MEMBERS ONLY EVENT – FRENCH BAKING WORKSHOP (+1)

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FRENCH BAKING WORKSHOP WITH GERALDINE THE PARISIENNE
For members and +1 guest
Friday, February 1st at 18:00 (3 hours)
Location: The English Tearoom, Weissenburgstrasse 18, 70180 Stuttgart-Heusteigviertel
RSVP deadline: January 8th
Prepayment deadline: January 15th

Cost: €40 per person, paid in advance 
Minimum 12 participants required; Maximum 14 total

If you remember the Petit Fours workshop from last year, you won’t want to miss this evening of French baking with the talented Geraldine Tran, a former IWCS member originally hailing from Paris. The theme is yet to be decided, but we will learn techniques for an assortment of small, tasty treats (either all sweet or some combination of sweet and savory).

The member cost for this event is €40, to be paid in advance. The International Women’s Club Stuttgart will be subsidizing the remainder of the fees for the class.

This is a +1 event, which means:

  • Any IWCS member plus one guest are welcome to attend (18+)
  • Your +1 can be a partner, spouse 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 activities team if you are not on Facebook. We must have a minimum of 10 participants signed up no later than January 8th for this event to take place. 

If we have reached the minimum by that date, you will then be given our bank details to send in your prepayment fee no later than January 15th. 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.

*Please note that unfortunately this course is unsuitable for people with allergies/ intolerances or dietary requirements relating to eggs, dairy, wheat or nuts.

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, February 10th at 14:00
Location: Claire’s home in Stuttgart
Limit 10 guests – donation of 10 euros per person requested

Hosts: Claire DeVaney

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, jewelry, 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 should 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.

 

SAVE THE DATE – AGM 2019

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Coming up on February 19, 2019 is our Annual General Meeting for all members (Jahreshauptversammlung) – not to be missed!

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

As always, we will enjoy a delicious Swabian dinner (18:30) at the SSB Events Center at Waldau Park (near the TV tower) before starting our meeting at 20:00. We would love to see you all there at the meeting, even if you can’t attend the dinner.

Elections will be held for the following steering committee positions:

  • Chairperson
  • Vice Chairperson
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Mother’s Corner Coordinator(s)
  • Charity Coordinator
  • Activities Coordinator(s)
  • Membership Coordinator

Any current member is eligible to put her name in for any position and is welcome to inquire about how to get involved using the form below.

Watch your email in box for your official invitation and check your weekly reminders or the Facebook group for more details in January.

 

Frauen Helfen Frauen Giving Tree 2018

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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!

There are almost 30 women and children currently living in the Frauenhaus. Because this is a much smaller number than usual, this year IWC Stuttgart members will also have a chance to buy gifts for children in addition to the women.

If you would like to help, please contact Sandra using the contact form below. Once we have the numbers and ages, she will contact you to give you the go ahead to start shopping!

Please choose a gift valued between €15-20 and try to keep in mind that the shelter is multicultural and many of the families might not yet have strong German skills.

You can drop the gifts off at Sandra’s house in Stuttgart-Zazenhausen or mail them to her. She will also be collecting gifts at the Members Only Holiday Dinner as always.

Thank you to all of our members for your continuing enthusiasm for this project every year!

2018 Members Only Holiday Dinner

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IWCS 2019 CHRISTMAS DINNER & GIFT EXCHANGE
For members only
Tuesday, December 11th at 18:30
Location: Stuttgarter Stäffele, Buschlestrasse 2a/b, 70178 Stuttgart-West
Nearest stations: Feuersee
To RSVP, please see our private Facebook Event or use the contact form below if you aren’t on Facebook
**Limit 35 spaces**


Join us in December for our annual Holiday dinner and gift exchange! This is our chance to come together as a community and enjoy good food and fun during the magical German advent time.

