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.

Share the positive impact of AOCS

Now through August 2018, AOCS is running an exciting and friendly competition to see who can recruit the most AOCS new members — spread the word about the value of AOCS and help the Society grow this year!

New for 2018: For every qualifying member* you recruit, you will receive a US $10 Visa gift card!

In addition, every participant in our 2018 Member-Get-a-Member campaign will:

  • receive a free President’s Club mug;
  • be featured on the AOCS website and recognized on AOCS social media; and
  • get recognition in an upcoming AOCS monthly newsletter, as well as in INFORM magazine.

*Qualifying member: A new Active (individual) Member or Corporate Member

New members will save on membership when they join AOCS for the remainder of 2018

Let qualifying members know they can earn membership savings by joining AOCS before August 31! Help them discover their new professional home and save over $60 when they join AOCS for the remainder of 2018. Your recruitment efforts will help further advance the science and technology of lipids, oils, fats, surfactants, proteins and related materials

Why recruit?

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

“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

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

“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

Download our AOCS Membership Justification Toolkit to help make your case!

Recruitment FAQs

When does the recruiting competition period end?

Recruit members through August 31, 2018, to be eligible to win. AOCS encourages members to recruit year-round.

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! 

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