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- Year: 2005
- Country: Jordan
- Language: English
- Document Type: Domestic Law or Regulation
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Order of Licensing and Registering Youth Clubs and Commissions / Issued in
accordance with Clause B of Article 8 of the Law of the Higher Council for Youth
no. 65 of the Year 2001
This Order shall be called “Order of Licensing and Registering Youth Clubs and
Commissions of the Year 2005”, it shall enter into force upon publication in the Official
The following words and expressions shall have the meaning affixed to them hereunder
unless the context indicates otherwise.
Law: Law of the Higher Council for Youth
Council: the Higher Council for Youth
President: President of the Council
Secretary General: Secretar y General of the Council
Club: a private body licensed th rough a decision of the Council to practice sports, cultural
and social activities in accordance with its statute ratified by the Council.
Youth Commission: a private body licensed by means of a decision of the Council to
practice various youth ac tivities in accordance to its statute.
General Assembly: all working members who ha ve or have not covered their monetary
commitments towards to the Club in accordance with the provisions of the Statute.
Working Member: a member in the General Assembly who has covered all monetary
commitments towards the Club.
Founding Member: A person who signs on the founding request of the youth Club or
Commission in accordance with the provisions of this Order.
Supporting Member: a person who has shown willingness to serve the purposes of the
youth Club or Commission and has been admitted in such capacity.
The provisions of this Order shall apply on all youth clubs and commissions in the
a. A request for founding shall be submitted to the Council using the form adopted
for that purpose signed by founding members and accompanied with the draft
statute which must state the manner of di sposing of monies thereof upon dissolve,
cancellation of license and registration.
b. A founding member must be:
1. a Jordanian national
2. have turned Twenty five years of age
3. not sentenced with a crime compromising honor or public ethics.
c. Number of applicants for founding must not be less than the numbers stated
hereunder provided that university gradua tes among them must not be less than
1. Fifty persons from areas admi nistered by municipalities
2. One hundred persons from areas administered by towns
3. One hundred persons from areas ad ministered by governorates.
1. The President shall issue preliminary approval regarding the founding request
after consulting with the administrati ve governor and shall inform founding
2. Founders must, upon issuance of preliminary approval, provide a headquarters
and sports facilities in accordance w ith conditions and requirements determined
by regulations issued by the President fo r that purpose. In case such conditions
and requirements are not issued within six months, the approval shall be deemed
1. The President shall form a committee of Council’s employees to study the draft
statute of the Club.
2. The committee shall submit its recommendations to the President.
After completion of conditions and requirements stated in this Article, the President shall
issue his decision to grant the club the license and register it provided that such decision
shall be published in the official gazette.
Founding members shall convene within thirty days of the date of publication of the
decision of granting license a nd registration to elect the administrative committee for one
year during which the Genera l Assembly shall call for election of an administrative
committee in accordance with the provisions of this order.
a. Applications for admission or change of supporting membership to working
membership shall be submitted to the administrative committee using the form
adopted for that purpose and the applicant shall be handed a receipt.
b. The administrative committee shall decide on applications and it is not allowed to
reject applications that fu lfill conditions and requirements stated by this Order and
the statute. In case of re jection, the administrative committee must state reasons
for refusal and notify applicants within thirty days from the date of submitting the
c. Applicants may appeal against rejecti on before the administrative committee
within seven days of receiving decision. In case of rejection again, applicants may
appeal before the Council within ten days of the date of receiving the rejection
decision. The Council shall, in turn, transfer the appeal to the General
at their first meeting whose decision of approval or re jection shall be final.
a. A member of the General Assembly must be:
1. a Jordanian national
2. not sentenced with a crime compromising honor or public ethics.
3. not a member in a General Assembly of any other club with similar objectives and
b. In case of a membership in more than one General Assembly, the membership in
the Club joined most recently shall be cancelled.
c. Member of the General Assembly shall be expelled if it was proved that he
violated regulations or decisions of the administrative committee by means of a
decision of the General Assembly ba sed on the recommendations of the
d. Rights of attending meetings of the Ge neral Assembly, election and nomination
shall be restricted to working members.
e. No maximum number shall be determined for members of the General Assembly.
a. Member of the General Assembly must pay his membership fees unless the
Statute stipulates otherwise.
b. The President may entrust one or more employees from the Council or otherwise
to complete procedures of payment in the manner he sees fit if it was proved that
the administrative committee, treasurer or the person authorized with receiving
money has hindered procedures of payment of membership fees.
a. The General Assembly shall not conven e without obtaining the written approval
of the President in advance and such m eeting shall not be deemed legal if not
attended by one or more repr esentatives of the Council.
