Ealing

Welcome

WELCOME TO EALING UNIVERSITY OF THE THIRD AGE (U3A)

(Ealing U3A is a Registered Charity (No. 1027138). We are a voluntary organisation receiving no grants. All officers give their services free. You can view the Constitution by clicking on the appropriate Link below.)

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EALING U3A - a co-operative of older people sharing educational, creative and leisure activities. The motives for joining are a desire to improve and share your knowledge and experience, to keep your mind active, to enjoy leisure pursuits and to socialize with like-minded people. No qualifications are needed and none are given. You share learning and leisure experiences across a wide range of activities through a network of self-managed groups.

Members have access to our weekly talks which are held at Ealing Green Church (W5 5QT - opposite Ealing Film Studios). These talks cover a wide range of topics, for example science, history, politics, literature, music and many more (see MEETINGS page).
Members can also participate in the various interest groups (see GROUPS), in leisure activities such as rambles and visits to interesting places as well as in the occasional short courses. Learn about all of these by searching the various buttons on the top bar.

When you join Ealing U3a you will become part of a national U3A organisation that has about 400,000 members in the UK, in just over 1000 branches.

You can learn more about the U3A Organisation from the video at the bottom of this page (about 23 mins long).
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NEW MEMBERS

You can sign up for membership by talking to anyone at the back desk at a Thursday meeting (see MEETINGS). Please arrive before 10.00am.
Enquiries concerning membership may also be made through the Membership Secretary by means of the CONTACT button at the top of this page.
If you cannot attend a meeting then a membership form can be sent to you by post if you include your address in the email enquiry.

SUBSCRIPTION FEE

The yearly fee is currently £30, payable each January. Fees for new members are £15 if joining in July or August and £10 if joining between September and December. Visitors to the Thursday morning talks will pay £3 per session.
Fees can be paid by cash or cheque (made out to Ealing U3A) at a meeting. We regret that we cannot take card payments.
The fee covers weekly meetings for three terms and most group activities. Many groups meet in members’ homes and 50p is usually paid towards any refreshments provided. If the interest group meets in a public room then a small charge, generally £1, is made towards the hire cost, and some visits may incur extra charges.

On joining Ealing U3A you also become a member of the London Region of U3As (accessible through the U3A LONDON REGION link on the right of this page) which organises Shared Learning (Research) Projects at different Institutes, Universities and other establishments, as well as Study Days, special meetings and a non-residential Summer School.
You also have access to the National U3A movement, its annual Summer Schools and Conference and various meetings in London and elsewhere (accessible through the NATIONAL U3A link on the right of this page).
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EALING U3A COMMITTEE 2018-2019

The new committee was elected at the AGM on March 15, 2018 and the officers appointed immediately afterwards. Two members were co-opted.

John Moore: Chairman
Phil Broomsgrove: Vice-chairman
Barbara Kinn: Treasurer
Sylvia Stirling (co-opted): Secretary
Jill Thumpston: Membership Secretary
Derek Atkinson
Margaret Proctor
Sue Sotheran
Sue Peach (co-opted)
Linda Ward (Observer)

(Officers may be contacted through the CONTACT button above)

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CARING FOR OUR MEMBERS; A MESSAGE FROM JOHN DEIGHTON:

The Committee is very aware that many of our members live alone and, like us all, are ‘getting on in years’. I have been keeping in touch with members who are sick or house-bound, either by telephone or by sending a card. I do need to know who is sick so that I can carry out my job: so if people contact me I will take it from there.

John Deighton, 020 8863 6640, or by email through CONTACT

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For the CHAIRMAN'S REPORT to the MARCH 2018 AGM and the REGIONAL TRUSTEE'S JUNE 2017 NEWSLETTER see the INFORMATION page

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