MEMBERS ONLY: THE AZTECS AT THE LINDEN MUSEUM

MEMBERS ONLY: THE AZTECS AT THE LINDEN MUSEUM

LINDEN MUSEUM ENGLISH-LANGUAGE TOUR: THE AZTECS
Wednesday, April 1st at 17:00
Location: Lindenmuseum Stuttgart, Hegelplatz 1, 70174 Stuttgart
Nearest stations: Hauptbahnhof/Rosenberg
Host: Alex Elwin

IWCS Members are invited to join us in April for an hour-long English-language tour of “The Aztecs” special exhibit at the Linden Museum, featuring a new in-depth view of Aztec culture at the time of the Spanish invasion 500 years ago.

We will be led through the emperor Moctezuma’s palace and will then enter the innermost part of the Aztec empire, the sacred Templo Mayor, seeing fabulous stone sculptures, mosaic masks, featherwork and gold jewelry, as well as colourful picture manuscripts along the way.

There will be an option to join for drinks/dinner afterwards, please let Alex know if you are interested!

The cost of this event is €5 per person, paid in advance. The tour guide and entrance fee will be sponsored by the IWCS and this is a Round Up For Charity event with all proceeds benefitting Frauen helfen Frauen.

To reserve your spot, please RSVP using the form below or respond in the pending Facebook event. To confirm your reservation, please transfer the €5 per person to the IWCS bank account no later than Sunday the 15th of March. 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.

MEMBERS ONLY: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WALK & COFFEE

MEMBERS ONLY: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WALK & COFFEE

Annual International Women’s Day takes place this year on Sunday, March 8th! We would like to celebrate the international women in our group with a “Women Inspiring Women” walk & talk.

Members are invited to join us at 13:30 in Stuttgart-Feuerbach for a guided walk through the nearby woods, stopping at one point to enjoy a spectacular view and a glass of Sekt. Please bring along five facts about a woman who has inspired you and we will share with each other as we walk.

We’ll end our walk with cake, coffee and conversation at the home of one of our members.

The walk will take about 90 minutes and does include a few hills, but all on pavement or well-maintained dirt road. Dress for walking and weather, but if it is too nasty out, we will stay in and enjoy refreshments.

This event is for IWCS members only. While there is no cost you are invited to make a voluntary contribution to our Frauen Helfen Frauen charity at the event.

To RSVP please use the contact form below or the pending Facebook event.

Hope to see you there!
Susan and Alison

2020 Steering Committee Positions Update

2020 Steering Committee Positions Update

As we mentioned last month, we are looking for new volunteers to take on leadership roles in 2020!!

The great news is that we have found volunteers for almost all of the open positions with members stepping up and putting their names on the ballot for the Activities Coordinator, Treasurer, and Mother’s Corner Coordinator positions!

But we still need that special someone to handle all things Charity in 2020. A team of two co-coordinators is also possible if you’d like to join up with a friend and take it on together. Here is a description of the position and you will have the benefit of Claire still being around and involving helping you out:

CHARITY COORDINATOR

  • For this position we are looking for an event organizer who is creative, fearless, and has a basic command of the German language, to be in charge of our fundraising efforts for Frauen helfen Frauen.
  • You would have the option of planning one big charity event in late 2020 or many smaller events scattered throughout the year like we did in 2019. The time commitment depends on what you decide to do with the position.
  • You would need to be able to organize and manage a team of members to help you and have a willingness to work in Facebook groups with the other leaders on a regular basis.

If this sounds like something you could see yourself doing, please contact Emily using the form below or on Facebook.

Thanks,
Emily

English-Language Tour of 30 Jahre Die Fantastischen Vier Exhibition (+1 Event)

English-Language Tour of 30 Jahre Die Fantastischen Vier Exhibition (+1 Event)

Members are invited to join us on February 5th for this special exhibition at the Stadt Palais! Bring a friend or partner along while we take a look back over the last 30 years to the creation and development of this hugely successful pop/hip-hop group from Stuttgart. The exhibit is not just about the band but also a journey through the technological developments of the music world in the last 30 years as things switched from analog to digital.

What: English language tour of “TROY – 30 Jahre Die Fantastischen Vier”
When: Wednesday, February 5th at 16:30 (1 hour) – meet at 16:15
Location: Stadt Palais, Konrad-Adenauer-Str.2, 70173
Nearest stations: Charlottenplatz
Who is invited: IWCS members and a +1 guest
Cost: €5 pre-payment per person before January 20th

We will meet 15 minutes before the tour begins, at 16:15. There is barrier-free access to the Stadt Palais for people with limited mobility via Urbanstraße entrance.

We will need a minimum of 10 participants for this tour. After the tour you are welcome to join us at the monthly Happy Hour event!

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 €5 per person, paid in advance. This includes your entry fee and the tour guide will be sponsored by the IWCS. Because the entry fee is dependent on how many participants we have, this is a round up for charity event and all proceeds will benefit Frauen helfen Frauen.

To reserve your spot, please RSVP using the form below or respond in the pending Facebook event. To confirm your reservation, please transfer the €5 per person to the IWCS bank account no later than January 20th. 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.

Members Only – Mindfulness & Yoga Workshop

Members Only – Mindfulness & Yoga Workshop

MINDFULNESS & YOGA LIFESTYLE WORKSHOP  
For members only
Thursday 30th January from 14:00 – 15:30 
Location: Yoga und Pilates in der Galerie Studio; Friedenstraße 12, 70190 Stuttgart-Ost (look for the stairs)  
Nearest Station: Neckartor

Yoga is more than a workout. Practicing a yoga-lifestyle can empower your life and improve your well-being.

