Activities & Outings
Welcome to the
ILV Activities & Outings page!
We have an awesome array of activities planned every week and at least one outing a month. There is something for everyone! Sign up sheets and more information will be available for all activities and outings at each Thursday Coffee Morning. If you are on your phone, be sure to scroll down the page to find information on our weekly activities.
If you have any suggestions for a new activity or a monthly outing or if you would like to head up a new activity, please click here and let us know about it!
Lunch for New Members
Every third Thursday of the month at 12:30 p.m. (after ILV Coffee Morning), often at the Hard Rock Cafe, D1.
This lunch is primarily for those who have become ILV members in the past three months, but all members are invited to join in.
It is an opportunity for new members to learn more about ILV and about living in Saigon, including the best places to shop or dine or have a coffee, where to get what, and all the questions you want to ask. You will also meet some of our Committee members and other newcomers. An E-vite will be sent to ILV newcomers about a week before the lunch. Watch your inbox for the E-vite, or let us know if you haven't received it by emailing Jay.
MONDAY AFTERNOON TEA & BOOK CLUB - Every fourth (or last) Monday of the month at 2 pm at Villa Royale Downtown Antiques & Teahouse (25 Ho Tung May, D1).
There will be NO BOOK CLUB in DECEMBER.
The first Book Club of 2018 will be on Monday, January 29th. The location will be the same. The book to be discussed is We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver.
Sign up via the button below or at the Coffee Mornings. Reminders are sent by E-vite to everyone on the book club list. Please remember to RSVP to the E-vite!
DRIVING RANGE GOLF
Every Monday, 10:00AM - noon at Him Lam Driving Range, (Binh Thanh).
There is a charge, and for an extra charge, clubs can be rented. Sign up at Coffee Morning to be added to the Whatsapp group for updates..
MAHJONG & INTERMEDIATE BRIDGE
Every Tuesday, 10:00AM until noon. Sign up at Coffee Morning then show up at Norfolk Mansion to get in on the action.
Generally once per month. A round of golf (9 or 18 holes) at different area golf courses. Sign up and get more information at Coffee Morning. After you sign up, you'll be contacted by our Golf Coordinator, Petra van Walt Meijer-Pen two weeks ahead of each planned outing with information on the date and location. Note: These outings are for golfers with experience. Watch this page for information on driving range outings for those new to the game.
Every Wednesday at 10:00AM. Sign up at Coffee Morning!
Every Friday from 10:30AM to noon at the Estella, D2. Cowboy hat and boots not required! Any comfortable shoes will do. Sign up at Coffee Morning.
Every Friday at noon.
Lunch followed by cards at different restaurants. Sign up at Coffee Morning.
A Message from Mary
ILV is fortunate to have a committed group of activity leaders. They can be relied upon to offer interesting sessions for our members.
November saw three outings for ILV members: The first was to M.O.M. cooking class at the Old House at 39A Co Bac Street where Mr. Hoa himself instructed us. He was a wealth of knowledge and we learned far beyond the recipes. Do take your visitors there; they will enjoy the delicious taste and the novel experience.
The second outing was to Nga’s Lacquer Ware Factory where we observed all stages of production. The variety of trays, boxes, and furniture was whimsical and intriguing. Before we leave Vietnam, we each need to return and choose a statement piece. Special thanks to long standing ILV member Nga for being our gracious hostess.
The third outing was to the QLM label and box factory where we were impressed with the mission and vision of Simon and Lindsay. Workers are treated with respect and provided with many benefits.
There will be no outings in December.
An IT workshop is planned for January 18th from 12 to 1:30 after the coffee morning. The instructor will be Brian Caleda (of iKnow) whose name is synonymous with IT in the city.
Don’t miss the December newsletter when you will learn of more events.
Mary Lower – Activities and Outings Coordinator
Photos from previous ILV outings
See the 2017 Outings page for a sampling of the types of outings ILV holds for members. If you would like to join ILV and participate in our activities and outings, please come to our Thursday Coffee Morning, or contact one of the Committee members. We'd love to have you join us!