2022 Annual Meeting Recap

The RomeRock Association held their Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at the clubhouse with the following directors present, Scott Soble, Rory Marshall, Nadine Pope, Bob McClintock, Louise Lisac, Rick Brothers and Cheryl Fain. The meeting was attended by 82 members.

President, Scott Soble called the meeting to order at 1p.m. and introduced the Board of Directors. Cheryl Fain gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance. Scott welcomed everyone and Nadine Pope read the Certification of Service of Notice of the Annual Meeting. Nadine followed with the Membership Report. There were 87 New Members in 2021, which included new homes, lot owners and sales of existing homes and lots to new owners. We have a total of 1,322 total Membership Units.

Bob McClintock reviewed the 2021 Treasurer’s Report and reviewed comparisons to the two previous years. It was noted that the higher than usual carry over was due in part to projects that we were unable to complete due to contractor and material shortages, collection of delinquent accounts and higher than anticipated boat registrations.

Yvonne Gibson reported the results of the Election of the Board of Directors. Nadine Pope and Rick Brothers will retain their seats on the board and will be joined by Jeff Grosse. The board thanks Michelle Gabram and Tony DiMarino for their interest in serving on the board. Cheryl Fain will be retiring from the board and we want to thank her for her service the past three years. She will, however, continue to give the invocation before our board meetings.

Scott gave us the 2021-2022 Association Overview. We have hired part time office assistant Wendy Carley and two new members to our maintenance team, Daniel Lang and David Robinson. We have begun to replace our aging trucks, replaced the Clubhouse Seawall, worked on road improvements, implemented our text alert system and are making the Clubhouse area a community focus. The community funded The Kathy Crandall Entertainment Pavilion is also nearing completion.

Rick reported on some of the 2022 planned improvements. The dock at the Marina Boat Launch is being replaced. The tennis courts are being resurfaced to allow for both tennis and pickle ball play. Bathrooms at both beaches are being refreshed. The pumphouse at pool one will be replaced in the fall. There will be new gates at the boat ramp and new amenity signs will be installed in several areas. We will also be working on road erosion control.

Representatives from several area clubs also provided us with information. Cheryl gave an overview of Community Preparedness. Jen Addair talked about the STARS Club, who sponsor our fireworks and the 5K on July 2nd and a Cornhole Tournament July 3rd. Dave Emick spoke about events that the Fishing Club will be sponsoring this season. Mindy Fier thanked everyone for helping the Polar Bear Club raise funds for our local schools at the Polar Bear Plunge and reviewed upcoming events. Both Men’s and Women’s golf leagues meet at Hemlock Springs Golf Course on Thursdays. Shores HoldEm meets at the clubhouse two Fridays a month. Marie Kaufman gave an overview of the very popular PickleBall Club, whose season will begin on May 1. Jim Fell invited everyone to help with continuing to stain our many picnic tables with the Village Volunteer Club and Gerry Dixon spoke about the mission of the Environmental Advocacy Club. Their Mission Statement is to promote an overall balanced environmentally friendly awareness within the Roaming Shores community. For more information concerning any of these clubs, please check our website.

 Louise gave an overview of our Standing Committees. Rory spoke to us about the importance of Lake Safety. Know the rules and make sure you and your guests follow them. Be sure to take a Boater Safety Course and don’t let anyone use your watercraft if they haven’t been properly instructed. The RRA is sponsoring a Boater Safety Course on Saturday, May 21st.

Dave Ernes gave us an overview of what Lake Management had accomplished in 2021 and what they hope to accomplish in 2022. In 2021 algaecide treatments improved the clarity of our lake. Tributaries were tested to determine nutrient inflow. Use of lasers reduced the bacteria levels at beach 1 by deterring the geese.

In 2022 we will continue with algaecide treatments on the whole lake and dockside invasive weed control. We will also continue with the goose deterrence program and weekly testing at the beaches. We will have increased surveillance of the lake by AquaDoc, evaluate peroxide product on Flame Lake, do targeted dredging in coves with dredging of the south end of the lake in the fall, more targeted testing and a Fish Survey in the fall.

Dave also stressed that members can help by doing their part. Avoid fertilizers with phosphorous, keep grass clippings, leaves etc. out of the lake, create buffer zones and ask if you have a question by emailing Lake Management at romerocklmc@gmail.com.

We all have a vested interest in our lake and it is every members responsibility to help to take care of it.

Thank you to everyone who attended.

Nadine Pope, Secretary

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