Membership of U3A Nambucca Valley is open to retired or semi-retired persons over the age of 55, or to those who have sought special dispensation from the committee.
To Enrol in a Course
It is necessary to be a financial member ofU3A Nambucca Valley before enroling in a course. Once the membership fee is paid, enrol with the Course Leader at Open Day.
A Membership Application form is needed for new members. Continuing members will only need to fill in a form if their details have changed. Fees are due in January of each year; they are currently $20 per person per annum. Members joining after 30 June pay 50% of the annual fee ($10). Payment of membership fees may be made in one of the following ways:
a) By direct transfer to Bananacoast Credit Union contact us for our account details. (Note: BCU members add S11 to the account number). If using this payment method, it is important to give your full name as a reference. If you are a new member it will be necessary for you to send a completed membership form to Membership Secretary, PO Box 101 Nambucca Heads 2448.
b) By cheque payable to U3A Nambucca Valley Association Inc (include your membership form if you are a new member) mailed to The Treasurer, PO Box 101, Nambucca Heads, 2448.
c) By cheque or cash payment deposited in a sealed envelope and handed in at the Stringer Gallery, Nambucca Community and Arts Centre, Ridge St, Nambucca Heads during Gallery open hours (10am to 3pm Wed to Fri, 9:30am to 11:30am Sat). Cash must be the exact amount as Gallery volunteers cannot give change.
d) By cheque or cash payment at Open Day on Wednesday 31 January 2018. Payment of membership fees in advance of Open Day would be very much appreciated.
These vary depending on the course and should be discussed with the course leader when enrolling. Generally, it will depend on factors such as the number of participants, the course venue and the amount of photocopying or supplementary material required. A contribution towards morning/afternoon tea is at the discretion of the course leader in consultation with the course
Course costs cover venue hire only. All course leaders volunteer their time. Outdoor activities do not incur a course cost. If there are other expenses involved, such as hire of equipment or material, the course leader will advise course members.
U3A Nambucca Valley requires all members to be financial so that they are covered against public liability when attending an approved U3A activity. However, this does not cover them for personal loss or accident. The committee requests that all members sign the attendance sheets, which are at every U3A course and function.
Members are asked to wear their name tags to allU3A Nambucca Valley courses and functions to help facilitate members getting to know one another and as proof of financial membership.
If a course has insufficient numbers to be viable, the committee may decide not to run that course.