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!
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
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!
Mark your calendars! The Polar Bear Club will be hosting a Clam Bake and Chicken Dinner on Saturday, October 2nd. Tickets are available at the Marina, RRA Office, or or call Melinda Fier at 330-507-4917. Tickets are sold in advance of the event and sales will close September 18th.
Clam Dinners are $25.00 – Chicken Dinners are $20.00. Extra clam tickets will be available for $10.00.
Club members are doing the cooking and they are full half chickens this year. Seating will be 4:00pm and 4:30pm. We purchased 2 large clam pots and have a third donated. Dinner includes 12 clams, chicken, corn on the cob, baked potato, dessert, salad and bread.
Mail checks to RSPBC
C/O Melinda Fier
62 Rockaway Drive
Roaming Shores, OH 44085
Clam Bake Raffle Items
During the Clam Bake, the Polar Beat Club will be raffling off an RRA logo Cornhole Board and a Paddleboard. Tickets at $1/each or 6 for $5 and will be available at the Marina, RRA Office, or call Melinda at 330-507-4917.
Update: SOLD OUT!
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!
Update: Tickets to eat are SOLD OUT there are only a couple slots left for cook!
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 email@example.com.
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!