Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Weekly Poop 3/18/2020

Roost #44 Poop
·         From the Prez
Greetings to all…I hope all is heeding the advice by Health Officials and doing all they can to stay safe and healthy.  Please keep up to date on all official announcements as they seem to change by the hour…and sing the Ravens song while you WASH YOUR HANDS.

I don’t know for sure if the next Ravens Roost meeting next month at Abbey Burger will be held or not…depends on the Governor’s mandate that all bars and restaurants be closed…we will keep all posted on any developments.

Same is true on some upcoming events (Golf Scholarship Tournament…Ravens Council Convention)…let’s hope this turns for the better soon
In case you haven’t done so, please pay your membership dues to Sue…we like to have all dues in by April

Also see Jo Ann if you’re planning on going to the convention and Ron if you’re planning to go to the Shorebirds game.  Again, this all pertains if they are still scheduled and not canceled

Still looking for volunteers for the Bylaws committee and more volunteers for the Entertainment/fundraising committee…please email me if interested

·         Dates to Remember: (Frank’s note: All items subject to change cancellation.  I haven’t heard from anyone except Bob and his President’s message.)
o    3/30/2020 – Golf Committee Meeting
o    4/3/2020 – Harrington Bus Trip
o    4/8/2020 – Entertainment Committee Meeting
o    4/9/2020 – Monthly Roost Meeting
o    5/14/2020 – Monthly Roost Meeting
o    5/28-5/31/2020 – Council Convention
o    5/29/2020 – Scholarship Golf Tournament
o    5/30/2020 – Convention Parade
o    6/11/2020 – Monthly Roost Meeting
o    6/27/2020 – Summer Picnic
o    7/9/2020 – Monthly Roost Meeting
o    8/13/2020 – Monthly Roost Meeting
o    10/31/2020 – Bull/Oyster Roast
o    12/12/2020 – Christmas Party

·         Membership: Per our Bylaws: "Each member shall pay to the Membership Chairman the sum of thirty dollars ($30.00) per year no later than the February meeting.  Members thirty (30) days in arrears shall no longer be members of Ravens Roost #44.  Those names will be listed in the April newsletter."

That being said, I know that many of our members are south for the winter, so I am continuing to accept 2020 dues.  In the April Caw, I will list all unpaid members and if the members are not paid by May, I will consider them resigned and drop them from the membership roll. 

Still $30 - Cheap! - Please pay at the meeting or mail your dues to: Susan Berterman, 12290 Dixie Drive, Bishopville, MD, 21813.

·         Wellness: Please call Marian Cicero @ 410.250.2501 or 443.880.0862 if you know of a Roost member in need of a message of encouragement or a sympathy card for a family member.  Please, no texts or emails.

·         House: April and May meeting at Abbey Burger behind Hol. Inn Exp.  Expectations are that this will be the end of our search project.  Member voting on the favorite venue for “most” of our meetings are planned for the May meeting.  Acceptable venues for backup locations will be announced after voting.  They will be selected and booked by the House Committee when needed.

·         Scholarship Golf: The March 16th, Monday 5:00 pm golf committee meeting at the Greene Turtle, has been postponed.  Our next scheduled meeting is scheduled at 5:00 pm, March 30th at the Greene Turtle.

Information on the Ravens Roost #44 Legacy Scholarship: Applicants parents, grandparent or guardian must be a RR 44 member in good standing for 2 years prior to the date of the award.  The applicant must be a senior at Indian River HS, Stephen Decatur HS or Worcester Preparatory School.  Maximum award is $500.00.  The applications are on page 24 of the bylaws and should be submitted no later than April 1, 2020.

The tee sign forms, and golf applications have been uploaded to our website.  We need golfers, tee sign sponsors, major sponsors, gift cards from businesses you frequent and donations of adult beverages for our silent auction items.

Donations are being accepted for our basket of cheer.  Please bring any adult beverages you care to donate to the Roost monthly meeting in March, April, and May.

Thank you and have a great day!!  Don

·         Convention: The registration is $60 per adult, if submitted to the Council by April 17; or $65 with no souvenirs after April 18th.  I have to have them on or before our April 9 meeting. 

