U3A Vall del Pop news

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TWENTY-TWO members of the U3A Vall del Pop Digital Photography Group set off from Jalon a few weeks ago to visit the BIOPARC in Valencia.

Arriving at the BIOPARC and hoping for a quiet day of photography, the group soon realised the day might not be as quiet as they had first hoped as droves of children on school trips piled through the entrance gates…

‘It was a losing battle of jogged elbows and kicked ankles in our efforts to get a clear shot of something hiding in the distance.’

Although, one member – Adrian – had the right idea – bringing along with him a large tripod.

‘It was a lesson in persistence and patience – once the kids had moved on, we waited for the perfect opportunity to get the shot.’

The group express their greatest thanks to the organisers of the trip and look forward to many more throughout the summer.

Happy anniversary

The General Meeting last Thursday coincided with the 35th wedding anniversary of U3A Vall del Pop President Bob Welham and his wife Sandra.

To mark the occasion and to the surprise of Bob and Sandra, Elaine Horton, President of Jalon Valley Help presented them with a beautiful bouquet of flowers, congratulating them and thanking them for their support in aid of Jalon Valley Help.

Members wish Bob and Sandra the very best of wishes for many more happy years together.

Coming up

June 17 – Barn Dance at El Cid – dancing to Shamrockers with caller Aileen Lightfoot

July 7th – Coffee & Apple Pie morning at El Mosset, Jalon in aid of JVH

September – Ladies Pamper Day at Finestrat Mountain Retreat

September 7 – General Meeting – speaker Angela Chantry – ‘History of U3A Organisation Worldwide’

October 5 – General Meeting – speaker Byron Dawson – ‘Astronomy’

November 2 – General Meeting – speaker Daniel Herranz – ‘Spanish Taxes / Brexit Update’

December 9 – General Meeting with Christmas festivities

December 2 – Christmas Dinner Dance at Salon Canor, Teulada

December 15 – Christmas Party at Jalon Penisionista (BYO)

December 23 – 27 – Christmas 2017 (5days & 4 nights) in Nerja, including trips to Malaga,                                   Almunecar & Frigilana

For further information check out the U3A Vall del Pop website – http://u3avalldelpop.com.

The U3A is all about enjoyment and learning, and this is particularly evident in the U3AVall del Pop group, whose members generally meet on the first Thursday of each month at the Polivalent Centre in Murla.

 

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