Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Weekly Poop 3/30/16

Roost #44 Poop 
  • Dates to Remember: 
  • Friday – WCS Meeting @ Harpoon Hanna’s Tiki Bar.  If raining, then The Cove @ Bayside. 
  • April 14 – Monthly Roost Meeting, 7:30 pm @ the Original Greene Turtle. 
  • Members please bring plastic or paper shopping bags to the monthly Roost meetings.  The bags will be taken to Diakonia by Eric for use in distributing food donations to the community. 
  • Dues are past due.  Again, it's $30 per member; please make checks out to Ravens Roost #44.  Our membership cards are white this year, hoping to make them easier to read when you wear them to every meeting.  Hopefully, you still have the plastic holder from last year to use again this year.  Mail your dues to me at: 126 Pine Tree Rd., Ocean City, MD 21842.  Thanks, Jo Ann. 
  • From Mary Kendall: I have decided to participate in the Relay for Life this year in Havre de Grace, Maryland with my sisters.  We are doing this in honor and memory of my Sister Patty who passed away from breast cancer and this particular Relay for life is on the anniversary of her death.  My Relay for Life page for donations is listed below.  And thanks in advance if you decide to contribute, I do really appreciate it.  My link: 
Many Thanks, Mary Kendall. 
  • Scholarship Raffle - Annual raffle for 2016 is a 50/50.  $10 per ticket.  3 for $25.  The winner’s share is now $750 and counting.  Raffle tickets can be obtained while supplies last, at upcoming meetings or by contacting Marc Grimes.  Drawing date 6/4/16. 
  • Convention: The Annual Convention of the Council of Baltimore Ravens Roosts will be held from Thursday, June 2 - Sunday, June 5, 2016, at the Castle in the Sand.  The cost is $60 for each attendee.  Children between the ages of 6-20 may also be registered for $25 each (I'll explain that to anyone who may want to bring a child.)  The theme this year is Purple Pride, Mark of the Ravens.  By registering for the Convention, you are entitled to a Welcome Social on Thursday evening, with beer and soda provided.  There is an open-mic karaoke--no prizes--for anyone who would like to sing.  On Friday, there will also be beer and soda and a tailgate party catered by Beefalo Bob's Catering.  Saturday, food, beer and soda, lots of contests and the awarding of prizes.   

I have all of the convention activities registration forms.  You must be registered for the convention to participate. 
  • Cornholes--Friday, June 3 at 3 PM.  Each team consists of 2 players. 
  • Horseshoes--Friday and Saturday, June 3 & 4.  Each team consists of 2 members. 
  • Bingo--Friday, June 3 at 1PM.  Anyone registered may attend, but please sign up so a count is known. 
  • Convention Quest (previously called the scavenger hunt).  Friday, June 3 at 11 AM.  Each team of no more than 4 players. 
  • Miniature Golf--Friday, June 3 at 9 AM at Game World on 146th St Each Roost may enter only 1 team with 2 players. 
  • Crazy Hat Parade--Saturday, 12-2 PM. 
  • Karoake--Friday, June 3 from 7-9 PM.  One group per Roost. 
  • Dunk Tank--Friday, June 3, 4-7 PM and Saturday, June 4, 4-6 PM.  $25 to put someone in the tank.  Proceeds benefit a Council charity. 
  • Volleyball-Saturday, June 4, 2 PM.  Registrants must be turned in at the May Council meeting. 
The Convention also asks for help with cornholes, horseshoes, bingo, dunk tank, and the council sales table.  Assistance is also requested at the food tent and the soda wagon (must be able to refill ice and troubleshoot; beer trucks (must be able to change kegs), and parade marshals. 

Please let me know, as soon as possible, if you are interested in any of the activities listed above or are able to help. 

Of course, the parade will be held on Saturday morning at 10 AM beginning at Johnny Unitas Way (19th St.).  See Mary Kendall to sign up or for more info.  We're going to win a prize this year--I just know it! 

Shirts may also be ordered:  
  • T-shirts--ash, purple and white, $11.00 for s, m, l, xl.  Add $1 per next size up.  
  • Ladies V-neck T-shirt--heather grey, lavender and white.  $13 for s, m. l, xl.  Add $2 per next size up.  
  • Mens Tank tops--ash purple and white.  $11/00 for s, m, l, and xl.  Add $2 per next size up.  
  • Ladies Tanks--heather grey, lavender, and white.  $13 for s. m. l. xl.  Add $2 per next size up.  
  • Hoodies--ash or purple.  $22.00 for s. m. l, and xl.  $24 for 2X, $25 for 3X, $27 for 4X and $28 for 5X.  

