who is retired, semi-retired/no longer in full-time employment
from any ethnic, cultural, religious or political background
who embraces the spirit and ethos of Woodley & District U3A
who may already belong to another U3A (membership payable)
who abides by our constitution and conditions of membership
OUR PHILOSOPHY & COMMITMENT TO ALL OUR MEMBERS
Woodley & District U3A warmly welcomes any person:-
We encourage and support any members who would like to start their own group to share their interests, skills and knowledge.
HOW TO JOIN
Come along to one of our Wednesday monthly meetings or coffee afternoons, fill out a membership form and pay our annual membership fee. Before joining, our Membership Secretary, or one of our committee members, will be happy to answer any questions and to provide any additional information required.
Completed membership forms, together with the membership fee, can also be sent to: Woodley U3A, The Membership Secretary, 36 Norton Road, Woodley, Reading, RG5 4AJ.
As a new U3A, we have start-up costs and have set our annual membership fee for the current year to cater for this. As membership numbers increase, it is expected that fees will reduce over time.
The Annual Membership fee is £25.00 which covers the period 1 April - 31 March each year.
Your membership fee includes a £3.50 fee paid to our national organisation - the Third Age Trust, which provides a wide range of services and benefits, including liability insurance cover.
On 1 March each year, all members are sent a reminder to pay their annual membership fee by the 31 March. Where membership fees have not been received by 1 April, members are contacted with a request for immediate payment. Where fees have not been received within 8 weeks of the due date, membership will be suspended.
Please note that we will be running a number of coffee afternoons for prospective and new members at The Waterside, Woodley. Watch out for the dates in our diary.
We greatly look forward to welcoming you to Woodley & District U3A!
Woodley & District U3A is one of over 1,000 UK-wide U3As and is part of the Thames Valley Network of U3As.
BENEFITS OF JOINING WOODLEY & DISTRICT U3A
All members are eligible to take part in our core activities as well as attend events and be involved in projects throughout the Thames Valley, i.e.
attend our Monthly Meetings held at Christ Church, Woodley and listen to guest speakers talking on a range of topics
run or join any Interest or Activity Group, where space is available (see our Groups page)
attend our Social Events (see our Social Events and our Diary pages)
receive copies of the Third Age National Magazine each year and have access to the online Educational Journal of the U3A
attend Thames Valley Network U3A summer schools, organised study days and 'Shared Learning' Projects with focus on such topics as History, drama, music and photography.
Monthly Meetings at Christ Church, Woodley
Group Meetings in Members' Homes/at Various Venues
Coffee Afternoons at The Waterside
U3A Third Age Matters Magazine
provided to all members
U3A Educational Journal available online https://sources.u3a.org.uk