Manning Valley U3A Fees
Unlike many U3As, Manning Valley U3A operates on a “user pays” basis. This complicates the enrolment process a little but we believe it is the most equitable arrangement for our members.
Before attending any class or activity each person must enrol as a member of Manning Valley U3A by completion of an enrolment form and payment of the annual membership fee (currently $15 payable once per year). These fees go towards the cost of membership badges, insurance, administration and other operating expenses.
In addition to the annual membership fee, each class and activity has an attendance fee that must be paid at the start of each term. The fee is intended to cover the costs of providing the venue, refreshments, transportation, printed material etc, depending on the requirements of each class/activity. Our enrolment form includes a list of the courses being offered and their associated fees.
How to Join and/or Enrol
Before the start of each term, an enrolment morning is conducted at Taree Uniting Church so that people can enrol in person for the term’s classes/activities and initiate or renew their membership, if due. Personal enrolment is the preferred method because the process is designed to minimise the risk of error or misunderstanding about what classes/activities have been chosen. Receipts are given to record your payment and confirm the details. Refreshments are provided and it is one of our few opportunities for social interaction outside of class.
For those people who cannot attend the enrolment day in person, provision is made for enrolment to be done via Australia Post or by depositing in our letter box near Reception at the Taree Uniting Church.
• Enrolment forms can be downloaded for printing from the Internet or obtained from a supply kept in the open section of our letterbox near Reception at the Taree Uniting Church. For those who elect to have a printed Newsletter posted to them, an enrolment form is included with the Newsletter.
• Complete the enrolment form being careful to indicate all of your chosen classes/activities, the annual fee if it is due and the total amount payable.
• Place the completed enrolment form with your payment in an envelope and post to: Membership Officer, Manning Valley U3A, PO Box 436, Taree NSW 2430 or you can deposit via a slot in the locked section of our letter box near reception at the Taree Uniting Church.
It is requested that members enrol in a timely manner to assist with the compilation of attendance rolls, help tutors plan their classes and to fulfil insurance requirements.