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WELCOME !  WILLKOMMEN !  欢迎 ! (huān yíng)

This is the official site of the Rockville Sister City Corporation (RSCC) in Rockville, Maryland, representing a long-standing relationship between the people of Rockville, Maryland, and the people of Pinneberg, Germany.
The relationship was established in 1957.

Rockville is also in the process of developing a Friendship Relationship with the city of Jiaxing, China.

Welcome to Capital One Bank in Rockville, and American Custom Contractors, our newest Corporate Sponsors !


Rockville meets Pinneberg - by Bernd Hinrichs - DAGRP President  (Translation by Rotraut Bockstahler)

"Finally, June 21st, 2014 was here.  Mike Dickels and his 4 Wootton High School students arrived for their visit at Pinneberg.  Months before, our team consisting of Silke Werner (Grund- und Gemeinschaftsschule Pinneberg - GUGS), Oliver Grosscurth (Theodor Heuss Schule - TH High School) together with Ingeborg and Bernd Hinrichs had planned and finalized an attractive program of activities.

As before, our guests stayed with host families. The program began with a three day excursion to Berlin, including a visit of the German Parliament at the Reichstag.  After being back in Pinneberg, we took the group to Hamburg to experience the excitement of watching the World Cup Soccer Game USA-Germany at the Heiligengeistfeld on a gigantic Screen (called 'Public Viewing').  The next day we had lots of fun with paddle boats on the small river Alster and saw a very picturesque part of Hamburg.  For a special get-together, two of the hostesses generously prepared a delicious buffet that we all enjoyed together.  As a public event, the DAGRP Grillfest at the DLRG location turned out to be a great success.

Thanks to many donations, we were able to provide a nice party.  The next excursion took us to Lübeck, where Hans guided the interesting city tour in English.  Even with occasional rain showers, this famous city always entangles visitors with its charm.  On Tuesday, the Wootton students experienced a typical German Grill Party with their friends.  A bicycle trip to the High Wire Garden at Hasloch followed.  Again, rain put on some dampers, but the plan to continue was rewarded with an exciting experience at the High Wire.  American and German students worked out together overcoming wonderful challenges and could not get enough - congratulations.  [click on photos to expand]

The "High Wire" Garden

In Lübeck

Paddling on the Alster

Grill Time!

As final events, the Wootton group visited 'Dialog in the Dark' and 'Miniature Wonder Land'.   All of this happened during the time of the World Cup Soccer games in Brazil.   Needless to say, watching these games late at night must have resulted in some sleep deprivation.  The students will sleep on the plane on their way home.   Students of the Theodor Heuss School are looking forward to their return visit to Rockville this coming Fall.  We express gratitude to all of our sponsors and supporters!"

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An email from Twinkle Lee, our point of contact in the Jiaxing Foreign Affairs Office

Our friend in Jiaxing, Twinkle Lee

"Dear Ms. Mullican,

It is really nice of you sending me the newsletter which I enjoyed reading very much, and I also shared it with my boss and colleagues.

I will check the website to get most updated to what's happening in Rockville, thanks to the internet which narrows our distances and makes the world no frontier.  And thanks for your effort in promoting the relationship between Rockville and Jiaxing.  Really excited and moved in finding the name of Jiaxing on your website and in your activities as well.  I will share with you pieces of information of Jiaxing now and then to keep Jiaxing more exposed to you.
Pity that I cannot access YOUTUBE so that I may use the opportunity to check out the amazing fireworks however I can just imagine how fantastic it would be.

Greetings to you all too.

RSCC's Annual Dim Sum Luncheon

will be Sunday, August 10th - 2 pm at the New Fortune Restaurant in Gaithersburg

$15 per person includes tax and tips - Reservations by Wednesday, August 6th, please!

Get the full brochure and reservation form here

The Annual RSCC Membership Meeting will be held Tuesday, September 23 at the Glenview Mansion

Please plan to attend !

The German-American Day Dinner is coming in October - save the date!

The Fall Wine Tasting will be at the Glenview Mansion - Friday, November 7

Want to become a Director of the RSCC Board?

The City of Rockville has two vacancies to fill on the RSCC Board, and the Board itself has one vacancy to fill between now and the September Annual Meeting.  If you would like to become involved in the activities and operations of RSCC, call President Brigitta Mullican at 301-230-0890 for more details.  We gladly seek your recommendations and ideas; put them into action by becoming a Director.

