Membership

Application for Membership: 

Please download the application form. The form should be completed and returned together with the correct payment to “Hong Kong Obesity Society Limited” and sent to Unit 3C, Worldwide Centre, 123 Tung Chau Street, KLN.

Application for admission must be made in writing signed by the candidate and shall be in such form as the Council shall decide.

Membership benefits including, but not limited to, applications for Society sponsorship, grants and Cooperate Membership to other Obesity Societies.

Types of Membership

  1. Full Member
    Any medical practitioner, allied health professional, scientist or technologist who is interested in obesity and who is not qualified to be an ordinary member shall be eligible to become a full member on the recommendations of two ordinary members of the Society and upon payment of full membership subscription. Such members shall enjoy all the privileges of the Society except the power of voting and holding office. Such member shall be proposed and seconded by two ordinary members of the Society and the proposal shall be passed in a Council meeting. Such member shall enjoy the same privileges as ordinary members except the right to vote or hold office. Full membership status will be renewed every 5 years by written notice to the Honorary Secretary. Failure to submit such written notice after 2 reminders spaced 1 month apart will result in the revocation of full membership. Full membership status can be reinstated upon payment of the full membership subscription.  A full member can change status to an ordinary member if proposed and seconded by two ordinary members of the Society and the proposal shall be passed in a council meeting and subsequently ratified by the members in a general meeting.
     
  2. Associate Member 
    Any person, corporation, medical practitioner, allied health professional, scientist or technologist who is interested in obesity and who is not qualified to be a full member shall be eligible to become an associate member on the recommendations of two ordinary members of the Society. Such members shall enjoy all the privileges of the Society except the power of voting and holding office and will be required to pay an annual subscription fee. An associate member can change status to a full member upon payment of the annual subscription fee for 3 consecutive years. In the event that an associate member wish to change status to a full member and there had been an interruption in the annual subscription fee payment, he may choose to pay annual subscription fee for 3 consecutive years again or pay the full membership subscription to become full member
     
  3. Student Members
    Any person who is engaged in full time or part-time studies for a postgraduate degree in relation to obesity. Such member shall be proposed and seconded by two ordinary members of the Society and the proposal shall be passed in a Council meeting. Such member shall enjoy the privileges of ordinary members except the right to vote or hold office. The annual subscription fee shall be one-fifth that of associate member or such amounts as may be decided by the Council.
     

  4. Overseas Member 
    Any person or corporation who is normally resident outside Hong Kong and whose candidature for Overseas Membership has been approved by the Council pursuant to the Articles and Ordinance. Such members shall enjoy all the privileges of the Society except the power of voting and holding office.

Membership Dues
Full Members:HK$ 800 per year
Associate Members:HK$ 300 per year
Student Members:HK$ 100 per year
Overseas Members:US$ 50 per year