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Annual General Meeting - Dec 2013

Our new Committee were elected at this meeting, after which our Golden Oldies band entertained us.

All photos by Piotr Azia

Our newly elected Committee
Our newly elected Committee

Our newly elected Committee
Our Golden Oldies Band



General Meeting - November 2013

At this meeting, many of our Group Leaders set up tables to display information about their groups

Before the start of the meeting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Photo by Marg Roberts

Drama Group
Drama Group                                     Photo by Pat Lancaster
  Chess Group
Not quite so dramatic                       Photo by Pat Lancaster
  Film Group
Film Group                                         Photo by Marg Roberts

Canasta Group
Canaster Group                               Photo by Marg Roberts
  Gardening Group
Gardening Group                             Photo by Marg Roberts
  Green Bowls Group
                                                           Photo by Marg Roberts

Patchwork Group
Patchwork Group                           Photo by Pat Lancaster
  Golden Oldies Group
Golden Oldies                             Photo by Marg Roberts
  Golf Group
Golf Group                                     Photo by Marg Roberts

Healthy Walking Group
Healthy Walking                           Photo by Marg Roberts
  Painting Group
Painting Group                             Photo by Marg Roberts
  Reading Group
Reading Group                                 Photo by Marg Roberts

Rummikub Group
Rummikub Group                             Photo by Marg Roberts
  Art/History Group
Art/History Group                                   Photo by Marg Roberts


General Meeting - July 2013

After the formal part of our business meeting, Nikki Luxford (Reporter for the Costa Blanca News) gave us a fascinating and extremely moving illustrated talk about her charitable work in a small rural community in Malawi. She received a huge round of applause and, when she had finished, many people came forward to sign up as sponsors for the children she had talked about or to donate cash.   photograph of Nikki Luxford
Nikki Luxford
Photo by Mike Lawson


General Meeting - June 2013

Knit, Stitch & Natter

Maureen Burrows & Candy Wright         Photo by Mike Lawson
  Maureen Burrows, Group Leader of the  Knit, Stitch & Natter Group,  and Candy Wright of the WIBC Spain (Women in Business Club) were congratulated on the donations and distribution of their work to charity.

Candy explained that some items were given to the Victims of Domestic Violence organisation. And some items, particularly blankets, were given to patients at La Pedrera Hospital, Dénia who were suffering from Alzeimers and dementia. These patients usually have no relatives or friends and the blankets become a very significant personal possession for them.


Meri Snell's  Mosaics Group                                                        Photo by Mike Harwood
demonstrating what wonderful creations they make.                                                   


General Meeting - March 2013

From this year, the Green Bowls Group are presenting their competition winner with a cup in memory of our late Vice-President, Pamela Kershaw.

This years' winner was Ray Durrant. Here we see him receiving the cup from the Green Bowls Group Leader, Don Roberts.
  Bowls cup presentation


General Meeting - July 2012

Knit, Stitch and Natter group

Photocopy of article which appeared in the 13th July issue of the Costa Blanca News


Annual General Meeting - December 2011

Following the business part of the meeting, the drama group gave a short performance
which was followed by some seasonal songs led by Ann Johnson on the piano

Drama Group presentation at AGM on 5th December 2011
Drama Group presentation                                                                         Photo by Marin Dugandzic


May 2011 General Meeting

Photos by Regina Müller

After the General Meeting business was over, Eric Olverson gave us a fascinating and heart-warming audio-visual presentation about his involvement with Thamsanqa orphanage in South Africa.
If you wish to read about this in more detail, click here

General Meeting, May 2011
In preparation: "Hmm ... I wonder if I should tell them about that?"
  General Meeting, May 2011
When the project began in 2008, the building was a shambles

General Meeting, May 2011
Now there are several houses in which the children grow up in a loving and caring environment.


December 2010 General Meeting

Photos by Geoffrey Shean

Top:  Some of the post-meeting entertainers.
Bottom picture:  The entertained                  


July 2010 General Meeting

Photos by Regina Müeller

Tea, coffee, and cakes are available whilst waiting for the meeting to begin.
Richard & Yvonne enjoying jiving to Des's music.

Post-business entertainment:
guest musician Des McGillicuddy of The Shamrockers


June 2010 General Meeting

All photos by Regina Müeller

The very well attended business part of the meeting

photo Paul Wightman, the British owner of the newly opened shop La Casa de la Chocolate (situated near the farmacia in Moraira) gives a very knowledgable talk about chocolate, its contents and its history.

But, on his own admission, when he first came to Spain and had his business cards printed, he knew a lot less about Spanish spelling than he does now!
Four lucky U3A members who volunteered to take part in a chocolate tasting and ascribe scores to the different chocolates.

Fortunately for the audience, unlike wine-tasting, they were not required to spit out the samples between tastings!



February 2010 General Meeting

After the business part of the meeting, a talk and demonstration of chiropractice led to a rather interesting interaction among U3A members photo
Photos by Regina Mueller


Photos taken by Regina Mueller at December 2009 General Meeting

Everything ready for the choir
Exhibition of work of the Photography Group
Exhibition of work of the Painting (watercolours) Group
Richard Perry (our sound man) turning the President on!  
Some of the hard-working committee at the top table
 Presentation of Honorary U3A Membership certificate 
by the President, Ann Colclough, to Teulada-Moraira  
councillor Sylvia Tatnall in acknowledgment of all the  
help and assistance she has given us            
Entertainment by our choir after the formalities of the meeting
One of the talented original readings from the Drama Group


Photos taken by Regina Mueller at July 2009 General Meeting

Presentation by U3A President Ann Colclough to Nikki Luxford
(Costa Blanca News reporter) on the occasion of her 21st birthday - Nikki's 21st, that is!

Presentation by U3A President Ann Colclough to Sue Popkin who has to resign as U3A Secretary
and as a member of U3A on account of her taking up full-time employment.

Guest speaker Bruno Goffin - Dog Trainer

Pamela Kershaw (U3A Vice-President) helping out with a demonstration


Collage of photos taken at March 2009 General Meeting (with Roy "Hank" Cresswell)



Collage of photos taken at January 2009 General Meeting (with The Costa Barber singers)

Click the collage for a video of the Costa Barber Singers
(video downloaded from YouTube - not at our meeting, although it does look like the same room)


Newly formed U3A Choir entertaining the General Meeting December 2008



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