Join the STARS Club on Saturday, August 12th from 4:00pm – 8:00pm as we they hold their summer winery bus tour!
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 $35/each and must be paid in advance. You must be over 21 years of age. To reserve your spot or if you have any questions, contact Barb at 440-645-7365.
We will meet at the tennis court parking lot at 3:30pm on August 12th. The buses will leave at 4pm!
The threat of storms tried to ruin the weekend, but it was no match for Roaming Shores! We had an awesome Independence Day weekend, none of which would have been possible without our wonderful volunteers, safety services, sponsors, and participants!
5K and 1 Mile
It all kicked off Saturday morning with the 5th Annual Roaming Shores 5K and 1 Mile! We had a record-breaking 167 signups with 118 5K runners and 40 1-Milers crossing the finish line! See the results and more pictures linked below!
On Saturday at 12:00, seven impressive cardboard boats simultaneously launched from the western most point of clubhouse beach after receiving a ten-second countdown by a crowd of excited spectators. Some would say that the carnage that took place over the next 30 seconds was, spectacular! The unforgiving waves of Lake Roaming Rock caused the boats to violently pitch and yaw in every direction possible and within seconds, five of the original seven boats were destroyed and descended into the murky depths of Lake Roaming Rock. Escaping the first 20 feet of water; the area which typically consumes all but the finest boats, the Hidden Flame piloted by Mr. Conway and the Cabin Crew piloted by the Furno sisters, quickly rounded the floating dock where the two boats then engaged in a fierce battle to the finish line. Mr. Conway; clearly out powered by the Furno sisters who were rapidly closing on his slight lead, took full advantage of his paddling skills and his crafts expertly constructed sleek design and ultimately emerged victorious by beaching his boat on the shoreline first.
Our 2023 contest winner were:
Fastest Boat – The Hidden Flame piloted by Judson Conway Most Creative Boat – The Killer Crock piloted by Dedrick Montague and Tristan Kalejs Most Spectacular Sinking – The Navy piloted by Carter Schwartz
Other participating boats were:
The Abomination piloted by Lucas and Julian Staas Yabba Dabba Do piloted by Connor Schwartz Dinocorn piloted by Madison and Jessica Litt The Cabin Crew piloted by Megan and Grace Furno
We would like to thank all of our racers and give special mention to family and friends who helped construct or supported the boats that raced on Saturday. We would also like to thank our volunteer judges, photographers and our fire/EMS service personnel who provided safety overwatch during the race.
In addition to the above, we also need to thank NOPEC who awarded us a special community events grant that ultimately made this event and our Cardboard Boat Workshops possible. Last but not least, we would also like to thank Mike and Jason of Cabinet Works, Dorothy and Morgan of the Warren Menards, and David and Michelle of the Niles Sam’s Club who provided us with all of the construction cardboard utilized at our workshops.
Again, thank you for your participation and we truly look forward to seeing you again next year.
Roaming Shores Police Department
Jason Scribben Memorial Volleyball Tournament
A brief storm rolled in for a round during the Annual Jason Scribben Memorial Volleyball Tournament. Despite the brief pause and power outage, everyone had a great time and honored Jason’s memory. 1st Place again this year were Don Palm, Mark Miller, Randy Ruebel!
Doctor D & Food Truck
DJ Doctor D kept us entertained throughout the evening leading up the Fireworks and the Bakery Off Main Food Truck kept our bellies full!
National Anthem & Fireworks
13 year old Elizabeth Jernigan beautifully sang the National Anthem prior to the Fireworks show.
The storm which threatened to show up for the fireworks never arrive and we were instead treated to our own amazing display!
Our fireworks are funded by the community and fundraisers by the STARS Club. Without your contributions, the show would not be possible. Thank you!!
Light Up the Lake Night
Honoring the memory of Pat Sowry, whom we lost this year, we lit up the lake following the fireworks.
STARS 3rd Annual Cornhole Tournament
The rains tried a little harder on Sunday to put a damper on the weekend. Not to be deterred, the STARS Club simply moved the Cornhole Tournament to the Clubhouse! 20 teams participated.
