2018 Early Bird Drawing #4

The winner of Early Bird Drawing #4 for 2018 and recipient of $350 is John Ball (Lot #1743)! Congratulations!

Next week’s drawing will be for $300!

President’s Comments – Jan 2018

Presidents Comments
Board of Directors Meeting
January 4, 2018
By Tom Sopko

Due to bad weather, the January meeting was cancelled.

Let’s begin the New Year by reviewing the Status of your Association.

There are a new set of Membership Rules which eliminates the Guest Status and with this elimination, it is expected to make access to amenities easier.

Besides making access to the amenities easier, the Board is also in a pilot program to allow the use of Membership Card pictures on electronic devises like a smartphone. These legible pictures will be considered the equivalent to the original Membership Card. Members need to remember that they are responsible for taking and saving the Membership Card pictures, which must be legible.

Your Association is Financially Solvent.

The budget has been balanced for the past year 2016-2017.

$50,000 has been put into a Reserve Fund. What are Reserves? Reserves: “an amount adequate to repair and replace major capital items in the normal course of operations without the necessity of special assessments.” In addition, $10,000 from the 2018 budget is targeted to the Reserve Fund.

$25,000 has been put against the principal of the Office Loan. The Board will consider an additional amount to pay down the Office Loan based upon a cash flow study.

Dues and Assessments have not increased since 2011.
The Office was built with no increase in dues/assessments to the members. The Board demonstrated and published that it was cheaper to buy than rent a new Office. The Board committed to paying down the loan ASAP. The Board voted to apply $25,000 toward the principal to pay down quicker.

Dredging has been done at no additional cost to the Members, and no additional increase in dues or assessments.

Major Management Positions changes in the Association:

For Officers: we have a new Treasurer, Jack McMillin.

For Village Liaison, a Standing Committee, Shawn Morris is now the representative.

For the Amenities Committee, a Standing Committee, the committee is now active with Pat Swartz as Chairperson.

As always, I hope you are convinced we are managing your money and your Association in a prudent manner.

The Board is looking forward to working with the new management of the Village Council.

The Association and the Board of Directors wish every Member a Happy New Year. Here’s looking forward to a happy, healthy and prosperous 2018 for all of us.

2018 Early Bird Drawing #3

The winner of Early Bird Drawing #3 for 2018 and recipient of $400 is Angelo Privitera (Lot #1050)! Congratulations!

Next week’s drawing will be for $350. The sooner your Dues & Assessments are paid in full, the more drawings you will be eligible for!

2018 Polar Bear Plunge – March 10th

The Roaming Shores Polar Bear Plunge is still the only Polar Bear Plunge in the county! This year’s Polar Bear Plunge event will begin at 1 pm on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the Roaming Shores Clubhouse/Main Beach. The actual plunge will begin at 3pm.

The Polar Bear Plunge will include brave students from Jefferson, Grand Valley and Pymatuning Valley Schools, as well as wild and crazy local area residents. Last year’s Polar Bear Plunge raised $7,211.00 with 94 Jumpers. We need your help to make this year’s event even more successful.

This year, the money we raise will be used to benefit the Jeff Meddock Memorial Scholarship, Jefferson Area Local Schools Academic Boosters, Grand Valley Schools student programs in memory of Emily Plickert, and the Roaming Shores Breakfast with Santa event.

Grand Valley Schools strives to improve student programs in the memory of Emily Plickert, a beloved cheerleader, classmate and friend to all.

Jeff Meddock was a resident of Roaming Shores and the beloved principal of Pymatuning Valley High School. He died unexpectedly and the money we raise helps to continue his pursuit to educate.

Both Jeff and Emily were very proud active members of The Polar Bear Club.

The Jefferson Academic Boosters strives to reward students for academic success. Also, a portion of the money we raise is also used to host the Roaming Shores Breakfast with Santa event.

If you are interested in taking the Plunge, a minimum of $55 must be raised. There is no age limit (minors will need parental consent). Each courageous person that takes that icy Plunge will get a t-shirt as a thank you for participating.

