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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.

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Click on the photo above to download your reservation form

, APRIL 17, 2015

Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door

Plan something special to mark the start of spring!  Taste six different wines in a magnificent setting.  Begin a weekend with the pleasure of wine and conversation accompanied by soft music at Glenview Mansion -- Rockville’s own Downton Abbey -- where fancy dress is optional.

Wine served with hors d’oeuvres, fruit, and pastries

$25 contribution for reservations received by April 9 (deadline has passed)

$30 contribution for tickets purchased at the door

Thank you for your support of the Rockville Sister City Corporation!

In response to the enthusiastic reaction to the performance given by Seasharp Music Studio at the dinner for visiting Jiaxing officials in November,  RSCC has invited Seasharp to provide background music for guests at this event.

The Passing of Another RSCC Friend

Frau Helga Nolte, wife of Prof. Dr. Hartmut Nolte, passed away on March 18th this year.  She and Prof. Dr. Nolte were among the founding members of the German-American Society, Rockville-Pinneberg (DAGRP).  Frau Nolte served on the Board of DAGRP, and was a staunch supporter of the activities accomplished by both DAGRP and RSCC.  The Rockville Sister City Corporation extends its heartfelt condolences to the extended Nolte family.

Rockville "Hometown Holidays" Coming in May

23-24 (Sat-Sun) -  RSCC will man the beer tent!  We ask members to volunteer (click here) for an hour or two!  This is one of RSCC's major fund-raising events of the year - and we need your help, please!

25th - Memorial Day Parade - Come march with fellow members!  Help decorate our parade truck!  Be part of the city-wide activity!  The Coordination Council of Chinese-American Associations (CCCAA) Dragon Dance group again is interested in participating in this year’s Memorial Day Parade with RSCC.



Again this summer, thanks to the generous support of the Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation, Bethesda Big Train Baseball will showcase the extraordinary nonprofits of Montgomery County.  Big Train Baseball (now a program of BCC Baseball) will honor two nonprofits at each of the 22 home baseball games of the Bethesda Big Train to be played at Shirley Povich Field this summer.  For more information about Big Train Baseball, including the schedule and directions to the field, please log onto http://www.bigtrain.org/.  Povich Field is located in Cabin John Regional Park near Westfield Montgomery.

The RSCC Board has selected the game for Friday June 26 (v. Gaithersburg Giants).  We will have a booth to be manned for the game and up to 100 FREE tickets available.  Join us for an evening of volunteering and America’s favorite pastime.  More details coming.  Watch this website!

This year's Annual Membership Meeting will be held on Thursday, September 24, 2015 (instead of Tuesday the 22nd)

News  & Notes

  • Rockville's Parks and Recreation Department will construct a shadow box for the Jiaxing Tapestry similar in style, but smaller than, the shadow box that currently holds a prior gift from Jiaxing, and it will be displayed in the front lobby at Rockville City Hall.   A duplicate shadow box will be constructed to hold the gift tapestry received by the RSCC from the Jiaxing Delegation and that item will be displayed in the Sister City Room at Glenview Mansion.  Be sure to view these tapestries when you visit either City Hall or the Glenview Mansion.  Thanks to Parks & Rec for their efforts!

  • 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.

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 2015
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, Maryland
POC: Laura Creech
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 - BruceRomer@Westat.com

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

Rockville-Twinbrook Real Estate
Victor Llewellyn, Contact


Phone:  301-807-4575  or  301-424-0900 ext 113

Sigy's Service Center
BMW Specialist

Contact:  sigysbmw@aol.com

110 Crabb Ave., Rockville, MD  20850
Phone:  301-881-6725     

Capital One Bank - Rockville
387 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, MD  20850

POC:  Betty Chan-Bolhofer   betty.chan@capitalone.com   (301) 251-1435


Law Office of Thomas K. Brown, LLC
22 West Jefferson Street Suite 401, Rockville, MD  20850

Phone:  1-888-783-9180



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.
Laurie Boyer, Executive Director
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

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

POC: John Tyner  Tyner@Taliesan.com

Rockville Volunteer Fire Department
Serving the citizens of Rockville for over 90 years

PO Box 1547, Rockville, MD  20849
Phone:  301.424.0310

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

POC: Todd Pearson Todd.Pearson@bfsaulco.com

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

richgott3@verizon.net   Phone: 301-762-5182


Renewable Energy Corporation
7 W. Aylesbury Road, Suite H
Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093
Phone: (410) 560-9032


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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