What we're about
We are pleased to see that you are interested in our club. The following information gives you an idea of our club activities and will help you make up your mind about us.
Bournemouth IVC (BIVC) is a friendly social and multiactivity club run by its members and overseen by a committee. We have around 60 subscribers with approximately equal numbers of women and men, the majority of whom are aged 40 and upwards. Members are friendly and welcoming and friendships are made which last outside of the club itself.
Each month members put on a variety of events such as walks, meals out, theatre and cinema outings, book club, quizzes, walking holidays etc which are advertised on Meetup and via our monthly bulletin. We encourage and support events from our members.
There is a friendly and welcoming environment at our club night which takes place from 8pm till around 10pm on the last Friday of each month at Lynton Court (47 Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth BH1 3PA). It is open to non-members so please come along as it is a good way to find out more about the club and to meet with us.
If you like the sound of what we do, you can join temporarily which gives you trial membership for 3 months at a cost of £5.00. Please note that for us to administer this we ask for the following: your full name, a contactable email address and telephone number and some form of ID (and £5, of course!).
As a temporary member you will have full access to all of our activities shown on Meetup. If you attend some events and then decide to become a full member, subscription is £15 per annum and your initial £5 trial fee is deducted from this sum.
Our subscription covers club running costs (Meetup fees and insurance for example) and our audited accounts show how our funds are spent. BIVC is a non profit club and the subscription rate is reviewed annually at the AGM.
IVC itself is a network of national clubs, first started in this country about 70 years ago by a group of ex-graduates. Since that time IVC and BIVC have grown to include a much more diverse membership. As a member of BIVC you have access to events organised by other IVC groups around the country.
We look forward to welcoming you to our club and seeing you soon at one of our events.