How many members do you have?
London IVC has around 350 members. We share some events with other IVC clubs across the country and there are around 4,000 members nationwide.
How does it work?
All the detailed event information is available via the diary or monthly calendar pages of our website. In addition a weekly e-mail is sent out that highlights special future events or ones that that need booking as well as including a complete events listing. Most of our events are arranged by the members of the club and you are invited to attend as many events as you wish. Many of our events are free. Charges are only made when entrance fees, tickets or accommodation etc is required.
How do I book for events?
Many events require no pre-booking and are arranged on a 'turn up and go' basis. So if you do happen to find yourself at a loose end and feel like going out just choose an event and turn up! Where booking is required the details will be given in the event description. Remember members need to log in to see the organisers' contact details.
Who joins London IVC?
Anyone who is a graduate or professional or shares similar interests will feel comfortable among their peers. Those who would like to enlarge their circle of friends, expand the options open to them for nightlife or try a new activity will find relaxed, sociable and intelligent company.
How do I join London IVC?
We hope our website gives you a good idea of what we are but sometimes the only way to be really sure London IVC is for you is to join and so we give you the opportunity to join online for a 3 month trial for £9.99 by clicking here. As a trial member you may attend events and, if you wish, organise events just like a full member but you may not vote in any meeting of the club. At the end of the trial period you would usually progress to full membership and pay the annual subscription for the next 12 months.
How much does it cost?
Our annual subscription is £25. We collect subscriptions via WorldPay who do not pass your card details to us. Please be aware that unless you cancel your WorldPay continuous payment agreement before you trial period expires we will then automatically collect your £25 subscription for the next year and annually thereafter. This is just to keep our administration costs low. You may of course cancel your agreement at any time.
How do I cancel my WorldPay agreement?
To cancel the agreement yourself:
1. Access www.worldpay.com
2. Log in to the Shopper Management System.
3. The Recurring Payments (FuturePay) Shopper Home page is displayed.
4. Under the Agreement ID column, select the hypertext displaying the Agreement ID for the agreement you want to cancel. Your agreement with London IVC may be your only agreement.
5. The Recurring Payments (FuturePay) Agreement Details page is displayed.
6. Double check that the agreement on your screen is definitely the agreement you want to cancel.
7. Select the Cancel button.
Who runs the club?
Collectively the members do! We have an annual general meeting at which a committee is elected but by far the biggest contribution comes from our members. Many members give their time freely but nobody is pressurised into doing anything they don't want to. Who knows, you could be organising events of your own in the very near future!
What is the age of people I will meet?
We have members right across the age range from mid twenties upwards with higher numbers in the middle decades. We find that many of our members joined in their thirties and continued their membership for many years. There is no upper age limit. Different events attract different age groups.
What do I get for my money?
Membership currently includes:-
Access to the members area of our website
Regular update e-mails giving the latest information.
The opportunity to choose from well over 50 varied events each and every month
The opportunity to attend, by arrangement, events of other IVC clubs if you are temporarily living or working in their area.
Ability to organise events of your own
Where does the money go?
Your membership fees will help:
Maintain the website and pay web-hosting fees
Cover the costs of the broadcast e-mail system
Printing and postage
Accountancy and book-keeping fees
Subsidising parties and other events
Is it easy for new members to get involved?
Yes, we go out of our way to introduce them to the club. new members are welcome to attend any event. There is normally an introductory event for new members immediately preceding our monthly clubnight. Come along, meet other recent joiners and stay on for the clubnight. It's usually in a pub or wine bar in central London.
Where in London are the events?
There are activities and events going on in the centre of the capital as well as events in surrounding areas within the M25. Country walkers head off to the more attractive areas of the Home Counties and beyond. Weekends away are held all over the country. Sailing weekends are usually on the south coast.
When can I start going to events?
You can attend IVC events as soon as you pay your subscription and receive your login details.
What sort of events does London IVC offer?
London IVC offers everything from hiking to sailing, parties, meals out, pub evenings, theatre & weekends away. There is an abundance of activities and social events to choose from.
Do I have to be a member to attend London IVC events?
In general only members may attend our events. However non-members considering joining the club are welcome to attend our regular introductory new members evenings and stay on for clubnight. We have also set up a Meetup group which gives non-members the opportunity to trial the club by coming along as a guest to any of a limited number of events we open to the London IVC Meetup group. Bear in mind that while club members will be going to these events normally they won't book through Meetup so the list there of those attending will not be complete.
What is the ratio of male to female members?
This varies marginally from year to year but only within about 5% of a healthy 50/50 balance. Currently women form just over half of the membership and there are more female than male joiners.