SPECIAL EVENT -KESSLER SEKT TOUR AND LUNCH (+1)

Kessler Sekt Tour & Lunch
January 21st from 10:30
Location: Kessler Sekt, Marktplatz 21, 73728 Esslingen am Neckar
Nearest station: Esslingen Bahnhof
Prepayment of €10 per person due before January 14th
Host: to be determined

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Kessler Sekt is Baden-Württemberg’s favorite brand of bubbly and IWCS members are lucky to grab a January tour of through the medieval vaulted cellars of Germany’s oldest Sektkellerei. The winding and fascinating history of Kessler began in 1826 and continues to delight locals and visitors alike to this day.

This wonderful Saturday event will last 1.5 hours and be followed by a tasting of up to 3 of Kessler’s delicious offerings.  We can have a maximum of 30 participants on this tour and requests for this tour have been frequent, so reserve your spot now!

For interested parties, we will also make reservations for a lunch at a local restaurant. Location to be determined by participants.

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 listed below.

The cost of this event is €10 per person, paid in advance. The IWC Stuttgart will be subsidizing the remainder of the event fees for the tour. All food and drinks ordered are the responsibility of the member and her guest.

To reserve your spot, please RSVP using the form below or respond in the pending Facebook event. To confirm your reservation, please transfer the  €10 per person to the IWCS bank account no later than January 14th. 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.

ACE 2017 – CALL FOR EVENT SPONSORS

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As you know, work on our 2017 Annual Charity Event: Black and White Night is well underway. Each year we appeal to local businesses, big and small, for sponsorship support.

There are several different types of sponsorship available but all offer an opportunity for a business to make themselves better known among our members.

Do you know of a great business that you find yourself often recommending to friends? Perhaps a priceless real-estate agent, hair dresser, tax accountant or travel agent that offers you the best deals and you simply couldn’t do without?

We would like to reach out to them and request their support in our charity activities.

Please send us your recommendations and we will contact them as a part of our sponsors campaign. Feel free to use the contact form below or to grab one of the charity committee members at the next event.

Thanks for your ideas!
Claire DeVaney
2017 Charity Coordinator

 

OUR NEW +1 POLICY

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You might have seen this recently in an IWCS special event:

“This is a +1 event”

This is what we are calling our new simplified guest policy and here’s how it works:

From time to time we offer outings and tours that can accommodate a larger number of participants. In the past, we’ve sometimes opened extra spaces to partners and sometimes filled spots at the last minute with prospective members or friends. This wasn’t always the fairest system, so we recently made some changes.

When an event is marked +1, this means that:

  • Any IWCS member plus one guest are welcome to attend.
  • Your +1 can be a partner, adult family member, or friend.
  • You and your guest each pay the member cost listed in the event.

Adult family member could mean your spouse, a parent or sibling who is in town, or a child over age 18. Sometimes younger children will also be invited, depending on the particular event (check the write up for details).

To confirm your reservation, you may be asked to prepay your part of the cost by a certain date. If you have any extenuating circumstances that keep you from getting the funds to us before the deadline, please speak directly with the host.

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.

If you have any questions about this new policy, please ask!! We hope we have found a flexible and fair way for all members to enjoy themselves at our events.

NEW FOCUS GROUP – IWCS GAME NIGHT

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What happens when you combine an evening of board games with our broad network of fun-loving IWCS ladies? Nothing less than a fantastic evening!

For 2017, we are pleased to announce our newest focus group, “Game Night,” to be coordinated by members Michelle and Allison Mendel.

This group of board game fanatics will meet quarterly at a member’s house or restaurant of the host’s choosing. This will be a “+1” group, meaning that members are welcome to bring one guest of their choosing along to play (spouse, partner, friend, or other adult family member).

Michelle and Allison have hundreds of games to choose from, but welcome any and all contributions that have been collecting dust on your shelves. If you can explain the rules, we can play it! Current possibilities for our gaming evening include the ever popular “Spiel des Jahres” (Game of the Year) board games, perennial goodies like Euchre and Spades, simple luck-based dice games, and rare finds from around the globe.

