These incoming members are an incredibly global bunch, including those who call New Zealand, Peru, Nigeria, Japan and the US home. 87% work in industry and 13% work in government and academia.
Many of these members work at companies familiar to AOCS, including Wilmar Shanghai Biotech Research & Development, Stratas, Kalsec, Eurofins, Bunge and Blue Diamond Growers. We also gained members from companies that are newer to the Society, like Motif Foodworks, Potencial Biodiesel LTDA, Sanimax and Face Edit Medical Spa. Plus, some of our new members are affiliated with academic institutions such as Federal University, Dutse, Nigeria; University of California, Davis, USA; and St. Francis Xavier University, USA.
Members can learn more about incoming members in the Premium Content Library.
30% of these members joined as a result of their involvement with the Lab Proficiency Program and five of our new members came to us as a result of their participation in the Approved Chemist Program. Another 38% became members after joining us for the virtual annual meeting.
Thanks to Eddie Baldwin, of Stratas Foods, and Doug Bibus, AOCS President, for participating in our refer-a-friend membership program and bringing colleagues into the fold of the AOCS community.
Both long-time and new members can participate in our refer-a-friend program and get rewarded for introducing colleagues to AOCS. For every member you recruit in 2020, you will get a $20 gift card (up to $100). Visit the “Recruit Members” page on aocs.org for a downloadable recruitment toolkit.
Plus, now is a great time to join AOCS with our special summer member offer, which gives you a 35% discount on membership when you join before August 21. Just use code SAVEAOCS35!