Councillor for International Residents, Rosario Martínez Chazara was on hand yesterday morning to formally open the free Spanish Basic Level Language Courses for foreigners to be held at the Centre for Information and Youth in Torrevieja.
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Four of Torrevieja’s elite athletes gathered at the town hall yesterday where they were guaranteed financial support in order to meet their Olympic Dream.
All have a very real chance of competing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and each was handed a cheque according to their merits. A total of 14,000 euro was distributed amongst the four athletes by sponsors.
Torrevieja Mayor stressed that ” Olympic Dream ” main objective is to support our local athletes with a real chance of going to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro ( Brazil ) . The overall amount of aid delivered amounts to 14,000 euros to be shared among the athletes who have been accredited and meeting the requirements made by the athletic merits .
Edward Dolon has emphasized that this is a project open to more local athletes have a real chance of representing Spain in the next Olympics in Brazil. Also, the mayor thanked the important collaboration of the four sponsors, who have made possible the implementation of the municipal program .
The 4 athletes were Claudia Heredia (Rhythmic Gymnastics) Juan Manuel Soto (Athletics), Luis Manuel Corchete (Athletics) and Jesús Rogel (Sailing). All are current Spanish Internationals
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No, we haven’t gone away or closed down but simply been in relaxed mode for the summer. Many members met in a series of informal summer meetings at the usual meeting venue in June, July, and August for coffee and a chat. This was a good way to keep friendships ongoing and catch up on news – not everyone disappears back to the UK in the hottest months of the year!
Some active people attended beach parties in July at El Mojon and in August at Torre Le Mata. All members and guests were welcomed and it was great fun. The boat trip to Tabarca on 21st September, which included a guided walk around the island, lunch and tea – lovely.
Summer activities over, the U3A reconvenes with its general meeting on the 30th September. It will seem like the return to a new school term. To get us off to an interesting start we have decided to present a ‘Groups Fair’. This will involve displays and information about our groups with encouragement to join. There will be no speaker for this meeting. More information can be obtained about the 40 different groups we have from our web site, www.torreviejau3a.org
Future talks include a traffic policeman from the Guardia Civil, who will hopefully explain where most of us go wrong on roundabouts!! Our Christmas meeting, on the earlier date of 16th December, will be filled with contributions from some of the groups within the U3A, which we are sure will be lots of fun and entertainment for all. Finally, plans are being made for an exciting travel and social diary in 2014, so watch this space.
Everyone is always assured of a warm welcome, so please join us at the CMO building Torrevieja near the Habaneras Commercial Centre. Doors open at 10 am and we hope to see you there. “
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The patio of la biblioteca was the venue last week for a preparatory meeting of representatives of the various working groups for the project “Lend me your eyes”. It was attended by Fernando and Carmen Muñoz Guardiola the director and the coordinator of the group.
This valuable service is provided by a number of volunteers, who read newspapers, magazines and books to those who are blind, who cannot read or have poor sight. And while in the UK we have had such programs as ‘Newspapers for the Blind’, made popular by Lions, Rotary, Ladies Circle and Round Table Clubs back in the seventies, this charitable concept is virtually brand new to Spain having been around for just 2 years.
It was decided that the principle venues to be used in the next campaign will be Residencias de La Loma, administered by the Carmelite Sisters, Los Jardines de Clara and a new addition this year, Mar de Levante en la Playa del Cura, as well as a number of private homes.
The Director was delighted to announce that there are currently in excess of a hundred volunteer readers who have applied to join the project but this year only eight will be required.
This year the project will also be launched by Age Concern, the association of British residents, which, according to a spokesman, has many needy patients who suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s
As such the campaign is now seeking British and Irish readers who will be willing to join the campaign by offering a few hours a week to this extremely needy cause. They should call 695 075 626 or contact staff at the Municipal Public Library.
The readings will begin on Wednesday, September 25, in both the mornings and afternoons.
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