Members Only Tour of the Mercedes Benz Football Arena

English-language tour of the Mercedes Benz Football Arena
Saturday, July 23rd at 10:15
Meeting point: VfB Fan-Center, Mercedesstraße 73 A, 70372 Stuttgart
Nearest Station: Neckarpark (S) or NeckarPark Stadion (U)
Cost: €5 per person, paid in advance (non-refundable)
RSVP no later than June 16th, family members welcome

Mercedes Benz StadiumThe Mercedes-Benz Arena, home to the top-tier Bundesliga VfB Stuttgart, is more than just a football stadium. It has played an important part in German history, having hosted both the German’s first international football match after World War II in 1950 as well as the first match after German reunification in 1990. In both cases the ever-neutral Switzerland was the opponent.

The current stadium design allows for over 60,000 onlookers and is considered one of the finest in Europe. Please join the IWCS for a 90-minute tour of the stadium on Saturday, July 23rd at 10:30. The tour includes the press rooms, media hall, mixed-zone, business suits, fan meeting point, standing area in the Cannstatter Kurve, changing room area, players tunnel, and inner stadium.

This tour is open to all members and their families. Please note that while there is no minimum age, strollers are not permitted on the tour.

Given the tendency for these type of tours to fill up quickly, we have booked two simultaneous tours meaning we can have as many as 50 participants! The cost is 5 per person attending, paid in advance. The IWCS will sponsor the remainder of the tour costs.

Last day to RSVP is June 16th using the contact form below or in the pending Facebook event. Cancellations after this date are non-refundable.


English-language Tour of Weissenhof Estate Architecture
Sunday, June 12th at 12:45
Location: Weissenhof Estate, 70191 Stuttgart-Killesberg
Nearest Station: Kunstakademie (Bus 44 from Hauptbahnhof)
Cost: €5 per person (max. 20 participants)

The Weissenhof Estate in Stuttgart (Weissenhofsiedlung and the Weissenhofmuseum im Haus Le Corbusier) is a unique look into the forward-thinking architectuWeissenhofsiedlungral and design minds of the late-1920s.

This distinctive residential building exhibition known as “Neues Bauen” (or ‘new build’) reflected the societal and cultural changes of the early 20th century.

Starting in 1927, seventeen architects under the artistic direction of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created a unique residential scheme for modern urban residents. The architects participating in the exhibition were known among their peers as part of the international avant garde. Largely shunned and condemned by the Third Reich; today they are among the most notable masters of modern architecture.

The semi-detached homes designed by Le Corbusier are aesthetic, social and technical examples of the ever-changing architectural attitudes of the time. Following extensive restoration of the interiors, the façades, and the grounds, the structure is now open to visitors.

Please join the IWCS for a 90-minute tour through the grounds and the museum on Sunday, June 12th. We will meet at 12:45 and start the tour 13:00. This tour is open to members and family members. Participants are asked to prepay €5 per person and the club will cover the cost of the tour and the remainder of the entrance fees.

To RSVP, please use the contact form below or reply in the pending Facebook event.

ACE 2016 Update for April – Contest Announcement!

Copyright: <a href='http:/'>larser/123RF Stock Photo</a>; Now little more than one month away…our Annual Charity Event 2016 is getting closer and closer!

Our organizing committee has been receiving donation after donation for the raffle at the big event on April 30th. Among the latest arrivals are  gift certificates from (karls)kitchen for the  Breuninger Confiserie, and Alte Kanzlei restaurant.

Other exciting prizes have arrived from various small shops and businesses throughout Stuttgart and Esslingen, including things to eat (Super Jami, The English Tearoom, Kitchen Delight), beauty products (L’Occitane, Mary Kay, Soapisch) and art (Sim1, Lumas, Marina Inoue). To see all of the companies who have donated, please check out our sponsor list.

Each week will be highlighting one of the sponsors on the IWC Stuttgart Facebook page – be sure to give that page a “like” so you don’t miss any of that information and other party-related bits.

If you haven’t already, don’t forget to pay the entrance fee for the big event! The RSVP deadline has been extended to April 11th, but to encourage you to send in your payment early, we are pleased to announce a contest!!!

ALL GUESTS WHO HAVE PAID BY MARCH 31ST WILL BE ENTERED INTO A SPECIAL DRAWING TO WIN A GIFT BAG containing donated swag from our generous sponsors LUMAS, L’Occitane, and Frau Blum! See all the terms and conditions at the bottom of this page.

Finally, if you are not able to come the Charity Event this year, please consider donating to our collection for Frauen helfen Frauen via our crowdfunding site at Betterplace. They accept all kinds of payment forms, including Paypal.

Thanks for your support and see you at the party later this month!
Vaida Kovalick
IWCS Charity Event Coordinator

Early Payment Drawing Terms and Conditions

The International Women’s Club of Stuttgart e.V. (IWCS) is giving away 20 gift bags to early paying guests of the International Women’s Club of Stuttgart’s Annual Charity Event 2016 (ACE 2016).

