Thanks for your interest in joining Bridlington U3A. Below are answers to common questions you may have. If you have any further questions not answered here, please feel free to contact the Membership Secretary.
What do we do?
Bridlington U3A is a volunteer led organisation offering interest groups, activities, events and outings to our members in Bridlington and the surrounding area. Most of our interest groups and activities take place between 9 am and 5 pm on weekdays with very little at the weekends. Our committee, interest groups, activities, events and outings are led by unpaid volunteers, who give up their valuable time to help make our U3A the success that it is. Everything is run according to the self-help learning principle by our members, for our members. Please see our Flyer for more information about us.
Who can join?
Membership is open to all those in their 'third age', which is the period in life after full time employment. There are no age limits for joining, but most of our members are 50 plus.
How much does it cost to join?
Our membership year runs from 1 September to 31 August. However, if you join during June, July, or August, you do not need to renew membership until September of the following year. Our membership options are:
- Annual membership is £13.00 for membership of Bridlington U3A and a regular newsletter from us.
- Or for £16.00 you get the above, plus copies of the national magazine from the Third Age Trust, with information on other U3As around the country as well as courses, seminars and holidays.
How do I join interest groups and sign up for activities, events and outings?
After you have become a member of Bridlington U3A you will be able to attend any of our interest groups provided there are places available. PLEASE NOTE: Bridlington U3A cannot guarantee which groups will run, or which groups will have vacancies.
To join any interest groups, you must first contact our Group Co-ordinator who will be at the monthly Spa meetings. You can also contact the Group Co-ordinator using the details at the top of the Newsletter or via our website. If you are interested in a specific group, you can contact the Group Co-ordinator before joining the U3A to see if spaces are available as many groups are full and have waiting lists.
There is a list of our current groups and events in our Newsletter. Most groups have a small attendance fee to cover costs such as room hire, materials etc, but we aim to minimise costs wherever possible.
You will find information about our activities, events and outings in our Newsletter and you can book places for them at the monthly meetings at the Bridlington Spa, via our Social Secretary or by contacting the member organising the activity, event or outing.
Are there any other benefits?
By showing your membership card you can ask for discounts from organisations who are currently offering discounts to our members. Details of these organisations are listed in our Newsletter.
How do I join?
- In person: You can attend any U3A monthly meeting and join there. These meetings are held in the Bridlington Spa from 10 am to 12 noon and visitors are always welcome. Our website and Newsletter have the dates of these monthly meetings where, after joining, you can book places for activities, events and outings and join interest groups. You can also listen to a talk by the speaker, as well as purchasing refreshments. A £1 entrance fee applies to everyone.
- By post: Please download and print our membership form and return it to the Membership Secretary, along with your membership fee, and a stamped addressed envelope or 50p postage for your membership card and other information to be sent to you. If you are unable to print, please contact our Membership Secretary.