ACE 2018 – WHO IS INVITED?

2018 ACE

Here’s a question we get all the time about our charity events –

Is this event only for members/women/couples?

Absolutely not! 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.

Everyone is welcome – singles, couples, men, women, groups, IWCS members, friends of the club, and members of the public.

The more the merrier!

If you’d like more information about the Charity Event or to buy tickets, click on the Dreamers graphic above!

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Annual Charity Event 2018 Update – Tickets on Sale February 1st!

Villa Humboldt

The ACE 2018 Team is currently working overtime to create an exciting charity event for members and guests of the International Women’s Club Stuttgart to be held on April 14th this year.

Plans are underway for a party like we’ve never had before! Here is what’s different this year:

NEW VENUE!
The Villa Humboldt is a grand old lady carefully watching over the Stuttgart valley and, although she may have a few wrinkles, she is nevertheless enchanting. We are so excited to be among the few people who will be able to visit and celebrate in the Villa before it is sold to private developers and starts a new life.

Built in the early 1900s, the house was originally home of a diplomat who lived there with his family and it stayed in the hands of the family until 2014. Apart from some disrepair and little aging the house has remained largely unchanged over the years.  The Villa Humboldt gives visitors an exclusive peek into the lives of Stuttgart’s past well-to-do families as well as the most stunning view any house in Stuttgart could offer.

TICKETING
A standard ticket  will cost €70 per person. As in years past, this includes a welcome glass of bubbly and another drink of your choice, a buffet dinner, and a full evening of entertainment with the IWCS at the Villa Humboldt.

This year we will also be offering table packages for groups of ten people starting at €65 per person.

Eventbrite
We’re pleased to announce that 2018 ticketing will be processed exclusively through the Eventbrite ticketing portal.

In 2017 we tried out Eventbrite for managing ticket sales.  Guests found Eventbrite easy to use and were really pleased to have a ticket delivered to their in-box. But it was behind the scenes where Eventbrite’s benefits really paid off.  Instead of dealing with unwieldly lists, chasing payments, and matching records, members of the organizing committee could leave the work of seamlessly providing guest tickets to Eventbrite while we concentrated our energy on making the ACE a fun and successful evening.

Tickets go on sale February 1st at our Eventbrite portal – watch this space for the live link!

WHAT ISN’T CHANGING

  • FRAUEN HELFEN FRAUEN – Like every year, funds raised at the Annual Charity Event will support the work of Frauen helfen Frauen e.V, who manage a women’s shelter right here in Stuttgart. Their work helps to support victims of domestic violence in finding safe housing for themselves and their children.
  • PICK-A-PRIZE RAFFLE DRAW – You will again be able to try your luck in our mega Tombola complete with donations from some of Stuttgart’s most generous businesses.
  • PHOTO BOOTH – There will be plenty of opportunities to have great photo taken with your friends in their finest outfits in our photo booth.
  • DRESS THE THEME – You’re invited to get creative in dressing up our 2018 theme of ‘La La Land’ (the movie). If you need some inspiration, check out our Pinterest mood board for ideas!

If you have any questions you can get in touch with a charity committee member using the contact form below or in the pending Facebook event.

It is an unbelievable pleasure to be working on such an exciting event to support this important and worthy cause. With your help, we can help victims of domestic violence in Stuttgart to find safety again and have a grand time doing it.

We are absolutely FIZZING to see you there!

AGM 2018 – Bring Your Spare Change for our Collection!

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Every year at our AGM, we do a little something to collect money to add to the current year’s Frauen helfen Frauen fundraising efforts.

Let us help you declutter your coin purses and pockets – we are happy to take all of your extra euro coins off your hands! After a successful coin collection last year, we will be doing it again at this AGM. Our Treasurer, Dorothee Klein, will bring an empty bucket for you to dump them in and take them to the bank to sort and donate.

Check your pockets, your wallets and your junk drawers and bring all those annoying and useless little one and two cent coins (and higher!) with you to the AGM and help us make a difference for the ladies at the Frauenhaus.

AGM 2018 – Directions to Waldau Park

SSB

If you have already RSVPed for the Annual General Meeting, thank you!!!

The SSB Conference Center at Waldau Park (SSB-Veranstaltungszentrum) is located directly underneath the Fernsehturm in Stuttgart and is quite easy to reach by car or U-Bahn.*

The exact name and address of the meeting location:
SSB-Veranstaltungszentrum Waldaupark
Friedrich-Strobel-Weg 4-6
70597 Stuttgart
Tel. (0711) 78 85-45 11

The building is in the middle of the Waldau Sports Park and there is a parking lot directly next to it. It is also a very short walk to the Waldau or Heumaden stops.

Walking directions from the Waldau stop: If you are traveling with the U-Bahn from downtown, please take the stairs to your left when you exit the train. If you arrive from Sillenbuch/Fernsehturm, take the stairs to your right. After you’ve reached the top of the stairs, turn left and take the narrow path which leads directly to the conference center.

You can find a map showing both stops and the building here.

