Latest U3A Fellowship Awards



Fellowship of Up Holland & District U3A is a special form of membership. It is marked with the award of a certificate together with free membership for life. To qualify for a Fellowship, the member

will have made an outstanding contribution to the ongoing development of our U3A.

Normally a minimum of five years active service in a leading role is required. Any member may nominate another member by providing information demonstrating how the nominee meets the criteria. Please give details of the actual involvement that this person has made and include the period of time over which this has taken place.

Please complete a Nomination form and return it to any member of the Management Committee by 4th April 2019. Forms will be available at the Speaker Meeting and Coffee Mornings, or from the Secretary.


At our May Annual General Meeting, Fellowship Award certificates were presented to two of our members for their ‘outstanding contribution to Up Holland & District U3A’ over the years.

John Taylor, who joined our U3A in 2009. John became Secretary in 2010 and has been both a reliable and stalwart member of the Committee and an indispensable source of information and advice.

Neil Stevenson, leader of the Heritage Railways and, jointly led, Egyptology Groups. Neil is a past Chair of our U3A and has been instrumental in the introducing the Beacon system to Upholland U3A.

The awards cover by way of a Certificate and also free membership of our U3A for the rest of their life. We congratulate them on their award and thank them for their dedicated  valuable contribution to our U3A and important liaison with other U3A Networks and National Office.


Every year our U3A awards a free life fellowship with a certificate to a member who has been nominated for making an outstanding contribution to the ongoing development of Up Holland & District U3A.

We invite members to nominate, with appropriate supporting evidence; any member who they think deserves this recognition. This is not an election, and the Committee does not have to agree to any nomination and has the right to appoint someone who has not been nominated. Only a small number of members will qualify for the award at any one time – it will be a rare and, we hope, coveted, honour.

Information on the criteria required can be obtained from the Secretary, Beth Turton.