MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM


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Title………..  First Name……………………….Surname……………………………………….


Address………………………………………………………………………………………………………..


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Post Code……………………  Phone…………………………..  Email………………………………………………………….  


(Please advise the Membership Secretary of any future changes.)


Please state interests that you would like to pursue, within Neston U3A


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Annual Subscription Fee of £10.00 includes £3.50 capitation fee to Third Age Trust (providing services, benefits, and liability insurance cover.)

Proportional Subscription for Members joining mid-year.

1st August – November £7.00   1st December – February £4.00.  


NESTON U3A meets on the last Thursday of each month at Neston Civic Hall, except December, which is arranged each year.   Doors Open 1.15pm.  Start 2 pm – 4.30 pm   

Entrance fee £1.00 which includes tea/coffee and biscuits.


Please remember to sign in at the Entry Desk when you attend an Open Meeting.  

This is required by Fire Regulations.


PTO to read the Principles of the U3A Movement and the Conditions of Membership.


Your personal details will be held on a secure database and will be used solely for the purposes 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 the magazine Third Age Matters by Direct Mail.


I have read and agree to the above conditions.


(You can request for your data not to be used for any of these purposes by contacting us.)

 Please Tick


Signed…………………………………….Date………………………….


Please return Page 1 to the Membership Secretary – Sheila John, 6 The Court,

Little Neston, NESTON, CH64 4AH, along with a cheque made payable to NESTON U3A, with a stamped, self-addressed envelope if posting required.


Membership Secretary, Phone        0151 336 1072                                       

Email        shejohn22@gmail.com


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The Principles of the U3A Movement

The U3A movement is non-religious and non-political and has three main principles:

The Third Age Principle


Membership of a U3A is open to all in their third age, which is defined not by a particular age but

by a period in life in which full time employment has ceased.

Members promote the values of lifelong learning and the positive attributes of belonging to a U3A.

Members should do all they can to ensure that people wanting to join a U3A can do so.


The Self-help Learning Principle

Members form interest groups covering as wide a range of topics and activities as they desire; by the members, for the members.

No qualifications are sought or offered. Learning is for its own sake, with enjoyment being the prime motive, not qualifications or awards.

There is no distinction between the learners and the teachers; they are all U3A members.

The Mutual Aid Principle


Each U3A is a mutual aid organisation, operationally independent but a member of The Third Age

    Trust, which requires adherence to the guiding principles of the U3A movement.

No payments are made to members for services rendered to any U3A.

Each U3A is self-funded with membership subscriptions and costs kept as low as possible.

Outside financial assistance should only be sought if it does not imperil the integrity of the U3A movement.


5. MEMBERSHIP  (From Constitution 26th January 2017)


i. Membership of The U3A shall be open to persons who are in their Third Age (being the period of time after the first age of childhood dependence and the second age of full time employment and/or parental responsibility) and are interested in participating in and furthering the work of The U3A, provided that they agree to abide by this constitution and any membership conditions properly imposed by the Executive Committee and to pay the annual subscription as determined by the Executive Committee and approved by the membership at an Annual or Special General Meeting.  No person may be admitted to membership if the Executive Committee considers that they do not meet these conditions.


ii. Every individual member shall have one vote.


iii. Members are bound by and shall observe any membership conditions and any disciplinary code of The U3A.


iv. The Executive Committee may terminate the membership of any person:


(a) if annual membership or other fees are unpaid after 30 days following the Annual General Meeting, or

(b) by way of expulsion at the end of a disciplinary procedure for breach of any membership condition or for breach of any disciplinary code of The U3A;


Provided that in the case of proposed expulsion at the end of a disciplinary procedure, the person concerned shall have the right to be heard by the Executive Committee, accompanied by a friend acting in their personal capacity, who may also speak, or make written representation before a final decision is made.


Terms and Conditions of Membership

All members must:

Abide by the Principles of the U3A movement.

Always act in the best interests of the U3A and never do anything to bring the U3A into disrepute.

Abide by the terms and conditions of the constitution.

Treat fellow members with respect and courtesy at all times.

Comply with and support the decisions of the elected committee.

Advise the Committee of any change in your personal details.


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