Winter Movie on Saturday, February 17th

On Saturday, February 17th, we will be showing a Winter movie at the Clubhouse. Come escape the winter blues with some popcorn, hot chocolate, snacks, and FUN!

Weather depending, we may have some winter activities outdoors.

It all starts at 1pm! See you then!

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!

Fisherman with a Purpose

Mike Chevalier, a long time Fishing Club member, can be seen bass fishing on our lake any day that ends in a “Y”. This year he has a purpose; he has been keeping data on the bass he has caught this year. Mike has caught 486 bass this year with a total weight of 680lbs. This is an average of 1.39lb per fish.

Mike caught 4 fish this year that were over 4lbs; the biggest being 4.71lbs. Mike starts fishing in April and ends in December. On April 7th, Mike caught 50 bass. With Mike’s data, the Club can hopefully keep track of the size and health of our bass population.

Mike Chevalier Bass Date for 2017

  • Total bass: 486
  • Total weight: 608lbs
  • Ave weight: 1.39lbs
  • Fish caught over 4lbs: 4 fish
  • Largest fish: 4.71lbs.

This Year in Roaming Shores 2017

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

As another year comes to a close, we stop to take a look back at the year that was. Welcome to our 2017 Year in Review!  We’ve had another whirlwind of a year!

Just a quick note, this year’s Dues and Assessment invoices will be sent out after the first of the year. More details will be posted next week. If you have changed your mailing address this year and did not inform the Office, please do so ASAP. 440-563-3170 or via email.



  • Construction of the New RRA Office continued
  • The STARS Club prepared for the year’s events
  • Friends and Neighbors began its Winter Dinner Nights
  • Wicked winter weather pummeled the area


  • Roaming Shores Village elected to maintain their roads themselves purchasing a new plow truck
  • The STARS Club hosted their first event, WinterFest!
  • Due to lack of participation, the Lake Safety Committee cancelled their Safe Boating Course
  • Since only 2 individuals ran for the 2 open seats on the Board of Directors, ballots were not mailed.


  • 94 Jumpers raised raised $7,211 in this year’s Polar Bear Plunge!
  • The STARS Club hosted its first Dog Training Demonstration
  • Construction of the RRA Office completed and the RRA moved its operations back home to its location on Route 6
  • The RSV Utility Dept quickly tackled a water main break
  • Winter snuck in one more wallop dumping 17″ in Roaming Shores, more than anywhere else in the State!


  • The RRA Board of Directors returned their meetings to the Clubhouse
  • The Village hosted the Ashtabula County Commissioners, giving residents an opportunity to meet their Commissioners
  • The Village made efforts to create a Garden Club
  • The Association hosted their Annual Meeting of the Membership. Jim Swartz and Ron Morris retained their positions on the Board
  • The Marina opened their Ice Cream Shop for the Season


  • Roaming Shores voters voted down 2 police levies
  • The Village hosted another successful Cleanup Day and Expo despite the rain which unfortunately grounded the planned helicopter rides
  • The Men’s and Ladies Golf Leagues kicked off their seasons
  • Coyotes became a nuisance on Rome Terrace
  • The STARS Club hosted another great dog training demonstration
  • Friends and Neighbors hosted their first Potluck Supper of the year
  • The Promotion Club donated a new swim platform at Beach 1
  • The pools had most of their coping replaced
  • Lake Management began their lake water testing program for the year
  • The Pools and Concession Stand opened for another season


  • We learned that ODOT planned to close and replace the bridge on Route 6 that spanned the lake
  • The Fishing Club had a very busy month hosting their first tournament of the year, Kids Learn to Fish Day, a Rummage Sale, and Kids Fishing Day
  • The STARS Club hosted Swim Lessons at Pool 1
  • The Annual Community Garage Sale was blessed with perfect weather
  • Village Police Chief Tim DiPadova resigned
  • The Village Planning Commission began reviewing plans for the new The Rock, a proposed condominium complex in Roaming Shores


  • Independence Day Weekend was another jammed packed weekend with the Mini Triathlon, Annual Jason Scribben Volleyball Tournament, Helicopter Rides, and of course, the Annual Fireworks Display!
  • To begin raising funds for its activities and next year’s fireworks display, the STARS Club hosted a Reverse Raffle
  • Ron Morris resigned from the RRA Board, he was replaced by Shawn Morris
  • The STARS Club hosted Story Hour with the help of Miss Candi of the Rock Creek Library


  • The Covered Bridge and Beach 1 Pavilions got a facelift with new roofs
  • The Fishing Club hosted another fun Ed Baitt’s Mixed Couples Tournament
  • The STARS Club hosted a wine tasting with special guest Mr. Arnie Esterer of Markko Winery
  • Roaming Shores experienced a solar eclipse
  • Algal Toxin Levels rose for many waterways in northern Ohio, including our lake
  • A fire destroyed a home on Lake Vue Dr


