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