2016 MEMBERS ONLY HOLIDAY DINNER AND GIFT EXCHANGE

IWCS Holiday Dinner and Gift Exchange (for members only)
Tuesday the 13th of December from 18:30
Location: Alte Kanzlei, Schillerplatz 5, 70173 Stuttgart
SSB: Schlossplatz / Charlottenplatz

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Join us in December for our annual Holiday dinner and gift exchange!

We will start out our evening with a complimentary welcome drink and appetizer, followed by a delicious buffet dinner.

After dining, you are welcome to take part in our optional gift exchange, which is loads of fun every year. If you would like to participate, please bring a wrapped gift worth €15 (no gag or re-gifts please). Choose something you yourself would be happy to receive because with this exchange, that could very well happen!

WHEN
Tuesday the 13th of December from 18:30

WHERE
Alte Kanzlei Restaurant, Schillerplatz 5, 70173 Stuttgart
Nearest stop: Schlossplatz / Charlottenplatz

MENU DETAILS
This year’s menu and service features:

Soup buffet –
Pumpkin ginger soup with pumpkin seed oil
Cream of potato with leek and croutons
Rustic bread and butter

Your choice of main, served at the table (to be selected in advance) –
Fillet of suckling pig with kohlrabi and mashed potatoes (€30)
Roasted Monkfish with jumbo shrimp in rosemary sauce with tomato and black pasta (€30)
Vegetable risotto with parmesan chip (€23)

Dessert –
Apple fritters with sugar and cinnamon, vanilla sauce and chocolate ice cream
Selection of organic cheeses with orange mustard and dark grapes

The IWCS is sponsoring the welcome drink, table water, and bruschetta appetizers. Members are responsible for the drinks they order during the event.

RESERVATION AND PRE-PAYMENT
We will have space for up to 40 guests.

Pre-payment of your meal is required via bank transfer no later than the 6th of December to reserve your spot. You may also pay in cash to Emily, Dorothee, or Sandra any time before that date.

Pricing:
Vegetarian option €23
Fish or meat option €30

RSVP to Billie Schoeler using the form below or via the Facebook event and be sure to specify which main dish you would like. Bank details will be posted in the Facebook event or sent to you if you are reserving via email.

If you have to cancel at the last minute, your meal must still be paid for, so unfortunately pre-payments are not refundable (you are welcome to find another member to take your place). See you at the holiday table in December!

 

 

ACE 2017 UPDATE – SAVE THE DATE FOR MAY 6TH

 

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We’re excited to announce that theme of our next charity event, as voted by you the members, will be BLACK & WHITE NIGHT and the big party will be held on May 6, 2017.

We’re also very pleased to say that we have secured the Württembergische Automobil Club once more as our venue. 

So, black OR white or black AND white? We’ll leave the interpretation up to you. For us it’s one or the other, or both!

Look out for more details in the coming months.

WALKING TOUR OF LUDWIGSBURG

ENGLISH-LANGUAGE WALKING TOUR OF LUDWIGSBURG
Sunday, October 30th at 9:45
Cost: FREE
Nearest train station: Ludwigsburg Bahnhof
Host: Michelle Niese-Mendel

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In our quest to learn more about the surrounding areas of Stuttgart, we are stopping in at Ludwigsburg next. The Ludwigsburg Schloss (castle) is always an interesting topic, but the city and surrounding community are equally fascinating.

Settled in the stone and bronze ages and occupied by the Romans at the end of the 1st century, Ludwigsburg’s history is rich. Years later in the early 1700s, the Ludwigsburg Palace was built by Duke Eberhard Ludwig von Württemberg and the settlement was established. The royal seat oscillated between Stuttgart and Ludwigsburg between 1730 and 1800. Kings, queens, and mistresses…we will hear all about the intrigue of royal life in this baroque city on this 90-minute tour.

Spaces are limited to 25 participants; members and their families are welcome to attend this event. Strollers for little ones are OK. Our tour starts AND ends at the fountain in the middle courtyard of the castle (Großer Mathildenhof on the Mömpelgard Street). We will meet there at 9:45 and our tour will start promptly at 10:00.

