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Welcome

WELCOME TO THE HARLOW U3A WEBSITE

Our Next General Meeting is on Monday 24th June

Nicholas Henderson's topic is "How To “Read” An English Country Church"

The venue is Paringdon Sports Club, check-in starts at 09:30.

This will be our last meeting at Paringdon - we will announce the new venue before the June meeting.

WATCH THIS SPACE: Our new website is coming soon!

If you have an interest in writing, photography, art or design please let me know and join the website support team. Contact Geoff L. via this link: Website Coordinator}

Recent meeting minutes are available via links on the Meetings Page

Our Committee Members and Support Volunteers are listed via the "Our Committee" Link ==>

The Latest Newsletter - May 2024 is available via the link -->.

New Members

To join our U3A, please download and complete the Membership Application Form available via the link, follow the instructions on payment and forward to our Membership Secretary.

Please consider signing up for Gift Aid if you are an eligible UK taxpayer.

Questions? Please contact our Membership Secretary, Chris Chesham via this link Membership Secretary or u3aharlowmemsec@gmail.com

Harlow U3A is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), an affiliate of the Third Age Trust and registered as a charity in England and Wales. Registered Charity Number 1197680

All information you provide is subject to U3A policies on Data Protection and Privacy - see links.

The Harlow U3A (CIO) Constitution, adopted on September 27th,2021, is available via the link ==>

The 2024 & 2025 Meeting Calendars and Committee Meeting Minutes are on the Meetings Page

Interest Groups information is provided via a link to Beacon on the Groups page.

HARLOW U3A NEWSLETTER - Articles and Photos Needed

The Latest "Newsletter" is available via the link. ==>

Contributions in the form of Articles and Photos from the Groups are always welcome. - The articles can be as brief as you like - please just take a few minutes to let everyone know how much you enjoy your group's activities.

Contact: harlowu3anewsletter@gmail.com

About The U3A

The U3A is an international learning and social organisation, operated by and for "3rd Agers" on a voluntary, self-funded basis.

U3A members are typically retired or semi-retired from paid employment and wish to share their skills, interests and experience with others. There are no age qualifications. Harlow U3A provides many opportunities to try new hobbies and activities, to socialize, and join others supporting the community in volunteer roles. Members have the opportunity to join "Interest Groups" - we have about 50 - that are the "heart" of the organisation.

In the UK the national umbrella organization, The Third Age Trust ("TAT"), is a company limited by guarantee with charitable status. Harlow U3A is an operationally independent affiliate of TAT and from April 2022 operates as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO). All our Trustees and others who organise and run our activities do so on a voluntary basis, a core U3A principle.

Check the "Volunteer" page for local volunteering opportunities.

Everyone who is on the committee, runs one of the groups or helps at monthly meetings is a volunteer. Getting involved is a great way to make new friends, be socially active, to know what is happening within the U3A and engage with the wider community.

Find more about the history and ethos of the U3A on the National Organization's website, accessed via the "U3A" Page of this website, where you can also sign up for the monthly 'National U3A Newsletter'.

HARLOW U3A

Harlow and Surrounding Areas U3A was formed in January 2008 and dissolved in April 2022, when its assets were transferred to Harlow U3A CIO. We have about 600 paid up members and 50 interest groups. Check the Groups Page for a flavour and variety of interests/activities and find more details on groups that interest you. Contact information and meeting times of current groups are available via the Groups Page links.

The member-run groups are at the heart of the U3A. Every encouragement is given to serve more interests and start new groups. Interest group members manage their own arrangements and expenses, subject to general guidelines and rules on cash handling.

There is a monthly general meeting, usually the 4th Monday of the month from 10.00 to 12.30am. Actual meeting dates on the Meetings Page. June 2024 will be the last meeting at Paringdon Sports. A new venue will be announced for July's meeting

Details of speakers etc. on the Meetings Page