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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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April Calendar

1 Friday, 6:30 p.m. GRO Potluck Dinner. Luther Memorial Church, Campbell & Wilson
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
12 Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Gross Park Advisory Council, Gross Park Fieldhouse, Lawrence & Washtenaw
30 Saturday, 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Waters Big Night Fundraiser. DANK Haus German American Cultural Center, 4740 N. Western Ave.
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
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: Tom Kosinski
First Vice President: Shonagh Merits
Vice President
Second Vice President: Joetta King
Second Vice President
Secretary: Bea Tersch
Treasurer: Lucinda Dieker

GRO Updates


GRO Neighborhood Survey

The Greater Rockwell Organization (GRO) is complete. We'd like to thank everyone who participated in the survey. You can find survey results in this month's GRO newsletter

Additionally, a detailed analysis will be provided at a future meeting (probably April) and a .pdf of detail survey results will be available on the GRO website in advance of the April meeting.

Winter (Spring?) Potluck Dinner

The Annual GRO Potluck Dinner will be held on Friday, April 1, 6:30 p.m. at Luther Memorial Church. Come and visit with your neighbors, meet new neighbors, and just generally welcome spring! Bring a dish to share (enough for six): appetizer, main dish, side dish, dessert, or salad. This year's theme will be a luau so wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt and grass skirt. We're looking forward to seeing you!

Water's Big Night Fundraiser

On April 30, 2016 Waters Today will host its 7th Annual Big Night fundraiser for Waters Elementary School. The event gathers our community together to raise essential support for the school’s staff and vital programs that make Waters one of the strongest neighborhood schools in our city.

This year Waters Today has set a goal to raise $200,000 in philanthropic support and a successful Big Night event is crucial to their success. Please contact Nate Hutchinson for further details on sponsorship and how you can participate in this important and enjoyable event.



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  


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


Greater Rockwell Mural by Karl Raak