Winners: First Place: Scott Carley & Phillip Carley Second Place: Zeck Lehman & Nick Sobrocco Third Place: Joseph Carley & Jordyn Carley
What an awesome weekend!! Thanks again to our awesome team of volunteers who put in countless hours to make sure we all have a fun and memorable weekend! Thanks also to our safety services from the Roaming Shores Police Department, Rome Fire Department, Morgan Hose, and SCAD for keeping everyone safe.
To complete the whole lake algaecide treatment, the second half is tentatively scheduled for July 10th. This will include the northern end of the lake starting just north of the beaches. The following steps will be done similar to what was done for the first first treatment.
*Please note that with the uncertainty in the weather, should these plans change, we will let you know as soon as possible.
1) The lake level will be assessed and if necessary, it may be lowered to comply with the Ohio EPA requirements for this application. Please adjust your boat tie downs to accommodate the water level change.
2) Please turn off all fountains or other devices that agitate the lake water in the application area on Monday AM. They may be turned back on Wednesday, July 12.
3) The application will be applied during the day of July 10.
4) Please refrain from any activities on the lake, including boating, jet skis, etc, starting Monday, July 10 to allow the treatment to be effective and to spread in a predictable manner. Boat traffic may resume on Wednesday, July 12. The boat ramp will be closed from Monday AM through Wednesday AM.
5) While the lake is deemed safe following the application, we are closing the beaches Monday July 10 through Thursday as a precautionary measure. Swimming and other activities involving direct contact with the lake should be avoided during this time. While unlikely, if you observe any undispersed product (a powder with a bluish tint), avoid direct contact and let the office know where it is observed.
6) Do not water your property with water from the lake during this period. While these steps may be inconvenient, they are necessary to insure the best chance for a successful application.
7/12 Update: The start date for chip and sealing has been delayed to Friday and Saturday, July 14th and 15th due to the weather. We will update if there are any further delays.
The RomeRock Association will be chip and sealing a selection of its roads beginning July 13th. Note: The start day may change due to weather or the contractor’s other projects. We request that all cars, trailers, and obstructions be removed from the roadway. The Chip and Seal work will be performed by Ronyak Paving.
The following streets will be chip and sealed this year:
6/30 Update: Swimming may resume. Thank you, everyone for your cooperation.
6/27 Update: We have a window in the weather so the treatment will take place today on the south half of the lake. Boating may resume Thursday; swimming may resume Saturday (this may be updated to be sooner based on testing results). Please turn off any fountains or devices that agitate the water.
6/26 Update: The lake will not be treated today, 6/26 due to the threat of severe thunderstorms. The plan is to perform the treatment tomorrow, Tuesday, June 27th. AquaDoc will be out on the lake today testing the watershed to determine if the treatment will take place tomorrow and whether it will be the north or south end of the lake, depending on the severity of blooms. If the treatment does not occur Tuesday, it will not be performed this week due to the impact on the holiday weekend.
6/23 Update: As of this writing, the weather does not look ideal for the treatment. However, AquaDoc plans to try to perform the treatment either Monday or Tuesday. Once we have received word that the application is on-going, a text alert will be sent out. Signs will also be posted at the marina and the beaches. If the application is performed on Tuesday, please adjust the dates in the notice below accordingly. Thank you.
Based on recommendations from our consultants, we are scheduling the first half of the whole lake algal treatment for Monday, June 26th. This will include the southern end of the lake up to just north of the beaches.
Unfortunately, we cannot preemptively treat the lake for algae; the lake can only be treated when algae begins to form. While unfortunate that the timing is right before the holiday, the goal is to have as minimal impact on the big holiday weekend as possible while treating the algae before it becomes a problem.
The following steps will be done during the first treatment. *Please note that should these plans change, we will let you know as soon as possible.
1) Completed. The lake level will be lowered to comply with the Ohio EPA requirements for this application. The valve is expected to be opened on Friday, June 23. Please adjust your boat tie downs to accommodate the water level change.
2) Please turn off all fountains or other devices that agitate the lake water in the application area on Tuesday AM. They may be turned back on Thursday, June 29.
3) The application will be applied during the day of June 27.
4) Please refrain from any activities on the lake, including boating, jet skis, etc, starting Tuesday, June 27 to allow the treatment to be effective and to spread in a predictable manner. Boat traffic may resume on Thursday, June 29.The boat ramp will be closed from Tuesday AM through Thursday AM.
