OUTDOOR SCULPTURES WALK
For members and their families
When: Walk and share your photos any time during the month
Zoom meeting: Tuesday March 23rd at 14:00
Location: Weinstadt-Strümpfelbach vineyards
Nearest Station: Endersbach (S) then Bus 202 to Strümpfelbach (Wn.) Kelter
Your host: Alex Elwin
For our third and final winter public art walk, we will tank up on our Vitamin D and blow away the winter cobwebs whilst getting to know the works of a local sculptor!
“Join us” in the vineyards around Strümpfelbach (Rems-Murr-Kreis, east of Stuttgart) to enjoy the view and the art. There are a couple of routes in differing lengths to choose from, including one suitable for strollers.
There are several ways to take part in this event:
- Do the walk alone -OR- with a friend or members of your household (please follow the contact restrictions in effect at the time of your walk)
- Do the walk at any time during the month of March -OR- walk the route in time for the March 23rd Zoom call
- Just enjoy the walk without any additional activities -OR- take photos and let yourself be inspired to create your own art or poetry to share with the group
- Upload your photos & impressions in the Facebook event to share -AND/OR- share them with the Zoom call on March 23rd
There is no wrong way and many right ways to participate in this event!
How to RSVP
If you would like to receive information about the suggested routes, please RSVP in the Facebook event. If you do not have Facebook, you can still do the walk and the Zoom call!
Use the form below to contact Alex and she can send you the information via email.
IWCS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2021 EVENT
For members only
Sunday, March 7th at 15:00
Online via Zoom
Host: Alison Tyler
Join us via Zoom to celebrate International Women’s Day 2021!
Do you have a current favorite female leader? Come and share your thoughts over a cuppa or an afternoon glass of wine.
We had a great event last year and we look forward to repeating this with you all! This year’s International Women’s Day 2021 theme is “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”
For more information and to join this event, please RSVP via our private Facebook Event or message Alison using the form below.
We are so pleased to announce the birth of a new IWC Stuttgart community!
Have you ever been walking or driving along and spotted a piece of art in the wild, perhaps in the middle of a roundabout, during a walk in the vineyards, or around a lake and wondered how it came to be there, who the artist is and what the connection to its surroundings is? If so, you are not alone and will enjoy being a part of this community!
The inspiration for this community began with an artist called Peter Lenk. After enjoying at his public sculptures on Lake Constance (Bodensee) for many years, we were inspired to find out more when one of his sculptures arrived in Stuttgart. So began a series of ideas for looking and talking about art in the modern world around us.
This group will arrange visits to exhibitions and sculpture parks as well as hold discussions on related topics – the last discussion topic was graffiti. None of us are experts but we share an interest in art and a curiosity to find out more.
Joining the IWCS interest communities can help build stronger networks and friendships within this club. We are such a diverse group of ladies with so much experience to share – this is one way to get the most out of it.
We look forward to welcoming you to this new community. Please join our Facebook group and watch for community events starting in the April newsletter!
Like many other small clubs, the IWC Stuttgart runs on volunteer power! And in 2021, it’s time to recharge.
Currently we have a several open positions that need to be filled. Check them out – can you help?
✅ Do you have a little one under three and like socializing and organizing? We need a second Mother’s Corner Coordinator to help Rebecca W. coordinate events for the mums.
✅ Are you organized with excellent English skills and a computer? Our club Secretary position is open! This person takes minutes at our in-person Steering Committee meetings every other month.
✅ Do you love event planning and fundraising? We need a Charity Coordinator to plan events, big and small.
✅ Are you friendly, dependable and have a decent computer? We need a Membership Coordinator to process new members using our club software.
All volunteers are invited to attend our in-person Steering Committee meetings that take place in downtown Stuttgart every other month, where we discuss events and make plans for the club.
Our main organizing tool is Facebook, where we have several private groups set up for planning together.
If you have a bit of time to spare to help keep the IWC Stuttgart running smoothly, we need to hear from you right away!! Volunteering with the club is fun, helps fill the time, and gives you valuable experience that can help when looking for employment later.
Let us know below if you are interested in learning more about any of the positions!!
VIRTUAL WINE TASTING
This event is for members +1 adult from the same household
Saturday, February 27th at 19:30 on Zoom
Your host: Emily Born
Cost: €35 per package, paid in advance
Pre-payment deadline: Friday, February 12th
Online wine tastings are all the rage these days, so we’ve booked one for our club in February!!
Moni Lang of Remstal Winewalk will be hosting a guided tasting for us in English that will featuring five different local wines. She will mail the bottles directly to your home in plenty of time for the event and one adult in your household is welcome to join in the Zoom call at no extra cost.
Each package includes:
- four full 0,75 liters of wine
- one 0,2 liter bottle of sparkling wine
- a guided tasting for 1-2 people
- the postage for mailing the wines
Moni is a delightful guide who speaks excellent English and is very knowledgeable about local wines. The tasting will last approximately two hours and we will have the chance to hang around and chat afterwards, if we wish.
