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Photo Update (March 23, 2014) Photos of St. Louis-Stuttgart Sister Cities' celebration of St. Louis' 250th Anniversary with artists' cake at MAC have been uploaded. Click here to view them.
Photo Update (March 1, 2014) Photos from the 27th Winter Ball, that took place on Feb. 8, 2014, have been uploaded to the photo gallery. Click here to view them.
2013 Annual Meeting Photos Members enjoyed a nice dinner event, including the election and reelection of officers, and presentations made to the German School Association, the German Culture Center, St. Louis University, and John Burroughs. Students from John Burroughs and a German student studying at UMSL spoke about their experiences visiting each other's Sister City. Click here to view photos of the event.
Summer Party 2013 Photos Our SLSSC Members Summer Party was held on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at the beautiful home of Mark and Shannon McCullough. It was a typical hot summer day in St. Louis and all our fun-loving members enjoyed the music by Mike Orzel and the beautiful surroundings of the Galloway Manor. Click here to view photos of the event.
Maifest Dinner Photos On May 7th, Board Members and Members of St. Louis Stuttgart- Sister Cities celebrated with St. Charles Sister Cities their annual Maifest Dinner. Click here to view photos of the event.
Leipzig Jazz Band After a whirlwind concert tour starting in Kansas City last Wednesday, the Leipzig Jazz Band arrived in St. Louis on Sunday, April 21 and immediately whisked off to Mascoutah Illinois to enjoy the sounds of the Northwinds Concert Band and dinner at the Römertopf. On Monday morning, April 22, they held a workshop at Lindbergh High School, traveled up the Arch and did some shopping and gave a concert Monday night at the Tavern of Fine Arts. They held another workshop at Ft. Zumwalt on Tuesday morning and left quickly for the airport to fly back to Germany. And we thought only Americans traveled liked this. Thanks to the wonderful sounds we all enjoyed the last few days and to our host families who played an integral part in making this happen.
2013 Friedrich Hecker Freedom Award Our very own Susanne Evens is the recipient of this year's Friedrich Hecker Freedom Award from the German American Heritage Society. Click here to view the article in STL Today.
February 2, 2013 - 26th annual Winter Ball Karneval - a Roaring 20s Party at the Frontenac Hilton Photos from the 2013 Winter Ball have been uploaded to the photo gallery. Click here to view them.
Jazz from Leipzig Germany Our next event is Jazz from Germany on Monday, April 22, 2013, featuring Germany's Leipzig Acoustic Jazz Ensemble. This is a free event at the Tavern of Fine Arts at 313 Belt Ave., St. Louis, MO 63112 Click here for more information.
Ladue News Pictures of 26th Winter Ball - A Roaring 20s Party on February 2, 2013
Radio Interviews (Jan 27, 2013) Radio interviews on Wild 104.9 at 7 am, 93.7 the Bull and Z107.7 with Katy Kruze, Susanne Evens and Roy Leimberg talking about the upcoming Winter Ball are available for everybody's listening pleasure:
Radio Interview Listen to our Radio Interview about SLSSC and our upcoming Winter Ball on KLOU with Michelle Esswein which will air on January 27 at 10 p.m.: St. Louis-Stuttgart Sister Cities, Inc. with Past President and Founder of the winter ball - Roy Leimberg and current President - Susanne Evens Click here to listen to the interview.
As mentioned in STL Today on December 11th, several St. Louis notables including SLSSC President Susanne Evens recently traveled to Stuttgart for the annual conference of Sister Cities.
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Photo Gallery Update (Nov 25, 2012) Photos from the Annual Meeting held on November 5, 2012 at the Frontenac Hilton are now online.
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Oktoberfest 2012 Pictures Now Online (Oct 9, 2012) Photos from Oktoberfest 2012 have been uploaded to the photo gallery. Click here to view them.
