About Rosemoor Community Association, Inc.

Our Mission

 

The residents of the community of Rosemoor have a vested interest in its schools, housing, businesses and churches. Our mission is to improve and expand the good in the assets of the Rosemoor community, to eradicate the negative elements that would endanger our legacy and to empower the residents to enhance the community. Our purpose is to promote the common good and general welfare of the property owners, residents and other interested in the community known as Rosemoor.

 

Our History

The organization Rosemoor Community Association, Inc. was founded in 1937. Incorporated on April 4, 1941 by Harry Elliot, Annabelle Peek and Palmer Magliocco. Edward Hughes was the Secretary of State of Illinois.

Presidents of Rosemoor Community Association:

 

Gloria Cosey                                   2012   -  Present

Marlene Paige (Emeritus)               2001   -  2012

Samuel Payton                                1993   -   2001

Bettye Baker Houston                    1983   -   1993

Nelson Grinnage                             1982   -   1983

Charles Jackson                              1980   -   1982

John Jenkins                                   1977   -   1980

Frank Bryant (deceased)                1976    -   1977

Cleo H. Smith                                 1975    -   1976

James Dawkins                               1972    -   1975

Frank Bryant (deceased)                1970    -   1972

John Heller                                     1969    -   1970

Doug Kruger                                  1967    -   1969

 

The boundaries extend from 100th to 107th Streets (north to south) and from Michigan to Cottage Grove Avenues (west to east). Rosemoor is made up of approximately 3,000 residents, 67 businesses, 4 elementary schools, and 30 churches. Rosemoor has 102 blocks, 13 streets and places, and 12 avenues.

  

Accomplishments:



Started the "Rosemoor Connection" newsletter

~  Sponsored Summer School Program for "at risk youth" at St. John de la

    Salle (with a $10,000 grant from the State of Illinois)

~  Installed 12 banners outlining the Rosemoor perimeter

~  Sponsored business reception - introduced the city's SSA program

~  Initiated the Business Person of the Year Award

~  Sponsored annual Rosemoor Community Fest through the Mayor's Office of Special Events

~  Sponsored School Board Election Initiative, "Get Out the Vote" (received

    $1,000 grant from Chicago Public Schools  for this local school council initiative) 

~  Created the permanent "Welcome to Rosemoor" structual sign at the gateway to

     Rosemoor (100th & Michigan)

~  Initiated the RCA Youth Awards Ceremony to recognize outstanding 8th grade youth

    within the Rosemoor community

~  Prevented the further exploitation of gas stations, fast food, and liquor stores into the

    community

~  Created the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge Initiative and completed Phase I   

     with a dedication ceremony on August 27, 2011. Official "Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial

     Bridge" sign installed by IDOT on January 15, 2013

~  Created Website displaying details of the organization and upcoming community events

~  Started annual Police and Firefighters Appreciation event 

~  Sponsored RCA Christmas Tree Give-A-Way