WELCOME TO INTERNATIONAL LADIES IN VIETNAM Ho Chi Minh City
ILV is a social group of approximately 250 women from over 45 countries who live in Ho Chi Minh City. We meet every Thursday morning for coffee at 10:00AM at the InterContinental Hotel. Our members find this to be an excellent time to meet new people, make new friends, and learn about Ho Chi Minh City and life in this hectic yet fascinating city. ILV meetings also often include guest speakers who tell us about a variety of interesting topics.
We also have weekly activities and periodically have special outings and evening meetings. Browse our Activities & Outings page to learn about all the fun we have!
Whether you have yet to move, are newly arrived, or have been here awhile, we would love to have you join us at a coffee morning or other activity to learn more about ILV and the many member benefits. Membership is available to ladies of all nationalities and is renewable annually.
Please contact us by clicking here if you have plans to move to Ho Chi Minh City or have questions about ILV. And if you are viewing this page on your phone, scroll to the bottom to find out more information on our Coffee Mornings. We can't wait to meet you!
February 8, 2018: Coffee Morning at InterContinental 10:00 AM - A presentation on the upcoming TET holiday February 15, 2018: Tet Holiday - NO COFFEE MORNING February 22, 2018:Tet Holiday -NO COFFEE MORNING March 1, 2018: Coffee Morning at InterContinental 10:00 AM - A speaker from the British Consulate's office March 8, 2018: Coffee Morning at InterContinental 10:00 AM - A special celebration of International Women's Day March 15, 2018: Coffee Morning at InterContinental 10:00 AM - Speaker TBA March 22, 2018: Coffee Morning at InterContinental 10:00 AM - No Speaker Planned - a social coffee morning March 29, 2018: Coffee Morning at InterContinental 10:00 AM - A First Aid/CPR Workshop
ACTIVITIES ON HOLD FOR THE TET HOLIDAY: There will be NO Mahjong or Bridge on February 13th and 20th. There will be NO Shanghai rummy on February 16th.
Internet Security Workshop - Part Two
Save the Date: March 8th
An IT workshop is planned for March 8th from 12pm - 1:30pm after the coffee morning. The instructor will be Brian Caleda of iKnow, whose name is synonymous with IT in the city. Brian will be teaching us about password safety. Don’t worry if you were not at the last workshop, you will still learn a lot of useful information about keeping your computer and data safe and protected.
More information about this workshop and how to sign up will be provided at upcoming coffee mornings.
The ILV Annual General Meeting is set for March 22, 2018
The Annual General Meeting of ILV is designed to notify members of ILV Committee news and guideline updates, and to allow members to nominate themselves or others for positions on the Committee. If you are a current ILV member and interested in becoming more involved and sharing your expertise, you'll want to make plans to attend the AGM.
More news of the AGM and information on each of the Committee positions will be passed along in upcoming coffee mornings. Also, if you would like more information on Committee positions, feel free to contact the relevant Committee member by clicking on their email button on the Committeepage. As most of us are here on indefinite assignments, ILV also occasionally has unexpected committee vacancies which need to be filled during the year.
Being on the ILV Committee is very rewarding, and is a great way to provide your valuable input for the benefit of all members. The Committee wants YOU!
After a lovely breakfast at Au Parc, eight teams of ILV ladies took over the bowling alley at Diamond Plaza on Wednesday, January 31st. There were prizes for best costume, best team, best bowler, and more. A fun time was had by all! Photos are up on the Photo Gallery page. Have a look!
The photo below is of Doris receiving her Best Bowler trophy from Parla and Jay. Well done, Doris!
Golf Day Outing
This is a photo of some ILV golfers enjoying a golf day outing in Janiuary. if If you want to be included on the email list for golf day outings, please sign up at Coffee Morning with Petra.
The next golf day is being planned. Information on the date and course will be added here when it becomes available.
Everyone had a fabulous time at the ILV Christmas Party!
Here are just a few pictures from this beautifully festive day. To see the wonderful photos taken by our talented photographer, Pho Tuyen Duong, click here to be taken to the Christmas Party photos page!
ILV is in the News!
Be sure to check out AsiaLife Magazine to read Elijah Ferrian's interview with Pärla Salomaa, ILV's Vice President of Administration.
Pärla gave Elijah the inside scoop on ILV's history and shared ILV's main purpose: To help newcomers, and long-timers alike, meet friends and enjoy life in Vietnam.
Join Us For Coffee! Every Thursday at 10:00 AM in the Purple Jade Bar of InterContinental Hotel. Admission is 160,000VND for members and 250,000VND for non-members. Click on the button below if you would like more information from our New Members Committee.