All members of the Canterbury U3A are important as every one who takes part in any of the activities is contributing to the aims of U3A.
Some members have specific roles — click on Who`s Who.
If you have a general query about us, or about anything on our web site and are not sure who to contact, please send a message initially to our Web Master Janet Linington via the contact form below. She will either answer it or re-direct it to the appropriate person.
Our Chair, Ursula Steiger has her own page on the website, please click on Chair`s page to read it. To send her an email please the form below. As a temporary measure pending the temporary indisposition of the Membership Secretary, she is also looking after certain duties of this post.
We have four joining sessions per year, held normally near the end of September, mid January, beginning of April and mid June. At these we will inform potential new members of the nature and principles of U3A. We will tell you not only about courses our Members offer, but also about other events and activities throughout the year. Many of these you can find out about on this web site. If you would like to join please follow the instructions below.
To join just save the Membership application form on your computer, complete it, print it out and keep it safe. Then contact either Hugh or Christine Ritchie by sending them an email via the Membership Application contact button below, or telephoning them on 01227 470763 and they can give you more information and book you onto the next available Joining Day. At this stage do not send any money. You will be invited to attend the next joining session with vacancies and should bring the completed form with you. Membership(February to January) currently costs £20, or £36 per year for two people living at the same address who are happy to share Newsletters, Course and Activity information etc.
Membership Renewals & Queries from existing Members
Please note that Membership renewal subscriptions are due at the end of January and must be paid by the deadline of 10 February 2014 in order to book places on courses or to participate in our events. Reminders will not be sent. A letter explaining the arrangements was sent to all members. A copy of the renewal letter is attached.
Please contact the Membership Secretary using the form below if you are an existing member and have a query.
Can you help us?
U3As are entirely run by their members, drawing upon their skills, knowledge and experience to organise a wide range of activities. Members themselves run the groups, serve on committees, deal with the administration and organise outings and events. Everyone is encouraged to help in some way or another if at all possible. Please click on How can I help? to find out more.
We always welcome ideas from members offering to organise and run new activities or new courses. Please contact Sally Burchill Director of Studies using the form below, or alternatively ring her on 07856 080 363 for further information and help.
For the latest position please refer to the Course vacancies list on this web site (noting that these will be shown from mid-September and updated regularly) but if you wish to apply for a place, or have any queries contact Peter Le Touze Course Administrator either via email using the form below or by phone on 07856 080 367. Please note that the Course Administrator button will be reinstated later in February.
Summer Programme Activities
This is a reminder to organisers of the above that we would very much like to receive reports and photos of your event. Please send these to Roger and Margaret Lansdell, 6 Priory Gardens, Nunnery Field, Canterbury CT1 3HT telephone 01227 657230 or email them using the contact form below to obtain their email address to attach your photographs.