After the tour, all participants are invited to join us for an optional breakfast buffet (not a brunch) at a restaurant to be determined by participants prior to the event.

To RSVP, please fill in the form below or join the pending Facebook event.

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TOUR OF “THE SWABIANS” AT LANDESMUSEUM BW

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“The Swabians” Exhibit and Tour
Sunday, November 13th at 15:00
Landesmuseum Württemberg, Schillerplatz 6, 70173 Stuttgart (Altes Schloss)
Host: Emily Born

IWCS members and their spouses/partners are invited to join us in November for an English-language tour of the new Swabian exhibit at the Landesmuseum in Stuttgart.

Our tour will be one hour long and in English. The club will be sponsoring the guide fees for this fun exhibit!! Participants pay a discounted entrance fee of 10 euros per person and you are welcome to stay and look around after the tour. We will meet inside at the Kasse to buy tickets at 15:00 and our tour will start promptly at 15:20.

With a bit of history and a lot of culture, this exhibit will fill our heads with all kinds of necessary and unnecessary information about the local folks from our part of Germany . Not to be missed if you are new and trying to figure them out! For more information in German, please visit the Landesmuseum website.

If you have little ones, don’t miss the Super Schwaben exhibit at the Junge Schloss! Although we won’t be visiting that exhibit and our tour is restricted to adults only, it’s something to keep in mind if you would like to include the rest of the family in your day at the museum.

This event is limited to 20 participants. To reserve your spot, please RSVP using the form below or in the pending Facebook event

ACE 2017 Update for October

Late last month the Annual Charity Event 2017 committee held its first planning meeting with a review of your questionnaire responses. Your great feedback has inspired us to make a few exciting changes and additions to the format.

What we learned:

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You love the venue but you want more seating!
We got it. We’re looking into the possibility of ‘cabaret’ style seating at the Württembergischer Automobilclub which will mean everyone can take a load off and sit down to dinner with all their friends, old and new. And speaking of new friends…

You’d like more opportunities to mingle!
This year we would like to make it easier for you to get to know everyone in the room, even if you’re flying solo. As well as grouped seating, we’re working on some new fun elements that will make it harder to be a wallflower. But we’re not going to tell you what they are just yet! You’ll need to buy a ticket to find out.

You love a good theme!
This year we’re asking for your vote on three themes. If you haven’t seen the Facebook poll yet, hop to it! Voting closes soon!

Finally, I also want to say welcome all our Annual Charity Event team members. Looking forward to working with you all!

Janelle Nicole
Jeannie Sterling Cropsey
Michelle Niese Mendel
Sandra Bartsch
Maren Schaich-Weigel
Emily Born
Dorothee Klein
Vaida Kovalick
Suzanne Loflin Callamari
Stephanie Sandlin

Looking forward to bringing you a fun ACE in 2017.

Claire DeVaney and The ACE2017 Team

MOTHER’S CORNER HALLOWEEN PARTY

Sunday, October 23rd
14:00 – 17:00
Location: Allison’s home in Neckartailfingen

  

Join us in October for a children’s Halloween party for members only to be held at Allison’s house. Limited space available – will close at 15 children max. Please have your child dressed in their Halloween costume and parents are encouraged to wear costumes as well!

Parents must stay with their child for the duration of the party. Please bring a treat, either sweet or savory, to share. There will be a sign-up for treats on the Facebook event page.

See you there!

If you have any question please contact Allison on Facebook or using the contact form below.

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT: TEA TASTING

Tea Tasting at The English Tearoom
Date: Sunday, September 18th, starting at 15:00
Location: The English Tearoom, Weißenburgstr. 29, 70180 Stuttgart-West
Cost per member €30 paid in advance


Join us for an exciting voyage around the world of tea trying all sorts of fine teas along the way. We’ll explore its history, cultural impact and learn about how it is harvested and made.

The price per person for the two hour seminar and tea tasting & scones is € 30 (partly sponsored by the IWCS).

Please note that we need a minimum of 10 participants and the maximum is 12, so reserve your spot now! This event is currently only open to IWCS members.

To reserve your spot, check out the pending Facebook event in our members group or use the contact form below.