Chard, Ilminster & District

Beacon Management

THE BEACON SYSTEM AND HOW TO USE IT

BEACON is an online management system developed by the National U3A specifically for local U3A’s. We use Beacon to manage our Membership Records, Groups & Venues information, the Meetings Calendar and to send emails to members and to renew our membership on-line.

There are 3 levels of access to Beacon:-

1. PUBLIC ACCESS
Click CID-Groups to see the public version of the Groups List. Click on any Group in the list for additional information about the group.
Click Meetings Calendar to see the public version of the Calendar.

2. SYSTEM USER ACCESS
Group Leaders and Committee members can click here to log into Beacon as a System User and update certain information within the site, depending on the access rights associated with their role, as described in the main Beacon User Guide (at the bottom of the Beacon Home page).

3. MEMBER ACCESS

If you are a current paid up member of CID U3A, you can click to login to the Members Portal where you can view additional Groups and Calendar information. You can also create your own personalised Calendar, update your personal details and renew your membership online.

Clicking how to login as a Member will give you more information about the functions available to you after logging in to the Members Portal.

BEACON TRAINING FOR GROUP LEADERS

Please do not hesitate to email Jim Lobley at Beacon Administrator if you have any problems or would like practical help at your home or elsewhere.