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Example Memorandum of Association

Memorandum of Association

Community Association Name: The name of the association shall be [Insert Name] Community Association, hereinafter referred to as the "Association."

Registered Office: The registered office of the Association shall be situated within the [Insert Parish], Jamaica, or at such other place as the committee may, from time to time, decide.

Objectives: The objectives of the Association shall be:

  1. To foster community spirit and unity among residents of the [Insert Community Name].
  2. To promote and maintain the physical and social well-being of the community.
  3. To enhance the infrastructure and amenities within the community, including the upkeep of roads, public spaces, and facilities.
  4. To collaborate with local authorities, ministers, and councilors to address community concerns and advocate for the needs of residents.
  5. To establish and maintain a neighborhood watch program to enhance safety and security in the community.
  6. To organize community events, activities, and initiatives that bring residents together and celebrate the cultural heritage of the community.

Powers: The Association shall have the power to:

  1. Acquire, hold, and dispose of property necessary for the furtherance of its objectives.
  2. Enter into contracts, agreements, and arrangements on behalf of the Association.
  3. Raise funds through donations, grants, membership fees, and other lawful means.
  4. Employ staff or engage volunteers to assist in the operations of the Association.
  5. Take legal action or defend legal proceedings in the name of the Association, as deemed necessary by the committee.

Membership: Membership of the Association shall be open to all residents of the community who support the objectives of the Association and are willing to abide by its rules and regulations. Membership shall be voluntary, and no discrimination shall be made on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, or any other characteristic.

Committee: The affairs of the Association shall be managed by a committee elected from among the members. The committee shall consist of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and other members as deemed necessary. The committee shall be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Association and implementing its objectives.

Meetings: The Association shall hold regular meetings, including an Annual General Meeting (AGM) where committee members shall be elected, and important decisions shall be made by members through voting. Additional meetings may be convened as necessary to address specific issues or concerns within the community.

Amendment of Memorandum: This Memorandum of Association may be amended or altered by a resolution passed at a general meeting of the Association, provided that such resolution is approved by a two-thirds majority of members present and voting.

Dissolution: In the event of the dissolution of the Association, any assets remaining after the satisfaction of all debts and liabilities shall be transferred to another community organization with similar objectives, as determined by the members of the Association.

Interpretation: In the interpretation of this Memorandum of Association, the provisions of the Companies Act of Jamaica shall apply, unless otherwise specified.

Adoption: This Memorandum of Association shall be adopted upon approval by the members of the [Insert Community Name] Community Association at a general meeting convened for that purpose.

Dated this [Insert Date] day of [Insert Month], [Insert Year].

[Signature of President] [Name of President]

[Signature of Secretary] [Name of Secretary]

[Other Committee Members' Signatures and Names, if applicable]

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