Our Don Williams All Species Tournament was held on June 2nd, 2018.
The winners were:
- Al Rubosky – Large Mouth Bass – 3.34lbs
- Mike Chevalier – Small mouthed bass – 1.74lbs
- Del Christopherson – Crappie – .72lbs
- Mike Baitt – Bluegill – .40lbs
- Dave Emick – Rock Bass – .52lbs
- Del Christopherson – Perch – .66lbs
- Dave Emick – Catfish – .86lbs
The Big Fish of May was won by George Polosky. It was a large mouthed bass, length 21in and weighed 5.20lbs.
On June 9, 2018 the club held its Kids Learn to Fish Day. Nine kids and their parents showed up for the event. The kids were taught how to tie knots, put on split-shot sinkers and bobbers. All of the kids received free fishing rods and learned how to cast them. The club also showed the kids the anatomy of a live large bluegill. The club demonstrated how to clean fish by 2 different methods, with an electric knife and a filet knife. The kids seemed quite impressed when you could clean and skin a fish in less than a minute. The meeting was followed by a hotdog lunch. It was a very successful event.
On Saturday, June 23rd, the Club will host the Annual Kenny Lippert Kids Fishing Day at Beach 1 from 10am to Noon. The Kids Fishing Day is a fun tournament just for kids ages 0 to 14. There will a hotdog lunch provided and over 40 prizes will be given out!
For more information, contact any Fishing Club officer:
President: Dave Emick – 440-520-0203
Vice President: Dave Flaum – 440-563-9107
Walt Samson – 440-563-3107
Dave Emick – 440-520-0203
Secretary: Mike Chevalier – 440-563-3457
The biggest day of the year in Roaming Shores will be Saturday, June 30th. Make sure you don’t miss out!
Roaming Shores 5K:
Registration and check-in will begin at 7am in the Clubhouse. The race starts at 8am.
Sign up today!
Cardboard Boat Races:
Then at noon, the Roaming Shores Police Department will host their 1st Annual Cardboard Boat Race at Beach 1. “THE CHALLENGE”: to design and build a person-powered corrugated cardboard boat capable of racing a 200-yard course, in Lake Roaming Rock. Boats may be powered by canoe paddles, oars, kayak paddles, approved mechanical paddlewheels, sails and raw muscle power.
For more details, contact the Roaming Shores Police Department at firstname.lastname@example.org. Pre-registration for this event will begin 05-12-2018 and continue until 06-22-2018.
Entries made after 06-22-2018 will have to be submitted on the morning of the race from 10:30 to 11:45 at the clubhouse.
Jason Scribben Memorial Volleyball Tournament:
Jason P. Scribben was a senior at Grand Valley High School and died in a boating accident on Lake Roaming Rock on July 4th, 1998. We moved here when he was 2 years old. (At age 12 he met Shawn and Jeff Morris, they taught him how to play volleyball. He spent most of his summer days on the court.) The volleyball court at beach #1 was dedicated to him.
We will continue with the tournament in Jason’s honor, and the community really enjoys this event. This year the annual Jason P. Scribben Memorial 3 on 3 Volleyball Tournament will be on June 30th 2018 at the Roaming Shores Beach #1 Volleyball Court. The tournament will start at 1pm and registration will begin at 12:00pm. If you would like to register early or you have any questions, please call (440) 812-5554. Trophies will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams and there will be no registration fee, but donations are accepted. So please come and join us as we celebrate Jason P. Scribben’s memories and support safe boating on our Lake.
Sincerely, Rosemary Scribben, Amy Scribben-Snyder and Josh Scribben
The Annual Fireworks Display will be Saturday evening at 10pm, weather permitting. The rain date will be July 1st. The annual display is made possible by the generous donations of our Membership and the tireless efforts of the STARS Club. The show is best viewed by boat or from the Beach 1 area.
Boaters: Please anchor your boats around the buoys (rather than down the lake) for safety and the best view of lower & sky driven displays. Try to be in place by 9:30pm/9:45pm.
**On Fireworks Night, the entire lake will be NO WAKE beginning at 8pm until dawn the following morning.**
The STARS Club hosted its 1st Winery Bus Tour earlier this month. The club set out hoping to fill 22 seats on the Jolley Trolley, but ended up needing (and filling) a second bus to capacity! Since we had such a great response, future tours will be planned. Keep an eye out for an announcement.
