Our Membership


We are a non-profit volunteer organization; our members are our greatest asset. Our society keeps all Odia people in Singapore connected and promotes our Odia art & culture in Singapore.

Membership Type

Our Society Membership is open to all persons interested in Odisha and residing in Singapore. The membership categories are:

    1. INDIVIDUAL MEMBER – Open to persons eighteen years of age and above.
    2. STUDENT MEMBER – Open to persons eighteen years of age and above, full-time student. (Having a Student ID card).
    3. FAMILY MEMBER – Open to Families consisting of husband, wife, and children below 18years of age.
    4. LIFE MEMBER – Open to Individuals and Families.
    5. PATRON – A person who contributes $500.00 or more to the Society.
    6. HONORARY MEMBER – Persons selected to this status by the Executive Committee.
    7. SUPPORTING MEMBER – Open to persons, families or organizations who contribute at least $50.00 a year.
  • Persons below 18 years of age shall not be accepted as members without the written consent of their parent or guardian.
  • Only members above the age of 21 years, with the exception of Honorary Members and Patrons, shall have the right to vote and to hold office in the Society.
  • Any member who violates the code of conduct as mentioned in Section “Prohibitions” (13.1 to 13.6) shall have his case reviewed by the Committee on request of the President and may be barred from membership of the society. An expelled member may within one month of the notification of his expulsion, appeal to the general meeting of members against the decision of the Committee. The decision of the general meeting shall be final.

Membership Benefits

Even though ours a non-profit organization but we value our members with the following possible benefits.

  • Only members are entitled to vote to decide or file nomination for committee members during the Annual General Meeting (AGM).
  • Discount on Ticket price / Entry fee for all events organized by Odia Society of Singapore.
  • Opportunity to connect with Odia People in Singapore.
  • Participation in events exclusively organized for Odia Society members.
  • Members can Volunteer, Share their professional experience with Odia Society of Singapore.
  • Lifetime Members get reserved seating area & generous discount on entry fee on all events organized by Odia Society of Singapore.
  • More attractive direct/indirect benefits especially for Lifetime members... Please click here for more details.

Membership Subscription Fee / Other Payments

The Annual General Meeting on recommendation from the Committee from time to time shall determine the membership subscription fees and other charges.
There shall be a subscription payable by members on an annual basis. In case of marriage of the single life member, the spouse shall be granted life membership on payment of differential dues of $70. In the case of divorce, both spouses shall be accorded individual life memberships. Subscriptions payable are as follows:

    1. Single Member - $20
    2. Student Member - $15
    3. Family - $35
    4. Life member (Individual) - $180
    5. Life member (Family) - $250
  • For retiree memberships, the entrance fee is waived and the annual subscription is reduced by half.
  • Annual subscriptions are payable in advance within the first 4 months of the year. If a member falls into arrears with his subscription or other dues, the Treasurer shall inform him immediately. If he fails to settle his arrears within 10 weeks of their becoming due, the President may order that his name be posted on the Society's notice board and that he be denied the privileges of membership until he settles his account. If he fails to settle his arrears for more than three (3) months, he will automatically cease to be a member and the Committee may take legal action against him provided that they are satisfied that he has received due notice of his debts.
  • Any additional funds required for special purposes may only be raised from members with the consent of the general meeting of the members.
  • The income and property of the Society whensoever derived shall be applied towards the promotion of the objects of the Society as set forth in this Constitution and no portion thereof shall be paid or transferred directly or indirectly by way of dividend or bonus or otherwise howsoever by way of profit to the persons who at any time are or have been members of the Society or to any of them or to any person claiming through any of them.

Membership Registration for New Members

Our membership registration process is fast, simple and easy. Follow the steps mentioned below to become a member of Odia Society of Singapore.

  • A person wishing to join the Society should submit his particulars to the Secretary on a prescribed form or register online at the Society’s website through the e-form. (Register)
  • Make the Membership subscription fee payment using any of the following methods, send an email to membership@singodia.org.
    1. PayNow / OCBC PayAnyone to Unique Entity Number (UEN): T12SS0035E of Odia Society of Singapore
    2. FAST fund transfer to Odia Society of Singapore, CC A/c no.687824086001, OCBC Bank Singapore.
  • Once payment is received, a new member application shall be reviewed and approved within a week’s time. A confirmation email will be sent to your registered email with a copy of the constitution.

Membership Renewal

Our membership renewal process is simple and easy. Follow the steps below to renew your membership of Odia Society of Singapore.

  • Make the Membership subscription fee payment using any of the following methods and send an email to membership@singodia.org.
    1. PayNow / OCBC PayAnyone to Unique Entity Number (UEN): T12SS0035E of Odia Society of Singapore
    2. FAST fund transfer to Odia Society of Singapore, CC A/c no.687824086001, OCBC Bank Singapore.
  • Once payment is received, membership will be renewed within a week’s time. A confirmation email will be sent to your registered email.



For all membership queries & concerns please send an email to membership@singodia.org.


Click here to read - Constitution of Odia Society of Singapore


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