Since 1806, our Society’s physicians have been at the forefront of every public health challenge—the cholera epidemic in the 1830s, the 1918 Influenza pandemic, the measles outbreaks in the mid-1950s, the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s—and the COVID-19 pandemic has been no different. The strength of the Medical Society down through the years has been maintained by a solid membership base of loyal members like yourself—and we need you again. Please consider making a voluntary contribution to the Onondaga County Medical Society. It remains our top priority to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our community. We understand the challenges our members are facing during these trying times, and the Medical Society is working tirelessly to serve physicians and advance the health of our patients and neighbors.
Unfortunately, just as the Medical Society is being called upon to do more, we have less resources with which to work. Many practicing physicians have been hit hard, putting a squeeze on the dues income we rely upon as a nonprofit. OCMS is also facing a loss of nearly 25% of our annual revenue from the cancellation of our 2020 in-person events and conferences.
By making a gift of whatever size is meaningful to you, you can help OCMS and our members persevere during this difficult period. Your contribution will go to offset the dues of physicians experiencing financial distress and fund public health outreach efforts (especially as we anticipate a need for mobilization and education around vaccinations).
More than ever, your contribution is needed to help to protect our esteemed profession and most honorable calling.
Members who make voluntary contributions will be honored in the digital issue of the March 2021 issue of the Onondaga County Medical Society Bulletin. If you have any concerns or suggestions, please reach out to us at 315-424-8118 or OnCMS@OnCMS.org.