Membership Secretary

We are now fully into the season for the payment of the Annual Subscriptions, the renewal date for Subscriptions was the 01 May 2020.

Many thanks to all the members who have already paid, your support is very important in these unusual times enabling the South Leicestershire U3A to continue to operate, if only at the moment on an online basis and to be in position to fully reopen when we are all thankfully able to join together again.

Although, the majority of our Members have renewed their Membership, there are still unfortunately a  number from whom payment is still outstanding or they have not informed us that they are not renewing. For any member who has not paid, the offer of a reduced Membership Subscription next year will still apply, providing that they renew their membership before the expiry of the period of grace. This will be subject to no adverse situations occurring such as the Government removing the Gift Aid facility from Charities and of course the agreement of the Membership at our AGM later this year.

However, as they have not yet renewed their membership, they cannot be classified as an active member and therefore will not be included in any activity or event organised by the SLU3A or the Group where they had been involved prior to 01 May.

In view of the current situation, which has necessitated the cancellation of the Monthly Meetings in the interim, it is now only possible to pay by cheque or cash by post to myself, at 11 Austins Close, Market Harborough, LE16 9BJ or by Debit or Credit card through the SLU3A website. Further details about this method of payment may be found in the Membership Section of the SLU3A Website. We are also very pleased to announce that this online facility has now been extended to include new applicants who wish to join the SLU3A. I am pleased to advise that it is the Committee’s intention to substantially reduce the Membership Fee from the next year’s renewal.

I hope that you are all keeping well and safe in these unusual circumstances

Ian Webb