This Year in Roaming Shores 2017

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

As another year comes to a close, we stop to take a look back at the year that was. Welcome to our 2017 Year in Review!  We’ve had another whirlwind of a year!

Just a quick note, this year’s Dues and Assessment invoices will be sent out after the first of the year. More details will be posted next week. If you have changed your mailing address this year and did not inform the Office, please do so ASAP. 440-563-3170 or via email.

 
 
 

January

  • Construction of the New RRA Office continued
  • The STARS Club prepared for the year’s events
  • Friends and Neighbors began its Winter Dinner Nights
  • Wicked winter weather pummeled the area
     
 
 

February

  • Roaming Shores Village elected to maintain their roads themselves purchasing a new plow truck
  • The STARS Club hosted their first event, WinterFest!
  • Due to lack of participation, the Lake Safety Committee cancelled their Safe Boating Course
  • Since only 2 individuals ran for the 2 open seats on the Board of Directors, ballots were not mailed.
 

March

  • 94 Jumpers raised raised $7,211 in this year’s Polar Bear Plunge!
  • The STARS Club hosted its first Dog Training Demonstration
  • Construction of the RRA Office completed and the RRA moved its operations back home to its location on Route 6
  • The RSV Utility Dept quickly tackled a water main break
  • Winter snuck in one more wallop dumping 17″ in Roaming Shores, more than anywhere else in the State!
 

April

  • The RRA Board of Directors returned their meetings to the Clubhouse
  • The Village hosted the Ashtabula County Commissioners, giving residents an opportunity to meet their Commissioners
  • The Village made efforts to create a Garden Club
  • The Association hosted their Annual Meeting of the Membership. Jim Swartz and Ron Morris retained their positions on the Board
  • The Marina opened their Ice Cream Shop for the Season
 

May

  • Roaming Shores voters voted down 2 police levies
  • The Village hosted another successful Cleanup Day and Expo despite the rain which unfortunately grounded the planned helicopter rides
  • The Men’s and Ladies Golf Leagues kicked off their seasons
  • Coyotes became a nuisance on Rome Terrace
  • The STARS Club hosted another great dog training demonstration
  • Friends and Neighbors hosted their first Potluck Supper of the year
  • The Promotion Club donated a new swim platform at Beach 1
  • The pools had most of their coping replaced
  • Lake Management began their lake water testing program for the year
  • The Pools and Concession Stand opened for another season
 

June

  • We learned that ODOT planned to close and replace the bridge on Route 6 that spanned the lake
  • The Fishing Club had a very busy month hosting their first tournament of the year, Kids Learn to Fish Day, a Rummage Sale, and Kids Fishing Day
  • The STARS Club hosted Swim Lessons at Pool 1
  • The Annual Community Garage Sale was blessed with perfect weather
  • Village Police Chief Tim DiPadova resigned
  • The Village Planning Commission began reviewing plans for the new The Rock, a proposed condominium complex in Roaming Shores
 

July

  • Independence Day Weekend was another jammed packed weekend with the Mini Triathlon, Annual Jason Scribben Volleyball Tournament, Helicopter Rides, and of course, the Annual Fireworks Display!
  • To begin raising funds for its activities and next year’s fireworks display, the STARS Club hosted a Reverse Raffle
  • Ron Morris resigned from the RRA Board, he was replaced by Shawn Morris
  • The STARS Club hosted Story Hour with the help of Miss Candi of the Rock Creek Library
 

August

  • The Covered Bridge and Beach 1 Pavilions got a facelift with new roofs
  • The Fishing Club hosted another fun Ed Baitt’s Mixed Couples Tournament
  • The STARS Club hosted a wine tasting with special guest Mr. Arnie Esterer of Markko Winery
  • Roaming Shores experienced a solar eclipse
  • Algal Toxin Levels rose for many waterways in northern Ohio, including our lake
  • A fire destroyed a home on Lake Vue Dr
 

September

  • The STARS Club teamed up with the Shores Hold’em Club to host a Casino Night
  • We reached the end of the summer season for the pools and concession stand 🙁
  • Friends and Neighbors and The Fishing Club teamed up to host a Fish Fry
  • Despite a chilly start to the month, we went right back up into the 90s
 

October

  • Drought-like conditions prompted a State-wide burn ban
  • The Fishing Club hosted their famous Clam Bake. Unfortunately, a scheduling conflict grounded the fall helicopter rides
  • After 5 long months, the Route 6 bridge finally opened
  • RRA Director John Martin was put on leave
  • The Association hosted a real estate tax meeting with county Auditor Roger Corlett
  • Perma Gro donated landscaping to the new RRA Office
  • Little Ghosts and Goblins enjoyed another fun Halloween Happening at the Clubhouse
 

