Who Are SAI Associate and International Members?
Associate Membership: Available to any persons, firms, partnerships, association or corporations, whether scientific based or corporate, of any size. Associate member status would allow organizations to participate in limited programmatic areas without joining the Association as a full sustaining member.
International Membership: Available to any persons, firms, partnerships, association or corporations, whether scientific based or corporate residing outside U.S. boundaries to include Canada and Mexico, of any size engaging in international programs or with overseas offices. International member status would allow organizations to participate in limited programmatic areas without joining the Association as a full sustaining Board member.
What is SAI?
The Sugar Association, founded by members of the U.S. sugar industry, began in 1943 as the Sugar Research Foundation, dedicated to the scientific study of sugar’s role in food and communication of that role to the public. In 1947, the Association assumed its current name.
Initially, the Association had two divisions: Sugar Information, Inc. focused on public education and communication; the Sugar Research Foundation developed and supported basic and applied scientific research. The Research foundation became the World Sugar Research Organisation, Ltd., in 1968.
What Does SAI Do?
The mission of the Sugar Association is to promote the consumption of sugar as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle through the use of sound science and research.
Why Should I Become a Member?
Access – You will automatically increase your organization’s access to sugar industry decision makers.
Information – You will become privy to a wealth of industry updates occurring periodically throughout the membership year through a variety of mediums.
Exposure – Your organization name will appear in conjunction with the Sustaining, Associate and International membership in our on-line directory and other materials prepared and distributed by the Sugar Association. There is great opportunity to make business contacts, generate new business, and enhance current business relationships.
What Are Some of the Specific Benefits of Associate and International Membership?
As an Associate or International Member you will get a unique opportunity to connect with leaders of the U.S. sugar industry. You will be able to attend an annual Sugar Outlook Day in April with representatives from Sustaining, Associate and International Members to discuss sugar consumption and demand issues and initiatives.
Also, throughout the year you will receive monthly e-newsletters on current issues influencing sugar consumption and semi-annual power point and telephonic updates on the business climate of the U.S. sugar industry. Your organization will have access to a variety of Sugar Association materials. These materials range from our educational brochures and our full reference library of sugar publications, to access to the Sugar Association staff for input on industry issues as it relates to U.S. sugar consumption.
We strongly encourage you to contact us with any questions you may have about membership with the Sugar Association. We would look forward to working with you in our mission of educating health professionals, media, government officials and the public about sugar’s goodness through sound science.
SAI is a 501(C)6 not-for-profit trade association, therefore annual membership contributions (dues) are not tax deductible for Federal income tax purposes. However, membership dues may be deductible by Associate or International Members as an ordinary business expense (please consult your tax professional for conirmation).
To apply for membership, simply fill out the application form and return it to the SAI office with your annual dues payment (payment accepted by check only):
Associate = $500/annually
International = $1,000/annually
SAI will invoice Associate and International members on their renewal date.
To cancel a membership, the organization seeking cancellation must notify SAI in writing with a 30 days prior.
Submit the application and dues (make checks payable) to:The Sugar Association
1300 L Street, Suite 1001
Washington, DC 2005 Print