About Membership and How to Join
Who Can Join?
Like all u3as, our membership is open to anyone who is no longer working full time and wants to have fun. It gives you the opportunity to pursue existing interests, find new ones and of course, the chance to socialise and make new friends.
All this for an annual fee of only £15.00 for individuals or £25 for joint membership (two people at the same address). Our membership year runs from 1 September to 31 August. You can join at any time, we offer a half yearly fee of £7.50 or £12.50 for members joining between 1 March and 31 July. Members applying in August will be treated as joining 1 September of that year.
We offer the following to our members:-
Over 100 study and leisure groups to join or even start a new one yourself.
A monthly meeting with guest speaker.
Leisure and educational visits.
National benefits from the Third Age Trust including magazines, courses, events.
Members Handbook with full details of our activities and contact information for each group leader.
Outings, coffee mornings, Christmas lunch and more.
How Can I Find Out More?
Contact Miriam, our Membership Secretary on 01732 652012 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively come along to our next coffee morning at the Rose and Crown in Tonbridge on the third Friday of the month between 10:30 and noon.
The u3a values its members as individuals and encourages all members to recognise their unique and different perspectives, abilities and contributions, and it sees diversity and inclusion as routes to growth and enrichment.
If you would like to know more about how accessible our activities are, please contact any member of the committee.
Tonbridge u3a grants a carer free access to any activity when they are acting as a carer for a member. Professional carers must provide their own insurance. Family/friends carers are covered by U3A insurance.
How To Join
Print the joining pack (open the pack by clicking the underlined words) fill it in and send it to Miriam at the address given in the pack.
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You are on your way to many new and happy experiences. We look forward to meeting you!
Are you able to help the u3a?
Could you help with some of the tasks that are essential if we are to continue offering all that members have come to expect. This is an excellent way to meet new people and although busy at the time, are usually enjoyable.
The following activities need volunteers. Please let us know if you would like more information by contacting our Chair at email@example.com or Melanie at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Helping at a monthly meetings and study days, welcoming members or with the teas/coffees.
Offering lifts to other members.
Assisting the team maintaining the website and other IT services.
Joining the Committee.
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