The group’s first stop was Grand River Cellars for some food and tastings. The buses then made rounds between M Cellars, Saint Josephs Vineyard, and Red Eagle Distillery. All wonderful and unique in their own way.
Thank you to Barb Buckley and Jack McMillin for organizing the event!!
Hopefully we’ll have nicer weather next time… even though a winter tour would be nice, too 😉
It’s time to start planning for the Annual Roaming Shores Garage Sale! This year, the event will again be held 2 days, Friday, June 15th and Saturday, June 16th from 9am-4pm.
If you are planning on participating in the Garage Sale, please fill out the form below. We will add your address to a list with a street map so that visitors will know where to find you. Signs will also be available at the RRA Office that may be posted to your mailbox or at the end of your street.
If you do not want people parking in front of your property, please post No Parking Signs.
Note: If you are having a garage sale, you are not required to sign-up.
I plan to have a Garage Sale during the Annual Roaming Shores Garage Sale…
6/13/18 note: New registrations will only be included on the website. The paper version is now in the process of being printed.
The following addresses have informed us that they are participating in the Community Garage Sale this weekend:
49 Roaming Rock Blvd
55 Roaming Rock Blvd
75 Rockaway (Sat. only)
109 Rock Lane
130 Rock Lane
151 Rome Rock Creek Rd
199 Ashtabula Point
258 Morgan Terrace
279 Morgan Terrace (Sat. only)
283 Morgan Terrace
313 Morgan Terrace (Fri. only)
350 Rome Terrace
355 Rome Terrance
391 Jefferson Pt
408 Geneva Pt
636 Thrush Dr (Fri. only)
806 Rome Rock Creek Rd
850 Rome Rock Creek Rd
940 Long Shadow
969 Long Shadow
974 Long Shadow
980 Long Shadow
1059 Lode Star
1067 Evening Star
1082 Evening Star
1133 Lake Vue
1150 Gemini Court
1288 Morning Star
1359 Lake Vue
1475 Belvista Ct
1510 Morning Star
1559 Lake Crest
1563 Sugar Creek
1566 Sugar Creek
1578 Sugar Creek
1588 Pierpont (Fri. only)
1738 Morning Star
1848 Morning Star
1856 Morning Star
1857 Morning Star
1860 Morning Star (Fri. only)
1878 Morning Star
1885 Beaver Circle (Fri. only)
1887 Beaver Circle
1907 Beaver Dam
1933 Morning Star
2053 North Plaza
2062 South Plaza
2150 Deer Run
2166 Morning Star
2195 Deer Run
2219 Deer Run
2225 Fox Run
2259 Morning Star
2292 Morning Point
2401 Plum Creek Dr (Sat. only)
2447 Plum Creek Dr (Sat. only)
North Side (Roads off of Hayford Rd):
2435 Cherrywood Terrace
2474 Hayford Rd
2508 Tupelo Dr
Attention racers! The Roaming Shores 5K will be held on June 30th (the day of the Fireworks). Those registered by June 1st can take advantage of discounted registration and will be guaranteed a shirt or tank top. Limited shirts will be available race day.
The 5K is a great athletic event for both seasoned pros and beginners! The race will be professionally timed by Stasny Road Racing using ChronoTrack; real-time results and social media updates!
A common question we get is whether you can walk the 5K and the answer is YES!
Proceeds from the race will benefit our local Safety Services and the STARS Club, which organizes several events in the Shores and the annual Fireworks Display!
Thank you to our Sponsors for their generous contributions!
Ziegler Heating Co.
The Gibson Family
*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.
The 13th Annual Roaming Shores Polar Bear Plunge was held over the weekend. There may not have been any ice of the lake, but it was still a chilly day with even chillier waters. That didn’t stop 75 brave jumpers from taking the icy plunge! This year’s Plunge raised $7,635 which 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.
Thanks to everyone who turned out for this year’s Plunge whether you were one of the brave souls who took the plunge or were there to cheer on those who did!
Thank you to the members and volunteers of the Polar Bear Club for organizing such a great event! A big thanks to all of the Plunge’s business sponsors and to all of the local rescue teams! Thanks also go out to the Cannon family for their donation of the Aqua Lily Pad that was raffled off.
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