The Roaming Shores Polar Bear Plunge is moving to February this year. Are you brave enough to take the Plunge into the icy waters of Lake Roaming Rock to raise money for charity? This year’s Polar Bear Plunge event will begin at 1 pm on Saturday, February 23rd 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 $7635 with 75 Plungers. 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
The Annual Fireworks Display is the highlight of the summer here in Roaming Shores. The show is funded by donations from our Membership. If the cost of the fireworks display cannot be met, there will sadly be no show, and a down payment needs to be made soon.
The STARS Club is in charge of organizing the display. Donations towards the Fireworks can be included with your Dues and Assessments, checks should be made out to the STARS Club. There is also a donation jar at the RRA Office.
If you’d like to make a donation directly to the STARS Club, they may be mailed to P.O. Box 417, Rock Creek, OH 44084.
Please seriously consider contributing towards the show!
Many thanks to our donors, past, present, and future!
Friends & Neighbors will be hosting a Tree Trimming Social Hour at Clubhouse on Friday, December 7th beginning at 7pm. Join us as we decorate the Christmas Trees in the Clubhouse for the Holiday Season while enjoying a social time with your friends and neighbors! Bring an appetizer to share and BYOB.
We will be decorating the Clubhouse and setting up the trees on the morning of Monday, December 3rd. Any help would be appreciated!
Santa will be coming to the Clubhouse on Saturday, December 8th during the Polar Bear Club’s Annual Breakfast with Santa! This event will be from 9am – 11am, Santa will arrive at 9:30am. We will be serving pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs and mixed fruit. We will also have an assortment of beverages.
The party is free to all children and grandchildren of Roaming Shores residents, age 12 and under.
Registration is required with a cutoff date of Saturday, December 1st. To reserve your seats, please email the Polar Bear Club at: firstname.lastname@example.org
When registering, please leave all of the following information:
- Number of Adults
- Number of Children
- Name, Age and Gender of each child
The Polar Bear Club will send an email confirmation that you are registered for the event within 48 hours.
Thank you and looking forward to seeing everyone there!
The STARS Club will be hosting a Holiday Winery Bus Tour on Friday, November 30th. Come see our local wineries decorated for Christmas time while enjoying their wines and fellowship with your friends and neighbors.
The wineries we will be touring are: Laurentia, Laurello Vineyards, South River Winery, and Red Eagle Distillery.
The first 28 to RSVP will be guaranteed a seat on the bus. Tickets are $30/each. You must be over 21 years of age. To reserve your spot or if you have any questions, contact Barb at 440-645-7365.
We will meet at the Clubhouse parking lot at 4:45pm. The buses will leave at 5pm!
On Oct 13th , the club hosted our yearly Clam Bake. There was a poor turnout, but the clams were great and everyone had a good time!
The big fish for September was a 17in bass caught by John Klein.
Our next meeting will be on Monday, November 12th at 7:30pm at the Clubhouse. This is the meeting that determines the direction of the club.
Questions to be asked and settled are:
Does the club want a bass tournament? A couples tournament? Do we want to help stock grass carp? Do we want to stock fat-head minnows? Do we want a fish fry? Do we want a clam bake?
Please come to the meeting to vote on these issues. If you’re not a member, please come and you can join for 2019.
The STARS Club invites you to dinner in the Wine Cave at Grand River Cellars on Saturday, November 10th.
Grand River Cellars is located at 5750 S Madison Rd, Madison, OH 44057. Please arrive at 5:30pm for a wine tasting & small plates tasting. Dinner will be served at 6:00pm sharp!
Only 20 seats are available for this event; a $20 deposit is required to hold your reservation and covers the cost of the wine tasting & small plates pairing. Dinner will be ordered off of a special menu and is to be paid by the individual.
To reserve your spot or if you have any questions, contact Barb at 440-645-7365.
The Club sponsored the Dean Blanton Bass Tournament Saturday, Sept 15th. We had a great turnout with 9 boats entered!
The winners were:
1st Place – Mike Chevalier
2nd Place – George Polosky
3rd Place – Al Rubosky
The big bass of the day was 3.12lb from the Baitt team. Saturday, Oct 13th is our Annual Clam Bake at the Clubhouse 3pm – 5pm. Check with any Club officer for tickets or the RRA Office or mail in the flier provided online or in the newspaper.
Includes: 12 Steamed Clams, 1/2 Chicken, Bread, Coleslaw, Yam or White Baked Potato, Corn on the Cob, Clam Chowder, and Cake for Dessert
Beverages: Coffee, Tea, and Punch or BYOB
This event is catered by Maple Heights Catering
No tickets will be sold at the door.
Clam Dinner: $25/each
Extra Clams: $10/each extra order
Chicken Dinner: $18/each
To preorder tickets, send orders and checks to: Roaming Shores Fishing Club, P.O. Box 478, Roaming Shores, OH 44084
Contact: Dave Emick, Fishing Club President 440-520-0203
On Saturday, Sept 15th, the STARS Club welcomed John Pallo, a resident of Roaming Shores and 35 year veteran of the wine an spirits business, to give a presentation. Mr. Pallo brought several varieties of wines for participants to sample. Thank you to everyone who came to participate, contribute, and learn during this event. Special thanks to John Pallo for sharing his knowledge and experience!
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, September 28th will be our Club’s Fish Fry at 6pm. Fish, baked potato, coleslaw, and a soft drink for only $10 at the door. RSVP to Dave Emick 440-520-0203.