Joining and Renewing Membership
IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ THIS ABOUT DATA PROTECTION
Your personal details will be held on a secure database and will be used solely for the purpose of administration and the distribution of U3A communications. They will never be supplied to an outside agency or party other than for you to receive Third Age Matters by direct mail and to claim Gift Aid entitlement from HMRC.
MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION OPTIONS
NOTE: You can join or renew membership from 1st August.
Our season runs from Mid-September to the following April or May, a few groups carry on through the summer. Most groups meet fortnightly. We also have a fortnightly Main Meetings, September to May, which are open to all members, with visiting speakers and a chance to meet other members socially.
Your membership subscription allows you to join as many groups within Worcester U3A as you like, provided there is space for you. If you wish to join one of our groups, please always contact the Group Leader to ensure there is a space for you before attending a meeting.
We have two membership classes:
Standard: for members of all groups within Worcester U3A other than Bridge groups described below.
Weekly Bridge: for people who are members of Bridge Group 1 (Duplicate) or Bridge Group 2 (Rubber/Chicago) either solely or in addition to other groups within Worcester U3A.
The subscription for 2019-2020 is:
£32 for Standard from 1st September 2019, £20 from 1st January 2020 or £8 after 1st April 2020. (If you join in August you will be a member through to the end of August next year.)
£41 for Weekly Bridge (Groups 1 and 2) from 1st September 2019 or £27 after 1st January 2020.
• You can join or renew and make your payment online – use Option 1 below
• Alternately you can join by post and cheque – use Option 2 below
OPTION 1. JOINING OR RENEW ONLINE:
If you are renewing online, please note that your details must match EXACTLY the details we already hold for you. For couples who are both eligible for Gift Aid (see below) please renew separately to help our Gift Aid returns.
These details will have been sent to you on the renewal notice emailed to you. Please take care filling in your details: the form is case-sensitive. If you are having trouble with the form, double-check that you have used upper and lower-case correctly especially for your email address. Also, please check there are no spaces after any entries, which can happen if your computer auto-fills a box.
The Worcester U3A payment page is hosted by PayPal, but this does not make any difference to you as you can pay using a debit or credit card by choosing to “Check out as a Guest”. You will find this option at the bottom of the page. Please note, PayPal will not open a PayPal account for you when you use your debit or credit card.
After joining or renewing you will receive a confirmation from the Worcester U3A PayPal account that your payment has been processed successfully.
You will also receive an email from Worcester U3A with your membership card attached. Please print this out 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 is case it has gone there, if it isn’t there email:
N.B. If you have been a member of Worcester U3A in the past, or attended one of our Groups as a visitor from another Cotswold Link U3A, please email Membership to find out if you can renew your membership. Please do not join on-line as a new member without checking this.
FOR NEW MEMBERS ONLY, CLICK Join on-Line
Note: Joining on line now available again after being temporarily suspended.
IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY A MEMBER, CLICK Members Portal
OPTION 2. JOIN BY POST AND PAY BY CHEQUE
The application form can be downloaded, printed and posted with your cheque and a stamped addressed envelope, to the Membership Secretary.
TO JOIN BY POST AND DOWNLOAD THE FORM, CLICK Postal Form
Only complete the section on Gift Aid if you are happy for the data to be transferred to HMRC.
If you are a UK taxpayer whether by payment of tax or by deduction from investment income etc. and pay more Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in one tax year, Worcester U3A can reclaim tax on your subscription at no cost to you. It is necessary to confirm this each year.
For any query click on Membership to send an email.