Torrevieja U3A President’s Cascade, December 2018

December Cascade 2018

Hello Everyone,

~~~~Stop Press~~~~ Our yearly U3A Quiz has been arranged for Saturday 26 January 2019. Please see separate attachment for more details - click here..
Please reserve your places by emailing your confirmation back to this address,
Due to holidays etc moneys to be paid please next Monday at the CMO, Coffee Morning or to one of the Committee by Friday 18 January. ~~~~Stop Press~~~~

It's hard to believe that Christmas is only 2 weeks away somehow it seems wrong celebrating it in 20 degree temperatures and lovely sunshine instead of the cold and wet or frost and snow but someone has to do it so it might as well be us!

A reminder that the Carols in the Square takes place this Friday at 5pm!

I would like to ask you all to notify me or any committee member if you hear of the death of a member so we can offer help and company as well as condolences to the family however if no-one tells us that is impossible and can lead to upsetting situations so it would be better for us to be told many times rather than not at all.

During our general meetings at the CMO all tables, stalls etc. will be closed whilst the speaker is giving their presentation, or notices are being given out. It is very difficult to hear if there is a conversation going on nearby. It is also very rude. Of course not all the speaker interest all members but if you don´t want to listen please just remain silent or even leave the meeting before they take the stage. At the AGM in February there will be no book stall or raffle and of course we do not have a speaker that month.

I understand that some kind people donated some wine to Alimentos Solidarios as it is Christmas however this is not suitable for them and therefore will only be used in cooking and although that is nice in many ways the sentiment is wasted so please only bring non-perishable food items for them, however at this time of year they can accept present for the children. Please just wrap them and stick a label on saying if it is suitable for a boy or girl and an approximate age.

At our next meeting on Monday 17th December the main fund raisers and hopefully the director of the San Jose Obero Children´s Home (my charity for this year) will attend. Unfortunately the children are unable to come as under 18´s are not allowed in the CMO. A little harsh but it is a pensioners building I suppose. They are coming for the presentation of the money raised by the joint walking groups on the charity walk they did in a howling gale! Also we will give them the items donated over the year.

I have been asked to tell you that the Singing for Fun Group will resume on Monday 14th January 2019 at 2.00 pm at Florantilles Camping.

Before I hand over to Peter and Loraine I must say I am very disappointed with the lack of support being shown for the social trips. Loraine has worked hard to organise things for you but has been unable to get the numbers required. If there is something in particular you would like to do tell us and we will look into the possibilities.

Now over to Peter Shaw our groups’ coordinator


Have I told you yet about a Spanish/English Conversation Group that I come across, every Tuesday morning at 11.30am. in Mediterranean Restaurant, El Mojón. San Pedro del Pinatar. Usual rules of engagement apply. No charge, please spend at the bar. Meeting in a relaxed atmosphere (English and Spanish speakers) to talk in both languages. Helping each other to learn. The group is open to members of the Torrevieja U3A who would be interested in improving their Spanish and also helping the Spanish with their English. Let me know what you think. If this opportunity grows then the chance of a group more local to us is a consideration.

Contact me in the first instance -

Nothing else but keep warm have a safe Christmas and an enjoyable New Year,

Thank you for being part of the Torrevieja u3a groups. Keep helping, keep supporting and mostly keep enjoying.

All the best,

And now to Loraine

Hi Everybody.

I am delighted to say Morrocan Tea Room Trip is going ahead. There are 28 of us and I am looking forward to this, my first venue since becoming your Social Secretary.

Venue's 2019.

Thursday 14 February 2019.
Afternoon Tea at The Orange Tree. Cabo Roig. Price to be advised in January Cascade. Time: 3.00pm for 3.30pm.

Thursday 15 March 2019.
Liquor 43 Factory Cartagena. Details to follow in the New Year.

Monday 15th April 2019.
L'Albardo Jardin. Near Denia. Details to follow in the New Year.

Wednesday 15th May 2019.
Benidorm and lunch at Monroes, Moraira. In conjunction with Jeans' Lunch Bunch. Details to follow in the New Year.

Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas followed by a happy and healthy 2019.


It only leaves me to wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. I hope to see a lot of you at the meetings but if not just enjoy the festivities.

Rosemary Rickman