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).
The RRA Office is closed during the “Stay at Home” order. However, we are performing our office functions remotely. We are still processing payments, collecting the mail, checking the dropbox, paying the bills, etc. We will now be processing RRA Decals and Membership Cards remotely, as well. Details below. We are also working on processing our Property Owners Information Forms. If you haven’t done so yet, please complete your form online.
The RRA Board of Directors will be holding a teleconference in place of their normally scheduled meeting this week to discuss many issues related to COVID-19 and its affects on the Association.
Our mailing address is PO Box 8, Rome, OH 44085. We also have a dropbox on our office porch.
For safety reasons, the playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts have been closed.
The Clubhouse is closed to all Group functions. This includes all Club meetings, Board Meetings, Committees, etc. All current rentals are being refunded on a week to week basis. There will be no new rentals of the Clubhouse for 2020 accepted at this time.
We are just as hopeful as you are that our summer fun will be unaffected by COVID-19. However at this time, we can make no promises as to when our Common Areas will be reopened for use. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. These are extraordinary circumstances.
Members are now able to request their RRA Watercraft Decals online. Make sure to read our registration procedures completely before submitting your request.
If you are registering a new (brand new or new to you) watercraft for 2020, we will need you to provide proof of ownership.
The basic rundown of the process is:
- Collect your watercraft information and select the form based on # of watercraft you are registering.
- After you submit your form, the RRA will confirm your information and add up your total.
- The RRA will send an invoice via PayPal for the amount owed. (still owe Dues and Assessments? We’ll add that in.)
- Once we receive confirmation you have paid in full, we will mail your decals.
Note: Your 2019 RRA Decals are valid until 4/30/2020
Dues and Assessments
You don’t have to come to the RRA Office for Dues and Assessments payments, you can mail a check or money order to P.O. Box 8, Rome, OH 44085, you can utilize your Online Bank’s Bill Pay feature, Pay Online, or drop off a payment in the big blue dropbox located on our porch.
Membership Cards are being processed and will be distributed to Members whose Dues and Assessments have been paid in full in April. Your 2019 Cards are valid until 4/30/2020.
The Lake remains at No Wake due to the high water level! Going out on the lake is a great way to practice social distancing while also enjoying time outside of the house, however, if you do go out, State laws, the RRA Boating Rules, and Common Sense still apply.
Lost and Found Lake Items
With such a high water event, it’s inevitable that things are going to be lost and found on the lake. Sandro and Jennie of Roaming Rock Marina have opened up their back deck as a “Lost and Found” for items that have washed away. Simply drop off or pick up any items you may have lost or have found on the lake due to the high water event. Thank you!
Arrangements for getting a compost site key can be made by contacting the Village at (440) 563-3132 or Email.
Protecting our Sewer System
Hopefully everyone has been made aware now the damage “flushable” wipes do to our sewer system. With more people wiping surfaces down with disinfecting wipes and the odd scenario surrounding toilet paper shortages (had to say it) please remember to only flush toilet paper.
Stay well, everyone! Follow the RRA on Facebook for the most timely updates.
Due to a gas leak the RRA Office is closing. The gas is shut off, but we won’t have heat until it the leak is repaired. With this coinciding with the situation surrounding COVID-19 we cannot at this time say when we will reopen. We are in the process of creating a system for accepting online Boat Registrations. Stay tuned and thank you for your patience.
We are currently staffing the RRA office and are using social distancing and all of the recommended procedures advised by the Governor of Ohio’s office. We will continue to register watercraft in the office as of right now. Keep in mind that the rules are changing almost daily. Any group meetings pertaining to RRA activities is cancelled until further notice. The Clubhouse will be closed until further notice for all rentals and deposits are being returned. Any change of office hours or any procedure changes will be communicated via email from the office so make sure that you read all RRA emails. The Annual Meeting scheduled for Sat. April 25 is cancelled until a date to be determined. Be safe my friends and we will all make it through these crazy times. Please direct any questions to me via email: DJMAN78@AOL.COM
President of RRA Board of Directors
In these uncertain times, now is an excellent time to sign up for Swift911 if you haven’t already.
