Odiham District

Useful info

Notices pertaining to existing members

If you are currently a member of Odiham District u3a, the annual period of membership renewal is now closed.

Minutes for the 2023 AGM can be found here.

Garden visits - Pam's corner

Some of you will have been on outings with the Garden Appreciation Group. This year, the Group Leader, Pam Foey, can't run the group in the same way since she now has health problems which limit her.

So she has agreed to run "Pam's corner" each month where she will list details of a few local gardens that you might like to visit.

In the March edition, Pam lists gardens where you can see daffodils & rhododendrons.

Discounts for u3a members

You can get a 10% discount off your food and drinks bill on weekdays at the Red Lion in Odiham High Street if you present your u3a membership card.

All Odiham District U3A Members are automatically Associate Members of the Odiham & Greywell Cricket Club, and as such they are entitled to a 5% discount on drinks at the Bar upon production of their u3a membership card. See the Odiham & Greywell Cricket Club website for opening times.   

If you book a holiday with Riviera Travel, and if you mention when booking that you are the member of our u3a, 9% commission will be passed back to the Odiham District u3a. This benefit is made possible through something called the “u3a Affinity scheme”. Under the rules of this scheme, we are not, unfortunately, allowed to pass the refund back to the member who made the booking. However, monies raised will be used for the benefit of all our members or to help our wider community. Clearly, the choice of holidays and which travel agent members choose to use is entirely personal and in no way are we recommending or suggesting that you use Riviera Travel.

If you don't have a membership card, please contact our membership secretary, Maggie Brain.

Beacon - the members' portal

u3a Beacon is a web-based management information system allowing local u3a's to manage their membership, groups and finances, and to facilitate communication with all members. All u3a data is co-hosted on the same server but effectively isolated from that of all others and meets u3a GPDR guidelines.

The Beacon system is accessed through internet browsers on PCs, tablets or smartphones (Firefox and Chrome are the preferred browsers).

For most members, the only time you would want to go to the Beacon system is:

  • When renewing your annual membership.
  • If you want to update the personal details that the u3a holds about you (change of address, change of contact number, etc).

Learn more about signing into Beacon - the old and the new methods - here.