February 2024: Family Movie Event at the Corso – The Wizard of Oz

A FUNDRAISING EVENT FOR THE FRAUENHAUS IN STUTTGART
IWCS members, guests, and friends of the club are all welcome!
Saturday, February 24th from 13:30
Location: Corso Kino, Haupstrasse 6, 70563 Stuttgart-Vaihingen
Nearest stations: Vaihingen Bahnhof (S) or Vaihingen Schillerplatz (U)

We are pleased to invite everyone in the local English-speaking community to a special screening of “The Wizard of Oz” in February. Join us for a fun afternoon out with your family while helping us raise money for the Frauenhaus in Stuttgart!

We will have one theater at the Corso Kino all to ourselves and they have generously discounted ticket prices and created fun snack combos just for this fundraising effort. All proceeds from this event will be donated to Frauen helfen Frauen e.V. Stuttgart for their women’s shelter.

Why a Movie Fundraiser?

Our Charity Coordinator, Kim Jezek, chose a family movie for this fundraiser because our donations help children living in the Frauenhaus enjoy the occasional fun outing, such as going to the movies. If your kids would like to show solidarity with them, we would love to see them dress up as their favorite movie character for our event!

Prices for this event are as follows and payment in advance is required:

  • Adult entrance: €10 (16 and up)
  • Child entrance: €7,50 (under 16)
  • Snack combo adult: €10 (medium popcorn and non-alcoholic drink)
  • Snack combo child: €6 (small popcorn and a drink)

Doors will open at 13:30 so that you have plenty of time to pick up your snacks before the movie starts at 14:00 🍿You can also purchase additional drinks and candy at the counter, but be aware that we will not receive a donation from those items.

Reserve your seats and snacks now!

If you would like to attend our movie event, please register using the link below. You will then receive an email from Kim with your total and our bank information for your pre-payment.

Please note: because it is a private event, this special screening will not appear on the Corso’s website. You can only register and purchase your seats from us directly using this form.

REGISTER HERE

Thanks for your support!

About the Venue and Film

The Corso has been Stuttgart’s favorite place for English-language films since 1984. In addition to showing all the latest Hollywood hits, they frequently show older cult films and offer private screenings to groups such as ours.

“The Wizard of Oz”, originally released in 1939, is often included on lists of the greatest movies of all time. Most everyone knows the iconic story of Dorothy and her little dog Toto and the famous song “Over The Rainbow.”

You can enjoy a modern version of the trailer here:

HOLIDAY GIVING TREE FOR FRAUEN HELFEN FRAUEN 2023

In keeping with one of our favorite annual traditions, the IWCS is once again supporting Frauen helfen Frauen e.V. by creating a virtual Holiday Gift Tree for its residents this December.

Every year our members buy gifts for the women and children living in the Frauenhaus to bring them some extra holiday joy!

HOW TO SIGN UP & TAKE PART

1️⃣If you would like to participate, please RSVP in Sandra’s private Facebook event in the members’ group. If you are not on Facebook, you can reply to the email with the current newsletter. Let her know if you would like to buy a gift for a woman or a child.

You will be assigned an anonymous person from the list and given any information that was shared about them such as age or gender, along with any specific wishes that person might have. If no wishes were given, you’ll have to be creative!

2️⃣ Then buy a gift valued between €15-20 and try to keep in mind that the shelter residents come from all cultures and nations and many of the families might not yet have strong German skills or even celebrate Christmas.

It is possible that some of the children’s wishes are a little more expensive, so please let Sandra know if you are willing to spend more than €20.

3️⃣ You will need to wrap the gift and add a tag with the age/gender you were given (e.g. “woman age 30” or “girl age 4”). Because we have no names, this information helps the staff at the shelter identify who it is for.

4️⃣ And finally, you need to get the finished gift to Sandra, who will be taking them all to the shelter in mid-December for their holiday party.

HOW TO GET THE GIFTS TO SANDRA

You can:

🎁drop the finished gift off at Sandra’s house in Stuttgart-Zazenhausen

🎁mail them to her home address

🎁buy something online and pay to have it gift wrapped and sent to Sandra – let her know what is coming so she can tag it for you

🎁 or bring it along to the Members Only Holiday Dinner on December 13th or at any other event Sandra is attending before then.