An evening might also include games like Settlers of Catan, Settlers of Catan Baden Württemberg, Ticket to Ride, Ticket to Ride Germany, Lost Cities, Stone Age, 7 Wonders, Diamont, Carcassonne, Cacao, King of Tokyo, Isle of Skye, Pandemic, Colt Express, Power Grid, Settler’s Mill, Karuba, No Siesta, Qwixx, Qwinto, and MANY more! Most of these games take between 30 and 45 minutes which leaves time for more than one an evening or just lively chatting over Sekt or coffee.

Our first game night is already scheduled for the evening of Friday the 18th of February so mark your calendars and save the date. An event in the members’ group will be published closer to that time.

If you already know you will be interested in being part of the group, use the contact form below to send Michelle and Allison a quick note to let them know.

2017 Renewal Dues

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It’s that time of year again!

Invoices for 2017 membership fees are ready to be mailed. If you will not be renewing your membership next year, please send us a quick message using the form below so that your invoice can be cancelled.

For those of you who will be returning next year, we are offering a discount again for payment of dues before the end of the year. Dues for 2017 have been set at €50 and the early payment discount is €45 if paid before December 31, 2016. As always, members will have access to all members-only events, plenty of discounted outings, and our private Facebook groups.

If you have moved in the past year, please be sure to send us your new mailing address so we can get your invoice to the right place.

Watch for your renewal invoice to arrive in early December!

Looking forward to another wonderful year in 2017!!

SPECIAL EVENT – CANVAS & CORKSCREWS

Canvas & Corkscrew Painting Party
Wednesday, November 23rd at 18:00
Location: Poffers Café, Urbanstraße 86, 70190 Stuttgart-Ost
Host: Michelle Niese-Mendel
Cost: €15 per person (due by November 16th)

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You wanted a painting party and we’re making it happen – you don’t want to miss this!

Under the instruction of a local artist, we will be led step-by-step through the creation of your very own work of art that you can take home or give as a gift – real or gag. Art supplies are provided. We only ask that you wear painting clothing and/or bring an apron, an open mind, and a good mood.

This event will be held in Poffers Café in Stuttgart-Ost. Orders for food and drink will be taken between 18:00-18:45 and painting will begin promptly at 19:00. While we enjoy the soothing motions of painting, we can order more drinks and just enjoy our evening.

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 listed below.

The cost of this event is €15 per person, paid in advance. The IWC Stuttgart will be subsidizing the remainder of the event fees for the evening. All food and drinks ordered are the responsibility of the member and her guest.

To reserve your spot, please RSVP using the form below or respond in the pending Facebook event. To confirm your reservation, please transfer the  €15 per person to the IWCS bank account. We must have received your pre-payment a week in advance of this event (no later than November 16th) or we will assume you are cancelling your reservation. If you have any extenuating circumstances that keep you from getting the funds to us by that date, please speak with the host (Michelle).

Prepayments are non-refundable. Members who have to cancel at the last minute are welcome to find another member or guest to send in their place.

See you there with your paint smocks on!

 

MEMBERS-ONLY EVENT: 4TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE

It’s that time of the year when best cookies are made,
What fun to bake extra in order to trade!

Fourth Annual Christmas Cookie Swap and Brunch
Sunday, 11th December at 11:00
Location: Sandra Bartsch’s house in Stuttgart-Zazenhausen
Please RSVP by December 5th to Sandra Bartsch via the pending Facebook event or using the form below

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Join us for our Fourth Annual Christmas Cookie Swap and Brunch in December. Bake about three dozen of your favorite holiday cookies and bring them along with the recipe so everyone can try them at home! No need to pre-package the cookies, each guest will take the cookies and the quantity they want.

Food and drinks will be provided by the host. A bottle or two of bubbly are always welcome!

This event is limited to 12 guests.

Looking forward to a delicious and jolly party!