Spring Thoughts for Safe Boating this Season

Boating Safety Committee
By: Bruce C. Bower

Please read and understand the 2013 lake rules and regulations. If any questions, call me or come to a RRA meeting for clarification.

A couple of things come to mind to remind you of before the boating season goes into full swing. Check all your safety equipment! Remember that fire extinguishers do not last forever, it’s not worth 12 dollars to take the chance on an uncontrolled fire, buy a new one. After having participated in a couple of courtesy boat exams, the shortcomings usually are: malfunctioning lights, an insufficient number of PFD’s, an inadequate anchor and anchor line and the lack of a properly marked orange distress flag. Carry extra lines in case a towing situation arises.

For inboards, check your engine flame arrestor and engine blower ventilation system. Another suggestion would be to carry something, such as a bucket, to use as a bailing devise. It’s not required but sure would come in handy if needed.

Read the Ohio Boat Operator’s Guide or go to http://watercraft.ohiodnr.gov/ for more details on requirements and suggestions.

Think Safety, Bower out!
Cell 216.906.2301

Early Bird Drawing #10

The winner of the final Early Bird Drawing for 2013 and recipient of $50 is Mr. & Mrs. Garry Meighan (Lot #1804)

Congratulations to you and all of our winners this year!

With Sympathy: Robert L. Cowdrey

Obituary courtesy of Ducro Funeral Services:

Roaming Shores- Robert L. Cowdrey, 62, passed away March 11, 2013 at home.

Born November 28, 1950 in Willoughby, Ohio the son of Eugene Cowdrey and Shirley Smith and was a lifelong area resident. He married the love of his life Tina VanKell in 1984. Robert worked as a utility maintenance worker for Roaming Shores for over 13 years. In his spare time, he loved spending time with his family and friends.

Robert is survived by his wife, Tina; sons, Heath (Sara) Buchanan of New York and Christopher Cowdrey of Roaming Shores; daughter, Christina Cowdrey of Roaming Shores; his mother, Shirley Warsing of Painesville; sisters, Gail Nau and Debbie Cowdrey of Painesville, and Susan Cassell of Perry; and his grandson, Jackson Buchanan.

He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Cowdrey and his brother, Thomas Cowdrey.

A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held from 2 to 5 PM on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the Rock Creek Fire Hall, Main St., Rock Creek, OH.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the family.

DUCRO FUNERAL SERVICES AND CREMATORY, 4524 Elm Ave., Ashtabula is handling arrangements.

2013 Polar Bear Plunge

Plungers this weekend had the good fortune of warmer temperatures to greet them despite the still very chilly lake waters.

The event was very well attended and raised money for several local charities.

Thanks go out to Polar Bear Club President Shawn Morris, VP Gayle Zirkle, Chris Plickert, the Organizers, Volunteers, the Volunteer Fire Departments & Rescue Workers, and Plungers who made this year’s Polar Bear Plunge a success!!

Click here for the Star Beacon article.

Friends & Neighbors

Winter Dinner Night
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 – 6 PM
Deer’s Leap Winery
1520 Harpersfield Rd. (534 near 90) in Geneva

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Please call or e-mail Marge if you plan to attend at:
(440) 563-3769 – or mkm821@windstream.net

Photos from February Friends and Neighbors Dinner at Old Mill Winery.

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Carol Delly singing and playing the guitar at Open Mic night at Old Mill Winery in February.

WE ALL ENJOYED IT – “GREAT JOB, CAROL”!!!!!!!!!!!!

It’s almost time to take the Plunge!

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2013 Roaming Shores Polar Bear Plunge is this weekend (Saturday, March 9th). Even if you’re not a participant, come on out and share your support for the brave souls who are!

Registration and food service will begin at 1pm, the Plunge will take place at 3pm.

Thank you to the organizers, volunteers, and sponsors who help make this event a success every year and support our local charities!

Early Bird Drawing #8

The winner of Early Bird Drawing #8 for 2013 and recipient of $150 is Frank Bronowski (Lot #1870)

Congratulations!

Next week’s drawing will be for $100.

2013 Board of Directors Election

Ballot nominations for the 2013 Board of Directors Election have been received. Ballots will be mailed out on March 27th. For other important dates and nominee questionnaires, please see the Election Page.

President’s Corner – February 2013

In early February, the Board of Directors hired Dan Mullins as our new Director of Facilities and Maintenance. He has a background in construction and maintenance and has experience operating dredging equipment. He ran one of the dredgers that helped during the construction of the Geneva State Park Lodge. Dan lives in Geneva with his wife, Cathy. We welcome his experience and expertise to our organization.

Chagrin Valley Engineering continues with the DMRA design and the coordination of our dredging project with the EPA, Corps of Engineers, and the ODNR. For more information, please read the Lake Management Report in this issue of the Shores News.

The Board of Directors is currently investigating the replacement of our “membership” computer program. It has been the mainstay of our organization for many, many years. For those of you who are familiar with computers, our current program is a 16bit application. Most modern computers run on 64bit processors that are only backwards compatible with 32bit applications. Windows XP was the last major Windows operating system capable of running 16bit applications. Our new workstations cannot physically run our old membership program.

If our current Windows XP system fails, we have no backup and we will be left with a manual paper system to track membership data, dues and assessments, and boat stickers. Several of the Board Members will visit Apple Valley, one of our OLCA members, to look at their new membership program and assess how well it will work here at RomeRock Association.

Barry O’Connell, President
RRA Board of Directors

Early Bird Drawing #7

The winner of Early Bird Drawing #7 for 2013 and recipient of $200 is Elizabeth Griffin (Lot #1952)

Congratulations!

Next week’s drawing will be for $150.

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