President’s Comments – March 2020
Welcome to our quarterly Zoom Meeting. We are hopeful that sometime soon we will be able to resume face to face meetings. The mass gathering mandate is still in effect. Please know that our property owner association is not a public entity but a private entity and thus subject to specific rules. I spoke with legal counsel last week and Ashtabula County has failed to respond to a request to make property owner associations an essential business.
Because of this we will hold our Annual Meeting thru Zoom technology and not in person. A power point presentation will be part of the program. The meeting will be held in the Village Hall and will determine how many people can legally attend in person. Reservations will be made on a first come, first serve basis. Please watch the E-blast for more information. A mailing will also be sent to each member with specific information. Since there were two board seats available and only two members applied for those positions we do not have any election items to deal with.
Questions regarding Covid procedures include Clubhouse rental. You may have read or heard about catering changes but remember our clubhouse is not a restaurant or a banquet hall. It is simply an amenity that is available for our members. Upon advice from our legal council we will not rent out the clubhouse until mandates have changed. Our own Shores clubs can use the facility but it is their responsibility to ensure appropriate social distancing.
I want to thank your board members for facing head on the challenges not just with Covid but with tackling the hard decisions that are necessary to ensure we continue to invest in our neighborhoods and lake community. They make tough decisions and I want to assure all of you there are no personal agendas….only a desire to do what is right for our membership. They have been meeting on a regular basis and developing plans for lake safety and lake health.
I also want to thank our Mayor, Jennie, and Village Council for allowing us to use their facility and technology to make these meetings possible. As our Mayor has said, one lake, one community. We all need to work together to make Roaming Shores the best lake community in Ohio. Please get involved. There are many Clubs and Committees that could use your talent and your time. It’s a great place to meet some neighbors as well.
On a closing note, I want to ask everyone to consider donating to the Polar Bear Plunge this year. During this Covid Pandemic it is not open to the public but the kids who benefit from the Scholarship dollars that are raised from this event need the money more than ever. If you are able, please be generous and help this organization make this year’s event not only fun for those that are able to participate but make it meaningful for those that benefit from the dollars that are raised. My thanks and appreciation to the members of this club for not just taking the easy way out and canceling it but for finding a creative way to make it happen.