ANNUAL HOLIDAY DINNER & GIFT EXCHANGE 2023 (MEMBERS ONLY)

Wednesday, December 13th starting at 18:30
Location: Stuttgarter Ratskeller, Marktpl. 1, 70173 Stuttgart-Mitte
rsvp deadline DECEMBER 5TH

Our beloved Holiday Dinner and Gift Exchange is happening again this December!

This is our chance to come together as a community and enjoy good food and fun during the magical German advent time.

🏠 LOCATION

This year’s dinner is being organized by the amazing Ingrid Schneider at the Ratskeller in central Stuttgart (you’ll remember we were there for our Christmas in July last year). It’s under new ownership and the food promises to be a little fancier than the last time we were there.

We will start our evening with a complimentary glass of Sekt at 18:30, followed by a three-course meal. You can find all the details about the menu further on in this post and will be asked for your choices when you RSVP.

🎁 GIFT EXCHANGE

After dinner, all members are invited 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 that you yourself would be happy to receive because with this exchange, that could very well happen! You do not have to participate in the gift exchange to attend the dinner.

👗 DRESS CODE

Dress up if you wish!! We are calling the dress code for the evening “Holiday Fabulousness” which means anything festive will work. Choose your outfit carefully, because Sandra has organized fun photobooth-style portraits for those who wish!

🎄 FHF GIVING TREE

And as always, Sandra is also organizing the Frauen helfen Frauen Virtual Giving Tree again this year and you are welcome to bring along your wrapped gift for the shelter to give her at this dinner. All the details can be found in the separate Giving Tree blog post.

💶 PRICING

This is a members-only event and the IWCS club-sponsored price per person of €40 (for fish or chicken) or €35 (for vegetarian pasta) includes your food, a welcome glass of sparkling wine (or something non-alcoholic), and table water.

PLEASE NOTE that any drinks ordered apart from the provided table water and welcome beverage must be paid for by you on the night of the event.

🍝 THE MENU

And now on to the food! Here’s what the Ratskeller has arranged for us:

Appetizer: Mixed green salad
(Rohkostsalat, Blättle- und WIldkräuter, Kartoff elsalat, Kresse & Hausdressing)

Dessert: Chocolate lava cake
(Schokolade, Maracuja, Tonkabohne & Butterkeks)

Choice of main dish:
1 Fish (Confierter Kabeljau mit Spinat, Mais, Butter & Zitrone)
2 Chicken (Maispoularde mit Buntes Marktgemüse, Süßkartoffel & Thymianjus)
3 Vegetarian Pasta (Trüffel, Butter, Salbei & Parmesan)

✉️ HOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT

1️⃣ First RSVP in the private Facebook event in the members group. If you are not on Facebook, please send an email to Emily at the address listed in this newsletter.

2️⃣To complete your reservation, we need your prepayment and food choices. Please transfer the amount for your dinner choice to our bank account before December 5th. Send €35 for vegetarian pasta or €40 for fish or chicken.

**Please put your main dish choice in the notes section of your bank transfer**

Looking forward to celebrating the end of another wonderful year together!

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT: ENGLISH-LANGUAGE TOUR OF THE STUTTGART MARKTHALLE + TASTING


Thursday, March 9th at 16:15
This event is for members only
Location: Markthalle, Dorotheenstraße 4, 70173 Stuttgart
Nearest stations: Charlottenplatz/Rathaus
Meeting point: Sporerstraße, in front of the entrance to the store Merz und Benzing
Prepayment deadline February 28th

If you’re looking for exotic delights and exclusive delicacies from all over the world, you can’t miss a trip to the Markthalle. But Stuttgart’s gourmet paradise is not only home to crisp delicacies and international goodies; amazing stories and unusual insights also make this unique building extremely interesting.

During our 1.5-hour English-language tour of the market hall, we will immerse ourselves in the lively hustle and bustle of the traders and gourmets, right down to a brief look in the cellar. The tour includes three “Häppchen” (little tastes or samples) and ends with a glass of Prosecco.

ABOUT THE LOCATION

We will meet at 16:15 on Sporerstraße, in front of the entrance to the store Merz und Benzing. Due to the cramped and uneven passages of the building, this tour is not suitable for buggies or wheelchairs.

Unfortunately, the tour cannot take allergies into account when choosing our food samples. We have also been asked to bring along face masks.

reserve your spot now!

The cost of this event is €25 per person, paid in advance. This discounted ticket price is being sponsored by the IWCS and includes a charity portion that will benefit Frauen helfen Frauen. Fifteen spaces are available for this event.

To reserve your spot, please RSVP in the private Facebook event. If you are not on Facebook, please contact Alison via the email address found in the newsletter.

To confirm your reservation, please transfer the  €25 per person to the IWCS bank account no later than February 28th, 2023. 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 EVENT: TOUR OF THE STUTTGART MARKTHALLE

ENGLISH-LANGUAGE TOUR OF THE STUTTGART MARKTHALLE
This is a members only event
Tuesday, September 24th at 10:00
Location: Markthalle, Dorotheenstraße 4, 70173 Stuttgart
Nearest stations: Charlottenplatz/Rathaus
Meeting point: Sporerstraße, in front of the entrance to the store Merz und Benzing
Cost per person: €15 (prepayment deadline September 10th)

Join us in September for a two-hour guided tour of the famous Stuttgart Markthalle! Everyday goods from all around the world are offered here – the Stuttgarters love their market and come here to shop, to meet up with each other, to gossip or to enjoy the fantastic gastronomy. During this tour we will be doing some tasting and taking a peek into the cellar.

Stuttgart’s indoor market with its modern style, its reinforced concrete beams and its glass ceiling has long been named a protected heritage site. However, the indoor market is as vibrant as never before, celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2014.

We will meet on Sporerstraße, in front of the entrance to the store Merz und Benzing. Due to the cramped and uneven passages of the building, this tour is not suitable for buggies or wheelchairs.

The IWCS will be covering the cost of the tour guide. Members are asked to prepay €15 to cover the tastings and a small donation for the Frauenhaus.

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. This event has limited space (maximum 15) so RSVP early to save your spot!

Please complete your reservation by transferring your prepayment no later than September 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.

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Members +1 Event: Fondue Lunch Fundraiser

IWCS FONDUE LUNCH FUNDRAISER
For members +1 guest
Thursday 4th April 2019 at 12:00
Location: Michelle Moore’s home in Stuttgart

Do you love cheese??? Member Michelle Moore loves to cook and is looking for 8-10 friends to share a delicious cheese fondue lunch to raise money for the Frauenhaus.

This decadent meal includes a glass or two of Sekt/wine and a bottomless cheese fondue with heaps of traditional and non -traditional accompaniments (vegetables, salad, fruits, and some meats).

This event is a charity fundraiser and Michelle is providing all the yummy ingredients. Participants are requested to make a cash donation of €15 at the door, 100% of which will go to Frauen helfen Frauen.

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 cost listed above

Payment is due on the day of the event, however you must confirm your reservation one week prior (at the latest) to Michelle via the pending Facebook event or using the form below if you aren’t on Facebook.

Places are limited! Please notify Michelle of any dietary requirements. We will aim to start eating just after noon with a finish time around 14:00.

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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.

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