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Fun at the Boat Show!

Last weekend, Roaming Rock Marina and the RomeRock Association participated in this year’s Cleveland Boat Show and Fishing Expo! Thanks to everyone from the Shores who stopped by to say hello! We also got to meet lots of new folks who are interested in our lake community!

Candle Dripping Party February 8th

The STARS Club is planning on hosting a Candle Dripping Party at the Clubhouse, Saturday, February 8th from 2pm to 4pm.

To ensure that we have enough supplies for the attendees, please RSVP to Barb at 440 645 7365.

We had a lot of fun during our last event a couple years ago! Make something decorative for your home or a nice gift for someone else.

We have candles that drip different colors when lit and will be using the wine bottles as the base.( You can also bring your own wine bottles if you have some that you particularly like.)

We will also be enjoying wine and appetizers while our candles are melting. Please BYOB.

Feel free to bring something to share.

Winter Safety Tips from the RSCPC (Roaming Shores Community Preparedness Club)

Living in northeast Ohio, we have all seen our share of extreme weather. Fortunately, snow storms and frigid temperatures are predictable and advance warnings give us extra time to be sure we are prepared. Carbon monoxide poisoning, car accidents, hypothermia, and frostbite are all heightened risks at this time of the year. Be sure your home is ready for the cold by repairing caulking, weatherstripping and insulation especially around pipes to prevent freezing. Be sure generators are working properly and are used only in safe locations. Test all smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and replace the batteries if you did not already do so at daylight savings time. Gather extra supplies including food, water, medications and batteries in case you need to stay at home for several days. And, don’t forget food and medicines for pets. Keep emergency supplies in your car such as a blanket, flashlight, bottled water and non-perishable snacks. And, keep your gas tank at least one-half full. When you do go out, be prepared for the worst by wearing multiple layers of clothing and having a charged cell phone with you. Learn and watch for signs of frostbite and hypothermia, and seek treatment right away if needed. The link below provided by FEMA will offer many more suggestions for winter safety. The RSCPC wants you to stay warm and stay safe!

https://www.ready.gov/winter-weather

2020 Polar Bear Plunge February 29th

Roaming Shores Club House/Main Beach 13 Roaming Rock Blvd

Sign-in starts at 1pm and ends at 2:45pm DJ begins at 1pm and Plunge begins at 3pm

Any person that raises $55 is eligible to take the Plunge. Participants will get a t-shirt as a thank you.

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.

More Info & Sign Up

Our Facebook page is: Joey ThePolarBear (Roaming Shores)

This Year in Roaming Shores 2019

January

  • We entered January with mild temperatures but the month’s weather fluctuated wildly with cold, wind, and even a tornado in the county just south of us!
  • Friends and Neighbors began its Winter Dinner Nights.
  • Roaming Rock Marina and RRA participated in the Cleveland Boat Show at the IX Center in Cleveland. They’ll be back in 2020.
  • Roaming Shores Village Council voted to hold two monthly meetings.
 

February

  • The month began with sub zero temperatures, our resident groundhogs falsely predicted an early Spring.
  • The 14th Annual Polar Bear Plunge was moved to February, but that didn’t stop nearly 100 crazy folks from taking the plunge!
  • RRA Board Member John Lindemann resigned.
  • High Winds knocked out power for many.
 

March

  • An early March winter storm knocked out power prompting the RSPD to encourage residents to sign up for Swift911
  • The RSPD held a Woman’s Self Defense Course at the Clubhouse
  • 4 candidates ran for 3 open seats on the Board of Directors.
  • Paradise Bay held a Casino Bus Trip and also raised funds for the Fireworks Display
 

April

  • Friends and Neighbors held their last Winter Dinner Night of the season.
  • The split rail fence near the Clubhouse was replaced.
  • Men’s Golf began its season.
  • The Dredging Advisory Committee was formed.
  • The RRA held its Annual Meeting.
  • Rick Brothers retained his seat on the Board and was joined by newcomers, Cheryl Fain and Nadine Pope.
 

