Maldon U3A
Maldon U3A
Maldon U3A
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Who we are

We started in 1998 and have flourished into an enthusiastic branch with approximately 450 members. We hold a monthly meeting with a guest speaker, and various social activites throughout the year.

U3A stands for "University of the Third Age",

The U3A Movement is non-religious and non-political and has three main principles:

The Third Age Principle

The Self-help Learning Principle

The Mutual Aid Principle

Members do not have to join any of the activity groups, but these groups are fundamental to the U3A way of shared learning and socialising. Activity groups are an excellent way to make new friends and to share experiences with like-minded people.

An activity group can be formed on any topic, but someone must be prepared to act as the group leader. Once sufficient members want to join a group, they decide where and when they want to meet. Most Maldon & District U3A groups meet on a regular day and time each month. Some groups may choose to meet in the open air, such as a walking group or a bird watching group. Other groups with a small membership may choose to meet in a member's home, (often the group will meet in several members' houses in turn). Groups with larger memberships and special requirements will hire a room.

All activity groups are self-financing but if their turnover is at a level that they need to pay room hire fees etc. by cheque, they are advised to open a group account with the Treasurer to ensure that the payments are undertaken within the authority of the U3A.

The committee

ChairpersonShirley Macro
Vice ChairpersonMalcolm Case
SecretaryJudith Johnston
TreasurerGraham Webster
Membership SecretaryMalcolm Case
Newsletter EditorLiz Samson
Speaker Secretary
CommitteeAndrew Simmonds
Alec Fraser
Penelope McAvoy
Non-committee roles:
WebMasterTony Groves
Social Group ChairmanMichael Childs
AV Equipment ManagementMike Flack
Essex Assoc of U3AsMalcolm Case