Long Live Freedom Exhibit at the University of Missouri St. Louis (Sept. 20, 2012)
Long Live Freedom Exhibit (Sept. 4, 2012)
SLSSC is one of the co-sponsors of the Long Live Freedom exhibit, which will make its American debut this September at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
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Stuttgart-Lauf 2012 Update (Sept. 4, 2012)
Congratulations to Mary Ann McCain, who took part in the international half-marathon in Stuttgart, Germany this past June.
Click here to view the article that ran in the Ladue News on Aug 24th.
St Louis - Stuttgart Sister Cities Presents
Sunday, September 23, 2012 - Time: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
900 Coal Bank Road, Spanish Lake 63138 - Free Parking
Enjoy the beautiful park-like setting for
An old fashioned pig roast with all the fixings:
Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, Relish Tray, Fresh Fruits Kaiser Rolls,
Wine, Beer, Soda & Water all included
Food will be served at 2 p.m.
Bring your favorite German side dish and you could win:
First Prize - Winter Ball Ticket for February 2, 2013
Second Prize - SLSSC T-Shirt
Third Prize - German Cap
Music featuring Übercool
A FUN TIME FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
$40 per person includes everything
$10 for children 12 and under
Please RSVP by September 10 and make checks payable to:
and mail to: Traude Wilson, Treasurer,
436 Conway Gardens Lane, St. Louis, Missouri 63141-8626
For more information call: Susanne Evens @ 636 530 1010
St. Louis University - University of Stuttgart and St Xavier University in Mumbai, India exchange (Aug 28, 2012) St. Louis - Stuttgart Sister Cities supports St. Louis University - University of Stuttgart and St Xavier University in Mumbai, India exchange! Click here for more information.
Annual Members BBQ 2012 Pictures Now Online (May 27, 2012) Photos from the 2012 Annual Members BBQ/German Grillfest have been uploaded to the photo gallery. Click here to view them.
Membership Application & Renewal Form (May 13, 2012) SLSSC's Membership Application & Renewal form has been updated for the July 2012 through June 2013 year.
Click here for a printable copy of the form.
GAPP Exchange Program Blog (May 13, 2012) The German American Partnership Program (GAPP) is a short-term exchange program between the United States and Germany. Students from John Burroughs School recently visited many Germany cities, including Stuttgart. They blogged their experience, which you can view by clicking here.
You can also view last year's blog by clicking here.
Additional Winter Ball Karneval 2012 Pictures Now Online (March 26, 2012) Additional photos from the 2012 Winter Ball Karneval have been uploaded to the photo gallery. They have been added to the other photos that were previously placed on the server on March 1st. In addition, they have been placed into a separate folder to make viewing of the new photos easier.
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Winter Ball Karneval 2012 Pictures Now Online (March 1, 2012) Photos from the 2012 Winter Ball Karneval have been uploaded to the photo gallery. Click here to view them.
Alive Magazine (Feb 16, 2012) St. Louis Stuttgart Sister Cities WINTER BALL KARNEVAL DINNER DANCE Fundraiser was featured on Alive Magazine's web site. Click here to access their Event Photo Galleries page.
Photo Gallery Update (Jan 23, 2012) Photos from the Annual Meeting held on November 7, 2011 as well the the 2012 Winterball Kickoff Party held on January 19, 2012 are now online.
Click here to view photos from the Annual Meeting.
Click here to view photos from the 2012 Winerball Kickoff Party.
Interview on KLOU 103.3 (Jan 18, 2012) Susanne Evens and Roy Leimberg were interviewed today for the Michelle Esswein Show on KLOU 103.3. The interview will be aired on January 29th at 10pm. The interview can also be found on Michelle Esswein's blog by clicking here. Just look for the entry for the January 29th Show. The interview begins around the 21:00 minute mark.
25th Annual Winter Ball Karneval Dinner Dance The St. Louis-Stuttgart Sister Cities, Inc. organization (SLSSC) announce the details regarding their upcoming 25th Annual Winter Ball Karneval Dinner Dance. This formal fundraising event will take place from 6:00 PM to 12:00 Midnight on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at the Frontenac Hilton, located at 1335 South Lindbergh Boulevard in Frontenac, Missouri.
