Roost #44 Poop
· From the Prez –
Well, all of a sudden the holidays are here! Our very best wishes for a blessed Thanksgiving for all our members, their friends and families. Life can be tough, but we all have many reasons or people to be thankful for. Our Christmas Party comes up right after Thanksgiving on December 7th at the Big Easy. Our last 2018 Roost meeting will be December 13th at OC 360. Please bring a contribution of canned goods to the December 13th meeting. The canned goods will be donated to Diakonia, the local food bank and homeless shelter. My white Ford pick up truck will be parked out front to accept canned food donations and plastic bags as usual. I'm thankful for all the friends I have met by being a member of Roost #44!!!!! GO RAVENS!!!
ROOST 44 QUILT RAFFLE
If you haven't already purchased raffle tickets for the beautiful handmade Roost quilt that Martha Worthington made, please contact Donna Chaplinski 410-627-7697 or myself at 410-598-4597 as soon as possible. The tickets are only $5.00 and only 300 will be sold. This is the one fund raising effort for the Roost in 2018. We could use more volunteers to help sell the tickets ASAP!
Bob Monroe was selected as Chairman of the Nominating Committee at the November Roost meeting. In accordance with the By Laws, Bob will select two members to comprise the Nominating Committee. A proposed slate of officers and Board members will be presented at the December 13 Roost meeting. Nominations can also be made from the floor at the meeting. The following positions are vacant:
Chairman of the Board - 3 year term
Board Member - 3 year term
Board Member - 2 year term
Board Member - 2 year term
If you are interested in running for any of these positions, please contact Bob at 410-446-7422 or email . We would really like some newer members to step up and provide leadership for the Roost. Nominations will be closed at the December meeting and the election will be held at the Roost Meeting on January 10, 2019.
As you probably know, after many years of leading our Scholarship Committee that provides thousands of dollars each year through our Golf Tournament, Marc Grimes is stepping down. Along with Marc, there are several other members who have worked for years to make this such a successful program. Many of them are also stepping down after volunteering more than their share of time and effort. Along with the Penguin Swim, the Scholarship Committee is one of the two major charitable programs that the Roost conducts each year.
In 2019, we will continue this Tournament. We are looking for volunteers and "new blood" to join the Committee. It's an excellent way to get involved with the Roost. Don McMullen and I will cochair the committee. We already have some volunteers - Steve Szlasa, Gary Miller, Mike Eder, Pat Ladner and Fritz Ladner. I've talked with Marc and we will hold a Transition Meeting in January to get his input and expertise in planning next year's Tournament. Stay tuned and think about volunteering yourself.
· Dates to Remember:
o 12/7 – Roost Christmas Party
o 12/12 – Entertainment Committee Meeting
o 12/13 – Monthly Roost Meeting
· Membership: Thank you everyone for paying your yearly dues. I am still accepting dues. Susan Berterman, 32612 Falling Point Road, Dagsboro Delaware 19939.
· Ticket Exchange:
o I would like to sell the following games. Bucks vs Ravens December 16 and Browns vs Ravens December 30. There are two seats Section 101, Row 32 seats 20 and 21. Visitors side the sunny side. Asking for face value for the tickets. Must buy both. Please call Marius Ambrose at 302-947-4168.
o I have 2 tickets for sale for the Ravens vs Buccaneers game on Sun. 12/16 @ 1pm. Seats are in Sec. 103, Row 32, seats 10 & 11. Face value of $146/each. Let me know if you are interested. Gary Miller
o Matt Herrmann has tickets for sale to all remaining games. 2 tickets section 519 row 17 $75 each; 4 tickets section 527 row 15 $125 each.
o Tony & Donna selling Tix for Ravens vs. Oakland. The price is $114pp, seats are in section 553 on 50 yd. line. Will sell tix and 2 bus seats for $200. Without bus $175. 410.627.7697.
· Penguin Swim: Hope to see you at our last fundraising event of the year, the Shrimp Boat Charity Weekend on Friday 11/30 & Sat. 12/1. A flyer with details is attached.
We are still collecting items for the Annual Raffle basket of cheer. We will be collecting bottles of wine, liquor, & beer at this week’s meeting and will have raffle tickets for sale.
o Entertainment committee meeting 12/12, 11am, at the Original Greene Turtle.
o Tickets for quilt still available. See Donna at the meeting.
o Entertainment Schedule 2018:
§ December 7 – Christmas Party at Big Easy from 6:30 - 9:30. Print out the attached selection form and please mail them to Donna as directed on the form. If time is too short for that, please call Ron Apperson at 302-436-4790 to provide the selections and make arrangements for payment. Note: 49 people signed up and only 36 have completed the forms. Signing up is still open.
§ Potential Activities Under Discussion
· Bus Trip to Canton
· Duckaneer Cruise
· Pub Crawl Kent Island
· 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.
· Tomorrow thru New Years - - 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 thru Sunday - Holiday Shopper’s Fair - A Holiday Shopping Extravaganza, Roland E. Powell Convention Center. After spending the day with your family, friends and loved ones why not come to the annual Holiday shopping fair to do a little shopping and festive events! Quality photography, florals, jewelry, nautical items, toys, candles, & more. Children's activities are offered along with a visit with Santa. Non-shoppers lounge. Admission Fee. Friday and Saturday, 10am - 5pm; Sunday, 10am - 4pm. For more Info please contact: Melanie Collins at 410-289-2800.
· A father walks into a restaurant with his young son. He gives the young boy three nickels to play with to keep him occupied. Suddenly, the boy starts choking, going blue in the face. The father realizes the boy has swallowed the nickels and starts slapping him on the back. The boy coughs up two of the nickels, but keeps choking. Looking at his son, the father is panicking, shouting for help.
A well dressed, attractive, and serious looking woman, in a blue business suit is sitting at a coffee bar reading a newspaper and sipping a cup of coffee. At the sound of the commotion, she looks up, puts her coffee cup down, neatly folds the newspaper and places it on the counter, gets up from her seat and makes her way, unhurried, across the restaurant.
Reaching the boy, the woman carefully drops his pants; takes hold of the boy's' testicles and starts to squeeze and twist, gently at first and then ever so firmly. After a few seconds the boy convulses violently and coughs up the last nickel, which the woman deftly catches in her free hand.
Releasing the boy's testicles, the woman hands the nickel to the father and walks back to her seat at the coffee bar without saying a word.
As soon as he is sure that his son has suffered no ill effects, the father rushes over to the woman and starts thanking her saying, "I've never seen anybody do anything like that before, it was fantastic. Are you a doctor?"
"No," the woman replied. "I'm with the IRS."
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