  • The STARS Club teamed up with the Shores Hold’em Club to host a Casino Night
  • We reached the end of the summer season for the pools and concession stand 🙁
  • Friends and Neighbors and The Fishing Club teamed up to host a Fish Fry
  • Despite a chilly start to the month, we went right back up into the 90s


  • Drought-like conditions prompted a State-wide burn ban
  • The Fishing Club hosted their famous Clam Bake. Unfortunately, a scheduling conflict grounded the fall helicopter rides
  • After 5 long months, the Route 6 bridge finally opened
  • RRA Director John Martin was put on leave
  • The Association hosted a real estate tax meeting with county Auditor Roger Corlett
  • Perma Gro donated landscaping to the new RRA Office
  • Little Ghosts and Goblins enjoyed another fun Halloween Happening at the Clubhouse


  • The General Election was held; the Village’s police levy passed; Jennie D’Amicone was elected as the Village’s new Mayor; and Chris Plickert and Duane Helms joined the Village Council. Their terms will begin in January.
  • The Shores lost longtime member, Board Member, and Club officer Ed Baitt
  • The lake’s dam valve failed while attempting to close it leading to an unregulated drawdown


  • Friends and Neighbors Tree Trimming Social Hour got the Clubhouse looking festive for the Holiday Season
  • The Polar Bear Club hosted their annual Breakfast with Santa to another full house!
  • The dam’s valve was fixed and closed
  • Mayor John Ball and Councilmen Roy Brommer and Cheryl Fain served on their last council meeting. Thank you for your service to Roaming Shores!

In Memoriam

We remember those we lost this year.

  • Devota Brewer
  • Gerald Spuzzillo
  • Nancy Boucherle
  • Susan Annis
  • William Louden
  • Gary Hall
  • Sister Mary Divoky
  • Dave Crawford
  • Bud Ray
  • David Hall
  • Donna Plesnicar
  • Mike Cox
  • Al Russo
  • Nick Pahys, Jr.
  • Ed Baitt
  • Daniel G. Zygmunt
  • Agnes Sopko

Looking towards 2018

2017 was another very busy year! As we march towards 2018, this trend will continue.

The RRA’s plans for 2018 include the installation of the Ed Baitt Memorial Water Fountain in the cove next to the Clubhouse, road repairs and other various infrastructure improvements, and the continuation of dredging. Additionally, the Amenities Committee members are working on new amenities for the Shores.

For 2018, the Village plans to complete installation of street signs and poles on the Boulevard, the “Monster” relocation project on Cherrywood, and various improvements to its waste water treatment plant building.

Our clubs will see the return of many of your favorite events as well as some new ones! Our newest club, the STARS Club, held many successful events this year. For 2018, the Club hopes to continue the trend. Unfortunately, due to our swim instructor moving this year, the Club will be unable to hold swim lessons unless a qualified instructor is able to help! In place of the Mini Triathlon, a 5K race is planned for our Independence Day weekend celebration.

Planned 2018 Events:

  • Jan 12th – Winter Dinner Night – Friends & Neighbors
  • Feb 9th – Winter Dinner Night – Friends & Neighbors
  • Feb 17th – WinterFest – STARS
  • March 9th – Winter Dinner Night – Friends & Neighbors
  • March 10th – Polar Bear Plunge – Polar Bear Club
  • April 13th – Winter Dinner Night – Friends & Neighbors
  • May 5th – Cleanup Day & Expo ’18 – RSV
  • May 5th – Ladies Gold Kickoff Brunch
  • May 18th – Potluck Supper – Friends & Neighbors
  • May 26th – Pools & Concession Stand Open for Season
  • June 2nd – Don Williams All Species Tournament – Fishing Club
  • June 9th – Kids Learn to Fish Day – Fishing Club
  • June 15th & 16th – Annual Community Garage Sale – STARS
  • June 23rd – Kids Fishing Day – Fishing Club
  • June 30th – Roaming Shores 5K – STARS
  • June 30th – Jason Scribben Volleyball Tournament
  • June 30th – Fireworks – STARS
  • July 1st – Fireworks Rain Date
  • July 14th – Jack Cone All Species Tournament – Fishing Club
  • July 20th – Potluck Supper – Friends & Neighbors
  • July 21st – Reverse Raffle – STARS
  • August 11th – Ed Baitt’s Memorial Couples Tournament – Fishing Club
  • August 11th – Casino Night – STARS
  • August 17th – Potluck Supper – Friends & Neighbors
  • Sept 3rd – Final Day for Pools & Concession Stand
  • Sept 15th – Dean Blanton Bass Tournament – Fishing Club
  • Sept 15th – Wine & Cheese Social – STARS
  • Sept 28th – Fish Fry – Friends & Neighbors and Fishing Club
  • Oct 13th – Clam Bake – Fishing Club
  • Oct 27th – Trick or Treating + Halloween Happening
  • Dec 7th – Tree Trimming – Friends & Neighbors
  • Dec 8th – Breakfast with Santa – Polar Bear Club

Girl Scouts, Water Aerobics, Men’s & Woman’s Golf Leagues, the Quilting Group, & Shores Hold’em hold regular meetings. See the website for details.