There will be a DJ and a 50/50 raffle! We’ll be serving hot dogs, chili, popcorn, chips and soda. Additional merchandise will be available for sale. You can purchase items before and/or after the plunge. First come, first serve.

For plunge participation forms and information, please visit or contact:

Facebook: Joey ThePolarBear
Gayle Zirkle, President

2018 WinterFest – Feb 17th at 1pm

Due to the number of available volunteers and the lack of input from Members with young families, this year’s WinterFest will be scaled down. But there will still be Winter Fun!

Come join the STARS Club on Saturday, February 17th (President’s Day Weekend) at 1pm in the Clubhouse. We will be showing a winter movie – complete with popcorn, hot chocolate, and cookies!

Weather depending, there may be some outdoor fun!

2018 Boating Information

The lake may be frozen, but if you’re eager to get a jump on the 2018 Boating Season or want to beat the crowd, RRA Boat Decals are now available at the RRA Office. Our winter hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 8am – 6pm.

You must bring your Title AND Registration to purchase boat decals. (Only originals or certified copies accepted).

Your Dues & Assessments must be paid in full before purchasing 2018 Boat Decals.

Registration expiring in 2018? You must renew first. We will not register boats that are set to expire this year. Click here for Boat Registration Agents in Ohio.

Type of Boat Fee

Watercraft Over 10HP $50
Watercraft Under 10HP $20
Jetski $50
Over 5 Watercraft Additional $100
Non-Powered Watercraft N/A (ensure lot number is on ALL watercraft)

Key Fob $10 (One Time)
$25 (Replacement)

2018 Early Bird Drawing #2

The winner of Early Bird Drawing #2 for 2018 and recipient of $450 is Bob & Colette Gregory (Lot #1935)! Congratulations!

Next week’s drawing will be for $400. The sooner your Dues & Assessments are paid in full, the more drawings you will be eligible for!

Neighbors Giving Thanks

Susie and Donnie Simpson wish to give a shout out and big Thank You to Dan Mullins and Jim Swartz for looking out for neighbors!

Their front door accidentally blew open. Dan and Jim contacted them about it and made sure their door was closed tightly. Much appreciated!

2018 Board of Directors Election

Election time for the Board of Directors is almost upon us. This year, there will be 2 open seats. If you are interested in running for the Board of Directors, you must present your written request, bearing the original signature, to the RRA Office no later than Tuesday, February 27th at 1pm. Qualifications for becoming and maintaining a Director are found in Article VIII, Section 2 of the By-Laws.

SECTION 2.   The qualifications for becoming and remaining a Director of the Association are as follows:

(a)          A Director must be at least 21 years of age and a United States citizen;                                   

(b)          Each Director shall be an Active Member of the Association or an officer or director of the corporation, limited liability company, or other business or legal entity which is an Active Member of the Association;

(c)           Any Active Member may become a candidate for the Board of Directors by presenting to the Association a written request to be placed on the ballot,  which request must be delivered to the Board of Directors or its designee at least sixty days before the annual meeting of the Active Members and bear the original signature of the member requesting to be placed on the ballot;

(d)          Only one person from each household (which is hereby defined to include all persons who share the same residence) shall be eligible to serve as a Director;

(e)          No member who has been convicted of a felony as defined by the laws of Ohio shall be eligible to serve as a Director;

(f)           The Active Member must have attended at least three regular meetings of the Board of Directors within the last twelve months;  and 

(g)           The Active Member must complete a questionnaire and execute such form as are prescribed the Board of Directors agreeing and promising: (i) to act in the best interests of the Association  at all times; (ii) not to knowingly make, cause, or permit to be made any false statement about the Association or its directors, officers, employees or agents;  (iii)  not to knowingly make, cause, or permit to be made any statement that is likely to be injurious to the reputation or goodwill of the Association; and (iv) not to disclose or permit to be disclosed confidential information, including matters discussed in executive session, personnel matters, contracts under negotiation, and all communications with legal counsel. It shall be cause for disqualification or removal should any candidate or Director be found to have provided false information or to be in violation of any of the foregoing.

Notice: Dam valve reopened

Due to the thawing ice and incoming precipitation, the dam’s valve was opened on 1/12/18.

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