Membership


Dues

Dues for Active and Associate Member is $200 annually.


Eligibility

Any physician who is duly licensed in the states of Missouri or Kansas and who is a member in good standing in a hospital obstetrics and gynecology department may apply for membership in the Kansas City Gynecological Society. To become a member of the society, an applicant must be approved by the Board of Directors and by a three-fourths (3/4) vote of the membership present at a regular meeting.


Active Member

An active member is a Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology or the American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and will have presented a paper before the Society acceptable to the Board of Directors, or have served as a program chairman for one of the society’s quarterly meetings, or attended at least four (4) quarterly meetings within a two-year time frame, as an associate member. An active member holds the right to vote on any issue which comes before the membership as provided in these Bylaws and is entitled to all the privileges and benefits of the Society including the right to hold office.


Associate Member

An associate member is any physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or certified nurse midwife who is duly licensed in the states of Missouri or Kansas and whose professional work is limited to the practice of obstetrics and gynecology. An associate member has all the privileges and benefits of the Society except the right to vote or hold office.


Resident Member

A resident member is one who is enrolled in an approved residency program in obstetrics and gynecology within the greater Kansas City area or surrounding vicinity. A resident member has all the privileges and benefits of the Society except the right to vote or hold office.


Life Member

A life member is one who has been granted such status by the Board of Directors after having served thirty (30) years in the profession, attained the age of sixty-five (65) years, or found to be suffering from a serious illness. Life members have all the prerogatives of active membership but is exempt from paying dues and from any attendance requirements which are now, or may be in the future, imposed upon active members.


Honorary Member

An honorary member of the Society is one who has had such status conferred upon him by the members of the Society. Such distinction shall be granted to those individuals who, in the judgment of the Society, exemplify the spirit and purposes of the organization. Honorary members shall have such privileges and benefits of the Society as the Board of Directors may confer upon them from time to time by resolution.