How it all started!
We are part of a National Network of over 1000 U3A groups and our story follows below.
Click HERE for link to National Site.
Click HERE for link to SE Region Site.
Click HERE for link to Kent Network Site.
MEOPHAM U3A began in 2015. The very first public meeting in April attracted a large turnout here it was decided that this branch should be created. Shortly afterwards a Steering Committee of 12 volunteers was formed, which worked hard to get everything up and running in a remarkably short time! Our working constitution was signed off on May 13th 2015. The INAUGURAL MEETING took place on 14th July 2015 & around 450 members have since been enrolled! Members formally adopted our constitution at the 1st AGM on 12th July 2016. Following changes to the National U3A's Constitution, ours was revised at an EGM in 2017 (See Constitution 2018). After applying for charitable status, we became a charity in our own right from April 2018 with the Registered Charity Number 1177639.
Meopham U3A Constitution. click HERE to view. ( Revised and updated in 2018.)
We'd love to hear from you & look forward to meeting you soon.
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What are we?
Meopham U3A: Is one of over 1000 U3A organisations in the UK, designed to provide an opportunity for retired or semi-retired people to learn or develop new pastimes, skills, interests and sports in suitably sized groups, plus the opportunity to socialise with other people with a great variety of interests. All U3As & their study groups are self-financing and run entirely by their members.
Our immediate surrounding area includes Istead Rise, Sole Street, Cobham, Luddesdown, Harvel, Culverstone, Fairseat, Vigo, Stansted, Hodsall Street, New Ash Green, Hartley, Longfield & New Barn, but we welcome members from ANY area.
To read about our vision for our U3A click HERE for more information.
To read all about U3A by the Third Age Trust, (Learning Not Lonely.) click HERE.
JOINING MEOPHAM U3A entitles you to attend MONTHLY MEMBERS MEETINGS & GROUP EVENTS & also means that you will be a member of our national body the THIRD AGE TRUST, with all the advantages & facilities this offers, including regular copies of its national magazine 'Third Age Matters' sent directly to your address, plus access to talks, workshops, courses, conferences & many other special events held further afield.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BECOME A MEMBER, be involved in the running of our organisation in any capacity, could offer any skills or expertise which you feel would be useful, or just want to know more, please use our Contact us page for further information, or come along to one of our Monthly Members Meetings (a small charge of £3 for a one-time introductory visit), or just turn up to one of our Coffee Mornings. (At the Cricketers Pub, Meopham).
For more information about Meopham Village click HERE