May

  • The month began with heavy spring rains which lead to the High Water/No Wake lights being turned on. Rains persisted throughout the month.
  • The Village hosted another successful Cleanup Day and Expo.
  • Paradise Bay held a Fish Fry Fundraiser benefiting the Fireworks. Another Fish Fry is being planned for 2020.
  • The Ashtabula County Metroparks revealed plans to build a new parking lot and trailhead facility for improved access to the Western Reserve Greenway Trail in the Village of Roaming Shores.
  • Jason Krippel and his crew at True Care Landscaping donated their time and material to spruce up the RRA Office.
  • Ladies Golf League kicked off their season.
  • The Fishing Club held their first tournament of the year.
  • The Water Aerobics Club began their summer season.
  • Lake Management began their lake water testing program for the year.
  • The Pools and Concession Stand opened for another season.
  • The Roaming Shores Community Preparedness Club held a Family Water Safety Event.
 

June

  • June also began with heavy rains that raised the lake to a level where the High Water/No Wake lights had to be switched on. Another event took place mid-June.
  • The Fishing Club had a very busy month hosting their first tournament of the year, Kids Learn to Fish Day, a Rummage Sale, and Kids Fishing Day.
  • Fortunately, one of our very sparse days without rain fell during one of the Annual Garage Sale days
  • The Roaming Shores Community Preparedness Club held a Senior Care 101 seminar.
  • Dredging on the south-end of the lake began.
  • The Ashtabula County Auditors Office began revaluation for tax year 2020.
  • The STARS Club held its first Winery Bus Tour of the year.
 

July

  • Independence Day Celebrations began in the Shores!
  • 127 signed for the STARS Club’s 2nd Roaming Shores 5K with 107 crossing the finish line!
  • 7 boats participated in the Roaming Shores Police Department’s Annual Cardboard Boat Race.
  • 13 teams entered the Annual Jason Scribben Memorial Volleyball Tournament held at Beach 1.
  • The Fireworks Display lit up the sky and capped off another amazing weekend!
  • Safety on the lake and enforcement became a hot topic following recklessness on the lake during the holiday weekend.
  • Members of the Dredging Advisory Committee formed the Environmental Advocacy Club.
  • The Village discussed future plans for the Boulevard.
  • In addition to constant rain, our area was hit with Excessive Heat Warnings.
  • The Roaming Shores Community Preparedness Club held Vessel Safety Checks.
  • Roaming Rock Marina donated its proceeds to the Fireworks Fund for National Ice Cream Day.
  • RSPD reported a tragic and fatal accident involving a golf cart.
  • Yet another heavy rain event hit our area causing the High Water/No Wake lights to be switched on again. Our neighbors to the south received over 6 inches of rain!
  • The RSPD received several reports of black bear sightings.
 

August

  • Generous residents came together to raise money for a local resident who had been diagnosed with kidney failure.
  • The RRA Board of Directors held an Employee Appreciation Day.
  • RSPD held its 2nd Annual Golf Scramble.
  • The Fishing Club hosted another fun Ed Baitt’s Mixed Couples Tournament.
  • The STARS Club held a Taco Night at the Clubhouse.
  • An Informational Dredging Presentation was given by the Environmental Advocacy group at the Covered Bridge Pavilion.
  • Friends and Neighbors held a Potluck Supper at the Clubhouse.
  • Heavy rains and a sunny, hot summer contributed to elevated bacteria and algae counts in the lake.
  • The Village of Roaming Shores turned 40!
  • The southwest channel of the south-end of the lake was wrapped up with work progessing to the southeast channel.
  • Utility Superintendent Vic Virmala left the RSV Utility Dept after 10 years of service.
 

September

  • We reached the end of the summer season and the pools and concession stand were closed down for the year.
  • Jim Swartz resigned from the Board of Directors as he and his wife were moving to Michigan.
  • Ashtabula County held a forfeited land sale which auctioned off several delinquent lots in Roaming Shores.
  • The Roaming Shores Community Preparedness Club held a Veterans Benefits Presentation.
  • The Environmental Advocacy Group and RRA Board agreed to split the expense of completing a sediment survey.
  • The Fishing Club installed a fountain in the Clubhouse Cove in memory of Ed Baitt.
  • Members of the RRA Board and staff attended the Fall OLCA conference.
  • Another month, another heavy rain event!
  • The STARS hosted their 1st Annual Rib Cookoff. The event was a success and sold out quickly. Dan & Danielle Fultz – Team Dan’s Backyard BBQ were the winners. This event will be returning 2020 and we’re looking forward to the result!
  • The STARS Club hosted a Wine Tasting Presentation with John Pallo presenting.
 

