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JOINING WORCESTER u3a

JOINING OPTIONS

OPTION 1: JOIN ONLINE

VERY IMPORTANT

1. If you have been a member of Worcester u3a in the past (including as a GUEST member), please email Membership before joining online as a new member. Please do not join as a new member without checking this.
2. Please do not pay your membership fee online until you are satisfied that the group(s) you want to join have spaces. Groups that are full already are shaded grey on the Groups Page (or you can check with the Group Leader via the contact name on the Group’s information page).

Worcester Area Group u3a offers 3 classes of membership. The fees below are for the period June 2022 - August 2023:

Standard Membership(Members in groups not including weekly Bridge 1, Bridge 2 or Film Appreciation)£35
Additional Hours Membership(Members of weekly Bridge 1, Bridge 2 or Film Appreciation)£47
Guest Membership(Members of other u3as, joining one STANDARD group of Worcester Area Group u3a)£12

Concessionary Membership

From time to time we have been asked about the possibility of providing concessionary membership. This year is likely to be more challenging for many people because of the steep rise in the cost of food and heating. In response, we are making concessionary membership available for 2022-2023 and, depending on the response, this could be repeated in future years.

Concessionary membership is 50% of the Standard or Additional Hours Subscription Fee and is open to those who can show evidence of receiving Pension Credit or Universal Credit through a 'Proof of Benefit Letter'. Applications should be made to the Membership Secretary and will be treated confidentially and on an individual basis.

The Worcester u3a online payment page is hosted by PayPal. You do not have to have a PayPal account to use this page, since you can choose to 'Check out as a Guest' and then use your Debit or Credit Card. You will find the ‘Guest’ option by scrolling down to the bottom of the PayPal page. Please note, PayPal will not open a PayPal account for you when you use your debit or credit card.

After joining you will receive notification from the Worcester u3a PayPal account confirming that your payment has been processed successfully. You will also receive an email from Worcester u3a with an image of your membership card attached and the username and passwords to access protected documents on the website. Please print this image (or save it on your phone) as you may be asked to show it at meetings. If this email does not come through within a few minutes, first check your spam/junk mailbox in case it has gone there. If it isn’t there, email Membership

FOR NEW MEMBERS ONLY, CLICK Join online(links to Beacon online form)

OPTION 2: PAY BY CHEQUE OR ELECTRONIC BANK TRANSFER AND SEND MEMBERSHIP FORM BY POST

Paying by cheque

Please make your cheque payable to Worcester Area Group u3a. Please write your membership number on the reverse of the cheque.

Paying by Electronic Bank Transfer (sometimes called BACS)

You can now pay for your subscription by sending the payment directly from your bank to ours instead of sending us a cheque. Here is the information you need to set up the payment from your bank account.

Please check you have entered our bank account details exactly as shown below and have entered your own name in the payment details field so we know the payment is from you:

Recipient Name : Worcester Area Group u3a
(some banks ask if this is a personal or business account – please choose business)
Bank account number: 44009260
Sort code: 30-90-89
Payment details (this is to ensure we can identify the payment is from you): Please type: SUBS your name

Please inform us of the date and time of bank transfer by e-mail to Membership

TO DOWNLOAD THE FORM, CLICK Combined Membership Form.

Please send your form, or form and cheque and a stamped addressed envelope, to the Membership Secretary – address is shown on the form. If you are not able to print the form, please e-mail Membership providing your address and telephone number.

For any query or to arrange to join at one of the Main Meetings click on Membership to send a message.