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.

Now through January 15, 2018, AOCS is running an exciting and friendly competition—which serves as an opportunity for you to be rewarded, by helping expand the AOCS community. Recruit today and you will be recognized as a member of the President’s Club. The more members who join because of you, the more opportunities you will have to win!

Here’s how

Presidents ClubDirect your colleague to to become a member today or print out an application (.pdf) and give it to your recruit to complete and return to

To receive credit for your new recruit please ask him/her to include your name in the “Recruited by” box.

Questions? Contact Doreen Berning at or +1 217-693-4813.

View competition flyer (.pdf)

Where to begin? The AOCS Recruitment Toolkit includes tools and advice to help you get started.

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.

How will I know how I’m doing in the competition compared to others?

As the competition gets going, we will share stats on how everyone is doing in the competition on a weekly basis. Be sure to get on the board and then monitor closely where you rank as the weeks go by! 

When does the recruiting competition period end?

Recruit members through January 15, 2018 to be eligible to win. AOCS encourages members to recruit year-round.

How will I be notified if I win?

All prize winners will be notified via email or phone. Please be sure your contact information is up-to-date in our records. Log in now to update your information.

Can I win more than one prize?

Members can only win one major prize. All members who recruit at least one member will receive an AOCS President's Club Mug.


Contact Doreen Berning at or +1 217-693-4813.