Reverse Raffle Recap

On Saturday, July 15th, the S.T.A.R.S. Club hosted a Reverse Raffle fundraiser to raise money for the Fireworks Fund and the various events the Club hosts.

Those who attended had a chance to win a $500 grand prize as well as chances to win in Bingo, 50/50, Side Boards, and a Chinese Auction. The entry ticket also bought a wonderful meal catered by the Pasta Oven.

In the end, the grand prize was split between the remaining 3 numbers. Each walked away with $166! The last remaining number drawn was #33.

It was a great evening! Your contributions are greatly appreciated and will help the club fund future events for all ages, as well as, supports the funding of our Annual Fireworks Display.

Thank you to the Jack, John and Sara McMillin, Jen Addair, Barb Buckley, Marge Morris, Paul Pero, Brian & Cyndi Carroll, Yvonne Gibson, Tom & Helen Sopko, Sandro & Jennie D’Amicone, John & MaryLou Watt, and Andrea & Joe Tredent for helping us make the Reverse Raffle a success!

In Memoriam: Dave Crawford

DAVID C. CRAWFORD 1931 – 2017

Age 86, an accomplished artist and avid Browns fan was known for his love of water, sports cars and family. He was the beloved husband of the late Carol (nee Duskey); loving father of Michael (Christine) and Constance Krehel (Joseph); dear step-father of Mark Duskey (Lois), Lynn Gagnon (Roland), Cris Gaskins (Nick), and the late Jill Duskey; cherished grandfather of 15; dearest brother of Thomas (Nancy) and the late Robert (Betty); former husband of Athina. A Memorial Service will be held on SUNDAY, JULY 9 at 5 PM at WESLEYAN VILLAGE CHAPEL, 807 West Avenue, Elyria. In lieu of flowers family suggest contributions to Wesleyan Village. For further information or to send an online condolence, please visit
Published in The Plain Dealer from July 6 to July 8, 2017

4th of July Weekend Recap

Independence Day Weekend is always a busy time here in the Shores. Despite the 50th last year being the biggest ever, this year was no exception.

The Festivities began on Saturday, July 1st with helicopter rides over the lake provided by Stellar Copters. Captain John Marstellar provided some of the best views of the lake throughout the day to many brave passengers, young and old. Here’s some video in case you would either like to relive the moment, or didn’t have the opportunity.

Also on Saturday was the Annual Jason Scribben Memorial Volleyball Tournament. The game is played in the memory of Jason P. Scribben, a senior at Grand Valley High School and died in a boating accident on Lake Roaming Rock on July 4th, 1998. The winners this year (once again) were the Ruebel family.

The day capped off with a bang… literally… with the Annual Roaming Shores Fireworks Display. I know we say this every year, but this show was truly one of the best ever! Thank you to everyone who contributed towards making the fireworks show a reality that keeps getting better year after year!

The following morning was the 2nd Annual ‘Givin’ it a Tri in the Shores’, a fun Mini Triathlon where participants completed a 160yd swim in the lake, a 5.75mi bike ride, and a 2 mile run.

(Click here for more pictures and video from the race!)

This year there were 50 participants. 16 males and 18 females competed as individuals, along with 16 relay team members making up 6 teams.

Placing were:

  • 1st Place – Lisa Wade
  • 2nd Place – Kara Ralston
  • 3rd Place – Jessica Finley

Runners up were, Mary Schultz, Natalie Breedlove, Sam Taylor, Angela Poole, Jessica Nevison, Randi Morris, Kim Kilby, Dawn Longo, Bethany Mercer, Vicki Struhar, Judy Rogers, Karen Ralston)


  • 1st Place – Brendan Melling
  • 2nd Place – John Ralston
  • 3rd Place – Dan Mercer

Runners up were, Jason Bogaczyk, Doug Daugherty, Tony Perry, Terry Putt, Josh Krumpak, Scott Styers, Doug England, Jim Perry, Blake Morris, Jeff Morris, Johnny Ralston, Jonathan Ives)


  • 1st Place – BAM! (Ben, Amber, and Mike Meddock)
  • 2nd Place – Jason, Tommie, and Maddison Marzina
  • 3rd Place – No Common Sense (Vincent & Brian Delo)

Runners up were, Sarah Sanzo & Debbie Kitson and Almost Died Tri-ing (Edna Sherry, Kerri Philips, Kara Mekulsia)

Congratulations to the winners! Thank you to the Roaming Shores Police Department, Rome Fire Department, SCAD, and the various departments that make up the water rescue team for keeping our participants safe. Thanks also go out to our organizers and volunteers for making the race happen and keeping our participants on course, and last but not least, thank you again to our sponsors HLM Property Management, PermaGro, Crandall Builders, Kennington Electric
Signsations, Crandall Connection, C&L Lawn Service, Inc., Title Professionals, Inc., Ziegler Heating and Cantini’s Village Market for your sponsorship of the race.

