Rockville Sister Cities Corporation

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This is the official site of the Rockville Sister Cities Corporation (RSCC) in Rockville, Maryland, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit service organization, with a mission to support local inclusion of Rockville’s diverse cultural communities into the Sister City Program, while facilitating the continuing relationships between the City of Rockville and its Sister Cities worldwide. Those Sister City relationships include, Pinneberg, Germany, which was established in 1957 and Yilan City, Taiwan, which was established in 2019. Rockville’s friendly relations with Jiaxing, China commenced in 2009. Membership in the corporation is open to all those who embrace the spirit of Rockville’s Sister City Program, which includes, mutual understanding, unity through peace and cooperation, as well as the continuation of the Rockville Sister City Corporation.

News

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RSCC Mourns Max Wappel

RSCC regrets to announce the death of Max Wappel.  Max was a school liaison, emcee and our youngest director.  He resigned lately to focus on treatment of an aggressive cancer diagnosis.  He succumbed to that disease May 13, 2024.  He was much to young for this passing and we grieve especially at the ending of such a promising young life.  We are collecting memorial donations to be given to a charity he chose: the Hong Kong Democracy Council--which says a lot about Max's sensibilities.  (Use the membership/donations link from the main menu, and in the comment box, simply designate the donation for Max's memorial collection on behalf of RSCC collectively.)

More Upcoming Events in 2024: [see the Event Calendar or Activity Page for details]

  • June 27 cruise with Pinneberg friends to Bermuda and the Bahamas (departs from Baltimore, for ten days)
  • early August, Asian Luncheon Social
  • August 5-15, RMHS Jazz Ensemble goes to Germany, to perform in the Pinneberg Jazz Festival and
  • September 18-27, RSCC/Rockville hosts student dancer from FU Shing Jr. High School, Yilan City, Taiwan
  • September 21, the 2024 Bubble Tea Festival at Rockville, RSCC and TSC co-sponsor

Resources

German-American Recipe Book

RSCC is delighted to present a German-American Recipe Book.  This was a joint COVID-pandemic project with DAGRP (our Pinneberg Sister City org.) to share foods that bring us comfort during our pandemic shut-in and separation, a virtual way to continue our cultural exchange.  Dir. Allison Chang led this project and edited the cookbook.  She did outstanding work, professional quality.

The cookbook is released electronically, via the link below.

We thank the DAGRP for their delightful and bountiful contributions.

Taiwan Center

Learn Mandarin Chinese (Online Classes)

The Washington DC Taiwanese School (WDCTS) is offering online classes in Mandarin Chinese: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Conversational. This is a great way to learn or brush up those language skills. RSCC members are offered a $20 discount. Follow the link of the picture to more information.

Our Sponsors

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Mr. Mingo Lin

Bridget & Fred Newton

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Beryl & Edward Feinberg Charitable Fund

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