University of the Third Age Moraira-Teulada
Minutes of the Monthly Meeting held on 6th November 2017
at the Salon G.L., Teulada at 10:30
It is confirmed that the President and Secretary attended this General Meeting as voted in at the Meeting on 6th March 2017.
John Hopwood welcomed everybody to the Meeting and confirmed the Security checks had been completed and mentioned the emergency procedures in the event of the evacuation of the building. John also asked everybody to switch off their mobile phones.
David Haxon, the Vice President, read the Synopsis of the minutes of the Meeting held on 2nd October 2017. The full minutes had been posted on the website and were proposed by Carlton Potter and seconded by Sue Donadio.
John said he would keep his address brief due to a fair amount of exposure in the recent Newsletters. John said he had organised a meeting of Local U3A President´s with representatives from Denia, Javea, Calpe, Vall de Pop and Oliva, as well as Moraira-Teulada. This will take place on Wednesday 8th November 2017 and John hopes they will be able to discuss problems and successes and hopes it will be a meeting which will benefit all of the U3A Groups by sharing information and ideas. Referring to our U3A, John said the Committee retires in March and at least three members will not be standing for re-election. Therefore John asked for just a few of the U3A Members to step forward and become more involved, speaking to any of the Committee to find out more. John did not want Moraira-Teulada U3A to have the same kind of problems that other local U3A´s have, due to lack of support from the Members. John said Committee Members, Group Leaders or members who have accepted any responsibility for the organisation, are helpers and volunteers and cannot be expected to necessarily reply to messages sent or enquires made, by return or even the same day.
Treasurer Carin advised the balance as at 2nd October 2017 was €16.410,73. The income from renewals, new members and Christmas Dinner tickets amounted to €3.010,00 but there had been expenses of €1.228,90 which included €423.50 for the purchase of new Membership Cards. Carin said she had a lot of expenses during November which included the paying of the venue and entertainment for the Christmas Dinner. The full report will be posted on the website.
Travel Carol gave brief details of the day trips in November and December. The Ikea trip on Wednesday 8th November is now full, but a further trip is planned for 10 January 2018. There are some places left on the three over-night trips – Madrid 17th to 20th April, Cordoba and Granada 14th to 18th May and Cofrentes 22nd to 24th May. In 2019 a trip to New Zealand 26th January to 9th March. Full details of all the trips can be found on the Website and on the boards by the Travel Desks, at the Monthly Meetings.
Group Coordinator Prue said the Healthy Walking Group was very popular so has now had to have more walk leaders. Walkie-Talkies have been purchased in order for the leaders to keep in touch during the walks. A new Associate group, Weight Loss Support, will possibly start in January at a cost of €4 per person. To be held at Spencers Bar, on the Moraira-Calpe road, starting at 10:30 with a weigh-in followed by a talk. Thanks go to Piotr Azia for the revised website for Groups together with a new calendar and to Jayne Wintle for the alterations to and upkeep of Facebook and the Discount page which has made them easier to see and more interesting.
Membership/Committee Liaison Prue had nothing to report.
Cultural Arts Events Unfortunately Hugh and Beverly Stewart were unable to attend so John read the report e-mailed to him by Beverly. The Teulada-Moraira Lions, their last fund-raising Concert in 2017 on 6th November, presents Ges Rogers Union Gap, at La Senieta, Moraira. 7th to 11th – Javea Players present On Golden Pond at Union Musical, Gata de Gorgos. The Royal Opera House will be broadcasting directly from Covent Garden, to several locations in the area, 5th December – The Nutcracker and in 2018, 16th January – Rigoletto. 13th December – The Costa Blanca Male Voice Choir present their annual Concert in Benitachell Church and on 15th December – a Carol Service in Teulada Church.
There were no Matters Arising from the Reports.
It was later discovered that the date of the Lions fund-raising Concert is Sunday 3rd December 2017 and NOT 6th November 2017.
Any Other Business
Laura Hillstead mentioned the Remembrance Day Service on Saturday 11th November and there was information on the tables and on the table by the entrance/exit to the meeting room at the Salon G.L., Teulada.
John advised that there would be no speaker at the 4th December Meeting but the Ukulele Group would be playing a few numbers.
Eileen Haxon added that there would also be a Christmas Quiz with some very good prizes.
Eileen introduced the speaker, Peter Atkinson with a talk entitled “ Life in Lycra on the Roads to Santiago de Compostela”. At the end of the very interesting, informative and, at times humorous, talk, the Members gave a round of applause in appreciation. David gave Peter a gift as a thank you.
The raffle was drawn, the winning ticket number 83 was won by Margaret Logan who received a €50 voucher for Pepe La Sal.
The meeting closed at 11:30
The next meeting will be held on 4th December 2017
Proposed as a true and accurate record of the meeting held on 6th November 2017
Proposed by ……………………………………………Seconded by………………………………Dated …………………………
Secretary of the Meeting……………………………….…………Titch CrossfieldTreasurers Report GM 6 November