On Monday, April 16th, the RRA will switch over to its Summer Hours. The office will then be open from 9am to 5pm 7 days a week.
April Board Meeting
April 5, 2018
Board Activities This Past Month:
As we reported last month, the Board voted to do a Survey and it would be handled similar to a Ballot for the Directors. The Survey would be anonymous. The Board is now working on a final copy. The Survey will not be at the same time as the Director Election to avoid any confusion. This Survey is to gauge the thinking of the Members. The survey may or may not result in changes by the Board. There are many factors to consider in making changes, such as the Community benefit, money to pay for it, legal issues, insurance requirements, etc.
The Association Attorney approved the language for the monthly payment plan. The Association is expected to begin this in June of 2018, for the 2019 season. There will be no monthly billing. It will be up to the Member to pay dues for the following year over a 10 month period, or less. 1/10th of the anticipated bill each month. All payments will be credited toward the following year. There is no cost to make monthly payments.
Director Election: Your current Board is comprised of mostly appointments to the Board. Appointments are where a vacancy occurs and the Board elects a person to fill the empty Seat. The second most prevalent situation is where there have been just enough candidates or not enough candidates to fill the vacant Director Seats.
This election is your opportunity to shape the Board. There are more candidates than Seats. Three candidates for two Board Seats.
The current Board is a great Board. Although the Board may not be in complete agreement on issues, those that did not get their way move on to the next issue without holding an ax to grind. A true working relationship.
For the upcoming Director election, it is my recommendation that you ask questions to understand the intentions of candidates. Vote for candidates who are truly interested in the long term direction of the Community, representing the entire Active Membership. Remember, there are 1100+ paying Active Members to be represented.
Most importantly VOTE.
The Village: Despite the constant barrage of comments that the Association needs to “work together” with the Village and vice versa, cooperation, in my opinion, has never been better. Sharing of equipment, ideas, and information hasn’t been this good in many years. The Association thanks the Village Management for this cooperation. Hopefully the new Village Management and the new Association Board will continue and expand this true “working relationship”.
The Annual Meeting: The Association Annual Meeting will be held at the Clubhouse on April 28, 2018 at 1pm. Everyone is invited, paid up Active Members and Inactive Members. The Annual Meeting will be followed by a Social where you can meet your Board and your neighbors. Following the Social, the new Board will elect the Association Officers for May 2018 thru April 2019. Plan to attend and see what your Association has been doing and has planned.
Tonight’s Meeting: As always after each Board meeting, please join the social at the Kitchen area of the Clubhouse for coffee and dessert. Meet your Board and your neighbors.
Attention runners! In lieu of the Mini Tri of previous years, the STARS Club will be hosting the Roaming Shores 5K for 2018. The race will be held on Saturday, June 30th beginning at 8am at the Clubhouse (13 Roaming Rock Blvd, Roaming Shores, OH 44085)!
Race Route: The 5K will be a flat loop around Roaming Shores Village. The start and finish lines will be at the Roaming Shores Clubhouse parking lot. The race will be professionally timed by Stasny Road Racing.
Preregistration: By June 1st is $20. Race day is $25 with proceeds benefiting our local Safety Services and the STARS Club, which organizes several events in the Shores and the annual Fireworks Display. All preregistration entries are guaranteed a t-shirt or tank top. Limited shirts will be available on race day.
On-line Registration (click link)
**Day-of Registration and packet pickup will begin at 7am in the Clubhouse.**
Paper Registration: Downloadable 5K Registration Form. Make checks out to STARS Club P.O. Box 8, Rome, OH 44085.
Overall male and female winners receive trophies. First place finishers in each age group (Male & Female) will receive medals. Second and third place finishers in each age group (Male & Female) will receive ribbons. Age categories: 14 & under, 15–19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over.
For more Information: Call Jen Addair 440-563-3170 or IT@roamingshores.org
It’s a very windy day today in Roaming Shores and across our region. As expected, there is currently a power outage affecting the west side of the lake due to a downed power line on Rome Rock Creek Rd near Callender. Please avoid the area. It has been reported that the police have already responded to the area for safety. For detailed updates on power outages, please check the First Energy Storm Center.
Given the nature of this wind storm, other outages and downed trees can be expected. Report power outages to First Energy 888-LIGHTSS (888-544-4877). If a tree falls into the road in Roaming Shores, please contact the Association at (440) 563-3170.
Our hearts go to the Maznik, Campany, and Bogardus families who have sadly lost love ones recently.
We have learned of Gary’s passing over the weekend. Our condolences to Kathy, his wife, and to the rest of his family. An obituary will be posted when one is available.