Photo Sale!

Photos from the recent Pinneberg Fotokreis exhibit at the Rockville Senior Center during October 2013 were generously offered to the Rockville Sister City Corporation by our friends in Pinneberg for sale to enthusiasts and those who appreciate fine photography.

Each photo is matted and ready for framing - a fine addition to your living room or den - and your purchase is fully tax-deductible as a donation to Rockville Sister City Corporation (a 501(c)(3) entity).

All photos are approximately 15-1/2 x 11-1/2 inches; matted at ~ 20 x 16 inches

For pricing and more details, please click here

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Paid members of RSCC are eligible for a discounted annual rate of $17.95 (vs regular subscription rate for one year - 6 issues - of $24.95) when subscribing to German Life Magazine.  Here is the form you should use:

German Life is a high-quality, highly interesting magazine about life and culture in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.  We hope you will take advantage of this extraordinary offer, as part of your membership in the Rockville Sister City Corporation.

For a preview of German Life magazine go here:  http://GermanLife.com

Travel and Hosting Opportunities

Rockville residents are urged to include Pinneberg on their itinerary whenever traveling in Europe. The Rockville Sister City relationship is very well known in Pinneberg, and you are bound to receive a special welcome when you mention Rockville.

Frequently, students and other visitors from Pinneberg seek short-term accommodations in Rockville.  Residents who are interested in hosting visitors from our Sister City Pinneberg or our Friendship City Jiaxing are encouraged to volunteer.

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Corporate Sponsors - Calendar Year 2014
The Rockville Sister City Corporation gratefully wishes to acknowledge the following Corporate Sponsors.
Please remember our Sponsors in your shopping and professional travels.


City of Rockville, MD

111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD  20850


Nexus Holidays DC
Xiaosheng Bi, Owner

932 Hungerford Drive  #7A, Rockville MD  20850
Phone: (301) 917-2222 • 1 (800) 919-8041 •  Fax: (301) 917-2240

Westat Inc.
Bruce Romer, Contact

1600 Research Blvd, Rockville, MD  20850
Phone:  301-294-3830    


The JBG Companies
Fishers Place and Twinbrook Metro


5635 Fishers Lane, Suite 0200, Rockville, MD  20852
Phone:  301-468-0200     http://www.JBG.com


The Finest Performance Foundation, Inc.

15 Clemson Court, Rockville, MD  20850

Sigy's Service Center
BMW Specialist



110 Crabb Ave., Rockville, MD  20850
Phone:  301-881-6725     


Rockville-Twinbrook Real Estate
Victor Llewellyn, Contact


Phone:  301-807-4575  or  301-424-0900 ext 113




Law Office of Thomas K. Brown, LLC
22 West Jefferson Street Suite 401, Rockville, MD  20850
Phone:  1-888-783-9180    



International Travel Consultants -
Languages: English and German
1010 Rockville Pike, Suite 401, Rockville, MD  20852
Phone:  301-294-0222  or 1-800-466-4660          Fax:  301-294-5324 



Rob Crow, III
Twinbrook Resident

6 Montgomery Village Ave, Gaithersburg, MD  20879
Ofc:  301-258-7757     Fax:  301-921-2653     E-Mail: robcrow@remax.net

Think "AAA" for  •Membership, •Travel, •Car Care, •Insurance, •Banking, and more!

Become an AAA member today!

Visit or click AAA.com     Phone:  301-944-9519
AAA Rockville, Care Care Center, 718 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852

Rockville Economic Development, Inc.

95 Monroe Street, Rockville, MD  20850
Phone:  301-315-8096



 Case Design/Remodeling

  Bruce Case, President


Phone:  301-229-4600

American Custom Contractors
Attn: Kate Nelson
15728 Crabbs Branch Way, Rockville, MD 20855

Phone: 301-417-1000    http://www.americancustomcontractors.com/

Capital One Bank - Rockville

387 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, MD  20850

POC:  Betty Chan-Bolhofer
betty.chan@capitalone.com   (301) 251-1435



To find out more about the Rockville Sister City Corporation, please contact

Rockville Sister City Corporation
Rockville City Hall
111 Maryland Avenue
Rockville, MD  20850-2364

or  RSCC Information Line at (240) 314-5029
or  Brigitta Mullican (RSCC President) at (301) 230-0890
or  via E-mail: RockvilleSisterCities@gmail.com

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