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60th Anniversary - 2017 !

For an amazing 58 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.

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.

FOR 2015


Please do it now.  Do it here.


Chinese New Year is right around the corner

The Chinese Lunar New Year (Year of the Goat) will fall on Thursday, February 19, 2015, and Lakeforest Mall in Gaithersburg (http://www.shoplakeforest.com/event/lunar-new-year-celebration/2145448648) will again have decorations and celebration activities commencing on Monday, February 16, 2015 and ending on Sunday, March 1, 2015.

RSCC Director Bing Huang will be there on the afternoons of Sunday, 2/22 and Saturday, 2/28, 2:00 - 4:00 pm for a Chinese calligraphy demonstration (he'll translate your name from English to Chinese!).

Please stop by Lakeforest to enjoy the events and to watch Bing in action.

Save the Date: Rockville's Lunar New Year Celebration is Feb. 28

Free Event to Feature Samples of Asian Food and a Variety of Performances

A special Lunar New Year celebration will honor Rockville's Asian cultures on Saturday, Feb. 28, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre at Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Drive.

The event will feature samples of Asian cuisine and a variety of multigenerational performances and exhibitors including several dance groups.  Also performing will be Flowers of Beijing Opera, the boys Korean drum group from Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary School in Germantown and the Filipino-American Community of St. Rose of Lima Parish in Gaithersburg.  A full list of performers is available at www.rockvillemd.gov/lunarnewyear.

The celebration is organized by Rockville's Asian Pacific American Task Force to commemorate the beginning of the year 4713 on the Chinese calendar.  One in three Rockville residents was born outside the United States and 54 percent of the City's foreign-born population was born in Asia, according to the City's planning department.

For more information, contact Janet Kelly, task force liaison at 240-314-8316 or jkelly@rockvillemd.gov or visit www.rockvillemd.gov/apataskforce.  For information about access, call the City's ADA coordinator at 240-314-8108.

RSCC's "Artist in Residence", Bing Huang, also has four artworks
on display at Strathmore Hall....

Congratulations, Bing!



Join RSCC on a Trip to Pinneberg
This Year!

The German-American Society in Pinneberg (DAGRP) has invited an RSCC delegation to visit Pinneberg, Germany the first week of May 2015, in order to begin planning efforts for the 60th anniversary celebrations that will take place in both Pinneberg and Rockville in 2017.  If you are interested in joining this delegation, meeting new friends in Pinneberg, and helping DAGRP and RSCC in planning for our 60th, please contact President Brigitta Mullican.


More Info Coming Soon...

Rockville "Hometown Holidays" Coming in May

23-24 (Sat-Sun) -  (RSCC will man the beer tent!)

25th - Memorial Day Parade


Want to become a Director of the RSCC Board?

The City of Rockville still has vacancies to fill on the RSCC Board.  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!

Our Sister City - Pinneberg

Our Friendship City - Jiaxing

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


Rockville Volunteer Fire Department

Serving the citizens of Rockville for over 90 years

PO Box 1547, Rockville, MD  20849
Phone:  301.424.0310


Kiwanis Club of Rockville, Inc.
P.O. Box 1401
Rockville, MD 20849-1401
Phone:  301-168-2146

POC: John Tyner  Tyner@Taliesan.com

Richard Gottfried CPA, LLC
Tax Returns for Businesses, Individuals and Trusts

Phone: 301-762-5182

7501 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 1500E
Bethesda, MD  20814
Phone:  301-986-6000

                                  POC: Todd Pearson Todd.Pearson@bfsaulco.com

David Johnston -  Senior Financial Advisor
Phone: (301) 230-5734    


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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