Membership

 
a. Membership of the Association shall be open to individuals who are physicians or other health care professionals and are of Ukrainian origin, or those who are not Ukrainian but have professional or personal links with the Ukrainian community or Ukraine directly, and /or are interested in furthering the aims, objectives and activities of the Association.
 
b. There shall be five types of membership as follows: Ordinary, Associate, Senior, Honorary and Emeritus. 
 
1) Ordinary membership shall be open to individuals who are physicians or other health care professionals and students of recognised and accredited health care institutions. Ordinary members shall be entitled to take part in all activities of the Association, have the right to vote and hold office in the Association. Ordinary members who are students will only be entitled to hold office as the student representative on the Executive Committee. 
 
2) Associate membership shall be open to individuals or organisations and institutions that support the aims and objectives of the Association and have a special interest in furthering them. Associate members shall be
entitled to take part in all activities of the Association, but do not have the right to vote or hold office in the Association.
 
3) Senior membership shall be open to Ordinary members who have retired from active medical practice. Senior members shall be entitled to take part in all activities of the Association, have the right to vote and hold office in the Association but shall be exempt from payment of annual subscriptions.
 
4) Honorary membership shall be open to persons who the Association wishes to honour for outstanding distinction or contribution in furthering healthcare in the Ukrainian community in the United Kingdom or Ukraine. Honorary members shall be entitled to take part in all activities of the Association but will be exempt from payment of annual subscriptions and do not have the right to vote or hold office in the Association.
 
5) Emeritus membership shall be open to a past Officer of the Association or a retired person of distinction who has been an Ordinary member of the Association. Emeritus members shall be entitled to take part in all activities of the Association, have the right to vote and hold office in the Association but will be exempt from payment of annual subscriptions.
 
 Application for membership 
 
a. Application for membership shall be submitted by the candidate in writing to the Secretary.
 
b. The Executive Committee shall accept or reject a membership application.
 
Change of membership, resignation or expulsion 
 
a. All decisions regarding membership shall be made by the Executive Committee.
 
b. A member’s request for a change of membership status shall be submitted in writing to the Secretary. 
 
c. Resignation shall be tendered to the Secretary by post or e-mail. 
 
d. Members who fail to pay the fees due will be denied membership.
 
e. Any activity prejudicial to the Association on the part of a member may lead to expulsion at the discretion of the Executive Committee. The member will receive an invitation to appear before the Executive Committee with the opportunity to defend his/her position before such a decision is made.
 
f. A member who has been expelled can appeal the decision to the Arbitration Committee.
 
Membership fees
 
a. Ordinary and Associate Members will pay an annual subscription which will be approved by the Executive Committee and ratified by a vote at the Annual General Meeting of the Association by the members.
 
b. Members have no personal liability for the obligations of the Association.
 
CONSTITUTION OF THE UKRAINIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED KINGDOM (UMAUK) FULL TEXT 
 
MEMBERSHIP FORM