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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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May Calendar

4 Monday, 7:00 p.m. Horner Park Advisory Council. Horner Park Fieldhouse, Montrose & California
5 Tuesday, 7:15 p.m., GRO monthly meeting, Luther Memorial Church, Wilson & Campbell.
17 Sunday, Ravenswood Manor Garage Sale 10:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.
19 Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Beat 1911 Meeting, Kindred Hospital, Montrose & Rockwell
25 Monday. Memorial Day
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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


President: Tom Kosinski
First Vice President: Shonagh Merits
Vice President
Secretary: Bea Tersch
Treasurer: Lucinda Dieker

GRO Updates

Featured Speaker for May

On May 5, Congressman Mike Quigley will be joining our group to report on his activities in the 114th Congress. Because of schedulihng conflicts, Congressman Quigley will be opening the meeting at 7:30. As many of you know our guest speakers typically begin their presentations at 8:00 p.m.. So we're asking folks to be sure to be at the meeting about fifteen mintues earlier than usual. 7:15 should be sufficient.

Annual GRO Yard & Garage Sale

The deadline to sign up for GRO’s annual Yard and Garage Sales is June 7. The sales are June 13-14. Email Bea Tersch at Secretary to sign up and participate.

We are offering a few new wrinkles this year. There will be no participation fee for paid up GRO members. That's right gratis - no fee! Additionally there will be an after sale "social hour" at the Red Lion Pub at 5 p.m. after Saturday's sale, where GRO will be hosting a buffet free to those participating in the sale (those who hosted a garage or yard sale) or $5.00 for interested parties. We will be featuring Susan's delicious Pulled Pork Sliders and her equally scrumptious Macaroni & Cheese. This ought to be fun!!!


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.

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Greening Membership  
Urban Development Public Safety
Fundraising & Special Events  


Greater Rockwell Mural by Karl Raak