At the General Assembly on 7th February, a group of lovely ladies arrived with a fabulous array of mouth-watering home baking, all to be sold in aid of the Goodwill Team’s Charity Fund.
All the Committee positions are up for renewal in March.
Nominations must be received by 21st February.
Our President, Bob Welham, took the opportunity at the start of our first general assembly of 2019 to allow the U3A Vall del Pop members to give the wholehearted congratulations to, our fellow member, Elaine Horton on her New Year ‘s Honour award of an MBE. It is a thoroughly welldeserved recognition of Elaine’s dedication to Jalon Valley Help, of which she is the President.
Our first speaker of 2019 was David Shute, who is now retired and living in Calpe, who came to share with us some of the highlights of his career as a News Reporter with the BBC. David was born in Essex but managed to develop, what in the 1950/60s was known as perfect BBC English – as he explained clear pronunciation was what the BBC required, even if it was delivered with a regional dialect.
Although it was raining, plenty of members turned up - in fact so many we were hard pressed to find enough chairs! The Vall del Pop singers entertained us with carols to start the proceedings and the capacity crowd were mercifully spared a long 'admin' session and got down to the fun, mince pies and cava straight away.