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Dear Members,

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, whether you spent it at home or traveling.  I spent the weekend decorating my apartment for the Holidays, there is something magical about a beautifully decorated tree and twinkling lights that always puts me in a great mood.  As we prepare for the "countdown to Santa"​ my family is also preparing for my parents to come to town.  I can't wait to take them to Christmas markets and show them the joys of Europe during December.

Thank you all for your generosity at our annual WCSC Wreath and Tree Auction.  We were able to raise nearly $5,000 which will go directly back into our community through Welfare Grants and Scholarships.  Speaking of Scholarships, the application is now available on our website.  Special thanks to our wonderful auctioneer, Paul "The Brit" Hughes, who took time out of his last week at AFN to join us.

Whatever your plans are this holiday season, I hope you take a moment to pause and reflect on how blessed you are.  I am so fortunate to have met so many great friends, I am thankful to have my husband home with us this year, and I am blessed to have my WCSC family.  I look forward to seeing you all at the December Dessert Auction, our Board is working hard to ensure each dessert is amazing. 

With all of the hustle and bustle, please remember the reason for the season.  Invite those living in the barracks into your home for a meal, donate your time to make a difference in our community, embrace the young spouses alone for the first time, and please keep our military men and women in your thoughts as they protect our country. 

​Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,
Alicia Bailey
WCSC President​

This luncheon will feature our annual Dessert Auction.
Bring your sweet tooth and your checkbook…you won’t want to miss it!  Also, make sure to wear your favorite Ugly Christmas sweater, there will be prizes awarded!

**Please note that the luncheon is the 2nd Wednesday of December**

Menu: Hand Rubbed Roast Beef, Mixed Vegetables, Buttered Red Potatoes, Salad, Bread and Butter, Coffee/Water/Tea
Sign Up for the Luncheon
Silent auction items include leadership dinners, Bloom on the Cheap and Easy in Germany goodies, date night package, and photography session. 

Group tickets may be purchased with additional rewards. In addition, we have a special Platinum Sponsorship opportunity for individuals or groups looking to have formal seating, as the event is otherwise largely cocktail-style. 
 
Platinum Sponsor ($750 level):
*Includes host table with name recognition 
Includes ten (10) event tickets
Includes recognition on sponsorship display
Includes recognition during the event from corporate/unit banner display
Includes recognition on event program

Gold Sponsor ($500 level):
Includes ten (10) event tickets
Includes recognition on sponsorship display
Includes recognition in event program

Silver Sponsor ($200 level):
Includes four (4) event tickets
Includes recognition in event program
Sign Up Now
Last month we gave $12,432.32 to 10 organizations and 1 gift!

Volunteers of the Month!


Thank you to Meagan Noranbrock and Miranda Wright for all that you do!
Download the Application

Priscilla Proper

Hello dahhhlings! An adorable gal recently wrote asking for guidance on dress codes here in Wiesbaden and as the holidays are in full swing this seemed to be a perfect time to address the matter! Read on lovelies...
Dear Ms Proper,
I am writing to ask you to help simplify the numerous dress codes I have been encountering on various invitations. I am usually rather fashionable but would appreciate your expertise on what to wear, when and where. I'm so confused! Is it white gloves and nylons ( please tell me no!) or is it Daisy Dukes and a crop top ( I think I prefer the white gloves!) or is there something in the middle that I can typically rely upon? Please advise.
Signed, 
Felicia Fashionista

Dearest Fifi!
There, there dahhhling, let's not get our temples in a tether! Normally, I detest having to address such elementary questions but I understand your quandry! I too, have been confused at times, but always refer to my favorite military protocol sourcte by Babs Reynard, "Once Over Lightly". Grab a copy if you ever have bon chance'! 
Let's start at the beginning....

*CASUAL:  pants, skirts or even a simple dress. You'll be most comfortably dressed in this manner at your unit coffee. I'll even go so far as to say, that EVEN BLUE JEANS are acceptable if the function is a very casual event, western-wear theme OR if the hostess has declared that
 " denim is a do" and "less is more". Otherwise, dahhhling, leave the Levi's at home.

*INFORMAL:  a tad more foo'foo than your casual khakis, my love. Do show up in nice slacks, separates, a pantsuit, a skirt or nicer dress for this occasion. If you're invited to a brunch, or a luncheon, your best bet would be to work within this daywear. Occasionally, themes, programs and special events may suggest a distinct attire option and that would make all the difference. Notice, I did not say DENIM. I personally do not mind being called "old fashioned" ( well, leave out the OLD part!) but it truly is best to save the "cute" denim look for another time and occasion, soooo sorry, dahhling.

*FORMAL:  My favorit' category! I am just MAD about the most formal of functions! Glam it up and grab the glitz girlie! You certainly want to ensure that you are as wonderfully attired as your escort, non'? Take this one in stride and enjoy fluffing up your fashion! Embrace the opportunity and flaunt your fabulousness!

How's that my dahhhling? I know you may be wondering, "what about this and what about that?" There will always be room for style and comfort and most often, your lovely host/hostess will designate such detail on the maaahvelous invitation you receive! Try to remember that no matter what you wear, it is ALWAYS proper to be more gracious than perfect! 

Until next time, 
Priscilla 
Daahlings! do you have a protocol question for our Priscilla Proper? Just email her at prisproper@gmail.com  and check back next month for her answer.

