What is the Hadleigh U3A and what is it all about?
Our slogan is Learn, Laugh and Live! Currently there are some 1035 U3A's in the UK and we have 270 members in the Hadleigh area alone so we hope we are succeeding in that aim.
No academic qualifications are necessary or to be gained. Membership is open equally to men and women, the only requirement being that they are no longer in full-time paid employment yet still have their marbles and a healthy interest in the world outside the confines of home and daytime television!
For a modest basic subscription of £12.00* (Associate member £8.50 annually, available to those who are fully paid up members of other U3A’s). Members can attend our twelve monthly meetings, each with a guest speaker, and can access any of our twenty three special interest groups. These are run by members for members and cover a wide range of subjects and new ideas are always welcome. To name just a few, our groups cover subjects as diverse as Antiques, Current Affairs, Genealogy, Computer Skills, Psychology, Social History, Jazz Appreciation, Scrabble, Painting, Luncheon Clubs and Garden Visiting.
Our monthly speaker meetings play to a full house at the United Reformed Church Market Place Hadleigh IP7 5DL
Our theatre trips, outings and holidays provide experiences and opportunities that many of our members might not otherwise be able to have, and certainly not in such companionable company as when we do it in a group of like-minded people. We also hold a summer party at the Guildhall and a Christmas Lunch, currently at Hintlesham Hall. All these additional events are organised by our committee, charged at cost and open to all members.
So if any of this sounds like your kind of thing, why not come along on the second Monday of any month at 2.30 pm, where you will be very welcome. Contact our membership secretary Louise if you would like to know more.
*We have kept the subscription at £12 and not implemented the new subscription of £15 as agreed at the 2019 AGM due to the cancellation of our speaker meetings and planned events due to the Covid pandemic.