Membership renewal for 2021 is now due. The committee have agreed that the fee will remain at £10 per annum.
Please complete your renewal by 1st March. Those of you who joined after 30th November 2020 already have 2021 membership and do not need to renew.
In view of the current COVID restrictions, it would help the administration if renewals are done online using the Beacon membership system whenever possible. Payment can be made by debit or credit card using the Orpington U3A Paypal account (you do not need to have your own Paypal account and there is no additional cost to you). Almost 300 members chose this method last year.
Renewing your membership by PayPal is quick and easy and allows the automatic recording of your payments on our membership database (Beacon). This will save our Membership Secretary and Treasurer a considerable amount of work, so if you are able to pay this way that would be appreciated.
We understand that some members still prefer to pay by cheque and this facility is also available.
Whichever method you choose, your new membership card will be delivered to you by post. There may be a significant delay in sending the membership cards due to COVID restrictions.
How to Renew by Paypal
If you wish to pay by Paypal click HERE to enter the Beacon Membership Database. You will need your membership number (on your membership card) and your email address. Once you are in Beacon, please select the Update Personal Details option to ensure we hold the correct contact information for you (do not bother completing the security question, this feature is not used). Once that is confirmed, click on Members Portal to return to the menu then select the Renew Your Membership option and follow the instructions. If you have any problems please click HERE for further advice.
How to renew by Cheque
If you wish to pay by cheque please click HERE to download the form. Send the completed form, together with your cheque (payable to Orpington U3A) to:
The Membership Secretary
1 Tandridge Place,
Please write clearly, especially email addresses, highlight any updates and do not use staples.