Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Weekly Poop 6/6/18

Roost #44 Poop
·         From the PrezOnce again, we had a great time at the Council of Roosts Convention Parade.  We rode a boardwalk tram and dressed as tourists.  Congratulations to Susan who directed the operation, Frank for the great music throughout the parade and Jo Ann and Mary for helping to get the tram.  We all had a blast.  When we stopped in front of the Review Stand, here's what was read to the crowd by the judges:
Welcome Ocean City's Raven Roost #44.  Roost #44 celebrated its 20th Anniversary last year!  Our scholarship golf tournament, our New Years Day Penguin Plunge which raises money for our local hospital and donations to many local charities, food banks and other worthy causes have accounted for over $265,000 since Roost #44 was formed.  And we have fun too!  Our summer picnic, Shorebird games, crab feasts, bull roasts, pub tours, casino trips, away game road trips, Christmas parties and countless trips and tours from Tangier Island to Wallops Island.  We have sponsored home game bus rides and countless tailgate parties since the Roost began.  And we dedicated Johnny Unitas Way which is 19th Street and planted the Johnny Unitas Tree in Northside Park.  Raven Roost #44 is pleased to welcome the Council of Raven Roosts and all its members to our hometown!

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    June 14 – Monthly meeting @ OC 360, 7:30pm.
o    July 12 – Monthly meeting @ OC 360, 7:30pm.
o    July 14 – Summer Picnic @ White Horse Park.  Details soon!
o    July 19 – Shorebirds Game
·         Membership: Thank you everyone for paying your yearly dues.  I am still accepting dues.  Susan White, 32612 Falling Point Road, Dagsboro Delaware 19939.
·         Road Trip: Bus Trip to Charlotte: We are still looking for members to sign up for Charlotte trip.  For those of you who went with us in 2010, remember how much fun we had?  Let's do it again!  Trip is $1050 per couple, this includes bus to and from Charlotte, hotel with full breakfast and 2 game tickets, but we need more people.  Without bus, it will be approx. $750 per couple for game day tickets and 3 nights stay with full breakfast at Doubletree Uptown.  This is the same hotel we used last trip to Charlotte and was close to stadium and bars.  My # is 410.627.7697 call or text, or email
Thanks, 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: Ravens Roost #44 will be awarding $14,200 in scholarships to area high school 2018 graduates at the June 14th meeting.  
The golf committee would like to thank all of the volunteers and Roost members who helped support the 2018 Scholarship Golf Tournament which was held on June 1, 2018.
·         Entertainment:
o    Tentative Entertainment Schedule 2018
§  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
§  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

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 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.

Local Poop
·         Now thru Labor Day - OC Beach Lights Spectacular - Lasers, lights, video, music and special effects, The Beach at North Division Street.  Returning to Ocean City this summer is the fun and exciting free event for the entire family, OC Beach Lights Spectacular!
Beach Lights will begin Memorial Day weekend and run nightly through Labor Day from 9pm to 11pm.  Special 3-minute displays at 9:00pm, 9:20pm, 9:40pm, 10:00pm, 10:20pm, 10:40pm, and 11:00pm.
This lighting attraction features high-powered searchlights that accent the sky and surrounding area around N. Division Street and the Boardwalk.  Searchlights move and sway, creating a dance of light to musical selections played through boardwalk speakers.  The lights change into a variety of colors, bathing the surrounding beachscape and boardwalk in vibrant colors.
·         Tonight - Free Movie on the Beach - Carousel Resort Hotel and Condominiums.  Enjoy free movies on the beach in Ocean City Maryland every Wednesday from June 6 to August 29 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.  Movie starts at dusk. For more information, call 800-626-2326.
Save the Date - Complete Season Schedule:
o    June 6: Back to the Future
o    June 13: Frozen
o    June 20: Despicable Me 3
o    June 27: Paddington 2
o    July 11: Nut Job 2, Nutty By Nature
o    July 18: CoCo
o    July 25: The Lego Ninjango Movie
o    August 1: Leap
o    August 8: Justice League
o    August 15: Cars 3
o    August 22: Moana
o    August 29: Wonder Woman
·         Saturday & Sunday - Longboard Weekend Pro Surf Contest - Castle in the Sand.  Bring some chairs and grab your spot to watch one of the best contests around!  Viewing areas are from 36th - 38th Street.  On Saturday, 16 teams of 5 compete on longboards on two surf areas, 36 to 37th Street.  On Sunday, professional surfers come to Town to compete for $5,000 in prize money.  Giveaways and kids activities on the beach.

Funny Poop
·         Joe passed away.  His will provided $30,000 for an elaborate funeral.
As the last guests departed the affair, his wife, Helen, turned to her oldest friend.
"Well, I'm sure Joe would be pleased," she said.
"I'm sure you're right," replied Jody, who lowered her voice and leaned in close.
"How much did this really cost?"
"All of it," said Helen.  "Thirty thousand."
"No!"  Jody exclaimed.  "I mean, it was very nice, but $30,000?"
Helen answered.  "The funeral was $6,500.  I donated $500 to the church.  The wake, food and drinks were another $500.  The rest went for the memorial stone."
Jody computed quickly.  "$22,500 for a memorial stone?  My God, how big is it?!"
"Two and a half carats."

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