(Updated: August 12, 2015)
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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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another Dim Sum event on
Sunday, August 9, 2015. Once again it
was at the New Fortune
Restaurant in Gaithersburg.
As occurred at last year's
Dim Sum, everyone again
experienced a great meal
with many varieties to sample. Thanks to all members and guests for attending, and
for helping us with this fund-raising activity. And
thanks to RSCC Director Bing Huang and the folks at New Fortune for
making it happen!
Everyone get enough to eat?
member interested in serving as RSCC
President should contact Jack Rodgers or
immediately at JULY - RSCC HONORED BY CCACC
AUGUST -DIM SUM FUNDRAISER
RSCC held another Dim Sum event on Sunday, August 9, 2015. Once again it was at the New Fortune Restaurant in Gaithersburg. As occurred at last year's Dim Sum, everyone again experienced a great meal with many varieties to sample.
Thanks to all members and guests for attending, and for helping us with this fund-raising activity. And thanks to RSCC Director Bing Huang and the folks at New Fortune for making it happen!
Everyone get enough to eat?
Any RSCC member interested in serving as RSCC President should contact Jack Rodgers or Chris Malone immediately atRockvilleSisterCities@gmail.com
JULY - RSCC HONORED BY CCACC
AUGUST - RVFD VISITS PINNEBERG
COMING IN OCTOBER - GERMAN-AMERICAN DAY DINNER - SAVE THE DATE
REMINDER - CARTOONS SOUGHT !
Jiaxing has launched an international cartoon competition with submitted works to be received no later than October 2015. There are two components to the program. One is a themed approach for the applicant to draw a cartoon to depict a "My Dream" concept, and the second entry can be on any subject the applicant wishes.
If there is anyone interested to take part in this,please let RSCC know.
60th ANNIVERSARY PLANNING
Tentatively, 30 representatives from Pinneberg will arrive in
Rockville for 5-7 days in early May 2017.
We hope that you will not only be interested in attending our 60th anniversary in Pinneberg, 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:
1) What would be new and exciting places to take our Pinneberg guests in and around Rockville/DC? and 2) What would be places in and around Pinneberg and/or Hamburg that folks from Rockville would like to visit? (The Miniature Wonderland in Hamburg should easily qualify for a spot in #2: http://www.miniatur-wunderland.de/ )
Please send your ideas, comments, and/or desires (including your interest in journeying to Pinneberg) to us at RockvilleSisterCities@gmail.com
Let's make this coming Anniversary (one of the longest partnerships in Sister City history) something special!
* In addition, DAGRP plans to sponsor another "USA East Coast Tour" (with a stopover in Rockville of 2-3 days) in October 2017. Although accommodations will most likely be in a Rockville hotel, we will plan various activities for our friends while they are here.
Do you have suggestions, or can you help plan for the upcoming anniversary? If so, contact us at RockvilleSisterCities@gmail.com
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
Gottfried CPA, LLC Tax Returns for Businesses, Individuals and Trusts
Richard Gottfried CPA, LLC
Tax Returns for Businesses, Individuals and Trusts
David Johnston - Senior Financial Advisor
7901 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
Renewable Energy Corporation
THANKS TO ALL OUR CORPORATE SPONSORS FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF RSCC !