ACE 2017 UPDATE – GRAND PRIZE ANNOUNCEMENT

New this year!
EXCLUSIVE GOLDEN TICKET RAFFLE !

Join us at the Annual Charity Event 2017 and buy your Golden Ticket for a chance to win a €500 gift voucher from Allgäu Adventures!

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Love Allgäu? Us too!!

The region in the German and Austrian Alps has everything you need for an adventure holiday for the whole family. That’s why we’re so excited to announce that we have teamed up with Allgäu Adventures in Füssen to offer our guests the chance to win a €500 Voucher redeemable against any package in the Allgäu Adventures range at this year’s Annual Charity Event 2017: Black&White Night.

Allgäu Adventures offers both winter and summer holiday packages for couples or the whole family including family-friendly activities and accommodation. All members of the Allgäu Adventures team are native English speakers and live in the Allgäu area. Their business is their hobby so when they’re not guiding or hosting visitor groups they’re out there climbing, cycling and hiking themselves, so they can provide you with absolutely the best local knowledge, guides and facilities for your holiday.

Here are just some of the activities offered by Allgäu Adventures

  • Walking and hiking
  • Neuschwanstein Castle Tours
  • Brewery Tours
  • Cycling
  • Canyoning from beginners to advanced – even in the winter!
  • Horse riding
  • Cheese production tour
  • Wakeboarding
  • Rafting
  • Climbing
  • Wilderness training

Visit Allgäu Adventures’s website to find out more!

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For your chance to win this fantastic prize, simply buy your Golden Ticket on the night of the charity event. Each Golden Ticket will cost €20 and you may buy as many as you like to increase your chances of winning! If you are unable to attend the event, you are welcome to have a friend buy a ticket in your name.

Plan to enter the GOLDEN RAFFLE PRIZE DRAW exclusively at the IWCS Annual Charity Event: Black & White Night and you could be working with Colin and Tanja at Allgäu Adventures to curate your dream holiday!

Make sure you send us a postcard!

BRING YOUR SPARE CHANGE TO THE AGM 2017!

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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 jar 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.

ESSLINGEN “BLOOD” HISTORY TOUR (+1 EVENT)

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Saturday, June 10th at 9:45am
Meeting Point: Esslingen Old Town Hall, Rathausplatz 1, 73728 Esslingen am Neckar
Nearest station: Esslingen Bahnhof
This event is open to IWCS members and a guest (+1 event)
Cost: €8 per person, paid in advance
Pre-payment deadline: June 1st

Medieval towns like Esslingen are full of secrets and intrigue. Because we can’t help but be interested, the IWCS would like you to join us on an English-language journey of over 700 years of trial, terror, torture, murder, witching hunting and more.

We will meet in Esslingen’s town square in front of the town hall (the building with the stunning clock) at 9:45 on June 10th. To hold the event we need at least 15 people confirmed and paid to the IWCS bank account no later than June 1st.

After the tour we will have lunch at Restaurant Galleria Zeus (Greek) starting at 12:30. This highly recommended restaurant is just over the bridge down from the market square in Esslingen. As usual, food and drink costs are the responsibility of individual members and will not be subsidized by the IWCS. Please see their website for the full menu.

Sorry, this tour isn’t suitable for kids under age 14, but families are welcome to join us for lunch afterwards.

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 14, or friend.
  • You and your guest each pay the member cost listed below.

The cost of this event is €8 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  €8 per person to the IWCS bank account no later than June 1st. 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.

 

JEWISH HISTORY OF ESSLINGEN TOUR (+1 EVENT)

 

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Sunday, October 8th at 13:00
Meeting Point: Esslingen Old Town Hall, Rathausplatz 1, 73728 Esslingen am Neckar
Nearest station: Esslingen Bahnhof
This event is open to IWCS members and a guest (+1 event)
RSVP using the form below or in the pending Facebook event

**PLEASE NOTE – THIS IS THE JEWISH HISTORY/WWII TOUR THAT WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 2017**

It has been over 70 years since then end of WWII. Germany and all of Europe has taken great care to reckon with the tragedy on both sides of the war. A large part of that reckoning is honoring the importance of the Jewish culture in Germany. Jewish residence in the Stuttgart area dates back at least to the 1300s, if not earlier. Esslingen in particular was a free imperial city which is a city controlled not by the local counts and dukes, but directly by the Holy Roman Emperor. Due to this imperial city designation, there was almost always a larger Jewish population in Esslingen than in other capitals. Because of this, there are far more remaining traces of medieval Jewish life in Esslingen than in any other part of the Stuttgart region.

