Membership – Joining and Renewing

The membership year runs from 1st October to 30th September.
Annual Membership is £15.

Joining the u3a

The best way to join the u3a would be to

  • download from this website a New Membership application form
  • then send the completed form with a cheque and a stamped, self-addressed envelope to the address on the form. Cheques should be made payable to Aughton and Ormskirk u3a.

Alternatively you can take the completed form to New Horizons on Thursdays (9.30 till 11.30 a.m. at Aughton Village Hall).

If you pay income tax you may wish to complete the gift aid section of the form; this will enable u3a to claim tax back from the UK tax authorities.

Please note however that, due to unforeseen circumstances, for the first few weeks in September we will only be able to accept payment by cash or cheque at New Horizons.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Renewing your Membership

Existing Members can renew their membership

or

You can complete a form and send it to the address on the form with a cheque and a stamped, self-addressed envelope.  Cheques should be made payable to Aughton and Ormskirk u3a.

Alternatively you can take the completed form to New Horizons on Thursdays (9.30 till 11.30 a.m. at  Aughton Village Hall).

Please note however that, due to unforeseen circumstances, for the first few weeks in September we will only be able to accept payment by cash or cheque at New Horizons.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Updating Membership Details in Beacon

When you join, the Membership Team will set up your Membership Record on the Beacon System.

You can thereafter amend or update your personal details for yourself by logging on to the Beacon System, and making the appropriate changes to your record.

Please read this Message from the Membership Team about the importance of keeping everyone’s Membership Records up-to-date.

If you need help, see Contacts below.

Contacts

Help with joining (new members) or with updating your Beacon Membership Record (existing members) is available by:

Benefits of Membership

  • You can join any of the 80 plus activity groups (subject to limits on numbers)
  • Receipt of monthly enews if you have provided an email address on your Beacon Membership Record
  • Receipt of a special newsletter at intervals by email (or by post if you have no email address)
  • Use of  u3a Zoom licence – some Groups are continuing to meet virtually. See Our Virtual u3a
  • Access to the many resources of the National u3a

In order to comply with the terms of the General Data Protection Regulation 2018, members are reminded that membership data will be kept on a computerised database and/or in a file and used solely for u3a business and communication.