Provisional Members

The home of the Cliff Villages U3A was originally Harmston Village Hall, a cosy little hall in a small village situated about the middle of the cliff villages, so that it wasn't too far for any of our members to get at. It met the requirements of our U3A admirably except in one rather important way - it's not very big and has a limited capacity - so, if we wantd all our members to be able to attend our monthly meetings we had to restrict membership to around 150.

The result of this was that ever since the Cliff Villages U3A Group was formed there had been a waiting list to join.

In the middle of 2006 the committee decided to introduce 'provisional membership'.
People on the waiting list were invited to join as provisional members. Provisional members paid a reduced annual subscription which included the contribution to U3A Head Office and were covered by U3A member insurance.
They were able to join Interest Groups if there were vacancies but were not be able to attend the Friday monthly meetings..

A few years ago a new community centre was built in Navenby - one of the larger Cliff Villages - and named The Venue. It was then decided that we should move our monthly meeting venue to 'The Venue', although our groups still use Harmston Memorial Hall. It's capacity is substantially greater than Harmston Hall so we no longer have a waiting list.

Therefore the Provisional Membership category is no longer available and all new members are enrolled as full members