Braintree Area


Following the Annual General Meeting held on 20th April 2022 the following committee members were elected. The committee is re-elected each year.

Honorary PresidentGeoff Mead
Chair and Web EditorElaine Orpe
Vice ChairPauline McAllister
Treasurer and Technical AdviserAlan James
SecretarySheila Vince
Membership SecretaryRebecca Fuller
Groups Co-ordinatorLinda Hellewell
Speaker Co-ordinatorPauline McAllister
Publicity and Information OfficerKathryn Varley
Committee Member Anne Britton

You can send an email to a specific Committee Member by clicking on their name above.

Braintree Area U3A is run by volunteers who are elected to the committee each year. The committee has four places available and needs new members to help run your u3a. In particular, Rebecca Fuller is in her final year as Membership Secretary and we would welcome anyone who is interested in taking on this role. Please contact Elaine Orpe if you would like further information about becoming a committee member.

Elaine Orpe, previously Vice-Chair, who became Chair following the departure of Shirley Tyrell, was elected as Chair. Kathryn Varley and Linda Hellewell were co-opted onto the committee on 6th October 2021 and now have been elected as committee members. Geoff Mead was re-elected as our Honorary President. The Honorary President serves until the next Annual General Meeting. An Honorary President may be re-appointed at each AGM for a further term for as long as is agreed.

Any Braintree Area u3a member may stand for the committee. All membership enquiries should be sent to the Membership Secretary, if you have other enquiries, and are unsure as to whom they should be addressed to, they will be forwarded as appropriate.

The committee meets on the first Wednesday of each month and the minutes are posted on the website.

Data Protection
The Data Protection Policy was agreed by the Committee in September 2018. The new Braintree Area U3A Privacy Policy is also available, this was agreed at the 6th November 2019 meeting. These can be viewed in the right hand column for information and to download.