The AIUTA Governing Board was present for the opening of the Tianma Vellas International U3A [TVIU] in the month of August in China. This initiative is supported by the China Association of Universities for the Aged [CAUA].
TVIU is planning to run study tours in Yantai, to organize an annual international art exhibition for U3A members in Yantai in May each year and to facilitate international exchanges. The facilities for TVIU are already in place or very close to completion and include the bottom three stories of a tower block for the TVIU offices, including a reception area with a history of the U3A Movement, and study and activity rooms, one hundred apartments for students, a large exhibition area and fifteen apartments for tutors. Yantai has cold winters and hot sticky Summers, best time of the year is May, June, September and October.
The delegation comprised of Francois Vellas (President of Association Internationale des Universités du Troisième Age (l’AIUTA) and Chantal Vellas, Carlos Santos, Portugal, Monique Harvey, Quebec, Armoogum Parsuramen, Mauritius and Ian Funnell.