October

  • Summer got confused and hung around until Fall.
  • The Village hosted a meeting regard joining a Regional Water/Sewer District.
  • As the Fishing Club was unable to host the Annual Clam Bake, the event was picked up by the Polar Bear Club.
  • In addition to warning residents not to flush so-called disposable wipes, the RSV Utility Dept dealt with issues related to resident flushing injection syringes into their toilets/waste water system.
  • It was a cold, wet Halloween, but the ghosts and goblins had fun trick-or-treating.
  • RSPD Halloween events expanded to include its 1st Annual Pumpkin Races. In the evening, they held a Halloween Happening and Costume Contest at the Clubhouse.
 

November

  • Not to be outdone, November began with a wicked wind storm!
  • The lake lowering process began.
  • Frank Cicogna for the 2nd time since donating the Roaming Shores entrance signs revamped them.
  • During the General Election Roaming Shores voters passed the Police levy and re-elected Bob Cook to the Village Council joined by newcomer Gary Meighen.
  • RSPD held a Can the Cruiser event filling 2 cruisers with goods and raising money for those in need.
  • The new Greenway Trail Parking lot and Trailhead was completed by the Ashtabula Metroparks.
  • The Community Preparedness Club held a Winter Preparedness and Fire Safety Program at the Clubhouse.
  • The Village considered eliminating the ‘available for use’ fee assessed to vacant lot owners.
  • The STARS Club held a Holiday Winery Bus Tour on Black Friday.
 

December

  • Friends & Neighbors held a Tree Trimming Social Hour at the Clubhouse.
  • The Polar Bear Club hosted the Annual Breakfast with Santa.
  • The Toys for Tots bins at the RRA & RSV Offices, the Marina, and the Wright Place overflowed with presents for children in need thanks to the generosity of our many awesome donors!
 

In Memoriam:

Remembering those we lost this year…

  • Ron Davis
  • James Morgan
  • Bob Johnson
  • Gertrude Bozak
  • Doris Cook (longtime Shores News reporter)
  • Robert Crombie
  • Shelia Nieder
  • Kevin Zeller
  • Gertrude Bozak
  • Wilma Meddock
  • Bob Berndt
  • Cliff Eucker
  • Brian Knipper
  • Tom O’Keefe
  • Bill Enstrom
  • Mark Forgach
 

Looking towards 2020

We had a lot of fun in 2019 and 2020 will be no exception. Check out the planned 2020 Community Events proudly brought to you by our Clubs and the Roaming Shores Police Department.

See the RRA website for details. The success of our Clubs depends on the participation of our membership either as participants or organizers! If you’ve ever had an event or activity idea… or would just like to help out, consider joining a Club! Looking forward to a great new year!

Planned 2020 Events:

  • Jan 10th—Winter Dinner Night—Friends & Neighbors
  • Feb 7th—Winter Dinner Night—Friends & Neighbors
  • Feb 29th—Polar Bear Plunge—Polar Bear Club
  • Mar 13th—Winter Dinner Night—Friends & Neighbors
  • Apr 10th—Winter Dinner Night—Friends & Neighbors
  • Apr 25th—Annual Meeting
  • May 2nd—Cleanup Day/Expo ‘20
  • May 2nd—Ladies Golf Kickoff Brunch
  • May 8th—Potluck Supper—Friends & Neighbors
  • May 9th—Don Williams Fishing Tournament—Fishing Club
  • May 9th—Cub Scouts Crossover Ceremony
  • May 23rd—Pools & Concession Open
  • June 6th—Kids Learn to Fish Day—Fishing Club
  • June 12 & 13-Community Garage Sale
  • June 20th—Kids Fishing Day—Fishing Club
  • July 4th
    • Roaming Shores 5K—STARS Club
    • Cardboard Boat Races—RSPD
    • Jason Scribben Volleyball Tournament
    • Cornhole Tournament—STARS Club
    • Fireworks—STARS Club
  • July 5th—Fireworks Rain Date
  • July 10th—Potluck Supper—Friends & Neighbors
  • July 11th—Jack Cone Fishing Tournament—Fishing Club
  • Aug 8th—Ed Baitt Couples Fishing Tourn.—Fishing Club
  • Aug 14th—Potluck Supper—Friends & Neighbors
  • Sept 7th—Pools & Concession Stand Close
  • Sept 12th—Dean Blanton Bass Tournament—Fishing Club
  • Sept 12th—Rib Cookoff—STARS Club
  • Sept 26th—Wine Tasting—STARS Club
  • Sept 27th—Clam Bake—Polar Bear Club
  • Oct 31st
    • Pumpkin Races—RSPD
    • Trick or Treating
    • Costume Contest—RSPD
  • Nov 27th—Holiday Winery Bus Tour—STARS Club
  • Dec 4th—Tree Trimming—Friends & Neighbors
  • Dec 12th—Breakfast with Santa—Polar Bear Club

Club meeting dates:

  • Community Preparedness: 3rd Monday of the Month at 6:30pm @ Clubhouse (Jan and Feb meetings will be held the last monday)
  • Environmental Advocacy Group: Monthly on Saturdays at 9am @ RRA Office
  • Fishing Club: 2nd Monday April, May, Oct, Nov at 7pm @ Clubhouse & following Tournaments
  • Ladies Golf: 1st Thursday in May until the 4th Thursday in September @ Hemlock Springs
  • Men’s Golf: Last Thursday in April till Mid-September @ Hemlock Springs
  • Quilting Group: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays at 1:00pm @ Quilting Block on Route 45
  • Shores Hold’em: 1st & 3rd Fridays at 7pm @ Clubhouse
  • STARS Club: 2nd Wednesdays at 6pm @ Clubhouse
  • Water Aerobics: Monday – Friday from 9am to 10am at Pool 2 from Memorial Day to Labor Day

Onwards

I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank all of the hard working individuals who volunteer their time, energy, ideas, monetary contributions, assistance of their families, and so much more for to the community of Roaming Shores! You are the folks that truly make a difference! See you in 2020!

Jen Addair
RomeRock Association Office Assistant, Webmaster, and Editor of This Week in Roaming Shores

 

Winter Dinner Nights Begin Jan 10th


Friends and Neighbors will begin their Winter Dinner Nights on Friday, January 10th at 6pm.

Winter Dinner Nights are held the 2nd Friday of the month from January to April (with the exception of February which will be the 1st Friday due to Valentine’s Day). They are a great way to kick the winter blues, skip the cooking, and get together with your Friends and Neighbors during the winter season.

Next Friday’s dinner will be held at 6pm at the Pasta Oven in Rock Creek. Please RSVP to Marge Morris at 563-3769 or E-Mail – mkm821@windstream.net so she can reserve enough tables for the event.

The Holidays in Roaming Shores

Friends & Neighbors Tree Trimming – Dec 6th

 

Join your Friends and Neighbors at the Clubhouse on Friday, December 6th at 7pm for the Annual Tree Trimming Social Hour. Please bring an appetizer to share and an ornament for the tree!

Breakfast with Santa – Dec 14th


The Polar Bear Club will host Breakfast with Santa at the Clubhouse on Saturday, December 14th.

We would like to invite you to come have breakfast with Santa and tell him what you want for Christmas!  Every child will receive a gift from Santa when he arrives.  You can also join in our other Christmas activities including decorating an ornament to take home.  The party is free to all children and grandchildren of Roaming Shores residents, age 12 and under.

We will be serving pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs and mixed fruit.  We will also have an assortment of beverages.