One of the two major fundraising events for the St. Louis-Stuttgart Sister Cities group, the annual Winter Ball Karneval brings together guests, members, patrons and corporate sponsors from the surrounding area for a fun-filled evening, in the spirit of the Mardi Gras season.
This year's 25th annual gathering is anticipated to draw close to 500 guests, including the 2012 Karneval royalty and their entourages coming from the Kansas City Germania Club and the Chicago Rheinischer Verein. The event will also feature the Fanfahrenzug –Drum/Bugle Corps from Chicago. SLSSC Directors Norm Cleeland and Mike Orzel will serve as the Chairpersons for the 25th Winter Ball Karneval Dinner Dance.
The funds raised through the Winter Ball Karneval support the organization's cultural, educational and business/trade events and programming for members and the general public alike. These activities include student exchanges, as well as scholarships and educational grants which enable high school and college students, educators and business interns to study abroad.
According to Susanne Evens, President of the St. Louis-Stuttgart Sister Cities organization, "2012 marks an important chapter of a long-standing tradition in the St. Louis-Stuttgart Sister Cities history. This year's annual Winter Ball Karnavel will be a spectacular celebration 25 years in the making, which was started by long-time SLSSC Director (and formerly honored Prince) Roy Leimberg in 1988."
An international and a civic organization, St. Louis-Stuttgart Sister Cities, Inc. functions as a civic as well as an international organization, keeping a high profile in the St. Louis community by participating in local ceremonies, conventions, parades and festivals. The organization is united with St. Louis' other sister city groups and international associations through the office of the St. Louis Center for International Relations.
Tickets to the 25th Annual Winter Ball Karneval Dinner Dance are $50 per person, $75 for Patron and $250 for Sponsors. The SLSSC is seeking patron and corporate sponsorships, as well as items and certificates for the evening's silent auction. Ads in the 2012 Winter Ball Karneval Sponsor Book are also available.
As a prelude to the February gala, St. Louis-Stuttgart Sister Cities organization will hold a Pre-Winter Ball Kick-Off Party on Thursday, January 19, 2012 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at the new German restaurant the Rhine Haus Eatery & Pub, located at 255 Union Boulevard in the Central West End area of St. Louis. The pre-party happy hour is FREE to SLSSC members and $20 for guests, and will include complimentary appetizers, a cash bar, and attendance prizes (including Winter Ball tickets.) The 2010's Winter Ball royalty Prinz Harrison I and Prinzessin Ilona I will greet attendees of the Pre-Winter Ball Kick-Off Party in their full regal garb.
"We are excited to celebrating our 25th Annual Winter Ball Karneval event," notes Winter Ball Karnavel Co-Chairperson Mike Orzel. His Co-Chair counterpart Norm Cleeland adds, "The Winter Ball Planning Committee has been working hard to make this event exciting and memorable!"
For more information about the 25th Annual Winter Ball Karneval – including sponsorships and donations – or to purchase tickets for the Dinner Dance, please contact the St. Louis-Stuttgart Sister Cities organization at (636) 530-1010, via email at email@example.com, or at the organization's website at slssc.org.
And to make reservations for the upcoming Pre-Winter Ball Kick-Off Party on January 19th, please contact Michael Schmid at (314) 306-8198 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Serving the St. Louis community since 1960, St. Louis-Stuttgart Sister Cities, Inc. (SLSSC) is actively involved in encouraging multicultural experiences through cultural events, student exchanges and business trade missions. St. Louis-Stuttgart Sister Cities, Inc. is a membership organization open to anyone interested in joining and wishing to participate in its activities.
Chancellor Merkel's visit to the White House (Jun 8, 2011) The St. Louis Chinese American News publishes an article of the visit and SLSSC ties to the event. Click here to read more.
