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!
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 - No Speaker Planned - it will be a social morning WEAR GREEN FOR SAINT PATRICK'S DAY! March 22, 2018: Coffee Morning at InterContinental 10:00 AM - No Speaker Planned - it is the AGM! March 29, 2018: Coffee Morning at InterContinental 10:00 AM - A First Aid/CPR Workshop
CANCELLED Internet Security Workshop - Part Two March 8th
Unfortunately, this workshop has been cancelled. If you have signed up and paid the fee, please see Parla at Coffee Morning for a refund. We hope to reschedule later this Spring.
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.
Monthly Golf Outing
Tuesday, March 13th was the date for the latest Golf Outing. This one at the Song Be golf course, near Bin Duong. It was a big group this time, and everyone enjoyed the outing.
If you would be interested in joining the golf outings, please contact Petra at any Coffee Morning.
New! An ILV Knit & Natter Group
The first ILV Knit & Natter was held on Monday, March 12th, at KoKois on Thao Dien street, D2. The ladies had a good time chatting and working on their latest projects.
This group will be meeting the second Monday of every month from 10AM onward. If you would be interested in joining, please sign up at any Coffee Morning to be added to the Evite list. For more information, see the Activities & Outings page.
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!
We had a Blast at the Recent Bowling Outing!
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!
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.