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Orpington U3A

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Problems Identifying Yourself to Beacon

Unfortunately Beacon requires an exact match to how your name and postcode are stored in the database.  Please ensure you enter your first and last name using capitals for the first letters, eg Fred Bloggs. When entering your postcode please ensure you include the space, eg BR9 9ZZ.

Do NOT use autofill to complete the fields. This can introduce unwanted spaces or fail to capitalise names.

Your Membership Number can be found on your membership card.

To access Beacon, you must enter the email address that you have previously provided to us.

If you don't know your membership number, haven't previously provided us with an email address or still can't manage to identify yourself then please click HERE to contact us.  Please provide as much information as you can.

Updating Your Personal Details

If you don't see this option on the menu after you successfully identify yourself, then you are not considered to be a current member of Orpington U3A. If you renew your membership, either via Paypal or by cheque, you will be able to see this option. If you believe you are a current member then please click HERE to contact us, providing as much information as you can.

Please ensure your address, phone and email address are up to date. If these change in the future then either update the information via this page or contact us via the feedback facilities under Contact Us in the menu bar.

There is no requirement to provide an answer to the security question or upload a photo.

None of your information is shared with the Group Leaders, so there is no need to tick the hide contact details option.

Paying by PayPal

If you don't see the Renew Membership option on the menu after you successfully identify yourself, it is likely that you are already a member for 2020 and you should see a message confirming this.  New members who joined on or after 1 December 2019 are already current members until 1 March 2021.

If another member lives at the same address you will be given the option to renew their membership with yours in a single transaction.  Untick the box if you do not wish to do so.

You will be asked whether you wish U3A to claim Gift Aid on your subscription.  You only need to tick this if you have not given us permission before, but please tick if you are not sure. You must pay Income Tax and/or Capital Gains tax to select this option. If you have previously opted for Gift Aid but no longer pay tax please let us know. Not selecting the flag is not sufficient.


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