Gosport

Members

Current Restrictions

While our activities are restricted by the Coronavirus pandemic the advice and news for our u3a members is available via the ‘Covid Issues’ tab and the u3a Gosport News Updates.

Membership Fees and Gift Aid

The Committee has kept the fees at £28 for the 2022/2023 year, ie. the year beginning April 2022.
You can also Gift Aid your membership if you are eligible.
To find out more about renewing membership, please see link to Renew your Membership.

Membership details are held on Beacon, a secure database designed for use by u3a. Group leaders are able to access contact details for their group members.

Volunteers
u3a Gosport (as with all u3a groups) relies on its members to volunteer to keep it strong and fun for all.

Committee
The committee will welcome any member who would like to see what is involved by attending a committee meeting and/or shadowing a role. Speak to a member of the Committee for further information. A Committee Nomination Form is available.

Groups
All members in our u3a can join any group – subject only to venue capacity. Members can also set up their own group – 2 people can make a group! Go to the Group page to find a full range of current interest groups. Click on a selected group for further information and to contact the ‘leader’. Contact the Group Leaders’ Co-ordinator (via the Contacts page) if you have an idea for a new group.

u3a Gosport News Update
A News Update is published each month and is emailed to members. These will keep you informed of current news and updates, including notices about group changes and important information arising from Committee activities.

Events
Check the Events page for details of forthcoming general meetings, local and social events.

General Meetings
General meetings are held monthly at which all members are invited to hear a speaker on a variety of topics and any u3a Gosport notices, prior them being published in the News Update.
There is a £1 charge per meeting towards the cost of the visiting Speakers. The meetings are usually held on the first Wednesday of the month at Thorngate Hall.
See the Events page for details.

Annual General Meeting
An annual general meeting is usually held in April of each year and AGM documents are available. The delayed AGM for the year April 2019 to March 2020 was held via Zoom on Monday 9 November 2020.

u3a Gosport Policies
We have made a number of our important policies available for members. Many are guided by the Third Age Trust – our u3a National Organisation.

u3a National Newsletters
The Third Age Trust produces a monthly Newsletter. Archived Newsletters are available on their site and you can sign up to receive the Newletter on your inbox.