INTERNATIONAL LADIES IN VIETNAM
Oceane, herself a member, has decided with the help of Carys, the president of the organization, to introduce you to International Ladies in Vietnam.
International Ladies in Vietnam – What is it?
ILV is a social organization that offers women, from all over the world, an opportunity for friendship, learning, and a wide variety of weekly cultural, social, and sporting activities.
This organization has been providing support for women, new to Vietnam since 1992. It gathers around 190 members and they come from approximately 40 nations, bringing with them a wide range of interests and experience.
Over the years, the board members have successfully provided a network of contacts for newcomers that foster international friendship and social contact.
International Ladies in Vietnam – Its meetings and events
Members meet each Thursday morning from 10 am to noon at the Intercontinental Hotel Purple Jade Room, share a coffee, and chat. In addition, the board invites every week a guest speaker who tells the members about a variety of interesting topics. The Coffee Morning admission is 180,000 VND for members and 250,000 VND for non-members. If you want to join the organization, the subscription costs 800,000 VND and is valid for one year. Membership is available to ladies of all nationalities and is renewable annually. Many stores, hotels, restaurants, and service companies offer a discount to members.
Moreover, the ILV sets up recreational activities. Some are monthly such as Book Club, Golf and Knit and Natter Group, and some are weekly like Mahjong and Shanghai Rummy. Outings and evening events are also organized in Ho Chi Minh City monthly. Newcomers are invited every month to a lunch which always happens after the weekly Coffee Morning. There is always something to satisfy everyone.
International Ladies in Vietnam – Its interest
ILV is a great place to meet new people from all walks of life. Whether you have yet to move, are newly arrived, or have been here a while, the ladies would love to have you join them at a Coffee Morning or any another activities to learn more about ILV and the many member benefits.
"ILV is a great melting pot of international community and an amazing starting point for anyone new to HCMC. The weekly meetings are educative & fun and I hugely look forward to them. Its also a great social platform enabling connections beyond the members.", said Vineeta, a member of ILV for one year.
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