English Clubs and Associations


clubs

Support & Assistance


Age Care Association offers help, support, information and advice. Their ultimate objective is to give support in a wide variety of ways to the older English speaking community from Benalmadena to Calahonda and beyond. The association is a fully registered, non- profit making organisation staffed entirely by volunteers. The majority of work is helping older British people living in the Province of Malaga, but they do not exclude other nationalities.


Age Concern España, a fully registered not for profit Spanish organisation, has been providing support and promoting the well being of the over 50s in Spain since 1994. Through our volunteers we provide a range of services to help with integration into Spanish life and to provide information, advice and support for common issues that affect the over 50s.


The Royal British Legion provides lifelong support for the Armed Forces community – serving men and women, veterans, and their families. The Legion is committed to helping everyone understand the importance of Remembrance so that sacrifices of our Armed Forces past and present are never forgotten. Explore how they can help you and get in touch for advice, information and guidance.
They have branches in Alhaurin el Grande, Benajarafe, Benalmadena, CoinLojaLos RomanesMarbellaMijas Costa, MollinaNerjaTorre del MarTorremolinos.


Currently based at El Jardin Bar, Avda Bonanza, Arroyo de la Miel, Benalmádena Costa, Malaga, the original Benalmádena Branch was founded in June 2002 as a spin off from the Costa del Sol Branch. In June 2004 the 2 Branches merged into Benalmádena and became the senior Branch in Spain and the only one on the Costa del Sol. Recent changes in Gibraltar have necessitated expanding our area of responsibility. Accordingly, we have reverted to the Branch name “Costa del Sol” as this reflects our position in Spain.


 

Business & Learning Skills


 

Toastmasters is a Welcoming Place…for people of all skills, professions, and cultures; set in a fun, exciting, and flexible atmosphere, where we are learning and growing with supportive members. Their Learn-By-Doing, Self-Paced Program allows you to build confidence with each speaking assignment and helps you become a better speaker and leader. Their Goal is to conquer our fears and practise public speaking, communication and leadership skills. They meet every Wednesday at 7:30pm for 8:00pm start in the meeting room above Bar “El Jardin”. Avda. del Prado, Urb. Aloha Gardens, 29660 Nueva Andalucia, Marbella


 

In 1982 a small group of locally-based international businessmen recognised the need for an English-speaking information exchange within the fledgling Marbella business community. The Marbella Business Institute was inaugurated that same year and initially the group met for weekly evening meetings. As the MBI has grown, the format has changed and the meetings are now held at lunchtime in Marbella on the last Friday of every month except August and December. The venue for the luncheons is a selection of local restaurants, chosen for the quality of food, wines and ambience.


 

The British Chamber of Commerce in Spain is the only independent British- Hispanic business organisation. Our principle mission is to promote commercial activity and investment between British and Spanish companies. We protect our members’ interests before decision making bodies by creating advocacy committees, publishing research papers and holding events therefore increasing the visibility of our members.


Meet other local businesses and build a trusted and reliable network on the Costa Del Sol from Malaga to Soto Grande. Attend meetings regularly and always make the effort to spend time with other members, to truly understand them and their business Every Thursday they have a breakfast meeting from 08:00 till 10:00 at The Club House, El Chaparral Golf, La Cala de Mijas.


 

Social Clubs


English Speaking Club of Malaga 

The English Speaking Club of Málaga (ESCM) was founded in 1971 by nine friends of various nationalities. This circle of friends grew and our club, formed with all the rules of association, continues to attract interest from expatriates and Spaniards in Málaga who want to maintain and improve their English. The club meets twice a week on Tuesdays in Bodega El Pimpi, and Fridays in the bar of the Ilunion Hotel. For further information please visit our website at http://englishspeakingclubofmalaga.blogspot.com.es


The British Society Benalmadena The British Society, now in existence for over 40 years, provides its members with some of the best available social and sporting facilities. At the villa is a large functions area capable of seating 70, four busy Petanque courts, table tennis, an art room and a comprehensive english language book, video and DVD library. Membership is available not only to the British community on the Costa del Sol but also to anyone in the International community. Anyone wishing to have a look round can visit us on any Wednesday or Friday between 11.30 am and 1.30pm in Villa Lucia, Los Penones, Benalmadena and you will be made most welcome. Membership fee for Full Members giving access to all the amenities is €120 per annum.


