Join the STARS Club for their 1st Taco Night! This event will be held Saturday, August 17th at 6pm in the Clubhouse. Entry will be $10 and will include 3 tacos, tea/lemonade, and sides. Individual tacos after that will be $2/each. Please BYOB
Proceeds will benefit the STARS Club which organizes several events in the Shores each year including the Annual Fireworks Display.
Who can make the best ribs in the Shores? Get your family and friends together! On Saturday, September 14th @ 6pm, the STARS Club will host a Rib Cook–off.
This event will be limited to 4 teams. The winning team will win a portion of the proceeds from the event and will be added to this awesome plaque that was donated to the Club by John & Mary Lou Watt!
The Club will supply the ribs to the teams. In addition, teams will be provided with materials for their team placard!
There will be an entry fee for the cooking teams and those participating to eat. If you’re interested in participating, please contact Barb at 440-645-7365. As this event will be limited to 4 teams, be sure to let us know ASAP!
Lake Safety Committee
By: Bruce C. Bower
Since I was not at the Lake for the day of the fireworks, I chose not to write my yearly column titled From My Deck, but this different style of article leading up to the 6th and a little thereafter.
I looked up the sunset times for this short time period, it was 9:00 PM on 7/3 declining to 8:52 PM on 7/19. This means it is dark and there is a NO-WAKE speed, per State law, on our Lake. So here is some of what I saw:
7/3 3 power boats going full speed at 9:15 PM and then a Jetski at 9:20 PM moving fast.
7/4 a pontoon with NO lights, going the wrong direction, near shore, on the west side of lake.
7/5 a jetski going the wrong direction pulling a skier at 9:10 PM.
a jetski moving fast at 9:15PM.
7/6 a jetski with 3 young men went between my neighbor’s boat and them and the shore,
going the WRONG way. This was reported to me by the neighbors.
7/13 a 2 person ski pulling a tube, with 2 on the ski.
It was reported that at around 11:30 PM, a power boat made several passes up and down
the Lake. Neighbors hollered at the boat with no effect.
7/14 a 2 person ski pulling a tube with 2 on the ski.
7/19 now the sunset time is 8:52 PM.
Power boat and a pontoon going full speed heading south at 8:58 PM.
A pontoon just pulling the kids out of the water, off the tube, with only the dock lights on.
He then takes off with only the white stern light on.
A pontoon with only dock lights, wake speed at 9:11 PM.
A pontoon, no lights heading for Plum Creek at 9:15 PM.
A pontoon, all lights plus dock lights, going north at 9:15 PM.
Understand, folks these antics on 7/19 took an elapsed time of 17 minutes, and this is only what I saw happening right in front of me. What was happening on the rest of the Lake is left up to your imagination. Ok now we come to 7/20, the Lake is at “flood stage” which means NO WAKE. It’s on the internet and the signals are set on beach one and two and at the Marina. And as I have said in the past, for the slower to understand people, is that when you step up into the boat, instead of stepping down, is when the water is HIGH! At 6:45PM a pontoon came flying down the Lake, where there were several other toons just cruising at no wake speed. I could hear all the boaters screaming at this miscreant to “slow down, it’s No Wake”, it didn’t matter. When he got in front of my place, I hollered several times thru my bull-horn and promptly got the one finger salute. What a great, kind, and caring neighbor, I am so blessed and so is the entire community.
Gil, on the Patrol Boat, did a fantastic job of stopping the ridiculous, inconsiderate, self- centered, blah blah blah boaters who just don’t care. These are my words, not Gil’s. He did wonders to control the entire lake by himself, without causing a wake himself. We all owe Gil a huge thanks for trying to protect our seawalls, docks and boats from the damage caused by the Cretans who just don’t give a crap and can’t follow common sense rules when at flood stage! I therefore suggest that in difficult times, for those of us who follow the rules for the safety and protection of the members of our community and their property, we should change the name of our Lake to LAKE FEAR.
