Application procedures and fees
Applicant has to complete and sign the Application Form, and indicate the name of proposer (if any) who is a current member of PRPA. The appropriate entry fee and annual membership fee should be sent along with the duly filled application form by mail to our office. The membership sub-committee will review the application and report to the Executive Committee for final approval. Applicant can be a member of the Association if the application is successful .
The Executive Committee has the right to decline any application, without stating the reason. For those unsuccessful applicants, their entry fees and annual membership will be refunded in full.
Membership fee for new member includes a one-off entrance fee as well as an annual fee. From the second years onwards, an annual fee will be incurred upon membership renewal.
|Entrance Fee (one-off)||Annual Fee (one-year)||Annual Fee (two-year)|
For administrative purpose, membership expiration date for members is set on a quarterly basis, i.e. end of March, end of June, end of Sept or end of Dec in the following year, depending on the date of joining. This is set by giving no less than 12 months’ first-year membership upon completion of the membership application processing procedures.
PRPA will issue renewal notice and form to members at least one month prior to the expiry of their membership. Associate members who then have more than two years’ experience in public relations will be given notice to have their membership upgraded to ordinary member status.
Membership status will be suspended for members who do not renew their membership three months after the expiry date. This 3-month period is given to members as a grace period after which if no sound reason(s) is(are) given to the Association, their membership status will be suspended and they will have to re-apply to the Association as new members. Entrance fee and annual fee will have to be paid upon completion of application procedures. All approvals of membership will be subject to the discretion of the Executive Committee.
Note on Membership Data
Distribution of Event Circular: PRPA will distribute event circulars to members via an efficient multifax service and E-mail.
PRPA’s Declaration: PRPA membership data (based on the information you supplied in the application form will be used only for PRPA’s communications/ activities or our joint activities with other organizations. Under no circumstances shall we release members’ data directly to a third party without their prior approval.