What is The University of The Third Age?

U3A membership is not related to a specific age but to a phase in one’s life (the third age) which follows the second age of full-time employment and parental responsibility.

The University Of The Third Age began in France in 1972. From there, it spread to many other countries. The UK official website describes the U3A as

” . . . self-help, self-managed lifelong learning co-operatives for older people no longer in full time work, providing opportunities for their members to share learning experiences in a wide range of interest groups and to pursue learning not for qualifications, but for fun.”

The aim of the U3A groups which have been set up in Spain is similar although there is a greater emphasis on recreational and leisure activities.

We have no formal links with and are not part of the U3A movement in the UK.

Here in Spain, each U3A group is autonomous. The annual membership fee of the Moraira-Teulada U3A is 10 euros

Membership is open to people of all nationalities. However, business is conducted in English.

Internal Regulations – Sept 2018

The U3A Moraira- Teulada Internal Regulations are currently being updated. The previous version can be found here.

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Constitution – English translation Oct 2013

BYLAWS CHAPTER I - NAME, ADDRESS, AREA, OBJECTS AND ACTIVITIES Article 1 - Name The Association named “Social de la tercera edad de Teulada-Moraira” has been founded as a non-profit entity pursuant to  Organic Law 1/2002, of March 22nd, which regulates the Act of Association and Law 14/2008, of 18th November, for Associations in the...

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Photos from past General Meetings

Pictures from the annual General Meeting of the U3A, 2 December 2013. The meeting saw the election of the new president, Jill Cole and the election of the Committee. Entertainment was provided by our own U3A group, the Golden Oldies. ----

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Location of Monthly Meeting

The U3A Moraira-Teulada Monthly Meeting takes place at the Salón de Banquetes, Av. Méditerraneo, Teulada.

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The History of Moraira-Teulada U3A

The first U3A was founded in Toulouse in 1972 and its popularity quickly spread internationally.  The main concept was that people can try out activities and skills which interest them and to teach their skills to others.  The Third Age is generally regarded as the age of retirement and day time leisure, so is an ideal time to learn something new. Although there were U3A’s already established in Calpe, Javea, Denia and Val De Pop, the Moraira Teulada area did not have one, and it was felt…

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Moraira- Teulada U3A Membership Renewals 2020

With more than two thousand members the task of renewing and joining this organisation is a major operation each year. As well as at the U3A General Meetings, special Renewals Days have to be held at the La Senieta Theatre in Moraira to accommodate all those wishing to join or to renew their membership. Moraira-Teulada U3A is the largest organisation of its kind in Spain and offers many different activities for its members to join. In Moraira-Teulada there are more than fifty different…

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Minutes – General Monthly Meeting – 6 January 2020

University of the Third Age Moraira-Teulada Minutes of the Monthly Meeting held on 6 January 2020 at Salon G.L., Teulada at 11:00 It is confirmed that the President and the Secretary attended the meeting as voted in at the AGM on 4 March 2020. David Haxon, the President, welcomed all the members to the meeting especially the 50 new members. He confirmed the usual security checks had been made, pointed out the emergency exits and asked for mobile phones to be switched…

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Agenda – General Monthly Meeting 6 January 2020

University of the Third Age Moraira-Teulada Agenda for the Monthly Meeting to be held on 6 January 2020 at Salon G.L., Teulada. Welcome and Reminder of Emergency Procedures Synopsis of the Minutes from 2 December 2019Approval & Adoption of the Minutes from 2 December 2019Presidents Address Reports:       Treasurer                                             …

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Committee Elections 2020

Elections will be held at the Annual General Meeting on 2nd March 2020.Members are reminded that any U3A member can stand for election for any of the posts on the Committee. Nominees must be proposed and seconded, and sign the nomination form to agree to standing for a Committee post. MONDAY 3rd FEBRUARY 2020 IS THE CLOSING DATE TO RECEIVE NOMINATIONS.  ALL COMPLETED NOMINATION FORMS MUST BE HANDED TO A MEMBER OF THE CURRENT COMMITTEE BY THE END OF THE U3A GENERAL MEETING ON THIS…

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Christmas Dinner Dance 2019

For over a decade Moraira-Teulada U3A has held its Christmas Ball in the stunning surroundings of Salón Canor. This event is always a highlight in the club’s busy social calendar and this year was no exception. Over one hundred and eighty members dusted down their D.J.’s or sharpened their stiletto heels for an evening of glamour and toe tapping music. Catering for so many is always a challenge, but the service was swift and the wine kept flowing along with the…

