This page gives information on

  • contacting the Membership Secretary
  • renewing your membership
  • new members who want to join Tiptree U3A
  • the benefits of being a member
  • gift aid
  • changing your personal information, stopping / starting the Third Age Matters magazine
  • data protection and your privacy

Contacting the Membership Secretary

  • You can contact the Membership Secretary by email using the icon on the right of this page.
  • The Membership Secretary is also normally available at every monthly meeting if you wish to discuss something person to person.

Members renewing

  • Click on this Membership Form link to view and print the form or you can collect one at the August monthly meeting onward.
  • Click on Gift Aid to view and print the gift aid form.
  • You can renew your membership from the September monthly meeting up to the end of November.
  • New membership cards will be available from the October monthly meeting or posted if you provide a stamped addressed envelope.

New members
Membership runs for a year starting at our October monthly meeting date and currently costs only £10 per year, paid by cash or cheque. Click on Membership Form to view and print our membership form. You can join

  • By posting your application to the Membership Secretary, address on the membership form.
  • At a monthly meeting.

We hold a monthly meeting on the third Thursday of every month in the Tiptree Community Centre (1a Caxton Close, Tiptree CO5 0UP), doors open at 1:15 pm and the meeting starts at 1:45 pm. When you arrive the Membership Secretary will be available in the foyer to welcome you and, if you would like, introduce you to our “meet and greet” members who are there specially to help you and answer all your questions. You can join on the day or later if preferred.

Unfortunately, due to the capacity of the Community Centre hall, for safety reasons there may be occasions when the monthly meeting is full and we are obliged to turn members away.

The benefits of joining our U3A are

  • You will meet new people in a friendly environment to share and develop your interests.
  • You can choose from any of our large range of interest groups from Art to Woodturning although some have a restricted membership due to space limitations.
  • You can attend our monthly meetings where we have a speaker and refreshments. There are some occasions where attendance is limited due to space in our meeting hall.
  • Bi-monthly newsletters about Tiptree U3A.
  • Membership services from the National U3A organisation including the Third Age Matters magazine sent 5 times a year and third-party liability insurance for organised U3A activities.

Gift Aid
If you are a UK taxpayer please consider gift aid on your membership fees. From your £10 membership Tiptree U3A may have as little as £3.60 after paying for your Third Age Trust membership and your copy of the Third Age Matters magazine. For each member who allows gift aid Tiptree U3A receives £2.50 from HMRC helping to keep our membership fees as low as possible. Click on Gift Aid to view and print the gift aid form.

Changing your personal information
If the personal information you have given to Tiptree U3A is wrong or has changed or you wish to start / stop receiving the Third Age Matters magazine then

  • Please email the Membership Secretary as soon as practicable using the email icon.
  • If you don’t have email then please contact the membership Secretary at the next monthly meeting.

Data protection and your privacy
Tiptree U3A collects and processes member information so that we can keep you information about events, groups and activities as part of your membership. Tiptree U3A’s lawful basis for collecting this information is legitimate interest. Click on Privacy Policy and Data Protection Policy to view and print our policy documents.