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BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

1.   Invitation to participate in various programmes organised by the Society viz. group education sessions, lung rehabilitation programmes, exhibitions, asthma camps etc.  Most programmes are free but some are fee based.  Members, however, are eligible for discounts.
2.   Opportunities to share your knowledge and help someone eg. BETTER BREATHERS support group.
3.   Opportunities in leadership and advocacy e.g. a lay expert in asthma.
4.   Enjoy discounts on medical products from participating merchants.
5.   Loan of respiratory equipment free of charge for short term use viz. peak flow meters, nebulisers, oxygen concentrators.

Your annual membership fee will help the Society grow. You will receive a membership certificate and our e-newsletter.  You may wish to join our e-forum.

MEMBERS MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Members may donate or volunteer to help the Society.   There are many opportunities to learn and serve by joining the various sub-committees like:- health education, fund raising, membership & publicity, publication & media and counseling.

CATEGORIES OF MEMBERSHIP AND DUES

Membership in the Society shall be divided into the following four (4) categories:

Ordinary Membership

This is open to healthcare professionals and healthcare workers who are active in chest medicine, surgery or critical medicine.  Associate members who have contributed significantly to the objectives of the Society may be invited to become ordinary members.  All applications for ordinary membership must be sponsored by 2 Board members and ordinary membership must be approved at a Board meeting.  Ordinary members must be Malaysian citizens who reside or work in Perak and are above the age of 21 years irrespective of race, sex or religious belief.  The subscription for ordinary membership shall be RM50.00 a year or as shall be amended from time to time in accordance with Article 5.4 herein. At any one time, the total number of ordinary members in the Society shall not exceed 100.

Associate Membership

This is open to any Malaysian citizen who wishes to learn more about diseases of the airways or is suffering from diseases of the airways and is above the age of 21 years irrespective of race, sex or religious belief.  The subscription for associate membership shall be RM20.00 a year or as shall be amended from time to time in accordance with Article 5.4 herein. There shall be no limit to the number of associate members.  Associate members shall not have the right to vote or to hold office in the Society.

Corporate Membership

Any organisation, company or association operating in Malaysia, shall be eligible to become a corporate member. The subscription for corporate membership shall be RM 500.00 a year or as shall be amended from time to time in accordance with Article 5.4 herein.  A corporate member or its representatives shall not have the right to vote or to hold office in the Society.

Honorary Membership

Any person whom the Board considers has contributed or can contribute significantly to the development and functioning of the Society may be elected to honorary membership by the Board. An honorary member shall not have the right to vote or to hold office in the Society.