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  • Welcome to our newest Roost #4 members:  A big Roost #4 welcome also goes out to our member inducted at our at our December 19th meeting: Scott Habicht.  A big Roost #4 welcome also goes out to our newest member inducted at our at our November 28th meeting: Mike Mooney.  Rookies, rookies, rookies won't you kiss our $&%!!!  Welcome aboard!


  • Roost #4 2011 Membership Drive: None this year! - membership is over 140 and we have a ceiling of 150.  Stay tuned for a drive next year ... maybe!  When we do hold a drive, the member that recruits the most new members between the May and August meetings receives a free ride on Membership Dues for the next fiscal year (currently a $30 value)!

    Congrats to 2010 winner Theresa Griffin (4 recruits!)!!!

     

    also ... Congrats to 2009 winner Rick Hubata (3 recruits!)!!!

     


  • Membership Renewal ($50 per person) for FY 2012!:  It's that time of year again!  Time to renew your membership in Ravens Roost #4 for FY 2012.  Annual dues are now $50 per person (still a bargain!) and were due at our September 26th meeting.  If you wish to renew but haven't paid your dues yet, please mail your check to our P.O. box ASAP:

    Ravens Roost #4 Inc.

    P.O. Box 2212

    Ellicott City, MD 21041-2212

    Attn: Membership

     


  • Roost #4 2011 Golf Tourney Hole Sponsorship Competition: Roost #4 held a competition to see which member could sell the most hole sponsorships for our 2011 tournament (July 9th at Hollow Creek).  Hole sponsorships are $50 per hole or 2 for $75.  Click here for a registration form / hole sponsor form

     

    The Roost #4 member that sells the most hole sponsorships prior to the July 9th tournament receives a free ride on annual dues for the 2012 fiscal year! 

     

    Congrats to 2011 winners Chuck Anderson (10 hole sponsorships!)

     

    Also, congrats to 2010 winners Chuck Anderson, Zeke Zelkoski, and Bill Griffin (all with 4 hole sponsorships!)!!!  With multiple winners, the prize for each is 1/2 price membership for 2011!

     

    also ... Congrats to 2009 winner Mitch Hooper (10 hole sponsorships!)!!!

     


  • Roost #4 February Birthdays:  Happy birthday wishes are in order this month for:  Ann Wiegand (2/2), Anna Golibart (2/7), Scott "Iggy" Ichniowski & Craig Rosendale (2/10), Debbie Sybert (2/19), and Ed Powers (2/21)!  Happy birthday all!!!


  • Ravens Van for Sale:  Get it while it's hot!  This fully-decorated Ravens van is on sale for only $4200.  See the pictures below.  Contact Karen Ullmann-Lutz at (410) 281-1200 x209 or e-mail her at Karen.

               


  • Upcoming Events and Appearances at The DugoutZone:

    The DugoutZone is in Chatham Station at 9210 Baltimore National Pike in Ellicott City, MD 21042. 

     

    Go to The DugoutZone for details or call (410) 461-8664.

     


  • Roost #4 Donation to Animal Advocates of Howard County: Joel Hampshire, Director of Charitable Contributions for Ravens Roost #4, presented a $1000 check to Ann Selnick of Animal Advocates of Howard County at the Roost #4 April 26th, 2010 meeting at Jilly's.  Remember to consider adoption as your first option when looking for a new pet!  Here's a picture of the presentation to Ann (Click on Thumbnail for Larger View):

     

     


  • Catch Roost #4 Member Tommy McCabe and Against the Grain Around Town:  Tommy and his classic rock band, Against the Grain, are playing the following date:

     

    Stop by and rock with Tommy and ATG!!!  Check the ATG website for the complete schedule

     


  • Roost #4 to "Adopt-a-Highway"!: Roost #4 voted to adopt a stretch of highway at their July 23, 2007 meeting.  The section of highway we are now responsible for is Frederick Road between Oella Avenue near the horse farm to The Trolley Stop at the river.  For more information on the Adopt-a-Highway program, go to Roost #4 Adopt-a-Highway

     

    Pictures from Past Roost #4 Adopt-a-Highway Efforts

     

    Print an Adopt-a-Highway Participation Agreement

     

    The first clean-up of 2011 will be Saturday, April 16th, 7:30am.  Contact Denise for more information or to volunteer!  Thanks to all our volunteers for helping-out!

     


  •  Roost #4 2008 "Formula 4 Success" Scholarship Award Winners:  Ravens Roost #4 presented 2 $1500 checks to their 2008 "Formula 4 Success" Scholarship award winners at their 50th Anniversary Bull and Oyster Roast on March 28th, 2009.  Congrats to winners Samuel Plazak of Hammond High School and Matthew Bounds of Wilde LakeClick here for more information

     


  • Roost #4 2008 Donation to the Todd Heap Foundation: Joel Hampshire, Director of Charitable Contributions for Ravens Roost #4, presented a $1000 check to Kathleen Elliott of the Baltimore Community Foundation (representing the Todd Heap Foundation) at our March 23, 2009 meeting. 

