HEADLINES:
----2017 ICHPER.SD Forum: March 14, 2017. Held in conjunction with the SHAPE America Annual Convention and Exposition: March 14-18, 2017 Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.-------The 44th Volume of the Journal of ICHPER-SD has been released and sent via e-mail to all members.-------

Membership

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP is for persons who are professionally engaged in HPERSD professions. There are three (3) fee structures for individual annual membership based on the economic status of the nation in which the member resides–Group A–US $60.00/Group B–$50.00/Group C–$40.00. Benefits—-Receipt of (a) the quarterly Journal of ICHPER·SD; (b) Identification membership card; (c) membership certificate; (d) certificate of appointment to the ICHPER·SD Commission selected according to member’s own specialization or interest. In addition, other privileges include reduced world or regional congress fees (25% or 50%) for members in developing countries.

LIFE MEMBERSHIP is for persons who wish to champion the mission of ICHPER·SD through a lifelong commitment. Cost is a payment of US$1,500.00 through a three-year differed payment schedule. Benefits—All above benefits of individual membership plus a plaque of life membership.

INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP consists of college or university departments, research centers, agencies and other institutional groups promoting HPERSD and the Olympic Movement. An annual membership fee is US $200.00. Benefits—(a) receipt of membership certificate and the quarterly Journal of ICHPER·SD; (b) privilege to bid to host the ICHPER·SD World Congress, and Regional congresses; and (c) other additional privileges as stipulated in the Bylaws.

NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERSHIP consists of national organizations in the fields of HPERSD, including, national sport authorities, sport ministries, and national Olympic academies. There are three (3) categories of membership and fees: (a) N1 – national alliance for professional organizations with 5,001 members or more, US $2,700.00; (b) N2 – national professional organizations with between 1,001 and 5,000 members, US $700.00; and N3 – national professional organizations with less than 1,000 members, US $300.00. Benefits—(a) receipt of membership certificate and the Journal of ICHPER·SD; (b) opportunity to represent the country to the ICHPER·SD Board of Governors, the supreme authority in the governance of ICHPER·SD; and (c) other privileges as stipulated in the Bylaws and Operating Codes.

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERSHIP is designed for any association organized on a multinational basis in the fields of HPERSD and related areas of specialization. The annual fee is US $300.00. Benefits—(a) privilege to send two non-voting delegates to the ICHPER·SD Board of Governors; and (b) to have a promotional booth at the ICHPER·SD World Congress or Regional Congress, under conditions set by ICHPER·SD and the World Congress Organizing Committee.

LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP is designed for libraries to advocate and encourage the importance of education in HPERSD by subscribing to the Journal of ICHPER·SD. Annual subscription fee is U.S. $100.00.

Graduated Membership & Congress Fee System & Sponsor Program

We, having arrived squarely in the information age of a unified world system, are confronted with the serious state of enormous disparity between rich and poor, the “haves” and the “have-nots” of the nations of the world. ICHPER-SD, as an education and scientifically based professional organization is concerned about the growing disparity that affects opportunities for all people to reap the rewards of rapidly advancing science and education. We have recently undertaken a fair and equitable policy that will energize our sharing and educational movement by inviting and encouraging and sponsorship of HPERSD professionals in developing countries so as to provide opportunities for these individuals to take part in our program and mission.

There are three (3) individual annual membership and congress registration fee systems based on the economic status of the nation: Group A – US $60.00 for annual membership / 100% of congress registration fee; Group B – US $50.00 / 85%; and Group C – US $40.00 / 75%.

Sponsorship of Annual Membership: Any member or person may sponsor a professional member from a Group C country for $40.00. Sponsorship of ICHPER-SD World or Regional Congress Registration Fee: A sponsor pays 50% of the congress registration fee which generally ranges from $50.00 to $125.00 for a professional Group C member. Sponsorship of Books and Other Materials: A sponsor may bring a recent publication in our fields to a ICHPER-SD congress and present it to a member from a Group C country. Sponsor of National HPERSD Organization or Creative Sponsorship: A sponsor may create a sponsorship consistent with the spirit of this project.


Group A Countries: American Samoa, Andorra, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, China, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guam, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (South), Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands Antilles, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Puerto Rico, Qatar, San Marino, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Group B Countries: Antigua & Barbuda, Bermuda, Brazil, British Virgin Island, Cayman Islands, Cook Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Fiji, Gabon, Hungary, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritus, Mexico, Nauru, Oman, Palau, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Slovakia, South Africa, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Uruguay, Venezuela.

Group C Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central Africa Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Democratic Republic of), Congo (Republic of the), Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea (North), Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar (Union of Burma), Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & The Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.