The Overseas Women's Foundation Bangalore (OWFB) is a charitable trust established in 2005. The International Club of Bangalore (formerly OWC of Bangalore) is run by volunteers and is a division of OWFB.
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Ultimately our aim is to help people connect, support and have fun in this unique, exciting, sometimes crazy city that is Bangalore. Convinced? Become a member today.
If you have a foreign passport, all you need to do is submit the Membership Form and we will help you with your application.
OUR STORY began over 25 years ago when Frances Rao, Susheela Thomas and Susanne Peris, our current board of trustees, were some of the earliest members of the club. The club has helped over 6000 people settle in Bangalore since then, from foreigners here on a fixed-term contract to Indians who have returned after being away from India for over 10 years
OUR COMMUNITY is here to welcome you while you navigate the bewildering task of making Bangalore your new home. We would love to have you join us at any of our coffee mornings and learn about our many member benefits. Plus there is nothing like a friendly chat to help you resolve issues like domestic help, a trusted doctor, traffic traumas or finding those much-missed products from home.
OUR EVENTS and ACTIVITIES are where our members connect. We work towards organising many opportunities for members to meet, whether it is at our 6 coffee mornings around the city, cultural events, road trips or a night out. We also have a monthly Working Women’s group and children’s activities plus weekly bridge, canasta, mahjong and walking groups. Watch our calendar and be ready to get busy. You can also volunteer an idea or head an event.
OWFB CHARITIES, a registered charitable organisation, has a dedicated committee which audits every single charity to ensure that they are genuine. We offer advice when asked to ensure that money raised is spent in the best way. We are able to support 16 charities around the city which gives you an opportunity to help a good cause.
DISCOUNTS: the OWC membership card pays for itself within a month if you have a meal at any of the listed hotels & restaurants on our Discount Page! Your card also offers discounts at many brands across Bangalore if you use the listed spas, shopping outlets, beauty salons, travel or health facilities.