Build your AOCS community

No one is more qualified to spread the word about the benefits of AOCS membership than you, a dedicated member. Help us preserve the strength of our Society by inviting your colleagues to join AOCS.

Refer a friend. Grow the Society. Get rewarded

Spreading the word about AOCS expands professional networks, enhances experiences of colleagues and friends, and ensures our shared commitment to advancing the fats and oils industry.

Share the AOCS impact year-round

Join in the fun and do your part to help expand the AOCS community all year long. Download the AOCS Membership Recruiter’s Toolkit for resources to help with the membership pitch to your colleagues and peers.

This May at the 2019 AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo, you will have the chance to expand your AOCS community.

Just look for the non-member meeting attendees wearing black lanyards and share why AOCS membership is important and how it has made an impact on your career! Be sure to let them know that new members who join on site save 40% on their Active (individual) membership dues for the remainder of 2019.

Plus, as a recruiter, you could get rewarded too — make sure the new member adds your name to the application while joining, and you will both be eligible to win one of four AOCS Prize Packs. So, start spreading the word about why you love AOCS!

Prize winners will be announced daily at the Annual Meeting:

  • Sunday, May 5 – President’s Reception
  • Monday, May 6 – Happy Hour Reception
  • Tuesday, May 7 – Happy Hour Reception
  • Wednesday, May 8 – Member + Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Recruit new members for your chance to win:

Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar

Drinks at Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar 

St. Louis Cardinals

Tickets to a Cardinals baseball game
May 7 at 6:45 p.m.

Sugarfire SmokeHouse

St. Louis-style BBQ from Sugarfire SmokeHouse

Montréal Science Center

Tickets to the Montréal Science Center
Plan your visit during the 2020 AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo in Montréal!

Why recruit?

Help grow the AOCS community to ensure your colleagues and peers have access to these resources and opportunities. Hear from other AOCS members on the value of membership:

“Joining AOCS is a great way to stay connected to others in the industry and to access up-to-date information”
Theresa Susan (Sue) Witeof, Director, Quality & Regulatory, AAK

“Through AOCS, I have met other scientists who have had a great positive impact on my career.”
Magdi M. Mossoba, Research Chemist, FDA

“AOCS facilitated my professional growth through graduate school, and now as an educator. AOCS provides a common ground with the industry around me so my students can start making important professional connections.”
Sara Shinn, Assistant Professor

“This is my society, and this is where I belong. This is where I share my work, meet most of my peers, learn from and help others. My career, my job, where I am today…all of these would not have been possible without AOCS.”
Supratim Ghosh, Assistant Professor

Recruitment FAQs

Who qualifies as a new member?

A new member must be an Active (individual) Member or Corporate Member. Student memberships will qualify for the Supporting level.

Why should I want to recruit members?

AOCS facilitates and strengthens interactions among professionals through meetings, specialized interest groups and other networking opportunities. Be recognized for your active support of the profession and the professional development of your peers around the world.

Who is eligible to participate?

All current members are eligible to participate. 

Who should I recruit?

  • Work colleagues and associates who have an interest in your industry
  • Professionals you meet at industry conferences
  • New professionals just beginning their careers
  • Students studying in your industry

Do I have to be a member for a certain length of time before I can participate?

No. Whether you have been a member for one month or five years, you are able to participate.


Contact Janet Brown at or +1 217-693-4897.