Ashfield U3A Membership
Current Fees: (from 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017) **
Membership of Ashfield U3A is available to anyone who is no longer in full-time employment. There are four membership categories, depending on your individual circumstances. Fees and what is included are shown below, together with an explanation of membership types:
Thursday Membership: All members in this category may attend the main monthly meetings. Potential members may attend up to two meetings as a non-member in order to help them come to a decision about joining, but must join at their third attendance. Refreshments are available at the break and newsletters can be obtained at the meetings, both as part of your subscription.
Postal Membership: This category is intended for members who cannot or do not wish to attend main meetings, but who would like to participate in group activities. This membership category prohibits attendance at main meetings which is reflected in the reduced fee, but does not restrict postal members from attending social functions for which tickets are available. Members are entitled to a newsletter through the post but as this can also be viewed from the main page of the AU3A website, all members who have online access are encouraged to use this alternative method in order to reduce printing costs. Postal members may also attend the AGM and have full voting rights.
Full Membership: This category denotes that Ashfield U3A is the main U3A to which those members pay their Third Age Trust (TAT) fee.
Associate Membership: Members who already belong to another U3A to which they pay their TAT fee, may pay, upon proof of membership, the reduced fee, as the TAT fee need only be paid to one U3A. The current TAT fee, levied by the Third Age Trust, has been set at £3.50. Please note that this is mandatory as it covers members for insurance. It should also be noted that associate membership does not imply an inferior form of membership.
All Members: ** From the January monthly meeting each year, any NEW member joining will pay the full subscription for the year [May to April], which will carry through to the end of the next subscription year. All existing members may pay their subscriptions from the February meeting but are required to pay their full membership subscriptions by the April meeting.
Gift Aid: If you are a UK taxpayer and would consider allowing Ashfield U3A to claim back part of your subscription from the Inland Revenue, please complete the Gift Aid form. Please remember that your total amount of Gift Aid contributions from this source and others should not exceed the amount of tax you pay.
Membership & Gift Aid Forms: These can be downloaded from the links below and printed by you if you so wish. Completed forms should be sent to the Membership Secretary, at the following address, together with your cheque for the relevant amount and made payable to "Ashfield U3A". Partners living at the same address may use the same form but should fill in separate Gift Aid forms as appropriate.
Miss Ann Smithson,
34 Kings Stand,
Berry Hill Park,
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BOOKSTALL: Ashfield U3A runs a second-hand bookstall at its monthly meetings. All profits from the stall will be used to increase Ashfield U3A funds. If you have any unwanted paperback or hardback books, monthly periodicals, CDs or even DVDs, IN GOOD CONDITION, that you would like to donate to the stall, please bring them along to any Ashfield U3A main meeting and give them to Carole Britton or Marian Wilson on the bookstall.291 (As at 12/05/17)