1. The Promoter is The International Women’s Club Stuttgart e.V. Herzkirschenweg 26, 70437, Germany

2. Guests will be automatically entered into the drawing when full payment of the €55 ACE 2016 entrance fee is received in the IWCS bank account no later than midnight CET on 31 March 2016 along with guest’s name.

3. Winners will be drawn at random on April 5th by the ACE 2016 committee during their April organizing meeting.

4. Winners will notified upon arrival to the ACE 2016 on April 30th and given a choice of gift bag on a first come, first served basis until all bags are awarded.

5. Winning guests can choose one of three special gift bags (limited amounts of each available):

LUMAS gift bag, containing:
Lumas open edition miniature print
Lumas promotional material

L’Occitane Gift Bag, containing:
30ml bottle of limited edition Cherry Blossom Hand Cream
L’Occitane catalogue and new seasons promotional material

Frau Blum Gift bag, containing:
1 x 250ml High quality Frau Blum massage oil
1 x 10% Discount Voucher
1 x Frau Blum Event Calendar
1 x Frau Blum information material

6. The prize is neither transferable nor exchangeable and cannot be exchanged for money or money’s worth.

7. The IWCS is not responsible for issuing unclaimed prizes after the ACE 2016.

8. All IWCS decisions are final with respect to all matters relating to awarding of the prizes and shall not be subjected to review or appeal by any entrant or by any third party.The IWCS is not responsible for issuing unclaimed prizes after the ACE 2016.


Calling all bakers!!

Dear Members,

As has been our tradition, we are asking again to donate your baked goods for the dessert table for the Annual Charity Event on April 30th. Your baking skills will greatly contribute to the proceeds for Frauen helfen Frauen, our designated charity.

This year we will again be offering a single-price dessert plate (5 euros per plate), so people can enjoy various bites of different desserts. So choose your favorite recipe and help us to help the Frauenhaus.

ACE2013 Dessert table
Some of the beautiful desserts at the 2013 ACE

Baker guidelines:

1. Please make sure your recipe does not have raw eggs or cream – we do not have a refrigeration option.

2. If you are planning to bake a cake or a brownie or something similar, please do cut them into pieces. Do not worry about the size, we will cut them into smaller pieces if need be.

3. If you are coming to the event (we would love to see you there!) please bring your dessert with you. If you are not coming (we will definitely miss you) you can arrange to give it to one of the charity event organizers.

4. As per the new EU rule, we will ask you fill in an Ingredient Disclosure Form (possible allergens). Copies will be be available at the event or from the dessert table organizer, Jeannie Cropsey, in advance.

To pledge your baked goods, please use the form below to contact Jeannie directly. Thanks for your support!

2016 Steering Committee


Thanks to all members who came out for our Annual General Meeting last week! Active members like you make our world go round 💕

Congratulations to our 11th official steering committee elected last night! Your 2016-2017 leadership team includes:

Sandra Bartsch as Vice President in charge of Communication,

Dorothee C Klein as Treasurer,

Michelle Niese Mendel and Stephanie Siebert as Activities Coordinators,

Billie Schoeler in charge of Membership and our monthly dinners,

Nicola Dawber handling the Mother’s Corner group,

Vaida Kovalick returning for Charity,

Claire DeVaney taking over as Secretary of the Club, and

Emily Born staying on another year as President.

Annual Charity Event 2016 March Update

Kessler row of glassesThe big day is rapidly approaching…our Annual Charity Event 2016 is only two months away!!!!

The organizing committee has been hard at work collecting prizes for the raffle taking place at the event on April 30th, which always brings lots of excitement to our guests. However, we are still a bit shorthanded, so if you would like to help us, please contact me using the form below or on Facebook.

Our regular sponsors, such as Holiday Inn, Maritim Hotel, Korbmayer have been generous again this year. And our own Nicola Dawber is creating another wonderful theme-inspired (!!!) piece of jewelry. Who will be the lucky winner?

So don’t forget to reserve your spot on the guest list before March 30th! By sending a message to rsvp (at), you will automatically receive the bank and payment information.

And keep checking our IWC Stuttgart Members Group on Facebook – we will be posting various party related tidbits.

We would also like to encourage you to spread the word about our fundraising site on Betterplace. Please, check the link and share it with your families and friends – on Facebook, by email, Twitter. We have only raised 100 EUR so far. It is also a good way to contribute to the IWCS cause, if you are not able to come to the event itself.

Thank you!
Vaida Kovalick, Charity Coordinator

Members-only Movie Night: Casanova (2005)

CasanovaPrelude to our Masquerade Charity Event
Friday, April 8th at 19:30
Location: Billie’s house in Leonberg

To get us all in the mood for masks and masquarades, we invite club members to join us in April for a showing of Lasse Hallström’s 2005 movie, Casanova with Heath Ledger in the title role.

This evening will be hosted by member Billie Schoeler in her apartment in Leonberg, limit 10 participants.

We will start out the evening with a Sekt toast at 19:30 and the movie will start promptly at 20:00. Participants are asked to bring a dish to share (sweet or salty) and Billie will provide the drinks.

If you would like to RSVP for this event, please use the contact for below or in the pending private Facebook event.