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

CALL TO ACTION: FINGER FOOD NEEDED FOR THE FRAUENHAUS!


Frauen helfen Frauen is celebrating their 40th Anniversary and needs our help!

They have asked our members to prepare some finger food for their anniversary celebration on Friday, November 10th.

Approximately 100 guests are expected to attend the party that evening and there should be enough food for each to have about 6 pieces. Therefore, we need a lot of helpers!

You will be asked to provide an ingredient card along with each dish to help those with dietary restrictions. Each volunteer will be assigned a specific time on the afternoon/evening of the event to drop off her donations (which will take place at the Württembergischer Kunstverein on Schlossplatz).

If you can help make their party a success by donating some yummy nibbles, please contact Kim via the email address found in the October newsletter or in the private Facebook event associated with this Call To Action.

THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

SPECIAL EVENT: VISION BOARD WORKSHOP

This event is for members ONLY
fRIDAY, DECEMBER 8TH AT 10:00 (NEW DATE!!!)
LocatioN: Sabrina’s home in Degerloch
Nearest Stop: Degerloch (u)
Your hosts: Kim Jezek & sABRINA eNGELHARDT
Prepayment deadline: wednesday, DECEMBER 6TH

Are you ready for a transformative experience? Personal coach and IWCS member Sabrina Engelhardt will be hosting a Vision Board workshop in her home in December just for us!

In this workshop you will get motivated, clarify your goals, and be inspired to achieve what you’ve always dreamed of! Sabrina’s message to you:

“I look forward to spending this empowering and inspiring morning with you as we visualize our dreams, support one another, and unlock our true potential. Together, let’s create a vision board that becomes a powerful compass on our path to success!”

We will be putting together our boards using photos from magazines. The boards will be sponsored by the club and each attendee is asked to bring along scissors and a glue stick. Sabrina will provide water, tea, and coffee.

Please eat breakfast before you come because there will be no food at this two-hour event (due to the fact that we will be busy crafting). There will, however, be the possibility to go out for lunch afterwards.

Although coaching is what she does professionally, Sabrina is generously donating her time and knowledge for this event. 100% of your pre-payment will go to Frauen helfen Frauen, our designated charity. You can read more about her coaching services on her Facebook page or her Instagram.

SPACES LIMITED – RSVP NOW!

Any IWCS member is welcome to attend and the cost is €25 per person, paid in advance.

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

To confirm your reservation, please transfer your pre-payment(s) to the IWCS bank account no later than December 7th. 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 or the prepayment will be added to our 2023 FHF donation collection.

HOLIDAY GIVING TREE FOR FRAUEN HELFEN FRAUEN 2022

In keeping with one of our favorite annual traditions, the IWCS is once again supporting Frauen helfen Frauen e.V. by creating a virtual Holiday Gift Tree for its residents this December!

Every year our members can sign up to buy gifts for the women and children living in the Frauenhaus. You will be given the information for one woman or child, including age and wishes to assist you in choosing what to buy.

If you would like to take part, please let Sandra know in the event that can be found in the private Facebook event or by responding to the current newsletter email if you are not on Facebook.

🎁Please choose a gift valued between €15-20 (the children’s wishes might be higher than €20, but usually not more than €30) and try to keep in mind that the shelter is multicultural and many of the families might not yet have strong German skills.

🎁Wrap the gift up all festive and add a tag with the identifying age/gender information you were given for when they distribute the gifts.

🎁Drop the finished gift off at Sandra’s house in Stuttgart-Zazenhausen, mail it to her, or bring it to the Members Only Holiday Dinner on December 14th.

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

 

IWCS 2020 HOLIDAY GIVING TREE FOR FRAUEN HELFEN FRAUEN

In keeping with one of our favorite annual traditions, the IWCS is once again supporting Frauen helfen Frauen e.V. by creating a virtual Holiday Gift Tree for its residents this December!

Every year our members can sign up to buy gifts for the women and children living in the Frauenhaus. You will receive one woman’s age/wishes or the age/gender/wishes of  a child to assist you in choosing what to buy. If you would like to take part, please let Sandra know in the event that can be found in the private Facebook event OR by using the RSVP form at the end of this post if you are not on Facebook.

We already have some ages and wishes, so you can go ahead and start shopping! We do not yet know how many people we need, so we will assign folks on a first-come, first-serve basis.

