​​​​​​​​​​​​Next Meeting: Monday August 18th 7:30 p.m. - "History of Oakland Beach"
We will be hearing a program on the History of Oakland Beach.  Program is open to the public, free of charge. It is at Station Five, Conneaut Lake Park Fire Hall, which is smoke-free and handicapped accessible. ​

Dedication ceremony

About 50 people attended our annual dedication service for the plaques purchased in memory or honor of people. A list of those honored was read and brief statements about each person was given. Audience members also were given an opportunity to say a few words.

In addition to the plaques, the new sound system, purchased with memorials made by John and Jody Sperry in memory of her dad, Cecil Stevenson, also was dedicated. The system needed update as the FCC is changing frequencies next year and the old one would not have worked any longer.

Memorial plaques were for the following: Don Weyel, Jim Taracosky, Tim Kaider, George Rutherford, Don Cole, Cecil Stevenson, Virginia Scott, Liz and Joe Parlas and Lee Moss. Honor plaques were: Phyllis Amolsch, Chuck and Judy Groger,  Bernie and Lori Hanmore, Dave White and Don Burchfield. 

State Sen. Michele Brooks spoke briefly, talking about meeting Cecil Stevenson and others like him that make a community so special. 

Vicki Leap, representing state Rep. Parke Wentling,presented a citation from the State House of Representatives in recognition of the society's 20th anniversary.

Cookies and light refreshments were served following the service. Jean Shanley was chairman of the dedication service.

20th Anniversary Celebration
We will celebrate our 20th anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 4, with a light lunch and program at Hotel Conneaut (where we started in 1999). Lunch will be sandwiches and appetizers and served from 2 to 3 p.m. followed by the program.
Tickets will be required (so proper planning can be done) and will be $20, which includes tax and gratuity and beverage. A cash bar also will be available.
Tickets can be reserved by calling Jean Shanley at 337-6377. It is open to everybody. You need not be a member. We will have displays showing our activities for the past 20 years.


Forty-one cars were on display at our annual Conneaut Lake Classic Car Cruise-in. The Liberty the Second engine was started at noon, drawing a great response from the crowd. 

Chuck Groger was chairman.


Our fourth annual Paddlefest was held and included a dice run, which turned out to be very popular. 
Julia Catalano, Bob Hilton and Sandy Porter were co-chairmen of the event, which was a lot of fun.

Winners and their times were:
Overall winner was Greg Clark with a kayak 20 feet long and a time of 25 minutes, 24 seconds.

Men's 12 feet, 10 inches and above:
Duane Koller, 33:53
Nick Novosel, 35:50
Nolan Shepner, 37:13

Men's below 12 feet, 10 inches:
Ryan Ball, 34:7
John Kolczak, 35:30
Marshall Horn, 41:18

Women's 12 feet, 10 inches and above:
Tracey Weaver, 35:36
Karen Styborski, 37:43

Women's below 12 feet, 10 inches:
Stacy Horn, 47:07
Cori Harmon, 47:47
Emily Hollard, 47:59

Sponsors for the event were:
Dan Higham, Dr. Thomas Fox, Northwest Bank, Funkhouser-Shaffer Financial Services, Waid-Coleman Funeral Home, Crawford County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Marie and Clark Pettibon, The Navigation Co., Channellock Inc., Oakland Beach, Wagner-Giblin Insurance Co., Watts and Pepicelli Law Firm, Dickson Funeral Home, Meadville Medical Center, Community Chevrolet and Nye's Marina.

We thank all the sponsors and participants and volunteers for their support! 

Golf Outing
Our inaugural golf outing is set for Wednesday, Aug.21, at Oakland Golf Course. See attached poster for sponsorships and registration. We expect it to be a fun-filled day. A limited number of players can be accommodated so get your reservations in early!

Upcoming Programs
Aug 19: Oakland Beach Hotel and Golf Course.
Sept.16:  Moss Brothers Lumber Co
Oct 21: Hotels in Conneaut Lake Borough
Nov 18: The Orphan Trains.

All are at Station 5 at 7:30 p.m.and open to the public, free  of charge.


July 2019 News