5) While the lake is deemed safe following the application, we are closing the beaches Tuesday June 27 through Friday as a precautionary measure. Swimming and other activities involving direct contact with the lake should be avoided during this time. While unlikely, if you observe any undisposed product (a powder with a bluish tint), avoid direct contact and let the office know where it is observed.
6) Do not water your property with water from the lake during this period.
While these steps may be inconvenient, they are necessary to insure the best chance for a successful application. Activities can resume for the Holiday weekend. As always, since the northern half of the lake will not be treated before the Holiday, please avoid direct contact with any active algal blooms. Enjoy the Holiday.
Then at noon, the Roaming Shores Police Department will host their 5th Annual Cardboard Boat Race at Beach 1. “THE CHALLENGE”: to design and build a person-powered corrugated cardboard boat capable of racing a 200-yard course, in Lake Roaming Rock. Be sure to join us for workshops on June 10th and 24th at noon at Beach 1 for help and materials to build your own boat!
This year’s annual Jason P. Scribben Memorial 3 on 3 Volleyball Tournament will be on July 1st at the Roaming Shores Beach #1 Volleyball Court. The tournament will start at 1pm and registration will begin at 12:00pm.
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. Please come and join us as we celebrate Jason P. Scribben’s memories and support safe boating on our Lake.
DJ, Food Truck, and Fireworks!
Just Added! On the evening of July 1st, The Bakery Off Main Food Truck will begin serving hot sandwiches and tasty treats around 5pm outside the Clubhouse.
Doctor D will playing at the Kathy Crandall Entertainment Pavilion beginning at 7pm until 11pm.
The Annual Fireworks Display will begin at 10pm, weather permitting. The rain date will be July 2nd.
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.
Remember: On Fireworks night, the entire lake will be no wake beginning at 8pm.
The fireworks aren’t the end of the big weekend, join the STARS Club for their 3rd Annual Cornhole Tournament!
The tournament will be held Sunday, July 2, 2023 on the field between the Roaming Shores Clubhouse Pool & Pavilion (13 Roaming Rock Blvd.) Rain or shine. Check-in and Registration starts at 12:00pm, Tournament starts at 1:00pm. (You’ll be able to practice after checking in.)
Registration is $20 per Person.
You may enter as an individual or a Team. Individual entries will be assigned a teammate via “Random” Drawing!
Registration is limited to the first 40 Participants.
The RomeRock Association held a meeting on Saturday, June 3, 2023 at the clubhouse with the following directors present, Scott Soble, Nadine Pope, Bob McClintock, Louise Lisac and Jeff Grosse.
President, Bob McClintock called the meeting to order at 10 a.m. and introduced board members present, explaining recent changes. Cheryl Fain gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance. Bob welcomed everyone and introduced Wendy Carley, who was recently promoted to Association Office Manager.
Jeff Grosse, our new Treasurer, gave us a financial update. Because the office is in the midst of converting to a new, more efficient, computer program through Enumerate 1, monthly figures are not yet available. The program did provide us with our year to date income information, which is at about 90% of what we have budgeted.
Under Standing Committee Reports:
Legal: Louise let us know there are no pending legal issues. Nadine reported for Financial andCollection that collection letters will go out for unpaid accounts in July. Dave Ernes reported for Lake Management that Aqua Doc has completed the first weed treatment. Our warm weather and lack of rain has resulted in a later appearance of algae and increased native vegetation. The algae will not be treated until Aqua Doc feels there is sufficient algae to make the treatment beneficial. The weed harvester has been clearing areas much earlier this year. We are still waiting for the stocking permit to allow lake management to stock the lake with feeder fish. Lake Safety: Bob reported that our two veteran Lake Patrol employees have been training two new additions to the team. The board will be meeting with our police chief next week to finalize plans for us to have officers on the lake later this season. Two of our officers recently completed training through ODNR. Steve Kaufmann, our Village Liaison, reported that the new Village Administrator began on June 1. The council is looking at an ordinance to control short term rentals and is moving ahead with its’ long- range plan to improve our infrastructure. This includes replacing our water tower, hopefully by 2025. Mike Petersen reported that there are currently no issues for the Board of Review. Under Building, Facilities and Amenities, Scott reported that swings have been installed at both playgrounds. There is new concrete around the clubhouse, docks have been installed at Beach 2 and board members will be meeting with Mindy Fier, Polar Bear Club President, to review options for a new play structure at Beach 1.
