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

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

ACE 2018 – WHO IS INVITED?

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Here’s a question we get all the time about our charity events –

Is this event only for members/women/couples?

Absolutely not! In fact, we would love to meet your partners and
encourage you to bring your friends, both male and female, to make it
a fun, sociable occasion.

Everyone is welcome – singles, couples, men, women, groups, IWCS members, friends of the club, and members of the public.

The more the merrier!

If you’d like more information about the Charity Event or to buy tickets, click on the Dreamers graphic above!

AGM 2018 – Bring Your Spare Change for our Collection!

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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 bucket 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.

Members Only Clothing Swap to Benefit Frauen Helfen Frauen

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CLOTHING SWAP TO BENEFIT FRAUEN HELFEN FRAUEN
For IWCS members +1 guest (ladies only!)
Sunday, March 25th at 14:00
Location: Billie’s House in Leonberg
Limit 10 guests – donation of 10 euros per person requested

Hosts: Billie Schoeler and Claire DeVaney

**This post was updated to reflect a change in the date of this event from March 18th to March 25th**

You know those clothes that you put on, then take off again thinking “I love it, but it’s just not me”? Those ones that looked good on the hanger but just don’t feel right? We all have them…so why not come along to our clothes swap and share them.

Here’s how it works: bring along some good quality women’s clothing, shoes, or accessories to swap with one another (please no used bathing suits, lingerie etc.). And not just clothes! Feel free to bring along gently worn shoes, handbags, jewelery, scarves and unopened beauty products to swap.

Please bring items you’d be happy to give to your friends NOT things that need to be binned. We’ll need clothes of all sizes and they must be washed, ironed, and in good condition (no holes or stains).

We are requesting that each guest bring 10 euros per person as a donation to cover some drinks, nibbly bits, and a donation to Frauen helfen Frauen.

This is a +1 event, which means:

  • Any IWCS member plus one (female) guest are welcome to attend.
  • Your +1 can be a friend or adult family member.
  • This event is limited to 10 guests total.

To start the reservation process, please RSVP in the pending Facebook event or use the form below to contact the hosts if you are not on Facebook.

 

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.

Villa Humboldt
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

Giving Tree for Frauen helfen Frauen

In keeping with one of our favorite annual traditions, the IWCS is once again supporting the women of Frauen helfen Frauen e.V. by creating a virtual Holiday Gift Tree for them this December!

In this joint project with The English Playgroup of Stuttgart e. V. , IWCS members will be in charge of getting presents for all of the women in the shelter, while playgroup members will be tasked with gifts for each of the children.

If you would like to help, please contact the organizer, Sandra Bartsch, using the contact form below. Once we are given more information about how many presents we need, she will contact you to give you the go ahead to start shopping!

Thank you to all of our members and those of the EPG Stuttgart for their wholehearted support for this project!!