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Minutes – General Monthly Meeting – 2 December 2019

University of the Third Age Moraira-Teulada Minutes of the Monthly Meeting held on 2 December 2019 at Salon G.L., Teulada at 10:30 It is confirmed that the President and the Secretary attended the meeting as voted in at the AGM on 4 March 2019. David Haxon, the President, welcomed all members to the meeting especially as the weather was very bad. He confirmed the usual security checks had been made, pointed out the emergency exits and asked for mobile phones to be switched…

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General Monthly Meeting – 2 December 2019

University of the Third Age Moraira-Teulada Agenda for the Monthly Meeting to be held on 2 December 2019 at Salon G.L., Teulada. Welcome and Reminder of Emergency Procedures Synopsis of the Minutes from 4 November 2019 Approval & Adoption of the Minutes from 4 November 2019 Presidents Address  Reports:       Treasurer              …

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Membership Renewals and New Members 2020

There will be six opportunities for you to renew your membership for 2020. The dates are as follows: Monday, 6th January 2020 at the General Meeting in Teulada. Desks open from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.Thursday, 9th January 2020 in the theatre at La Senieta. Moraira. Doors open from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon.Friday, 24th January 2020 in the theatre at La Senieta, Moraira. Doors open from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon.Monday, 3rd February 2020 at the General Meeting in Teulada. Desks open from 9:30 to…

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Minutes – General Monthly Meeting – 4 November 2019

University of the Third Age Moraira-Teulada Minutes of the Monthly Meeting held on 4 November 2019 at Salon G.L., Teulada At 10:30 It is confirmed that the President and the Secretary attended the meeting as voted in at the AGM 4 March 2019. David Haxon, the President, welcomed all members to the meeting including the seven new members. He confirmed the usual checks had been made, pointed out the emergency exits and asked for all mobile phones to be switched off through-out the…

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Agenda – General Meeting – 4 November 2019

University of the Third Age Moraira-Teulada Agenda for the Monthly Meeting to be held on 4 November 2019 at Salon G.L., Teulada. 1. Welcome and Reminder of Emergency Procedure 2. Synopsis of the Minutes from 6 October 2019 3. Approval & Adoption of the Minutes from 6 October 2019 4. Presidents Address  5.  Reports:       Treasurer              …

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Minutes – General Monthly Meeting – 7th October 2019

University of the Third Age Moraira-Teulada Minutes of the Monthly Meeting held on 7 October 2019 at Salon G.L., Teulada at 10:30 It is confirmed that the President and the Secretary attended the meeting as voted in at the AGM 4 March 2019. David Haxon, the President, welcomed all members to the meeting, including the 25 new members. He confirmed the usual checks had been made, pointed out the emergency exits and asked for all mobile phones to be switched off through-out the…

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Moraira / Teulada U3A donate €1,800 for the Alzheimer’s` Day Centre in Teulada.

Moraira-Teulada U3A held a very successful Autumn Fayre at the Inn on the Green, Javea on Wednesday 2nd October. Eileen Haxon organised the event – twice – as it had to be cancelled on the original date due to the bad weather. More than 300 members and friends attended the event and an amazing and fabulous amount of 1,800 euros was raised on the day! A big thank you to all who attended and particularly to those who manned the various stalls. All the proceeds from the…

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Agenda – General Meeting – 7 October, 2019

University of the Third Age Moraira-Teulada Agenda for the Monthly Meeting to be held on 7 October 2019 at Salon G.L., Teulada. 1. Welcome and Reminder of Emergency Procedure 2. Synopsis of the Minutes from 2 September 2019 3. Approval & Adoption of the Minutes from 2 September 2019 4. Presidents Address  5.  Reports:       Treasurer              …

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In memory of Trevor Kemp 14th Sept

Members of Moraira – Teulada U3A gathered in Moraira Park on Saturday 14th September to remember Trevor Kemp, a popular member who died last year. The members of U3A together with Trevor’s family had reached agreement with the Ayuntamiento that a memorial bench, complete with a plaque, would be placed in the park overlooking the nature pond. Trevor was a very enthusiastic member of our U3A and was very much involved in the Drama and Photographic Groups as well as enthusiastically…

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Internal Regulations – September 2019

At the General Meeting held on 2nd September 2019, the members present voted to ratify the document containing the draft Internal Regulations. The revised Regulations have been published on the website and can be viewed in the General Meetings and Statutes section. Thank you once again to everyone who contributed to this review. Prue Jackson, Vice…

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