ACE 2017 Update – Save the Date!

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This year’s Annual Charity Event is coming up on May 6th and the ACE team are hard at work nailing down sponsors for our Black & White Night.

Just like last year, you can look forward to
– Welcome drinks supplied by Kessler Sekt
– Grand Raffle with great prizes
– Delicious dessert table
– Buffet dinner
– Fabulous company!

New this year:
– A challenging general knowledge table quiz
– Fully seated evening

We’re excited to announce that tickets will go on sale February 1st so keep an eye out for you invitation coming soon in the post.

Happy New Year!

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Dear Members,

I am beyond thrilled to still be on this journey with you in 2017, twelve years after our club’s founders first had the idea to start a group like this.

But if we want to grow and thrive, we are going to need a little help from all of you. Here are four easy things you can do to make this club a success in 2017 and beyond:

  • Come to the Annual General Meeting on March 21st and have your say. We need your feedback and ideas about the club.
  • Host an event at your home. We have been sorely missing smaller meet ups and meals in intimate settings.
  • Come up with your own small idea for a fundraiser. One of the goals laid out in our charter is to support the Frauenhaus and the best way to do that is with money. One member held a clothing swap. Another is hosting a makeup party. What could you do?
  • Join us at the Annual Charity Event on May 6th. It’s loads of fun and even if you are limited in the amount you can donate, just being part of the crowd helps us help the Frauenhaus.

Got all that? Save the dates (March 21st and May 6th) and think of something small to host.

We are looking forward to it!

Emily B.

Stuttgart City Tour Bus & Lunch

Saturday, April 29th at 9:45am
Meeting Point: iPunkt Center (Tourist Info) Königstraße 1A, 70173 Stuttgart-Mitte
Nearest station: Hauptbahnhof
This event open to IWCS members and their guests/families
Prepayment deadline: April 15th
To RSVP, use the contact form below or the pending Facebook event

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If you have ever seen this big, red bus lumbering around town and thought, “I should try that some time” – well, now is your chance!

On April 29th, the IWC Stuttgart will be riding the bus with our families and guests! We will start the tour together at 10:00 and then stop somewhere for a communal lunch, but after that point you are encouraged to use the remainder of your 24-hour ticket to explore at your own pace.

We can get on and off the bus as at any of the nine bus stops in the Stuttgart area. Alternatively, you and your guests can stay on the bus and enjoy the flair of the city from your seat on a 100-minute round trip.

Stops include:

  • Tourist Information/Hauptbahnhof
  • Schlossplatz
  • Pig Museum
  • Mercedes Benz Museum
  • Wilhelma/Neckar-Käpt´n
  • Weingenuss / Römer
  • Weinwanderung
  • Killesberg / Weissenhofmuseum
  • Linden Museum

Tickets are normally €15  per person but the IWCS will be partially sponsoring this event, bringing the per person cost down to €5 each. Invite as many friends and family members as you would like to hang out with that day and send €5 person to the IWCS bank account no later than April 15th to reserve your spot.

We’ll talk about lunch plans closer to the actual day. In the meantime, you can RSVP using the form below or the pending Facebook event.

Save the Date – AGM 2017

As a registered  German Verein, we are required in our bylaws to hold this important member meeting during the first quarter of each year. All current members will receive an official invitation via email shortly.

Elections will be held for all steering committee positions and any current member is welcome to inquire about how to get involved using the form below.

As always, we will enjoy with a delicious Swabian dinner at the SSB Events Center at Waldau Park before starting our meeting. We would love to see you all there!!!

Check your weekly reminders or the Facebook group for more details in February.

New IWCS Focus Group – Current Events

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We are extremely lucky to have not one, but TWO new focus groups starting in the month of February. These are small groups of like-minded members who meet regularly to explore a common interest such as crafting, books, or walking. Any current member can start a focus group!

In addition to the Game Night group planning to meet for the first time this month, member Suzanne C. will be starting up a Current Events group. Here is her description:

Hello Ladies! Do you want to know the latest news? Are you fascinated with current events? How about a new IWCS group that meets once a month to discuss the latest happenings — local, regional, and global? The topics can range from the environment to security-related matters. I will look into having guest speakers and we can also have discussions on topics of interest led by members of the group (no one needs to be a subject matter expert). In short, we will be having fascinating discussions coupled with enjoying each other’s company.

Ground rules for etiquette/diplomacy will be discussed and established at our first meeting, as well as the meeting format. 

The Current Events group will meet for the first time on February 9th – check your member newsletter for details!

Pub Quiz Night (ACE2017 Preview Event)

Monday, February 13th from 20:00
Location: The Auld Rogue Irish Pub, Hauptstr 57, 70563 Stuttgart-Vaihingen
Nearest Station: Vaihingen Bahnhof
For details and to RSVP, please see our blog post or the pending Facebook event
 

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We are very excited to announce that our Annual Charity Event 2017 (ACE) will feature a general knowledge table quiz to test your trivia, get you laughing, and bring out your competitive streak! Tickets for the 2017 ACE Black&White Night are going on sale shortly and to celebrate (and get you warmed up), we’re heading to The Auld Rogue for the Monday Night Pub Quiz.

Food and drinks are available to buy at the venue. Bring a friend! Use the contact form below to let Claire know if you will be attending.

English Language Tour of Japanese Food Exhibit + Dinner

English Language Tour of Japanese Food Exhibit at the Linden Museum + Dinner
Wednesday, March 15th at 18:45
Location: Linden Museum, Hegelplatz 1, 70174 Stuttgart-Mitte
Nearest Station: Hauptbahnhof, Börsenplatz
For IWCS members +1 guest
Pre-payment deadline: February 28th

RSVP using the form below or in the pending Facebook event

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In keeping with their mission of opening the world to its visitors, the Linden Museum in Stuttgart is offering another eye-opening exhibition called “Oishii! Japan’s Food Culture”. „Oishii!“ means “It tastes good” and in Japan it is one of the most commonly used word to describe food. This expression goes hand in hand with the social and cultural identity of the one who eats.

The Linden’s collections are intended to present the diversity of human cultures and facilitate emotional and intellectual encounters and this exhibition does not disappoint. This coming March 15th, we are excited to offer an evening of culture and fine Japanese cuisine. This special exhibition will cover the technological achievements necessary for the food production and preparation, the changing Japanese eating habits throughout history, who eats what and when, Sake the “holy drink”, and the ever important tea culture. After the tour, IWCS members and their +1 guest will enjoy a three-course Japanese dinner at Hegel 1, organized just for us.

This is a +1 event, which means:

  • Any IWCS member plus one guest are welcome to attend.
  • Your +1 can be a partner, spouse, adult child, or friend.
  • You and your guest each pay the member cost described below.

The 60 minute tour will starts at 6:45 and will be be followed immediately by the meal. The IWC Stuttgart will be subsidizing the event by covering all guided tour and entrance fees. The only portion you and your guest will be responsible for is the €30 dinner fee (per person) plus your drinks for the evening. To hold the event we need at least 10 people confirmed and paid to the IWCS bank account no later than February 28th. The maximum number of participants is 25 so signup today!

If you have any extenuating circumstances that keep you from getting the funds to us by that date, please speak directly with the host so we don’t assume you are no longer interested. Prepayments are non-refundable after the payment deadline. Members who have to cancel at the last minute are welcome to find another member or guest to send in their place.

To RSVP and receive the bank account information, please send an email to Billie using the form below.