The members of the Society shall be divided into:
|(a) Ordinary Members||Any qualified medical practitioner in Hong Kong who is interested in the management of upper gastrointestinal tract diseases duly proposed, seconded and passed in a council meeting shall become an ordinary member.|
|(b) Associate Members||Any person, local or overseas, proposed, seconded and passed in a council meeting shall become an associate member. Such members shall enjoy all the privileges of the Society except the power of voting and holding office.|
|(c) Honorary Members||This membership conferred under exceptional circumstances by the Society as a sign of respect and appreciation to a leader in upper gastrointestinal surgery who has made significant contributions to the Society. This person shall be proposed and seconded by two Ordinary Members of the Society and the proposal shall be passed in a council meeting and subsequently endorsed in the minutes of the Annual General Meeting. Honorary membership shall be for life.|
Every candidate for membership of the Society shall be proposed and seconded by two ordinary members of the Society. Application for admission must be made in writing signed by the candidate, the proposer and seconder concerned and addressed to the Honorary Secretary and shall be in such form as the Council shall decide from time to time.
The annual subscription for an Ordinary Member is HK$200.00 and an Associate member is HK$100.00 payable in advance on the 1st day of January each year, the amount shall be decided from time to time by Council.