German Sister Cities Program Gives St. Louis Dibs on an Obama Announcement (Jun 8, 2011) Most people probably recognize the German city Stuttgart (pronounced "Shtoot-gart," we looked it up) as the headquarters for Mercedes-Benz and Porsche (it's on the logo). Jason Bourne probably hid out there for a while. Those things are awesome, not gonna lie, but they're far from our closest tie to the city. Click here to read the full article from the River Front Times.
Press Release - St. Louis-Stuttgart Sister Cities Organization Honored (Jun 6, 2011) ST. LOUIS – The Honorable Francis R. Slay, Mayor of the City of St. Louis, and the St. Louis-Stuttgart Sister Cities will hold a reception in the Mayor's Office on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, in honor of Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, receiving the "Medal of Freedom" Award from President Obama at the White House State Dinner. Click here to read the full press release.
18th Stuttgarter Zeitung-Lauf 1/2 Marathon (May 29, 2011) Hal Lutz, husband to board member Mary Lee Salzer, represented SLSSC in the Stuttgart half marathon. Read more about Hal's story.
SLSSC Membership Event (May 23, 2011) SLSSC hosted a membership event at GCC Food and Brewery for over seventy guests. Click here for photos.
24th Annual Winter Ball Karneval (Feb 19, 2011)
50th Anniversary Recap (Jan 1, 2011) St. Louis-Stuttgart Sister Cities celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2010 with events throughout the year. Click here for more information.
Strassenfest (Oct 1-3, 2010)
Concertino Stuttgart (September 4-5, 2010)
Festival of Nations (August 28-29, 2010)
Steven Folgarty Awarded SLSSC 50th Anniversary Scholarship (August 26, 2010)
17th Stuttgarter Zeitung Lauf (June 20, 2010)
Youth Group Exchange in Stuttgart (May 4-5, 2010)
Twenty-Third Annual St. Louis-Stuttgart Winter Ball Karneval (February 6, 2010)
Annual Christmas Party (December 5, 2009)
Oktoberfest (October 11, 2009) SLSSC presented an old fashion pig roast with all the fixings at a private estate in Spanish Lake. Attendees were encouraged to bring an entry for the potato salad contest. There was live music, hayrides and a bonfire.
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World Trade Center, St. Louis, MO - Growing Global Conference 2009 (September 24, 2009) Growing Global is World Trade Center Saint Louis’ signature event and is the largest international business event in the St. Louis region. Each year, more than 550 attend this dynamic program, which addresses issues businesses face as they grow globally. This year, Susanne Evens, President of SLSSC, delivered a presentation on St. Louis-Stuttgart Sister Cities and made a case for why we are important culturally and economically. Click here to see Susanne's presentation slides.
Strassenfest 2009 (September 18-20, 2009)
Welcome Back Barbeque (August 1, 2009)
2009 Unesco Youth World Festival (July 13-19, 2009) Six St. Louis' area students joined more than 500 young people from all over the world in Stuttgart, Germany from 13 to 19 July 2009 for the second UNESCO World Youth Festival.
Stuttgarter Zeitung-Lauf - Half Marathon (June 21, 2009)
2009 German Nouveau Dinner (April 25, 2009) We had beautiful weather, great German beer and wines, wonderful food and great people in attendance. SLSSC would especially like to recognize Diana and Bob Jackson for hosting the event at their sumptuous Wildwood home. Click here for photos. About our "chef" Stephanie Walter: Stephanie Anna Walter was born in the sixties in Duderstadt, Germany. At the tender age of four, she was already peeking into the cooking pots of her grandmother Hedwig, who opened and operated a restaurant and B&B in the country. Today Stephanie’s parents continue to successfully operate the restaurant and B&B in Brochthausen near Duderstadt, in Germany. After graduating from high school Stephanie did not immediately study the art of cooking but completed her apprenticeship in banking in Göttingen, Germany, where she continued to work until her move to Monterrey, Mexico, with husband Harald and baby Maximilian. During her time in Göttingen, Stephanie and her friend Julia started a cooking club with some colleagues for a once-a-month Friday night “kitchen encounter”. The challenge: to create a 5-course menu from scratch. Today Stephanie and her family live in St. Louis, where she continues to enjoy cooking for family, friends, and occasionally for you! Her cooking philosophy: Live, Love and Eat!
