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W4R Rockin’ at the Shores Sept 3rd

By Barb Buckley – STARS Club

Don’t they look ridiculous??  You bet, but the Waiting For Ray (W4R) band is probably five of the best most fun-loving, talented musicians you’ve ever run into.  The group is sponsored by the STARS Club and will perform bringing their party atmosphere to the Shores at the Entertainment Pavilion on September 3rd at 6:00PM. 

W4R has been a popular Pittsburgh band for many years, but you may also recognize two of the members, brothers Ray and Scott (left side), as Shores residents who spend much of their time at their family home at the Shores.  They are very entertaining to watch and they hope to see you all on the lake or at the beach to help bring the holiday weekend to an exciting close.  90’s+ rock music is the Band’s specialty and they are excited to meet you and perform at the lake for us.  W4R will take the Shore’s concert series to a whole new level.  You can learn more about them on their website at  See you there!

Roaming Shores Fall Pickleball Tournament

Registration is now open for the Roaming Shores Fall Pickleball Tournament. This is a fun event for all players (beginners to advanced) and is available for all RRA members in good standing.

Email to register. Please include your name, Roaming Shores address, mobile phone number, and the division in which you wish to play (Beginner/intermediate OR Intermediate/advanced). This is a social event for all skill levels!

When: Friday, September 9, 2022 – The Beginner/Intermediate division will play from 4:00 to 5:00 PM. The Intermediate/Advanced division will play from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. A championship game will be played at 7:00 followed by awards and a BYOB happy hour. 

(The raindate will be Sunday, September 11, 2022 – The Beginner/Intermediate division will play from 11:00  AM to 12:00 PM. The Intermediate/Advanced division will play from 12:00 to 2:00 PM. A championship game will be played at 2:00 followed by awards.)

Who: All RRA members in good standing are welcome to participate. Guests of members will be eligible to register to play after September 1 if all openings have not been filled by RRA members. (Note: Members do not have to play in the tournament in order to sponsor a guest but they must attend with the guest.)

What: Players register individually and will be blind paired with partners. All play will be doubles. Games will be to 11 points or 13 minutes, whichever comes first. Tournament balls, prizes, water, snacks, pizza and cookies will be provided.

Cost: $5.00 for playing members; $10.00 for playing guests; no cost to attend as a spectator!

Contact: Email or text 440-485-0688 if you have questions.

2022 Rib Cook-Off Looking for Teams!

Who can make the best ribs in the Shores? Get your family and friends together! On Saturday, September 3rd @ 4pm, the STARS Club will be hosting their 4th Annual Rib Cook–off.

This event will be limited to 8 teams. The winning team will win a prize and will be added to our winner’s plaque that was donated to the Club by John & Mary Lou Watt!

For more information or to sign-up, contact Jen Addair at the RRA Office @(440) 563-3170 or or Jim Kovats at or Arleen Kovats at

Tickets are now SOLD OUT!

Griller/Team Entry Form

Cook Info: 

  • 8 Team limit  
  • Ribs will be provided by the STARS Club 
  • Team Sign-up by August 27th 
  • Team Entry fee: $50 (includes 2 dinners) 
  • Pick up ribs on Thursday, September 1st
  • Each team will receive 9 slabs  
  • Each team must be ready to serve ribs by 4pm  
  • Warming trays will be provided at the Clubhouse 

Cooking Rules: 

Ribs will be provided to the teams by the STARS Club. Prep ribs off-site.  

Each team must supply their own ingredients, tools, and any other materials needed. Ribs can be cooked in the Clubhouse area using either your own grill/smoker, the grills in the Clubhouse area (if available), or the large RRA charcoal grill will be available for cooking or warming.   

Our 2021 Winner Ken Clark of Team Smokin Pyro with STARS members Jen Addair, John Watt, and Barb Buckley

Four New Pickleball Courts

The newly resurfaced pickleball courts by the RRA Clubhouse are now ready for use! This project was finished a month ahead of schedule! Be sure to thank Randy and your Board members when you see them!

A ribbon cutting ceremony followed by Pickleball Open Play will be held weather permitting on Friday, May 27 at 5:30 PM at the newly resurfaced courts by the clubhouse. Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • Please wear white soled athletic shoes on the courts. 
  • The courts are to be used for racquet sports only. 
  • No dogs, glass, bicycles, skateboards, scooters, motorized vehicles, etc. are permitted in the courts.
  • The courts are restricted for use by RRA members in good standing and guests accompanied by them. When a gate guard is on duty at the pool, please sign in and show your membership ID before using the courts.
  • Please limit your playing time to one hour if others are waiting for a court.
  • The courts are reserved for Pickleball Open Play on Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday evenings 6:00 until dark and Saturday mornings 9:00-11:00AM. Everyone is welcome to join the games at that time. Depending on the skill levels of the players present, a Challenge court and a Beginners court may be established.

