Great Reasons to Be a Member
Connection: You are connected to a larger group banded together to produce positive results for Glycogen Storage Disease nationwide.
Conferences: All members have the option to attend the AGSD Annual Conference. Conference registration cost and related expenses, however, are not included in membership dues. Each year the conference draws upwards of 200 families.
Financial Assistance: The AGSD offers educational scholarships for college and vocational schools, conference travel assistance, and family medical assistance funds to qualifying members.
Grants: The AGSD offers grants to researchers.
Friendships Members can participate in AGSD events and meet lifelong friends who share, support and inform.
Public Policy / Advocacy: We strive to raise public awareness and provide education on key issues associated with Glycogen Storage Disease.
PublicHealth Membership is as diverse as public health and includes nurses, environmental health specialists, health educators, physicians, allied health professionals, preventive medicine specialists, laboratorians, alternative health care providers, social workers, academicians, policymakers, interested citizens and students.
MEMBERSHIP IN THE AGSD
Membership in the AGSD is open to all persons 18 years of age or older, families (including minors), institutions, organizations, etc., that pay or defer the yearly membership dues regardless of location, race, creed, nationality, or other qualifications that could be considered discriminative or restrictive.
In order to receive copies of The Ray, our quarterly newsletter, you must be an active, associate, or deferred member of the AGSD.
All annual AGSD memberships expire on December 31st.
There are two types of membership in the AGSD, Active Membership and Associate Membership.
Active Membership is limited to:
Active members enjoy the rights, privileges, and responsibilities of the Association, including the right to vote and to hold office (provided their dues have been received by the Treasurer of the corporation before March 1st.)
Associate Membership is available to:
Associate members enjoy the rights and privileges of the Association, excluding the right to vote and to hold office.
There are two ways to register for annual membership in the AGSD, by mail or online:.
Complete a membership registration form and submit it by mail, along with your dues payment, to the AGSD office.
The AGSD compiles an annual directory of all current active and associate members. The directory is distributed to all AGSD members in the Spring issue of our newsletter, The Ray. These membership lists are to be used for SUPPORT ONLY - whether for emotional (parent - affected) or professional guidance. These lists are NOT for solicitations or requests not approved by the AGSD Board of Directors.