Join the STARS Club on Saturday, August 21st from 2:00pm – 6:00pm as they host their first Winery Bus Tour since the COVID hiatus.
Winery Bus Tours are an excellent opportunity to visit new wineries or old favorites, socialize with your friends and neighbors, and not have to worry about who’s driving!
Reservations are essential! If you would like to join us, please RSVP ASAP. The first 15 to RSVP will be guaranteed a seat on the bus. There will be a waiting list and an additional bus will be order, if needed.
Seats on the bus are $25/each. You must be over 21 years of age. To reserve your spot or if you have any questions, contact Barb at 440-645-7365 or stop by the RRA Office.
We will meet at the Clubhouse parking lot at 1:30pm on August 21st. The buses will leave at 2pm!
Who can make the best ribs in the Shores? Get your family and friends together! On Saturday, September 4th @ 5pm, the STARS Club will be hosting their 2nd Annual Rib Cook–off.
This event will be limited to 8 teams. The winning team will win a portion of the proceeds from the event and will be added to our winner’s plaque that was donated to the Club by John & Mary Lou Watt!
- 8 Team limit
- Ribs will be provided by the STARS Club
- Team Sign-up by August 28th
- Team Entry fee: $50 (includes 2 dinners)
- Pick up ribs on Thursday, Sept 2nd
- Each team will receive 6 slabs
- Each team must be ready to serve ribs by 5pm
- Warming trays will be provided at the Clubhouse
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 which will be available for cooking or warming.
The RSCPC (Roaming Shores Community Preparedness Club) will hold a class on “The Basics of Paddling” on Sunday, August 15th at Beach 1 from 10AM – Noon. There will be kayaks, paddleboards and canoes for you to try along with Roaming Shore paddlers to guide you. You need to have your current pass to be admitted to the clubhouse area. Please bring your own life jacket along with you. This will be a weather friendly event. The RSCPC will also have free hand sanitizer and magazines for you. We hope to see you there 😊 If you have questions, feel free to call Ellen Petersen at 412-260-6037 or Marie Kaufman at 440-485-0688.
The biggest weekend of the year in Roaming Shores is Independence Day weekend (July 2nd – 4th)! Check out the following planned events!
Roaming Shores 5K & 1 Mile:
The weekend will kick off on Saturday, July 3rd at 8am with the Roaming Shores 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk. This is a family friendly athletic event. Proceeds benefiting our local Safety Services and the STARS Club who organizes the annual Roaming Shores Fireworks Display and numerous social events. Sign up online. Price increases after June 26th!
Cardboard Boat Races:
The Roaming Shores Police Department will host their 3rd Annual Cardboard Boat Race at Beach 1 on Saturday, July 3rd at Noon. “THE CHALLENGE”: to design and build a person-powered corrugated cardboard boat capable of racing a 200-yard course, in Lake Roaming Rock. Boats may be powered by canoe paddles, oars, kayak paddles, approved mechanical paddlewheels, sails and raw muscle power. For full rules and waiver, click here or contact the Roaming Shores Police Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jason Scribben Memorial Volleyball Tournament:
Jason P. Scribben was a senior at Grand Valley High School and died in a boating accident on Lake Roaming Rock on July 4th, 1998. The volleyball court at beach #1 was dedicated to him.
This year the annual Jason P. Scribben Memorial 3 on 3 Volleyball Tournament will be held on July 3rd at the Roaming Shores Beach #1 Volleyball Court. The tournament will start at 1pm and registration will begin at 12pm.
Please come and join us as we celebrate Jason P. Scribben’s memories and support safe boating on our Lake.
The Annual Fireworks Display will be Saturday, July 3rd at 10pm, weather permitting. The rain date will be July 4th. The annual display is made possible by the generous donations of our Membership and the tireless efforts of the STARS Club. The show is best viewed by boat or from the Beach 1 area.
