Roost #44 Poop
· From the Prez –
Our next meeting will be held at the American Legion in Ocean City on March 12th. Please enter on the 23rd St side entrance as the front is for American Legion members only.
Just a reminder if you have not done so already to please send in your membership dues to Sue Berterman. All dues are required to be paid by April.
I attended my first Council of the Ravens Roost last week in Catonsville. Eric Waterman came with me as my guest as he introduced me to many of the council members. The council distributed the packets for this year’s Ravens Convention.
Upcoming event for this month will be the St. Patrick’s weekend parade.
I will be looking for volunteers to join the bylaws committee as well as a chairperson. If interested please contact me.
The Golf Scholarship committee is asking if any member could bring in a bottle of liquor or wine to any of the next 3 meetings would be appreciative…they would be used for the silent auction.
· Dates to Remember:
o 3/12/2020 – Monthly Roost Meeting
o 3/14/2020 – St. Paddy’s Day Parade
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 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: I am continuing to accept 2020 dues. 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: The March Meeting will be held @ the Ocean City American Legion, 2308 Philadelphia Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842. Please enter from the 24th street side of the building.
There is head -in parking on 24th St. in front of our ramped entrance that we must use. The setup for members will be round tables of 6 with a head table for 4 officers. A well-stocked walk up bar is in the room that will open at 6pm. Both drinks and food must be ordered from there and all orders and tips are on a cash basis (like the Elks - no tabs or credit cards). There will be a limited menu with items like cheesesteaks, burgers, tenders, soup and maybe a special entree. The deadline for food orders will be 8pm. The food can be picked up at a counter to the left of the bar. There will no table service. Also like the Elks, all food is served with disposable dinnerware and we must bus our tables to the trash cans at meetings end.
Meetings are requested but waiting for Mgr confirmation for April and May 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.
· Parade: 41st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Saturday March 14, 2020, Ocean City, Maryland. St. Patrick's Day Parade begins at 60th Street and Parades South to the 45th Street Judging Stand and into the parking lot where the Irish Festival takes place. Starting Promptly at 12 Noon.
As usual, we meet in the Beach Copy (59th Street) parking lot around 10am for a little pre-parade tailgating. Reminder, no parking is available at Beach Copy. There will be a portable toilet on site (Thanks Rich!). The facilities inside Beach Copy are not for our use.
After the parade, marchers are welcome back to upstairs at the Original Greene Turtle for continued festivities. The Roost provides some food for all registered marchers, you buy your drinks.
· Scholarship Golf: 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.
Thank you and have a great day!!
· Convention: It's time to start thinking about this year's Convention to be held again at the Castle in the Sand, May 28-May 31. Eric and Bob will have more information after the February Council meeting, which will be passed on to you. It's always a fun time and a great way to get to know your fellow Roost members and other Roost members from the Council. Be back in touch with more info when we get it. 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.
o Entertainment meeting will resume 4/8 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 Entertainment Schedule 2020:
§ 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.
From Betty Arvin: "A privilege to work with you to honor my very good friends, the Elders!"
So...mark your calendar for this event on 04/26/2020!
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
· 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: https://www.baltimoreravens.com/game-day/coverage for the list of affiliates.
· Follow all the Orioles news on MASN here from columnist Roch Kubatko.
· Sunday - The Original Harlem Globetrotters, Wicomico Civic Center. The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring larger than life entertainers, will bring their ALL-NEW show, “Pushing the Limits” to the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center on Sunday, March 8.
Don’t miss your chance to get up close and personal with a star-studded roster including Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, and woman stars TNT Lister, Swish Sutton and Torch George*. Every show features a blend of hilarious hi-jinks and incredible basketball skills including ball handling, high flying dunks and a new record-breaking attempt. The Harlem Globetrotters are a one-of-a kind experience putting a new spin on family time. You won’t want to miss these memories worth repeating, so get your ticket today!
· The shipwrecked mariner had spent several years on a deserted island. Then one morning he was thrilled to see a ship offshore and a smaller vessel pulling out toward him.
When the boat grounded on the beach, the officer in charge handed the marooned sailor a bundle of newspapers and told him, "The captain said to read through these and let us know if you still want to be rescued."
· Got Poop? Let me know! I’m going to try to get this out every Wednesday so if you get it to me by Tuesday, I’ll try to include it. Your input is appreciated.
· Our website is up and running. Be sure to bookmark our address - www.OCRavensRoost44.com or go to our blog @ http://ravensroost44.blogspot.com/ for the latest news, notes and nuggets.
· Life is short. Focus on the good.