As a reminder, those identified as a “Member in Good Standing” are afforded a variety of privileges and opportunities not available to those who do not meet those minimum requirements as provided for in the Member Agreement. A few of these member privileges include pass-through funding, access to JA programs, and attendance at regional and global events and conferences. “Inactive” is a status which covers those JA organizations that are not currently operating with a long-term plan, are under discussion for restart, or in the process of a formal shutdown. As of this quarter, one member is listed as inactive, that being JA St. Kitts and Nevis.
There are three reasons why a member is designated as a Member Not in Good Standing:
Non-payment of the member fee
Lack of audited financial statements
Failure to submit data in the Hewitt system as part of the annual reporting process
In many of these cases, funding and operational continuity have been a challenge and the respective ROCs are working with these members to restore them to good standing. Included in the attachments to this note, is the criteria for being a member in good standing, as well as the Member Agreement and Policies and Procedures that all members have signed and honor. Please take the time to re-familiarize yourself with these tenets and let us know if you have questions.
For a member country that has been in Not in Good Standing for three consecutive quarters, an informal review will be initiated by the respective ROC. Formal reviews, to facilitate closure of gaps or possible termination of the Member Agreement, follow an Informal review, if needed. We want to thank the Member Council representatives for their support and their willingness to step up and participate in Formal Reviews when needed.
Our thanks also go to ROC staff and Joe Tortora, who work closely with member countries to prepare this report. Please contact your regional CEO or Joe if you have questions regarding your status or have suggestions to make the report more helpful.
There are few global organizations that are transforming the lives of young people as profoundly as JA. Through collaborations, partnerships and a lot of passion and grit, we are activating youth for the future of jobs. Thank you and your teams for all you do for JA and the young people we serve!