Roselle Sister Cities German Committee

In 2019 the German Committee was formed. The goal was to establish a Sister City by 2022 to coincide with the Roselle Centennial Celebration due to Roselle being founded by German Americans and German immigrants. On October 7, 2021, the committee became Friendship Cities with Laatzen International Friendship in Laatzen, Germany. A delegation from Laatzen visited Roselle in October 2022 and the friendship with Laatzen was deepened as we work toward becoming Sister Cities. Visit our Facebook event page or the website Events page for details.


Roselle Sister Cities US Germany map

Our Committee presently meets at the Roselle Village Hall on the 2nd Saturday of every month at 9:00 – 10:30 A.M. We meet monthly via video conference with our friends in Laatzen, Germany, immediately following our monthly meetings.

We hold a Stammtisch or “regulars table” a few times a year. It is an opportunity to learn more about our Friendship City, talk about German heritage, speak some German if you’d like, enjoy a beverage and some fun conversation. Join us!

(location changes – check our Facebook Page for more details).

If you would like to volunteer for upcoming events or sponsor our Committee, please email us at for more information.

Check out our Calendar of our Activities for 2024: RSCAGC Calendar of Events

Our annual Erntedankfest Festival will be held this year 2024 on Tuesday, October 1st at Pollyanna Brewing Company in Roselle, IL.,  in partnership with Pollyanna Roselare Brewing and Distilling. Join the RSCA German Committee to celebrate the harvest and give thanks with good food, good friends, and fun! We will serve German appetizers and desserts to our guests. Pollyanna Brewing Company in Roselle will also have beer and spirits for purchase. More details coming soon! The Ertedankefest celebration kicks off on Tuesday, October 1st at 6:00 pm! More details are available on our Facebook Event

Visit our YouTube channel to enjoy our Welcome to Roselle videos – in both English and German – to learn about Roselle, Illinois, USA, and different aspects of our community, including our history and vision for the future.


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2024 Meeting Dates:

9:00 A.M. at Roselle Village Hall (2nd Saturday of the month)

  • January 13
  • February 10
  • March 09
  • April 13
  • May 11
  • June 09
  • July 13
  • August 10
  • September 14
  • October 12
  • November 09
  • December 14 (if needed)
RSCAGC Committee Members:
  • Martyn Sandra – Chair/Co-Chair
  • Smiley, Jerry – Co-Chair/RSCA Vice President
  • Krause, Nicole – Secretary
  • Martucci, Patty – Treasurer
  • Bruno, Sara – Member
  • Domke, Wayne – Member
  • Duxbury, Matt – Member
  • Engel, Jeff – Member
  • Feldmann, Ron – Member
  • Gatto, Dan – Member
  • Ostrander, Karen – Member
  • Salehi, Isabella – Member
  • Troyke, Tom – Member
Roselle Sister Cities German committee
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Delegation from Laatzen, Germany October 2 – October 8, 2022


On October 2nd the Roselle Sister Cities Association German Committee hosted three delegates from Laatzen, Germany.  Luisa Oyen, Patrick Mewes and Josie Rabehl from Laatzen International Friendship committee spent the week in Roselle. We began with a potluck dinner held at Trinity Lutheran Church where most of us were able to meet face to face […]


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