The American Rosie MOVEMENT
The American Rosie MOVEMENT
“Rosie” and Sophia worked with “Thanks!” on the website after our previous website went down. Rosie’s personal and work experience with women in nontraditional roles and her experience with girls continue to give us confidence that the American Rosie Movement will include high participation of women who are willing and capable of pulling together to do quality work that helps us use our freedom wisely.
This gentleman wishes to remain unknown to the public. He does not like the spotlight, but he loves to get the job done. For several years, he has organized our I.T. efforts, including creating the custom build of Windows on our computers. It’s this kind of teamwork that gets us to a higher level that is greater than any one person, group, or project could be alone.
Sally’s art has helped us prepare for the American Rosie Movement (see the tow boat named “Rosie” on our Home Page). She helps us to make visual statements to help the public understand the real meaning and impact of Rosies on America and the free world. Sally is from Pittsburgh, where her aunts (now deceased) were Rosies. She studied animation under one of advisors at Cal Arts in Los Angeles and she is married to a military man. Sally likes to work behind the scenes to advance the Rosie Legacy. Yet, as invisible as she is as a person, her art is a clear statement of the content and meaning of Rosies.
As an association, ARRA helps to serve its members. Since many individuals who work with us are members of ARRA, we hope that the ARRA will help to serve our mutual interests. We give special thanks to ARRA for helping us announce and participate in our events, find Rosies, and find ways to educate the public about Rosies In keeping with our goal for people to pull together around Rosies, we hope for even more collaboration with ARRA as the American Rosie Movement takes root and grows.
Tim should be a founding collaborator based on his many contributions since 2011. However, we have not talked with him for several weeks, and we feel it best to simply acknowledge him as an outstanding player for now. Tim’s help through the Brunswick, MD American Legion and personally has made Brunswick, MD a model Rosie City. Examples of his “Rosie work” work are that he has helped hang a trail of bluebird nest boxes, hosted Rosies in the Annual Veterans’ Day Parade, planted a dogwood tree at Brunswick’s historic train station, arranged for the carillon in Fredrick to be rung several Labor Days, transported Rosies to and from many events in his region and in DC, made posters, went the Washington to educate Members of Congress, got a Rosies’ birth certificate in PA so that she could go to the Netherlands, took Rosies to dinner on holidays, and arranged a limo for a Rosie and teens to attend a special Girl Scout ceremony. Most of all, Tim has shown genuine concern for Rosies as persons and as living treasures. He has attended their funerals, with tears that show us all that we can be caring while we do quality work together.
Girls Scout leaders have introduced their Brownies and Girl Scouts to Rosies in many locations. The girls clearly care about Rosies. Some troops and leaders who have done outstanding work are: Marissa Fox’s Glenville, WV troop rang the first bell for Rosies, held many events for Rosies, and helped orchestrate the installing of a bell in the center of a park there; the DC District troops helped Madeline LeBeau honor Rosies at the opening of a Rosie garden; a Philadelphia-area troop wears jackets showing a Rosie a with a robotic arm (they gave one to June Robbins) and helped plant a dogwood tree in Media, PA; and troops in Winchester, KY and Brunswick, MD planted dogwood trees. Madeline LaBeau, Director of I Witnessed, I Remember and Rosie Smith (above) are life-long Girl Scouts.