President’s Corner – February 2013

In early February, the Board of Directors hired Dan Mullins as our new Director of Facilities and Maintenance. He has a background in construction and maintenance and has experience operating dredging equipment. He ran one of the dredgers that helped during the construction of the Geneva State Park Lodge. Dan lives in Geneva with his wife, Cathy. We welcome his experience and expertise to our organization.

Chagrin Valley Engineering continues with the DMRA design and the coordination of our dredging project with the EPA, Corps of Engineers, and the ODNR. For more information, please read the Lake Management Report in this issue of the Shores News.

The Board of Directors is currently investigating the replacement of our “membership” computer program. It has been the mainstay of our organization for many, many years. For those of you who are familiar with computers, our current program is a 16bit application. Most modern computers run on 64bit processors that are only backwards compatible with 32bit applications. Windows XP was the last major Windows operating system capable of running 16bit applications. Our new workstations cannot physically run our old membership program.

If our current Windows XP system fails, we have no backup and we will be left with a manual paper system to track membership data, dues and assessments, and boat stickers. Several of the Board Members will visit Apple Valley, one of our OLCA members, to look at their new membership program and assess how well it will work here at RomeRock Association.

Barry O’Connell, President
RRA Board of Directors

Early Bird Drawing #7

The winner of Early Bird Drawing #7 for 2013 and recipient of $200 is Elizabeth Griffin (Lot #1952)


Next week’s drawing will be for $150.

Free Reflective Address Signs

The Rome Fire Department has free reflective address signs available. Please call 440-536-6227 or 563-3990 and leave message. They will deliver the sign.

Early Bird Drawing #6

The winner of Early Bird Drawing #6 for 2013 and recipient of $250 is Joseph Kotnik (Lot #1682)


Next week’s drawing will be for $200.

Rome Fire Department Fish and Shrimp Dinner

Friday, February 22nd from 4-7 pm. Fish, shrimp or combo, french fries or baked potato, coleslaw, applesauce and bread. Adult dinners, $8. Children Ages 4-11, $4. Children 3 and under free. Rome Fire Department is located on the corners of Routes 6 and 45 Rome, Ohio. Eat-In or Carry outs available.

The 2013 Fish Fry Flyer
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Rome Fish Fry Flyer 2013

Early Bird Drawing #5

The winner of Early Bird Drawing #5 for 2013 and recipient of $300 is Del Christofferson (Lot #2204)


Next week’s drawing will be for $250.

RRA Boat Registration

Boaters: Please remember to bring both your Registration AND Title when coming to the office to purchase your 2013 RRA Boat Decals. We do require these documents to be presented each year, no exceptions. Having trouble locating your registration? Check on your boat.

Please see the Boating Information Page for more information.

Polar Bear Plunge 2013

Polar Bear Plunge 2013

The 2013 Polar Bear Plunge event will held March 9th, 2013 beginning at 1pm. The actual Plunge is set to start at 3pm. Plunge sign-in will begin at 1:00 pm and will end at 2:45 pm. DJ entertainment will also begin at 1pm and we will have hot dogs, popcorn and sodas available for sale.

To be officially registered, be sure to email us at with your name and your t-shirt or hoodie size (unisex adult sizes). We will reply with a confirmation that you are registered for this year’s plunge.

For jumper info forms:

For additional information, please contact:
Shawn Morris 440-563-9067

Early Bird Drawing #4

The winner of Early Bird Drawing #4 for 2013 and recipient of $350 is Ralph Wilson (Lot #347)


Next week’s drawing will be for $300.

Congratulations to James Elliott!

Middle-schooler James Elliot of 1065 Evening Star took top honors at the Grand Valley Spelling Bee! Congratulation to you, James!

From the Star Beacon:
Seventh grader wins Grand Valley spelling bee

ORWELL — The room exploded with raucous applause after James Elliott, a seventh grader at Grand Valley Middle School, spelled the word raucous correctly clinching his second straight district-wide spelling bee Tuesday evening.

Elliott also is the defending Ashtabula County champion and will soon be defending his title.

Twenty three competitors started the competition and almost 90 minutes later Elliott was in the final round with Summer Poyer, a fourth grader, and Alex Bill, a seventh grader.

As the three finalists entered the 13th round Poyer nervously tapped her feet. Elliott spelled his word correctly and the two girls missed their words setting up one word for Elliott to claim the championship.

Several contestants reacted happily after spelling a word correctly.

Pleasant, cucumber, subsequent, personage and archaic were just a few of the words the students had to spell.

During the first three rounds only four competitors were eliminated and there were still nine students left after seven rounds.

More than 80 fans sat on chairs in the school’s auditorium quietly hoping for a family victory.

Elliott is the son of Rebecca and Robert Elliott. He will be defending his title at the Ashtabula County Spelling Bee in February.

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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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