22nd Annual Winter Ball Karneval (February 7, 2009) Sheraton Westport, Lakeside Chalet
Twenty-second SLSSC Annual Christmas Party (December 5, 2008)
SLSSC Annual Meeting - Sheraton Lakeside Chalet (November 3, 2008)
SLSSC Oktoberfest - Spanish Lake (October 18, 2008)
Sister Cities International Conference - Kansas City (July 16-19, 2008)
St. Louis Aces Tennis (July 5, 2008)
Stuttgarter Zeitung-Lauf - Half Marathon (June 22, 2008)
A Night in Vienna with Johann Strass & Franz Lehar (June 7, 2008) Ed Boyce has arranged that the full St Louis Symphony will present a concert, outdoors at Innsbrook on June 7, at 7 p.m. Tickets will be $10. The setting is a beautiful hillside with a lake as the backdrop. There will be food available or one is able to picnic. Lovely Innsbrook is 5 miles south of Wright City on Highway F. Old world costumes are welcome. The program is: A NIGHT IN VIENNA : Music by JOHANN STRAUSS & FRANZ LEHAR
German Nouveau Dinner Presented by Mike Orzel (May 24, 2008) SLSSC is hosting a German seasonal nouveau cooking event at the home of Bob and Diana Jackson in Wildwood. Mike Orzel graciously offered to be our chef and instructor for the evening. We are limiting this event to the first 35 people who sign up. The cost is $35 per person, which will include a cooking demonstration by Mike, a fabulous dinner, wine, beer and soft drinks. Interested parties please contact Susanne Evens. Speisekarte Smoked Trout on Bruchetta
Endive Salad with seasonal vegetables
Nouveau Roladen stuffed with White Asparagus & Prosciutto
served withTruffle oil infused Spätzle
Salmon with Dill Sauce
Vanilla Kipferl with Ice Cream
Wine, Beer and Soda/Water Click here for photos
SLSSC in the News (February 27, 2008) SLSSC received a wonderful 14 page write up in GATEWAY Magazine Volume 27. Thanks to Megan Kaupp who spent a lot of time researching in Stuttgart and St. Louis to create this wonderful article. You can purchase a copy at the Missouri History Museum. Yesterday's St. Louis Post Dispatch had a story about German wines and SLSSC was mentioned.
21st Annual Winter Ball Karneval (January 26, 2008) Sheraton Westport, Lakeside Chalet Thank you very much for supporting this year's Winter Ball Karneval which included 300 members, friends and dignitaries. There was lots of fun and new friendships created. We raised approx. $10,000 for scholarships and grants. Click here for photos
Annual Christmas Party (December 7, 2007) (7:00-9:30PM) St. Louis-Stuttgart Sister Cities cordially invites you to attend our 21st Annual Christmas Party to benefit Our Little Haven at the home of Jim and Joan Conway. Guest are encouraged to bring a hot/cold appetizer or dessert to share. Beverages will be provided. Please contact Norm Cleeland at 636-225-7332 or email@example.com by Dec. 3 to RSVP and for directions.
SLSSC "Has a Crush on You!" Happy Hour (August 22, 2007) Come join us Wednesday, August 22, 2007 for Happy Hour at PJs in Kirkwood at 5:30 P.M. Appetizers will be provided and your first drink is on us. Prost! Click here for MapQuest map
Strassenfest (August 3-5, 2007)
Opening of International Youth Fair with Samara in Stuttgart (May 7, 2007)
From left to right Lord Mayor Dr. Wolfgang Schuster, Stuttgart
Susanne Evens, President St. Louis - Stuttgart Sister Cities, St. Louis
General Consul for Russia Mr. Fedor V. Khorokhordin
2007 St. Louis - Stuttgart Sister Cities Recipient (April 10, 2007)
Concertino Stuttgart (April 3-5, 2007)
Gala Winterball Karneval 2007 (February 10, 2007)
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