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(Updated: February 18, 2017)


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40th Anniversary Brochure

50th Anniversary Brochure

Rockville-Pinneberg
60th Anniversary - 2017 !

For an amazing 60 years Pinneberg and Rockville have maintained a meaningful and intense friendship.  The initiators were former mayors Henry Glissmann (SPD) and Dickran Hovsepian.  The German-American Society Rockville-Pinneberg, founded in 1984, is under the leadership of Bernd Hinrichs since 2007.  The Pinneberg City leadership has dedicated a Rockville Room at City Hall.  The corresponding organization in Rockville was founded in 1983 under the name of Rockville Sister City Corporation.

Links to the
Rockville - Pinneberg Official 60th Anniversary Logo

60th_Anniversary_Logo.pdf

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Starting January 2017, the RSCC Monthly Board Meeting will be held on the third Wednesday of each month, at City Hall, starting at 7:00 PM (except December).  The public is invited.

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.


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RSCC will celebrate Rockville’s sixtieth anniversary with its Sister City, Pinneberg, Germany in June and October 2017
However, we did not attain the 25 travelers needed for the Custom Tour of Germany (June 2-12, 2017); the tour has been cancelled.

Thanks to those of you who did make reservations; we greatly appreciate your interest in RSCC's attempt to make the tour a success.


Sincere thanks go to RSCC Member Lynn Mandujano for her untiring efforts to bring the opportunity for cultural travel to RSCC members and to the general Rockville citizenry.


LUNAR NEW YEAR

RSCC would like to thank the Chinese Culture and Community Service Center (CCACC) officers for inviting RSCC members Bing Huang and Lynn Mandujano to the opening ceremony of the Lunar New Year Festivities at Lakeforest Mall on January 28.  In addition to watching the exciting performances, Bing and Lynn were given space at the table in the exhibition room to advertise the RSCC tour to Germany.  Although the tour had to be cancelled for lack of a sufficient number of travelers, RSCC's relationship with CCACC was solidified, and a possible German trip for the Youth Dragon Team is being discussed.  Several people who stopped at the table also expressed interest in traveling at a later date.


Lynn providing tour info

Bing and Lynn at Lakeforest

The Dragon

Bing writes kids' names in Chinese characters


Dragon Dancers


Other dancers


Bing's artwork - homage to the Year of the Rooster

MEMBERSHIP DUES HAVE INCREASED

"As of January 1, 2017, Membership Dues will be $25 for individual membership and $40 for family membership.  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.  Thanks for your continued support of RSCC!"

Drew Powell
RSCC PRESIDENT


2017

IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR....
TIME TO JOIN RSCC OR RENEW
YOUR MEMBERSHIP FOR 2017

Please do it NOW.  Do it here.

MEMBERSHIPS ARE FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR (Jan-Dec)
 We urge new and renewing members to send in their Membership Dues for 2017 as soon as you can.  Thanks for your support of RSCC!


ROCKVILLE REPORTS:  JIAXING DELEGATION VISIT


RSCC STUDENT MEMBERSHIP

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 cities and earn Student Service Learning (SSL) hours.  Point of Contact is RSCC Director Nancee Simonson (nanceesimonson@aim.com).  Find the form HERE.


COMING IN APRIL
Saturday, April 22nd

The first of many 60th Anniversary Events: The Rockville Volksmarch.
Watch for more information about Anniversary Events in the coming months...

Brochure HERE

Read all about it by double clicking on the article above


A BIT ABOUT OUR SISTER CITY RELATIONSHIP WITH PINNEBERG



NEWS & NOTES


BOARD AND CARD GAMES

RSCC member John Goon hosts a free weekly games club at the Rockville United Church, 355 Linthicum Drive, from 7-11 every Friday.  100+ board/card games on site.  25-30 players per meeting.  New and traditional games.  All age groups represented.  Hosts several community service outreach programs for young NIH patients/families and the elderly.  Student Service Learning hours offered.  Contact John at spineyone@yahoo.com or 301-315-8297 for more information.

Come and join the fun !

The Rockville Science Center is offering to provide tours, etc., of local science, technology and nature facilities for visitors coming to Rockville.  This would also be a great opportunity for RSCC members to learn about technology in Rockville.  If you have a suggestion for a tour or visit, please let us know and we will try to arrange things.


Year of the Rooster began on January 28, 2017




Our Sister City - Pinneberg

Our Friendship City - Jiaxing

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

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


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Corporate Sponsors - Calendar Year 2017
The Rockville Sister City Corporation gratefully wishes to acknowledge the following Corporate Sponsors.
(Sponsor since...)

Please remember our Sponsors in your shopping and professional travels.

(2/24/2010)

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
www.nexusholidays.com    
www.nexusholidays.net



(9/1/2010)

City of Rockville, Maryland - POC: Kathleen Conway

111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD  20850

http://www.rockvillemd.gov/ 

 



(3/31/2011)

Westat Inc. - Bruce Romer, Contact BruceRomer@Westat.com

1600 Research Blvd, Rockville, MD  20850
Phone:  301-294-3830   
http://www.westat.com



(3/20/2013)

 The JBG Companies
Fishers Place and Twinbrook Metro

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


(12/1/2013)

Sigy's Service Center - BMW Specialist
Contact:  sigysbmw@aol.com

110 Crabb Ave., Rockville, MD  20850
Phone:  301-881-6725     
http://www.sigysbmw.com/



(12/1/2013)

Law Office of Thomas K. Brown, LLC

22 West Jefferson Street Suite 401, Rockville, MD  20850

Phone:  1-888-783-9180    
tbrown@thomasbrownlaw.com

 

(1/9/2014)

International Travel Consultants

POC: Gabrielle Williams
1010 Rockville Pike #401, Rockville, MD 20851

Phone: (301) 294-0222


(3/4/2014)

Rockville Economic Development, Inc.

Laurie Boyer, Executive Director
95 Monroe Street, Rockville, MD  20850

Phone: 301-315-8096     http://rockvilleredi.org



(8/22/2014)

Rockville Volunteer Fire Department
Serving the citizens of Rockville for over 90 years

PO Box 1547, Rockville, MD  20849

Phone:  301-424-0310     http://rvfd.org/ 

(10/17/14)

Kiwanis Club of Rockville, Inc.
Rockville, MD  20849-1401

POC: John Tyner  Tyner@Taliesan.com

Phone:  301-168-2146     http://www.kiwanisrockville.8m.net/index.html

 



(1/8/2015)

B. F. Saul Co.

POC: Todd Pearson   Todd.Pearson@bfsaulco.com

7501 Wisconsin Avenue - Suite 1500E - Bethesda, MD  20814
Phone:  301-986-6000     http://www.bfsaul.com/

(2/3/2015)

David Johnston - Senior Financial Advisor
Managing Director - Investments

7901 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 301-230-5734 | 800-777-3664    Fax: 301-907-2062
Email:
david.johnston@wellsfargo.com

 

THANKS TO ALL OUR CORPORATE SPONSORS
FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF RSCC !


Rockville Sister City Corporation
Rockville City Hall
111 Maryland Avenue
Rockville, MD  20850-2364
RSCC Phone Line:
240-314-5029
or  via E-mail: RockvilleSisterCities@gmail.com

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