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Starting January 2017, the RSCC Monthly Board Meeting is held on the third Wednesday of each month, at City Hall, starting at 7:00 PM (except December). The public is invited.
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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 developed a Friendship Relationship with the city of Jiaxing, China in 2009.
(Updated November 14 , 2017) - please double-click on most photos to view in original size)
RSCC AWARDED HONORS BY PEERLESS ROCKVILLE
On November 3, 2017 at Rockville’s historic Glenview Mansion, the Rockville Sister City Corporation was honored to receive an award from Peerless Rockville, during its 38th Annual Peerless Awards Banquet, on the occasion of the Rockville–Pinneberg 60th Sister City Anniversary and for its efforts in facilitating and maintaining the City of Rockville’s relationship with its Sister City, Pinneberg, Germany. This award is not only an acknowledgment to the Rockville Sister City Corporation, but also to the City of Rockville and the City of Pinneberg, which includes the efforts of the Deutsch-Amerikanische Gesellschaft Rockville-Pinneberg (DAGRP). To learn more about Peerless Rockville and its mission, please visit: http://www.peerlessrockville.org/
Eileen McGuckian (Peerless) and Drew Powell (RSCC)
RSCC is saddened to report on the passing of loyal RSCC member and supporter John Goon. He "passed away on October 22, 2017 at age 68. John is survived by daughter Amy Goon (Roy) Monitor; son Martin Travis (Megan) Goon and grandchildren Zoe and Romy. He is also survived by brother Lyman (Donna) Goon and sister Dorleen (Patrick) Black. A memorial service will be held [Saturday] November 18, 2017, at Rockville United Church, 355 Linthicum Dr., Rockville, MD from 2:30 to 5 p.m." http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?n=john-goon&pid=187098822 ) (Published in The Washington Post on Oct. 31, 2017.)
John was very active in the gaming community of Rockville. He hosted a free weekly games club at the Rockville United Church every Friday. The club usually had 25-30 players per meeting. John hosted several community service outreach programs for young NIH patients/families and the elderly and offered Student Service Learning hours to student helpers. Our condolences to his family; we shall miss him.
ASKING FOR HELP ! !
Lena Ousvatova, a student intern with the City of Pinneberg, plans to come to Rockville from February 28th to March 28, 2018 for the purpose of shadowing various government officials at the municipal, county and state levels. Plans are for her to visit different departments at Rockville City Hall; spend time with District 3 County Councilmember Sidney Katz who will show her about County Council operations; and then time with District 17 State Senator Cheryl Kagan in Annapolis to learn about the workings of the Maryland Legislature. Lena’s graduate school studies are focused on communications and culture. She will need host housing accommodations during her four-week visit; RSCC Director Marika Brown has offered to host Lena for two of the four weeks she is here. If you can help with accommodations during the other two weeks, please contact RockvilleSisterCities@gmail.com
TWO MESSAGES FROM THE RSCC PRESIDENT
Dear RSCC Member,
As you know, the City of Rockville and RSCC hosted very successful 60th Sister City Anniversary celebrations in Rockville in early October.
The response from our sixty Pinneberg guests was overwhelming... They really enjoyed their time in Rockville!
Attached, please find a letter from Margrit Ziegler, Head of the the Pinneberg Delegation, thanking RSCC and all of Rockville for our hospitality.
Here's a great big THANK YOU to all of our members, who make the Rockville Sister City program such a success!
Dear Rockville Sister City Member, Supporter, Friend,
It was such a pleasure to have sixty of our closest friends and “family” visit us in Rockville earlier this month to celebrate our two cities’ 60th Sister City Anniversary. Our Pinneberg guests and everyone in Rockville had a wonderful time reconnecting during our week of festivities.
