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Rockwell Station by Karl Raak

Rockwell Station by Karl Raak
based on a photograph by Tony Gagliardi

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November Calendar

3 Monday, 7:00 p.m. Horner Park Advisory Council. Horner Park Fieldhouse, Montrose & California
4 Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. GRO Meeting. Luther Memorial Church, Campbell & Wilson
4 Election Day!!! Vote at least once!
11 Tuesday Veteran's Day (formerly Armistice Day) "The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month"
12 Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. Gross Park Advisory Council. Lawrence & Washtenaw
18 Tuesday, 7:00 Beat 1911 Meeting, Kindred Hospital, Montrose & Rockwell
27 Thursday. Thanksgiving
Now you can make your yearly donation through PayPal!!!
Individual $20 Family $30 Senior (65+) $10 Senior Family $15 Sustaining $50 Business $20 Friends of GRO $20 (living outside GRO service area


President: Patti Huetteman
First Vice President: Emily Carruthers
Vice President
Second Vice President: Meryl Williams
Second Vice President
Secretary: Bea Tersch
Treasurer: Tracey Bartholomew

GRO Updates

GRO Steps Boldly into the 21 st Century

Did you know that you can now pay your yearly GRO dues or donate to GRO anytime the spirit moves you from any device that connects to the internet? Yes, from your smartphone, iPad, laptop, or desk top computer – you’re just a click away. Amazing!!! Yes, you can donate through PayPal. Simply cast your eyes left to the large orange box beneath the calendar and click on the Donate button. You’ll be directed to the PayPal site. Just follow the directions. Nothing beats the feeling of donating to a good cause without the bother of check, envelope, or stamp. Of course for the people who simply can’t resist the taste of glue, we’re still opening our mail in hopes of your largesse. Or indeed, if you feel like a stretch of the leg, you can still drop off your check at Ruff House. Or, better yet, kill two birds with one stone; come drop off your check and join your neighbors at a monthly GRO meeting at Luther Memorial, (first Tuesday of every month, 7:30 p.m.)

Rockwell History Posted

Mark Dawson has kindly contributed the Greater Rockwell history he researched and wrote for the Ravenswood-Lake View Historical Association. This document is chock-full of interesting facts, reminiscences, and information about our neighborhood and surroundings.

Welcome to the neighborhood!

Greater Rockwell Organization (GRO) is committed to engage in activities that will promote civic pride and community welfare. The low-cost Membership is an excellent way to engage in your community.

From Wilson to Lawrence and Western to Virginia (at the river), you will see the elegance of Greater Rockwell Organization’s award-winning corner gardens.

The monthly GRO newsletter with a circulation of 1,500 reaches our community, as well as commuters at the Rockwell Brown Line station.

You have a more beautiful neighborhood due to the ongoing efforts of our graffiti removal program – and neighbors who join in the clean and green weekends.

Annual events such as the summer block party and the winter potluck dinner are a great way to share in our community spirit.

By signing up for GROnews (at the left, under Rockwell Station), you can join hundreds of neighbors who receive emails about local events, meeting reminders and important community alerts.

Whether you’re concerned about property taxes; public transportation; safer streets; a cleaner, greener neighborhood; a vital business district; or simply a place to say hi to your neighbors – GRO has something for you.

When we meet

Greater Rockwell Organization meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm. Meetings are held at Luther Memorial Church at the corner of Campbell and Wilson. Enter through the red doors (to the left of the main doors) on Wilson. You will find the buzzer up and to the right.


The goals of GRO are met through our community volunteers. Follow the links to web pages describing each committee's doings and how to contact the members if you're interested in getting involved. Please give the idea some serious thought – we welcome your participation at any level, and any amount of time you care to give.

Newsletter Beautification
Greening Membership  
Urban Development Public Safety
Fundraising & Special Events  


Greater Rockwell Mural by Karl Raak