The success of our Clubs depends on the participation of our membership! If you’ve ever had an event or activity idea… or would just like to help out, consider joining a Club!

Looking forward to a great new year! See you in 2018!


Tree Trimming Social Hour

On Friday, December 1st, Friends and Neighbors will be hosting a Tree Trimming Social Hour at the Clubhouse. Each family is requested to donate an ornament to decorate the Christmas Tree. The Social Hour will be held from 7pm – 9pm. Please bring an appetizer to share!

Fishing Club News – Nov 2017

In November of 2017, the club purchased $600 worth of fathead minnows. The club paid out $350 for long fish of the month and $100 for big bass of the year.

The winners for 2017 were:

  • April: Mike Zook
  • May: Bill Fettig
  • June: Charles Plant
  • July: Lamdim Hall
  • Aug: Ruth Plant
  • Sept: Frank Mize
  • Oct: Mike Chevalier

Big Bass of the year was won by Frank Mize, a 22” long big mouth bass that weighed 6.58lbs.

The Club sponsored the Kids Fishing Day and had a free seminar for kids on how to fish. The Club is saddened by the passing of Ed Baitt who ran the club for many years. Ed did a great job and was a friend to many. We would like to thank all of the people that joined the club. And a special thanks to Members that don’t fish, but supported the Club.

Our next meeting will be Monday, April 9th, 2018 at 7pm at the Clubhouse. Have a great winter!

Join the STARS!

It was a very busy first year for Roaming Shores’ newest club, the STARS (Social Times At Roaming Shores). In 2017 alone, the Club hosted Winter Fest, Dog Training Classes, Swim Lessons, the Community Garage Sale, the Mini Triathlon, a Reverse Raffle, Helicopter Rides, a Wine Tasting, and Casino Night. Additionally, the Club has taken on the responsibilities of funding and hosting the Annual Fireworks Display.

We would love to continue hosting these events and adding more as time goes on, but we can’t do it alone! We need volunteers to help plan and run events in order for them to come to fruition and be successful.

The Club will be meeting next on Wednesday, November 8th at 6pm at the Clubhouse. We will be planning events for 2018 during this meeting. If you’re interested in learning what the club is all about, or would like to share your ideas, or if you would like to get involved, this would be an excellent time to do so. Please mark your calendars!

2017 Roaming Shores Polar Bear Club Breakfast With Santa

By: Gayle Zirkle

Wow the Holidays are approaching fast! That means it is time for Breakfast With Santa, hosted by the Polar Bear Club.  This year’s event will be held on Saturday, December 9th from 9 am to 11 am at the Club House, located at Beach 1.  We would like to invite you to come have breakfast with Santa and tell him what you want for Christmas!  Every child will receive a gift from Santa when he arrives at 9:30 am.  You can also join in our other Christmas activities including decorating an ornament to take home.  The party is free to all children and grandchildren of Roaming Shores residents, age 12 and under.

We will be serving pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs and mixed fruit.  We will also have an assortment of beverages.

Registration is required with a cutoff date of Saturday, December 2nd.  To reserve your seats, please email the Polar Bear Club at:

When registering, please leave all of the following information:

  1. Number of Adults
  2. Number of Children
  3. 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!  

Clam Bake to be held Oct 14th

The Roaming Shores Fishing Club will be having a Clam Bake and Chicken Roast on Saturday, October 14th from 3pm – 5pm at the Clubhouse.

Tickets are $25 and includes: 12 Steamed Clams, 1/2 Chicken, Bread, Coleslaw, Yam or White Potato Baked, Corn on the Cob, Clam Chowder, and Cake for Dessert. Extra clams can be purchased for $10/dozen. There is also an option for a Chicken Dinner Only for $18.

Beverages: Coffee, Tea, and Punch or BYOB

This Event is Catered by: Maple Heights Catering

For Tickets Call:
Jack McMillin – (440) 563-3365
Dave Emick – (440) 520-0203
Mike Chevalier – (440) 563-3457
Dave Flaum – (440) 563-9107
Walt Samson – (440) 563-3107

Tickets are also available at the RRA Office. More Information.

Proceeds of the Lake Roaming Rock Annual Clam Bake & Chicken Dinner will be utilized to fund Fishing Club Tournament awards and the cost of lake “fish stocking activities” planned for this Fall and next year. Your participation and support are greatly appreciated!

Chinese Auction

The Club needs your donations of “unique items” to be auctioned off in the Chinese Auction to be held the night of the Clam Bake. Please contact club officers with any items you are willing to contribute.

Helicopter Rides – Canceled due to scheduling conflict.


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