What is The University of The Third Age?

U3A membership is not related to a specific age but to a phase in one’s life (the third age) which follows the second age of full-time employment and parental responsibility.

The University Of The Third Age began in France in 1972. From there, it spread to many other countries. The UK official website describes the U3A as

” . . . self-help, self-managed lifelong learning co-operatives for older people no longer in full time work, providing opportunities for their members to share learning experiences in a wide range of interest groups and to pursue learning not for qualifications, but for fun.”

The aim of the U3A groups which have been set up in Spain is similar although there is a greater emphasis on recreational and leisure activities.

We have no formal links with and are not part of the U3A movement in the UK.

Here in Spain, each U3A group is autonomous. The annual membership fee of the Moraira-Teulada U3A is 10 euros

Membership is open to people of all nationalities. However, business is conducted in English.

Internal Regulations – Sept 2018

The U3A Moraira- Teulada Internal Regulations are currently being updated. The previous version can be found here.

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Constitution – English translation Oct 2013

BYLAWS CHAPTER I - NAME, ADDRESS, AREA, OBJECTS AND ACTIVITIES Article 1 - Name The Association named “Social de la tercera edad de Teulada-Moraira” has been founded as a non-profit entity pursuant to  Organic Law 1/2002, of March 22nd, which regulates the Act of Association and Law 14/2008, of 18th November, for Associations in the...

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Photos from past General Meetings

Pictures from the annual General Meeting of the U3A, 2 December 2013. The meeting saw the election of the new president, Jill Cole and the election of the Committee. Entertainment was provided by our own U3A group, the Golden Oldies. ----

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Location of Monthly Meeting

The U3A Moraira-Teulada Monthly Meeting takes place at the Salón de Banquetes, Av. Méditerraneo, Teulada.

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The History of Moraira-Teulada U3A

The first U3A was founded in Toulouse in 1972 and its popularity quickly spread internationally.  The main concept was that people can try out activities and skills which interest them and to teach their skills to others.  The Third Age is generally regarded as the age of retirement and day time leisure, so is an ideal time to learn something new. Although there where U3A’s already established in Calpe, Javea, Denia and Val De Pop, the Moraira Teulada area did not have one, and it was felt…

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Minutes – General Monthly Meeting – 1st April, 2019

University of the Third Age Moraira-Teulada Minutes of the Monthly Meeting held on 1 April 2019 at Salon G.L., Teulada at 10.30 It is confirmed that the President and the Secretary attended the meeting as voted in at the AGM 4 March 2019. David Haxon, the President welcomed all members to the meeting, including 38 new members. He confirmed the usual checks had been made, pointed out the emergency exits and asked for all mobile phones to be switched off through-out the…

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Travel Group

As you will be aware, there has been a problem within the U3A Moraira-Teulada Travel Group. I would like to confirm that the U3A Moraira-Teulada Travel Group will continue and currently we do not foresee any major changes to the forthcoming trips on offer. I would like to thank those who have agreed to continue with the Travel Group, and to those who are keeping their commitments to run the trips. We are currently finalising the arrangements for the Italy trip and, when all the…

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Agenda – General Monthly Meeting – 1st April, 2019

University of the Third Age Moraira-Teulada Agenda for the Monthly Meeting to be held on 1 April 2019 at Salon G.L., Teulada. 1. Welcome and Reminder of Emergency Procedures 2. Synopsis of the Minutes from 4 March 2019 3. Approval & Adoption of the Minutes from 4 March 2019 4. Presidents Address David Haxon 5. Reports: Treasurer              …

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Summer Dinner Dance 2019

Date: Wednesday, 26th June 2019Venue: Salón Canor, TeuladaTime: Cava reception from 7:00 p.m. Dinner at 8:00 p.m.Dress Code: It is a smart event, so please dress accordingly. No jeans or shorts please.Tickets: 30 euros each, available only to fully paid-up members of the Moraira-Teulada U3A.Music: The Poco Loco steel band will entertain you during the cava reception and Soulsplosion will provide you with music for dancing after the meal. The next opportunity to buy tickets will…

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Minutes Annual General Meeting – 4th March 2019

