MEMBERS ONLY: KESSLER SEKT TOUR AND LUNCH (+1 EVENT)

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Kessler Sekt Tour & Lunch
Saturday, July 7th at 10:00
Location: Kessler Sekt, Marktplatz 21, Esslingen am Neckar
Nearest station: Esslingen Bahnhof
Prepayment of €10 per person due before June 16th
RSVP to host Stephanie Siebert in the pending Facebook event or contact form below

Kessler Sekt is Baden-Württemberg’s favorite brand of bubbly and IWCS members are lucky to grab a private 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 25 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 June 16th. 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.

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MEMBERS ONLY: ENGLISH TOUR OF HISTORICAL SCHORNDORF (+1 EVENT)

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ENGLISH TOUR OF HISTORICAL SCHORNDORF 
For members +1 guest
Tuesday, May 8th at 10:00 (1.5 hours)
Meeting Place: Rathauseingang (City Hall Entrance), Marktplatz 1, Schorndorf
Nearest Station: Schorndorf (S)
Cost: This tour is FREE

RSVP to host Alex Elwin using the pending Facebook post or contact form below

Join us in May for a historical tour of Schorndorf, the birthplace of Daimler amongst other things.

On this tour you will see the most important sights of the city: half-timbered-houses, the marketplace (one of the most beautiful ones in Baden-Württemberg) and the castle.

Included is also a short visit of the city museum and the galleries of art and engineering. The tour lasts approximately one hour and 30 minutes and the cost will be fully sponsored by the IWC Stuttgart, making it completely free for you and your guest! Maximum 20 participants. Babies in strollers are welcome, but be advised that we will be on heavily cobblestoned streets.

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, 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, Alex Elwin, if you are not on Facebook.

ACE 2018: WE ARE READY, ARE YOU?

It’s a busy time of year for the ACE organising team! We’re watching ticket sales, gathering raffle prizes, lining up supporting volunteers and bakers, and putting the final touches on decorating the venue to make a stunning atmosphere and an unforgettable night for our guests.

champagner-1071356_1920We’ve recruited photographer extraordinaire and IWCS member Sandra Ruth  to run our pop up photo booth, lined up the stunning Raunchy Rita and Fanny Di Flavola to wow our guests with a burlesque performance, and roped in Swingkultur Stuttgart to bring some joyful lindy hop moves to dance floor.

Taking place in the breathtaking salons of the Villa Humboldt, it’ll be a night not to be missed! Tickets are limited and look like they will be selling out soon. Buy your tickets today to avoid disappointment!

Here’s to the WINNERS!

Getting ready for the ACE? Remember to bring a few extra euros for our grand prize and pick-a-prize raffle table. New donors to our raffle table this year include MamaSpa , Lual Statement Earrings, Hochland Kaffee and Applaus Gin. We have also been promised a very special prize from the folks over at VfB Stuttgart, our local premiere football league team.

Our table will be piled high with great prizes including artwork, vouchers, sports memorabilia and wine! See the full list of our generous donors below.

GOLDEN TICKET

We will be raffling off 500 euros worth of Eurail travel in our GOLDEN TICKET – GRAND PRIZE prize draw. That’s a lot of rail travel! Raffle tickets will be 20eu each and only available at the event so empty out your piggy bank to take part!

WHAT TO WEAR?

Still not clear on what will make a show stopping ACE 2018 outfit? This is a cocktail event and guests are encouraged to take inspiration from the 2016 film La La Land which featured primary coloured ‘fit-and-flare’ dresses, classic style suits for men as well as the odd two-tone tap shoe. Think: modern take on classic Hollywood. We’ve had a ball making this Pinterest board to give you some tips. Check it out, especially if you haven’t seen the film!

2018 ACE SPONSORS

We are pleased to announce that support is starting to roll in from many of our favorite local businesses including:

General Sponsors
Maku Industrie
Suzanne Loflin Callamari for MaryKay Cosmetics

Welcome Drink Sponsor
Kessler Sekt

Supported by
Swingkultur Stuttgart 
Schmachtfetzen
Sandra Ruth Photography
The Auld Rogue Irish Pub
O’Donovans Irish Pub

Raffle Prize Sponsors
Restaurant Plenum
Maritim Hotel Stuttgart
Applaus Gin
Hochland Kaffee
Messe Stuttgart
Lual Statement Earrings
Staatliche Schlösser & Garten
Kesselliebe Wein
Fräulein Corleone
LUMAS Galerien Stuttgart
Breuninger Department Store
VfB Stuttgart

Of course we are working hard to secure the support of more sponsors so if you know a business that would be interested in donating either a prize to our raffle prize table or some cash to go directly to Frauen helfen Frauen e.V., we would love to hear from you.

Can’t make it to the ACE but would like to donate?
Donations can be made directly through our Eventbrite portal, please give generously if you can!