Several hundred members support the American Club of the Costa del Sol with five Chapters and over thirty four years of service on the coast. The Chapters cover the Costas from Almunecar to Sotogrande. Our Chapters meet monthly for luncheons and/or dinners usually with a guest speaker. We organize special events for all Chapters at Thanksgiving, Christmas and the 4th of July. We organize several trips a year for our members. We work to foster fellowship with our Costa del Sol neighbors. There are chapters in: Estepona-SotograndeFuengirola, Mijas & Los BolichesMalagaMarbella and Nerja.


Costa Women Costa Women was created as a community for Women like you – living in, or thinking about relocating to Spain. It provides an essential connection point for Women, along with space for you to join in and get real life tips and advice about life in sunny Spain. Our website, costawomen.com, is free to join. Having travelled this far, the Costa Women members already share an adventurous spirit; we have stepped outside of our normal environment and moved overseas. That provides us with a wonderful connection. Costa Women connect Women over the whole of Spain – from Costa del Sol to Asturias, from Barcelona to Cadiz, from Madrid to Canary Islands and all the places in-between. We host local events in 23 different locations.


British Association of Marbella  The British Association of Marbella (BAM) was founded in July 1987 by a small group of British people who used to meet in the apartment of its first president.
Since its conception BAM has seen some changes. It has grown in membership and meets regularly at different locations. However, what has never changed is the purpose for which the club was formed, to encourage social interaction and provide activities for and by the members; raising when possible money to be donated for worthwhile charities. Activities include weekly coffee mornings, monthly lunches, theatre and concert trips, visits to interesting places and anything feasible suggested by individual members. Alternatively, you are welcome to attend our regular BAM coffee morning every Wednesday between 11:00 and 12:00, currently held at the San Cristobal Hotel, Marbella.


The Good Companions Club This social travel club meets every Tuesday between 11 and 13.30 at Stella Maris, Paseo Maritimo, Fuengirola. Guests are welcome and they pay 2 euros per visit. For information contact President Tony White on 952 494 730 who will answer any enquiries about trips and Secretary Margaret Todd on 952 565 501 who will answer any enquiries about the meetings.


International Club of Torre del Mar A club for anybody living on the Costa del Sol to join together and share their stories and experiences.Meet every Tuesday at La Vega Restaurant (by the petrol station on the way to Malaga) at 19.30. For more information contact 952 550 764.


1st Fuengirola Scout Group based in Spain’s beautiful Andalucian province of Malaga, our home – as our name implies – is the Costa del Sol town of Fuengirola. Affiliated with and under the banner of the UK Scouting Association we nevertheless bring an international flavour to our groups due to the cosmopolitan nature and different nationalities we embrace. 1st Fuengirola Scout Group includes Scouts, Guides, Cubs, Brownies, Beavers and Rainbows. Between them they cover boys and girls from ages 6 to 14. Our objective is to educate, enrich and entertain in a mixture of formal, informal, challenging or just plain fun situations.


 

 Spare Time / Sport


Monthly Observing Sessions: dark sky observing sessions are held in and around the new Moon, when we travel to El Torcal or other dark areas. We also are willing to go out to observe when different events are happening. We hold two sessions per month with the Costa del Sol Astronomy Club (Mijas Costa Astronomy Club). Coin U3A are once a month, this is a lecture and observing session. Note: U3A events are for U3A members only. So in any one month we have a weekly session and sometimes more. We are looking for active members willing to take observing sessions. We need this club to be active and encourage getting out there! It is free of charge to come along.


Golf the Costa was established in 2007. Over the years we have evolved into one of the biggest golf societies on the Costa del Sol with a database of more than 1,700 people. The main aim of the golf society is to bring together golfers of all standards with a one common goal – to have a great time playing golf and enjoying the company of other GtC members. There is a monthly Ongoing League held one Friday each month at different courses along the coast. During the summer months the Blue Ribbon League takes place at four different top tier courses, there are several other one-off events during the course of the year, such as St Patricks Day, Elvis Tribute Day and Spence Clarke & Co Charity in aid MNDA golf days.


The club is located just north of the popular resort of Fuengirola, just 10 minutes south of Mijas pueblo, famous for narrow Andalucian streets and Mule Taxis. The club was founded in 1989 and bought by the members in October 2001, subsequently major parts of the clubhouse were completely renovated and modernised. 2005 saw an extension of the clubhouse area, a completed new bar and kitchen, covered terrace and a new changing room. The clubhouse, green and parking make up the secure private complex. A new green was laid in the summer of 2009 and is now one of the finest greens on the Costa Del Sol. Members meet three times a week – all the year round – and there is always a warm and friendly welcome for new members and visitors. There is also an excellent social side to the Club for its members, and an expanding programme of matches against local and touring parties from the UK which reflects the clubs popularity.


