Ravens Roost 115

Meeting Minutes, September 25, 2013 

Meeting Minutes

The September meeting of Ravens Roost 115 was held on Wednesday September 25, 2013, at Johanssons.  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,  Treasurer – Kim Harris, Recording Secretary-Judi Carter, Sergeant at Arms- George Colburn.  Board of Directors present were:  Dawn Geigan, Lori Blake, Steve Timchula, and Bobbi Koppenhaver.  Those missing were Tammy Brooks and Mike McGinnis.


President’s Report:

The talk is all about the plunge.  Our team is already registered so get signed up.  Dawn presented the Team Purple walk to the Council and did a great job.  The Council bylaws are being reviewed.  This year the convention will be our 50th year.  Nestor has 2 books on the Ravens 2000 & 2012 Super Bowl wins coming out there will be a special package for Roosts.  Bull Roast is in February, tickets for the 50/50, and the wagon wheel of cheer are available now.


Treasurer’s Report:

 Treasurer’s report we have $6700 with a few outstanding items. 



Currently have 137 members.  1/3 of our members have paid the dues.  You have until 11/1 to get them paid or you will have to be removed from membership per our bylaws.  Two new members joined this month.  David is a new member who was in attendance.

Entertainment/Events – 

To find out what is going on click on the Calendar on the Roost website, for fliers regarding events go to Events.

Pig Roast 9/14 – A very big thank you to everyone who came.  The band that played wants to come back and play next year.  A great time was had by all.  A huge thanks to Bobbi and Jim for hosting this great event.  We appreciate your hospitality.    

Team Purple 10/27 – Katie Bollinger from the Ravens was with us and left some tee-shirts.  She is very happy with the $2500 donation by our Roost to Team Purple, because she is from Carroll County and that gives her some bragging rights as she goes around to other groups.  Join Team Purple now, go to the link from our website.  Registration will be at 8:00 a.m. on the 10/27 and the walk begins at 9:00a.m. 

Oriole Game 9/28 - Still tickets available.

Xmas Party:  No updates at this time.  Rafael would like us to have it there, but it is not big enough.  More to come on this. 

Miami Game – Sherry from Ravenette Travel is planning a group trip to the Miami game.  You may email Sherry at sherry@ravenettetrips.com or call (727) 744-7824 if interested.

New Business

Ravens Roost 115 Gnome – We now have a gnome who would like to travel with Roost.  Those going to Miami or elsewhere don’t forget to take the gnome with you.

Jason Schneider Fundraiser – There will be a fundraiser at Rafael’s on 10/6 from 1-6.  The Ravens game will be on TV, a silent auction and more.  Proceeds go to benefit the family of Jason Schneider. Come on out and support this great cause while enjoying some fun with fellow Roost members. 

Taste of Carroll – To benefit the Rape Crisis Center is being held on Monday, October 14th at 6:00 p.m.   Tickets are $60. The event will be held at Martin’s Westminster

Dick Jordan – Had emergency gallbladder surgery.  We wish him well.

 New Home Base – We are still in talks with Rafael, they really want us to stay. Scott is working with Raf on accommodations. 


Elections were held and here are the new


President – Scott Albright

Vice President Steve Rutzebeck,

Treasurer – Steve Cavanaugh

Recording Secretary-Vacant

Corresponding Secretary - Tammy Brooks

Sergeant at Arms- George Colburn.

Board of Directors:

 Lori Blake

Dawn Geigan

Bobbi Koppenhaver

Kathy Sanner

 Steve Timchula


We still have an open Recording Secretary position, if you are interested, please contact Scott.  This is an important position and we would like to fill it as soon as possible.  


Next Meeting:

Our next meeting will be held on October 23, 2013, 6:00 p.m. Location TBD

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

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