Next General Assembly - Thursday 3rd October 2019 - Centre Polivalent, Murla - More Information

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Committee

Bob Welham

President

Bob Welham

Originally from Colchester, I have lived in Spain for eight years.

After 35 years in General Management and Retailing Operations both in the UK and Saudi Arabia, I retrained as an audiologist working both for the NHS and private business.

I live in Murla with Sandra, my wife of 35 years, and have one married daughter and two grandchildren.

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Carole Wardle

Assistant Secretary

Carole Wardle

I could possibly be called the “boomerang” of the U3A. Having returned to the UK “permanently” twice in the past 7 years I returned along with my husband John and Sylvester (the cat!) in November 2018 and here we intend to stay!! I was delighted to be welcomed back on to the Committee with the role of Assistant Secretary.

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Barbara Bentley

Membership Secretary

Barbara Bentley

Born in the East End of London I attended the local High School until the age of 16. I Worked in various clerical positions in London until a move to Essex in 1974, following my marriage in 1972.

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Duncan Thompson

Vice-President

Duncan Thompson

I’m a retired solicitor and have lived in Spain for 6 years with my wife Patricia and our two dogs.

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Bob Hills

Treasurer

Bob Hills

I was born in Bedfordshire but grew up in south London.

I have worked for a number of major international insurance companies specialising in construction insurance.

I have been Treasurer of other organisations so taking on Val de Pop U3A is not an unfamiliar field to me.

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Assistant Membership Secretary

Ann Martin

After obtaining a Computer Science degree, I spent my working life in various companies mostly designing and writing business systems, with occasional forays into documentation and training. I know nothing about computers though, so don't ask me!

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Penny Bolger

Web Admin

Penny Bolger

Born in the UK of Irish nationality I have a background in publishing and many years prior to that, insurance.

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Jennifer Beattie

Secretary

Jennifer Beattie

I came to Spain in 2013 after working in the banking sector for over 30 years and the NHS for several years as a Senior Auditor and Security Specialist.

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Roger Bentley

Assistant Treasurer

Roger Bentley

Born in East London on 17th September 1949 and lived there until I married Barbara in 1972.

Most of my working life was spent in technical sales engineer (Management) in the Plastics and Rubber Industry.

Barbara and I were involved with the local Carnival Association and I was Treasurer for a number of years.

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Marie Fitzgerald

Groups Co-ordinator

Marie Fitzgerald

I live permanently in the small village of Tormos, in the Orba Valley where I am busy extending my house and landscaping my garden. When possible I travel to Australia to visit my daughter, son in law and grandsons.

 

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Events

16Sep
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Location: Claudia's bar
This is a lively discussion group, meeting every other Monday in Jalon and tackling many different subjects, both topical and general. More...
16Sep
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Location: Padel Centre
Weekly Padel games.  Cost is €4 for 1.5 hours.  Bats and balls provided initially for new players.  Contact Group Leader for ...
17Sep
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Location: Multi Use Building
Ballroom Dancing is not only fun but insanely good for you.  No matter what your level of fitness, ballroom dancing is a great way to e...
17Sep
intro.jpgTue 17 Sep
Location: Claudia's bar

Spanish for Beginners.

€5 per person per class

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17Sep
intro.jpgTue 17 Sep
Location: Aleluya Bar
Weekly games of Canasta.  You don’t need to come with a partner, and the rules are not too difficult to learn. We usually meet at Alel...
16Sep
intro.jpgMon 16 Sep
Location: Claudia's bar
This is a lively discussion group, meeting every other Monday in Jalon and tackling many different subjects, both topical and general. More...
16Sep
intro.jpgMon 16 Sep
Location: Padel Centre
Weekly Padel games.  Cost is €4 for 1.5 hours.  Bats and balls provided initially for new players.  Contact Group Leader for ...
17Sep
intro.jpgTue 17 Sep
Location: Multi Use Building
Ballroom Dancing is not only fun but insanely good for you.  No matter what your level of fitness, ballroom dancing is a great way to e...
17Sep
intro.jpgTue 17 Sep
Location: Claudia's bar

Spanish for Beginners.

€5 per person per class

More Information

17Sep
intro.jpgTue 17 Sep
Location: Aleluya Bar
Weekly games of Canasta.  You don’t need to come with a partner, and the rules are not too difficult to learn. We usually meet at Alel...
17Sep
intro.jpgTue 17 Sep
Location: Claudia's bar

Pre Intermediate Spanish.

€5 per person per class

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17Sep
intro.jpgTue 17 Sep
Location: Claudia's bar

Intermediate Spanish.

€5 per person per class

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17Sep
intro.jpgTue 17 Sep
Location: Animo
Regular rehearsal for the Vall de Pop Singers. At our practices we sing a variety of songs including the Beatles, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Abba...
18Sep
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Location: Tourist Information
From time to time this group becomes full. Please contact Alan Cuthbert who will advise whether you need to join the waiting list. If so, yo...
18Sep
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Location:
Group creating decorative mosaics using glass and ceramics. The group buys materials to share, and we have all the necessary equipment to co...
03Oct
Thu 3 Oct
Location: Polivalent
Doors open at 10am for membership and Travel, Cultural and Entertainment events.Formal General Assembly starts at 11amRefreshments are avail...
07Nov
Thu 7 Nov
Location: Polivalent
Doors open at 10am for membership and Travel, Cultural and Entertainment events.Formal General Assembly starts at 11amRefreshments are avail...
05Dec
Thu 5 Dec
Location: Polivalent
Doors open at 10am for membership and Travel, Cultural and Entertainment events.Formal General Assembly starts at 11amRefreshments are avail...
22Sep
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Location: Rastro Car Park
SEPTEMBER 22ND Transfer by bus from Jalon to Valencia train station to take the train to Barcelona.Arriving at Barcelona train station tran...
30Sep
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Location:
Do you know what this car is? You will if you join us for a trip to see the production at the Ford Factory, Valencia. Cost: 9€ The trip ...
01Oct
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Location: Animo
Come and enjoy a fun afternoon, with good music, Cava and cake, at the Animo in Alcalalì on Tuesday 1st October 2019. The Vall del Pop Sing...
19Oct
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Location: Pepe's Restaurant
History of Pop Music from The Entertainers. €16 Includes two course meal, wine & water. Come along and join us for a sing-along.Song ...
23Dec
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Location:
Christmas 2019 23 - 27th December5 days / 4 nights All inclusive420€ per person sharing93€ single supplement Package details: return c...
14Oct
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Location: La Musical, Parcent Town Hall
2€ on the door.  Doors open at 06:45pm. Film starts at 07:15pm 'Mary Poppins Returns' stars Emily Blunt as the practically-perfect nan...
21Oct
first-man.jpgMon 21 Oct
Location: La Musical, Parcent Town Hall
2€ on the door.  Doors open at 06:45pm. Film starts at 07:15pm In the early 18th century, England is at war with France, but duck raci...
28Oct
first-man.jpgMon 28 Oct
Location: La Musical, Parcent Town Hall
2€ on the door.  Doors open at 06:45pm. Film starts at 07:15pm Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy have legend status as Hollywood's greatest...

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