About Us ...

The IVC as a whole is an independent and voluntary network of not-for-profit social and activities clubs, each of which is run by its members for its members. The IVC Clubs are independent organisations that are affiliated to the Association of IVC’s (AIVC).

All the member clubs are treated as self-governing independent organisations with their own Management Committee, Subscription rates, Constitution and Codes of Conduct etc. 

We always welcome new member clubs to join the AIVC. 

The AIVC is managed by a small committee of volunteers who are elected from the member clubs at the Association's Annual Conference. The AIVC committee is committed to protecting the independence of the member clubs and will therefore only ever offer non-binding advice in matters of member club governance where this has been requested.

Any new clubs that join the AIVC can always be assured that any queries raised regarding the member club and its governance, will always be referred back to the management committee of the respective club in the first instance. 

The voluntary aIVC Committee provides the following facilities to the 40+ member clubs:

  • National and Local Web Sites.
  • Annual Inter-Club Conference and AGM.
  • Regional Inter-Club Gatherings and Workshops.
  • Inter-Club Events and Holidays.
  • Inter-Club Networking and News.
  • Club Statistics, Committee Guides and Member Information.
  • Training and Discussions Online.
  • Public Liability Insurance for Event Organisers.
  • Information and Advice to Clubs.
  • Advice on Meetup, FaceBook and other Social Media.

Inter-Club Events

At the end of this page is a diary of special National events organised by our member clubs throughout the UK.

If you want to go on any of these super national events ... remember, you must be a paid-up member of one of our clubs in order to join in the fun.


Upcoming Events - aIVC Inter-Club Diary

Saturday 10 August 2019 - Sat 17 August 2019
Join us at the world's greatest entertainment festival. After a terrific week at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 we will return in 2019. We will stay in value for money, student accommodation close to the heart o ...

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Monday 7 October 2019 - Mon 14 October 2019
IVC is visiting Portugal in October 2019. The dates are set and accommodation recommended. Book your own flight and accommodation. There will be opportunity for outdoor activities as well as all the usual holiday things. WHENMonday, 7th October to ...

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Friday 18 October 2019 - Sun 20 October 2019
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF SUPPORT Meetup for an enjoyable social weekend in Blackpool to include two nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast plus an exclusive ride on a vintage illuminated tram around the world famous Blackpool Illuminat ...

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Friday 27 March 2020 - Wed 8 April 2020
London IVC are going to Japan for  the cherry blossom. The trip starts in Kyoto and ends in Tokyo. On route we will take a day trip to Hiroshima and stay in Kanazawa and Yudanaka. In Yudanaka we will be staying in a traditional Japanes Ryoken ...

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Saturday 16 May 2020 - Sat 23 May 2020
Join Merseyside members for a week’s canal cruise starting and ending in Middlewich, Cheshire. On Saturday, 16th May 2020, the Fjord Viscount (http://www.andersenboats.com/fjord-viscount-narrowboat.php) will depart and head towards Llangollen. ...

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