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For an amazing 57 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 Association Rockville-Pinneberg, founded in 1984, is under the leadership of Bernd Hinrichs since 2006.  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.

Welcome to our Newest Members

Individual: Arezou Amini, Houston Hancock, Douglas Clark

Corporate: Rockville Volunteer Fire Department

Family: James McNerney and Lisa Adams, Gabriela and Gabriel Romero


Annual RSCC Membership Meeting

RSCC's Annual Membership Meeting was held on Tuesday night, September 23rd, at the Glenview Mansion.

The evening started with a social gathering beginning at 6:30 pm.  Hors d'oeuvres were provided courtesy of Liz VonKaenel.

The Finest! provided a high-energy dance performance for our members.

Officers presented their annual reports and minor changes to the By-Laws were approved by the membership.

Pinneberg Students visit Rockville

On Sunday, September 28th, twelve students from the Theodor Heuss school in Pinneberg arrived at Washington's Dulles Airport to begin a 2-week stay in the United States.  They were accompanied by two teachers, Oliver Großcurth and Angelika Krämer (and her son Johann).  Their plans include visiting Wootton High School, attending the German-American Day Dinner, a side trip to New York City, and a Farewell Party.

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RSCC President Brigitta Mullican, Director Drew Powell and Drew's son Tyler preparing to travel to Dulles Airport.

Students and teachers arrive at Dulles.

Meeting up with host families at Wootton High School

Our sincere thanks go out to the host families who sponsored our Pinneberg friends during their visit:

German-American Day Dinner

Over 70 people helped celebrate an important cultural event with the Rockville Sister City Corporation (RSCC) on Sunday October 5, 2014.  A tasty dinner with an international flair was held in recognition of German-American Day at the Mykonos Grill in Rockville.

RSCC has planned this dinner annually to commemorate the founding of the first German settlement in the United States at Germantown, Pennsylvania in the mid-1660's.  These European immigrants and their descendants have been a vital part of America for three and a half centuries.  In 1983, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed October 6 as German-American Day to celebrate and honor the 300th anniversary of German American immigration and culture to the United States.  On August 6, 1987, Congress approved S.J. Resolution 108, designating October 6 as German-American Day in the United States.

A four course dinner included an appetizer sampler, a salad, a choice of five entrees: salmon, chicken mavrodaphne, vegetarian platter, roast leg of lamb or a combination platter and dessert.  The food was delicious, the service superb, and the conviviality quite outstanding.

Gerrie Checkon welcomes attendees

Our celebratory cake

Some of our exchange students

Johann - our youngest attendee - with his mom.

Wonderful attendance - thanks to all !

Guests and Anja Cyriax, guest speaker (third from right)

Anja Cyriax, Cultural Counselor and German-American Liaison Officer at the German Embassy was our guest speaker.  For a transcript of her speech, please click here.

The Fall Wine Tasting will be at the Glenview Mansion - Friday, November 7

(Details here!)

Want to become a Director of the RSCC Board?

The City of Rockville has four vacancies to fill on the RSCC Board between now and the September Annual Meeting.  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.

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

PO Box 1547, Rockville, MD  20849
Phone:  301.424.0310


Serving the citizens of Rockville for over 90 years


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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