(Updated: April 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)
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
Rockville is also in the process of developing a Friendship Relationship with the city of Jiaxing, China.
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"MEET & GREET" WITH CITY OFFICIALS RESCHEDULED (AGAIN!)
Due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts at the County level, the RSCC "Meet & Greet" event with the new Rockville Mayor and Council again has been rescheduled from Thursday, March 24, 2016 to Thursday, May 12th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. It will be held in the Mayor and Council Chambers.
Apologies for this confusion, but please mark your calendar, and we hope to see you there!
Remember, this is YOUR opportunity to discuss the Rockville Sister City Corporation with YOUR elected officials.
MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR FORMER RSCC DIRECTOR, DICK KNORPP
family has arranged a Memorial Mass
to be held in Rockville, Maryland on
Friday, May 13th
at 10am. All family, friends,
clients, business partners and
coworkers are invited to help us say
goodbye. The service will be
held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Friday, May 13th at 10am
St. Mary’s Catholic Church
520 Veirs Mill Road
Rockville, MD 20852
RSCC will staff a Hometown Holidays beverage booth on May 28 and 29. If you are willing to help for a few hours, please contact Jack Rodgers. Join in the camaraderie and help us generate money toward 2017's 60th Anniversary celebration. Thanks!
RSCC REPS ATTEND MoCo SISTER CITIES ANNUAL MEETING
L-R: Three Rockville Sister City members (RSCC President Drew Powell: RSCC VP Brigitta Mullican; Rockville City Councilmember Beryl Feinberg) with Theresa Cameron (Chair of the Montgomery County Sister Cities) and Bruce Adams (County Executive's Office of Community Partnerships) after the Annual MCSC meeting.
PINNEBERG FIREFIGHTERS VISIT ROCKVILLE
Rockville-Pinneberg Firefighters have been in contact for 25 years. From time to time, firefighters from one city journey across the Atlantic to visit their counterparts in the other city, for professional development, camaraderie, and renewing old acquaintances. The visit of Pinneberg Firefighters to Rockville in April 2016 was celebrated at the Glenview Mansion in high style. It was a welcoming and friendly event; just the type of exchange the Rockville Sister City Corporation encourages.
RSCC DIRECTOR BING HUANG EXHIBITS AT BOHRER PARK
CHECK OUT THE FRIENDSHIP GARDENS AT GLENVIEW MANSION
PLANNING AHEAD - Looking forward to May (and August)!
DIM SUM IN AUGUST
Plans are underway for RSCC's annual Dim Sum event 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
More details to follow....
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.
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!
A finalized schedule, coordinated with the Cities of Rockville and Pinneberg, is in the works.Here are the dates:
Rockville 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:
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
FREE GERMAN COURSES ON-LINE THROUGH DEUTSCHE WELLE
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.
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. Contact RSCC at RockvilleSisterCities@gmail.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 !