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University of the Third Age, Chester

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Page updated on 1/7/18


Chester U3A, PO Box 167, Chester CH2 1WL.   Tel: 07594-239600 (9am to 4pm)

Membership Renewals

Membership rates for 2018/19, will £10 for renewals and £14 for new members. Renewals can be made by:

  • Bank Transfer – Sort Code 30 91 92, Account Number 59864768, payment reference: your 4 digit membership number
  • In Person – by cash or cheque, made payable to Chester U3A, on Thursday 9th August at St Columba's Church Hall.
  • By Post – send a cheque made payable to Chester U3A to the Membership Secretary, PO Box 167, Chester CH2 1WL.

Associate Membership to be abolished from 1st September 2018

From 2016 new members of Chester U3A became 'Associate Members', with the option of 'upgrading' to 'Full Member' status when renewing membership the following year. From 1st September 2018, for the 2018/19 membership year and future years, Associate Membership will be abolished. All existing members, whether 'Associate' or 'Full' and all new members will become 'Individual Members', all of whom will be able to attend all Tuesday and Thursday monthly meetings at St Columba's Church Hall.

Transition to 'Individual' membership will occur on 1st September 2018. Up to this date, existing 'Associate' members and new members will nominally retain their 'Associate' status (see below), although they are most unlikely to be turned away if they turn up at monthly Tuesday meetings!

Membership: Membership of Chester U3A is open to anyone who is no longer in full time employment. Members need not have any qualifications and none are awarded by the U3A. The current membership year started on 1 September 2017 and ends on 31st August 2018.

Full Members will be able to participate in all the activities of Chester U3A, including attendance at monthly Tuesday meetings. Full Members will be classed as 'Individual Members' from 1st September 2018.

Associate Members will be able to take part in almost all of the activities of Chester U3A, the one exception being that they cannot attend monthly Tuesday meetings. Associate Members will be classed as 'Individual Members' from 1st September 2018.

Existing members have two renewal options for the 2016/17 membership year, which started on 1st September 2016 and ends on 31st August 2017, namely renewal as a Full Member at a fee of £10 (no change from last year), or renewal as an Associate Member at a fee of £8. Any existing member who renews after end-September 2016 will have to join as an Associate Member at a cost of £12.

New members may only join Chester U3A as Associate Members up to 1st September 2018,at a fee of £12. Subsequent renewal of membership will be as 'Individual Members' (£10).

Application Form: Click here to download a form to apply for Associate Membership of Chester U3A for the 2017/18 membership year.

Payment (new members): New Associate Members should pay by cheque (£12), payable to Chester U3A. Application form and cheque should be sent to: Membership Secretary, PO Box 167, Chester CH2 1WL.

Payment (renewing members): Existing members are encouraged to renew by bank transfer, either over the Internet, by Telephone Banking or at your bank branch using your debit card. Please ensure the following payment instructions are provided:

Sort Code:   30-91-92
Account number:   59864768
Payment Reference:   Your four digit membership number

Payment by cheque is still possible. Please make your cheque payable to Chester U3A, £10 if renewing as a Full Member or £8 if renewing as an Associate member.

Gift Aid: If you are an income tax payer you may want to complete a 'Gift Aid' declaration form at the time of your application or renewal if you have not already done so. Your declaration allows Chester U3A to claim tax from the Inland Revenue. You can download a Gift Aid Form here. Alternatively, forms are available at monthly meetings or from the Membership Secretary. Forms can be returned to any committee member or handed in at monthly meetings.

More Information: Click here to download more information about Chester U3A.

Queries and Address Changes: Members should contact our Membership Secretary (07594-239600) if they have any queries or if their postal address, email address or telephone number has changed.

Members Portal: Members can now access their personal contact details on-line and make any changes. The Members Portal also provides information about Chester U3A's Interest Groups and upcoming events. The Portal is accessed at Chester U3A Members Portal, where you can access your personal record by answering a few simple questions.

Accessibility Policy:  Click here to see Chester U3A's Accessibility Policy.