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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

1 Monday, 7:00 p.m. Horner Park Advisory Council. Horner Park Fieldhouse, Montrose & California
2 Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. GRO Meeting. Luther Memorial Church, Wilson & Campbell
9 Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Gross Park Advisory Council. Gross Park Fieldhouse,
Lawrence & Washtenaw
14 Sunday, Mothers' Day

Monday, Memorial Day.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below

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: Joetta King
Vice President
Second Vice President: Shonagh Merits
Second Vice President
Secretary: Bea Tersch
Treasurer: Lucinda Dieker

GRO Updates


GRO Garage and Yard Sales

It's that time of year again, time to empty the cabinets and closets of their clutter, scour out the basement of those old souvenirs and Christmas gifts just begging for a new home. That's right, it's time for the annual GRO Garage & Yard Sales - Saturday & Sunday, June 3rd & 4thth, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. It's your opportunity to turn baser metals into gold!!! And, back by popular demand, our Saturday, after sale social hour or two at the Red Lion for GRO sellers & buyers alike.

"What do I need to do to join in the fun?", you might ask. To have your address added to the map and advertising of participating locations, be included in the neighborhood permit, and get in on the free eats at the Red Lion on Saturday you must 1) be a current member of GRO, or 2) join the GRO if your membership has lapsed or you are new to the organization, or 3) pay an entrance fee to participate in the sales. Here's a link to the registration form which will tell you everything you need to know to sign up. Just print it out and drop it at one of the convenient locations listed on the form, snail-mail it to our PO box, or PayPal it from the PayPal link below. It you are using PayPal you need to tell us who you are &, what address your sale is at on the memo line.

This is a favorite neighborhood event. If you aren't inclined to do a sale yourself, come on out and check out what other people are offering. It's a great opportunity to meet new people, enjoy the fine June weather, and find that diamond in the rough.




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