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Rockville-Pinneberg


40th Anniversary Brochure

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60th 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.


60th Anniversary Logo

60th_Anniversary_Logo.pdf

60th_Anniversary_Logo.jpg


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.



WELCOME!   WILLKOMMEN !     (huan y�ng)

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 May 10, 2018) - please double-click on most photos to view in original size)


EU Open House (France and Germany) at the Embassy of France (click)
Saturday, May 12, 2018    10 am - 4 pm
 
Together Germany and France celebrate the 55th anniversary of the Elys�e Treaty, showcase their friendship, and highlight the magic in both countries at their shared EU Open House.  Open to the public.

  Peerless Rockville 2018 Homes Tour
the Historic West End

Don't Wait: Saturday, May 12, 2018, 1-5 pm

RSCC Members will be hosting.

Tickets available at http://www.peerlessrockville.org/ 
The 2018 Homes Tour will visit neighborhood homes and gardens and explore their history.


REMINDER

The Nelson family will have a memorial service for former RSCC Director Robert Lloyd "Bob" Nelson at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at The Village at Rockville Lutheran Chapel, 9701 Veirs Drive, Rockville, MD.   Refreshments will follow the service in Lang Hall.  The family would love for you to join them in celebrating Bob's life.

JIAXING FRIENDSHIP GARDEN
"I saw a photo of the tree planting at the White House garden yesterday [Trump/Macrone; 4/24/18] which reminded me that a Rockville delegation had planted a tree at the Jiaxing Friendship Garden in 2012.  I believe tree planting is a good symbol of a long-term friendship."  Bing Huang (RSCC Director)

Jiaxing, China - June 22, 2012
(L-R) 
Paul Newman, Mark Pierzchala, Jim Wasilak and Bing Huang


PEONY GARDEN AT GLENVIEW MANSION
RSCC Director Bing Huang also reported: "I went to the Peony Garden yesterday (April 28, 2018); the peonies are about to bloom, probably next week."

We hope you can take the opportunity to visit the peony garden at the Glenview Mansion soon!  It was a gift from Dr and Mrs Nelson Hsu from their personal garden collection.  The peony is "among the longest-used flowers in Eastern culture ... it is a traditional floral symbol of China, where ...  it is also known as 'flower of riches and honour' or 'king of the flowers', and is used symbolically in Chinese art.  In 1903, the Qing dynasty declared the peony as the national flower." [Wikipedia]

On May 4th, Rob Orndorff, Horticulturist for the City of Rockville wrote, "The peonies have started to flower in the formal gardens at Glenview Mansion.  I anticipate that they will continue flowering for the next two to three weeks.  Enjoy."
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PEONIES AT GLENVIEW

IT'S HOMETOWN HOLIDAYS TIME AGAIN...

RSCC will once again be hosting a Beverage Tent, serving a
variety of beverages, including
Bud, Bud Light, Shock Top Lemon Shandy, Goose Island IPA, Spiked Seltzer, and Bottled Water.
Purchase your beverages from the RSCC concession and you will help us generate some funds for our Sister City activities!
(T
aste of Rockville tickets cannot be used to purchase beverages.)


German Saying: "Previously, parents had about four children.
Today, children have about four parents."

GOING TO GERMANY?
Ten German Baked Goods You Have To Try


JIAXING "REUNION" DINNER
A dinner was held on May 3, 2018 at the Seven Seas Restaurant in Rockville as a kind of "mini-reunion" for those who have visited our Friendship City (Jiaxing), those born in or coming from the Jiaxing area, and prospective new RSCC members.  Attendees were treated to some great Chinese food (lobster was on the menu!) and RSCC Directors Bing Huang and Ying Chen were primarily responsible for the night's agenda.  Also in attendance were RSCC Directors Jack Rodgers (and wife Pat), Bob Wright, Liz von Kaenel, Treasurer Marika Brown, VP Brigitta Mullican, and Members Chris Luckman, Lynn Mandujano, Kent Wong, Wendy Lui (Nexus Holidays), Victor Chang (99 years old; born in Jiaxing),  and Jay Wang.

Also in attendance were: New members of RSCC Bin Liu, Zhen Zheng (Jiaxing born), Hema Chaurasia, David Fu, Pengli Zhen and Jun Xu; from the APA task force:  Zenya Li and John Lin; Richard McPherson (from the Avalon School), wife Janice and daughter Maggie, Avalon Chinese student
Kuanyu Li
; Zhejiang Association VP James Bao and wife Jiahong Gu, and his Jiaxing friend Rose Shen.

