Welcome to MARCH U3A. Are you Retired but not Retiring?
March U3A is an active and friendly organisation for retired and semi-retired people who share skills, interests, knowledge and hobbies. Some people join to learn something new, others enjoy the social interaction. Founded in December 2004 we now have around 270 members and about 40 special interest and social groups.
We have groups ranging from Art to Walking, Dressmaking to Poetry. Take a look at the Groups page. If there is no group that takes your fancy let us know and perhaps we have other members who are interested in starting something new.
Our monthly meetings are held in the Main Hall, March Community Centre, 34 Station Road, March, PE15 9LH on the second Wednesday of each month from 2pm to 4pm (Doors open at 1:40pm). You will be made most welcome.
These meetings bring together what is happening within the groups and typically include an interesting presentation, often by a guest speaker (see Events). Annual membership is £15 and there is a fee of 50p to attend each main monthly meeting. Refreshments are normally provided at these meetings. Additional costs may apply to individual Groups.
See the box on the right for the latest monthly Notice Sheets and bi-annual Newsletters (March Matters). These documents are available to members only and a username and password is required.
March U3A is a self-funded, self-managed and democratic organisation.
The U3A part of 'March U3A' stands for University of the Third Age. Not sure what this 'University' is all about?
FOR A START, IT'S NOT A UNIVERSITY! - in the sense that we don't give out qualifications in the shape of degrees or anything like that. Neither do we ask for a certain level of qualifications before you can join us. University here is only really used in the sense of 'universal' or 'for all'. You can read lots more on the national UK U3A website.
If you are interested in joining March U3A you can find more information, our Constitution and a Membership Application form on the Membership page.