Why become a SILA member?
Moving to a new country without knowing anybody can be daunting. Even well traveled and experienced expats can struggle when settling in a new location. SILA-IWCL can give you an opportunity to join an extensive network of women in a similar situation, meet new friends and stay active in Ljubljana.
SILA-IWCL is here to welcome and assist newcomers to Slovenia. We share information and experience, foster goodwill and friendship among our members. By becoming our member you can participate in all SILA-IWCL events, interest groups and regular activities – we organize cultural, sports, educational and social activities.
Currently SILA-IWCL has nearly 115 members of all ages from over 36 countries. Some are living in Slovenia temporarily, while others have been residents for many years, including many Slovene ladies. Our members have highly diverse backgrounds, among others they are spouses of diplomatic representatives, high-flying executives, educators, entrepreneurs, HR and PR professionals.
Who can join ?
Membership is open to all expat women residing in Slovenia. Requirements are the interest in the promotion of the objectives of the Association and international experience. Membership os also available to Slovene passport holders but on a limited basis- As specified in the SILA IWCL Statue, Slovene membership may reflect no more that 25% of the total membership of the club.
How to join ?
The SILA IWCL season runs from September trough the following August, but you may join at any time. The membership fee is 55 EUR per year. A lot of new events and activities are planned during each season. Don't forget to join us at the second Tuesday Meet & Greet meetings, where you can sign up for your favourite Interest Groups. You are warm welcome to join IWCL's Club Evenings, Coffee Mornings, Monthly Meet & Greet meetings in embassies, hotels, galleries.
The schedule for all Interest Groups can be found on our Group Activities page, and special events can be found on Events page and you can easily make your registration and save on your calendar.
To renew your membership for the coming season you should pay the Membership fee on SILA IWCL's Bank Account IBAN SI56 0284 3026 4714 732 (NLB d.d. bank), SWIFT LJBASI2X with your full name and last name.
Upon your membership payment by bank transfer.
Your membership fee helps pay for SILA-IWCL’s expenses, which include costs of running our office, accounting services and any expenses for General Meetings.
Benefits of joining the SILA IWCL
SILA IWCL Members have many opportunities to socialise with new friends by becomings a part of a truly international community. We hold monthly Meet & Greet meetings and Coffee Morning, and in addition there are a number of special events throughout the year. Members can also join SILA IWCL Interest Groups and participate in a wide range of activities.
We support a number of Charity projects where members can volunteer their time and give something back to the local community.
Members receive regular e-bulletins that are up-to-date with what's going on throughout the club.
Finally, our members benefit from our membership rewards, which entitles them to discounts at a number of stores and restaurants around Ljubljana, and other cities in Slovenia.