As you can imagine there were literally thousands of photos taken as well as video. Below, please find links to many of these captured memories in relative chronological order. Click on any of the links below to take you to City of Rockville YouTube videos and PDFs, RSCC photographer’s “SmugMug” photo/video sharing site, RSCC website and other photo sharing and news web sites:
City of Rockville, Rockville Reports – “Rockville to Celebrate 60 Years of Sisterly Bond with Pinneberg” (PDF Document)
City of Rockville, Rockville Reports – “Rocktobierfest: Celebrating 60 Years with Bands and Beers” (PDF Document)
Pinneberg Tagblatt – “Mit dem Flieger auf nach Amerika,” 30 Sept, 2017 (HTML website with photos)
City of Rockville YouTube - Sister City 60th Anniversary Trip (Streaming Video)
City of Rockville YouTube - Rockville Visits Sister City Pinneberg, Germany (Streaming Video)
City of Rockville YouTube - Celebrating Sisterhood: Pinneberg Visits Rockville (Streaming Video)
City of Rockville YouTube - Rockville Pinneberg Sister Cities 60th Anniversary (Streaming Video)
City of Rockville YouTube - Proclamation and Recognition - Rockville-Pinneberg Sister City [Complete 15 minute event, held at Rockville City Hall] (Streaming Video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDVGuDYQVaE
City of Rockville YouTube - Rock 11 Now Weekly: Oct. 6, Sister City Week Kick-off (Streaming Video, start at time mark 2:28)
City of Rockville YouTube - Rock 11 Now Weekly: Oct. 13 Rocktobierfest Wrap-up (Streaming Video, start at time mark 6:28)
Joel Perlish Photography - RSCC Photographer, Nearly complete photo and video chronology of the week’s 60th Anniversary events (Click on each day’s event photo to see all photos. Some videos are also available)
(All high resolution photos are free to download. If you would like a high quality print of any photos, please contact Joel Perlish)
Joel Perlish Photography YouTube - Rockville-Pinneberg 60th Anniversary, Bench Dedication Ceremony, Part 1 of 3 (Streaming Video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW-S1A0ewbo
Joel Perlish Photography YouTube - Rockville-Pinneberg 60th Anniversary, Bench Dedication Ceremony, Part 2 of 3 (Streaming Video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IzAfJOdx84
Joel Perlish Photography YouTube - Rockville-Pinneberg 60th Anniversary, Bench Dedication Ceremony, Part 3 of 3 (Streaming Video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3q6DUs6NSP0
Rockville Volunteer Fire Department Station 3, Ed Tenney RVFD Photographer - Farewell Dinner (JPG Photos)
localDVM.com – “Rockville community celebrates connection to sister city” (HTML Article with streaming video)
Rockville Sister City Corporation – 60th Sister City Anniversary Special Newsletter (PDF Document)
Rockville Sister City Corporation – 60th Sister City Anniversary Brochure “Decade in Review” (60 Page PDF Document)
Pinneberg Tagblatt – “Eine faszinierende Reise,” 21 Okt, 2017 (HTML website with photos)
If you know of any more Rockville - Pinneberg 60th Sister City Anniversary links for our history archives, please let me know. I hope you enjoyed our week of joyous celebrations!
HOLIDAY TREES IN GLENVIEW MANSIONHoliday tree decorating at Glenview Mansion will be done before the Thanksgiving Holiday this year. Visiting at the Mansion will be from approximately Saturday, November 18th through January 1st, 2018. For more details, go to.... http://www.rockvillemd.gov/calendar.aspx?Keywords=&startDate=12/1/2017&enddate=12/31/2017&CID=37,
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Sister Cities Association
Sister City Association
Community Service Center
Rockville Science Center
recommendation of the Board of
Directors, RSCC has instituted a new three-tiered
The change in RSCC dues is necessary in order to continue our mission of facilitating Rockville's Sister City relationship with Pinneberg, Germany and Rockville's Friendship City relationship with Jiaxing, China, which includes an increasing number of local and international cross cultural activities and events.
RSCC has created a
new Student Membership category.
There is no fee for this membership. The Student Membership
is designed to introduce students to the activities and programs of the
Sister City organization and attract students to become active in these
activities. The student membership provides students with
opportunities to create projects related to our German and Chinese
sister and friendship cities and earn Student Service Learning (SSL)
hours. The new Point of Contact is RSCC Committee Member Christian
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. Contact RSCC at RockvilleSisterCities@gmail.com
Life Magazine - as described by David E. L'Heureux,
former President Emeritus, RSCC: "One of the finest magazines I
have seen. Over a period of time this very informative
bi-monthly magazine in English provides you with an excellent view of
Germany, German life, culture, society, festivities, food, sightseeing
and everything else you might want to know about in a very attractive
glossy-paged publication. Not only are the presentations
wonderful, but there are also ads leading to German clothing, food,
recipes, books, music, souvenirs and activities in the United
States. Pictures abound. Issues are not only
informative, but educational as well. Great for adults and
children as well.... By the time you put down one issue, the
next one is at hand." 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
German Life Magazine - as described by David E. L'Heureux, former President Emeritus, RSCC:
"One of the finest magazines I have seen. Over a period of time this very informative bi-monthly magazine in English provides you with an excellent view of Germany, German life, culture, society, festivities, food, sightseeing and everything else you might want to know about in a very attractive glossy-paged publication. Not only are the presentations wonderful, but there are also ads leading to German clothing, food, recipes, books, music, souvenirs and activities in the United States. Pictures abound. Issues are not only informative, but educational as well. Great for adults and children as well.... By the time you put down one issue, the next one is at hand."
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
Sister City Corporation (RSCC)