So, I need checks made out to Ravens Roost #44 for the Convention ($60 each), and checks made out for the shirts--prices are listed above.  All of our stuff needs to be sent to the Council by their April 15th meeting.  It really is a fun time and the more members we have, the more fun it will be.  If anyone has any questions, please feel free to call me at 410-2505124 (home) or 410-251-4360, or email be at  Getting your registration from to me before the April meeting would help me tremendously.  Please mail them to me at 126 Pine Tree Rd., OC 21842, or call me and I'll try to make arrangements to pick them up. 

Thanks for reading all of this! 

  • Ticket Exchange: 
  • Season tickets for sale: 4 seats Section 506 Row 10 Seat 1-4, $3080.  Please contact Geof Storm at 443-241-4858 or Kathi Storm at 410-596-0810. 
  • Road Trip:  I need to get a feeling for the members thoughts on this year’s Road Trip.  As of right now, the best option (depending on dates of course) seems to be Jacksonville.  I have gotten information on the Cowboys, and they do not offer group tickets, so the only way to get enough tickets is to rent a sky box, and that will cost $1,000 per person.  I am still looking into doing an overnight trip to see one of the NY teams, but I do not have details yet.  So again, the best option for a longer weekend trip will probably be Jacksonville.  Please take a look at the 2 options for that game that are listed below: 

Options for RR44 Road Trip to Jacksonville Jaguars. 
  • This is only one of the destinations I am looking at but want to get some feed back.  Both of the following options is dealing with seats at the game ONLY.  Hotel and other info will be coming later. 
  • 1) Group seats on visitors side for the game. 2015 prices were; Upper level $40-$50, Mid level $60-$75 and lower level from corner to mid field $75-$115. 2016 prices will probably be a little higher.  In addition to game ticket we will have to add in for transportation, Trip shirt, and happy hour/tail gate.  The Tail gate/HH and trip shirt will probably be similar to last year and be in the $35-$40 range.  Transportation will be investigated once we get closer to making a decision.  
  • 2) Rent a “Terrace Cabana” which includes comfortable seating on the second level terrace in a private area, various tailgate style food brought to the Cabana each of the first 3 quarters, beer, soda and water.  We would probably need 2 Cabanas to accommodate our group and they would be next to each other.  The Cabanaʼs hold up to 20 people each and cost $3500 each or $175/pp.   

I think the Terrace Cabana sounds like a good deal when you compare the cost of basic group tickets and add in the cost of your beer, soda and food, but I need to hear what the group thinks.  The few responses I have received lean toward the Cabana, but I don’t want to make a decision based on 4 or 5 people.  Please let me know in the next week if you are thinking of going on the trip and which option you would prefer.  Thanks, Gary, 443-618-9972. 

  • Entertainment Committee: 
All members are welcome to join the committee!  We need more participation from all members.  Next Entertainment Committee meeting March 9, 6 pm @ the Original Greene Turtle. 
2016 Roost Entertainment Activities 
  • Harrington Spring Bus Trip - April 8: 
  • $20 per person - covers bus, $15 slot play and $7 towards buffet 
  • Balance of the buffet $6 cash or comp 
  • Pick up @ Montego Bay 8:30 am; Rose's on Rt.113 9 am. 
  • Leave Harrington 3 pm. 
  • Phone 302.236.9617 
  • Entertainment Committee Meeting, April 13, 6pm @ The Original Greene Turtle. 
  • Boardwalk Bike/Walk 2nd Saturday of every month starting May 14.  Meet at 27th St. 
  • Annual Council of Ravens Roosts Convention, June 2-5.  See Jo Ann Elder. 
  • Council of Roosts Parade June 4.  We need more marchers.  See Mary Kendall. 
  • Summer Picnic - July 9, White Horse Park, Ocean Pines 
  • Shorebirds Game.  Tentative date 7/21/16 (Thursday night).  From Ron: 
  • Shorebirds game w/ Hardball Cafe Buffet: 
  • UPDATE: As of 3/1/16 we have 35 people (33 members + 2 guests) signed up for the Shorebirds event on Thursday 7/21/16. 
  • The Hardball Cafe & buffet has been booked for us & a deposit has been charged.  It would be good if even more people sign up so have a nice cushion for possible cancellations (the minimum group size is 30 with realistically no maximum). 
  • Right now, we need some more people to pay the $27pp cost so we can fulfill our deposit debt.  A check made out to Ron Apperson can be sent to him at 37899 Swann Drive, Selbyville, De. 19975 or brought to the next meeting on 3/10/16. 
  • Important dates:  
  • 5/12/16 meeting - all money due for signed up people. 
  • 6/09/16 meeting - final for signing up, so ticket balance can be paid. 
  • 6/10/16 - balance paid & tickets ordered for later receiving 
  • 7/14/16 meeting - tickets to be distributed at meeting 
  • Note: "Stragglers" can be added to our group on 7/15/16 but those tickets will have to be ordered & paid for at the Will Call window by those people. 
  • Crab Feast – (Tentative) October 1 
  • Dover Air Force Base and Dogfish Brewery Tours - October 15 tentative 
  • Bull and Oyster Roast  (Tentative) November 5 
  • Canned Food Drive – Bring canned goods to Roost Meeting November 10. 
  • Christmas Party December 10 
  • Last Game of the Year Party - TBD 
Other Proposed Activities Under Discussion 
  • Day trip to Chincoteague or Onancock 
  • Pub Crawl at Kent Narrows 