This is a +1 event, which means:
- Any IWCS member plus one guest are welcome to attend.
- Your +1 can be a partner, spouse, or adult child from your household, joining the Zoom call together and sharing the bottles included in the package.
- You pay the package cost listed below, regardless of the number of people.
The cost of this event is €35 per package, paid in advance. The cost is being sponsored by the IWCS and this is a Round Up For Charity event. All proceeds will benefit Frauen helfen Frauen.
To reserve your spot
Please RSVP using the form below or respond in the Facebook event. To confirm your reservation, please transfer the €35 per package to the IWCS bank account to arrive no later than Friday the 12th of February.
This event must have six paid packages by the pre-payment deadline or it will be rescheduled. Emily will be giving the final numbers to Moni that weekend so that she can prepare and mail the wine in time for the event.
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: CONVERSATIONS ON MODERN ART – TWO
When to visit: Any time in February
Zoom meeting to discuss: Tuesday, February 16th at 10:00 OR 19:00
Your host: Alison Tyler
Since we can’t currently visit museums together, we’ve decided to try this pandemic-friendly alternative! The plan is to visit outdoor works of art in the Stuttgart area by yourself or with a friend sometime during the month, and then we all get together online to discuss what we’ve seen.
Think book club, but with art!
In February we will be discussing graffiti as an art form. A great place to start is the graffiti art exhibit in the main station in Stuttgart. The Stadt Palais and Kunst Museum also have graffiti exhibitions; although currently closed they have online materials to view.
Perhaps you have seen graffiti murals during your travels or in your current home town? For example, the town of Asperg have recently commissioned graffiti artists to decorate the tunnel into the train station.
Hopefully the art will generate a good deal of conversation. We welcome all opinions, both positive and negative, as long as all are respectfully given.
To take part and receive more details about where exactly to find this art, please RSVP in one of the Facebook events. Alison will be hosting a morning and an evening chat. If you are not on Facebook but would still like to check out the art and join one of the Zoom calls on the 16th, please use the contact form below.
MEMBERS ONLY TREASURE HUNT WALK #2
When: Walk and share anytime during the month
Zoom chat on Friday, February 5th at 11:00
Where: Starts near Feuersee and goes up into the hills
Your host and guide: Alex Elwin
Last month’s first ever treasure hunt/photo safari walk was so much fun that we immediately planned another one for February!
“Join us” on a walking route starting in Stuttgart-West suitable for adults and kids! Activities Coordinator Alex Elwin will be giving us a list of treasures to find along the way to make the walk more fun.
There are several ways to take part in this event:
- Do the walk alone -OR- with a friend/another club member/members of your family/household (as allowed)
- Do the walk at any time during the month of February -OR- walk the route on or before the February 5th Zoom call
- Just enjoy the walk without the treasure hunt -OR- see if you can locate all of the treasures on Alex’s list and take photos/selfies or have kids make drawings of them
- Upload your photos in the Facebook event to share AND/OR share them with the Zoom call on February 5th
There is no wrong way and many right ways to participate in this event! Check out this beautiful drone footage from Stuttgart Tourism to inspire yourself:
February’s walk starts fairly centrally, not far from Feuersee, and then climbs Karlshöhe and Hasenbergsteige. For those that want it there is also an extension taking you up Birkenkopf or Rubble Hill. So you need to be prepared for hills but can take your time as the villas you go past along the way are so interesting to look at you’ll be in no hurry to race by!
How to RSVP
If you would like to receive information about the February route and the list of items to find, please RSVP in the Facebook event. If you do not have Facebook, you can still do the walk and the Zoom call! Use the form below to contact Alex and she can send you the information via email.
Germany has been under a pandemic lockdown since December 16th, including closed businesses and schools, curfews, and strict contact and masking requirements.
At the end of January, Baden-Württemberg published updated Coronavirus regulations extending the lockdown and increasing masking requirements. These took effect on Monday, January 25th and here is what’s new:
✅Adults are required to wear medical grade masks in public transport, medical practices, retail stores, workplaces, and at religious events
✅Children 6-14 can continue to wear every day masks
✅Children 5 and under are exempt from any mask requirements
✅FFP2 masks specifically are required to enter care homes or hospitals
✅Religious events with more than 10 participants must be registered with the health authorities at least two days in advance
✅Dog salons are allowed to reopen
✅The general rule against public alcohol sales and consumption has been replaced with a rule against it only in city centers (beginning January 27th)
✅Schools and daycares will remain closed until at least January 31st, most will continue to be closed at least until February 14th
The rest of the prior restrictions will remain the same, which means no in-person club meetings are possible until they are lifted.
You can find a useful PDF explaining all of the prior restrictions in English HERE.
Stay safe and healthy everyone and see you online this month!!