Trained in meditation, yoga, and coaching, Stef and Tina are offering a free workshop to their fellow club members in January. The workshop will be held in English and is open to all levels of yoga and meditation ability.

The workshop will last 1.5 hours and the first part will be a mindfulness practice and discussion with Stef (40 min). At the beginning and end we will be journalling our thoughts. All writing is for your benefit and kept personal. Then you are led into visualization and silent meditation. The theme of “Being authentic” will be presented and opened for discussion with the group.

The second part of the workshop will be an “Introduction to The Yoga Lifestyle” with Tina (40 min). We will learn about the benefits of yoga and we will practice a yoga sequence that will leave us energized and calm.

Please bring or wear yoga clothes and a notebook and pen to write with. Please arrive 5-10 minutes beforehand. There is no charge for this workshop but we do need a minimum of three participants to go forward (10 guests maximum).

We are looking forward to sharing this class with you!


More about Stef:
Stef is a Meditation guide who gives classes in Stuttgart. She is also a Relationship Coach. She believes that Life-Coaching is a way to heal, to see clearer and to move towards our goals and that it improves communication and healing.
As a Relationship Coach, Stef is passionate about supporting women in serious relationships to feel heard, valued and most importantly loved. She wants her clients to love themselves and love their relationships.
Website – Stefanielantin.com
Insta: Stef Lantin
Facebook group: Relationship Realness for Women with Stef

More about Tina:
Tina is a school counselor who recently relocated to Stuttgart. She has had an on again, off again interest in yoga for years but in the past five years her interest has become somewhat of an obsession. She attended yoga teacher training in Miami this summer where she lived on an ashram enjoying the Ayurvedic food, chanting, meditation, asana classes and even the “karma” yoga. She loves spreading the word of the incredible power of yoga. She is currently working as a school counselor but hopes to be teaching yoga in the new year.

MEMBERS ONLY: SCOTTISH CULTURAL DINNER (+1 EVENT)

MEMBERS ONLY: SCOTTISH CULTURAL DINNER (+1 EVENT)

MEMBERS ONLY CULTURAL DINNER: BURNS NIGHT (SCOTTISH)
For members +1 guest
Saturday, January 25th at 18:00
Location: Alex’s home in Stuttgart-Sonnenberg
Nearest stations: Peregrinastrasse

Let’s together learn a little bit about Robert Burns, the bard of Scotland and how he contributed to Scottish culture beyond penning the now famous New Year’s anthem, Auld Lang Syne.

We’ll sample the traditional fare of haggis, tatties and neeps, but a vegetarian option will also be provided. Alex can accommodate up to 16 people for this event.

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 €20 per person, paid in advance. This includes the dinner, drinks, and a raffle ticket for a Scottish food prize. All proceeds will benefit Frauen helfen Frauen.

To reserve your spot, please RSVP using the form below or respond in the pending Facebook event. To confirm your reservation, please transfer the €20 per person to the IWCS bank account no later than January 10th. 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.

 

 

2020 PERSONNEL CHANGES – LOOKING FOR NEW TEAM MEMBERS!

2020 PERSONNEL CHANGES – LOOKING FOR NEW TEAM MEMBERS!

One of the hardest things about making friends in the international community is that people are always leaving – it is especially tough to lose those who have become an integral part of our club leadership.

But the silver lining is that there are always cool new people to meet and get to know!!

With that in mind, we are sad to announce that our club is losing five very important leaders in 2020. Our bubbly Activities Coordinator, Michelle Moore, will be moving back to Australia before the end of the year. Our beloved Treasurer, Katja Zajac, and Charity Coordinator Extraordinaire, Claire DeVaney, will both be remaining with the club but stepping down from their Board positions for personal reasons when their terms end in February of 2020. Additionally, both of our Mothers Corner coordinators, Laura and Vienna, will be stepping down in 2020.

The amazing Alison Tyler, who has already been working very closely with the activities planning team for a while now, has offered to take over Michelle’s duties and work together with Alex to start planning events for 2020. We are so excited to have her expertise on our team, welcome Alison!

We will be looking for two new volunteers to take over the treasurer and charity positions. Here is a short explanation of the duties and qualifications needed for each position – please contact Emily using the form below or privately if you would like to know more or to volunteer!

CLUB TREASURER

  • You would be a member of the Board responsible for running all aspects of the club along with Emily and Sandra – this is wonderful for the resume and lots of fun!
  • Your duties and responsibilities would include bookkeeping, banking, and tax forms once every three years. The time needed to dedicate to this job is approximately 1-2 hours each week on average, lighter in the summer and heavier at the end and beginning of each year.
  • We are looking for a person with financial experience of any kind (banking, auditing, accounting, etc.) who has a basic grasp of German (or more!), a private laptop you could use to load our software and do bookkeeping work, and a willingness to work in Facebook groups with the other leaders on a regular basis.

CHARITY COORDINATOR

  • For this position we are looking for an event organizer who is creative, fearless, and has a basic command of the German language, to be in charge of our fundraising efforts for Frauen helfen Frauen.
  • You would have the option of planning one big charity event in late 2020 or many smaller events scattered throughout the year like we did in 2019. The time commitment depends on what you decide to do with the position.
  • You would need to be able to organize and manage a team of members to help you and have a willingness to work in Facebook groups with the other leaders on a regular basis.

If either of those positions sound like something you could see yourself doing, please contact Emily using the form below or on Facebook.

Our club cannot exist without volunteers and it definitely cannot exist without these two crucial positions, so please step up if you can! (We seriously would have to shut the club down without a treasurer – that is actually in our Satzung.)

Members interested in helping to lead the Mother’s Corner group next year should contact Laura or Vienna for all the details.

Thanks,
Emily