1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Establishment of Board of Management

   4   Functions of the Board

   5   Regulations

   6   Appointment of committees

   7   Power to delegate

   8   Funds and resources of the Board

   9   Borrowing powers

   10   Investments

   11   Reserves

   12   Accounts and Audit

   13   Annual Reports and Estimates

   14   Appointment of officers and servants

   15   Power of Minister to give directions on policy of Board




[Date of Commencement: 1st December, 1966]

23 of 1966,
42 of 1969.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Jamaica 4-H Clubs Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act-

   "Board" means the Jamaica 4-H Clubs Board of Management established by this Act;

   "chairman" means the chairman of the Board and includes any person for the time being performing the functions of the chairman;

   "farming" includes any activities relating to agriculture, horticulture, forestry, apiculture, fish-culture, fishing, the development and maintenance of pastures, the cultivation of crops and the keeping or breeding of livestock or poultry;

   "functions" includes duties and powers;

   "home-making" includes any activities relating to cooking, baking, sewing, laundering and interior decoration;

   "member" means a member of the Board;

   "vice-chairman" means the vice-chairman of the Board and includes any person for the time being performing the functions of the vice-chairman;

   "4-H Club" means a Club which uses the figure and letter "4-H" in its name and which has as its object the development among children and young persons in Jamaica of an interest in rural life, a desire to be efficient in farming and home-making and an interest in cultural and civic activity.

3   Establishment of Board of Management

   (1) There shall be established for the purposes of this Act a body to be called the Jamaica 4-H Clubs Board of Management.

   (2) The provisions of the Schedule shall have effect as to the constitution of the Board and otherwise in relation thereto.

4   Functions of the Board

   (1) It shall be the duty of the Board to promote the education and training of children and young persons with a view to-

   (a)   increasing efficiency in farming and home-making; and

   (b)   stimulating interest in rural life; and

   (c)   encouraging cultural and civic development and activity.

   (2) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Board shall have power, for the purpose of discharging its functions under this Act, to do anything and to enter into any transaction which, in the opinion of the Board, is necessary to ensure the proper performance of its functions.

   (3) In particular and without prejudice to the generality of the provisions of subsections (1) and (2), the Board shall have the power-

   (a)   to form, or promote the formation of, 4-H Clubs in Jamaica and to advise and assist such Clubs in the promotion and organisation of activities which, in the opinion of the Board, are suitable for such Clubs;

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   (b)   to undertake any project which, in the opinion of the Board, aids, whether directly or indirectly, the exercise of the Board's powers under paragraph (a).

5   Regulations

   The Board may, with the approval of the Minister, make regulations-

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   (b)   providing for the appointment, functions and responsibilities of Parish Advisory Councils and an Island Advisory Council;

   (c)   prescribing forms for the purposes of this Act.

6   Appointment of committees

   (1) The Board may appoint committees for any such general or special purposes with which the Board may be concerned as in the opinion of the Board would be better regulated and managed by means of a committee.

   (2) The number of members of a committee appointed under subsection (1), their functions and term of appointment, the quorum of the committee and the area, if any, within which the committee is to exercise authority shall be determined by the Board.

   (3) A committee appointed pursuant to this section may include persons who are not members of the Board:

Provided that at least two-thirds of the members of any such committee shall be members of the Board.

   (4) The provisions of paragraph 13 of the Schedule shall apply to a member of a committee who is not a member of the Board in like manner as they apply to a member of the Board.

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   (5) The validity of the proceedings of a committee appointed pursuant to this section shall not be affected by any vacancy amongst the members thereof or by any defect in the appointment of a member thereof.

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