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Renewal Notice for U3A Membership

Renewal Notice for U3A Membership

From 1 October, it has been decided to send your membership cards by email and by ordinary mail only to those without email access. The email may be printed at home or saved on your mobile devices. The new subscription rate also comes into effect.

If you paid us in the past by bank transfer or standing order to

CAF Bank: sort 40 – 52 – 40         Account 00008412      or

Lloyds Bank: Sort 30 – 63 – 97    Account 22188268,

please cancel or ask your bank to cancel this instruction urgently and replace it as follows. Failure to act on this will mean extra administration of chasing you for the shortfall in subscription.

New Standing Order and subscription rates:

Lloyds Bank Sort:                             30 – 63 – 97                  Account 24773360             Account Name: Buckingham & District U3A Subs

Start date: 1 October 2018

Recommended reference to identify your payment: U3A – followed by your membership number(s), e.g. U3A 9999 or for joint payments U3A 9998-9999.

Amount to be paid annually is £15 per member or £11.50 if you are a member of another U3A and paying its full fee. A joint fee may be paid by adding together fees for all members residing at same address.

We face great deal of difficulty handling cash as we have to provide proof of payment, which creates long queues at open meetings and has the potential of making an untraceable mistake. Therefore, it has been decided that we will no longer accept cash payments.

If you pay by cheque, please bear in mind that such payments tend to be spread unnecessarily over a long period unless paid on time on or before 1 October, often require reminders, and administratively very time consuming. We strongly advise a standing order be set up with your bank as above. If paying by cheque add your membership number and postcode at the back.

Deadline for renewals is 31 October 2018. If you are renewing after the deadline and do not have an email address, provide a self-address STAMPED envelope with your cheque. There will be a grace of two further months for late renewals after which your membership will be suspended, i.e. from 1 January 2019.

Mr Janti Mistry (Membership Secretary)

Outing to Middleport Potteries New Date

Unfortunately Monday’s visit had to be cancelled as Lanes ( The coach company) were unable to provide a driver for the coach. Beryl had to drive around to inform the people that she was unable to contact by phone. She was, naturally, devastated and apologises to all concerned. The visit to Middleport has been rescheduled for July 23rd. It is hoped that everyone will understand and will be able to come on the altered date.

Art Lovers

Art Lovers – exhibition at 2 Bennetts Close, Padbury, MK 18 2BF next weekend and the one after, from 11am until 5 pm. Also this Wednesday and the next Thursday at the same times. All part of Bucks Arts Weeks.
Peter Austin (husband of Judy Austin – GC of Spanish Revision Group) has exhibited twice at The Royal Academy Summer Show and twice at The Royal West of England Academy in Bristol. He has recently sold a large painting to a Belgian collector. Peter’s paintings are often inspired by landscapes and places he has visited. One might call them Abstract Landscapes.

Group Co-ordinators wanted!!!

Don’t forget the U3A is a self help organisation.  We need volunteers

for Calligraphy get the books out and start to learn!

Antiques and Collectables – come on you fans of Flog It etc.!

Ukulele – a second group needs leader, volunteers and venue – maybe your home would be suitable?

and there’s more see – New Groups.



C I O Progress update

The new CIO status of Buckingham U3A has been established thanks to sterling work by Paddy Collins our treasurer.

The CIO has been registered with the Charity Commissioners  see Charity no. 1177534.

Work is in progress – once again by Paddy – to complete the changeover.

Set up of new bank accounts is in process.

U3A has been informed.


Buckingham Civic Day Saturday June 23rd attention U3A Music groups

On Saturday June 23rd the Buckingham Society will be organising Buckingham Civic Day. This is something we have done for the last five years and we have the presentation of the awards to the Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year and some sort of musical entertainment outside the Old Gaol. This year I am thinking about some sort of busking set up where we would invite local musicians to do a stint and collect money for a designated charity – probably the U3A charity for 2018 which, as you probably know, is the League of Friends of Buckingham Hospital.