ABOUT The Jamdammers Running Club of Kingston

the constitution

  1. The name of the club is The Jamdammers Running Club of Kingston.


  1. The objects of the Club are to:
    • Promote and provide for the benefit of its members, amenities for the development of long distance running and a healthy life style and generally to foster a spirit of good fellowship amongst the members.
    • Promote and develop within Jamaica an interest in long distance running and a healthy life style,
    • Foster links with, support and co-operate with other persons and organisations with similar aims; and
    • Do all other things that seem to be incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above aims.


  1. Any person who supports the aims of the Club may apply for membership by giving or sending to the Club's Secretary a written application signed by him or her and two Members as proposer and seconder respectively.  No member may propose an application unless he or she has been a member of the Club for a period of two years preceding the application. In the event of an application for membership being made on the Club's Website, the Club's Secretary shall obtain confirmation from the members named as proposer and seconder.
  2. The names of all persons nominated for membership shall be circulated to all its members by e-mail before their names are proposed for election to membership.
  3. Every person nominated for membership shall become a Member if he or she is elected as such by the Membership Committee and pays the subscription for the current year.  The Membership Committee may refuse to admit any person as a Member and shall give its reasons for refusal to the proposer and seconder.
  4. The Secretary shall keep an updated register of members and enter in it names and addresses of all persons who are Members.
  5. A Member shall cease to be a Member:
    • if he or she gives to the Secretary written notice of resignation of his or her membership;
    • if he or she fails to pay any subscription within one month after the due date of payment; and fails to respond to a past due notice within 10 days.
    • if the Member having committed some act or been guilty of behaviour inconsistent with membership of the Club and, the Membership Committee resolves by a majority of two thirds to remove him or her from membership.
  6. No Member shall be entitled to a refund of his or her subscription when he or she ceases to be a Member.
  7. Any person who ceases to be a member and wishes to rejoin the Club shall apply for membership under these provisions.


  1. The Club's membership year is from January 1 to December 31.The annual subscription of the Club shall not be less than $2,500.00 and shall be payable in advance on or before February 1 in each year for the current calendar year.
  2. A person, who is elected to be a Member after September 30 in any year, shall pay half the subscription for that year.
  3. The annual general meeting of the Club shall have power to vary the subscription by ordinary resolution.


  1. The officers of the Club shall be a President, a Vice-President a Treasurer and a Secretary and shall be elected at the annual general meeting.  The annual general meeting shall have power to create other officers, as it thinks necessary.
  2. Any officer may retire by giving one week's prior notice to the Secretary, and all shall retire at the end of each annual general meeting but shall be eligible for re-election at that meeting.
  3. Any officer who has served for 2 consecutive years shall not be eligible for re-election to that office in which he served for the next succeeding year and any officer who has served for 4 consecutive years shall not be eligible for re-election to any office for the next succeeding year.
  4. No person shall be elected an officer at any general meeting unless seven clear days before the date appointed for the meeting, a notice has been given to the Club of the intention to propose that person for election signed by a member and that person.

the executive

  1. The Executive consists of the officers and not fewer than 2 and not more than 4 other Members appointed by the officers amongst whom so far as is possible there shall be a representative of each Committee of the Club.
  2. Any vacancy on the Executive or of any office arising between annual general meetings may be filled by the Executive from amongst the Members.
  3. Any appointed member of the Executive may resign by giving 30 days prior notice to the Secretary, and all shall retire at the end of each annual general meeting.
  4. Any appointed member of the Executive who fails to attend 3 consecutive meetings of the Executive without giving a reason acceptable to it shall cease automatically to be a member of the Executive.
  5. The quorum of the Executive shall be 4 unless the number of the executive is 6 or less the number shall be 3.
  6. The Executive may meet for dispatch of business, adjourn and regulate their meeting as they see fit.
  7. Decisions at meetings of the Executive made by a simple majority and in the event of equality of voting the President (or chairman of that meeting) shall have a casting vote.