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MEMBERSHIP

Eligibility. All members in good standing of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and practicing in the Philippines shall be eligible for membership in the Chapter.

Classes of Members. The qualifications for membership in the respective classes are:

a) Active Membership. The qualifications for admission to active membership in the Chapter shall require that the applicant be members in good standing with AACE who has an active license to practice medicine in the Philippines and is engaged in the treatment of patients with, or involved in research or educational activities relating to, endocrine disease. Each active member shall have the right to vote, to hold office, be a director, and serve on committees so long as the member remains in good standing.

b) Affiliate Membership. The qualifications for admission to affiliate membership in the Chapter shall require that the applicant be members in good standing with AACE who has an active license to practice medicine in the Philippines and is engaged in the treatment of patients with, or involved in research or educational activities relating to, diabetes. Each affiliate member shall have the right to vote and serve on committees so long as the member remains in good standing.

c) Honorary Membership. Honorary membership may be conferred by the Board of Directors upon such persons who have provided distinguished service to the Chapter or to the endocrinology community. Honorary members shall not be required to pay any dues or assessments and shall not have the right to vote, to hold office or be a director, but may serve on committees.

d) Inactive Membership. Inactive membership may be extended to former active members who are not at the time in active practice, or are confronted by unusual, personal extenuating circumstances as judged by the Chapter Board of Directors. A member may not remain in this category for more than two years, after which the member must reactivate the membership or resign. Inactive members are not required to pay dues or assessments, and may not vote, hold office, be a director, or serve on committees.

e) Retired Membership. Active members who have retired from practice, have reached age 65 and have been a member of the Chapter for either five (5) years or as long as the Chapter has been in existence may apply for senior membership. Senior members pay reduced dues as determined by the Board of Directors. Senior members may vote, serve on committees, hold office and be a director.

f) Emeritus Membership. Active members who have reached age 68 and have held continuous membership in the Chapter for ten years will be placed in Emeritus status. Emeritus members pay no dues but retain all rights of active membership.