You can join Elmbridge U3A (EU3A) online by following the instructions below. Whichever option you choose, you will be asked to supply certain basic personal information: name, address and telephone number and, if you have them, mobile number and email address. We also ask for emergency contact information. It is a condition of membership that we be allowed to collect, store and use this information since, without it, we cannot operate.

The General Data Protection Regulation 2018

Elmbridge U3A membership records (i.e. names, addresses, phone numbers etc.) are held both manually and on computer. This information is used solely for U3A business/communication and will not be divulged to third parties other than for distribution to you of Third Age Trust and Elmbridge U3A publications. Our Privacy and Data Protection Policies are attached to the Reports & Policies subpage of the Members page of this web site.

Joining Elmbridge U3A

If you would prefer to join by post follow the instructions here Joining by Post.

If you share a postal address with an existing member of Elmbridge U3A and wish to register as a Joint member with them, please contact the Membership Secretary (membership@elmbridgeu3a.org or 0208 97927370), otherwise follow the process described below and you will be taken to Beacon, our online administrative system. You will need to enter your personal details in an online form and then pay. Two people sharing the same address can join at the same time as joint members with a single payment to cover both members. Payment online must be by PayPal. You do not need to have a PayPal account to do this. (You do create a temporary account but it lasts only until your payment goes through.) As you will see you can simply route a credit or debit card payment via PayPal.

The Subscription Fees are as follows:

  • For each person joining between 1st July and 31st December 2020 the fee is £15 (thus £30 for two Joint Members). This covers the period to December 31st 2021.
  • For each person joining between 1st January and 30th June 2021 the fee is £10 (thus £20 for two Joint Members). This covers the period to December 31st 2021.

Gift Aid

You do not have to Gift Aid your donations/subscriptions but, if you can and you wish to do so, we very much encourage you to do it. The Gift Aid scheme means that any donations/subscriptions that you make to Elmbridge U3A will be worth 25% more to us at no cost to you. Higher and additional rate tax payers can also claim back further tax by including Gift Aid payments on their tax return.

Please tick the box labelled “tick if eligible for Gift Aid” in Beacon, this will enable us to reclaim the tax on this and any future donations/subscriptions that you make. In doing so you will be confirming that you agree with the following statements:

  • I want to Gift Aid this and future donations/subscriptions to Elmbridge U3A
  • I confirm that I am a UK tax payer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax / Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid Claimed on all my donations/subscriptions in that tax year, it is my responsibility to pay any difference.

Please note that, in the case of Joint Membership, it is the Gift Aid status of the person paying that applies and that a single payment covering two Joint Members can be Gift Aided for the full amount.

Optional Information
Emergency Contact - If you elect to enter information in the Emergency contact field, it will be used by us ONLY in emergencies. It is your responsibility to ensure that the person nominated has agreed to be the identified as the contact.

Other Information About You
We hope that you will make full use of what Elmbridge U3A (EU3A) has to offer but, once you have found your feet, we would also like you to help us. EU3A is an entirely voluntary, self-help organisation, run by its members for its members. We are always looking for volunteers to help run the organisation, doing everything from setting out chairs at monthly meetings to setting up and running groups and taking on Committee and Committee support roles. We can’t all be consumers all of the time and, if you do step up, you will find your participation stimulating, rewarding and yes, fun. We would be very interested in any knowledge, skills, talents or life experiences that you have acquired and which could be shared with other members. Please send an email summarising them to the membership secretary at membership@elmbridgeu3a.org or talk to any members of the Committee.

Now, to begin the application process, Please be aware that, as a member of EU3A you will be expected to abide by our Constitution and accept the provisions of our Privacy and Data Protection Policies (you can find links to these on the Reports & Policies subpage of the Members page of this web site). Click Beacon Join Elmbridge U3A online and follow the instructions. Please note data input is case sensitive so please only use capitals when appropriate.

If you have any queries or experience any difficulties then please send an email to the membership secretary at membership@elmbridgeu3a.org giving your contact details.