Dear members and friends,

Due to ongoing circumstances we must cancel our planned club program for June, 2020, a group train trip to Karlsruhe. Although Baden-Württemberg has begun lifting some restrictions on social gatherings, the current rules do not allow for a large group gathering such as we had planned. We have postponed the Karlsruhe trip to September. We hope we can do this interesting program at that time. In the meantime, we will track social distancing rules, and if circumstances permit we might try to do something outdoors on relatively short notice just to get together again, even if on a smaller scale. Stay tuned! Rest assured that your Board of Directors is actively working our programs for the remainder of the year, and we will resume club activities as soon as we can.

In that regard, the next regularly scheduled program is a visit to the Falconry in Weil im Schönbuch for a bird show including hawks, falcons and eagles (rescheduled from May), on Saturday, July 18, 2020. It is an outdoor event which will be done only for our group, so it will depend on what the rules are for outdoor group gatherings at that time. If we can do it, we will, even if we aren’t able to visit a restaurant as a group afterwards. We will be agile and flexible, and you should be too!

Our current tentative schedule for the remainder of 2020:

Saturday, July 18: Visit to the Falconry, Weil im Schönbuch
Saturday/Sunday, August 15/16 : Visit to the Madagascar African Restaurant on the Marienplatz, Stuttgart
Saturday, September 5/12/19: Train Trip to Schwetzingen (or Karlsruhe, rescheduled, some time in September, or another program)
Saturday, October 17: Visit to the Police Museum in Stuttgart
Saturday, November 14: Sekt Tasting and Tour at the Rilling Sektkellerei, Bad Cannstatt
Saturday, December 05: Traditional Christmas Party, Alte Kanzlei Restaurant, Stuttgart

Mark the dates, and we will let you know what we can do and when we can do it! In the meantime, please be safe and sensible and follow the guidelines put out by the German government and the State of Baden-Württemberg, as well as your local authorities. Stay healthy and keep others healthy. Stay in touch with each other and keep the faith. We really look forward to seeing you again when we are able to resume club activities!

Best regards,