IPA Membership Pursuits

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Numerous activities and projects are enjoyed by members locally, nationally and internationally


International Travel Forms are exchanged between Sections for members or groups of members wanting information, contact with other members or sometimes hosting, when travelling abroad.

Friendship Weeks, Sports Events and Anniversary Celebrations with social and cultural flavours are held regularly, both nationally and internationally.

Professional Study/Exchange or Travel Scholarships are encouraged in many Sections and are sometimes available to those seeking professional exchanges.

Hobbies Groups, which vary from Section to Section, allow members to share their interests with other like-minded people. For example, Radio Amateurs, Computer Enthusiasts, Golfers, Genealogists, Go-Karting, etc. are just a few of the activities enjoyed by members.

Members' families: the Association welcomes and encourages involvement of spouses, partners and children.

Social Events are enjoyed at local (Branch) level to establish and maintain bonds of friendship and camaraderie

IPA Houses have been established in over 20 countries for the benefit of members and their families. For full information and contact details, visit IPA House site at www.ipa-houses.info or www.ipaireland.com.

Gimborn Castle, in Germany is the IPA's International Conference Centre where seminars, conferences and meetings are held. 

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The International Youth Exchange Programme is the exchange or hosting of sons and daughters of IPA members. It enables the young person to experience another culture and gain the opportunity to further their educational and cultural experience in the safety of the family circle. 

International Youth Gatherings are hosted annually by different Sections, inviting 16 - 17 year olds, in groups of around 50 participants. Sons and daughters (or grandchildren) of members enjoy a special theme, with activities to encourage an 'international spirit'. 

National journals, magazines or newsletters are produced by most Sections for distribution to their members and contain information and articles on IPA activities.

The International Administration Centre publishes a monthly newsletter for all National Sections.