WELCOME TO HARLOW U3A WEBSITE. Download a copy of our latest newsletter 'December 17/January 18 Newsletter' under 'Links' in the right hand column.
Harlow and the surrounding area is a great place to live with lots of activities available, beautiful walks by the river or through wooded areas, good access to London and all it has to offer as well as the adjoining counties.
THE UNIVERSITY OF THE THIRD AGE
The U3A is a self-help learning organisation for the active retired. It is made up of independent groups run by their members. Members are normally retired or semi-retired from paid employment, and wish to use their skills and experience to pass on to others, or try some new hobbies for themselves. Everyone who is on the committee, runs one of the groups or helps at monthly meetings are volunteers. Getting involved is a great way to make new friends and to know what is happening within the group. To find out more about the history and ethos of the U3A go to the national website www.u3a.org.uk.
To sign up to the monthly 'National U3A Newsletter' sign up using this link https://u3a.org.uk/email where you will be directed to fill in your details to receive U3A updates direct to your email inbox. National Office promise to never share your details with any third party, and nor will we bombard you with emails.
Harlow and Surrounding Areas U3A was formed in January 2008 and we currently have over 900 paid up members and around 75 various interest groups. As the membership increases, so do our groups. We also have a bi-monthly newsletter which can be downloaded from this website (see column on the right) here on the Welcome Page or Links and can be picked up at our monthly meetings. There is a copy of the Committee Minutes June 2017 available for you to view by clicking the items in the right hand column.
It is essential to become a member if you wish to join a group activity (click 'List of Activity Groups' in the right hand column to view the list). This is for insurance purposes and to ensure that no one is placed on a waiting list before they are actually a member. You will be asked by the facilitator to show your membership card when you first attend a group.
To join, please contact our Membership Secretary, Claire Knight on 01279 416331 or e-mail Claire through the contacts page and she will send you an application form. Please include an SAE, no smaller than A5, when you send in your cheque and completed application form. Claire will then send you your membership card and joining information. Our year runs from 1st April to 31st March. Annual membership from April 2017 to March 2018 will be £13.50 for all. Joint Membership for husband and wife will be £27 thus all our members will pay the same.
PLEASE NOTE You will not be able to join at one of our meetings but you can pick up an application form to give or send to our Membership Secretary. You can also download an Application Form from our 'Links' page. Visitors are always welcome at any of our meetings in Paringdon.
NEWSLETTER A newsletter is issued every 2 months and the dates for 2018 are:
Feb/Mar edition available at the January meeting
Apr/May - March meeting
Jun/Jul - May meeting
Aug/Sept - July meeting
Oct/Nov - September meeting
Dec 18/Jan 19 Available at the November meeting
The members of our Committee and their responsibilities are:
|Derek Fenny||Joint Chairman|
|Ann Jones||Group Coordinator|
|Margaret Jowett||Committee Member|
|Claire Knight||Membership Coordinator|
|Maureen Martin||Meet & Greet Coordinator|
|Pam Pryor||Group Treasurer|
|Terry Southcott & Margarete Briggs||Newsletter Editors|
|June Wright||Business Secretary|
|Ken Templey||Joint Chairman & Speaker Coordinator|
|Elisabeth Wilson||Assistant Treasurer - Events|
NON COMMITTEE MEMBERS
|Barbara Abbott||Community Bus|
|Ann Flint||Special Events Coordinator|
|Jackie Nash||Web Site Coordinator|
|Kevin Timmons||Equipment Coordinator|
|Rita Tomlin||Voluntary Liaison Coordinator|
A copy of the latest Committee Minutes are available for you to view on the Welcome Page in the right hand column.