East Grinstead

Welcome to East Grinstead U3A!

LEARN, LAUGH, LIVE!

U3As are open to all people no longer in full time employment. We give them opportunities to keep active, to meet like-minded people and to continue to use and develop their knowledge and skills. We pursue learning not for qualifications, but for enjoyment. Activities are organised by the members. Sources of information on which members may base their contributions might include the Internet, Public Libraries, East Grinstead Museum

East Grinstead U3A began in 1995. It has a membership (2021-22) of 619 (as of 9th September 2021), with more applications in the pipeline, and has 45 groups of various sizes catering for a wide range of interests.(See Groups button above).

East Grinstead is in the High Weald a few miles north of Ashdown Forest. It is in West Sussex, but right on the border of Surrey and very close to East Sussex and Kent. East Grinstead u3a draws its membership from all four counties.

Interested in finding out more about our groups? Click on East Grinstead u3a Interest Groups to see which interest groups are available and how to contact the group coordinator or leader. This link takes you to our Beacon Members Portal where members can update their personal details and enrol in Groups online.
Have a look at our new and upcoming groups New Groups and how to find and join a group online Help for finding a group

HOW TO JOIN

* Want to join East Grinstead U3A?==> Application form 2021-22
* Renewal form for existing members==> Renewal form 2021-22
* Gift Aid form==> Gift aid form 2021-22

A FEW SIMPLE RULES

  • The annual fee for 2021-22 is still only £13. This is reduced to £9.50 on production of evidence of membership of another U3A.
  • If you were a member in 2019-20 and have supported us at this difficult time by renewing for 2020-21 we are offering you a discounted fee for your renewal in 2021-22
  • Your membership card should be carried at all attendances.
  • There is no fee payable for online attendance at Zoom meetings. But as normal meetings resume we will again be collecting Attendance fees at meetings.

COMMITTEE ROLES
Are you interested in joining our active committee? Want to find out more? Go to Committee roles (DOCX format) or Committee roles (PDF format)
We would love to have you on board and you can come along and shadow any members to find out more. Just contact the Secretary

IMPACT OF COVID
We despaired once the second peak of COVID-19 infection struck. But things have continued to look up. Before “Freedom Day” 12 interest groups were meeting online using Zoom. And now that local halls and community centres are open again we are ready to hit the ground running.

PUBLICITY
Check out our article in the April edition of Sussex Living, thanks to member Audrey Bateman Publicity - Sussex Living