Recruit Members

No one is more qualified to spread the word about the benefits of AOCS membership than you, a dedicated member.

The Refer-a-Friend program is a great way to share the positive impact of AOCS and help expand our global community. As our membership grows, it represents a more diverse set of specialties, backgrounds and locations which will enrich the entire membership experience.

Take the initiative to help your peers experience the many benefits and connections that you know AOCS offers. Not only will you change the course of their careers, but you will gain visibility as a leader in growing the Society — plus, receive a US $20 gift card for every new member you recruit!

Refer a friend. Grow the Society. Get rewarded.

Sharing your AOCS membership experience grows your network, enriches the professional path of your colleagues, increases your opportunities to collaborate, and fosters our collective mission to advance the fats and oils industry. Become a recruiter now to:

  • Earn a US $20 gift card for every member you recruit.
  • Gain global recognition.
    Gain exposure as a leader in the community for spreading the word.
  • Give back to the AOCS Foundation.
    If you would prefer, or if you are unable to receive gifts in your role, you can donate your reword(s) to the AOCS Foundation. The AOCS Foundation supports student programs designed to enhance our work in advancing the science and technology of fats, oils, proteins, surfactants and related materials.

Share the AOCS impact year-round

It is easy to be an advocate for AOCS year-round. Download the AOCS Membership Recruiter’s Toolkit for resources and ideas on how to successfully spread the word:

Why recruit?

Growing the AOCS community ensures that your colleagues have access to unparalleled tools and resources that will empower their work, and increases your opportunities to collaborate with likeminded experts who share a commitment to your interest areas —ultimately enriching the quality of your work as a result.

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

“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, University of Saskatchewan

Recruitment FAQs

What kind of memberships count toward this referral program?

There are several types of memberships available for new members whom you refer. You can refer individuals to become Active (individual) Members or Student Members. You can also refer companies or organizations to become Corporate Members.

Who is eligible to participate in this referral program?

All current active members are eligible to participate.

Who should I recruit?

  • Anyone who has an interest in your industry
  • Professionals you meet through industry events
  • New professionals just beginning their careers
  • Students studying in any discipline related to fats, oils, proteins, surfactants and related materials

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

Whether you have been a member for one month or five years, you are able to participate.


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