Dorthy Campany was the mother of George Campany, a longtime member. So sorry to hear of your loss.
Our thoughts and prayers also go out to James Bogardus and his family with the loss of his father, Peter Bogardus.
*Update: The bus is now FULL. No new reservations can be accepted at this time. Thank you for your overwhelming interest!*
The cost per person is $20 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 need a minimum of 20 participants in order to be able to reserve the Jolly Trolley. Sign up Form & Flyer is available online or at the RRA Office. Please drop off your sign up form and payment at the RRA Office or mail to P.O. Box 8, Rome, OH 44085.
March Board Meeting
March 1, 2018
By: Tom Sopko
Board Actions in the Past Month:
- The Board voted to do a Ballot type Survey. Including the following issues:
- Whether food and beverages should be allowed inside the pool areas.
- What is the interest in other amenities. And how to pay for them.
- The Board asks that Members make suggestions.
The Survey is expected to follow the Director Ballot and not overlap or be at the same time
- The Board voted to provide WiFi at the Clubhouse area. It is now in service and will be in service year-round.
- The Board voted to study monthly dues payments in an effort to implement monthly payments. Many Members have commented that they can afford $75/month and cannot afford $750 all at once. It was a suggestion brought to us by Ed Baitt based on Member feedback. The Board is targeting to begin this in June of 2018, for the 2019 season.
Board Actions Tonight:
- John Martin has resigned from the Board. His resignation needs to be accepted. John’s remaining term is 1 year and two months.
- A new Board Member will be seated. The Board will be at full strength which is seven.
- Candidates for the upcoming Board election have to attend three regular Board meetings in the past year. The policy for monitoring Board Meeting attendance has been by signing in, however, it is not in the bylaws. Two Nominations are in question. The Board will decide if and how these Nominations are accepted.
What is Indemnification and Why Do We Have It? Indemnification which includes Directors and Officer Insurance protects volunteer Board Members from the costs of lawsuits and other legal claims whether criminal or civil. Indemnification should encourage Members to be on the Board because their personal assets are protected. Indemnification is now in question and under attack. Personally, I would not risk my retirement which took 40 years to build, to be on this Board if it were not for Indemnification. Put yourself in this position, would you risk your home or all your assets to manage this Association? Understanding Indemnification was my primary focus before deciding to join the Board. I used a third party law firm to help in that evaluation. No volunteer Director should be personally sued, imprisoned, accused of a felony, or have his/her life destroyed especially by another Member. These lawsuits and legal claims are the true money wasters of the Association and Community. Association Members need to step-up and question the accusers, as Members now question the defense decisions of the Association. Remember the Association Board of Directors represents you the Member. These actions could be handled internally by the Community if we were truly “working together”. These accusations are designed to intimidate the Board and to make the Board look bad, nothing else.
Director Election: For the upcoming Director election, it is my recommendation that you ask questions to understand the intentions of candidates. Vote for candidates who are truly interested in the long term direction of the Community, representing the entire Active Membership.
Tired of Door-to-Door Solicitors?
Sign up for Roaming Shores Do Not Knock Registry
There has been a growing number of confusing and misleading energy offers affecting our community’s residents. To prevent this, as well as other for-profit solicitors from interrupting you at home, The Village of Roaming Shores has partnered with the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC) to provide you with the Do Not Knock Registry.
How does the Do Not Knock Registry work? Residents can sign up for the Do Not Knock Registry online at blocktheknock.com or by sending in a postage-paid Do Not Knock Registry postcard. Postcards are available at the Village Hall. Once you’ve signed up, your address will be listed on the registry and you will receive a Do Not Knock window cling to post near your front door.
When a for-profit solicitor comes to The Village of Roaming Shores to sell door-to-door, they must first request a permit from the community. At that time, we will provide them with the Do Not Knock Registry listing addresses that they are not allowed to go to.
What happens if a solicitor still knocks on your door? Ask what organization they are with. Non-profit organizations like public schools or churches are not regulated by the same rules as for-profit solicitors. The Do Not Knock Registry does not apply to non-profit organizations.
If you feel the solicitor is in violation of the Do Not Knock Registry, contact Roaming Shores Police or the Village Hall to report them.
For more information about the Do Not Knock Registry provided by The Village of Roaming Shores and NOPEC, go to blocktheknock.com.
In the Village of Roaming Shores, solicitors are required to have a permit.
The winner of the final Early Bird Drawing for 2018 and recipient of $50 is Peggy Havliccek (Lot #962)! Congratulations to all of this year’s winners!
Remember, you have up until May 1st to pay your Dues and Assessments in full.