🎁Please choose a gift valued between €15-20 (the children’s wishes might be higher than €20, but usually not more than €30) and try to keep in mind that the shelter is multicultural and many of the families might not yet have strong German skills.

🎁Wrap the gift up all festive and add a tag with the age/gender information you were given to identify who it is for when they distribute the gifts.

🎁Drop the finished gift off at Sandra’s house in Stuttgart-Zazenhausen or mail it to her.

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

 

MEMBERS ONLY: VIRTUAL WINE TASTING (+1 EVENT)

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.

IWCS 2020 HOLIDAY GIVING TREE FOR FRAUEN HELFEN FRAUEN

In keeping with one of our favorite annual traditions, the IWCS is once again supporting Frauen helfen Frauen e.V. by creating a virtual Holiday Gift Tree for its residents this December!

Every year our members can sign up to buy gifts for the women and children living in the Frauenhaus. You will receive the age of the women or the age/gender/wish of the children to assist you in choosing what to buy. If you would like to take part, please let Sandra know in the event that can be found in the members Facebook group OR by using the RSVP form at the end of this post.

We already have some ages and wishes, so you can go ahead and start shopping! We do not yet know how many people we need, so we will assign folks on a first-come, first-serve basis. 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 will need to wrap the gift and add a tag with the age/gender information you were given to identify who it is for when they have their annual party. You can drop the finished gifts off at Sandra’s house in Stuttgart-Zazenhausen or mail them to her.

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

SUPPORT THE FRAUENHAUS WITH AMAZON SMILE

By IWCS member Laura L.

Hey fellow members!

Just wanted to remind you that even though we currently cannot fundraise for Frauen Helfen Frauen with in-person activities, there is still a way we can support them – by buying things on Amazon Smile instead of the regular Amazon site.

If you have not yet heard, Amazon Smile is basically the same website as Amazon, the only difference being that the Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

In order to set this up, all you have to do is

  1. Visit Amazon Smile and log into your account
  2. Select “Frauen helfen Frauen e.V. Stuttgart” as the organisation which you would like to support
  3. For future purchases, make sure to always start your online shopping via the Amazon Smile website.

Android users can use this handy shortcut to enable the Smile version of Amazon in their Amazon shopping app.

Sorry iPhone users, this is not currently possible via the iOS Amazon app but you can set up a shortcut on your phone to the Smile browser website.

Enjoy your shopping and hope to see you in person again soon!

MEMBERS ONLY: TOUR OF MERCEDES BENZ ARENA

MERCEDES BENZ ARENA TOUR
For members and their families
Sunday, April 26th at 13:45
Location: Mercedesstraße 87, 70372 Stuttgart
Nearest stations: Neckarpark
Hosted by Alison Tyler

Join us in April as we explore the home ground of VfB Stuttgart and learn everything worth knowing about the arena, its history, and the beloved local football team.

Feel the emotions in the Cannstatter Kurve where the hardcore fans stand and cheer and enjoy the atmosphere of the VfB dressing room. Our planned program (subject to last minute changes) includes:

  • VfB team cabin
  • cabin passage
  • passage through the player tunnel with inlet music
  • field edge
  • press conference room
  • media hall
  • Cannstatter curve with standing area
  • grandstand with box seats
  • Fan shop with 10% off using your ticket

This English-language tour will be 90 minutes long and was a huge hit when we did it a few years ago. The tour is NOT their barrier-free one and will include many stairs. Please wear walking shoes for your safety and note that photographs are allowed but filming is not. Animals are expressly forbidden on this tour.

We have a maximum of 25 participants allowed on this tour and need a minimum of 15 for it to go ahead. Children of all ages are welcome and will enjoy this tour very much, but please keep in mind there are lots of stairs to climb and buggies are not allowed.

This is a family event, which means:

  • Any IWCS member and members of her immediate family are welcome to attend (partner, spouse, and/or children)
  • You and your guests each pay the member cost listed below.

The cost of this event is €5 per adult and €2.50 per child (6-17), paid in advance. Kids 5 and under are free. The tour  will be 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 pending Facebook event. To confirm your reservation, please transfer the €5/2.50 per person to the IWCS bank account no later than Sunday the 12th of April. 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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