Oh What a Night!

Members and guests dancing the night away

If you weren’t there, you missed the event of the year! Our charity committee promised we would “Do Good and Dance” and that’s exactly what we did at our club’s first-ever evening charity event, held on Saturday the 12th of November at the Würrtembergische Automobilclub in Stuttgart.

Our members and guests enjoyed fantastic entertainment and delicious food and drinks while mingling and dancing until the early morning. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Frauen helfen Frauen e.V., our club’s designated charity.

Hans im Glück by Judy Krauss
Hans im Glück by Judy Krauss

There was a little something for everyone at the event. The first half of the evening was not unlike charity events from past years, with guests socializing and enjoying the delicious catering of the WAC. Representatives from the IWCS and the Frauenhaus were on hand to give short speeches and raffle tickets were sold for our door prize, a painting of “Hans im Glück” by Judy Krauss, donated by Anne Mascall.

Guests were also treated to two musical performances. Member Susanne Vogelmann first thrilled us with her beautiful voice in several operatic pieces, accompanied by her husband on the piano with Sabine Juchheim-Pfeiffer as a second voice.Afterwards, we enjoyed a lovely performance by local Serbian singing group Pravoslavni Srpski Hor Sveti Knjaz Lazar.

The big difference in this year’s event were found in the second half of our program. Unlike in years past, we did not hold a silent auction to raise money, but depended upon generous donations from members and sponsors.

Instead, our event offered pure entertainment for guests to enjoy. First up was the fabulous Dacia Bridges and her band, who so generously agreed to spend their Saturday evening entertaining us. They rocked out in a 45 minute performance that brought many members out onto the dance floor. (www.daciabridges.com)

Then our wonderful DJ Mario from Mr. Mac’s Party Team took over for the rest of the night, keeping us on our feet from start to finish with a mix of current and classic dance music. (mrmac.de)

In addition to the entertainers who donated much or all of their services for the evening, we would like to thank these additional sponsors for making our event possible:

  • Thomas Wilke Consulting for sponsoring a sparkling wine reception where each guest was treated to a glass of rose Sekt as they arrived. (www.wilke-consulting.org)
  • The Oest Gruppe Freudenstadt for sponsoring postage costs for the event, along with lending us their Chief Executive Alexander Klein, who acted as our Master of Ceremonies for the evening. (www.oest.de)
  • WESSELY Marketing Services for sponsoring printing costs (www.wessely.com)
  • KMPG auditing for their general sponsorship of the event (www.kpmg.de)

And last but not least, the charity committee would like to thank all of the members who attended, donated to, or assisted at the event and the Württembergische Automobilclub e.V. and its catering staff for taking such good care of us that evening. (www.wac1899.com)

See you next year!!