University of the Third Age Moraira-Teulada Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 4 March 2019 at Salon G. L., Teulada at 10:30 It is confirmed that the President and the Secretary attended this meeting as voted in at the AGM on 5 March 2018. David Haxon made the First Call for the AGM at 10:00 as this must happen half an hour before the Elections, in case there is an insufficient proportion of membership present to hold an AGM. David welcomed all members to the…

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Your Committee for 2019-20

From left to right: Sue Popkin, Deputy Secretary; Janice Wilson, Deputy Treasurer; Titch Crossfield-Lobb, Secretary; John Hopwood, Press Liaison Officer; Prue Jackson, Vice President; Graham Whitelocks, Treasurer; Lynn Clark, Groups Coordinator; Pat Clarke, Membership Secretary; David Haxon, President; Tony Old, Social Events Officer; Jayne Wintle, Discounts Liaison Officer; Dot Garrett, Members-Committee Liaison Officer; Eileen Haxon, Speakers Liaison Officer Not in the photograph -…

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Membership Renewals

If you were unable to renew your membership by 4th March 2019, then, in accordance with the terms of the Constitution, your membership has now been treated as lapsed. However, all is not lost and you will still be able to renew at any General Meeting in 2019. You do not need to complete a new application form; just go to the Renewals desk with your existing card and your subscription fee of 10 euros per person. Cash only please, we do not accept online or postal payments. However, until…

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New Members

We would like to give a very big welcome to the 222 new members who have joined our very popular U3A since the beginning of 2019. The next opportunity for prospective new members to join will be at the General Meeting in Teulada on Monday, 6th May. The desk will be open from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., but will close promptly when the business part of the meeting starts. The annual subscription is 10 euros per person and a membership card will be issued at the time of joining. Cash only…

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Agenda Annual General Meeting 4th March 2019

University of the Third Age Moraira-Teulada Agenda for the Annual General Meeting to held on 4 March 2019 at Salon G.L, Teulada 1. First Call for Annual General Meeting 2. Welcome and Reminder of Emergency Procedures 3. Synopsis of the Minutes from 4 February 2019 4. Approval & Adoption of the Minutes from 4 February 2019   5. Presidents Address                            David Haxon  6.…

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2018 U3A Audited Account

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Annual General Meeting

UPDATED: 27 February 2019. Date: Monday 4th March 2019 Venue: Salon G.L. , Avenida Mediterráneo, Teulada just below the Bar Mediterráneo. Doors are open to members at 09.30 a.m. Existing members may renew their Membership, join Groups, find out about Travel and Cultural Events or simply meet up with friends for a coffee, prior to the AGM. Memberships renewals will be at the full fee of €10. Cash only please. We do not accept applications for new members on this…

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Minutes Monthly Meeting 4th Feb 2019

University of the Third Age Moraira-TeuladaMinutes of the Monthly Meeting held on4 February 2019 at Salon G.L., Teuladaat 10:30 It is confirmed that the President and the Secretary attended the meeting as voted in at the AGM 7 March 2018. David Haxon, the President welcomed all members to the meeting, including the 29 new members. He confirmed the usual checks had been made, pointed out the emergency exits and asked for all mobile phones to be switched off through-out the…

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Summer Dinner Dance 2019

The Social Events subcommittee are pleased to announce that the summer ball will be held on Wednesday, 26th June 2019 at Salón Canor, Teulada. Further details will be issued in…

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Agenda Monthly Meeting 4th Feb 2019

University of the Third Age Moraira-Teulada Agenda for the Monthly Meeting to be held on 4th February 2019 at Salon G.L., Teulada. Welcome and Reminder of Emergency ProceduresSynopsis of the Minutes from 7th January 2019Approval & Adoption of the Minutes from 7th January 2019 President's AddressReportsTreasurer Carin DerksenTravel Report Carol MantleGroup Coordinator Lynn ClarkMember/Committee Liaison Dot GarrettCultural Arts Events Beverly and Hugh StewartMatters Arising from the…

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Minutes Meeting 7th Jan 2019

University of the Third Age Moraira-Teulada Minutes of the Monthly Meeting held on 7th January 2019 at Salon G.L., Teulada at 11:00 It is confirmed that the President and the Secretary attended the meeting as voted in at the AGM on 7th March 2018. David Haxon, the President welcomed all members to the meeting, especially the 49 new members which, together with the 43 new members from the 3rd January, made a total of 92 new members for the start of 2019. David confirmed the usual…

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