As the fireworks display is fired from Beach 2, please note that the entire Beach 2 area will be closed on the afternoon of the show. There is no set time for Beach 2’s closure, it is up to the Fireworks company.
Boaters: Please anchor your boats around the buoys (rather than down the lake) for safety and the best view of lower & sky driven displays. Try to be in place by 9:30pm/9:45pm.
**On Fireworks Night, the entire lake will be NO WAKE beginning at 8pm until dawn the following morning.**
STARS Cornhole Tournament
The STARS Club will be hosting a Cornhole Tournament on Sunday, July 4th. The tournament will be held by the tennis courts. Rain or shine. Check-in starts at 12 Noon, Tournament starts at 1:00pm. Click here for more info, rules, and registration info!
The Fishing Club will be hosting 2 kids events this month. This Saturday will be a Kids Fishing Seminar at the Clubhouse from 10am to noon. Open to all RRA Member’s children and grandchildren. Students will learn fishing basics, how to tie on a hook, casting, and other great fishing fundamentals. Students will also receive a free lunch and a free fishing pole.
On June 26th. the Club will host a Kids Fishing Day from 10am-noon at Beach 1. This is open to all RRA Member’s children and grandchildren ages 14 and under. There will be hotdogs and prizes!
If you have any questions regarding these events or to sign up, contact Dave Emick at 440-520-0203, Shawn Frazier at 440-563-9595, or Dave Flaum at 440-563-9107. Please include the names of the children and their ages. Thank you!
By: Ellen H Petersen
As the weather and water warm up, it’s time to get back in our kayaks and on our paddleboards into the lake and enjoy all it has to offer. When paddling on Lake Roaming Shores, it is easy to relax and take in all of the sights near the shoreline. Because it is so soothing, it is easy to sometimes forget that there are always potential dangers in/on any kind of watercraft. Here are some basic safety rules to follow to make your time paddling fun as well as free of danger.
Before leaving, tell someone where you are going and your expected time of return. Check your local weather forecast and be aware that conditions can change quickly. Also, check your equipment for wear and tear and do not exceed the weight capacity for your kayak or paddleboard. On a kayak, keep a small waterproof bag with a rope and a small first aid kit. Always wear a well fitted life jacket (it should fit snugly without being too tight) with a whistle. It should always be worn, not just carried with you. It is a good habit to apply a layer of sunscreen before leaving.
Paddle during daylight hours and check time of sunset and allow for plenty of time to return before dark. Paddle close to the shoreline and groups should travel behind one another. Situational awareness of all that is going on around you can prevent accidents from happening. Watch out for fast moving watercraft that create wakes. If lightning or severe weather occurs, go to the shoreline and get onto land until all danger has passed. Avoid dehydration and always keep a full water bottle with you. Dress properly: light loose clothing, hat/visor, open, lightweight water shoes. Remember to use quiet voices as sound carries easily over water. Never mix drugs or alcohol with water sports. When on a paddleboard, tether a leash to one ankle, it will keep your board from blowing away. Be sure that you know how to get back on your board from the water and practice that skill. The Roaming Shores Community Safety Preparedness will hold a kayak/paddleboard class this summer- look for announcements for when that will be held at the club house beach. Most importantly, enjoy your paddle; it is good for the body, mind and soul!
Attention runners! The Annual Roaming Shores 5K will be held on Saturday, July 3rd beginning at 8am at the Clubhouse! This will be the same day as the Fireworks, and the Jason Scribben Memorial Volleyball Tournament, and the STARS Cornhole Tournament. Save the date!!
**New for 2021** We have added a fun 1 Mile Walk/Run around the Boulevard which will begin as soon as the last 5K runner leaves the start line. The 1 Mile Walk/Run is only $10!
2020’s race was unfortunately cancelled due to COVID, but thanks to the efforts of our race timer, Stasny Road Racing working with the Ashtabula Health Department, we have a plan that is approved countywide to help us have a fun and safe race.
