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. Due to ongoing COVID19 pandemic, and per CDC guidance, we may also meet via Zoom video conference. We meet monthly via video conference with our friends in Laatzen, Germany, immediately following our monthly meetings.

Every other month we hold a Stammtisch or “regulars table”. It is an opportunity to learn more about our Friendship City, talk about German heritage, speak some German if you’d like and enjoy a beverage and some fun conversation. Join us on the 3rd Wednesday or Thursday bi-monthly at 7:00 p.m. (location changes – check our Facebook Page for more details).

If you would like to volunteer for upcoming events (following all COVID safety protocols) or sponsor our Committee, please email us at for more information.

Check out our Calendar of our Activities for 2023: RSCAGC Calendar of Events

The committee will be holding its 4th Annual Erntedankfest on October 3, 2023, 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. The Ertedankefest celebration kicks off on Tuesday, October 3rd 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.


We invite you to Like our Facebook page to follow the RSCA German Committee’s activities and events:


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Contact Us
2023 Meeting Dates:
  • January 14
  • February 11
  • March 11
  • April 8
  • May 13
  • June 10
  • July 8
  • August 12
  • September 9
  • October 14
  • November 11
  • December 9
RSCAGC Committee Members:
  • Bruno, Sara – Chair
  • Smiley, Jerry – Co-Chair/RSCA Vice President
  • Martyn, Sandra – Secretary
  • Martucci, Patty – Treasurer
  • Domke, Wayne – Member
  • Duxbury, Matt – Member
  • Engel, Jeff – Member
  • Feldmann, Ron – Member
  • Gatto, Dan – Member
  • Krause, Nicole – 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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