Your Charity Event Planning Committee

MOTHER’S CORNER COORDINATOR WANTED

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We are currently looking for a replacement for Allison Roesner, our outgoing Mother’s Corner coordinator. Thank you, Allison, for all the time and effort you put in the group!

For the coordinator position we are looking for a member who 

  • Is organized and energetic
  • Is enthusiastic about the Mother’s Corner group and the IWCS
  • Loves to plan things
  • Can reliably attend most of the monthly playgroups meetings
  • Doesn’t mind answering emails and being on Facebook
  • Is looking to get out of the house and make a difference in her community

If this sounds like you, please contact Emily Born using the form below.

If this sounds somewhat like you but you are wary of taking on so much alone, please contact her anyways! She has a helper or two lined up willing to possibly co-lead with you.

And if this sounds like someone you know who might make a great coordinator for Mother’s Corner, please pass their name on to us in case they haven’t seen this post.

Danke!!!

AGM 2018 IN REVIEW

calendar-3176706_1280On February 20th we held our club’s annual general meeting as required by our club charter and German law.

We enjoyed delicious Swabian food and elected our 2018 Steering Committee. Emily presented the Board Report for 2017 and Dorothee went over the figures in the 2017 Financials. A link to each of these documents can be found in the March newsletter in the “News” section.

We also talked about ideas for the upcoming year and held a loose change coin collection for Frauen helfen Frauen.

New on this year’s committee is Alexandra Elwin! Here is the entire 2018 IWCS Steering Committee:

President – Emily Born
Vice President – Sandra Bartsch
Treasurer – Dorothee Klein
Secretary – Rebecca Vogelheim
Membership – Billie Schoeler
Activities – Alexandra Elwin
Activities – Michelle Moore
Charity – Claire DeVaney

The Vorstand extends a warm welcome to our newest committee members and congratulates and thanks all of our committee volunteers on their election!!

ACE2018 DREAMERS UPDATE: SWINGKULTUR STUTTGART, YOUR TICKET, AND OUR SPONSORS

Do you want to move like Mia and Seb from La La Land? Well, here’s your chance!

The Annual Charity Event 2018 committee is thrilled to announce that members of the swing dance club  SwingKultur Stuttgart will be joining us on the dance floor for an exclusive Lindy Hop taster class at our “Here’s to the Dreamers” party on April 14th at the Villa Humboldt in Stuttgart.

Grab your friends, your dancing shoes, and your love of swing and join us in the Villa’s dining hall after dinner to learn a few of the foundation steps that form the flurry of joy that is Lindy Hop dancing. The granddaddy of all swing dances, Lindy Hop is improvisational, sensational, and playful.

Interested? Click here to be inspired by this fantastic video about Lindy Hop.

Ticket Sales Update
Since going on sale on February 1st we have already sold over 50% of available tickets! With more exciting announcements to come, we expect to sell out soon. Do make sure you visit our ticketing website soon and pick yours up to avoid disappointment. Remember, if you can rally some friends (either personally or through our member Facebook group), group tables of 10 which guarantee a seat with your friends throughout the meal service are available starting at just €65 per person.

Sponsors
We are pleased to announce that support is starting to roll in from many of our favorite local businesses including:

General Sponsors
Maku Industrie
Suzanne Loflin Callamari for MaryKay Cosmetics

Welcome Drink Sponsor
Kessler Sekt

Supported by
Swingkultur Stuttgart 
Schmachtfetzen
Sandra Ruth Photography

Raffle Prize Sponsors
Restaurant Plenum
Maritim Hotel Stuttgart
Applaus Gin
Hochland Kaffee
Messe Stuttgart
Lual Statement Earrings
Staatliche Schlösser & Garten

 

Of course we are working hard to secure the support of more sponsors so if you know a business that would be interested in donating either a prize to our raffle prize table or some cash to go directly to Frauen helfen Frauen e.V., we would love to hear from you.

Can’t make it to the ACE but would like to donate?
Donations can be made directly through our Eventbrite portal, please give generously if you can!

Your Charity Event Planning Committee

MEMBERS-ONLY: JAPANESE CULTURAL EVENT (CHILDREN’S DAY)

JAPANESE CULTURAL EVENT (CHILDREN’S DAY)
Thursday, May 3rd at 19:00
Location: Alex Elwin´s house Stuttgart-Sonnenberg
Hosts: Alex Elwin and Akiko Hirano-Keppler
Maximum 15 participants

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Come join us on May 3rd to learn more about the spring festival celebrated in Japan known as Children’s Day.

This takes place on the last day of Golden Week, the longest break in the Japanese working calendar, when businesses usually close for up to 9–10 days. Landscapes across Japan are decorated with koinobori (carp streamers) from April to early May to wish children a good future and that they will grow up healthy and strong.

We will also be making and eating traditional snacks for this event, as well as our own carp streamers and learning a few Japanese phrases along the way.

This event is for members only and is fully sponsored by the club. To RSVP, please use the pending Facebook event in the members’ group, or use the contact form below if you are not on Facebook.