Bourton & District

Membership

We are now ready to accept annual membership applications to take effect from 1st October 2020

ELIGIBILITY

The u3a is open to anyone who is retired or semi-retired. There are no age limits and we welcome men and women, couples and singles. We are non-political and non-religious.

MEMBERSHIP CLASSES AND SUBSCRIPTION RATES, 1 OCTOBER 2020

Individual £12.00 Single member
Joint £22.00 2 members at same address
Individual + TAM £15.00 Single member + Third Age Matters magazine
Joint + TAM £25.00 2 members at same address + Third Age Matters magazine
Dual £6.50 Full member of another u3a
Dual Joint £13.00 2 full members of another u3a at same address

Third Age Magazine costs £3 per annum (included above where indicated) and is published five times a year by the Third Age Trust. For further details see the Newsletters page.

Separate applications are required by joint members.

Members joining on or after 1st April 2021 pay only half the annual rates listed above.

HOW TO RENEW YOUR SUBSCRIPTION

Please click Renew Online to access the Members’ Portal and enter your membership number and other details required to identify yourself and follow the prompts.

Please note that the leading letter in your membership number has been replaced by the digit ‘1’; eg, M567 is now 1567.

PAYMENT

All online payments utilise the PayPal system using a credit card, debit card or PayPal account, if you have one.

If you do not wish to or cannot use the online procedure you may download the Membership Form to renew or join by post. Face-to-face renewals are temporarily suspended due to the Coronavirus restrictions.

Please send a Stamped Self-Addressed Envelope with your cheque and membership form so that we can send you your receipt and membership card which you will be asked to produce at meetings.

In the event of any queries, please contact our Membership Secretary.

HOW TO JOIN AS A NEW MEMBER

Click Join Online for a membership form which should be completed carefully. Please ensure that every question is answered and that the appropriate boxes are ticked clearly where alternative options are available.

Please note that due to the current COVID restrictions some of our activities have been suspended. Please contact the relevant organisers of Groups you are interested in, before you join, to confirm that the Group is still active.

ATTENDING MEETINGS OF OTHER u3as

Members may attend one interest group in another u3a, within the Cotswold Link, without joining that u3a. Members wishing to attend two or more interest groups of another u3a must join as members. Similarly, a member of another u3a, within the Cotswold Link, may attend one of our interest groups without joining this U3A but must take up membership if they wish to do so.

COTSWOLD LINK

Bourton & District u3a is part of the South West Region of the National u3a organisation and a member of the Cotswold Link, one of 25 based mainly in Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire. Further information about any of the Members Of The Cotswold Link is available from their website by clicking on the name of the one which interests you.

GIFT AID

You can help us by boosting your subscription/donation by 25p for every £1 paid. To do this you must tick the box in the Gift Aid Declaration on the Membership Application form. Please read the form carefully and do not tick it unless you are sure you are entitled to. If you are unsure please contact the Treasurer or another committee member for clarification.

OTHER MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

Click any of the links listed below to get further information as required:

  • GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) Policy

ICE - IMPORTANT INFORMATION

WHO TO CONTACT IN CASE OF EMERGENCY

'ICE' is a standard for In Case of Emergency ~ a procedure paramedics follow at the scene of an accident when they come across your cell phone. We may carry mobile phones with names & numbers stored in its memory but only we know which numbers belong to our closest family or friends. If you store the number of a contact person(s) to be contacted in an emergency under the name 'ICE' (In Case Of Emergency), then Emergency Service personnel and hospital Staff could quickly contact the right person by simply dialling your ICE number(s). To enter more than one contact name simply enter ICE 1, ICE 2 and ICE 3 etc. A great idea that will make a difference!