Registration forms were mailed to all members, and are also available on our website.  Activities include: Miller Lite Olympics, a Lip Sync Battle, Karaoke, Miniature Golf, Convention Quest (a scavenger hunt), Laser Tag, Bingo, Horseshoes, Cornhole, Plinko for Charity (wreaths across America), and a Crazy Hat Parade.

Let’s have a great turnout for this event.

Jo Ann

·         Penguin Swim: Fundraising efforts for the 2021 Penguin Swim Team will be starting sometime in April.  Events in the planning stages include: Wine/Beer tastings at local wineries and brew pubs, the annual Booze Cruise, Guest bartending events, and another charity weekend at The Shrimp Boat.  Our Team goal for this year is $16,000.

·         Entertainment:
o    Entertainment meeting will resume 4/8 (not 4/4 as reported in the Caw) since some of committee will be away.  Christmas party booked for 12/12 from 6 to 10.  Upcoming are Duckaneer Pirate ship mid-August, trip to Tangier Island, hopefully away trip to Houston, depending on date, pub crawl on Kent Island in May, crab feast in October and a bull/oyster roast/Halloween party on 10/31, Capitols game in fall.  We'll keep all posted on dates.  Carol Monroe will discuss at next meeting.  Thanks, and have a good winter.

o    Shorebirds Game: Unfortunately, Marty cannot chair this event committee as hoped, so we are looking for someone to take over.  July 16 seems to be the likely date, but we need to move quickly - March is the month the Shorebirds usually try to get a deposit from us.  Anyone interesting in heading this event please contact Donna as soon as possible.  Look for an event sign-up sheet at the next meeting.

o    Ravens Roost Picnic
Save the Date
Saturday, June 27th noon -5:00
White Horse Park -Ocean Pines
Sign-up sheet next meeting
$10 per Roost member (check made out to Ravens Roost #44)  Check will be returned to you at picnic.
$15.00 for non-members non refundable $10.00 children under 12.

o    Entertainment Schedule 2020:
§  6/27/2020 – Summer Picnic
§  7/16/2020 – Shorebirds Game
§  10/31 – Bull/Oyster Roast
§  12/12 – Christmas Party

·         Good of the Roost:
o    Join Elks lodge members and their guests for a fundraiser that will be held in the downstairs lounge on Sunday, 04/26/2020 in honor of Joann and Bob Elder.  The lodge will open at 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.  This date is in stone but other details have to be finalized.

But here is a teaser: Spaghetti dinner with two meatballs, marinara sauce, salad, garlic bread and dessert; $10.00; will be served cafeteria style.  Cash bar, regular drink prices.  The bar will donate a percentage of the proceeds to Joann and Bob.  A big thanks to Steve Gough for underwriting this event for the lodge.  Again.  Elks Care Elks Share!

Betty Arvin and Gayle Hughes will be accepting donations of baked goods the night before the fundraiser (04/25/2020).  A sign-up sheet will be on the door by the ATM machine...please write your name and the item you will be donating.

Elks are asking us to donate a Basket of Cheer and any other items like Jerseys, sweatshirts, tickets to a game maybe that can be raffled off to benefit Joann and Bob.  Please bring any bottles of Wine or Liquor WITH A Maryland Stamp (Elks said this is required) to our next 2 meetings March and April.

o    Harrington Casino Bus Trip
Date: April 3rd, 2020
Cost: $20.00 per person
Pickup from Montego Bay: 8:30 am
Pickup from Rose’s Parking lot: 9:00 am
Leave Harrington: 3:00 pm
Promotion: $15.00 free slot play and $7.00 towards buffet
Please contact Mary Kendall
Home: 302-934-7210
Cell: 302-236-9617

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: for the list of affiliates.

·         Follow all the Orioles news on MASN here from columnist Roch Kubatko.

Local Poop
·         Everything is cancelled.  Practice you social distancing.  We’ll get through this.

Funny Poop
·         A young woman was taking golf lessons and had just started playing her first round of golf when she suffered a bee sting.  Her pain was so intense that she decided to return to the clubhouse for medical assistance.  The golf pro saw her heading back and said, “You are back early, what’s wrong?”

“I was stung by a bee!” she said.

“Where?” he asked.

“Between the first and second hole.” she replied.

He nodded and said, “Your stance is far too wide.”

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