Ravens Roost 18 - Glen Burnie MD 



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News Letter for February 23, 2014 Meeting

Next month’s meeting conflicts with Orioles Opening Day. March Meeting  Sunday March 30 at 5:00 p.m. with the Board of Directors meeting at 4:00 p.m. Since the deadline to turn in money for rooms is the March meeting, Steve LaPlanche will also be at the Ferndale Club on Wednesday, April 2 from 5:30-7:30 to collect room deposits .  March Meeting approved for Sunday, March 30 at 5:00 p.m. with the Board of Directors meeting at 4:00 p.m.


Charity: (Tim Llewellyn .  Upcoming events are Easter baskets, softball and golf tournaments.  Easter baskets will be on Saturday, 4/5 at noon, location to be determined.  Delivery will be on Saturday, 4/19 at 10:00 a.m. 


Softball Tournament (Lisa Brandenburg)  Flier for the tournament has been circulated via email.  New email address is citygirl968@gmail.com; phone number 410-446-3145.  Start setting up and building your teams.  Brackets will depend on the number of teams.  Dates are May 2-4 at Brooklyn Park fields.  Looking at the possibility of different colored shirts for this year.  Clown, face painting and moon bounce will again be provided.  Hoping to have a tighter roster.  There is to be no stacking of teams.  This is a charity event.  $250 per team, plus $50 sponsor donation.  Individuals are $25 per person.  Watch for further information via email.  Events to include a clown with face painting; moon bounce (Saturday only).  This is a fun family event.  Also looking for certified umpires to volunteer their time to help umpire the games.  This is a charity event and we do not pay umpires for their time. 


Golf (Earl Barnes):  May 19 at Eisenhower Golf Course.  Need volunteers to help; need golfers, tee sign sponsors and donations for the event (either money or gifts for raffles).Sponsors needed.  Tee signs are $50 per sponsor.  All money raised will go to charity.  Need a volunteer to take over for 2015 as this will be Earl’s last year.  He will, however, assist the new chair.


Convention: (Steve LaPlanche)   Poolside rooms due at the March meeting – 3/30.  Will be  available on Wed. 4/2 to collect room deposit money.  After that time, your room will be lost and given to the next person on the waiting list.  When completing the room request form, be sure to read the form and fill it out correctly.  Some have inquired as to whether the room reservation can be extended past the convention dates; Steve will do his best and will let you know well in advance of the Convention if he was able to do so.  DEADLINE 4/2 for room deposits.


Patron Ads – See Sandy Metzler.  Turn in only one sheet per family.  Patron ads are $1 per line with a limit to 18 characters.  RR 18 will have a full page ad and will be paid through the President’s fund.  Beth will design the ad.


Hospitality: (Don Brandenburg)  Theme?  Suggested going with last year’s them of New Orleans-style menu.       


Dance: (Don Brandenburg)   2014 Fall dance will again be held at the IBEW Hall with pizza and wings.  Once the Ravens schedule is posted, will book the hall.  Looking to book the band Oracle.


Entertainment/Summer Feast (Keith Johnson)    Date is August 1 at 7pm.  Music will be from 7pm-12am and provided by G-Force Entertainment.  Cost is $40 per person; and $45.00 per after July 14.  Will either be at Ferndale Club or Bill Batemans on July 14 to collect money and tickets.  Will have an ugliest Hawaiian shirt contest and possible Limbo contest.  Stay tuned for details.


Orioles: (Denise Taylor) Group tickets being reserved for Saturday, 6/28.  So far 100 tickets. This is the all you can eat at $37 per person.  Money will be due at the April meeting.   


Family Day: (Paulie Smith)  Will be held August 9.


Internet: (Rob Smith/Elaine Happel)  Rob needs someone to take over the maintenance of the site.  interested, see Glenn Taylor.


Parade/Float: (Bill Thompson)   This year’s theme is 50 Years of Football.    June Martins will be moved to Garry       On Saturday, March 29, there will be a cleanup of the float as well as cleanup of Ms. June’s yard.  All are welcome and encouraged to participate.  Any memorabilia members have from the past 50 years of football, please see Garry


Points: (Chuck Severe) Please turn in points to Chuck on a regular basis. 


Away game: (Brenda White)  Interest shown for New Orleans.  Deposits will be needed in April, when schedule comes out


Council Report: (Glenn Taylor):  Brenda White will be handling the orders for the convention T-shirts; Sandy Metzler will handle convention Registration and Patron Ad.  Registration Costs:  Adults $60, children - $22.  All will be due by Sunday, 3/30 (next meeting) and must be turned in to the Council on 4/15.  Upcoming events sponsored by other Roosts are as follows:  98 Rock Beach Bash also being held the weekend of the Convention.   .  As this is the 50th year for the Convention, there will be fireworks on Friday night.


Another Spring Dance being held April 5 at the old Elks Lodge on Frederick Road in Catonsville.  The Band is Oracle Cost is $25 per person. 

Ravens Roost 25-   Having a dance on April 12 at VFW in Baltimore Highlands

Ravens Roost 97 – St. Patrick’s Day Dance, Saturday March 15 from 8pm-12am.  Arbutus Social Club.

Ravens Roost 57 – Spring Dance at VFW Post #521 Inc. (Owings Mills) on April 12 from 8pm-12am.

Contact Denise or Glenn if you are interested in attending any of these events.

If you have any questions and or concerns you can reach me at m_keil@verizon.net

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Questions, Comments, Concerns? Send an email to ravensroost18@yahoo.com or the Internet Chairman, Dean Cendroski