Roost #44 Poop
· From the Prez – Springfest 2018 Big Success! Almost 40 Raven Roost #44 members volunteered to help raise funds for our charities and the Roost at last week’s Springfest. We hosted a beer truck for the festival. This only happens every 5 years. Our next opportunity should be the 2023 Sunfest. We raised approximately $8,000 and most importantly, we had big time fun doing it. Thanks to all the volunteers! See some pics in this month’s Newsletter!
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 Thursday – Monthly Roost Meeting, 7:30pm.
o Thursday, May 31 thru Sunday, June 3 – Council of Ravens Roost Annual Convention
o Friday, June 1 – Scholarship Golf Tournament
· Membership: Thank you everyone for paying your yearly dues. As of today we have 124 members in our Roost, I am still accepting dues. Susan White, 32612 Falling Point Road, Dagsboro Delaware 19939.
· Convention: Advanced convention registration closed, but members that want to attend can still register, it’s just too late to get a goodie bag. You can even register at the convention if you want. If you are still interested, contact Jo Ann @ email@example.com. We have 22 members going to the convention.
· Convention Parade: We have 27 people signed up for convention parade, and can’t accept any more since we need at least 75% of our participants to be registered for the convention.
We have booked the Tram, and Susan White will be taking care of everything the day of the parade.
We will be wearing the Roost Hawaiian Shirts and your lower portion of your body should be either khaki or white shorts, Capri’s or such. Shoes would prefer closed shoe since I don’t want anyone tripping or falling in flip flops or sandals please. We have a total of 7 participants that do not have the roost Hawaiian shirts and are looking for loaners for the participants. If you have a loaner please contact myself or Susan White; If you can loan a shirt please put your name inside your shirt using painters or masking tape so we can make sure you get your shirt back and bring to the May meeting.
The Theme for the parade is “Riding the Wave to Ravenstown”. We are looking for surfboards and boogie boards, including any beach related items to help compliment the theme. And you can wear anything that would complement this theme of riding the wave.
We have ordered purple “grape” salt water taffy to give away.
We will be meeting at The address is 703 South Philadelphia Avenue, it is adjacent to the Oceanic Motel at the Inlet. Time will be determined at May meeting
If you have any questions, or if you signed up and have changed your mind please let us know as quickly as possible.
Best Regards & Have a Great Day, Mary Kendall. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
· Road Trip: Bus Trip to Charlotte: Tentatively scheduled 10/26-10/29. Cost will be approximately $975 per couple. This includes bus to and from Charlotte, two $85 game tickets, and three nights stay @ the Doubletree Hotel. We will try to do a tailgate party before the game.
I need a head count to determine whether we can come up with enough people to go forward with planning this trip. So, come on Roost members, let’s make this a go and have some fun. Call me @ 410.627.7767 or sign up @ Thursday’s meeting. Donna
· 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.
· 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 May meeting.
o Tentative Entertainment Schedule 2018
§ 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)
The status is that we have 32 signed up ( + actually 2 bus drivers that we pay for food only for them). Of the signees 26 have paid, I have now booked it with a deposit and we are good to go. But we still need some more to sign up - especially for the bus because with 19 bus riders the cost pp would be about $10. Let’s get some more for a safety valve and lower bus costs.
§ 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
· Good daily dose of Ravens news notes and nuggets here. It’s getting to the point where I can hardly stand ESPN, but I do go Jamison Hensley’s Blog here to stay up to date with all of the AFC North news.
· All the best Orioles news notes and nuggets at Britt's Bird Watch here.
· Saturday & Sunday - Beachfest Volleyball Festival, Roland E. Powell Convention Center. Fun, competitive indoor volleyball tournament in Ocean City, MD. To register, visit the Beachfest website or contact Richard Comly at email@example.com.
· Saturday - Fight The Bite 5K Walk/Run, Ocean City Boardwalk. The Lyme Disease Awareness 5K is a fundraising event providing information and prevention while educating the public about the short and long term effects of an illness that is indemic in Worcester County. The Lyme Disease Awareness 5K will begin and end on the boardwalk at the south west end of the boards and Inlet parking lot. Registration, stage, and festivities will be set up adjacent to the south west tram station.
The good health of our families and ourselves is our most valued asset. In our area, a danger to that asset is lurking. Whether there are children on a sports field, a family hiking or camping, your favorite outdoorsman hunting or fishing, yourself or your spouse golfing on one of our county’s beautiful courses, or gardening in your own yard, all of these activities expose us to the most common vector borne disease: Borrelia Burgdorferi, more commonly known as Lyme Disease. The odds are high that you already know someone who has been impacted by tick borne illness. Odds are higher that there are people with this illness that are unaware of its existence.
Did you know that Lyme Disease often comes with additional “co- infections” that makes it even more difficult to diagnose and treat? We are passionate about raising awareness and educating the community on ways to protect themselves from and identify the signs of tick related illness. We are asking for your help. We will do the heavy lifting, starting with a Lyme Disease Awareness 5K. This event will help raise funds to provide free educational materials to the public as well as billboards and a website address to refer to for current information about diagnosis and treatment. With the proper steps, we all can be safer from this insidious disease.
For more information, contact Angela Burke at 410-443-0700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
· Saturday - White Marlin Festival & Crab Soup Cook Off - Compete for the Title of Best Crab Soup, Somerset Plaza at Somerset St. in Downtown OC. Taste & help judge the resort’s finest crab soups for a small fee. Enjoy music, clowns, face painters and magicians. Local community group exhibits. Located at Somerset Plaza, just off the Boardwalk on Somerset Street in downtown Ocean City. Saturday, Noon to 3pm. $15 per person to sample all soups and vote for your favorite. For more information, contact the Downtown Association at 410-289-1413 or visit www.downtownassociation.net.
· Saturday - Rat Pack Together Again, Roland E. Powell Performing Arts Center. A thrilling night of great music and song. Experience Frank, Dean, and Sammy perform with their 8-piece Big Band, Swingtopia. The Rat Pack will perform all their wonderful songs, comedy, and sketches. A great show you don't want to miss - the music that inspired and thrilled an entire generation! Rat Pack Together Again! brings these characters to life before your very eyes. For more information, visit www.ratpacktogetheragain.com. Saturday, May 12, 2018, at 7:30pm at the OC Performing Arts Center, located in the OC Convention Center. Ticket prices are $35 & $45.
· A guy and a girl meet at a bar. They get along so well that they decide to go to the girl's place. A few drinks later, the guy takes off his shirt and then washes his hands. He then takes of his trousers and washes his hands again.
The girl has been watching him and says, "You must be a dentist."
The guy, surprised, says "Yes! How did you figure that out?"
"Easy," she replied, "you keep washing your hands."
One thing led to another and they make love. After they have done, the girl says, "You must be a good dentist."
The guy, now with a boosted ego says, "Sure, I'm a good dentist. How did you figure that out?"
She said, "Didn't feel a thing!"
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· Life is short. Focus on the good.
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