This year’s dinner is being planned for a new location at the Stuttgarter Stäffele in Stuttgart-West. We have a gorgeous and cozy wine cellar reserved just for us and have put together some delicious Swabian menus together with their catering company (please see the menus and prices at the end of this post).

After dining, you are welcome to take part in our optional gift exchange, which is loads of fun every year. If you would like to participate, please bring a wrapped gift worth €15 (no gag or re-gifts please). Choose something you yourself would be happy to receive because with this exchange, that could very well happen!

As always, Sandra B is also organizing the Frauen helfen Frauen Virtual Giving Tree again this year and you are welcome to bring your wrapped gift along to give to her for delivery at this dinner. Check out this blog post for details!

And now to the dinner choices. We need us to give us your selection no later than November 30th and to pay for it no later than December 4th. Hurry to get your spot because the room only holds a maximum of 35 people!

Your menu choices:

  1. Meat 1 – Schwäbischer Himmel (filets of pork and beef in a wine sauce) with Spätzle
  2. Meat 2 – Zwiebelrostbraten (roast beef) with roasted potatoes (gluten free dish)
  3. Fish – Salmon filet with vegetables and potatoes
  4. Vegetarian – Orecchiette pasta with roasted pumpkin and cherry tomatoes in a parmesan cream sauce

Included with your meal:

  • A glass of Sekt upon arrival
  • Swabian appetizers
  • Cream of pumpkin soup (lactose intolerant alternative offered is a small salad)
  • Still and sparkling table water
  • Dessert – Cinnamon Apfelküchle with Bratapfel ice cream (can be served without ice cream for lactose intolerant)

Prices for the menus:

  • Meat or fish – €37,20
  • Veggie – €29,50

This is your final price after sponsorship from the IWC Stuttgart  again this year!

PLEASE NOTE that any drinks ordered apart from the provided table water and welcome Sekt must be paid for by you on the night of the event. Drinks can be paid with cash only at your table.

 

 

 

MEMBERS ONLY FUNDRAISER: GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF FINAL VIEWING PARTY

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Great British Bake Off Final Viewing Party / Fundraiser for Frauen helfen Frauen
Saturday, November 11th at 13:00
Location: Laura L’s home in Leonberg-Höfingen
RSVP using the pending Facebook event or using the form below if you are not on Facebook


Are a fan of the “Great British Bake Off” or other baking shows? Or perhaps you just love to bake and/or enjoy the results of baking? Would you also like to help raise some money to support Frauen helfen Frauen e.V?

Then join us for the season finale of this year’s “Great British Bake Off, ” a competition from the UK in which a group of amateur bakers compete against each other in a series of challenges while at the same time they are trying to impress a group of judges. It’s brilliant fun!

Please bring something you baked to share with the others along with a €10 donation for Frauen Helfen Frauen. Don’t forget to bring an storage container so that you can bring a selection from everyone else’s goodies home with you. As for what you bake, that is completely up to you – perhaps your all-time favorite, a family recipe, or maybe something that you have been dying to try out but have not yet given it a go.

Bring an extra €5 if you would like to enter a raffle for a “Great British Bake Off” cookbook!  You host will provide Sekt and tea to go with all the goodies we have baked.

MEMBER ONLY EVENT: CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE & BRUNCH

Sunday, December 9th at 11:00
Location: Sandra B’s home in Stuttgart-Zazenhausen
Nearest stations: Zazenhausen Viadukt
RSVP in the pending Facebook event or using the form below if you are not on Facebook


Join us for our Sixth Annual Christmas Cookie Swap in December!

As always, Sandra will host a unique and delicious brunch to go with all of the cookies and plenty of Sekt will be on hand.

Guests are asked to bake about three dozen of one kind of holiday cookie and bring them along with the recipe so everyone can try them at home! There’s no need to pre-package the cookies; each guest will take the cookies and the quantity they want.

All food and drinks will be provided by the host. A bottle or two of bubbly is always welcome!

This event is limited to 12 guests.

Looking forward to a delicious and jolly party!