On Tuesday, December 18, community members are invited to the Vox Theatre to celebrate Rosedale Development Association’s 40th anniversary as a nonprofit in Rosedale. The event will take place from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., where guests will join RDA board and staff in enjoying light food and drinks, share stories and accomplishments from RDA’s collaborative community work over the last 40 years, and discuss visions for the future of Rosedale.
Unofficially organized as the Rosedale Community Council in 1945 as a grassroots, community-centered organization addressing issues such as neighborhood blight, business development, crime, zoning, and flood control, RDA received official nonprofit status in 1978. Today RDA remains committed to work with residents, businesses, and institutions to develop a thriving Rosedale community through advocacy, programs, leadership development, and community service.
Prior to the event, Rosedalians are invited to share their stories, photos, and favorite memories about working with RDA by submitting them online by mailing written stories to the RDA office, attention Alissa Workman at: 1403 Southwest Boulevard; Kansas City, KS 66103.
Submissions will be shared at the event, on the RDA website, or periodically throughout the year through social media and the “Memory Lane” section of The Rosedalian.
Guests are asked to RSVP by Friday, December 14. There is no charge to attend the celebration, though donations to support RDA’s work in Rosedale will be appreciated.
To RSVP to attend or for additional details and questions about the event, please contact the RDA office at 913-677-5097 or email [email protected].