Contact Marie Kaufman for more information 440-485-0688 or

Meet Your RRA Board Candidates

Meet the Candidates

This year three seats need to be filled on the RRA Board, and five candidates are in the running. The seat held by board member Cheryl Fain will be vacated. Terms held by Nadine Pope (current Secretary) and Rick Brothers (current member and past President) are ending and both are running for re-election. In addition, three new residents have submitted their names for consideration. These three candidates are Anthony DiMarino, Michelle Gabram, and Jeff Grosse. 

The Roaming Shores Community Preparedness Club has invited all five candidates to the RRA Clubhouse on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 10:00 AM for a Meet Your Candidates Coffee. All RRA members in good standing are welcome to attend to talk to and ask questions of the candidates. Refreshments will be served.

Ballots and voting instructions will mailed out by the RRA office staff on Friday, April 1, 2022 and must be received back via USPS mail by April 27, 2022. 

Pickleball Social April 29th

Save the Date!

Roaming Shores members are all invited to the Pickleball Opening Social at the RRA Clubhouse on Friday, April 29 at 4:30 PM. Come meet other Shores pickleball players and hear about plans for our new courts and the Pickleball Club. Events in the clubhouse will include information by guest speakers, raffles, food and drinks (BYOB allowed). Weather-permitting, games and demos will be going on outside the clubhouse beginning at 4:00. Players, beginners, and those just wondering what is so much fun about pickleball are all encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Marie Kaufman at or 440-485-0688. 

Please contact Marie Kaufman at or 440-485-0688 with your ideas, questions or if you would like to help with the event on April 29, 2022.

2022 Polar Bear Plunge Feb 26th

It’s cold and it’s snowy, the perfect time to start thinking about taking a plunge into the lake!

The 2022 Polar Bear Plunge is scheduled for Saturday, February 26th. Sign-in starts a 1pm and ends at 2:45, DJ begins at 1pm and Plunge begins at 3pm!

Money raised will benefit the Jeffrey B. Meddock Memorial Scholarship at Pymatuning Valley Schools, Grand Valley Schools student programs in memory of Emily Plickert, Jefferson Area Local Schools Academic Boosters and the Roaming Shores Kids’ Breakfast with Santa event.

To assist us in our efforts, we are taking orders in advance for our annual plunge t-shirts and hoodies. T-shirts will sell for $15 and hoodies $30 each. Payment in advance is required at the time of order and the last day we can accept an order is Feb. 7th.  Make checks payable to RSPBC and mail to 62 Rockaway Dr.  Roaming Shores, OH 44085.  Any individual who wishes to donate to this years’ plunge, please mail your check to this same address.  Questions, 330-507-4917.

2022 Jumper Instructions 2022 Jumper Sponsor Forms

Interested in becoming a Business Sponsor?

Clubhouse Decorating Party – Nov 28th

Join your Friends and Neighbors and the Polar Bear Club on Sunday, November 28th from 2pm to 5pm as they invite you and your family to the Clubhouse to help decorate for Christmas! Pizza, pop, and water will be provided. Please bring a decoration to donate as our current decorations are older and falling into disrepair.

During this decorating party, a table will be set up for children to make a Christmas Card to share with the 12 men and women who will be deployed from Youngstown Air Force Base during the Holiday Season. The club is asking for donations to cover the 12 $20 gift cards that will be included with these cards. Thank you!

Holiday Bus Tour Nov 26th

Update: This event is SOLD OUT

The next winery bus tour will be held on Friday, November 26th. After a day of Black Friday shopping (or recovery from Thanksgiving), what better way to unwind than getting your friends and/or family together for a lovely tour of our local wineries decorated for Christmas?! The wineries for this tour are being finalized. The tour will take place from 4pm to 8pm.

You must be over 21 years of age. If you’re interested in participating in this event, please text or call Barb at 440-645-7365. The price per seat for this tour are $30/each and must be prepaid. The price helps cover the cost of the bus and proceeds go towards the fireworks fund!

You can drop off payment at the RRA Office or mail a check made out to STARS Club to P.O. Box 8, Rome, OH 44085

Fall Dinner Nov 12th

Friends and Neighbors had a great turn out for its last Fall Dinner! Mark your calendars for the next dinner at 6pm on Friday, November 12th at The Winery at Spring Hill. Entertainment for the evening will be Fred Brazer. Pay on your own.

Our group dinners are a great way to meet your “friends and neighbors” for an evening of food and fellowship at a local restaurant. Newcomers are encouraged to attend!

RSVP is required as we need an accurate number for seating. Please text/call Marilyn Morris at 440-563-1653. Hope you can come join us!

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