General News

Jana Petken - Award Winning Novelist

Now, with a name and looks like this you'd expect a Scandinavian or Eastern European accent wouldn't you? You'd be wrong. Despite living in Spain since she was five years was broad Glaswegian! Jana gave our U3A a most entertaining insight into her very varied and well-travelled life.

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Valentine's Charity Cake Sale

Cake Sale

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.

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Elaine Horton MBE

 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.

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David Shute - News Reporter - Speaker on 10th January

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.

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