NESTON

      Registered Charity No. 1147830

                 

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM


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



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



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


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.


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.

 

* Fee will be reduced by £3.50 if you pay a full subscription to another U3A.


* Declaration:-


I pay a Full Subscription to……………………U3A   Signed……………..……Date…………..



NESTON U3A meets on the last Thursday of each month at Neston Civic Hall.  Doors Open 1.15pm.  

Start 2 pm – 4.30 pm   Entrance fee £1.00 which includes tea/coffee and biscuits.


See The Principles and Constitutional Terms of the U3A on next page.


I apply for membership of NESTON U3A.


Signed…………………………………….Date………………………….


Please return form, 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

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The Principles of the U3A Movement


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


1. The Third Age Principle


Membership of our U3A is open to all in their third age, which is defined not by our 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 at U3A.


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


2. 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 teachers; they are all U3A members.


   3. 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.


Copies of The Principles of the U3A, and The Constitution are available from the Membership Secretary, or can be found on our Neston U3A website.



5.  MEMBERSHIP  ( Extracted from Neston U3A Constitution 2002)


i. Membership of The U3A shall be open to individuals, who are interested in furthering the work of The U3A and who have paid the annual subscription as determined by the Executive Committee and confirmed by the membership at an Annual General Meeting, and any corporate body or unincorporated association which is interested in furthering the work of The U3A and has paid any annual subscription, provided that they agree to abide by this constitution and any conditions properly imposed by the Executive Committee.

ii. Every individual member shall have one vote.

iii. Each member organisation shall be entitled to receive notice and attend General meetings of The U3A having appointed an individual to represent it and informed the secretary of the details but shall have no voting rights.

iv. The Executive Committee may and for good reason, terminate the membership of any individual or member organisation if annual membership or other fees are unpaid 2 months after the due date, or if the member acts in a way which is prejudicial to The U3A or to the running of The U3A or brings it into disrepute provided that the individual concerned or the appointed representative of the member organisation concerned, shall have the right to be heard by the Executive Committee accompanied by a friend who may also speak, or make written representation before a final decision is made.


Copies of The Principles of the U3A, and The Constitution are available from the Membership Secretary, or can be found on our Neston U3A website.




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