at the next membership meeting. Along with your name I will need your shirt size so we can order shirts for the parade. I will need a final count of everyone participating by the end of the meeting, so if you are sure you can participate please contact me right away so I can put your name on the list.
Should you have any questions please feel free to contact me at my email address or cellphone below. Looking forward to an overwhelming response for the parade.
Keep inn mind, per the Council’s rules, 75% of the marchers need to be registered for the convention. So, for example, in order to have 20 people march, 15 of them need to be registered for the convention.
· Harrington Trip: The Harrington Casino Trip is set:
o Departing: Montego Bay , Rose’s DE
o Cost: $20.00 per person, includes $15.00 free slot play and $7.00 towards lunch buffet
o Departing: Harrington at
· Apparel: 20th Anniversary Gear in Stock! There a few 20th Anniversary T shirts, Hoodies and Long Sleeve Shirts available in three colors - Black, Purple and Gray. Call me at 410-598-4597 if you're interested. Thanks, Eric.
· Penguin Swim: Each month Burley Oak Brewing Company has a guest artist display their work starting with the Berlin "2nd Friday" celebration. My artwork will be featured during the month of April. I am donating 10% of all sales during that month's show to the RR44 Penguin Swim Team's fundraising efforts for the annual AGH Penguin Swim. In conjunction with my show, the AGH Foundation is hosting a guest bar-tending event on Monday April 16 @ 6pm, to benefit "Healthway Drive Community Garden", a partnership between Atlantic General Hospital, Worcester County Health Department, and Berlin Nursing and Rehab Center. The event will include 2 Bartenders from Fagers Island donating tips, 50/50 raffle, Raffle of Basket of Cheer, 10% of bar ring donated by Burley Oak, and Live music from Darren Engh. Thanks, Gary Miller.
· Scholarship Golf Tournament: The Scholarship Golf committee once again are looking for donations of beer, wine, and liquor for the Ravens Roost Scholarship Golf Tournament basket of cheer. Donations will be picked-up at the April & May meetings.
o Tentative Entertainment Schedule 2018
§ April 13 – Harrington Bus Trip
§ May 1 – Entertainment Committee Meeting
§ May 3-6 – Springfest (Beer Truck)
§ May 31-June 3 – Council Convention
§ June 1 – Roost Scholarship Golf Tournament
§ June 2 – Convention Parade
§ July 14 – Annual Picnic
§ July 19 – Shorebirds Game - Shorebirds Event Thursday evening 7/19/18: $28pp (includes 2 hr. buffet, table/chair seating, giveaway visor & $2 pint cans)
There will be a signup sheet at the next meeting. We need at least 30 to signup + at least $250 deposit to book the event (Last year we had 53). We only have 24 signups so far so we cannot book our date yet. Anyone who can write a check or cash for $28pp can help us get it started. Those who cannot attend the meeting please call Ron at 302-436-4790 or email email@example.com to sign up. There will also be a bus for an extra charge if we have enough interested.
4/12/18 Update: The Shorebirds event has still not been booked since we only have 24 members but I am now opening it up to friends/family of members and that makes 26 so far. Sign up sheet again at April meeting. All signups must check yes or no on going by the bus. Need to have a count for that.
§ September 29 – Crab Feast
§ October 27 – Halloween Bull & Oyster Roast
§ November ? – Harrington Bus Trip
§ December 7 – Christmas Party
o Potential Activities Under Discussion
§ Bus Trip to Canton
§ Duckaneer Cruise
§ Pub Crawl Kent Island
§ Eastern Shore Ghost Bus Tour
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· Saturday - Susan G. Komen Ocean City Race For The Cure - 5K Walk/Run, Inlet Parking Lot, the Boardwalk, and Baltimore Avenue. The race, which takes place along Ocean City’s famous Boardwalk, is comprised of a 5K (3.1 miles) competitive run (timed), a 5K recreational run, a 5K walk and a 1 mile family fun walk. The Race Village will once again be set up in the Inlet.
Race Day Schedule:
· 7:30am - Survivor, Registration and Donation Tents Open
· 8:30 am: Aerobic Warm-Up
· 9:00 am: 5K (3.1) Time Run, Recreational Run/Walk and 1 Mile Family Fun Walk
Registration: Adults, $30; timed runners add $5. Youths (11 and under), $15. For more information call Lori Yates at 410-938-8990
· April 15 thru 29 - Ocean City Spring Restaurant Week - One Price, Two Weeks...Plenty of Tasty Options.
Many spectacular restaurants will create special menus designed to tempt your taste buds. Special, fixed-priced menus will be offered throughout the two-week event. They may offer a $10, $20, $30 or $40 fixed menu price that may even include dessert!
No passes, tickets or coupons are required. Just simply choose a participating restaurant and dine out during the dates of the promotion.
For information call the Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association at 1-800-626-2326 x 2, visit http://www.oceancityrestaurantweek.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
· A traveler once visited a small village in the countryside. At the local bar, someone asked him if he was married. "I'm divorced, actually. Never could find a woman I didn't end up fighting with all the time," he replied.
The local man said: "Then you should go talk to the old couple that lives on the hill outside the village. Rumor has it that they've been married over 60 years and they've never fought this whole time."
"What?? That's impossible! Everyone has fights!" Exclaimed the traveler. But the local swore to him it was the truth and nothing but.
The traveler just had to check it out, and in the morning he knocked on the door of the little house on the hill and was immediately welcomed by the husband, who invited him in for tea. After the traveler explained why he came to see him, the man smiled and nodded.
"It's true. We never fight."
"PLEASE," begged the traveler, "can you tell me your secret?"
"Well," said the old man, "it all started about 60 years ago, right after the wedding. We were riding our mule back to town and walking it down the street when it tripped over a stone and my wife said to him: 'That's one.'
"We kept riding and he tripped again on another stone, which made my wife immediately say: 'That's two.'
"Two minutes later, the mule trips over a stone again. My wife said: 'That's three.' She pulled out a gun I never knew she had and shot it in the head without thinking twice! I was shocked and yelled at her: 'What the heck do you think you're doing? We needed that mule! Are you crazy?!'
"My wife looked me straight in the eye and said: 'That's one.'
"And we haven't had a fight since."
· The wedding day was fast approaching. Everything was ready, and nothing could dampen Jennifer's excitement, not even her parents' nasty divorce. Her mother Sheila finally found the PERFECT dress to wear and would be the best dressed mother of the bride EVER!
A week later, Jennifer was horrified to learn her new young stepmother, Barbie, had purchased the same dress. She asked Barbie to exchange the dress, but Barbie refused, "Absolutely not! I'm going to wear this dress; I'll look like a million in it!"
Jennifer told her mother, who graciously replied, "Never mind dear. I'll get another dress, after all it's your special day, not hers."
Two weeks later, another dress was finally found. When they stopped for lunch, Jennifer asked her mother, "What are you going to do with the first dress? Maybe you should return it. You don't have any place to wear it."
Sheila grinned and replied, "Of course, I do, dear! I'm wearing it to the rehearsal dinner!"
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