Membership

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Membership Information

Membership in the Organization shall be open to all qualified men and women who, regardless of race, color, religion or political beliefs, subscribe to and uphold the purposes and principles of the Organization.

(a) Regular – Regular Membership may be conferred upon a person who is a bonafide member of Alpha Phi Omega and who has satisfactorily fulfilled the membership requirements in a school or community-based chapter, as determined by the Organization. Such member must be of good moral character and must not have been convicted by final judgment of a crime involving moral turpitude.

(b) Life – Life Membership may be conferred upon any regular member who has reached the age of fifty (50) years old and has paid the appropriate fees, to be determined and approved by the Board of Trustees.

(c) Honorary – Honorary Membership may be conferred upon any person who has exemplified himself or herself in his/her field of profession, and/or has made a significant contribution to the welfare of the general public, both in the public or private sector, consistent with the nature and purpose of this Organization, as recognized and approved by the Board of Trustees. All Honorary Membership granted by the Board of Trustees shall be reported to the General Assembly.

(a) Membership in Good Standing – A member in good standing shall refer to any member who has paid the membership dues and/or other assessments; is actively participating in the activities of the Organization; and, has not been classified as a delinquent member as defined in this section.

(b) Delinquent Membership – A delinquent member shall refer to a member who has committed acts hereunder specified, but shall not be limited to: non-payment of the membership dues and/or other assessments; has not participated in any activity of the Organization; and, has committed acts that would unjustly tarnish the good name of the Organization, as determined by the Committee on Membership and approved by the Board of Trustees.

Members shall have the following rights and privileges:

(a) Life members shall enjoy the rights and privileges of a regular member and shall be exempted from the payment of the annual membership dues after the appropriate fees, as determined by the Board of Trustees, has been paid in full;

(b) Regular members are entitled to all the rights and privileges given to a member in good standing and shall be eligible to any elective or appointive office or in an advisory capacity;

(c) Honorary members are entitled to all the rights and privileges given to a bonafide member of the Organization, except the right to vote and be voted upon in any office, but may be appointed to an office in an advisory capacity; and,

(d) Delinquent members’ rights and privileges shall be suspended, except as otherwise lifted by the Board of Trustees.

It shall be the duty and responsibility of every member to:

(a) Uphold the nature, purposes, ideals and principles of the Organization;

(b) To have an active participation in any and all of the activities of the Organization;

(c) To settle all dues, except for life members, assessments and fees authorized by the Constitution and By-Laws or by the General Assembly;

(d) To comply with the directives, rules and regulations issued by the Board of Trustees or an official body authorized thereof;

(e) To promote and protect the good image and name of the Organization; and,

(f) To observe Loyalty to the Organization at all times.

Membership may be terminated on the following grounds:

(a) Voluntary and written resignation and/or renunciation of the member;

(b) Gross misconduct, gross dishonesty or any serious violation of the Constitution and By-Laws, or other rules and regulations of the Organization;

(c) Commission of any criminal act involving moral turpitude or other grave offense committed against the Organization, another member, or any person, which renders the member unworthy of continued membership;

(d) Inciting any person to commit any offense against the Organization or any member thereof;

(e) Sexual harassment and discrimination as defined by existing laws;

(f) Engaging in acts detrimental to the best interest of the Organization, and contrary to its ideals, purposes and principles; and,

(g) Such other grounds as may be determined by the Board of Trustees.

Membership may be suspended on the following grounds:

(a) Failure to participate in the affairs and activities of the Organization, or any Organizational office, for two (2) consecutive years;

(b) Non-settlement of dues, fees and other assessments for two (2) consecutive years;

(c) All other acts involving the commission of a lite offenses committed through negligence or lack of intent to commit so grave a wrong.

(a) The procedure for the Termination/Suspension of membership shall be in accordance with the rules and regulations as may be promulgated by the Board of Trustees;

(b) Absent the promulgation of the Rules of Procedure for Membership Status, any member charged of any of the grounds stated in Section 6 and Section 7 of this Article may be placed under preventive suspension by the Regional Director of the Regional Council involved for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days. However, an indefinite period of preventive suspension may be conferred upon the erring member in cases where the continued misuse and exercise of rights and privileges granted by the Organization shall constitute a clear and present danger to the honor and integrity of the granting Organization.

(a) Suspension – A suspended member shall be deemed to have reacquired regular membership status upon the expiration of the period of suspension: Provided, however, that in case of suspension for non-payment of dues, fees and other assessments, membership shall only be reinstated upon the full payment thereof; and, Provided, finally, that the suspended member shall be reinstated only upon full reparation of the damage done, if applicable.

(b) Termination – An expelled member, after reparations have been made, if applicable, may reacquire regular membership status by filing a petition for that purpose with the Board of Trustees, subject to the Rules of Procedure for Membership Status, after one (1) year from the imposition of the Termination.

(c) Inactive – A member who has lost his active status may regain the same only upon proper compliance with the requirements as provided in the Constitution and By-Laws or by the direct action of the General Assembly.

Regular Membership                                                       Php 1,000.00

Lifetime Membership (49 years old and below)       Php 11,000.00

Lifetime Membership (50 years old and above)         Php 6,000.00

 

Note:  Regular membership fee consists of Php 500.00 for the APOu Building Fund and  Php 500.00 earmarked for operations

            Lifetime membership fee includes a Php 1,000.00 one-time membership payment

 

 

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About APO United

ALPHA PHI OMEGA (APO) United International Organization, Inc. is an International, Alumni Association which was instituted last February 23, 2017 and officially established last March 2, 2017 in Quezon City, Philippines.  Its first meeting was held on January 4, 2017 at Via Mare Restaurant, Timog Avenue, Quezon City. It was founded and organized by the following highly esteemed Brothers: Ret. Gen. Fernando C. Pace, Delta Delta Chapter-Western Leyte Colleges ’86, Atty. Raul L. Lambino, Alpha Gamma Chapter-University of Pangasinan and Ret. Gen. Jose Roncesvalles, Iota Chapter-Philippine Maritime Institute ’78-B.  An interim officers was then formed with Brother Danton B. Pajarillaga elected as President.  The rest is history as membership grew not only nationwide but also worldwide.

APO United aims to lead all its members to the right path according to the Scouting Principles instituted on December 16, 1925 by its Founder Frank Reed Horton that the Alpha Phi Omega can help bring out, through the future statesmen of the world, that standard of manhood and international understanding and friendship that will lead to a better, more peaceful world in which we live in.

APO United selflessly enhanced the distinguishing cardinal principles of APO, Leadership, Friendship and Service to reinvigorate the dynamism of harmony among alumni brethren. APO’s primary focus is to provide volunteer services within four areas: service to the community, service to the campus, service to the fraternity and service to the nation.

APO United further sets concrete plans to clearly inculcate to all its members the existence of our fraternity by setting its twelve (12) point priority service programs. It is holistically envisioned to promote self-development to resident members and better mutual assistance as they immerse into the competitive world.

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