Ohio Boat Registration Renewals

Attention Ohio watercraft owners: Is your boat registration set to expire on March 1, 2019? If so, it’s time to renew!

You can renew Online, by Mail, or in Person.

Ashtabula County Boat Registration Agents:

Haines Marine 6431 State Route 85 E
Andover, OH 44003 (440) 293-5156

Ashtabula License Bureau 858 Lake Avenue
Ashtabula, OH 44004 (440) 964-7665

Geneva State Park Office 4499 Padanarum Road
Geneva, OH 44041 (440) 466-8400

Pymatuning State Park Office 6100 Pymatuning Lake Road
Andover, Ohio 44003 (440) 293-6030

2019 RRA Decals

2019 RRA Decals are now available for purchase at the RRA Office. When purchasing your decals, you must bring in your boat title and state registration (title proves ownership, registration contains your registration # and valid year). 2019 Dues and Assessments must be paid in full. There has been no change in the price for boat decals.

Remember, we do not register boats that are set to expire this year. Your 2018 RRA decals are valid through April 30, 2019.

2019 Early Bird Drawing #3

The winner of Early Bird Drawing #3 for 2019 and recipient of $400 is Gerald Licate (Lot #1668)! Congratulations!

Next week’s drawing will be for $350. The sooner your Dues & Assessments are paid in full, the more drawings you will be eligible for!

Dues & Assessment Information

2019 Board of Directors Election

Election time for the Board of Directors is almost upon us. This year, there will be 3 open seats. If you are interested in running for the Board of Directors, you must present your written request, bearing the original signature, to the RRA Office no later than Tuesday, February 26th at 1pm. Qualifications for becoming and maintaining a Director are found in Article VIII, Section 2 of the By-Laws.

SECTION 2.   The qualifications for becoming and remaining a Director of the Association are as follows:

(a)          A Director must be at least 21 years of age and a United States citizen;                                   

(b)          Each Director shall be an Active Member of the Association or an officer or director of the corporation, limited liability company, or other business or legal entity which is an Active Member of the Association;

(c)           Any Active Member may become a candidate for the Board of Directors by presenting to the Association a written request to be placed on the ballot,  which request must be delivered to the Board of Directors or its designee at least sixty days before the annual meeting of the Active Members and bear the original signature of the member requesting to be placed on the ballot;

(d)          Only one person from each household (which is hereby defined to include all persons who share the same residence) shall be eligible to serve as a Director;

(e)          No member who has been convicted of a felony as defined by the laws of Ohio shall be eligible to serve as a Director;

(f)           The Active Member must have attended at least three regular meetings of the Board of Directors within the last twelve months;  and 

(g)           The Active Member must complete a questionnaire and execute such form as are prescribed the Board of Directors agreeing and promising: (i) to act in the best interests of the Association  at all times; (ii) not to knowingly make, cause, or permit to be made any false statement about the Association or its directors, officers, employees or agents;  (iii)  not to knowingly make, cause, or permit to be made any statement that is likely to be injurious to the reputation or goodwill of the Association; and (iv) not to disclose or permit to be disclosed confidential information, including matters discussed in executive session, personnel matters, contracts under negotiation, and all communications with legal counsel. It shall be cause for disqualification or removal should any candidate or Director be found to have provided false information or to be in violation of any of the foregoing.

A Word of Caution Regarding Ice

Please take caution from this recent news story from Mosquito Lake, which is just one county south of us. The family was very lucky! Remember, no ice is safe!


A family of seven inside a tent fell through the ice while fishing on Mosquito Lake.

The call came in around 4 pm at the Mosquito Lake Marina in Bazetta Township.

Ohio Department of Natural Resources Spokesperson Matt Eiselstein said the ice broke, sending the family into the water.

“They’re stuck… they don’t have a lot of time,” a 911 caller said.

Bazetta Fire Chief Dennis Lewis said the victims include two 7-year-old twins, an 11-year-old, 12-year-old, 20-year-old and 34-year-old.

“We’ve got people who fell through the ice. We need assistance immediately… there’s kids; they fell right through,” another 911 caller said.

Bystanders were able to help get them out of the water, Eiselstein said. He said there were others out on the lake fishing.

“Guy’s going out with a rope right now. I gave him my rope. I can see two people that are in the water,” a caller said.

The victims were taken to the hospital to get checked out. 

