Welcome to the Andover U3A
A very warm welcome to the Andover University of the Third Age (the Andover U3A). This is an organisation for retired and semi-retired people who join together to learn new skills, play games, exercise, make new friends and generally enjoy life.
Situated in the northern part of the Test Valley in Hampshire, the Andover U3A is one of two local U3As serving the Andover and District area, with the second being the Anton U3A.
The Andover U3A was formed in 1996 and has approximately 445 members. It is a registered charity and is affiliated to the Third Age Trust.
Members are invited to attend our regular meetings which are held monthly at the Fairground Village Hall, Weyhill, in an atmosphere that is always welcoming and friendly. We invite guest speakers to our meetings, covering a wide range of topics. Refreshments are provided towards the end of our meetings, giving members the opportunity to chat, plan, and make new friends.
The Andover U3A is a very friendly organisation whose activities are focused on approximately 40 interest groups. Subjects we cover vary from languages through to the arts, history through to photography and nature through to music.
Our groups vary in size and they determine their own course of study under a chosen leader. There are no formal lectures and members are encouraged to share in a joint process of learning and discovery.
Smaller groups use members' homes to host group meetings and this adds to the friendly informal atmosphere. Some of the larger groups use a variety of halls in the Andover area. All members are encouraged to join one or more groups on enrolment to the Andover U3A.
Possibly the most popular groups are the Walking, Strolling and Quester groups. There are weekly walks and strolls, and our Quester groups arrange visits to a wide variety of places of interest.
Membership of the U3A is open to those no longer in full time gainful employment; no qualifications are required. The current membership fee is £10 per person.
Members are entitled to attend our monthly meetings, to join our groups (although some groups may be limited in size), to vote at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and to receive our six-monthly newsletter.
Our affiliation to the Third Age Trust allows the provision of insurance for members undertaking Andover U3A activities. It also allows members to receive 5 copies annually of the Third Age Matters magazine.
Non-members are welcome to join us for one taster session at one of our monthly meetings: just make yourself known to the Welcome Team at the entrance to the Fairground Village Hall.
Further details of our organisation, meetings and groups can be found by browsing through our website.
Terms 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.
Gift Aid - Applicable to both New and Existing Members
The Gift Aid Declaration form states that the donation is for the current tax year (6th Apr 2021 - 5th Apr 2022) therefore Members, new and those renewing who signed a Gift Aid donation to Andover U3A during the current tax year, are advised that for the Gift Aid donation to continue they must submit a signed Gift Aid declaration form for tax year 6th Apr 2022 - 5th Apr 2023.
All signed forms should be sent to the Membership Secretary.
Membership Forms for New Members
Membership forms can be obtained from the Membership Secretary, Gail Hunter, who can be contacted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively you can print your own Membership and Gift Aid forms by downloading them from the links below. Note that these are PDF documents and you will require a PDF reader to read them.
|Membership Form 2022/23
* For New Members Only *
|Gift Aid Form|
|Andover U3A Membership Form 2022/23||Andover U3A Gift Aid Form|
Membership Renewal Process for Existing Members 2022 / 2023
Membership of the Andover U3A is valid each year for the period 1st April to 31st March. This year the process has been revised and the following details the changes and the actions each member should follow to renew their membership subscriptions for the Membership Year 1st April 2022 – 31st March 2023.
This year the renewal form (now just one page) will be available online from the Andover U3A website to enable members to print out and complete. Printed forms will be available to collect at the U3A monthly meetings in February (15th), March (15th) and April (19th).
Any members who are unable to use the online form and who cannot attend the monthly meetings to collect a printed form should contact email@example.com to request a postal form.
Payment of Subscription Fees
Subscription fees for the year 1st April 2022 - 31st March 2023 will be £10 and can be paid by bank transfer, cheque or cash.
Bank transfer details will be available on the renewal form. Please put your surname as the reference. To ensure fees are paid in the new financial year bank transfer payments should not be made until 1st April 2022. This does not preclude you from submitting your renewal form before this date as you can state the date when you wish the bank to action the transfer when completing this detail on your bank account.
All subscription fees paid by cheque received during March will be paid by the Membership Secretary into the Andover U3A account on 1st April 2022. There is no requirement to post-date your cheque.
Membership Cards 2022-23
Membership cards 2022-23 will be issued upon receipt of the completed renewal form. Members can renew in person at the March and April monthly meetings or by post (details on the renewal form).
All members who have not renewed their memberships by 30th April 2022 will be reminded to do so during May by their Group Leader or Membership Secretary. Any member not renewing by 30th June will be informed that their membership has ceased, and they will not be able to participate in U3A activities until they submit a new member application form.
Any current members who have decided not to renew their membership for the coming year are asked to inform Gail Hunter, the Membership Secretary.
|Membership Renewal Form 2022/23
* For Existing Members Only *
|Gift Aid Form|
|Andover U3A Membership Renewal Form 2022/23||Andover U3A Gift Aid Form|