When I left the Shores on 7/21 at 2:00 PM, there was hardly any boat traffic and everyone appeared to be behaving. There were skis out, but even when they are trying, they still make a wake. In my opinion they should not be on the water, a wake is a wake. Here are some more opinions: the flood gate should be opened early, before everything really gets bad, there should be more warning devices on shore, and investigate the possibility of a sound warning every half hour or so. I also think there should be a formal protocol designed and agreed to by all, as to when and who opens the water gate. The high water situation appears to be happening more often and when the water is higher than your seawall, you’re going to take on damage when there are waves. Everyone probably has suggestions. Don’t keep it to yourself let the Village and the Association know your thoughts and opinions. Go to the meetings, write in, call, and get active.
As always call me with your criticisms and suggestions. 216.906.2301
Submitted by: RomeRock Board of Directors
As residents of Roaming Shores, we enjoy a beautiful lake community with great neighbors and awesome resources which we sometimes take for granted. We are also very fortunate that we have some really amazing Association Employees as well. These people take care of our community as if it were their own. They work hard, listen to our complaints, fix our problems, and smile brightly even on those toughest of days. Dan Mullins provides great leadership to a great team!!
Most times they are lucky if they hear a thank you and get a smile back! I know that when I joined the Association Board last year I had no idea of all the things they did and handle without blinking an eye.
Yes they do get paid, but it is never enough!!! While we can’t afford big raises for them, we can raise their spirits by letting them know how much we appreciate what they do and how they do it.
Employee Appreciation Day is set for Friday, August 2nd. We are also going to be like Macy’s Department Store Sales and have Thank you Day continue on Saturday, August 3rd. If you get a chance, stop by the office and tell them thanks, give them a call and tell them thanks, send a card and tell them thanks or simply an email to… and tell them thanks. The Board is going to serve lunch for all employees on Friday, August 2nd. They do like desserts, so if you want to drop off some great cookies or chocolates, they won’t be turned away!!!!
Seriously, your board of directors personally want all of you to know that our Association employees are the very best! They are hard workers, good people, sincerely care about you and what they do and they do all they possible can to give us a good days effort in return for the paycheck we provide. I hope all of you are able to join me in letting them know their efforts and their commitment to Roaming Shores is much appreciated.
THANK YOU ROME ROCK ASSOCIATION EMPLOYEES!!! YOU ARE THE BEST!!!
The High Water/No Wake Lights have been turned off as the lake waters have returned to normal levels. Be safe out there!
Due to the amount of rain water we have received last night, the entire lake is currently NO WAKE. No wake indication strobe lights are located on the Clubhouse, at Beach 2, and at the Marina. If the lights are flashing, the lake is NO WAKE.
Creating a wake while the lake water is high risks damage to docks and boats. Be cautious!
High lake waters bring more than just water. If you are out on the lake, remember to be extra cautious of debris that may be in the water and hidden due to the muddy conditions.
Check on your docked boats. If the lake water is high and there is not enough slack in your line, the line can snap and your boat can float away. However, make sure to not have too much slack to where your boat can end up on top of your dock. If you have canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, etc. on your dock, you may want to consider moving them further away from the shore.
If you are not a full time resident, consider calling your neighbors to check on your boats.
Once the water recede to normal levels, we will turn off the No Wake lights.
Our area is under an Excessive Heat Warning. Please note, the Association has coolers of bottled water available at each pool/beach.
Take extra precautions, if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.
To reduce risk during outdoor work, the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency, call 9 1 1.
An Excessive Heat Warning is issued when a prolonged period of dangerously hot weather will occur. The combination of high temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and
check up on relatives and neighbors.
Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.
July may be nearing its end, but there’s plenty to look forward to this August. Mark your calendars!
Aug 9th – Potluck Supper
The next Friends and Neighbors Potluck is scheduled for Friday, August 9th. There is a Social Hour held an hour before dinner at 6pm with dinner service beginning at 7pm. If you are planning on attending, please RSVP to Marge at 440-563-3769.