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  • Roost #4 2008 Donation to Gilchrist Hospice Care: Joel Hampshire, Director of Charitable Contributions for Ravens Roost #4, presented a $1000 check to Hal Friedman of Gilchrist Hospice Care at our February 23, 2009 meeting. 

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    Sorry for the fuzzy picture - the webmaster forgot to bring the real camera - so the cell phone had to do!

     


  • Roost #4 Volunteers at Ray Lewis Foundation Event:  On Tuesday, November 25th, a bunch of Roost #4 members helped Ray Lewis, Mark Clayton, and a slew of volunteers distribute Thanksgiving dinner fixins to over 600 families at Diakon Place at the corner of North Avenue and North Broadway in Baltimore.  Roost #4 was represented by newest member, Tom Thompson, soon-to-be member, Melissa Coveleski, and members Frosty & Anna Volmer, Mitch & Cindy Hooper, Leslie Pacen, Kristin Shinham, and Bill & Theresa Griffin.  Also assisting were George & Sue Draper of Roost #65 in Pasadena and Captain Dee-Fense!  Thanks to Ray for stopping-by to thank all the volunteers!  See a video clip at http://wjz.com/video/ titled "Ravens Star Works to Make Thanksgiving Happy" and dated November 25th.

     

    Pictures from the Holiday Dinner Distribution with the Ray Lewis Foundation

     


  • Roost #4 2007 Donation to the Believe in Tomorrow National Children's Foundation: Joel Hampshire, Director of Charitable Contributions for Ravens Roost #4, presented a $1000 check to Darlene Kean of  The Believe In Tomorrow National Children's Foundation at the Roost #4 October 22, 2008 meeting at Jilly's of Ellicott City.

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    Sorry for the fuzzy picture - the webmaster was just returning from the Buffalo Road Trip and forgot to bring the real camera - so the cell phone had to do!

     


  • Roost #4 2006 Donation to the Believe in Tomorrow National Children's Foundation: Joel Hampshire, Director of Charitable Contributions for Ravens Roost #4, presented a $1000 check to Lindsay Thomas of  The Believe In Tomorrow National Children's Foundation at the Roost #4 May 22nd meeting at the Judge's Bench.  Their mission is dedicated to improving the quality of life for critically ill children and their families through three unique programs.  Serving over 38,000 children each year, they have become a national leader in pediatric support services that help to ease pain, reduce loneliness and bring joy to children throughout their treatment process.
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  • Roost #4 Donation to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Maryland Chapter: Joel Hampshire, Director of Charitable Contributions for Ravens Roost #4, presented a $1000 check to Sharon Dodge, a member of the Board of Directors for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Maryland Chapter at the Roost #4 April 24th meeting at the Judge's Bench.  The mission of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is to end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis.  The Maryland Chapter offers vital programs and services to the more than 5,000 Marylanders living with MS. Here are a couple of pictures of the presentation to Sharon (Click on Thumbnail for Larger View):

     

           

     

    Read more about Sharon Dodge and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

     


  • Roost #4 Donation to Animal Advocates of Howard County: Joel Hampshire, Director of Charitable Contributions for Ravens Roost #4, presented a $1000 check to Ann Selnick of Animal Advocates of Howard County at the Roost #4 March 27th meeting at the Judge's Bench.  Remember to consider adoption as your first option when looking for a new pet!  Here are a few pictures of the presentation to Ann (Click on Thumbnail for Larger View):

     

                   

     


  • Ravens Roost #4 Ticket Exchange:  If you have Ravens tickets to sell or trade (face value only!) or are in search of Ravens tickets, check-out our new Ravens Roost #4 Ticket Exchange!

     


  • Council of Ravens Roosts "BigGoGriller" Now Available:  The Council of Ravens Roosts is now taking orders for these unique tailgating grills. Price is $200.00 and includes shipping. Not shown are the detachable legs so that you can remove the grill from the truck and use it elsewhere. This is a charcoal grill only - propane is not an option. The grill comes with the Council of Ravens Roost logo on it.  Pictures below (click on thumbnail for larger view):

                           

    Link for more details on the BigGoGriller      Link to BigGoGriller Order Form


  • Roost #4 Business-to-Business Directory:  We plan on adding a new page to our Roost #4 website for advertising Ravens Roost #4 members' business-to-business offerings.  If you perform a service that you would like to share with our membership, please forward the information (name, business name, services, special deals, contact information) to Roost #4 Business2Business and we'll post your information for free.  Go to Roost #4 Business-to-Business Directory!

     


  • e-mail Accounts Now Available to Members on www.ravensroost4.com:  If you are a Ravens Roost #4 member and would like to establish an e-mail account on our ravensroost4.com domain, contact the Webmaster.  The new accounts will be formatted like: "yourname@ravensroost4.com".

     


  • New and Improved Council of Ravens Roosts Website:  The Council of Ravens Roosts has a new and improved website!  Check them out at: http://www.councilrr.com/Index.aspx!

     


  • Ain't nothin' but somethin' to do!

     


  • But we could be...CHOPPIN' BROCCOLI!!!