Membership

There are five classes of members:

(a) Direct Members

(b) Affiliate Members

(c) Honorary Members

(d) Co-opted Members of the Board of Directors

(e) Conditional Members

(a) Direct Members are any legally registered Business Associations or other organizations whose membership include micro, small or medium-sized enterprises operating in Jamaica.

(b) Affiliate Members are Business Associations, Civic Institutions , or registered businesses operating in Jamaica, CARICOM or other countries that have requested or have been invited to join the Alliance in support of its general objectives or to participate in specific activities of the Alliance. Affiliate Associations/Institutions/registered businesses shall have no vote and will only be entitled to specific benefits accruing to Direct Members by a majority decision of the Board of Directors on a case by case basis.

(c) Honorary Members – The Board of Directors, at its discretion with a unanimous vote, may from time to time admit individuals who are distinguished in Business or their profession or who have rendered outstanding service to the Alliance and/or to public service in Jamaica. Honorary Members shall not be required to sign any application form or pay any fee or subscription or to be under any liability in the event that the Alliance be wound up. They shall have the right to attend Meetings of the Alliance but shall have no vote and will only be entitled to specific benefits accruing to Direct Members by a majority decision of the Board of Directors on a case by case basis. Annual renewals of the Membership of an Honorary Member shall be automatic unless terminated by the Board of Directors.

(d) Co-opted Members of the Board of Directors – The Board of Directors, at its discretion with a unanimous vote, may from time to time admit individuals to serve on the Board of Directors for a period of one term, renewable at the discretion of the Board. Co-opted members of the Board of Directors shall have no vote and will only be entitled to specific benefits accruing to Direct Members by a majority decision of the Board of Directors on a case by case basis.

(e) Conditional Members – These are Business Associations or other organizations whose membership include micro, small or medium-sized enterprises operating in Jamaica who are accepted subject to the fulfillment of requirements (eg. submission of application form) at the absolute discretion of the Board. Conditional Members will not be eligible to vote and will only be entitled to specific benefits accruing to Direct Members by a majority decision of the Board of Directors on a case by case basis. The duration of the membership of Conditional Members shall not exceed six months sanctioned unless by the Board.

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