FAQ – Annual Charity Event 2015

As with every activity or event, there are always questions so please keep them coming by submitting yours in the form at the bottom of this page and we will answer them as quickly as possible. Some questions we have recently had are answered below:

Is this a fundraiser? Who does it benefit?
Every year since the club was founded in 2005, we have held a fundraiser to benefit a local women’s shelter, Frauen helfen Frauen. Corporate sponsorship, a raffle, and a portion of your entrance fee will make up the bulk of our fundraising efforts.

Those members who cannot attend the event are welcome to make a cash donation on behalf of the Frauenhaus.

Who is invited? Only members/women/couples?
Absolutely not! Everyone is welcome. In fact, we would love to meet your partners and encourage you to bring your friends, both male and female, to make it a fun, sociable occasion. Please do not hesitate to come by yourself – many of our members come solo and always have a wonderful time.

What will the evening be like?
This elegant and fun event will be very similar to last year but with a twist – a Roaring Twenties theme (think Great Gatsby). The decorations, some of the music, and our cocktail selection will reflect this theme and 1920s style costumes are encouraged but optional (see below).

Delicious drinks and snacks (both warm and cold) will be served throughout the evening with piano dinner music during the first half of the evening. Later on, we’ll kick things up a notch and dance the night away to music from Mr. Mac’s Party Team. Other planned activities include a raffle for fantastic prizes and a homemade desserts bar.

How can we buy tickets?
Paper tickets are not required to enter the event, but you must pay the entrance fee in advance to be on the guest list.

If you would like to pay your entrance fee online, please RSVP using the form at the bottom of the event invitation and you will be sent an email with our bank information. You can also RSVP in our Facebook event to receive the bank information.

Advance payment via cash will be possible at selected IWCS member events leading up to the event.

What is included in the entrance fee?
Included in your prepaid entrance fee are a welcome glass of bubbly, a seasonal buffet of finger foods, and vouchers that can be exchanged for either alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks or dessert. Additional vouchers will be available for purchase during the evening.

How can I invite other people?
Friends, family members and the general public are all welcome to attend this event! Please feel free to share the event invitation on our website or our Facebook event.

What should I wear?
This is a very good opportunity to dress up a little and take your best party outfit for a spin on the dance floor. Anything from a cocktail length dress to dressy pants with a sparkly top works! Those who are a little more adventurous are encouraged to come in full 1920s costume. While the event is an excellent opportunity to go shopping, don’t worry if you can’t or don’t want to. Just pretty yourself up a little and you will be fine!

What is the venue like? Is it part of a museum?
The venue is the main hall of the Württembergische Automobilclub e.V. in central Stuttgart, go to www.wac1899.com for more information. The club was founded over one hundred years ago by Daimler, Maybach and Bosch. It is not connected in any way to the Mercedes Museum and in a different part of the city altogether.

In addition to the main room, we also have access to a large foyer for socializing and mingling as well as a cozy lounge area for quieter conversation.

There is an outside space for our guests who would like to smoke.

Where can I park on the evening of the event?
The WAC 1899 recommends that you park on Mörikestrasse, Humboldtstrasse, Hohenstauffenstrasse or Hohenzollernstrasse. All are in the immediate area surrounding the club. You can also take public transportation to Marienplatz and either walk up the stairs (a nine-minute walk) or take Bus #41 from Marienplatz to the next stop of Mörikestrasse (making it a five-minute walk but less uphill – please note that this bus will not be running later in the evening when the event is over).

Are the entrance fees tax deductible?
Unfortunately, we will be unable to issue tax receipts for that portion of your entrance fee over and above the costs of the event, although receipts for additional cash and bank transfer donations will be available.

Any other questions? Please contact us using the form below. See you in April!