Next General Assembly - Thursday 3rd September 2020 - Centre Polivalent, Murla - More Information

Dear Members,
Due to uncertain times regarding the Coronavirus, the decision has been made to postpone all TCET events and trips until the situation is resolved .

Membership Renewals

Assuming the September General Assembly can go ahead, we plan to hold a renewals session from 10.00am until 11.00am. We also plan to hold a Satellite Renewals Session in September to replace the one that we were unable to hold in March. Watch out for a date and venue.

In the meantime, and for those who do not feel that they want to socialise at this time, members can renew by bank transfer. The U3A Bank Account is held at Caixa Bank under account number ES26 2100 6033 2102 0003 8126. Would members using this facility please remember to put their name(s) in the reference section, so we can identify payments coming through.

The next General Assembly will be in September

Update on Group Activity

We are pleased to be able to let you know that our Groups are restarting in different ways, and at different times.
Contact the individual Group Leader for latest information.

The Government advice on wearing masks, social distancing and use of sanitizer should still be observed

Newsletters will continue and we would encourage you to submit your contributions to lorraine.u3anewsletter@gmail.com

Please follow the guidelines been given by the health authorities and help everyone to stay safe and healthy.
Bob Welham.
President.

14th June 2020

General News

Christmas Dinner Dance

Christmas Dinner Dance

On Thursday evening 12th December some eighty members of the U3A Vall del Pop celebrated their Christmas Dinner Dance at the Venta Roja, Jalon.

Venta Roja was sparkling with hundreds of Christmas lights as the members were welcomed with nibbles and cava or buck’s fizz as they gathered to catch up on news and to find their allocated tables. The entertainment was to be provided by U3A’s own Entertainers but first we all settled down to our three course Christmas dinner, with wine or soft drinks. John and Tina, our Venta Roja hosts, had offered a choice of three starters, three main courses and three desserts – however, traditional as ever, most members selected the pate, turkey and all the trimmings followed by Christmas pudding. We may be a long way from our place of birth, but some things never change, and turkey at Christmas is one of them. Tina and her team did an excellent job serving all the tables with their chosen selections.

With dinner enjoyed and everyone feeling content, The Entertainers started their performance with a selection of pop songs interspersed with Xmas songs and Pete, their lighting engineer, weaved lighting magic to reflect the mood of the song. David lead them into their first set of ballad style songs, so that everyone could sit back, enjoy and relax after their dinner. Linda set a high standard with her early rendition of ‘Runaway’, from the Corrs, and Sandra gave us her beautiful version of ‘Moonlight Shadow’ before the Christmas theme was introduced, with an innovative dance routine from the Dolly Birds, to ‘Little Drummer Boy’. The set concluded with ‘Hey Jude’ - which was an introduction to the dance theme of the second set.
During their break Sandra and Marion made the raffle draw, and the dance floor was made available to the Dance Group to demonstrate, as best as possible in the limited space, some ballroom dancing – before the second set kicked off with ‘Dancing Queen’, which as usual got everybody up and doing their thing.

Geraldine kept everyone on their feet with ‘Shout’, from the Spice Girls, and Bob and David gave us ‘Driving Home for Xmas’ whilst the ladies tore around the dance floor in time with the music like F1 drivers. ‘Feliz Navidad’ brought back the Christmas theme before Sandra and Linda wished everybody a ‘Happy New Year’. Another wonderful evening of good food and excellent entertainment was concluded with a disco themed version of ‘Jerusalem’.

On behalf of the members who attended many thanks to Sandra and the TCET team for their organisation of .a memorable evening,

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