By Euro Weekly News Media • 07 February 2012 • 9:24
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UNIVERSITY of the Third Age (U3A) is one of Torrevieja’s largest clubs, and having outgrown their former meeting place, they moved premises, held their AGM and welcomed Torrevieja’s mayor, all on one busy Monday morning!
The premises are at the CMO, Torrevieja’s Centro Municipal de Ocio, which is located directly behind Carrefour Planet shopping centre and close to Habaneras the Ozone Centre Torrevieja Mayor, Eduardo Dolon, accompanied by two councillors and the Director of the Foreign Residents Office, Graham Knight, all took time out to attend the event.
Torrevieja U3A has more than 500 active members and 200 of them were present to welcome Eduardo Dolon, who in turn welcomed them to their new ‘home’, where they will hold their meetings on the last Monday of every month.
Torrevieja’s most prolific NGO outgrew their former meeting point at La Rustika almost 18-months ago and have been looking for a new meeting place ever since.
Club President Bob Hill approached the Town Hall and a new partnership has now been forged between the U3A and town hall, as the CMO will open specially for them, once a month, on what is usually a day when the building is closed.
For those not aware of their function, the University of the Third Age U3A is an association, which has several branches in various localities around Spain, with the Torrevieja branch opening their doors just five years ago.
It consists mainly of British residents who are engaged in many different kinds of socio-cultural activities. To help residents with their integration into Spanish life, they have their very popular Spanish classes, talks on local and Spanish history plus monthly, cultural coach trips to various points around Spain.
Enthusiastic volunteers run the entire U3A organisation and new members are always welcome. Their meetings will now take place on the last Monday of each month at the Centro Municipal de Ocio, the Municipal Leisure Centre (CMO) of Torrevieja.
For more information on the U3A and all of the different activities they have on offer, please visit their website at www.torreviejau3a.org.
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