Please understand that we are moving forward with a “live” race. This does not guarantee that the race will proceed as planned. If the health department deems the race unsafe due to increased spread of the Coronavirus, they may force us to transition to a virtual event. There will be no refunds if the race is canceled and transitioned to a virtual event.
Our 2019 race had a whopping 127 participants sign up! The Roaming Shores 5K’s proceeds benefit our local Safety Services and the STARS Club, which organizes several events in the Shores and the annual Fireworks Display.
Take advantage of the Early Registration discount and be guaranteed a shirt or tank top (limited quantities available race day) by registering before June 11th! Shirts are FREE for 5K participants and $5 for the fun run participants.
Note: There will be NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION
The 5K will be a flat loop around Roaming Shores Village. The start and finish lines will be at the Roaming Shores Clubhouse parking lot. The race will be professionally timed by Stasny Road Racing.
Overall 5K male and female winners receive trophies. 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place finishers in each age group (Male & Female) will receive medals. Age categories: 9 and younger, 10-14, 15–19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over.
For more Information: Call Jen Addair 440-563-3170 or IT@roamingshores.org
When: March 20, 2021
Where: Roaming Shores Clubhouse
Note: Due to COVID restrictions, this year’s event is open only to officers, members and one representative from each school
On March 20th, the officers and members of the Polar Bear Club will be holding our 16th Annual Polar Bear Plunge. Please know it is the intention of this club to honor our long standing commitment to the Local Schools and their scholarships, charities we support. We respectfully ask for your help.
The event will be open only to the officers, members and one representative from each school due to the COVID restrictions on the use of the club house. We will Facebook the event on Fans of Roaming Shores and live from Joeythepolarbear Facebook page. Due to the state-wide ban on gatherings over 10 people, we ask that there are no spectators on site during the time of the 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. 26th. Please include sizes. 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.
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.
The Roaming Shores Polar Bear Club will host Christmas with Santa at the Clubhouse on Saturday, December 12th. Due to the restrictions of the Clubhouse, we are unable to host our traditional breakfast. Santa will be here to share a gift and his Christmas Spirit with all the children and grandchildren of Roaming Shores residents, age 12 and under. As we are unable to host the children in the Clubhouse, we ask that each family drives to the front of the club house. Santa will bring his Christmas gifts to your children as they remain in their vehicle.
Registration is required with a cutoff date of Friday, December 5th. Please email the Polar Bear Club at: email@example.com
When registering, please leave the following information:
- Family name
- Children’s name, age, and gender
- Preference of 9:00, 9:30, 10:00,10:30 reservation (due to the amount of children, Santa has asked we spread out the times so he has time to spend with the children)
The Polar Bear Club will send an email confirmation that you are registered within 48 hours of receiving. We thank you and look forward to your family’s participation.
Are you ready for something fun? I certainly am!
The Roaming Shores Polar Bear Club, Stars Club, and RomeRock Association, are pleased to sponsor a Roaming Shores Easter Coloring Contest. While respecting our Governors request to self-quarantine, we will be doing this electronically.
There will be 7 different age brackets. 1-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, 13-15, 16 -18, over 18. Winners of each bracket will be mailed a cash prize of $10.00. 2nd place winners will receive a cash prize of $5.00.
Click the picture below to download. After coloring, please take a picture and text to 330-507-4917. You may also scan and email it to Min3100@aol.com. If you are unable to print this picture at home, please text or call Melinda at 330-507-4917 and one will be mailed to you. A stamped return envelope can be included if requested. Please include the child’s name, age, address, and phone number. Each entry will be assigned a number and participants remain anonymous during judging.
We will accept entries through Easter Sunday, April 12th, 2020. Entries will be submitted on the 13th for judging and winners notified by Wednesday, the 15th. Judges will be Rick Brothers (President RRA Board of Directors), Leann Moses (Treasurer, Clerk), and Jennie D’Amicone (Mayor of Roaming Shores).