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Membership Benefits

Requirements and Rights

  1. All Member Representatives
    1. Requirements and rights of all Member Representatives shall include:
      1. Submit a membership application designating an official representative for the organization and an alternate representative, if possible;
      2. Endorse the mission, purpose, goals and objectives of OPCC;
      3. Receive regular communication from OPCC about comprehensive cancer control issues and activities;
      4. Communicate their organization's viewpoints to OPCC and inform their organization of OPCC's mission, decisions, and activities;
      5. Attend or be represented at the OPCC Annual Meeting;
      6. Retain the right to resign their membership at any time.
  2. Active Member Representatives
    1. In addition to the requirements and rights of all member representatives listed in Section A, Active Member Representatives shall:
      1. Contribute to the OPCC an amount of support specified by the Executive Board on an annual basis;
      2. Participate in the implementation of one (1) or more of the OPCC objectives within the member's own organization and/or with other organizations;
      3. Report progress and accomplishments annually, including any collaboration within the member's own organization or with other organizations;
      4. Attend or be represented at each OPCC meeting;
      5. Serve as members of OPCC Workgroups and/or Committees;
      6. Be eligible to vote at all meetings, to serve on the Executive Board, or to apply for funds available to OPCC member organizations;
      7. Organizations may submit as many member representative applications as desired, but only the one (1) official member representative or the one (1) alternate member representative shall be allowed voting rights or be eligible to serve on the Executive Board.
  3. Associate Member Representatives
    1. In addition to the requirements and rights of all member representatives listed in Section A, Associate Member Representatives shall:
      1. Contribute to the OPCC any amount of support less than the minimum specified by the Executive Board on an annual basis;
      2. Be eligible to serve as members of OPCC Workgroups and/or Committees.

I know that I have been blessed and given a second chance at life. My goal is to be the best cancer advocate I can be. Survivors must understand that their goal may not have anything to do with cancer education, detection, diagnosis, etc., and that is fine. The new goal just needs to be something that they are passionate about and willing to act on. We as survivors can accomplish great things. We are at a decision point as a group and as
individuals. We can sit and think, or we can band together and act. I prefer to act!


Barbara Beckwith, Columbus,
Breast Cancer Survivor
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