Bring a dish to share and your own tableware. BYOB. The Club will supply to main dish.
Tickets may be purchased at the door.
$4 Adult/$2 Child
Thank you and hope you can join your Friends and Neighbors at the next Supper!
Aug 10th – Ed Baitt’s Memorial Couples Tournament
The Fishing Club’s next tournament will be the Ed Baitt Mixed Couples Tournament on Saturday, August 10th. Start time will be 9am at the Marina. Weigh in will be at 12pm at the Marina. Husband – wife, mother – son, grandfather – granddaughter, boyfriend – girlfriend, etc.
There will be a $20 sign-up fee per boat. All of the entry money will be going to the winners, plus $100 donated by the Club.
This is a pan fish only event – Bluegill, Crappie, Perch, and Rockbass. Any size of fish will do. The fish will be donated to the club for our next fish fry.
Each boat must have a Fishing Club Member on the boat to enter.
Aug 10th – RSPD Golf Outing
The Roaming Shores Police Department will be hosting its Second Annual Golf Scramble on Saturday, August 10th 2019 at the Bronzwood Golf Course in Kinsman, Ohio. All proceeds from this event will be used to establish or further enhance the community programs offered throughout the year by the Roaming Shores Police Department. (Women’s Self Defense Workshop, Seniors Dinner Program, Halloween Costume Contest, Boat Races, Community CPR).
Our one day, fun oriented event will be sure to provide entertainment for all who attend, no matter whether you’re an expert golfer or just starting out.
With registration you will receive 18 holes of golf, cart for two, small gift bag, beverages, lunch and a picnic style dinner. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to participate in our Hole in One contests, our Long Putt Contest and various other golf oriented games.
The Roaming Shores Police Department is looking forward to this community event and truly appreciates your support.
Also, don’t miss out on this opportunity to sponsor a hole and highlight your support for the police department and our community programs.
Thank you in advance for your participation as either a golfer, sponsor or both.
The Roaming Shores Police Department
Aug 17th- Taco Night
On Saturday, August 17th @ 6pm, the STARS Club will be holding a Taco Night at the Clubhouse. Entry will be $10 and will include taco salad, tea/lemonade, and dessert. $3 for 10 tacos. Individual tacos after that will be $2/each.
Proceeds will benefit the STARS Club which organizes several events in the Shores each year including the Annual Fireworks Display.
Submitted by: Louise Lisac
Is your boat water ready??? Does it carry all the required equipment to keep you and your passengers safe? Do you know what safety items are required by Ohio Boating Laws? It’s a good idea to find out before it’s too late. Why not consider participating in a Vessel Safety Check scheduled for Sunday afternoon, July 28, 2019 at the docks by the Clubhouse?
Your Roaming Shores Community Preparedness Club is coordinating this event with our ODNR representative. This is a great opportunity to have your boat checked to ensure all is in order. The ODNR representative will board your boat and validate you are in compliance with all required safety items. If your boat is found to be in compliance, you will be given a safety sticker you can put on your boat letting everyone know your vessel was inspected and found to be in order. No fines will be imposed and you have an opportunity to correct the findings. If you are lacking anything, what better way to find out before you are subject to any fines or worse yet… you discover something is missing during an emergency situation.
This is a completely voluntary exercise. The process will begin around noon and take about 20 minutes for each boat. We are asking that you RSVP your intention by sending and email to email@example.com or by contacting the Association Office at 440-563-3170. Please include your name, your email and/or your phone number. We will let you know what time you should be present for your vessel check.
In order to prepare for this and even if you are unable to attend, you may want to check the following website which provides a list of Safety items required for your particular boat. https://www.usps.org/national/vsc/formtool_files/a7012.pdf
My thanks to the Roaming Shores Citizens Preparedness Club and to Roaming Shores Police Chief, Will Roskos for coordinating this event. We hope to have a full afternoon so send your RSVP as soon as possible! You may also email the club with any questions you have.