On August 11th the Fishing Club hosted a mixed couples tournament. 2 boats entered. The winner was the team of Ed Baitt Jr with 2.5 lbs of pan fish.
Next month’s tournament is the Dean Blanton Bass Tournament on September 15th. Participants should meet at the Marina at 9am. Weigh-in will be at 3pm. Call Mike Chevalier for details at 440-563-3457 or Larry Pisarick at 216-403-4625.
Friday, August 28th will be our Club’s Fish Fry at 6pm. Fish, backed potato, coleslaw, and a soft drink for only $10 at the door. RSVP to Dave Emick 440-520-0203.
Members in Good Standing wishing to get a head start on paying their Dues and Assessments for the upcoming year are now able to do so. The RRA is now accepting monthly installment prepayments for Dues and Assessments. Prepayment installments will be credited to the Member and are deposited into an interest free account which will be applied to the Member’s account on May 1st of the following year.
No billing or invoices will be generated since it is the member’s responsibility to make the monthly deposits in a timely fashion. Participation in the plan is strictly voluntary. Participating Member understands that Dues and Assessments may be increased, resulting in additional obligations beyond the installment payment amount.
For questions or inquiries, please contact the Association office at 440-563-3170.
**Early payments can only be accepted at the RRA Office or via US Mail.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of Maralyn Brommer. Maralyn and her husband Roy were residents of the Shores for many years. Maralyn served on Village Council. Her husband Roy served on both the RRA Board of Directors and the RSV Village Council.
Maralyn J. Brommer, age 75 of Painesville Twp, passed away August 4, 2018 at her residence. She was born May 22, 1943 in Cleveland.
Maralyn Brommer had been a part owner of Roys Auto Recycling in Jefferson, OH for 22 years. She also was an avid reader.
Survivors include her husband of 38 years Roy L. Brommer; son Chuck R. Brommer; grandson Garrett Brommer and sister Karen (Nick) Psathas. She was preceded in death by her parents George and Jane Miller.
A private family burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Cleveland, OH.
In Maralyn. Brommers memory, contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110.
Arrangements entrusted to Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Mentor, OH.
Offer condolences at www.brunners.com.
After the STARS Club’s 1st Winery Bus Tour last May, the question we were asked the most was “When’s the next one?”. The answer is… August 25th!
The cost per person is $30 and must be paid in advance to reserve your seat. Participants must be 21 or older.
Reservations are essential! If you would like to join us, please RSVP ASAP. We have reserved 2 buses again but seats are filling up fast by word of mouth already (only 14 spots left!)
Sign up Form & Flyer is available online or at the RRA Office or call Barb Buckley at 440-645-7365. Please drop off your sign up form and payment at the RRA Office or mail to P.O. Box 8, Rome, OH 44085.
Wineries: After boarding the buses at the Clubhouse, will begin by rotating between Hundley Cellars, Harpersfield Winery, and Benny Vino Urban Winery. Grab some wine and a bite to eat. From there, we’ll round off the night by rotating between Red Eagle Distillery and South River Winery!
As of August 2nd, the Route 45 bridge in Rock Creek is now OPEN!
The Rib Cookoff has been cancelled due to lack of participation.
If you are definitely planning on cooking ribs for the event, please contact Barb Buckley ASAP. She can be reached at (440) 645-7365 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks again for your interest! The rib cook-off will be held on August 11th at 6pm. Participants can purchase tickets at the event to sample ribs prepared by our participating cooks! Additional tastings can be purchased, as well. The club will be preparing the side dishes for the event. Bring your appetite!
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Boating Safety Committee
by: Bruce C. Bower
Headlight is “a light with a reflector and lens, at the front of a locomotive, automobile, etc.” per my old dictionary. Docklights are lights on the bow of a boat (in our case usually a pontoon boat) to illuminate your dock at night in order to help you see your dock. Seems simple huh? There were so many people this year driving their pontoons with the docklights on that it was amazing. They are potentially blinding people coming towards them in the other direction. Shut them off when under power, they are NOT headlights used to illuminate the road, AND it is against the law. Think of your neighbors, it may harm them.
Here comes some of what I saw: incorrect lights or non-existent lights on boats, young people dangling their feet in the water while the pontoon boat is moving, not following the no-wake speed after 8:00 PM on fireworks night, jetskis running after sunset, power boats running wake speed after dark, and the all-time favorite of flying between 30 and 50 feet from shore kicking up a huge wake, even when there were small children in the water.
The next and disturbing action that is becoming more common is taking very very young children for a thrill ride on a jetski! Some children appear to be one or one and a half years old. I’ve written about this before, but it appears to be catching on. Just think if a ski is going slowly and a wakeboard boat kicks up a huge wave and is close to the ski, might the ski tip over? One would wonder if the adult driver is thinking about the “what ifs” of a mishap. One would wonder, why do this?
The fishermen have told me that boats are coming too close to their boats when they are not moving or merely trolling. You should stay at least 50 feet from a non-moving craft and give the SUPS and Yaks more room than the 50, try to think of the other people.
As always, call me if you have comments or criticisms. 563.4108