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.-------

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 $20.00. 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.
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Group A Countries: American Samoa, Andorra, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, 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, China, 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.