Chief Dennis said they are all in stable condition. 

Eiselstein reminds everyone that no ice is safe ice and to use extreme caution when out on the water.

ODNR has different videos featured on their YouTube page about ice fishing safety. You can check them out here


Hanging Out at the Boat Show

Roaming Rock Marina and the RRA attended the Cleveland Boat Show at the IX Center.

We were happy to talk with prospective buyers, folks curious about our community, and we even ran into some residents who came to say hello!

Thank you to everyone who came out and to those who volunteered!

2019 Early Bird Drawing #2

The winner of Early Bird Drawing #2 for 2019 and recipient of $450 is Peter Bolek  (Lot #294)! Congratulations

Next week’s drawing will be for $400. The sooner your Dues & Assessments are paid in full, the more drawings you will be eligible for!

2019 Polar Bear Plunge – Feb 23rd

The Roaming Shores Polar Bear Plunge is moving to February this year. Are you brave enough to take the Plunge into the icy waters of Lake Roaming Rock to raise money for charity? This year’s Polar Bear Plunge event will begin at 1 pm on Saturday, February 23rd at the Roaming Shores Clubhouse/Main Beach. The actual plunge will begin at 3pm.

The Polar Bear Plunge will include brave students from Jefferson, Grand Valley and Pymatuning Valley Schools, as well as wild and crazy local area residents. Last year’s Polar Bear Plunge raised $7635 with 75 Plungers. We need your help to make this year’s event even more successful!

This year, the money we raise will be used to benefit the Jeff Meddock Memorial Scholarship, Jefferson Area Local Schools Academic Boosters, Grand Valley Schools student programs in memory of Emily Plickert, and the Roaming Shores Breakfast with Santa event.

Grand Valley Schools strives to improve student programs in the memory of Emily Plickert, a beloved cheerleader, classmate and friend to all.

Jeff Meddock was a resident of Roaming Shores and the beloved principal of Pymatuning Valley High School. He died unexpectedly and the money we raise helps to continue his pursuit to educate.

Both Jeff and Emily were very proud active members of The Polar Bear Club.

The Jefferson Academic Boosters strives to reward students for academic success. Also, a portion of the money we raise is also used to host the Roaming Shores Breakfast with Santa event.

If you are interested in taking the Plunge, a minimum of $55 must be raised. There is no age limit (minors will need parental consent). Each courageous person that takes that icy Plunge will get a t-shirt as a thank you for participating.

There will be a DJ and a 50/50 raffle! We’ll be serving hot dogs, chili, popcorn, chips and soda. Additional merchandise will be available for sale. You can purchase items before and/or after the plunge. First come, first serve.

For plunge participation forms and information, please visit or contact:

Facebook: Joey ThePolarBear
Gayle Zirkle, President

Fireworks Donations Needed

The Annual Fireworks Display is the highlight of the summer here in Roaming Shores. The show is funded by donations from our Membership. If the cost of the fireworks display cannot be met, there will sadly be no show, and a down payment needs to be made soon.

The STARS Club is in charge of organizing the display. Donations towards the Fireworks can be included with your Dues and Assessments, checks should be made out to the STARS Club. There is also a donation jar at the RRA Office.

If you’d like to make a donation directly to the STARS Club, they may be mailed to P.O. Box 417, Rock Creek, OH 44084.

Please seriously consider contributing towards the show!

Many thanks to our donors, past, present, and future!

2019 Early Bird Drawing #1

The winners of Early Bird Drawing #1 for 2019 and recipient of $500 are David & Vickie Schupska (Lot #2203)! Congratulations!

Next week’s drawing will be for $450. The sooner your Dues & Assessments are paid in full, the more drawings you will be eligible for!

Cleveland Boat Show Jan 17th-21st

A celebrated tradition for over 60 years, the Progressive Cleveland Boat Show is where you can experience your summer fun to come! Formerly the Mid-America Boat Show, today’s Cleveland Boat Show reflects the excitement and growth of our great North Coast city along our Great Lake.

Show dates are January 17th – 21st at the IX Center.

Our own Roaming Rock Marina will be one of the Exhibitors at this show. The RRA will also be accompanying them to share information about our community. Be sure to check it out!

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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 8, Rome, OH 44085

Located at 1875 US Route 6, Roaming Shores, OH 44085

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Closed Sunday & Monday


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Fax: (440) 563-5667

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