Pocklington & District U3A was formed in 2005. Membership is open to everyone in the “Third Age” (who are no longer in full time employment). Our Membership is presently 814 (Oct 2016) with 77 Groups.
What is the U3A?
The POCKLINGTON & DISTRICT U3A is a registered charity organised by a voluntary Committee of Trustees that is elected annually at the A.G.M. The Trustees take on the responsibility of ensuring that the organisation adheres to the stated aims and objectives of all U3As published by The Third Age Trust (see overleaf) and to the rules of the Charity Commission regarding governance and finance, as well as to the Constitution of their own U3A. The core of activities is provided through interest groups that meet in hired rooms, members’ homes or out of doors. These groups run on a self-help basis and are led by members. An annual Information Booklet provides members with details of all the groups and their activities. Further Revised 24th August 2015 details are then obtained by contacting the Group Leaders or at the monthly Drop-in meetings held on the first Thursday of the month at The Community Centre, Burnby Hall, Pocklington, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Here, members and prospective members can come along for a coffee and a chat and get up-to-date information about events and activities. For those with access to the internet, our website is at http://www.pocklingtonu3a.org.uk and provides information about the groups and the Committee. Certain information on the website, for example the Group Leaders’ contact details, is available only to members. Anyone who is interested in starting a group should discuss the proposal with the Vice-Chair or any member of the Committee.
The annual subscription, which is due on 1st April, is currently £12.00 and includes a capitation contribution to the national organisation which covers insurance for activities and a quarterly national magazine. The subscription also funds local costs such as Drop-ins, the Information Booklets and capital items for use by groups. All members are issued with a membership card which they need to produce from time to time when attending groups and which gives entry to Drop-ins. New members are invited to a welcome meeting that enables them to meet members of the Committee, along with other new members, and to ask any questions they may have about the organisation and its many activities. An invitation to this meeting is sent to out with the membership card.