Registration is required with a cutoff date of Friday, December 6th.  To reserve your seats, please email the Polar Bear Club at: joeythepolarbear@yahoo.com

When registering, please leave all of the following information:

  1. Family name
  2. Children’s name, age and gender
  3. Number of adults attending and
  4. Preference of 9:00am or 10:00am reservation (due to amount of people attending we have decided to split attendance into two start times)

The Polar Bear Club will send an email confirmation that you are registered for the event within 48 hours.

Thank you and looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Rome Fire Lunch with Santa – Dec 7th

Roaming Shores Community Preparedness Club (RSCPC) Supports the Police Levy and asks you to do the same!

Please Vote Yes on the Police Levy!

(This is listed as “45.Proposed Tax Levy (Additional) Roaming Shores Village” on your ballot.)  It is on the reverse side of your ballot so don’t forget to mark it!!!!

This levy will not be effective until 2021.

We are fortunate to have a very professional and committed police force in our Roaming Shores community.   They contribute greatly to the safety and security of our residents, our property and our roads.  Unfortunately, it costs money to keep and maintain this level of support and coverage. We need to vote yes and support this important issue! 

The new 1 mil levy increase would cost village tax payers; based on a $100,000 home valuation, an additional $30.62 per year or $2.55 per month.  A $250,000 home valuation would cost the tax payer an additional $76.50 per year or $6.37 per month.  I would suggest foregoing a cup of coffee at Starbucks or a breakfast combo at McDonalds, it is well worth the sacrifice if it means maintaining a top rated police force in our community.  Besides it’s healthier too!!!

In 2011 our police responded to 295 calls in the year.  Today they respond to 587 calls on an annual basis.  In 2011 there were 2 full time officers and 4 part time officers who covered our neighborhoods.  Today there are 4 full time officers, 4 part time officers and 1 auxiliary officer providing coverage.  The number of annual hours covered also has increased from 52% to 94%.  This was all done without increasing taxes.  Today our police force is the lowest paid in Ashtabula County.  We risk losing good officers to other locations if we do not pay them fairly.

Our club works closely with our law enforcement team.  We know first hand of both their professionalism and their commitment to each and every resident they serve.  We have seen their compassion to those residents who utilize the wellness check program our police department implemented to ensure our elderly and infirmed are ok and not in need of emergency services.  We have seen their investment in our youth as evidenced in the programs they provide throughout the year.  Just think about the Halloween costume party they are hosting!  We have seen their commitment to the safety of our lake community as evidenced in their involvement with various programs such as the self defense class.  Most of all we have witnessed their partnership with local officials, clubs, committees and fundraisers.  Not every community enjoys such a high level of commitment and community interaction from their law enforcement providers.

Let’s support our police department the way they support us and vote YES on Ballot #45!  Please remember to mark your ballot in support of the Tax Levy.  By ensuring we maintain a top rated law enforcement team within our community means we are more secure in knowing response is close at hand when we need it!  It’s an investment to all who live and play here!!!

Thank you for your consideration.  Please remember to vote!!!  Please remember to support our own men and women in blue who serve us all!!!!

Holiday Winery Tour – Nov 29th

This year’s Holiday Winery Bus Tour has a couple changes. The bus tour has been moved to Friday, November 29th. 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?!

What’s better? The price per seat for this tour is now only $25/each! The price helps cover the cost of the bus and proceeds go towards the fireworks fund!

The first 28 to RSVP will be guaranteed a seat on the bus, but we can order more buses, as needed! You must be over 21 years of age. To reserve your spot or if you have any questions, contact Barb at 440-645-7365. You may also sign up at the RRA Office.

On this tour, we will be visiting:

We will meet at the Clubhouse parking lot at 4:45pm. The buses will leave at 5pm!

Winter Preparedness and Fire Safety Program

Join the Roaming Shores Community Preparedness Club (RSCPC) on at the Clubhouse on Saturday, November 16th at 4:00pm for a Winter Preparedness and Fire Safety Program.

There will be a Happy Hour with guest speakers from local fire and police departments and area businesses.  BYOB – mixers, ice and setups supplied.

Appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. 

All attendees will receive a FREE raffle ticket to have a chance to win one of two gift baskets filled with emergency preparedness equipment and supplies!

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