Membership eligibility in AJR shall be divided into the following two (2) categories:
A. Active Member: Any person who is from Jamaica, or of Jamaican descent, their spouses and children, or any person who holds an interest in Jamaican culture and wishes to associate with and foster friendship among the Jamaican and American communities, and who is a member in “good standing”. A member in “good standing” is a paid up member.
B. Honorary Member: Any person who has demonstrated dedication and made exceptional contribution to the Jamaican Community, may be elected to honorary membership by a majority vote of the active members. Honorary members will not be required to pay dues.
Section 2: Admission to Membership: Any person, upon submitting a membership application on a form approved by the Board of Directors along with payment of the established membership fee, such person, fulfilling the qualifications of membership as set forth in Article II, Sect 1 (A) above, shall become a member of AJR. The effective membership status shall be when the prospective member receives the approved membership card, showing the required information of the member.
A. Active Member: Any person admitted as an Active Member in AJR, shall continue to be in that status so long as that person adheres to the By-laws (as they may be amended from time to time) and pays such dues as the Board may from time to time establish. Membership shall be renewed annually and shall begin in the month of January and end in the month of December. Notification of expiring membership shall be sent to active members no less than thirty (30) business days prior to such expiration.
B. Honorary Member: Honorary members shall continue in that status unless and until the Board of Directors revokes the status of such persons.
C. Member Benefits: All active and honorary members of AJR shall be offered the following benefits:
- Discounts on goods and services from participating businesses.
- Right to vote on matters of importance in the operation of AJR.
- Free use of AJR owned facilities and equipment (when such entities are realities).
- Benevolent hardship consideration to be determined by a majority vote of The Board.
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