Ravens Roost 73 is a non-profit organization that strives to provide aid and services for a wide variety of individuals and organizations. Our Roost's main goal is to provide assistance to local children and families by:
Chesapeake High School
1801 Turkey Point Road
Baltimore County, MD 21221-1799
For the school year 2009-2010, RR 73 awarded $2,500.00 scholarships each to Lauren Lotz and Volmy Lizarda. The awards were presented by Lenny Banack, Jr., Scholarship Chairman at the Annual Awards Ceremony held on Thursday, May 27th.
For the school year 2008-2009, RR 73 awarded $2,000.00 scholarship each to Michael Brooks and Natalie Elardo. The awards were presented by Lenny Banack, Jr., Scholarship Chairman at the Annual Awards Ceremony held on Tuesday, May 19th. We are very proud of this year's recipients who will both attend the University of Maryland in the fall.
For the school year 2007-2008, RR 73 awarded $2,500.00 scholarships each to Lenny Banack, III and Stephanie Paradise. The awards were presented by Lenny Banack, Jr., Scholarship Chairman.
For the school year 2006-2007, RR 73 presented $2,500.00 scholarships each to Bradley Brandon and Cierra Hunter. Awards were presented by Lenny Banack, Jr., Scholarship Chairman.
For the school year 2005-2006, Ravens Roost 73 awarded $2,000.00 scholarships each to Melissa Krug and Lakesha Walton. Scholarships were presented by Lenny Banack, Jr., Scholarship Chairman.
For the school year 2004-2005, Ravens Roost
73 awarded $1,000.00 each to Jimmy Newman and Diane Napier.
The scholarships were presented by Lenny Banack, Jr., President.
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
On October 18, 2009, 14 walkers and 2 runners headed for Hunt Valley for our 4th year participating in this great cause. Our group raised $3,242 to support treatment and research to find a cure for this dreaded disease. Another job well done by the members of Ravens Roost 73.
Our third year running was another monumental success. On October 19, 2008, Team 73 had 35 registered walkers and raised over $5,300.00. to support the promise to save lives and find a cure for breast cancer. Congratulations to all those who walked, especially Annice Ripperger who cross the finished line as a second year survivor. We are so proud of you Annice; you are truly our reason to celebrate.
At the September 2007 general meeting, the membership voted to donate $500.00 to Team 73 in the Race for the Cure held on October 14th in Hunt Valley. The team had 25 members registered and 20 walkers on Race Day raising over $4,000.00 for the cause. Another successful event. Congratulations Team 73 and a huge "thank you" to those who walked. And a very special pat on the back to Annice Ripperger who cross the finished line dressed in Survivor Pink. Great job Annice.
We are proud to announce that Team 73 walked on October 21, 2006 in "The Race for the Cure". We had
a total of 34 registered walkers cross the finish line and raised over $6,000.00 in the process. What a HUGE
SUCCESS for our first time out as a team. Thanks to all the members who participated and a special
congratulations to Janet Deppner, our group's sole "Survivor". Way to go Janet!!
Special Olympics Maryland
Ravens Roost 73 did not have a team to participate again this year in 2010, but did donate $500.00 to support the cause.
Ravens Roost 73 did not have a team participate in 2009, but donated $500.00 to the cause.
The 2008 Polar Plunge for RR 73 was a huge success, with over $3,300.00 raised. Thanks to Sandra, Shane, Nancy, Mark, Lisa and Amanda for signing up to brave those frigid waters and taking the plunge.
RR 73 pledged $500.00 to our team to get the ball rolling for the 2007 plunge held on January 27th. We would like to thank everyone for their generous pledges; together we raised over $5,000.00. Here is a picture of our brave plungers. Way to go Mark, Sandra, Gary, Lisa, Jim, Kelly, Dave and Nancy.
On January 28, 2006, in support of the "Polar Bear Plunge", RR 73 members, Bryan Vagenos and Mark Yost braved the frigid waters of the Chesapeake Bay and took the plunge. Their efforts helped to raise money for the Special Olympics Maryland. With RR 73's matching donations, we contributed more than $2,300.00 to the cause.
Timonium Optimist Foundation's Shop with a Cop
Christmas 2009, RR 73 donated $500.00 to sponsor 5 children for holiday shopping. Great job Terry McQuaid for participating this year.
Christmas 2008, RR 73 donated $500.00 to sponsor 5 children for holiday shopping.
Christmas 2007, RR 73 donated $500.00 to sponsor 5 children for holiday shopping.
Christmas 2006, RR 73 donated $300.00 to
sponsor 3 children for holiday shopping.
Our very own Terry McQuaid participated in this year's event.
Christmas 2005, RR 73 donated $200.00 to sponsor 2 children for holiday shopping.
Christmas 2004, RR 73 donated $100.00 to sponsor a child for holiday shopping.
Some of our One-Time Charities include:
At the general meeting on July 12, 2010, it was voted to donate $100.00 to the Leukemia Foundation.
The Board voted at its July 2010 meeting to match the money raised by VP Mark Yost during his 15 minutes in the dunk tank at the convention this year. That donation amounted to $228.00. Way to go Mark! The funds raised will go to a charity chosen by the Council.