Players at the club make that special effort to be courteous and to adhere to recognised etiquette ensuring that duplicate bridge is played in an atmosphere which is enjoyable for one and all. There is no membership fee and the club is non profit making and, as funds permit, organises social events, lunches etc for members. TRUMPS plays bridge in the pleasant setting of the Hotel Al Andalus, Nerja on the sunny Costa del Sol in Spain. There is ample free car parking. Air-conditioning is available to ensure a very comfortable atmosphere in which to play bridge. We play duplicate bridge on Mondays and Thursdays starting at 3.00. You are welcome to join us; if you need a partner contact Andrew (958 827 918) or Marion (952 522 362) who will do their best to find you one.


At Puente Bridge Club they hold a Duplicate session in Puente Don Manuel in Viñuela (ca de Velez Malaga) every Tuesday at 2.00 p.m. Their normal format is 27 boards with a short break in the middle for a chat and a drink in one of the local bars. They welcome all nationalities, our current members play ACOL, SAYC and Benji ACOL.If you haven’t got a bridge partner, feel free to drop them an email and they will try and pair you up.


Atalaya Bridge Club If you are looking for fellow bridge players or would like to learn bridge or improve your existing skills, this might be the club for you. Location: Avenida de las Golondrinas, 57B. Urbinazation Jardines de Atalaya, 29680 Estepona (Málaga)


If you are looking for line dancing classes on the Costa del Sol, Bob and Pauline teach at Club Los Naranjos in Calahonda on a Monday from 8 to 10 30 p.m. and at Casa Juanito in the Fuengirola feria ground on a Tuesday from 7.30 to 10 30 p.m. and Cafe/bar Bonanza in Benalmadena on Friday afternoons from 2 to 5pm p.m. Here are contact telephone numbers for Bob and Pauline; 00 34 952 93 17 54 or 00 34 697 441 313 and their email address is: pmhoran@mercuryin.es Come and join us!”


Skiing in the Sierra Nevada with Marbella Ski Club. Trips, lessons, equipment hire specials and fun for the whole family.


Hashing . . . it’s a mixture of athleticism and sociability, hedonism and hard work; a refreshing break from the nine-to-five routine. Hashing is an exhilaratingly fun combination of running, orienteering, and partying, where bands of harriers and harriettes chase hares on eight-to-ten kilometer-long trails through town, country, jungle, and desert, all in search of exercise, camaraderie, and good times.


The Andalucian Garden Group  The Andalucian Gardening Group meet every 2nd Tuesday of the month at the La Alegria restaurant in Alhaurin el Grande. We meet at 5.30pm for a 6pm start, finishing approx at 7.45pm with some members staying on for a meal at the La Alegria. Visitors are welcome for a fee of €3 or alternatively become a yearly member for only €15. Our meetings are held between October and June. Coffee mornings are held at members gardens ever 4th Tuesday of the month.


 

Art


Nerja Players The Nerja Players are a group of like minded people who have an interest in theatre and the performing arts and who regularly perform rehearsed readings of plays and other material on
club nights at the premises of the Nerja Bridge Club. The Players meet on 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:45 p.m between October and April at the premises of Nerja Bridge Club, Castillo Perez, Nerja, and visitors are welcome.


 

Friends of the Theater Association: A club centred around raising money to assist the needs of the theatre in Fuengirola through a social club by organising monthly lunches, outings and other social activities. Salon Varietes forecourt open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11.30 to 13.30.


Popular English speaking flower club on the Costa del Sol, established 17 years ago, Estepona Floral Art Club is a very friendly club on the Costa del Sol, Spain, with members and visitors from Nerja to Gibraltar. The Club meets on the third Tuesday of every month from September to June, except in December when we meet earlier for our Christmas Lunch and Demonstration. Meetings are held at Agro Jardin, Cancelada. Normally, we recommend you arrive by 2.45pm for the demonstration which begins at 3pm and finishes by 5pm. You do not need any prior knowledge of flowers or flower arranging to enjoy our events. You may become a member if you wish to attend regularly and enjoy a considerable saving over the year. Visitors are always welcome and do not need to be accompanied by a member.


Each season the society runs a full programme of trips and events. As always our Programme Secretary has put together yet another set of varied and enticing lectures at the San Roque Golf & Country Club for this season. We start with a look at Abstract Expressionism and finish with Pop Art, but in between go from Art Deco to Goya and along the way learn about Faberge Eggs, Indian Textiles, King Tut’s Treasures, and Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s contribution to the Royal Collection. Once again our lecturers are a mixture of old friends and new talent and we are looking forward to hearing them all. Lectures are free to members, and cost 12€ to visitors and 10€ to other NADFAS society members.


