Jávea U3A
Asociación Social de la
Tercera Edad de Jávea

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The main purpose of the Jávea U3A is to encourage lifelong learning and friendship for those no longer
in full time employment, by providing Educational, Recreational and Leisure Activities for its members.


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Calling Notice   for the next General Meeting
to be held on Wednesday 29th June from 09:30.

Why not join us at the General Meeting

Come to the Parador, meet old friends, make new friends. Have a drink or enjoy the gardens and the stunning views. Find out what is going on in the Jávea U3A. Meet or listen to the Committee members who are working hard to make the Association run as smoothly as possible. Pass on your own ideas, get involved. There are always activities and events that you might want to sign up for. The meetings are fun and conclude with a short interesting and often amusing presentation from our special guest.

We hope to see you there!

Guest Speaker

Our special guest speaker this month is Alan Oliver who is a well-known member of Jávea U3A and is highly regarded for his interest and knowledge regarding the Spanish Civil War. His presentation is entitled:

The Second Republic and the Spanish Civil War, 1930 - 1939

and will give members an interesting insight to the ‘Spanish Problem’ that still exists to this present day.

See schedule for future speakers.

Membership Desk

There will be volunteers on hand to deal with the enrolment of new members.

The desk will be open from 09:30 and will close promptly at 10:30.

Cáritas Food Collection

The next collection of food items for the charity Cáritas will be at the June Parador meeting. 

Tins, dried goods and jars are all suitable but please ensure they are in-date and in an acceptable condition.

The schedule for these collections are at the March, June and November Meetings.

Booking / Paying for Activities

The General Meeting is your time to book and pay for the activities currently on offer by the Jávea U3A.


During this meeting we are taking final bookings and payment for

  • 2-day /1-night trip to Albarracin / Teruel,
  • 5-day / 4-night trip to Mérida & others.

There are still double and twin rooms available for both these events.

See the Travel page for details.

Charo is organising another trip to the Desalination Plant on 7th July. If you want to go on this interesting visit please see Charo at the meeting.

Special Events - Barn Dance.

You can book and/or pay for your tickets to this year's Barn Dance at the meeting. Don't miss out, it is always load of fun. See Barn Dance for details.

DVD and Book Swap (in the foyer)

The DVD and Book Swap tables will both be available in the foyer from about 10:00 until 10:50.

If you have any DVDs or books that you would like to exchange for something different, come along and see what we have.

For full details about these meetings and how they are organised, go to the General Meetings page.

Jávea U3A Barn Dance

This year's Barn Dance will be on 28th October at Venta de Posa.

See Barn Dance for more information including the menu and details of the location.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

Hogmanay Party

Angela and Tony are arranging a Hogmanay Party (some Scottishy thing!) for New Year's Eve (which this year, UK & EU permitting, will be at the end of the year!)

Full details are available on Hogmanay including the menu, the entertainment and booking instructions.

iPad Support Group

The next meeting of the group is on Monday 27th June.

See iPad Support for more details.

Spanish C & C : Folklore Lunch Photos

Some photos from the Folklore lunch, with traditional Valencian dancing and music, held in June at Los Arcos.

Visit the Spanish C & C page.

Wine Appreciation - Day trip

On the 16th June, the group visited Bodegas Francisco Gomez in Villena.

See some of the Photos.

Help of Dénia & Marina Alta

If you have Parkinson's or know someone who has . . . . then Help DAMA has a support group.

See Help for more details.

Backgammon Group

The Backgammon Group have put their "bits" back in the box and finished for the Summer. They will resume in September.

See Backgammon for more details.


Heidi, the Group Leader of our Spanish classes, is thinking of starting a new Beginners class in September 2016, if there's enough interest (date and time to be decided).

Contact Spanish Beginners if you are interested in joining the class.

Jávea U3A Care and Share Network

The Care & Share Network is not a group as it includes every Jávea U3A member.

Click on Care & Share now to discover why.

Beware - Daylight Robbery!

There is a report of a passenger window smashed on a car in the rough car park by the cinema in the Port . This happened during the morning in full view of the flats opposite. The car owner returned whilst possible suspects were driving away and gave their vehicle details to the Guardia Civil. The window was smashed so they could snatch a small shopping bag off the front seat.

With the summer influx we will see an increase in this sort of crime. Police advice was to leave nothing in sight in cars, USE the BOOT OR UNDER the SEATS.

Travel - Vacancies on some trips

There are still some double and twin rooms available on the trip to Albarracin/Tereul in September and on the Mérida trip in October.

See Travel for dates and contact details.

The Discussion Group

Following the sad death of its long time leader Gill Birch, it is nice to announce that Christine English has agreed to become the new Group Leader and keep Gill's Discussion Group going.

The group acknowledge the tremendous contribution Gill Birch had made, to the foundation and continuation of the project. She will always be remembered for her energy, calm handling of situations, and her lively sense of humour. She will be sorely missed.

See Discussion for details of the next meeting on Friday 1st July:

The results and implications of the UK Referendum on
staying or leaving the European Union
 and . . .
The results and implications of the Spanish General Election.

The Vice President

Unfortunately Geoff Woodwood has decided to stand down as Vice President. In his short time in the role, Geoff has achieved so much and the Committee will miss his talents and enthusiasm, as well as his wit and humour.

The Committee are pleased to announce the nomination of George Thomas for the role of Vice President. George, who has been a member of the Jávea U3A for over 6 years is an author, an artist, is well travelled and fluent in a number of languages. The Committee believe he will be a valuable addition to their ranks.

iPad SupportGroup

After 3 years as Group Leader, Lorraine Allin is stepping down following the June 2016 meeting.

A BIG thank you to Lorraine for all her hard work. Now we hope that someone will come forward and continue her good work and offer to keep this group going. Lorraine says "it is not an onerous role, is not time-consuming and does not require an in-depth knowledge of iPad, as this is a self-help group".

So therefore, we are looking for someone to lead the Group. Will you volunteer to save this group?

See iPad Support for more details.


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