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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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December 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, Wilson & Campbell
9 Sunday, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. GRO Holiday Get-Together, Red Lion Lincoln Square, 4749 N. Rockwell
11 Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Gross Park Advisory Council. Gross Park Fieldhouse,
Lawrence & Washtenaw
21 Friday, First day of winter
25 Tuesday. Christmas Day
January Calendar
7 Monday, 7:00 p.m. Horner Park Advisory Council. Horner Park Fieldhouse, Montrose & California
8 Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Gross Park Advisory Council. Gross Park Fieldhouse,
Lawrence & Washtenaw
15 Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. Sulzer Library, Lincoln & Sunnyside, 1911 CAPS Meeting
21 Martin Luther King Day
21 Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.Manor Garden Club, Sulzer Library, Lincoln & Sunnyside
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Individual $20 Family $30 Senior (65+) $10 Senior Family $15 Sustaining $50 Business $20 Friends of GRO $20 (living outside GRO service area
A hard copy of the membership form is also available. Please fill this out and drop it off at a meeting or mail it to our PO Box when you are catching up on membership.


President: Joetta King
First Vice President: Bill King
Vice President
Second Vice President: Dana Dougherty
Second Vice President
Secretary: Bea Tersch
Treasurer: Lucinda Dieker

GRO Updates


GRO Holiday Get-Together

Come join your neighbors for a little holiday cheer. Mark your calendar. The annual GRO Holiday Mixer will be held on Sunday, December 9, 3:00 p.m. at the Red Lion Lincoln Square, 4749 N. Rockwell. There will be plenty of holiday fun for the adults and the kids.

So re-wrap a failed Christmas gift and enter the incredibly fun White Elephant Gift Exchange. Buy a ticket for the raffle which features a Honey Baked Ham and a Timeless Toys Gift Certificate (raffles benefit the Friendship Center). Don the holiday's worst and enter the Ugly Sweater Contest. Additionally pick up your holiday cookie order. Check out Bill's flyer for all the details. And don't forget to bring non-perishable food items for distribution at the Friendship Center.

Cookie Sale

As part of the GRO Holiday Get-Together you have the opportunity to order cookies from Cafe Selmarie and/or the Hellas Bakery. This is a great opportunity, especially for those (such as myself for instance) who don't have the time, inclination, or requisite talent to do holiday baking. Here's an order form with all the necessary information or you can contact Connie Barnes (248-759-6028). She will be happy to assist you.











Welcome to the neighborhood!

The 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  


History of the Greater Rockwell Neighborhood

Would you like to know a little of the history of our neighborhood? Former president and local historian Mark Dawson has provided an excellent short history of the Greater Rockwell Neighborhood


Greater Rockwell Mural by Karl Raak