AGM 2019 IN REVIEW

AGM 2019 IN REVIEW

On February 19th we held our club’s annual general meeting as required by our club by laws.

We enjoyed delicious Swabian food and elected our 2019 Steering Committee. Emily presented the Board Report for 2018 and Katja went over the figures in the 2018 Financials.

We also talked about ideas for the upcoming year and held a loose change coin collection for Frauen helfen Frauen that netted €46,27.

New on this year’s committee is Vienna Rozelle, who joins as a Mother’s Corner coordinator! Here is the entire 2019 IWCS Steering Committee:

President – Emily Born
Vice President – Sandra Bartsch
Treasurer – Katja Zajac
Secretary – Rebecca Vogelheim
Membership – Billie Schoeler
Activities – Alexandra Elwin & Michelle Moore
Charity – Claire DeVaney
Mother’s Corner – Laura van de Winkel and Vienna Rozelle

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

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.

 

TREASURER UPDATE – WELCOME KATJA!

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It’s official! Long time member Katja Zajac is now a member of the IWC Stuttgart Vorstand in her new capacity as Treasurer.

Thank you to everyone who came out on October 12th for the special elections and also to Dorothee and Billie for helping to make this a smooth transition for her.

Looking forward to working with you, Katja!

–Emily and Sandra and Steering 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!!

SAVE THE DATE – AGM 2018

Coming up on February 20, 2018 is our Annual General Meeting (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 before starting our meeting (20:00). We would love to see you all there!!!

Elections will be held for the following steering committee positions:

  • Chairperson
  • Vice Chairperson
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Mother’s Corner Coordinator
  • Charity Coordinator
  • Activities Coordinator
  • 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.

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

HELP WANTED: ACTIVITIES COORDINATORS

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Are you new in town? Or been here a while? Bored and looking for something to do? Good at organizing? Social and friendly? Interested in seeing more of Stuttgart and Baden-Württeberg? Love your IWCS friends or need to make more? Need to update your resume?

If any of the above apply to you and you are interested in helping out the IWCS, we are currently looking for new recruits to help our leadership team plan fun outings for our club members.

Historically, we have elected one or two members each year to the IWCS board who have been responsible for planning all IWCS special events for an entire year. This year we’ve been fortunate to have the two Michelles to do that for us, but sadly neither of them have time right now to continue their awesome work.

So we are looking for some new volunteers to step forward and help do the planning. We would be thrilled to have two full-service members doing it all, but if you can only do part of the job, that’s ok too! The more people planning, the better! We would also be thrilled to have a large or small organizing team that works together.

Here is the job description – if you can do any (or all) of these things and would like to put your talents to work for us, message Emily using the form below.

  • Generate ideas for events – what kinds of tours and outings do you think would be interesting for our members? (Skills: creativity, online research)
  • Organize and host events each month – those jobs can also be split between people who do the behind the scenes organizing and others who attend the event and act as a host. Other members can be recruited to host events so one or two people don’t have to do it all. (Skills: planning, phone calls and emails in English and/or German, use of Facebook groups; hosts should be friendly and punctual)
  • Overall coordination of our events calendar – one person will need to act as the coordinator to make sure that we have two events planned for each month at least three months in advance. That person should also be able to attend our every-other-month leadership meetings in the evening. (Skills: organization, Facebook and Google calendar use)

No matter if you can only organize or host one or two events in 2018, no offer is too small – we are happy for any and all help!!