The Board voted at the May, 2010 meeting to donate $250.00 to the Kidney Foundation on behalf of Ray, a friend and member of Roost 71.
At the March, 2010 board meeting RR 73 voted to donate $100.00 to Fido's for Freedom, Inc. on behalf of member Debbie Kale, whose chocolate lab Hazelnut is a therapy dog for that organization. For more information, please go to www.fidosforfreedom.org
January 4th, the board voted to make a donation of $500.00 to the Polar Bear Plunge on behalf of Ravens Roost 73.
Also, at the January 4th board of directors' meeting, it was voted to donate $100.00 to Susan G. Komen in memory of Janet Deppner, a formal member who recently lost her long battle with breast cancer.
On December 7 at our general meeting, President Lenny Banack presented a $500.00 check to Merle Bolger from the Eastern Interfaith Outreach Food Pantry. The Roost also put together several boxes of canned goods and other non-perishable items in a related food drive.
At the Board of Directors meeting in November, 2009 it was voted to donate $300.00 to the local PAL center in Baltimore County.
RR 73 sponsored a hole for $100.00 at the
annual Carson's Creekside Golf Tournament which raises money for PKD. This
raised in excess of $10,000.00 for this dreaded disease.
In May, 2009, the roost donated $250.00 to Marine Trade Assn. for the 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza to be held on the 4th this year.
At the April 2009 meeting, the board voted to donate $50.00 to Fidos for Freedom, Inc. This organization is composed of a dedicated group of volunteers who strive to increase the quality of life through the use of specially trained Hearing dogs, Service Dogs and Therapy Dogs. Member Debbie Kale is a volunteer of this group and her dog is a therapy dog.
At the November 2008 Board Meeting, it was voted unanimously for the Roost to "Adopt a Family" for the holidays this year. We have chosen a family right here in our neighborhood with 4 children, ages 10, 11, 13 and 14. The Mom is very ill with cancer and is currently undergoing chemo treatments. The prognosis is not a positive one. Dad is working hard, but the ever increasing medical bills have put a financial strain on this family. In order to maximize our contribution, we have created an Angel Tree with various gift ideas for the kids and asked the members to please take an ornament and shop for that gift. We had an overwhelming response, as usual, from our membership. Suffice is to say that these children will have a Christmas this year. Members also volunteered to prepare Thanksgiving dinner and it will be delivered that morning. The Roost will also donate a gift certificate from Geresbecks to provide for Christmas dinner.
On September 8, 2008, RR 73 made a $350.00 contribution to the Chesapeake High School Booster Club.
May, 2008, RR 73 donated $250.00 to the Marine Trade Association for the 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza to be held on Saturday, July 5th in Middle River.
On April 7, 2008, RR 73 made a donation in the amount of $500.00 to The ARC Northern Chesapeake Region in honor of Katy Marchman. Katy is 10 years old and has Angelman syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that affects the nervous system and causes frequent seizures. Her speech impairment is pronounced, so Katy communicates mainly through pictures and gestures. Katy totally loves the Baltimore Ravens. She loves going to training camp and her parents have been taking her for the past 4 years. Ravens Roost 73 will also present to Katy a "goodie" bag of Raven items.
At the March, 2008 general meeting, RR 73 presented a check in the amount of $545.00 as well as several boxes of canned goods and other non-perishable items to the Eastern Interfaith Outreach Food Pantry.
December 2007, RR 73 donated $100.00 to Joann Rollins a stroke victim whose benefits and sick leave ran out. The money was used to buy groceries and other necessities.
On September 27, 2007, RR 73 donated $500.00 to the Andrew's Transplant Fund to help pay for kidney/liver transplant expenses not covered by insurance. Andrew Morrisey was born in 2006 with Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease and will be going to the Pittsburgh Children's Hospital for the transplant. The surgery and recovery at the hospital could take up to 5 months. UPDATE - Andrew's surgery was done in September and he remained at the hospital into December, when he was finally deemed well enough to go home. His release was just in time for Christmas. He is doing well and is hopefully on the way to a full recovery.
On August, 27, 2007 RR 73 made a $350.00 contribution to the Chesapeake High School Booster Club.
In support of Super Plunger, Daryl Despaux for "Polar Bear Plunge 2007", RR 73 has pledged $500.00.
Roost 73 donated $250.00 to the 2006 Fireworks Extravaganza held by the Marine Trade Association. The MTABC in turn donates to the Special Olympics Maryland.
The Cromartie Family - in October, 2005, $500.00 to help pay for the medical expenses of a kidney transplant
not covered by insurance.
RR 73 in conjunction with Laidback Lenny's raised over $1,500.00 for the Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund. These monies were then taken to Opening Day on 9/11/05 and given to the Ravens. All monies were then matched by Art Modell, the Ravens and Steve Bisciottti.
Donations to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan - June, 2005, $300.00 to the Christa Adle "Supply Drive for the Troops" for the purchase of calling cards.
American Red Cross - in April, 2005, $316.00 - for emergency relief efforts to
the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean.