Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Weekly Poop 4/13/16

Roost #44 Poop 
  • Dates to Remember: 
  • Tomorrow – Monthly Roost Meeting, 7:30 pm @ the Original Greene Turtle.  Please bring any wine, liquor or beer donations to the meeting for the scholarship committee's baskets of cheer. 
  • Friday – WCS Meeting @ 
  • 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 $1000 and counting.  Only 100 tickets left!  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 $2 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. 
2016 Roost Entertainment Activities 
  • 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. @ 9 am. 
  • 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 4/4 we have 45 people signed up (41 members + 2 guests + 2 bus drivers) for the Shorebirds event on Thursday 7/21/16. 
  • We are now OK on money received (33 people) so we just need to get the rest in by the deadline date of 6/9/16.  A check made out to Ron Apperson can be sent to him at 37899 Swann Drive, Selbyville, De. 19975 or brought to any of the next 3 meetings.  Additional signups can be made at any meeting or by calling Ron @ 302-436-4790. 
  • Things keep getting better: 
  • 1. Our event night is now a promotion night as a "hat giveaway" 
  • 2. We now have a school bus booked thanks to contact info provided by Rose Leister. 
  • Bus Data: 
  • Bus will leave from behind Montego Bay SC promptly @ 5:15pm (popcorn/beverages start @ 6:05, the buffet starts @ 6:35 & ends @ 8:05).  Game time is 7:05. 
  • Cost is $5pp total which includes driver tip & all expenses.  Cash only & in advance of the trip date. 
  • Capacity is 47 seats (48 minus 1 for driver spouse - included in our ticket count). 
  • Please respect the bus favor we are getting - do not bring alcohol onto on the bus. 
  • Signup sheet @ next meeting & also by calling Ron @ 302-436-4790 only for  participants signed up by yesterday 4/5.  After that any available seats are open to later signups. 
  • Summary dates: 
  • 4/14 meeting - signup for bus, late event signups 
  • 5/12 meeting - additional signups for event or bus if still available 
  • 6/9  meeting - deadline for event & bus signups & money 
  • 6/10 - game tickets will be ordered & Shorebirds paid 
  • 7/14  meeting - tickets will be distributed (no bus tkts - just checkoff) 
  • 7/21  5:15pm - bus leaves for game 
  • 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 
  • Thursday - Toast For The Coast  - Free Beer & A Movie, West O' Bottle Shop.  Join us for a Free Beer and a Movie at our 3rd Annual Toast for the Coast.  Celebrate clean water and our recent victory over offshore drilling in the Atlantic with a free tasting of Sweet Water Brewing Company' s latest craft beer creations complemented by snack samplings from Horn & Shell Raw Bar and Canteen.  Free tastings and commemorative pint glasses (while supplies last).  Raffle to win a Bote SUP.  Come out and bring a friend! 
  • Saturday - Susan G. Komen Ocean City Race For The Cure - 5th Annual Susan G. Komen Ocean City Race For The Cure, Inlet Parking Lot, the Boardwalk, and Baltimore Avenue.  Ocean City welcomes the 5th Annual Susan G. Komen Ocean City Race for the Cure on Saturday, April 16, 2016!  The race, which takes place along Ocean City’s famous Boardwalk, is comprised of a 5K (3.1 miles) competitive run (timed), a 5K recreational run, a 5K walk and a 1 mile family fun walk. The Race Village will once again be set up in the Inlet. Participants can register at  
  • Saturday - Ocean to Bay Bike Tour, Downtown Bethany Beach.  Ride the beaches, bays and beyond!  Routes feature a 'Show & Go' start.  Cyclists can choose from a Metric Century, 50 mile or 30 mile route. There will be designated rest stops with restrooms, beverages and snacks along the routes.  Finish line festivities will take place from 10:00am - 4:00pm and will include music and food. 
  • Sunday - Arts & Crabs A Fundraiser to Benefit Cancer Research, Crabcake Factory Bayside.  Hosted by by Alex Ottenstein.  Guest bartenders, silent auction and sounds from Bad Since Breakfast.   Artists from all over the Eastern Shore have donated art to the event, and each will decide what aspect of cancer research their raised silent auction money will benefit - last year we generated $4266 for 12 total causes! Join us for what promises to be an awesome afternoon of incredible edibles, smooth tunes, and fantastic fundraising! 

Poop Music 
  • Today 
  • Johnny’s Pizza – Randy Lee Ashcraft 
  • Tomorrow 
  • Seacrets – Opposite Directions 
  • Harpoon Hanna's – Melissa Alesi 
  • Dunes Manor – Elsworth Wheatley 
  • 28th Street Pit & Pub – DJ BK 
  • Friday 
  • Harborside – DJ Billy T 
  • Seacrets – Opposite Directions 
  • Harpoon Hanna's – Dave Hawkins 
  • Captain's Table – Phil Perdue 
  • Ocean Downs – Everett Spells 
  • 28th Street Pit & Pub – Dr. Harmonica & Rockett 88 
  • Lighthouse Sound – Phil Knight 
  • Blue Dog Café - WW IIunes 
  • Dunes Manor – Ms. Shirley Toms 
  • Harvest Moon – The Stims 
  • BJ's  - Tranzfusion 
  • Dead Freddies – DJ Wax 
  • Ocean Club – On the Edge 
  • Seacrets – The Benderz 
  • Saturday 
  • Harborside – Simple Truth 
  • MR Ducks – Johnny Bling 
  • Ocean Downs – Sol Knopf 
  • Seacrets – Full Circle 
  • Harpoon Hanna's – Dave Sherman 
  • Captain's Table – Phil Perdue 
  • Adolfo's – Billie Carlins Blues Band 
  • Dunes Manor – Ms. Shirley Toms 
  • Hooters West OC – DJ BK 
  • Seacrets – Jon Maurer Band 
  • BJ's – Over Time 
  • Dead Freddies – DJ Wax 
  • Ocean Downs – Monkey Paw 
  • Ocean Club – On the Edge 
  • Seacrets – The Zoo 
  • Harborside – DJ Jeremy 
  • JC's Northside Pub – Nate Clendenen 
  • Sunday 

  • Monday 
  • Atlantic Hotel – Earl Beardsley 
  • Tuesday 
  • Cottage Café – DJ Bump 
  • Atlantic Hotel – Bob Miller 

Funny Poop 
  • A guy goes into a bar and orders a beer.  As he takes a sip of his beer, he hears a tiny little voice say: "Nice tie."  He looks around but sees no one. He take another sip of his beer and hears: "A nice shirt, too."  Again he looks around and sees no one. 
He signals the bartender over, and hesitantly explains that he's hearing voices talking to him... "Of course," smiles the bartender.  "It's the peanuts -- they're complimentary." 

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  • Life is short. Focus on the good. 


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