APQO can have as many associate members from the Asia Pacific region. But these members can be part of the Core Council however they have NO voting rights. An Associate Member of the Core Council can host the APQO International Conference provided the Associate Member writes in requesting to host the conference and is approved by the APQO Core Council.
Charter members, either individual or organizational, are those either present or represented during the First Executive Committee meeting in Manila (1981) and the Second Executive meeting in Mexico (1983). They are not members of the Core Council and they have no voting rights.
Privileges: Names of APQO charter members will always be listed in all APQO publications where membership list is included. Charter Members will remain in the APQO mailing list for as long as they respond to APQO communications.
Must be a recognized quality or standard organization in a country in Asia or those bordering the Pacific Rim which has already a member organization in the Core Council.
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