Minutes of General Meeting – 2nd Oct 2023




Prue Jackson welcomed everyone to the first General Meeting since June, but judging by the amount of people present it appeared that the coffee mornings were more popular.

Prue reminded everyone about the safety regulations and reported that due to varying circumstances a few committee members were unable to attend.


Annette Warr read out the synopsis of the last General Meeting held in the Salon G.L in June. They were approved by Ray Guise Smith and seconded by Lynn Radford- Johnson. The members voted in agreement.


It had been arranged to have a speaker this morning but unfortunately Sylvia Tatnell was unable to attend. However Helen Chapman, our Care coordinator,who also works for Help, will give us a resume of the work undertaken by the organisation.

Prue informed us that Sharon Taylor, our Newsletter editor, was recovering after her hip operation. We have had a response from a member who is interested in taking over the role as Newsletter editor. There are still vacancies on the committee for Groups coordinator and Deputy secretary. Shirley Tuckey and Margaret Roberts, both past committee members, are leaving Spain to return to the U.K. Margaret and her late husband Don, were original members of the U3A. Margaret was secretary and Don was past president. We would like to thank them for all their work with the U3A and wish them every success in the future.

Bookings are now being taken for the Xmas Dinner Dance at Salon Canor on Friday 8th December.

At the Xmas General Meeting we have arranged for the Denia Rock Choir to entertain us. The meeting will take place at Salon G.L. in Teulada.


a) The Bowls` group now has a new home at Benitachell Bowl`s Club

b ) The Ukulele group are holding an open day on the 3rd November at the Bar Cultural in Teulada 11.30 to 13.30.

  1. Walking football are holding a tournament on Wednesday 11th October 9.30 – 3.30. Spectators are welcome and there will be 2 teams from the U.K. and 2 from Moraira.

d) There will be no film or talk on 9th October

e) The Coffee and Cake group has now disbanded

Short talk by Helen Chapman, Care Coordinator


The proposed trip to Albacete has been cancelled.

There will also be a change to the itinerary to Northern Spain to avoid the number of 1 night stays.

Carole Clark has joined the Travel group and is organising a trip to Benidorm Palace in November. There are also day trips to Valencia and La Zenia planned also an Orange walk in January.


Hugh Stewart announced details of lectures from the Art Marina Alta group.

Talks are held every month from professional lecturers. This Thursday there will be a talk at Canor in the morning and at the Parador Javea in the evening. Price 15 euros


The bank balance is looking very healthy with 35,385 euros which also includes the contingency fund of 10,000 euros.

Creditors are totalling 3,020 euros with some monies held for future trips and some for the dinner dance. The money collected so far for the Jordon trip has been paid to the travel agency to secure places. We are also holding 2,300 euros for the Alzheimers charity. This was raised by quiz nights and 2,000 euros was also donated by the Caixa bank and this has been paid in to the Charity fund.

It is important to name the event when sending bank transfers.

The committee have been discussing subscriptions for next year and are recommending 10 euros to cover 2 years ie pay 10 euros in 2024 and pay nothing more until 2026. New members pay 10 euros for 1 year. The proposal was made by Beverley Stewart and seconded by Lynn Radford- Johnson. The proposal was approved by the members.


The next major event will be the Xmas dinner Dance on Friday 8th December.

Tickets are now available to members at 40 euros and friends at 50 euros. Tickets include a meal followed by dancing to Bella Luna


Noelene Cummings expressed her sadness concerning the lack of group leaders at the meeting. It was requested that reminders should be sent to all group leaders to encourage their attendance.

The meeting closed at 11. 10.

Eileen Haxon Committee member