MEMBERS ONLY EVENT – PETIT FOURS BAKING WORKSHOP (+1)

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PETIT FOURS BAKING WORKSHOP WITH GERALDINE THE PARISIENNE 
Wednesday, February 28th at 17:45 (3 hours)
Location: The English Tearoom, Weissenburgstrasse 18, 70180 Stuttgart-Heusteigviertel
Nearest Stations: Osterreichischer Platz or Bopser
Cost: €40 per person, paid in advance (see details below)
RSVP via this blog post or the pending Facebook event before February 1st

Come and enjoy an evening of French cookery with the talented Geraldine Tran, a former IWCS member originally hailing from Paris. After a complimentary welcome glass of Champagne, Geraldine will be sharing her personal recipes and tips for baking delicious French “mini cakes” or Petit Fours. At the end of the workshop you will take your pastries home with you (box provided), along with the recipes to recreate these tasty morsels in your own home.*

This evening is part of a series of events leading up to our La La Land-themed 2018 Annual Charity Event, which will feature a fun dessert bar – this could be your inspiration!

The member cost for this event is €40, to be paid in advance. The International Women’s Club Stuttgart will be subsidizing the remainder of the fees for the class.

This is a +1 event, which means:

  • Any IWCS member plus one guest are welcome to attend.
  • Your +1 can be a partner, spouse 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. We must have a minimum of 10 participants signed up no later than February 1st for this event to take place. 

If we have reached the minimum by that date, you will then be given our bank details to send in your prepayment fee no later than February 9th. 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.

*Please note that unfortunately this course is unsuitable for people with allergies/ intolerances or dietary requirements relating to eggs, dairy, wheat or nuts.

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Members Only Event – Fondue Dinner (+1)

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Fondue Dinner
Tuesday, January 30th at 19:00
Location: Lichtblick Restaurant, Reinsburgstr.13, 70178 Stuttgart-West
Nearest stations: Stadtmitte (UBahn) or Feuersee (SBahn)

Pre-payment required before January 25th, see details below! 

Winter is fondue season! Join us for a cozy and traditional fondue evening (meat or veggie) on January 30th at Cafe Lichtblick in Stuttgart-West. This is a +1 event.

You can choose between two different menus:
1. Poulet, pork and beef in a hearty stock with sides of vegetables, different dips, baked potato and crusty baguette
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2. A wide selection of chopped vegetables (bok choi, mange tout, carrots, bellpeppers, cauliflower, brokoli, mushrooms) in a vegetable stock made with ginger, garlic, chili and soy sauce as well as a range of dips and Asian noodles.

Both menus are priced at €21,80 and do not include any drinks, which guests are responsible for on that 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, family member, or friend.
  • You and your guest each pay the member cost listed below.

To start the reservation process, please RSVP in the pending Facebook event or use the form below to contact the host, Dorothee, if you are not on Facebook.  Fondue requires quite a lot of prep and we will therefore need to preorder your choice of dish a few days in advance.

To confirm your reservation, please transfer your prepayment of €21,80 to the IWCS bank account no later than Thursday the 25th of January. Please include your name and choice of meat or veggie in the notes section. 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.

HAPPY 2018! ANNOUNCING OUR NEW HOSTING POLICY

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Happy New Year to all of our members, past and present!!!!

We are pleased to announce an exciting change in our activities planning and hosting routine for 2018, in hopes of getting more of you involved in the club!

In the past, our activities coordinators have planned and hosted the majority of our special events for members. This year we will be adjusting that formula slightly and our activities coordinators, Alex and Michelle, hope to be doing more planning and coordinating and less actual hosting.

For this to work, we need YOU to step up and volunteer to host an IWCS special event.  Alex and Michelle are ready to provide planning help and already have plenty of ideas, but they need hosts!

As motivation we are offering this fantastic new perk to our paid up members: If you host a tour or workshop, the IWCS will cover your member portion of the fees up to €15,00*. For example, if you host a tour of a museum exhibition, we will pay for your entrance ticket, which is the usual part that members pay for museum tours. This means you get to do fun things with your fellow club members FOR FREE!!

What will you be asked to do as a host? 

In addition to being a reliable and welcoming presence on the day of the event (trying to be the first one to arrive and acting as the contact person for the museum or tour guide, and helping to keep the members organized and moving during the tour), we will put your contact information in the private Facebook event and newsletter, so members know who to find on the day of the event.

If the activities coordinators are doing the organizing for your event, they will handle the RSVPs and any questions that come up prior to the event. If you would like to organize the event yourself, they will be happy to walk you through all of the steps!!

If this sounds like a great deal and you are interested in being a member host, please fill in the contact information below and Alex or Michelle will get back to you soon to coordinate where and when you can help. You can also grab one of them in person at an upcoming IWCS event and let them know you would like to participate.

