Ravens Roost 115

Meeting Minutes, July 25, 2012

 Meeting Minutes

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

President’s Report:

Scott gave a recap from the July Council meeting.  The Council is looking to distribute approximately 51,000 in charity funds.   There was discussion on 2 new bylaw changes which will be made official at the August Council meeting.  A new Roost #124 from Hagerstown was introduced.  The Council again noted that Bill West of AM radio 1370 on Saturday mornings is willing to promote all Roost events.  We will remember this to promote our future events.   

 Treasurer’s Report:

Kim gave a Treasurer’s report.  We currently have $14,246 in the bank. 

  Committee Reports: 

 Charity Committee:    

The Roost gave out three checks to charity.  Jen from Pathfinders for Autism accepted a check in the amount of $1500.  Carolyn from TRP accepted a check in the amount of $500 and Dot from Voices for Children accepted a check in the amount of $250.  These donations were given from proceeds from our May golf outing.

 The Roost agreed to be a $250 sponsor for the Tevis breast cancer ride on September 22nd.  The Roost logo will be included on the sponsor t-shirt. More details to follow.  You can like the event on the Tevis Propane Facebook page.  

 Entertainment/Events –  

The Roost is organizing a bus trip to the Orioles game on Friday, September 28th.  They play Boston.  The bus will leave Westminster and the Roost will pay for the bus, beer and snacks on the bus. Tickets for the game are $20 each.  There will be an on-line option to purchase tickets, but we need a count soon in order to purchase tickets.  This is for Roost members only, however a Roost member may bring a guest. Contact Mike McGinnis for more information or check out the website.

Jim and Bobbi Koppenhaver have graciously agreed to host a Pig Roast on September 15th at their house and have invited all Roost members.  The Roost will be the main sponsor and will help provide food.  Anyone attending is being asked to bring a side dish or make a donation to help with planning.  An evite has been sent out so please RSVP so that Jim and Bobbi can plan accordingly. 

Picnic Table Raffle - We continue to push sales of our picnic table raffle.  The winner will be picked on August 11th at our crab feast. 

Crab Feast

Our crab feast will take place at the Westminster VFW on August 11th from 6 pm to 10 pm.  We are in need of additional ticket sales and volunteers for the Big 6 wheel and to sell jar tickets.  We have confirmed that Jamison Hensley, Captain D, Major Offense, Birdman, Joe Maese and Bennie Thompson former Ravens will be in attendance as special guests.  Please contact Dennis Colson if you can volunteer some time that evening.  Continue to push those ticket sales, we plan to have a sold out event. 


Renewals for July dues were sent out and due renewals for September will be emailed.  The membership committee has worked hard to get everyone on the same renewal date by prorating dues each month.  Dues are $3 per month or $36 per year.  Make sure to renew your dues.  More to come from the membership committee.

 Welcome to new member Jeff Schultz. 


Nothing new to report. 


Nothing new to report. 

New business:

Congrats to Tiffany McGinnis for winning $63.00 in the 50/50 drawing. 

Next Meeting:

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 22nd at Rafaels at 6:30 p.m. 

Respectfully Submitted by Lori Blake, Secretary Ravens Roost #115 .

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