(Updated: July 15, 2016)
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The RSCC Monthly Board Meeting is held on the second Tuesday of each month, at City Hall, from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM (except December). The public is invited.
WELCOME ! WILLKOMMEN ! 欢迎 ! (huān yíng)
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Sister City Corporation
(RSCC) in Rockville, Maryland, representing a long-standing relationship between the people
of Rockville, Maryland, and the people of
Rockville is also in the process of developing a Friendship Relationship with the city of Jiaxing, China.
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NEEDING YOUR INPUT
What places in and around Pinneberg, Hamburg, and the rest of Germany would you like to visit? Do you have a special reason for wanting to visit Germany?
Please give us your feedback by Wednesday, July 20 so we can plan a tour that meets your interests.
(Or contact Director Lynn Mandujano directly at 301-926-4734.)
TWINBROOK LIBRARY GAMES DAY
RSCC Member John Goon
is looking for gamer volunteers to support
this pilot event. Teach games, play,
share games info, and have fun.
Drop John a line or call if you can drop by, have interest, or can help out.
NEW RSCC DIRECTOR
Former Rockville Mayor Steven VanGrack (1985-1987) has been
appointed by the Mayor and Council
to be the RSCC’s newest Director.
VISITORS FROM SINGAPORE
The City of Rockville along with Montgomery County held a governmental relations briefing for students from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Policy, National University of Singapore.
Appreciation and thanks go to Councilmember Beryl Feinberg and City Clerk Kathleen Conway for coordinating this last minute visit to City Hall and for including RSCC Board members Brigitta Mullican, Bing Huang and Ying Chen.
On short notice, Bing put together a packet of Jiaxing photos, which the City provided to the visitors. We are proud of how responsive our City was in welcoming the students to City Hall.
DIM SUM IN AUGUST
RSCC's annual Dim Sum event will be at the New Fortune Restaurant in the Walnut Hill Shopping Center in Gaithersburg. Those of you who have attended previous Dim Sum fundraisers know what a delicious and varied menu is in store.
Save the date now: Sunday, August 14, 2016, 2:00 pm.
We hope to get a minimum of 40 people, so please plan to attend.
Please fill it out and send it in immediately. Thank you!
A note from our friend Herbert Hoffmann in Pinneberg reminds us:
"Bald ist es wieder soweit. Das Pinneberger Summer Jazz Festival startet vom 11.-14.08.16. Wir freuen uns auf viel gute Musik und Besucher."
"Soon, it will be that time again. The Pinneberg Summer Jazz Festival runs from 11-14 August 2016. We are looking forward to a lot of good music and many visitors."
Herbert Hoffmann (left) and Pinneberg Mayor Urte Steinberg (center) join in the fun at The Pinneberg Jazz Fest.
“Rocktoberfest”(in Rockville) is being scheduled for Saturday, September 24, 2016 - Noon-5pm. Details to follow. German-American Day Dinner - Sunday, October 9th - Normandie Farm Restaurant (flyer coming soon).
October 2016 – marks the 30th Anniversary of the founding of the RSCC.
NEW RSCC PHONE LINE
The new RSCC Phone Line is: 240-314-5029
If you have a question or suggestion for RSCC,
call the "hotline" and we will return your call as
soon as possible.
PAYPAL AND AMAZON SMILE
If you take a look at the top of this webpage, you'll find two ways to donate to RSCC. On the top, you (or your friends) can donate to RSCC via the safe and secure PayPal site. Simply click where you see the "DONATE NOW" button. Remember, RSCC is a 501(c)(3) organization and your donations are deductible to the extent of the IRS law.
One other way to help RSCC is to join "Amazon Smile" when you shop at Amazon. See more info below.
HELP RSCC WITH YOUR AMAZON PURCHASES
RSCC is now a member of Amazon Smile, which means every time you make a purchase on Amazon.com, a tiny portion of that purchase price will be donated to RSCC. This is a simple, "no-brainer" way to help RSCC. Just go tohttps://smile.amazon.com/ to begin. When asked to pick your "Charity" (Non-Profit), type in "Rockville Sister City Corporation" as shown, and you're on your way. We thank you for your support!
60th ANNIVERSARY PLANNING
A finalized schedule, coordinated with the Cities of Rockville and Pinneberg, is in the works.Here are the dates:
Delegation visits Pinneberg, Germany - May 31, 2017 to
June 4, 2017
Pinneberg Delegation visits Rockville, Maryland - October 5, 2017 to October 8, 2017
We hope that you will not only be interested in attending our 60th anniversary in Pinneberg and Rockville, but that you will also consider being a host for our Pinneberg friends when they come to Rockville.
We are seeking input from RSCC members in two areas:
What places in and around Pinneberg, Hamburg, and the rest of Germany would you like to visit?
Please send your ideas, comments, and/or desires (including your interest in journeying to Pinneberg) to us atRockvilleSisterCities@gmail.com
Let's make this coming Anniversary (one of the longest partnerships in Sister City history) something special!
Do you have suggestions, or can you help plan for the upcoming anniversary? If so, contact us atRockvilleSisterCities@gmail.com
NEWS & NOTES
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.
The Jiaxing Foreign Language School (JFLS) in Jiaxing and Julius West Middle School (JWMS) in Rockville would like to establish a sister school relationship.
If you are interested in helping with this endeavor, please contact RSCC Director Bing Huang.
FREE GERMAN COURSES ON-LINE THROUGH DEUTSCHE WELLE
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. I ssues 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 ofGerman Life Magazine go here: http://GermanLife.com
Corporate Sponsors -
Calendar Year 2015
City of Rockville, Maryland
Westat Inc. - Bruce Romer, Contact BruceRomer@Westat.com
1600 Research Blvd, Rockville,
The JBG Companies
Sigy's Service Center - BMW Specialist
110 Crabb Ave., Rockville, MD 20850
Law Office of Thomas K. Brown, LLC
International Travel Consultants
POC: Gabrielle Williams
Phone: (301) 294-0222
Rockville Economic Development, Inc.
Laurie Boyer, Executive Director
Rockville Volunteer Fire Department
PO Box 1547, Rockville, MD 20849
Phone: 301-424-0310 http://rvfd.org/
Kiwanis Club of Rockville, Inc.
POC: John Tyner Tyner@Taliesan.com
Phone: 301-168-2146 http://www.kiwanisrockville.8m.net/index.html
B. F. Saul Co.
POC: Todd Pearson Todd.Pearson@bfsaulco.com
Wisconsin Avenue - Suite 1500E - Bethesda, MD 20814
David Johnston - Senior Financial Advisor
7901 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
THANKS TO ALL OUR CORPORATE SPONSORS FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF RSCC !