The Ashtabula County Emergency Management Agency has implemented SwiftReach’s Swift911™ alerting solution. This will allow us to alert our community with emergency messages; VIA telephone, text or email, and provide important information on how to take action.
There are two (2) simple options to opt-in and provide contact information, or change the current/possibly outdated information we have for you.
# 1 Swift911™ WEB PORTAL
Go to The Ashtabula County website which can be found at www.ashtabulacounty.us.
Within the Ashtabula County website, there is a Swift911™ link with logo located at the bottom right of the page.
Simply click on Swift911 image and follow instructions to provide your information.
#2 Swift911™ MOBILE APP
To get the Swift911™ Mobile App, simply text the word “Swift911” to “99538”. You will receive a response with a link for the Swift911™ Public App within your app store. This app is free and available on most Apple, Android and Windows smartphones.
The hot topic currently is the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) which has lead to a National State of Emergency to be declared.
Is the response too great? Not enough? There’s been compelling arguments each way.
Regardless of its comparison to other illnesses, it’s important to exercise caution. This strain of the coronavirus is very contagious and there is not currently a vaccine available to aid in its prevention. So even if illnesses such as this will not adversely affect your own health, you are still capable of passing it along to someone who will be severely impacted if they contract it.
This will lead to further cancellations and inconveniences until its spread is under control. Until that time, please exercise caution. If you are unsure of your own health or concerned about the health of others, please don’t take the chance and stay home.
RomeRock Association and the Coronavirus
Your RomeRock Association staff and Board of Directors are watching closely as our health situation unfolds. The safety of our staff and, you, the residents is our number one priority. As of now, our office hours remain the same. We will let you know immediately if that changes.
Decisions on future meetings; Monthly Board Meeting, Annual Association Meeting, Informational Meetings, Club and organizational meetings will be adjusted as required by our government and our health situation. This may mean rescheduling or cancelling; dependent on the situation.
We will continue to communicate through our Eblast. Please watch for updates. In the meantime, please stay safe, practice good health hygiene, follow the health and quarantine guidelines in place, help your neighbors when you can and do what you always do….make this a safe and awesome community.
Tickets are on sale now for Paradise Bay’s Fish Fry Fundraiser benefiting the STARS Club’s Fireworks Fund. Tickets are just a $10 donation! The Fish Fry will be held at Paradise Bay in Roaming Shores on Friday, April 3rd from 5pm to 9pm. For tickets, please call Mindy at 330.507.4917, Barb at 440.645.7365 or stop by the RRA Office (hours 8am to 6pm, Tues. – Sat.). There will be a basket raffle and a 50/50. An Aqua Lily pad donated by Jennie D’Amicone of Roaming Rock Marina will also be raffled off. It’s a great meal and a great time for a great cause!
Update: Due to the coronavirus, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office has cancelled this presentation.
On April 1st at 6PM at the Village Hall, the Roaming Shores Police Department and Roaming Shores Community Preparedness Club will host Lindsey Kuhn, Regional Director/Community Educator from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office who will give a one-hour presentation on protecting yourself from scams and fraud. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat for this informative presentation.
Last Saturday, the Roaming Shores Polar Bear Club held its 15th Annual Polar Bear Plunge. Plungers from Grand Valley, Pymatuning, and Jefferson schools along with several other crazy area participants took the icy plunge into Lake Roaming Rock to raise money for several local charities. Grand Valley Schools were the winners this year!
Thanks to everyone from the Polar Bear Club for all of their hard work to make this happen and to our participants, sponsors, and volunteers who made it a success!
I would also like to thank (I think ) Leeann, Pat, Al, Laurie and Mindy for sponsoring me for the plunge! I think I’m finally thawed out lol!
Included in this month’s copy of the Shores News will be a copy of the newest version of the Roaming Shores Map. This is the first time the map has been updated since 2011 and its 3rd major overhaul since the map was first created in the 1960s.
Many thanks to Gazette Newspapers and Great Lakes Printing for their help updating the map and distributing it! Extras maps are available at the RRA Office. We’ll be working on getting copies to the Village Hall, Marina, Paradise Bay, and to our local realtors.