In remembrance and celebration of this local Jewish influence, the IWCS has chosen to host a free 90-minute tour of WWII/Jewish history tour throughout Esslingen (English-language). This fascinating walk will be led by a local historian Dr. Gudrun Silversahn-Jant. Sites visited will include the new Jewish cemetery, Hafenmarkt, Kinderheim, synagogue (from the outside), Judengasse, and other important memorials throughout Esslingen.

We will meet in Esslingen’s town square in front of the town hall (the building with the stunning clock) at 12:45 on October 8th. Given the importance of this tour, the club will be sponsoring the full tour fee (€14 per person) for members and one guest each. This is a walking tour with no stairs, which means that bringing children and strollers should not be a problem. To hold the event we need at least 12 people confirmed no later than October 1st.

This is a +1 event, which means:

  • Any IWCS member plus one guest are welcome to attend.
  • Your +1 can be a family member or friend.

To reserve your spot, please RSVP using the form below or respond in the pending Facebook event.

ACE 2017 UPDATE “BLACK & WHITE NIGHT”

 

NEW THIS YEAR: EVENT PORTRAIT –> PRE-ORDER YOUR PRINT NOW!

Each year the IWCS provides a fun opportunity to pose in your finest outfit and be photographed by experienced photographers at our Annual Charity Event. But whatever happens with your picture?

This year, for the first time ever, we will be offering our guests a chance to purchase a 5×7 inch print worth €35 for the special price of just €10. All profits from the sale of prints will go directly to our charity, Frauen helfen Frauen e.V., as part of the funds raised on that evening.

Experienced portrait photographers Caroline Fredericks and Keith Wilson from Sunflower Imaging  will be behind the lens to help create the best keepsake you could possibly have from this fun evening. Your print will be mailed to you after the event.

Interested in signing up for one of these prints?
We encourage all of our guests to pre-order through our Eventbrite ticketing portal.  There are no extra fees added to to print pre-orders and your final cost is only €10. While you are there, don’t forget to order your entrance tickets to the party!

Do I have to order this print in advance?
You are also welcome to pay cash for your print on the night of the event, but we will need to ask you to fill out an order form while you are having your photos taken. Using Eventbrite we are able to capture your mailing information automatically, giving you more time to have fun at the party.

What about my other pictures?
All the event photos will be available to view online after the event and you can order subsequent prints directly with Sunflower Imaging.

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GROWING PRIZE TABLE!

We’re extremely excited to announce a host of new prize sponsors to this year’s event who have generously donated a swathe of awesome prizes for our growing Tombola Prize Table.

Make sure you bring your purse along to Black&White Night and get your tickets for the chance to win some of the following great prizes:

  • Brunch Vouchers from Plenum, Holiday Inn Stuttgart and Maritim Hotel Stuttgart
  • Gift Vouchers from Korbmayer, Bruininger Confissierie and Black Belt Academy Stuttgart
  • 1 of 3 Little Dolly smart Vibe Vibrators from Frau Blum
  • Tickets to the Stuttgart Messe
  • 2 x Annual Adult Schloss passes from Schlösser und Garten Baden Württemberg
  • Kessler Sekt
  • and many more

PLUS – everyone this year will take home a gift bag stuffed full of great swag!

STILL NEED TO BUY YOUR TICKETS?

Visit our event website for tickets and don’t forget to RSVP at our Facebook event page to join the conversation and let us know you are coming!

See you on May 6th!

ACE 2017 Update – Save the Date!

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This year’s Annual Charity Event is coming up on May 6th and the ACE team are hard at work nailing down sponsors for our Black & White Night.

Just like last year, you can look forward to
– Welcome drinks supplied by Kessler Sekt
– Grand Raffle with great prizes
– Delicious dessert table
– Buffet dinner
– Fabulous company!

New this year:
– A challenging general knowledge table quiz
– Fully seated evening

We’re excited to announce that tickets will go on sale February 1st so keep an eye out for you invitation coming soon in the post.

Happy New Year!

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Dear Members,

I am beyond thrilled to still be on this journey with you in 2017, twelve years after our club’s founders first had the idea to start a group like this.

But if we want to grow and thrive, we are going to need a little help from all of you. Here are four easy things you can do to make this club a success in 2017 and beyond:

  • Come to the Annual General Meeting on March 21st and have your say. We need your feedback and ideas about the club.
  • Host an event at your home. We have been sorely missing smaller meet ups and meals in intimate settings.
  • Come up with your own small idea for a fundraiser. One of the goals laid out in our charter is to support the Frauenhaus and the best way to do that is with money. One member held a clothing swap. Another is hosting a makeup party. What could you do?
  • Join us at the Annual Charity Event on May 6th. It’s loads of fun and even if you are limited in the amount you can donate, just being part of the crowd helps us help the Frauenhaus.

Got all that? Save the dates (March 21st and May 6th) and think of something small to host.

We are looking forward to it!

Emily B.