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Membership Renewals 2021

IMPORTANT INFO: U3A RENEWALS 2021

As you are all aware January is normally the time when our General Assembly is busy with members attending to renew their subscription. But of course this year, sadly, that can’t happen. Even our satellite meetings planned for January have had to be cancelled. We have provisionally booked a couple of days in February and we will let you know asap if and when these will go ahead.

In the meantime we have a couple of other options for you (detailed below) and we would encourage you to please use either of these means.

We are well aware that many of our members will be wondering whether it’s worth renewing this year; little is happening by way of groups, nothing at all by way of TCET, no happy get-togethers and sure if you don’t renew now you can always rejoin later in the year for only €5 more. All true, BUT

Your U3A needs you to renew now. We are all part of a group of people who set up the U3A for us, ourselves, we are managed by the people, for the people! We make no profits, all subs are ploughed directly back to support our groups, our wonderfully priced trips and excursions, our meetings, our events and our website.

Many of these expenses continue despite the restrictions we are all living under. Just maintaining the website, insurances, accounting and bank accounts costs us €2,500 a year. Our membership fees also support new and existing groups, provide refreshments at GA meetings and celebrations, all for your €7.

We are ready and chomping at the bit to recommence all activity as soon as we are allowed to, we even have a couple of new groups raring to go, but unless you, our members, renew we will not be able to. We will have to disband due to lack of funds. And believe us, the red tape involved in setting up a non-profit association in Spain means we would be unlikely to ever start up again.

So, if you want to see your U3A continue for another 15 years, please please pledge your €7.00 and renew your subs!

With thanks for listening

Your U3A Committee

 HOW TO RENEW.

1. By bank transfer, please ensure your name and membership number is noted on the transaction. Our account number is ES26 2100 6033 2102 0003 8126

2. You can drop an envelope into either of the following two postboxes, please put your name and membership number on the outside of the envelope.

ALCALALI: La Solana Gardens Residents’ Association Postbox, situated at the bottom of La Solana Gardens, Alcalali – this can be found on the Alcalali to Orba road on the right, just past the old Valbonne Restaurante (which is now under renovation). The Postbox is white and is located in the Buzon area just beyond the Bazuras.

JALON: Calle San Rafael 49, box 1B (bottom left) This is the last doorway at the far end of the road (past the Everest Indian restaurant, Horizons Insurance office & the paint shop.)

*** Please be aware that you take part in any of our activities AT YOUR OWN RISK ***