Ravens Roost 115

Meeting Minutes, April 25th, 2012

Meeting Minutes

The April meeting of Ravens Roost 115 was held on Wednesday, April  25,  2012, at  The Greene Turtle. The meeting was called to order at approximately 6:30 by Sergeant at Arms, George Colburn. 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, Treasurer, Kim Harris, Sergeant at Arms, George Colburn.  Board of Directors present were Dawn Geigan and Steve Rutzebeck.  Missing were Vice President, Chris Frantz, Secretary, Lori Blake , BOD, Raul Eusantos, and Chad Tracey. 

Treasurer’s Report:

Kim Harris was announced as the new Treasurer.

President’s Report:

The Council meeting focused on the upcoming Convention. An email was sent regarding how the Ravens staff will be giving us their support and not trying to take over our convention.  If you are not registered for the Convention, you have until Tuesday,  May 13th to go online. You can get your check to Scott for the registration. You may have a hard time finding a place to stay and may not get a souvenir bag but can still join us for a great time.  For those attending, please see Scott for 50/50s and activity forms, etc.

Tony DeLeonardo has resigned as Board of Director and as a member due to personal reasons.  

We need a volunteer to go to the next council meeting on May 18th as Scott will be busy with our golf tournament.  It is an important meeting as the name badges, t-shirts; etc.  will be available for pick up for the Convention.  Please email Scott if you can attend the meeting.  scotta04@gmail.com

We are in need of a “back-up” Secretary to fill in when Lori is not available. Please see Scott or Lori if you are interested in helping out for this position.

We are selling tickets for the Joe Flacco picnic table we won at the Polar Bear Plunge. The tickets are $10 each or 3 for $20. The flyers are on the website. Start selling those tickets as we plan to raffle it off at our Crab Feast. You can purchase tickets on the Roost website.

   Committee Reports:

Charity Committee:    

We had 6 walkers and 2 dogs for the “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes”   and came in 4th place with a total of $1,800 in donations for this charity.  There are definite plans to do this again next year.

Allison Orlando was a guest speaker at the meeting and talked about the Relay for Life at the Ag Center in Westminster.  She handed out flyers and would like us to set up a team for this event.  If anyone is interested in participating, please click on the following link: 


Entertainment/Events –  

The March Madness pool is over and Steve Rutzebeck handed out checks to the winners.  Steve handed a check over to the Roost for $392.50 which is the profit made on the March Madness Pool.  Great job Steve!

Golf Outing

We need to get moving to fill our upcoming second annual Ravens Roost 115 Golf Outing which will take place on Friday, May 18th at the Links At Gettysburg with a 2:00 p.m. shot gun start.  Last year this was an awesome event and it’s sure to be even better this year!  Get your teams signed up.  For more information, contact Bonni at bklein@thelinksatgettysburg.com.  We are behind on registrations and hole sponsors, which is free money for us. We are still in need of donations, door prizes, etc. Jenn Hobbs from Pathfinder for Autism was filling in for Shelly McLaughlin and they will have prizes coming from their golf tournament for us to use on May 18th

Crab Feast

Mark your calendar for our upcoming crab feast on Saturday, August 11th from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at the Westminster VFW. We will be posting and promoting this event.  We need to sell out this event as we have the possibility to raise over $4,000.  We have secured Harris Seafood to handle the steamed crabs and corn on site.  Menu includes all you can eat crabs, corn on the cob, Maryland Crab soup, fried chicken, hot dogs, beef barbeque, macaroni salad, potato salad, baked beans, vegetable tray, cheese tray, draft beer, soda ice tea and lemonade.  We will also have raffles and a big 6 wheels along with other fun things.  Mark your calendars now and spread the word.  Information is posted on the website and tickets are available now.  Contact Lori Blake at lblake6675@yahoo.com, chris-frantz@hotmail.com or eusantosjr@hotmail.com for tickets and information.     


Dawn Geigan announced that we had a total of 103 members, however, we had five new members sign up after the meeting.  Jeff and Tammy Brooks, Phil Vecchioni , Kim Johnston and Chris Grayson.


Nothing new to report. 


New business:

On June 1st the Lions Club is having their golf tournament with a 1:30 pm shot gun start. See Kevin Trump for additional details.

Terri McIntyre mentioned that Bud’s in Silver Run is having a difficult time right now and the members are asked to pledge to buy gift certificates or stop by for dinner to help them get back on track.  Kevin Trump suggested we hold our next meeting there to help them out as well.

Please check out Terra Rubra Lions golf tournament on their website at http://terrarubralions.org/golf/

A 50/50 drawing was held and Kathy Sanner was the winner. Kathy graciously donated the winnings back to the Roost.  Thank you Kathy!

 With no other business, the meeting was adjourned.

Next Meeting:

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 23th at Bud’s at Silver Run in Westminster at 6:30 p.m. 

Respectfully Submitted by Kim Harris, filling in for Lori Blake as Secretary Ravens Roost #115

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