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March Calendar

2 Monday, 7:00 p.m. Horner Park Advisory Council. Horner Park Fieldhouse, Montrose & California
3 Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., GRO monthly meeting, Luther Memorial Church, Wilson & Campbell.
20 Friday, 6:30 p.m. GRO Spring Potluck Dinner. Luther Memorial Church, corner of Campbell & Wilson.
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

Officers

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

GRO Updates

Featured Speakers for April and May

In April Julie Liska RA, AIA, LEED AP, the founding Principal of Liska Architects, who specializes in renovating vintage residential properties, will be addressing GRO at our April meeting (April 7, 7:30 p.m.) The topic will be, "TheReal Cost of Replacement Windows And How to Make Your Vintage Windows Energy Efficient". This talk is a must for all owners of vintage homes and condos in our neighborhood.

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.

Luther Memorial Church Flea Market

Luther Memorial Church is hosting an indoor flea market on Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 9 am - 2 pm.  There will also be a bake sale and lunch (their famous sloppy joes!).  The church is renting tables for $20 each.  Please contact Linda Miranda ( linda.miranda912@gmail.com ) or Diane Schulte ( dianelaine45@gmail.com) for applications and further information.  Please come to shop and eat even if you don't need a table to rent.

Northcenter Neighborhood Association
GREEN GARDEN WORKSHOP

Get ready for spring by making this the year that you adopt new gardening practices that are restorative to the environment.
Panel Presentations: Tim Lally, Timothy Lally Design , will discuss sustainable landscape practices including the use of native plants and organic maintenance.

Rinda West, Rinda West Designs , was one of the architects of the Parkway Corners Initiative and will discuss species that are successful on corners, how to care for them, and how they contribute to our community’s sustainability.

Ken Paulson, Green Kenny, will discuss how we can maintain a green and healthy lawn using organic materials and techniques.

Dan Abu-Absi, Dan the Aquaman , will discuss innovative and efficient irrigation systems and practices that promote the conservation of water.

RSVP at www.northcenterneighborhood.org

Rockwell History Posted

Mark Dawson has kindly contributed the Greater Rockwell history he researched and wrote for the Ravenswood-Lake View Historical Association. This document is chock-full of interesting facts, reminiscences, and information about our neighborhood and surroundings.


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.

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.

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Greater Rockwell Mural by Karl Raak

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