The AIA-ArtGroup was formed in November 2004 by professional and dedicated visual artists from around the World and is based in Andalucía, southern Spain. The AIA-ArtGroup is self governing and has adopted a strict member selection procedure to justify and maintain their objectives combined with their demanding quality ethics. Each selected artist has an established reputation, produces work to the highest marketable quality, to agreeable aesthetic standards, in a distinct style and at affordable prices. All this to ensure the art collectors complete guarantee of satisfaction. For more information, contact chairman Roger Cummisky: Mijas Costa, 29649, Malaga, Spain, Tel: +34 952 592 652 or Mob: 666 782 642


The friends of the music have completed the 2016 – 2017 season their forty-seventh anniversary. A long way for a philarmonic association (Pioneer not only in Marbella buton the whole coast of the sun) with non – profit, only with sporadic support, has managed to survive four decades since its beginning on October 23th, 1970 when we offered our first concert.
Founded by a Spanish D. Fernando Sánchez and two excellents honorary presidents, Arthur Rubinstein and Plácido Domingo till actually.


 

 

Charity Clubs


 

The American International Club of Nerja is a social club serving from Almunecar to Torrox with a philanthropic focus raising funds for Spanish charities. Every year a significant donation is given to local Spanish organizations as a way of saying “thank you” to our host country. Last year the membership donated thousands of Euros to a variety of Spanish ONG Charity Organizations. The club hosts monthly outings, bowling, dinners, travel and informal coffee meetings.


 

Our 46,000 clubs and 1.4+ million members make us the world’s largest service club organization. We’re also one of the most effective. Our members do whatever is needed to help their local communities. Everywhere we work, we make friends. With children who need eyeglasses, with seniors who don’t have enough to eat and with people we may never meet. At the Costa del Sol are 2 districts; Torremolinos and Mijas. Meetings take place every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 19:30. Ole Restaurant, Los Claveles 3, La Cala de Mijas and every Thursday at the Club Headquarters in Torremolinos.


Fundraising and Donation Club Of European Businessmen The largest donation campaign in 2017 to save the elephants from eradication! The goal of our organization is: to raise money, which will pay for the Rescue, Rehabilitation and the Release of orphaned Baby Elephants back into protected National Parks. We support the Elephants Orphanage Project ( EOP ) in Africa.


In more than 34,000 clubs worldwide, you’ll find members volunteering in communities at home and abroad to support education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, and eradicate polio. The members are leaders from all professions and use their professional skills to help those who can not help themselves.
The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. Rotary Club Marbella-Guadalmina is one of two English speaking, multi-national Rotary Clubs on the Costa del Sol, with over 40 members representing at least 12 different nationalities. Their club meetings take place on Thursdays at 1400 hrs in Restaurante El Cortijo de Ramiro, Urb Guadalmina baja, C/11 next to the Guadalmina Hotel, 29670 San Pedro, Marbella.  Fuengirola-Mijas Rotary Club was founded in 1984. Club meetings are held every Monday at 20:30 at our headquarters: Hotel Casa Consistorial, Plaza de los Reyes Católicos s/n, 29640 Fuengirola – Malaga.


Nerja Donkey Sanctuary Rescue and care of abandoned, lost and unwanted equines in southern Spain. Donkey and animal rescue centre where the animals can be sponsored, fostered and adopted. Almirante Carranza 49 Box 16, 29780 Nerja, Costa del Sol.


ADANA (Association for the Rights of Abandoned Animals) is an animal charity based in Estapona on the Costa del Sol run by volunteers. Our aims are to promote love and affection for animals, to provide facilities for the shelter and care of abandoned, sick and injured dogs whilst seeking new homes for them and to assist the local authorities with such animals. ADANA never puts down a healthy animal. Every Saturday ADANA has a Charity Market in the Plaza de Reloj from 10 to 14. On sale are antiques, handicrafts, paintings, second hand items and bric-a-brac. For more information phone 667 864 482


 

 

Politics & Religions


Conservatives Abroad is the organisation established to provide overseas membership of the Conservative Party. It aims to both identify and register Conservative voters and to provide a forum for like-minded people to meet and socialise. There are currently around 40 branches all over the world. This website covers the region called the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain. Membership of Conservatives Abroad costs 40 euros per annum and new members are very welcome.


A club for Jewish to meet together and follow traditional Jewish beliefs. Community Center (CCIM), Address: Avenida del Duque de Ahumada, 10 Entr. 26-5, Apartado de Correos 145, 29600 Marbella.


 

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