b. The General Assembly shall hold an or dinary meeting at least once a year by
invitation of the administrative committee according to the statute.
c. The General Assembly may hold an extraordinary meeting when upon the
invitation of the administrative committee or a request submitted thereto by not
less than 25% of working members, provide d that they state therein purpose of
meeting. The administrative committee must call for the meeting within thirty
days of submitting the application.
d. The administrative committee shall call the General Assembly for the meeting by
announcing the invitation and work age nda on the notice board at the club and
publishing it in one of the local daily news papers at least fourteen days before the
date of the annual ordinary or extraordinary meeting and at least thirty days
before the date of electoral meetings.
e. The quorum of meetings of the General Assembly is achieved by attendance of
the majority of working members provide d that the number of those entitled to
attend shall not be less than 50 members and the withdrawal of any of them shall
not affect the quorum.
f. (1) Decisions of the General Assembly sh all be adopted by majority of votes of
present members except for decisions re lated to amendment of the statute or
dissolve of the club which shall be adopt ed by a majority not less than 75% of
votes of present members.
(2) Decision of the General Assembly shall be subject to the approval of the
g. In case the quorum is not achieved in a meeting of the General Assembly, such
meeting shall be postponed for no less than se ven days and not more than fourteen days.
Members shall therefore be considered informed of the date of the meeting and the lists
as well as work agenda of the first meeting shall be adopted. The quorum for such
meeting shall be achieved by presence of 25% of working members and in case the
quorum was not achieved the second time, the meeting shall be considered cancelled.
h. Meetings of the General Assembly shall be chaired by head of the administrative
committee or in case of his absence by his deputy, however, if both of them were absent
or withdrawn, the meeting shall be chai red by the oldest member among present
Management of the club shall be undertak en by an administrative committee comprised
of a head and members in accordance with th e statute and shall be elected by the General
Assembly in the electoral meeting for two years.
a. The administrative committee must take needed action to invite the
General Assembly to the electoral meeting allocated for electing a new
administrative committee provided that the meeting shall take place within
fourteen days before completion of legal service period according to the
1. announcement of lists includi ng names of working members on the notice board
at the headquarters of the club at least thirty days before the date set for the
2. requesting members to pay monetary commitments according to the set rules
within ten days of announcing lists a ccording Clause 1 of this Article.
3. Adopting the preliminary list of working members after the end of the period
fixed in Clause 2 of this Article and it shall be announced on the notic
e board at
the Club for any objection w ithin three days of the date of announcement.
4. examining any objection submitted after the end of the period stated on Clause 3
of this Article and deciding thereon as we ll as adopting the final list of working
5. any member or candidate may object be fore the Council on the election process
within three days of the da te of adopting final lists and the decision of the Council
shall be final or otherwise the lists shall be deemed adopted after the end of
Electoral meeting of the General Assembly shall be chaired by a representative of the
Council after resignation of the administrative Committee.
a. a committee for supervising elections shall be formed and headed by a
representative of the Council and compri sed of three members from the General
Assembly other than candida tes who shall be elected by a majority of votes of
present members or by recommendation. The head of the committee may use the
assistance of some Council employees to manage the elections process.
b. Head of the Administrative Committee a nd members thereof shall be elected at
the same time. A person shall win presidency or membership as is the case if he
achieves the highest number of votes and in case of equal votes achieved by two
or more candidates, either one shall be chosen by a ballot.
c. The supervising committee shall prepare a report on the outcome, incidents and
procedures of the election pr ocess and submit it to the President including as well
names of candidates who achieved highest scores of votes after winners for
d. a substitute who achieved the highest score of votes according to the ranking
stated in the report of the supervising committee shall replace a member in the
Administrative Committee who ceases to be a member provided that provisions
of this Clause shall not apply on more th an half of the Administrative Committee
a. The Administrative Committee shall take office from the date of election thereof
unless the President decides otherwise, and any member may submit a written
resignation provided that he continues to carry out his duties until it is approved.
