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Rockwell Station by Karl Raak

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based on a photograph by Tony Gagliardi

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May Calendar

1 Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. GRO Meeting. Luther Memorial Church, Wilson & Campbell
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
13 Sunday Mother's Day
15 Tuesday, 7:00 p.m., Sulxer Library, Lincoln & Sunnyside, 1911 CAPS Meeting
19 Saturday, 10:00 - noon, Manor Garden Club Plan Sale, Luther Memorial Church, Wilson & Campbell
20 Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Ravenswood Manor Garage Sales. West of the river at Wilson
28 Memorial Day
June Calendar
4 Monday, 7:00 p.m. Horner Park Advisory Council. Horner Park Fieldhouse, Montrose & California
5 Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. GRO Meeting. Luther Memorial Church, Wilson & Campbell
9 & 10 Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. GRO Garage & Yard Sales
12 Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Gross Park Advisory Council. Gross Park Fieldhouse,
Lawrence & Washtenaw
17 Father's Day
   
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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.

Officers

President: Joetta King
President
First Vice President: Bill King
Vice President
Second Vice President: Tom Kosinski
Second Vice President
Secretary: Bea Tersch
Secretary
Treasurer: Lucinda Dieker
Treasurer

GRO Updates

 

Annual GRO Garage & Yard Sales

It's time once again for the annual Garage and Yard Sales. It is an excellent opportunity to declutter the basement, closets, and garage, meet your neighbors, and enjoy the summer. The Sales will be held on June 9th & 10th, (10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

To participate as a seller, the registration fee is FREE to GRO members. For non-members a $5 fee is charged for early registrants (before May 19) or $10 for late registrations (after May 19)

Registration places your address on the Neighborhood Sales Map and includes you on the neighborhood city permit.

Registration forms are available in the current GRO newsletter. Registration forms along with registration fees can be dropped off at Ruff Haus Pets (4652 N. Rockwell) or at the Red Lion Pub (4749 N. Rockwell). They can additionally be sent to our PO Box (P.O. Box 25561, Chicago, IL 60625-0561).

If you are a paid-up member of GRO and you want to participate as a seller, send your name, address phone number & e-maill address to Bill King or Tom Kosinski or drop off a registration form at Ruff Haus or Red Lion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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.

Committees

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

OUR KIND OF TOWN