Fife

Membership

Subscriptions to Fife U3A

It is now time to renew subscriptions and if you are coming to this site as an observer and wish to join, please complete the Membership Form 2020 - 2021.

Due to present circumstances there will be no monthly meeting in September and for the foreseeable future therefore membership fees will not be taken this way

Payment can be done by bank transfer as detailed on the form or by cheque, please do not send cash.
Again, due to circumstances, there will be no Membership Card issued this year as we have no idea when we will be able to commence meetings again.

MEMBERS SURVEY
A members survey was sent out in mid August and a report was considered at the Committee meeting on 14th September. Various actions are being taken forward and the newsletter will give more information about these.

BEACON SYSTEM
We hold our membership records on a management system named BEACON. This system has been developed "in house" by the U3A and is now being used by more than 200 U3A groups in the UK.

The members’ lists held on the system will be used solely for U3A Fife’s administration. They will never be supplied to an outside agency or party. Committee Members will have access to the records, along with U3A Trust and U3A Scotland, in each case for their own administration and for you to receive the U3A magazine “Third Age Matters”. Your specific agreement is required to the above in order for us to claim exemption from the need to register with the Data Protection Register which you give by signing the membership form.

On registration of membership of Fife U3A, we collect the following information that Members provide:
• First Name(s)
• Surname
• Full postal address
• Home telephone number
• Mobile number (optional)
• Email Address

All U3As are co-hosted on the same server, with comprehensive security arrangements to ensure that the data of each U3A is effectively isolated from that of all others. Moreover, the encryption key used to encrypt sensitive data fields is different for every U3A.

If you have any queries regarding this system, please do not hesitate to contact one of the Committee. Contact details can be found on the Contact page of our website or on your Membership Card.