November

  • The General Election was held; the Village’s police levy passed; Jennie D’Amicone was elected as the Village’s new Mayor; and Chris Plickert and Duane Helms joined the Village Council. Their terms will begin in January.
  • The Shores lost longtime member, Board Member, and Club officer Ed Baitt
  • The lake’s dam valve failed while attempting to close it leading to an unregulated drawdown
 

December

  • Friends and Neighbors Tree Trimming Social Hour got the Clubhouse looking festive for the Holiday Season
  • The Polar Bear Club hosted their annual Breakfast with Santa to another full house!
  • The dam’s valve was fixed and closed
  • Mayor John Ball and Councilmen Roy Brommer and Cheryl Fain served on their last council meeting. Thank you for your service to Roaming Shores!
 

In Memoriam

We remember those we lost this year.

  • Devota Brewer
  • Gerald Spuzzillo
  • Nancy Boucherle
  • Susan Annis
  • William Louden
  • Gary Hall
  • Sister Mary Divoky
  • Dave Crawford
  • Bud Ray
  • David Hall
  • Donna Plesnicar
  • Mike Cox
  • Al Russo
  • Nick Pahys, Jr.
  • Ed Baitt
  • Daniel G. Zygmunt
  • Agnes Sopko
 
 

Looking towards 2018

2017 was another very busy year! As we march towards 2018, this trend will continue.

The RRA’s plans for 2018 include the installation of the Ed Baitt Memorial Water Fountain in the cove next to the Clubhouse, road repairs and other various infrastructure improvements, and the continuation of dredging. Additionally, the Amenities Committee members are working on new amenities for the Shores.

For 2018, the Village plans to complete installation of street signs and poles on the Boulevard, the “Monster” relocation project on Cherrywood, and various improvements to its waste water treatment plant building.

Our clubs will see the return of many of your favorite events as well as some new ones! Our newest club, the STARS Club, held many successful events this year. For 2018, the Club hopes to continue the trend. Unfortunately, due to our swim instructor moving this year, the Club will be unable to hold swim lessons unless a qualified instructor is able to help! In place of the Mini Triathlon, a 5K race is planned for our Independence Day weekend celebration.

Planned 2018 Events:

  • Jan 12th – Winter Dinner Night – Friends & Neighbors
  • Feb 9th – Winter Dinner Night – Friends & Neighbors
  • Feb 17th – WinterFest – STARS
  • March 9th – Winter Dinner Night – Friends & Neighbors
  • March 10th – Polar Bear Plunge – Polar Bear Club
  • April 13th – Winter Dinner Night – Friends & Neighbors
  • May 5th – Cleanup Day & Expo ’18 – RSV
  • May 5th – Ladies Gold Kickoff Brunch
  • May 18th – Potluck Supper – Friends & Neighbors
  • May 26th – Pools & Concession Stand Open for Season
  • June 2nd – Don Williams All Species Tournament – Fishing Club
  • June 9th – Kids Learn to Fish Day – Fishing Club
  • June 15th & 16th – Annual Community Garage Sale – STARS
  • June 23rd – Kids Fishing Day – Fishing Club
  • June 30th – Roaming Shores 5K – STARS
  • June 30th – Jason Scribben Volleyball Tournament
  • June 30th – Fireworks – STARS
  • July 1st – Fireworks Rain Date
  • July 14th – Jack Cone All Species Tournament – Fishing Club
  • July 20th – Potluck Supper – Friends & Neighbors
  • July 21st – Reverse Raffle – STARS
  • August 11th – Ed Baitt’s Memorial Couples Tournament – Fishing Club
  • August 11th – Casino Night – STARS
  • August 17th – Potluck Supper – Friends & Neighbors
  • Sept 3rd – Final Day for Pools & Concession Stand
  • Sept 15th – Dean Blanton Bass Tournament – Fishing Club
  • Sept 15th – Wine & Cheese Social – STARS
  • Sept 28th – Fish Fry – Friends & Neighbors and Fishing Club
  • Oct 13th – Clam Bake – Fishing Club
  • Oct 27th – Trick or Treating + Halloween Happening
  • Dec 7th – Tree Trimming – Friends & Neighbors
  • Dec 8th – Breakfast with Santa – Polar Bear Club

Girl Scouts, Water Aerobics, Men’s & Woman’s Golf Leagues, the Quilting Group, & Shores Hold’em hold regular meetings. See the website for details.

The success of our Clubs depends on the participation of our membership! If you’ve ever had an event or activity idea… or would just like to help out, consider joining a Club!

Looking forward to a great new year! See you in 2018!

 

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