Under Administration/Personnel, Bob reported that in addition to Wendy Carley being promoted to Office Manager, we have hired part time office assistant Dawn Franklin to work on Association accounting. Jen Addair will continue to work part time as our IT Manager and Web Master. Leeann Moses and Lisa Morales are also working as seasonal employees in the office. When Pat passed away, we were left with a huge void both in our hearts and in our office. Thank you to both our office and maintenance staff for stepping up to make sure we were able to get through this trying time.
Under Club Reports: STARS is ready for the 4th of July Celebration and everything is in place for the 5K run and walk. Mindy Fier reported that the Polar Bear Club is preparing for a huge garage sale on Fathers’ Day Weekend. Marie Kaufman reported that the Pickleball Club will hold a tournament on June 23. Women’s golf is at 8:30 on Thursday mornings at Hemlock Springs Golf Club. She also told us that the newly formed Yoga Club will meet at the clubhouse on Monday and Wednesday from 3 to 4 p.m.
Two members had questions concerning placement of buoys. Discussion included the importance of boater education and Lake Patrol carefully watching areas of concern. The meeting ended with Bob paying tribute to Louise Lisac. Louise and Chris will be moving to Florida in the near future. Louise will resign from the board, effective on June 15. She has given so much to our community. Her dedication and insight has helped our board move forward with many new initiatives for both our staff and our residents. Thank you, Louise, you will be a really hard act to follow. We are going to miss you. The meeting adjourned at 11:10 a.m.
Interested in doing YOGA in the Shores? A new club is forming to practice beginner’s Hatha YOGA. We will be able to accommodate up to 20 people. A waiting list will be established, if more than 20 people sign-up.
WHAT IS HATHA YOGA: It is a wholistic mind-body-spirit approach to yoga combining breath practices, postures and meditation.
WHO: This class is suited for beginners, although all levels are welcome. Each participant will work at their own level and pace. Adjustments can be made for any physical challenges. All participants will be asked to sign a required waiver at their first class.
WHEN: Classes will be held in 4 week sessions beginning 6.26.2023 on Mondays and Wednesdays, 3 pm – 4 pm.
We had a mild winter and a sunny spring with little rain in the last couple weeks, perfect conditions to foster weed growth in the lake.
If weeds are becoming a problem in your channel or cove, please call the Association Office at 440-563-3170 and we will add your lot to our list. Please ensure that your lot number is visible from your dock, this is a big help for our maintenance department. You must call each time weeds become a problem in your channel. The maintenance department has many tasks throughout the summer and only take the harvester out when problem areas are identified.
The RomeRock Association’s policy on its use of the weed harvester is to maintain an open channel for boats to pass through. Clearing out weeds around individual docks is a time consuming operation and the harvester is not an efficient tool for this type of work. Maneuvering the weed harvester too closely to docks risks damage to docks, nearby watercraft, and the harvester itself.
Removal of shoreline vegetation is the responsibility of the property owner. Rakes or contacting AquaDoc are better options to remove weeds from around docks and seawalls.
Start your summer fun by signing up for the Roaming Shores Summer Pickleball Tournament!
Friday, June 23, 2023 – Social Players Division 4:00 – 5:30 PM and Skilled Players Division 5:30 – 7:30 PM. In case of bad weather or wet courts, the tournament will be rescheduled for Sunday, June 25, 2023 with divisions starting at 1:00 and 2:30 PM. Participants enter as individuals. Players will draw numbers and be randomly assigned to partners and matches. Players must report to the courts ½ hour before the start of their division. Late players will forfeit their spot to the first available player on the waitlist.
Registration for RRA members is open now. Please email your name, phone number, lot number, and division choice (Social or Skilled) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited so don’t delay. If a division is full, you will be waitlisted in the order replies are received. If a division is not full as of June 15, RRA members may register a guest to participate. Pizza, snacks, water and prizes will be provided. The fee for the tournament ($10.00 for RRA members and $15.00 for guests) is payable to Tricia Wilson by cash or Venmo by the day of the tournament. There is no charge for spectators!
RRA members and pickleball players should watch their email for more details. If you have questions, email email@example.com or call Marie Kaufman at 440-485-0688.