We hope you had a great, fun, and enjoyable weekend!

Independence Day Weekend Activities

In July, the major event organized by S.T.A.R.S. will be the annual Fireworks Display. This will be on July 1, Saturday evening at 10pm, weather permitting. The rain date will be July 2. This year’s display was made possible by the past efforts of the Promotion Club, thank you to Bob and Carol Delly for their years of work organizing the annual display!

Your interest and generous donations are important to the club’s ability to present this display.

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.**


Also on July 1 the Jason Scribben memorial 3 on 3 volleyball tournament will be held. Registration will begin at noon with the tournament beginning at 1pm.

In addition to that there will be helicopter rides offered, at the tennis court area, near the Clubhouse (RL 4), from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Since this was called off due to rain during the cleanup day event, we have rescheduled this opportunity with Stellar Copters to provide the aerial view of the lake at a fee of $30.00 per person.

On Sunday, July 2nd will be the 2nd Annual Roaming Shores Mini Triathlon. Registration will begin at 7am with the Race beginning at 8am. See the Mini Tri article for more details!

2017 Mini Tri Information – July 2nd

The Mini Triathlon that was hosted for the 1st time last year for the 50th Anniversary will be back this year! The event, Givin’ it a Tri in the Shores, is now hosted by the STARS Club.

The Race will be held on Sunday, July 2nd. Registration begins at 7am, Race Time is 8am. Registration info below.

This is a family friendly event. The race can be completed as an individual or as a Relay Team of 2 to 3.

Events: The Mini Tri will begin at Beach 1 with a 160 yard swim. From there, a 5.75 mile bike ride through Roaming Shores streets and the Greenway Trail. The final leg will be a 2 mile run. All measurements are approximate. It will all begin and end at the Clubhouse. Course Map (Google Maps) or PDF Course Map.

Disclaimer: In the event of environmental conditions on race day, the swim portion of the race may be eliminated. The race would then be a duathlon (Run, Bike, Run). Race will be held rain or shine.

Medals will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Individual Male and Female participants and the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Team.

Registration: Mini Tri Registration Form Link. Entry Fees – Individual $25, 2 Person Team $35, 3 Person Team $45. Make checks out to STARS Club P.O. Box 8, Rome, OH 44085.

Proceeds from the race will be donated to our local Ambulance Service, Fire Department, and Police Station who will be volunteering at this event.

Click here to view the pictures from last year’s event!

Thank you to our Sponsors!


Platinum Sponsors


Gold Sponsors

Kennington Electric
Crandall Connection
C&L Lawn Service, Inc.
Title Professionals, Inc.

Silver Sponsors

Ziegler Heating
Cantini’s Village Market

As a courtesy and for the safety of the participants of the Mini Triathlon, please move any parked cars from the road for the duration of the race. The Race will begin at 8am on Sunday, July 2nd at the Clubhouse. The Race should conclude before 10am.

The streets on the Mini Tri Route are:

  • Callendar Rd
  • Cardinal Rd
  • Oriole Dr
  • Wren Circle
  • Conneaut Terrace
  • Jefferson Point
  • Rock Creek Terrace
  • Rome Terrace
  • Morgan Terrace
  • Orwell Lane
  • Ashtabula Point
  • Kingsville Way
  • Rockaway Dr
  • Roaming Rock Blvd

Not all portions of these road will be utilized. To see the route map, please click here. There will be volunteers along the way to direct and help participants.


Don’t forget to cheer along the racers, they would certainly appreciate it! 🙂

S.T.A.R.S. Reverse Raffle – July 15th

The S.T.A.R.S. (Social Times In Roaming Shores) Club is the RomeRock Association’s newest club! Since its founding in November of last year, the Club has hosted WinterFest, Dog Training events, and Swim Lessons. The Club has also absorbed the duties of funding the Annual Fireworks display, hosting the Mini Triathlon, and has other events planned for the remainder of 2017 including a Wine Tasting and Casino Night.

To help generate funds for both the Club and the Fireworks Fund, S.T.A.R.S. will be hosting a Reverse Raffle at the Clubhouse on Saturday, July 15th from 6pm to 9pm.

