Why did so many members miss this meeting?

There was a disappointing turnout of members at the Javea U3A September monthly general meeting at the Parador Hotel in the Arenal. You missed an excellent talk and slideshow by guest speaker John Hopwood on "The History of the Bicycle", which was…

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Welcome aboard Margaret!

Margaret March, who is project leader of this new website, has been co-opted onto the Javea U3A executive committee as Secretary following the re-election of your committee at the…

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Vote for your new Executive Committee

Voting for the Javea U3A Executive Committee is now open. All fully-paid-up members are entitled to vote and it is a very simple process.  To cast your votes, just go to the website www.u3ajavea.org . On the Home Page click the…

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U3A members learn how not to be hacked

Guest speaker Ray Bryant gave an interesting (and sometimes scary) insight into Cyber Security at the Javea U3A April monthly general meeting at the Parador. Ray, who works for a company that supplies knowledge and software to major security…

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Two U3As

A couple of weeks ago I met the President of Orpington U3A. William and his wife Pauline were here in Javea for a few days and thought it would be interesting to see how our U3A operates. Although the two associations are similar in size and group…

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The Courtyards Festival of Cordoba (Patios) – World Heritage

I HAVE MANAGED TO GET A FEW MORE ROOMS AT THE HOTEL - IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN US PLEASE EMAIL ME ASAP 5 Days - 4 Nights Trip date now confirmed as 10 - 14 May 2020 The Festival runs from 4 - 17 May in 2020 For more information follow…

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Sunday Singles at Restaurant Semana 8

Well done Group Leader Marion Monsell! Twenty members enjoyed Sunday lunch at Restaurante Asiatico Semana 8 at the Arenal Beach in Javea. A new member commented "Very good event, met some nice friendly…

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Special award on Betty’s 100th

Javea U3A's very own centenarian, Betty Guinness, was presented with a special commemorative plaque by Cllr Doris Courcelles at her 100th birthday party at La Masena restaurant at the weekend. The U3A has marked the milestone by giving Betty a…

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Sign language appeal

I have received an enquiry from a Javea U3A member, who would like to know if there is anyone within our association who can do sign language and who would be prepared to start a new group. Karrie Lott explains: “I just thought a new group…

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Rummies mark Betty’s 100th

Javea U3A’s first gold card member Betty Guinness was presented with a bouquet of flowers and a card from her U3A friends by Rummikubs Group leaders Krystyna and Rob at their monthly Rummies lunch at Plaza 6 to celebrate Betty’s 100th birthday.…

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Please support our charity of the year

The Javea U3A's nominated charity of the year is Help of Denia and Marina Alta. The charity, run entirely by volunteers, provides short-term support and assistance to ALL people in the area when there are medical or other health related needs.…

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Piotr appointed as our new Webmaster

The newly-elected Javea U3A Executive Committee met for its first meeting of the new term this week – and one of its first duties was to confirm Piotr Azia as Webmaster. Piotr has played a major part in setting up and launching our new website…

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Peace is the order of the day at general meeting

Javea U3A members were treated to an interesting talk by former UN peacekeeper Robert Van De Loo at the June general meeting at the Parador. Guest speaker Robert talked about his postings to some of the most turbulent war zones in the world, where…

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Padel tournament in memory of Liz Ayling

Heather Hopson and Lorna James organised the tournament and there were 16 mixed double pairs, 32 players in all. The winning pair were Jackie Hathaway and Stephen Burke who beat Wendy Ranger and John Stephens in the final. Food (paellas cooked by…

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New table should make all the difference!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Members of the Snooker Monday Group should make some bigger breaks now - after a better, much newer table was installed at the Inn on the Green venue! Pictured are members Arthur Cockburn, left, and Ian Rogerson trying it…

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My Fair Lady proves a big hit

Javea U3A Groups Coordinator David Whybrow with My Fair Lady's Eliza Doolittle, right, and show director Cherry Cabban on the first night of the Javea Players production. The show proved a massive hit, playing to near-capacity audiences throughout…

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Monthly meeting Wed 27 February 2019

You are invited to the Monthly General Meeting of the Javea U3A at the Parador Hotel in the Arenal on Wednesday February 27. Doors open at 9.30am and the business part of the meeting will begin at 11am and will last approximately an…

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Mercadona to close for facelift

Javea U3A members may be interested to know that the Mercadona store on the dual carriageway between the Arenal and Javea Port will close for refurbishment during October 2019. It is scheduled to reopen in December 2019. Two major differences…

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Medal-winning walkers

Meet the new Javea U3A Walking Group – Elite Division! These six intrepid travellers – from left, groups coordinator David Whybrow, Lorraine Allin, Helen Whybrow, vice-president Peter Allin, deputy secretary Jacqui Rogerson and husband Ian,…

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Life aboard the fastest aircraft in history

Javea U3A members were treated to an excellent presentation on “What made the Concorde so special” by former Concorde flight engineer Pete Carrigan at the May general meeting at the Parador. Pete, who flew for 28 years for British Airways and…

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Jávea U3A: Extravaganza the Movie

Javea U3A's big annual Christmas Extravaganza has gone global! Well it's now on youtube so if you saw it live, this is your chance to watch it all again. And if you missed it, well you are in for a real treat. The video,…

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It’s Extravaganza time!

