Ravens Roost 115

Meeting Minutes, March 27, 2013

 Meeting Minutes

The March meeting of Ravens Roost 115 was held on Wednesday March 27, 2013, at Rafael’s.  The meeting was called to order at approximately 6:00pm by President Scott Albright.  George led the Roost in the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by a “Go Ravens”.   A roll call of Officers and Board Members was conducted. Present were Officers:  President-Scott Albright, Vice President Steve Rutzebeck,  Recording Secretary-Judi Carter, Corresponding Secretary – Tammy Brooks, Treasurer- Kim Harris, Sergeant at Arms- George Colburn. Board of Directors present were: Bobbi Koppenhaver, and Steve Timchula.  Missing were: Dawn Geigan, Lori Blake and Mike McGinnis.

 President’s Report:

The Roosts raised over $110,000 for the Plunge, #115 is in the top 5 and we will get and an autographed football by Torrey Smith. 

 Treasurer’s Report:

Kim gave a Treasurer’s report.  We currently have $6,379.00 in the bank. We have made the deposit to Harris Seafood for the Crab Feast.


6 new members in February and a new member in March, who is Brendan Snyder.

Entertainment/Events – 

To find out what is going on click on the Calendar on the Roost website, for flyers regarding events go to our website and you’ll be able to print them out.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING:  was held at Rafael’s on February 21st. It will be addressed in more detail at the next meeting.

ROOST 117 DANCE:  April 6, 2013.  Tickets are available at $25 each.  This Roost has supported our Golf and Crab Feast events.  Oracle is the band and the event is in Catonsville. Let’s show some support.

FOOTSTEPS FOR HOPE:  April 20. This is a 2K walk for the PMJ Foundation and Live Laugh Hope Foundation (Lexi Ross, who’s mom, Caroline Ross and stepfather, Steve Tipton are members of our Roost).  We are looking for a team to walk.

WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES:  April 13. You can go online to register to walk or to donate money to our walkers.

CONVENTION: is May 30 – June 3. Theme this year is “Fly Like a Raven”.  Register your rooms now and don’t forget to say you are with Roost 50.  Convention rooms are going quick. A sample of our Roost T-Shirt was displayed. We are working on pricing.  Shirt order forms are available for convention. There are men’s and women’s shirts and hoodies.  The registration fee for the convention is $55.00, which includes food and drink at the convention for Friday and Saturday.  All registration forms and shirt money needs to be to Scott by April 15th so he can send in one check to the Council.  Make all checks out to Ravens Roost 115.  Don’t forget to register for the events as well.  Ads are available for the convention brochure.  Legacy Construction, who provided the truck and trailer for the winter parade, will be providing the truck and trailer for the parade in Ocean City. Terri Shull is heading the Convention Committee and you should contact her to help. A motion for a $1000.00 budget was brought forth and passed.  The theme for the float is “Ravens of Oz”.  We will need to tear the float down after the parade before partying begins.  All #115 members who go to the convention are expected to be in the parade.  We will be designing a shirt (Heather Fields?) for us to wear down there as a group. Committee members include Terri Shull, Lori, Michele, Curt & Mike. However, if you would like to help, email 88sgreat@live.com.  Phillips Crabs House is offering a special to Roost members for that weekend.  Hospitality Suite hours are Friday 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.  At the Hospitality suite, you must have a bracelet to get in, which will be in your bag.  Everyone is expected to bring a crockpot dish (please put your name on your dish).  If you know someone who is a snack vendor, let us know to help with snacks.  No glass in the suite.  There will be no breakfast this year.  Roost #50 has a budget of $500. Our budget will be less.  This covers the beer.  Bring chairs (that you are not afraid to be destroyed).  Other items needed, water, soda, paper products, contractor bags, and electric strips (with name on them).

HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE FOR CONVENTION:  Bobbi and Dawn will be our liaison with Roost 50. They will let us know what we need to help out with.

GOLF TOURNAMENT:  Is June 14 at The Links in Gettysburg. Shot Gun starts at 1:00 p.m.  We need 2-3 people to head a committee for this event, and lots of teams.   It’s not too early to start thinking about silent auction goody bag items. This is our biggest fund raiser.  We need stuff for gift bags and prizes for longest driver, closest to the pin.  Tickets this year are $100.00 with a rib dinner after the tournament.  We will have beer, water and Gatorade available on the course.  Darren has donated 20 cases for the course and a keg before tee-off. We will have a golf meeting near the end of April. Stay tuned for more details.

CRAB FEAST: August 10 at the Westminster VFW. We will need 2-3 people for a committee. The time is 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.   Last’s year’s was sold out.  This is also one of our biggest fundraisers.  We are in need door prizes.  We are raffling off a Super Bowl Football signed by Ray Lewis.  Tammy Brooks has the raffle tickets for the Ray Lewis football; feel free to contact her for tickets.  Price of the tickets is $10.00 each or 3 for $20.00.  You can also pay online.   Dennis Colson is the chair and his email address is dictx@comcast.net

SNAP HOLD KICK:  is Thursday April 18 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  at the Greene Turtle in Westminster.  This is an autograph signing event with Morgan Cox, Sam Koch & Justin Tucker.  Tickets are $30.00 each, which entitles you 1 signature from each player on any item you bring or purchased at the event and a chance to win a football signed by Terrell Suggs.  Proceeds are to benefit Food Sunday.  The Greene Turtle is also donating 10% of all food sales during the evening.

OLD BUSINESS:   Orders from Larry Beck are in and Steve Timchula has them.  Make checks payable to Larry Beck.

Special Guest:

John Ziemann who joined the Colt’s band in 1962, was in attendance. He is the current President of the Baltimore Ravens Marching Band. He worked at Channel 2, and is now with the Babe Ruth Legends Museum.  He brought with him some awesome memorabilia and great stories.  Then John donated various items for a raffle at the end of the evening.  All those who bought 50/50 tickets were eligible to win. Roost 115 also donated $200.00 to the Babe Ruth Museum.

New Business:

No new business

Next Meeting:

Our next meeting will be held on April 24, 2013, 6:00 p.m. at Rafael’s.

Respectfully Submitted by Judi Carter, Secretary, Ravens Roost #115.

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