For members only
Saturday, 24 April at 19:30
Your host: Emily Born
For information and to RSVP, please use the private Facebook event or the contact form at the end of this post.

Join us on Zoom in April for everyone’s favorite activity – a pub quiz!!

Bring your own snacks, drinks, and something to scribble your answers on. The format will be “each woman for herself” instead of teams, so get lots of rest and hydration that day for top brain performance!!

Emily has been scouring the internet for fun quiz ideas, so look forward to a lot of laughs.

See you there!


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.


For current IWCS members only
Friday, November 13th at 19:00 via ZOOM
Host: Alison and Alex

Every year at our winter AGM we receive many wonderful suggestions for events and activities from members. This year we’d like to get your suggestions early so we can get to work on planning for the first part of 2021 now.

To that end, we’d like to invite all members to join us for a Zoom chat the evening of Friday the 13th of November to share any and all ideas and raise a glass together to surviving 2020.

Alex and Alison will be making a list of possible events based on your suggestions and then work off of that to kick off the 2021 planning. Please keep in mind that not all suggestions are guaranteed to be used, but they will all be considered!

If you would like to join us, please RSVP using the form below so that we can send you the Zoom link the day before the event.

If you cannot attend this event but have a suggestion, please use the form to submit it to us.

Looking forward to a new year with many exciting events as possible!


As we announced last month, we have started using Zoom for online club activities. In this post you can find out more about that decision and how to best use the program.

The decision to use Zoom was made based on its ease of use and high quality connections. We looked into the security issues, the most serious of which have been fixed. Security experts say now that with the use of best safety practices (some of which Zoom has added into their software), it is safe to use for social events.

Members do NOT need a Zoom account to participate!!

Here’s how it works:

Zoom works best on a computer/laptop and it is where you can be the most anonymous. Everyone who RSVPs will be given a meeting link with an embedded password. Simply click on the link to join as a guest in your web browser automatically. You do not need to download any software – if you get a message asking you to install software, click on “just open in my browser” at the bottom.

If you would like to use a mobile device, you WILL need to install the Zoom app for the link to work. Tablets are ok but phones are not recommended as you will not be able to see everyone without lots of swiping.

Looking forward to seeing all of your faces again soon!