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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 Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. Horner Park Advisory Council. Horner Park Fieldhouse, Montrose & California
3 Friday, Polish Constitution Day
5 Sunday. Cinco de Mayo.
7 Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. GRO Meeting. Luther Memorial Church, Wilson & Campbell
11 Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - noon. River Day, Jacob Park, riverbank.
12 Sunday, Mothers' Day
14 Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Gross Park Advisory Council. Gross Park Fieldhouse,
Lawrence & Washtenaw
18 Saturday, 10:00 - noon. Manor Garden Club Plant Sale

Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Ravenswood Manor Garage Sale. West or the River at Wilson.

20 Monday, 7:00 p.m. Manor Garden Club Lecture. Sulzer Library

Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Beat 1911 CAPS Meeting, Sulzer Library, Lincoln & Sunnyside.

25 Saturday, GRO 40th Anniversary Party 7:00 p.m. , Red Lion Pub (4749 N Rockwell)
27 Monday. Memorial Day Observed

June Calendar

4 Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. GRO Meeting. Luther Memorial Church, Wilson & Campbell
5 Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. Horner Park Advisory Council. Horner Park Fieldhouse, Montrose & California
8 & 9 Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. GRO Garage & Yard Sale
11 Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Gross Park Advisory Council. Gross Park Fieldhouse,
Lawrence & Washtenaw
14 Friday, Flag Day
16 Sunday, Fathers' Day
21 Friday. Summer Solstice
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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
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: Joetta King
First Vice President: Bill King
Vice President
Second Vice President: Dana Dougherty
Second Vice President
Secretary: Bea Tersch
Treasurer: Lucinda Dieker

GRO Updates


GRO 40th Anniversary

Calling all GRO members, past and present. Saturday, May 25th, marks the 40th anniversary of our organization. We will be celebrating her birthday with cocktails and happy banter at the Red Lion Pub Lincoln Square (4749 N. Rockwell) . We will be meeting at 7:00 p.m. It will be a cash bar. We will have a table set aside for artifacts such as photos, old publications, ephemera of any sort, and any other relevant odds and ends you might be have collected over the years. Please pass the word along to any interested parties. Don't miss this opportunity to reconnect with old friends and neighbbors and to celebrate one of the the oldest neighborhood organization in the city. You're only 40 once and she's looking pretty good at that.

Annual Garage and Yard Sales

The annual GRO Garage Sale will be held the June 8-9 weekend (10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.). Over the years the event has steadily grown in popularity. It’s a great opportunity to rid yourself of some of those items in the basement you just don’t have room for any more. Or you may find that diamond in the rough that makes you a star on the Antiques Road Show.

If you are a seller you must register in advance to assure your address appears on the map and the neighborhood city permit. You can register by turning a registration form at the Red Lion Pub (4749 N. Rockwell), Ruff Haus Pets (4652 N. Rockwell), mailing it to out PO Box. To assure inclusion on the map please submit your form by 05/19/2019. Registration forms are available in the current newsletter.

Participation as a seller is free to all current GRO members. For those who wish to participate, but are not members a $5.00 registration fee is required prior to May 19th. After May 19, the fee is $10.00. Any questions may be directed to Connie at ‭(248) 759-6028‬.













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