WCSC 2016 Activities Calendar 

Sign ups will be available at the luncheon

December Activities

To sign up for any of these activities please email activitieswcspousesclub@gmail.com

Henkell Sekt Daytime Tour:  December 2nd at 10:30am
Cost: 12 Euro  

Henkell Sekt is one of the leading producers of sparkling wine in Europe. Join us for an educational and informative tour of the elegant Henkell Sektkellerei.  The tour ends in the tasting room where you will sample different kinds of sekt. Leave with a gift of a piccaolo! Following the tour you will have an opportunity to shop in their boutique. Tour address: Biebricher Allee 142 65187 Wiesbaden. Tour is 1 1/2 hours long.

 

Strasbourg Christmas Market - Family Event:  
December 3rd    Cost:  30 Euros per person       

Departure Time:  7:00 am     Return Time:  Approximately 8:30 pm

With it's 300 booths and 9 different sites in the city center, this Christmas market is the oldest (since 1570) and one of the largest in Europe.  You will find arts and crafts, food, and typical Alsatian Christmas decorations.  In addition, the storefronts are elaborately decorated creating a magical holiday setting.  This is a holiday MUST!  Bring the entire family.  We depart from the bus stop outside the old PX at 7 am and return approx. 8:30 pm that evening (Approx. a 3 hour ride).  Wear comfortable shoes and bring euros for shopping and meals.

 

Daytime Bunco:  December 6th at 11:45am  Cost: 10 Euro         

Meet at the WCSC house to play a fun dice game with fellow members. Win Prizes!! Bring a lunch dish to share and a beverage of your choice.

 

AWAG Hessen Area Seminar:  
December 7th 8:00 am - 2:00 pm      Cost: 20 Euro

Bring a scarf and join AWAG this year and “Paint the Town Red!” Topics this year are: “Cyber Security at Home”, “Marketing the Product: YOU”, “How to become the Go-To Expert in Your Community” and “Owning a Home-based Business in Wiesbaden”. We will also have a special class on how to tie scarfs!

 

Rudesheim Christmas Market with Cake & Coffee:  
December 9th             Cost: 15 Euro

Event Time: 10:00 am Meeting Time: 9:30 am at the Hainerberg Shoppette

Join us for a visit to the Rudesheim Christmas Market!  We will start the morning with cake and a famous Rudesheimer Kaffee. Then, you will have free time to shop the quaint town's Christmas market and shops, which include a Kathe Wohlfart shop. Stay for lunch if you'd like and head back whenever your group is ready.

 

German Holiday Baking Class:  December 13th at 10:30am
Cost: 15 Euro                

Join Susanne McFarland as she shows you how to make the special German baked goods that come out around the holidays.  We will make Vanille Kipperl, Spritzeback, Schwarzweiss-Geback, Schokolade-Dukaten, and Mandel-Knusper.  You will have a chance to sample the baked goods and take some home with you, too.  Meet at the WCSC House in Aukamm.


Book Club: December 16th at 11:00 am
WCSC House in Aukamm.
This month each reader is encouraged to pick a book with a holiday theme to read. Your book can be any genre!  Readers should bring their favorite holiday dish or drink to share.

Please contact Kaitlyn Miller, Alicia Bailey or Mary Puckett at: membershipwcspousesclub@gmail.com, if you are interested in attending.

 

DON’T FORGET THE WCSC CLUBS!

For any more information regarding clubs please email

activitieswcspousesclub@gmail.com

Bowling Club: Meet at the WEC (Wiesbaden Entertainment Center) on Hainerberg every 1st and 3rd Monday for some bowling fun and some friendly competition. Please contact Cathy Hanson, cathyhanson2003@yahoo.com, if you are interested in attending.


Flohmarkt Club: Visit one of the Sunday Flohmarkts with a expert shopper and find some great deals on some great finds.  Please contact Meagan Noranbrock, meagan0813@gmail.com, if you are interested in attending.

 

Travel Club: We are currently looking for a club lead for this club. If you are interested please contact the activities team at activitieswcspousesclub@gmail.com.

 

 

* Do you have a talent to share and/or would like to lead a club? We are looking for you! Please email our activities team and we can get you set up for a successful club experience.

The Thrift Store has moved to Building 4008 (still on Mainz Kastel).

Closed December 18th-January 2nd

Submission & Review dates for Welfare Grant Requests

If you are interested in submitting a request for funds please refer to the table below for dates.

WCSC in 2015/2016 gave away $50,353.54 in the form of grants and gifts to over 61clubs in our Garrison and local community.

Learn more on our webiste at http://wiesbadenspousesclub.com/welfare_grants
Thanks for joining us!

A Note About Reservations

Club members can reserve their seats via the electronic Punchbowl invitation they receive monthly. If you are a paid member and did not receive an invitation in your inbox, please email reservationswcspousesclub@gmail.com

Non-members can reserve seats for their first luncheon only by sending an email to the Reservation Chair at the following: reservationswcspousesclub@gmail.com We love having a full house, but please remember that reservations for luncheons MUST be reserved by the RSVP date for each luncheon. No walk-ins can be accepted.

Unfortunately, last minute reservations cannot be accepted after the RSVP deadline. If there are cancellations prior to or on the day of the luncheon, we will post the available number of seats to our Facebook page.

According to the cancellation policy, "A reservation for a WCSC function must be paid for unless it is canceled within the specified time period... [and] No additional reservation will be accepted for that individual until all previous obligations are paid."
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