Additionally, the activities coordinators will be holding a 2018 planning meeting on January 3rd. If you would like to attend, please use the contact form or RSVP in the private Facebook event.

*Please note that this offer is only good for the member portion of tours and workshops and will not apply to dinner events. 

ANNUAL CHARITY EVENT NEWS – EXCITING NEW LOCATION FOR 2018!

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The Charity Planning Committee is pleased to announce that we now have an exciting plan for the 2018 IWCS Annual Charity Event to share with our members and friends!

We are thrilled to bring our guests something new for this year’s benefit. The 2018 party to end all parties will take place in the extraordinary Villa Humboldt starting at 19:00 on Saturday, April 14th.

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Villa Humboldt, photo by Julia Pommerenke / Stuttgarter Zeitung

The Villa Humboldt is a gorgeous hidden space – a part of Stuttgart’s history – with an astonishing view over the city.  It is only open to the public until summer 2018 when its future becomes uncertain. We hope that you will join us for this once in a lifetime opportunity to visit this incredible location and help survivors of domestic violence in Stuttgart.

If you’ve been watching closely you might have already guessed the theme of the 2018 Annual Charity Event. We are calling it “Here’s to the Dreamers!” in a nod to the Academy Award winning film,  LA LA LAND.  In contrast to this year’s Black & White monochrome, we’ll be filling the dance floor with the warm colors of a Californian midsummer’s night. So romantic!

Watch this space for a link to our Pinterest inspiration board that will help you get into the mood and give you ideas for your 2018 party outfit!


Please share this post with your friends and help us spread the word.
Tickets will be going on sale soon!


About the IWCS Annual Charity Event

Each year we hold a benefit party to raise funds to support the work of our designated charity, Frauen helfen Frauen e.V, who help women in Stuttgart escape domestic violence and find safe housing. If you  would like to know more about our work with FhF, please read about it here in our website.

Claire DeVaney and Your IWCS Charity Planning Committee

SAVE THE DATE – AGM 2018

Coming up on February 20, 2018 is our Annual General Meeting (Jahreshauptversammlung) – not to be missed!

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.

As always, we will enjoy a delicious Swabian dinner (18:30) at the SSB Events Center at Waldau Park before starting our meeting (20:00). We would love to see you all there!!!

Elections will be held for the following steering committee positions:

  • Chairperson
  • Vice Chairperson
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Mother’s Corner Coordinator
  • Charity Coordinator
  • Activities Coordinator
  • Membership Coordinator

Any current member is eligible to put her name in for any position and is welcome to inquire about how to get involved using the form below.

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

2017 MEMBERS ONLY HOLIDAY DINNER AND GIFT EXCHANGE

IWCS Holiday Dinner and Gift Exchange (for members only)
Tuesday the 12th of December from 18:30
Location: Alte Kanzlei, Schillerplatz 5, 70173 Stuttgart
SSB: Schlossplatz / Charlottenplatz
RSVP/Pre-Payment deadline December 6th

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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!

Also happening again – the Frauen helfen Frauen giving tree!! Bring your present for the ladies of the Frauenhaus and Sandra will take them for you. Not sure what this is about? Check the events in the member Facebook group or contact Sandra directly.

THIS YEAR’S MENU
Kessler Sekt welcome drink
Bruschetta appetizer

Soup buffet
Cream of potato and leek soup with croutons
Ginger pumpkin soup
Rustic bread and butter

Your choice of main, served at the table (to be selected in advance)
Monkfish and scampi in rosemary sauce with black pasta tomato veggies
Veggie risotto with Parmesan chip
Beef and pork medallions with mushroom cream sauce and spaetzle

Table water (sparkling and still)

Dessert
Apple rings and vanilla sauce
Selection of cheeses

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. Anyone who would like to attend after that date, please talk to Dorothee directly.

Meal pricing:
Fish or meat: €30,50
Veggie: €23,50
Prices quoted are for the complete meal except for any drinks you order during the evening.

RSVP to Billie Schoeler using the form below or via the pending 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!

 

 

ANNUAL IWCS COOKIE EXCHANGE

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

Annual Christmas Cookie Swap and Brunch
Sunday, 17th December at 11:00
Location: Sandra Bartsch’s house in Stuttgart-Zazenhausen
Please RSVP by December 11th to Sandra Bartsch via the pending Facebook event or using the form below

Join us for our Fifth Annual Christmas Cookie Swap in December! As always, Sandra will host a unique and delicious brunch to go with all of the cookies and plenty of Sekt will be on hand.

Guests are asked to bake about three dozen one one kind of holiday cookie and bring them along with the recipe so everyone can try them at home! There’s no need to pre-package the cookies; each guest will take the cookies and the quantity they want.

All food and drinks will be provided by the host. A bottle or two of bubbly is always welcome!

This event is limited to 12 guests.

Looking forward to a delicious and jolly party!