President Drew Powell had a previous committment that night, but stopped by to welcome the crowd and seek additional members and volunteers to work on the Jiaxing Committee.

Bing ran a PowerPoint presentation showing various Jiaxing/Rockville activities since 2009.  A nice event filled with memories and good food.

Pat Rodgers introduces herself as Brigitta Mullican
and Chris Luckman look on.

Some of the delicious food choices

Ying Chen and Bing Huang comment on the slide show

There was good attendeance at the dinner - it appears no one went home hungry !

READY FOR CHRISTMAS ?

At the German-American Heritage Museum
https://gahmusa.org/


CHECK OUT THE RSCC FACEBOOK PAGE !
https://www.facebook.com/RockvilleSisterCity/?hc_ref=ARQ_Q3mMorbJv03HF27VcxIEajRktEtbGy6mTHFdqyWe-0WDyD9rK04wbF7maTFXOOg
(You don't need to be a Facebook user, and there's plenty to see and read about....)

FILMS ABOUT ROCKVILLE’s 60th ANNIVERSARY WITH PINNEBERG
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjETKsBomPA
Great work done by Rockville’s Channel 11 Television Team!


ROCKVILLE SCIENCE CAFE

3rd Tuesday of every month - 7:00 - 8:00 pm
http://rockvillesciencecenter.org/programs/science-cafe/

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POINTS OF CONTACT
Schifferstadt-Moerzheim-Frederick
Sister Cities Association

Wesel-Hagerstown
Sister City Association

German-American Heritage Society

Chinese Culture and
Community Service Center

The German International School

German Life Magazine


Rockville Science Center


Peerless Rockville

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2018

MEMBERSHIP DUES INFORMATION

IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR....
TIME TO JOIN RSCC OR RENEW
YOUR MEMBERSHIP FOR 2018.
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 2018 as soon as you can.

YOU CAN HELP OUR MEMBERSHIP CHAIR AND TREASURER IMMENSELY IF YOU RENEW OR JOIN DURING JANUARY/FEBRUARY EACH YEAR.  THANKS!

By recommendation of the Board of Directors, RSCC has instituted a new three-tiered
membership structure
:  
Student, Individual/Family, and Corporate Sponsors.

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 Jessen-Klingenberg (c.j-k@t-online.de).   As of January 1, 2017, Membership Dues were increased to $25 for Individual Membership and $40 for Family Membership.   At the February 2017 Board Meeting, it was decided to create three levels of Corporate Sponsorship (Gold, Silver and Bronze), based on a corporation's ability and desire to provide support to RSCC.

All three forms can be found HERE.  The Board feels these modest increases are in line with other Rockville-based non-profit organization's dues, and the fact that RSCC's dues had remained at fixed low prices for decades.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.   And THANK YOU again for your continued support of RSCC!


Drew Powell

RSCC PRESIDENT

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 Dog started February 16th

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 2018
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.

(1/9/2014)

International Travel Consultants
POC: Gabriele Williams

1010 Rockville Pike - Suite #401 - Rockville, MD 20852
Phone:  301-294-0222 or 1-800-466-4660     Fax: 301-294-5324
http://www.InternationalTvlOnline.com


(1/8/2015)

B. F. Saul Co.
POC: Todd Pearson
7501 Wisconsin Avenue - Suite 1500E - Bethesda, MD  20814
Phone:  301-986-6000
Todd.Pearson@bfsaulco.com   http://www.bfsaul.com/


 
(3/31/2011)

Westat Inc.
Contact: BruceRomer@Westat.com

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


(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
111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD  20850
Phone:
 240-314-5000
http://www.rockvillemd.gov/




(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


(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.
POC: John Tyner Tyner@Taliesan.com
Rockville, MD  20849-1401
Phone:  301-468-2146
http://www.kiwanisrockville.8m.net/index.html


(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 david.johnston@wellsfargo.com





(2/26/2018)

The Avalon School
Richard McPherson, President

200 W. Diamond Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
School Office: (301) 963-8022
General Information: kevindavern@avalonschools.org
THANKS TO ALL OUR CORPORATE SPONSORS FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF RSCC !

Rockville Sister City Corporation (RSCC)
c/o 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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