The mission of the Membership Committee is to attract and retain a new generation of scientists to the RSA and into the field of alcohol research. The primary role of the membership committee is to review RSA membership applications to ensure that applicants requesting membership meet the RSA membership requirements. Moreover, membership committee members are expected to actively recruit new members into RSA through various outreach activities including email, word of mouth, flyers, outside meetings, colleague contacts, etc. The membership committee also will educate and solicit help from current RSA members in this recruitment process.