2015-16Coming up on February 16, 2016 is our Annual General Meeting (Jahreshauptversammlung) – not to be missed!

As a registered Verein, we are required in our bylaws to hold this important member meeting with elections during the first quarter of each year. All current members will receive an official invitation via email shortly.

As always, we will enjoy with a delicious Swabian dinner at the SSB Events Center at Waldau Park before starting our meeting. We would love to see you all there!!!

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


For the first time in forever, our Annual General Meeting held on February 10th was not “frozen”! Members were able to travel to and from the event center in Waldau without risk of slipping on ice and snow, as the skies remained clear.

Inside the meeting, we enjoyed great Swabian food and elected our 2015 Steering Committee. We also talked about ideas for the upcoming year and held a book swap that netted €70 for Frauen helfen Frauen.

New members on this year’s committee include Vaida Kovalick, Deidre Seuffert, and Michelle Niese-Mendel. Here is the entire 2015 IWCS Steering Committee:


Left to right:

Vaida Kovalick – Charity
Billie Schoeler – Membership and Monthly Dinner
Emily Born – Chairperson
Dorothee Klein – Treasurer
Stephanie Siebert – Acitivities Co-coordinator
Deidre Seuffert – Mother’s Corner
Michelle Niese-Mendel – Activities Coordinator
Sandra Bartsch – Vice Chairperson and Newsletter

Missing from this photo is Barbara Zuk, our Secretary.