Date: Saturday, July 15th
Location: Clubhouse, 13 Roaming Rock Blvd

Door opens: 6pm
Dinner begins: 7pm

Ticket cost: $15 each (includes 1 dinner)
Grand prize: $500

Only 100 tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Each ticket includes one dinner and a single chance on the Reverse Raffle Board. The Grand Prize is $500! There will also be a Bingo Card game, Side Boards, 50 / 50, a Money Tree, and donated baskets to bid on.

Tickets can be purchased at the RRA Office, from S.T.A.R.S. Members, and at the Gate Guard Station at Pool 1.

Dinner Information: Dinner service will be catered by Pasta Oven and will begin at 7:00pm. Dinner Menu: Lasagna, Meatballs, Salad, Beef & Noodles, Bread, Desserts, Soft Drinks, BYOB for cocktails, wine, or beer.

Questions? Contact S.T.A.R.S. President Jack McMillin at 440-563-3365, Jen at the RRA Office 440-563-3170, or by email at or​​.

Swim Lessons Recap

Over 30 children participated in the free swim lessons that were provided by the STARS Club last week. The students were lead by instructor Paul Pero with help of Leeann Moses, Jen Addair, as well as a few parents. As the week progressed, the students became more comfortable in the water, learned basic strokes, and had a lot of fun, too!

Plans for swimming lessons next year are already in the works.

Thank you to everyone who participated and to our helpers and to our instructor Paul Pero!!

Fishing Club News

Our first tournament of the year was the Don Williams All Species contest.The tournament was held on June 3rd with a good turnout of 8 boats entered and 12 participants.

2017 Don Williams Tournament Participants

The winners were:

Lg Mouth Bass Mike Chevalier 2.8lbs
Sm Mouth Bass Al Rubosky 1.38lbs
Blue Gill Del Christofferson .52lbs
Crappie Spike Moyer 1.10lbs
Perch Del Christofferson .56lbs
Rock Bass Al Rubosky .58lbs
Catfish Ed Baitt Jr 1.04lbs

The club would like to thank the Marina for allowing us to use their facilities for the weigh-in.

Longest Fish of the Month was William Fettig with an 8in Blue Gill. Longest Fish of the Month will win no matter what the species, just bring in what you catch to the Marina to enter and you could win $50! Only Fishing Club Members can enter.

Next month is our Jack Cone All Species Tournament, Saturday July 8th. Weigh in at 1pm at the Marina.

If you would like to join the fishing club, please fill out a Membership Application along with $20 per family to:

Lake Roaming Rock Fishing Club
P.O. Box 478
Roaming Shores, OH 44084

2nd Annual Emily Plickert Golf Outing

Emily Plicket was a student at Grand Valley High School and resident of Roaming Shores, who tragically passed away in a car accident in 2015. This Golf Outing is held in her honor and memory.
Sign up & More Information
Date: Saturday, July 22nd
Location: Hickory Grove Golf Course

Fishing Club News June 2017

This month will be a very busy month for the Fishing Club! Saturday, June 3rd is our first tournament, the Don Williams All Species Tournament. Weigh-in will be at 1pm at the Marina.

Kids Learn to Fish Day will be held on Saturday, June 10th at Beach 1 from 10am to Noon. This event, hosted by the Fishing Club and ODNR, is open to all RRA Member’s children and grandchildren. Students will learn fishing basics, how to tie on a hook, casting, and other great fishing fundamentals from instructor Larry Pisarick. Students will also receive a free lunch and a free fishing pole. If you have any questions regarding the Kids Learn to Fish Day, you can reach Larry at 216-403-4625.

On Saturday, June 24th, the Club will host the Annual 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. If you’re interested in sponsoring this event, donations of $50 or more are being accepted. We will post your information on the Fishing Club’s outside bulletin board as a thank you for your support. Please contact any Fishing Club Officer for more information.

During the Roaming Shores Community Garage Sale on June 16th and 17th the Club will be participating by holding a rummage sale fundraiser. If you have items you would like to donate towards the rummage sale, please contact any Fishing Club Officer.

Club Officers

President: Jack McMillin – 440-563-3365
Vice President: Mike Chevalier – 440-563-3457
Treasurer Co-chairs: Walt Samson – 440-563-3107
Dave Emick – 440-520-0203
Secretary: Dave Flaum – 440-563-9107


Office Info:

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 8, Rome, OH 44085

Located at 1875 US Route 6, Roaming Shores, OH 44085

On Winter Hours
Tuesday – Saturday
8am – 6pm

Office: (440) 563-3170
Fax: (440) 563-5667

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