You are invited to a very special Monthly General Meeting at the Parador Hotel in the Arenal on Wednesday November October 28.  It’s Extravaganza time – the U3A’s big annual Christmas show, full of fantastic fun,…

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Intermediate Walking

An intrepid band of U3A members enjoyed an exhilarating and beautiful walk with group leaders Karen and Clive White on Thursday 26 September. What fantastic views they enjoyed, and judging by that incline of steps - a good stretch of their…

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Handover of charity cheque

Charity was the winner at the Javea U3A monthly meeting at the Parador in February.  Our nominated charity for 2018, Todos Juntos Javea, was presented with a cheque for €3,113, collected from various fundraising and raffles. And there was a…

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Golden moment for our Betty, 100

Much-loved Javea U3A member Betty Guinness was congratulated at the May general meeting by U3A President Val Dromgoole on reaching her 100th birthday – and presented with a special Honorary Membership gold card and a gift of handmade…

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Glitter Ball proves a big success!

Well done to U3A Groups Coordinator David Whybrow and his wife Helen for their sterling work as major organisers of the May Glitter Ball at Salones Carrasco, which turned out to be a massive…

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FULLY BOOKED – Explore the highlights of Andalucia 6 days 5 nights

We do now have one twin room available - however a waiting list is in place so please do email if you wish to join us Monday 23 - Saturday 28 March 2020 DAY 1 JAVEA - GRANADA Departure from Javea to Murcia for lunch in a traditional…

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Executive Committee raring to go!

Javea U3A members have elected their executive committee to serve them for the next 12 months. At the AGM, held at the Parador, President Val Dromgoole was re-elected along with fellow committee members Peter Allin (Vice-President), Mick Cox…

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Ex-President’s wine choice

Former Javea U3A President Eric Atkins presented his favourite wines at WAGs Too - and then won one of the bottles, along with member Jean Newton, in the raffle! How's that for double…

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E-Bikes Group’s 9th ride

The E-Bike group's ninth ride The Javea U3A E-Bike Group held its ninth ride on Tuesday June 4 on what turned out to be a dry and sunny day, great for riding.  Riders cycled from El Port Cafe Cortado to Jesus Pobre and then on to…

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Double treat for day trippers

There is something of a double treat in store for Javea U3A members signing up for a special Travel Team day trip next month. The coach trip on Tuesday May 14 features a guided tour of the Lladro Factory near Valencia and a boat trip on the…

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Double joy for Dining Out Group!

Twin proprietors Victor, left, and Edward, right, did us proud at the latest Dining Out Group evening at Abordo Restaurant overlooking the marina in Javea Port. Thanks to group leaders Mallory and Christine Glover, also pictured, for organising the…

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Does anyone fancy a spot of sea fishing?

Javea U3A member Colin Olver wonders if there are any fellow members who are interested in meeting up and doing some sea fishing. If you are interested, email Colin at…

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Death of former Javea U3A committee member

Former Javea U3A committee member John Bellinger Smith has passed away. John, who served on the executive committee as Groups Coordinator from 2010 to 2013, died on Sunday morning (April 14). He was also active in the Freemasons as a member of…

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Curry Club back for one day only!

Curry was back on the menu …. at a one-off Summer Garden Party at the home of former members of the defunct U3A Curry Club, Maureen and Bill Fearon. And ex-members showed they had not lost their touch by serving up a wonderful variety of delicious…

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Clearing up after the Javea floods

The local authorities have done a wonderful job clearing up after the fierce storms that left many parts of Javea underwater and flooded the Arenal. Emergency services dealt with numerous incidents of flooding in streets and houses, walls which…

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Camino Walking 2019/20 Itinerary

The Itinerary for the next series of walks has been published on the group page here https://u3ajavea.com/info/camino-walking-group/ Make sure to check it and note your diary if you want to join in! If you want to know more about the walks…

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Brave Betty battles on

Brave Betty Guinness is fortunately on the mend after her terrifying attack by muggers in broad daylight while returning home on her mobility scooter after enjoying morning coffee in the port. She is very grateful to fellow Javea U3A members for…

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BBQ in aid of charity

Javea U3A member Shirley King is organising a Summer BBQ in aid of Catland and Javea Feral Cats Society at Quo Vadis on Thursday July 4 at 7.30pm. NJFM favourites Out of the Blue will be providing the music. Tickets at €15 are being…

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Back in the old routine!

Some of our Javea U3A members enjoying a meal at Bamboo restaurant in Moraira before watching young singer Austin Slack and his band in front of the Castle by the seafront. Of course, there was a little drinking and a lot of dancing involved! The…

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