Membership


Membership is open to anyone who is retired from full-time work and who has an interest in continuing to learn. You may join any of our special interest groups (space permitting) whether you are an expert or a complete novice wishing to develop a new interest.


The membership year is from 1st April to 31st March. The full-year membership fee for 2020-2021 is £26 per member.


The 5 issues of the Third Age Matters TAM magazine cost £3.10.

From 1 October 2020 membership fee for new members only is £15. TAM is not an option for six months.

New Members

The 2020-21 membership form in 2 parts is for new member applications and can be downloaded from the website.

Please click here to download the join form.

Please click to download the terms and conditions

If in doubt about the form please contact the membership secretary, membership@cvu3a.uk or 01494 782081

Part 1 is for you to complete and includes a section where you sign to accept the Terms of Membership, and where you can remove consents to your information being sent to the companies who distribute the Newsletter and Third Age Matters magazine

Part 2 is important and describes the Terms and Conditions of your membership. It includes the Privacy Statement & Consents regarding the use of your information, and how you can change your consents and information

Payment of the fees can be (i) by cheque to Chess Valley U3A, or (ii) by bank transfer to Chess Valley U3A, sort code 401769, account 51458108. If neither of these methods is possible for you, please contact the membership secretary.

Please post the completed page 1, cheque, and a stamped, self-addressed envelope to the Chess Valley membership secretary.  Your new membership cards with your membership numbers will be posted back to you together with further information welcoming you to the Chess Valley U3A.

Renewal Members

Now that we have the Simple Membership system, there is a clear picture of memberships and payments, and members can maintain their own personal details. Therefore the renewal process no longer needs an application form.


Members have two options for renewing-


a) send your cheque made payable to Chess Valley u3a (membership number on the reverse please) and an SAE to The Membership Secretary, 12 Warrender Road, Chesham HP5 3NE.


b) pay by bank transfer, and send SAE. Please ensure the bank transfer includes your name and membership number. TheCVU3A bank details are sort code 401769, account 51458108.


We are also introducing permanent cards rather than the previous annual cards, the new permanent card will be sent back to you in the SAE.


If you have any questions regarding renewal, email membership@cvu3a.uk, or call 01494 782081.