Harrogate

Membership

INTRODUCTION

The membership year runs from 1st September to 31st August. Anyone new joining from 1st June onwards is a member up until 31st August of the following year. If in doubt, please phone the Membership Secretary on 07715 429249.

NB The Membership Secretary deals with membership queries only. For anything else, please go to the Contacts page and leave a message for the appropriate person.

GROUP ACTIVITIES

To see what is on offer, go to the Groups tab.

NB You need to be a member of Harrogate u3a in order to join a group.

MONTHLY OPEN MEETINGS

All members are invited to attend the monthly Open Meetings, currently held at the Cairn Hotel, Ripon Road, Harrogate, HG1 2JD. A variety of talks is given by visiting speakers.

Potential members are welcome to come along to these meetings. For details, go to the What is On Events tab.

Doors open at 1.40pm and the talk begins at 2pm. Drinks are available to buy afterwards from 3pm in the hotel bar.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

This takes place towards the end of the year. Date, venue and details will be added to the What is On Events tab when finalised.

NEW MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS

To join Harrogate u3a please click on the online Application form here. This will link to an online webform for completion and submission. (There is no need to print off a paper form)
NB A separate application must be completed for each member wishing to join.

If possible, please pay by bank transfer. If this is an issue, then payment by cheque will be accepted.

Date of joining does not govern the length of membership or next renewal date as membership is always for the year 1 September to 31 August (unless joining after 1 June - see introduction above).

RENEWING MEMBERS

If you have previously been a member and would like to re-join, please click for online Application form here. This will link to an online webform for completion and submission. (There is no need to print off a paper form)
NB A separate application must be completed for each member wishing to renew.

If possible, please pay by bank transfer. If this is an issue, then payment by cheque will be accepted.

Members without continuous membership may still be classed as renewing, if lapsed for one year only.

Current and lapsed members may renew from 1st August for the year starting 1st September. Please note that renewal applications made before 1st August would be for the current membership year.

GIFT AID

As you are probably aware, Harrogate u3a is a registered charity and as such is able to claim Gift Aid on eligible donations, ie membership subscriptions, where consent has been given by members.

If you pay tax on your income and/or capital gains and are happy for Harrogate u3a to claim a Gift Aid rebate in respect of your membership subscription mark the appropriate box on the online or hardcopy forms.

Please note, if two members are eligible and one payment is made from a joint bank account, both members need to mark the Gift Aid box.

Where a payment for both members comes out of an account held in a single name, then the Gift Aid box should only be completed on that account holder's application. This is because Harrogate u3a cannot claim Gift Aid on a subscription payment paid on behalf of someone else. It is considered a gift to the person whose membership you pay, not to the charity. Again, if in doubt please phone the Membership Secretary on 07715 429249

MISCELLANEOUS

CLICK the following link for-Other Information for Members