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 
  • Monday - Million Dollar Quartet, Broadway in Salisbury, Wicomico Youth & Civic Center.  MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is the Tony® Award-wining Broadway musical, inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.  On December 4, 1956, these four young musicians were gathered together by Sam Phillips, the "Father of Rock 'n' Roll", at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions of all time.  MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET brings that legendary night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations featuring timeless hits including "Blue Suede Shoes," "Fever," "That's All Right," "Sixteen Tons," "Great Balls of Fire," "I Walk the Line," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Who Do You Love?," "Matchbox," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Hound Dog" and more.  This thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock 'n' roll band for one unforgettable night.  Don't miss your chance to be a fly on the wall of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET! 

Poop Music 
  • Today 
  • BJ’s – Monkey Paw 
  • Johnny’s – Randy Lee Ashcraft 
  • Tomorrow 
  • Seacrets – Full Circle 
  • Harpoon Hanna’s – Melissa Alesi 
  • Dunes Manor – Elsworth Wheatley 
  • Pit & Pub – DJ BK 
  • Friday 
  • Seacrets – Freddie Long Band 
  • Harpoon Hanna’s – Dave Hawkins 
  • M.R. Ducks – DJ Batman (Opening Day) 
  • Captain’s Table – Phil Perdue 
  • Ocean Downs – Everett Spells 
  • Blue Dog Café – WW IIunes 
  • Dunes Manor – Ms. Shirley Toms 
  • Harvest Moon – Opposite Directions 
  • High Stakes – Lower Class Blues 
  • Dead Freddies – DJ Wax 
  • Ocean Club – On the Edge 
  • Ocean Club – Appaloosa 
  • Seacrets – My Hero Zero 
  • Saturday 
  • M.R. Ducks – Dr. Harmonica 
  • Ocean Downs – Sol Knopf 
  • Harpoon Hanna’s – Dave Sherman 
  • Harpoon Hanna’s – Melissa Alesi 
  • Captain’s Table – Phil Perdue 
  • Pit & Pub – Melissa Alesi 
  • Dunes Manor – Ms. Shirley Toms 
  • Dead Freddies – DJ Wax 
  • Ocean Downs – Monkey Paw 
  • Ocean Club – On the Edge 
  • Sunday 

  • Monday 
  • Atlantic Hotel – Earl Beardsley 
  • Tuesday 
  • Atlantic Hotel – Bob Miller 

Funny Poop 
  • A Mormon was seated next to an Irishman on a flight from London. 
After the plane was airborne, drink orders were taken.  The Irishman asked for a whiskey, which was promptly brought and placed before him. 
The flight attendant then asked the Mormon if he would like a drink. 
He replied in disgust, "I'd rather be savagely raped by a dozen whores than let liquor touch my lips." 
The Irishman then handed his drink back to the attendant and said, "Me too.  I didn't know we had a choice." 

  • 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. 
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Baltimore Ravens, let’s go 
And put that ball across the line 
So fly with talons spread wide 
Go in and strike with Ravens pride 
Fight! Fight! Fight! 
Ravens dark wings take flight 
Dive in and show them your might 
For Baltimore and Maryland 
You will fly on to victory