UOAA Membership

Ostomy 2-1-1, Inc. is listed as a Virtual, non-local Chapter of the United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA).  We pay $30, yearly for the Affiliation Membership (this gives us 12 votes in national UOAA elections).  We do not charge any membership dues, but you do not have national voting rights, and you do not receive the Phoenix magazine.

We could charge people membership dues to cover these things.  If we did, Ostomy 2-1-1 could vote on behalf of the membership in national elections.  Politically, this would give Ostomy 2-1-1 a lot of voting rights (votes), but we do not wish to place those votes on behalf of you.  We feel that should be your INDIVIDUAL right, not ours to make for you.  In addition, there are people who cannot afford to pay dues.  Those people would miss out on the support we share with each other through OstoMyFamily.  We do not want that either.

UOAA is a great organization.  The majority of Ostomy 2-1-1 policy comes from what was already in existence with UOAA.  They supply a lot of the Patient Education literature that we distribute to new Ostomates, especially the ones that are in the hospitals where we go to visit in person.  They do not charge us for those publications.  UOAA is also where the Phoenix magazine comes from.

Subscription to The Phoenix, if you are just a member of Ostomy 2-1-1’s membership, is $29.95 per year (4 issues per year).  However, For $25 per year an individual can join UOAA as an individual as well. This fee covers a one year on-line subscription to The Phoenix magazine, a UOAA pin and an electronic surgery-specific New Patient Guide. You will be enrolled in a Virtual Affiliated Support Group titled Individual Membership Group, as such will be entitled to vote in UOAA National elections the same as any support group member, and you will receive the monthly UOAA Newsletter.

Click here to start your Individual Membership Online Subscription Option

Note:  This is what Ostomy 2-1-1 falls under as an Affilate:  Annual Affiliation fee: An Annual Affiliation Fee is due on January 1st of each year. As of January 1, 2017, the amount paid by each support group is $2.50 for each member reported on their Affiliation Form (e.g., a group that reports 50 members pays $125). The Minimum Annual Affiliation Fee is $30.00.

Voting rights: In UOAA elections, each affiliated group has as many votes as the number of members for which it has paid an Annual Affiliation Fee (e.g., a group that reports 50 members has 50 votes). A group that pays the Minimum Affiliation Fee has 12 votes.