The main website for the SSB-Veranstaltungszentrum Waldaupark can be found here.

*Please note that we are in a different room than we have been in recent years. Find us in the smaller room next door – it does not look out onto the back of the building.

Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions and we’ll see you there!!

Members Only: Tour of the Porsche Factory (+1 Event)

buildings-1851246_1920PORSCHE FACTORY TOUR
Friday, March 2nd at 9:45
Meeting place: Porsche Museum, Porscheplatz 1, 70435 Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen
Nearest station: Neuwirtshaus (S) or Salzwiesenstrasse (U)
Host: Michelle Moore

In an age when most of its competitors have been absorbed into larger manufacturers, Porsche remains a staunchly — and profitably — independent maker of high-performance sports cars. The Porsche name has become synonymous with sports cars and race cars because that is what company founders Ferdinand Porsche and his son Ferdinand (“Ferry”) set out to build when they first set up shop with 200 workers in 1948.

We’ve booked a March tour of the famous Porsche factory in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen for IWCS members and a +1 guest. This is not the usual museum tour but a private behind-the-scenes look at the factory itself, just for us!

Our English-language tour for 15 participants will take approximately two hours and require us to walk roughly three kilometers, including stairs. For safety reasons, they may not be able to show us all production areas, but they will try. Because this is an active factory, there are safety requirements that we will need to follow.  You must wear closed-toe shoes for this tour. Additionally, we will not be allowed to bring our mobile phones/cameras into the factory – they will be kept for us at the cash desk during the tour, or lockers are available. Please see the complete list of safety rules at the end of this post.

The member cost for this event is €6 per person, to be paid in advance no later than February 23rd. You will receive our bank details for the transfer when you RSVP for the event.

This is a +1 event, which means:

  • Any IWCS member plus one guest are welcome to attend.
  • Your +1 can be a partner, spouse, child over the age of 12, or friend.
  • You and your guest each pay the member cost listed above.

To start the reservation process, please RSVP in the pending Facebook event or use the form below to contact the host, Michelle Moore, if you are not on Facebook.

All prepayments should be in our bank account no later than the 23rd of February. 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.

 

 

Safety requirements for this tour:

Porsche Tour

Members Only Outing to the Bärensee

Baerensee

BÄRENSEE OUTING
For all members and their families (including pets!)
Sunday, April 22nd at 13:00
Meeting point: Bärenschlössle im Rotwildpark, Mahdentalstraße 14, 70569 Stuttgart
Nearest station: Most easily reached by car, but you can take the 92 bus from Üniversität and then walk
Hosts: Alex & George Elwin

Come join us for a family-friendly outdoor event where we will explore the area around the Bärenschlößle, a former baronial hunting lodge which has now been lovingly restored  into a cosy restaurant on two levels, serving Flammkuchen and other German favorites.

In order to secure a sufficient supply of drinking water for the people of Stuttgart, Duke Christoph had a dam built in 1566 which created the Pfaffensee and then later the Bärensee and Neue See. This area is now a wonderful place to explore at any time of the year with its picnic and grill areas and countless walks.

Alex and George will have several options on offer with activities available for those with children and two different lengths of walks for those who want to exercise their dogs or themselves.

Afterwards we will all meet back at the Bärenschlößle for coffee and cake/ice cream inside or out, depending on weather. You can even bring a picnic if you are feeling hardy and the weather isn’t terrible. It may well still be chilly out – often it snows in April in Stuttgart!

For questions or to RSVP, please visit the pending event in our members Facebook group or use the contact form below if you don’t have Facebook.

Members Only Clothing Swap to Benefit Frauen Helfen Frauen

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CLOTHING SWAP TO BENEFIT FRAUEN HELFEN FRAUEN
For IWCS members +1 guest (ladies only!)
Sunday, March 25th at 14:00
Location: Billie’s House in Leonberg
Limit 10 guests – donation of 10 euros per person requested

Hosts: Billie Schoeler and Claire DeVaney

**This post was updated to reflect a change in the date of this event from March 18th to March 25th**

You know those clothes that you put on, then take off again thinking “I love it, but it’s just not me”? Those ones that looked good on the hanger but just don’t feel right? We all have them…so why not come along to our clothes swap and share them.

Here’s how it works: bring along some good quality women’s clothing, shoes, or accessories to swap with one another (please no used bathing suits, lingerie etc.). And not just clothes! Feel free to bring along gently worn shoes, handbags, jewelery, scarves and unopened beauty products to swap.

Please bring items you’d be happy to give to your friends NOT things that need to be binned. We’ll need clothes of all sizes and they must be washed, ironed, and in good condition (no holes or stains).

We are requesting that each guest bring 10 euros per person as a donation to cover some drinks, nibbly bits, and a donation to Frauen helfen Frauen.

This is a +1 event, which means:

  • Any IWCS member plus one (female) guest are welcome to attend.
  • Your +1 can be a friend or adult family member.
  • This event is limited to 10 guests total.

To start the reservation process, please RSVP in the pending Facebook event or use the form below to contact the hosts if you are not on Facebook.