A resignation shall not be considered valid except by the approval of the
Administrative Committee and ratification of the President.
b. A member in the Administrative Committee shall lose membership if he violates
regulations or decisions issued by a deci sion of the General Assembly based on
the recommendation of the Administrative Committee and such decision shall not
be valid if not ratified by the President.
c. Meetings of the Administrative Committ ee may not be held outside the Club
except after obtaining the written approval of all members thereof in advance.
a. The Administrative Committee shall be in ch arge of keeping records according to
rules including records of decisions issued by the General Assembly and
Administrative Committee, records of membership, supplies and financial
documents according to instructions issu ed by the President for that purpose.
b. The President may entrust one or more employees at any time with auditing
records of the Club and the Administra tive Committee shall be committed to
facilitate that mission.
a. The Administrative Committee may, by a d ecision taken by a majority of two
thirds of members, decide stopping the membership of any members if it was
proved that he violated any of the regulations or decisi on issued provided that
such halt shall not exceed six months for any decision. However, in all cases
membership may not be halted during the period preceding elections in thirty days
and members of the Administrative Committee shall be excluded from the
provisions of this Article.
b. The Administrative Committee may prohibi t a member whose membership has
been halted from visiting the headquarters of the Club or taking part of any of its
activities even if such members paid all due fees.
c. A member whose membership has been halted may object before the Council
within a period not exceeding seven days from the date of notification provided
that such objection shall be submitted to the General Assembly in its first meeting
and its decision shall be final.
a. The President may dissolve the Administrative Committee by recommendation of
the Secretary General and an ad hoc committee formed for this purpose and form
a provisional committee to carry out the duties of the dissolved committee
provided that the period between disso lving the Administrative Committee and
calling for the General Assembly to elec t a new Administrative Committee shall
not exceed one year in any of the following cases:
1- In case of a disagreement among member s of the Administrative Committee that
leads to stopping its meetings and hindering its activities.
2- If the Administrative Committee committed a violation of law or regulations
issued in accordance therewith or the st atute and does not correct that violation
within the period determined by the President.
3- If it was proved that the Administrative Committee committed a financial or
administrative violation including manipul ation or negligence of records.
4- If more than half members of th e Administrative Committee resigns.
b. The committee formed in accordance with Clause a of this Article may review
minutes of meetings and audit record s and the members of the dissolved
Administrative Committee as well as the General Assembly must facilitate that
a. The President may cancel the license or registration of any club in one of the
following two cases:
1- based on a decision by the General Assembly.
2- Based on the recommendation of an ad hoc committee formed for that purpose if
the club violates law or pr ovisions of this Order including failure to achieve
objectives for which it is founded or fa ilure of the Administrative Committee to
call for the General Assembly to elec t a new Administrative Committee provided
that it shall be warned to correct the violation within a period determined by the
b. decision of cancellation of licen se or registration shall be published in the official
a. The President shall appoint one or more liquidators to liquidate all rights and
commitments due on the Club whose license or registration has been cancelled.
b. The liquidator shall abide by the following:
1. Running the business of the Club to th e extent needed for liquidation.
2. Calling for creditors to submit their claims and the indebted to state commitments
due to the Club by means of an advertisement published for this purpose in two
local daily newspapers.
3. Filling charges and taking needed legal actions to collect debts for the Club and
4. Opening a special account for the Club at the bank adopted for this purpose under
the name (Club’s account under liquida tion) whereby monies received and
collected shall be deposited.
5. Submitting a monthly report to the Presiden t on the follow of liquidation process
including statement of th e account under liquidation.
The liquidator shall be committed to distributing assets of the club after checking all
claims of creditors and accepting them as well as completing determining monetary
commitments due for the club and deducting li quidation expenses including fees of the
liquidator in the following order, if any:
a. Amounts due to workers.
b. Amounts due to the general trea sury and municipalities.
c. Rent fees due to the owner of the building rented by the club.
d. Any other amounts due according to the orde r based on the laws in force and in
case of insufficient balance, amounts shall be distributed among creditors
according to the percentage of entitlement of each.
a. Two or more clubs may merge based upon the decision of the General Assembly
of each provided that a request therewith shall be submitted to the Council
accompanied with a draft stat ute to be duly ratified.
b. The President shall form an ad hoc co mmittee comprised of Council’s employees
and members of the Administrative Committee in each of the clubs requesting
merger and it shall undertake listing of asse ts in all clubs and preparing a financial
and administrative report thereabout as well as submitting its recommendations to
c. The President shall issue a decision cancel ing the license and registration of clubs
approved for merger provided that such decision shall not influence acquired
rights and privileges for any of them.
d. The club resulting from merger shall be the legal and factual successor of all
merged clubs and all transferable and non transferable monies thereof shall be
transferred to it and it shall bear all comm itments related thereto before merger as
of the date of issuance of the decision of granting license and registration in
accordance with the provisions of this Order.
The President may license and register club s for diplomatic missions and staff of the
diplomatic corps in the Kingdom in accordance w ith special regulations he issued for this
Observing the provisions of related legislations, the President shall issue special
regulations to the parties in charge to license any profit making or investment institution
who has among other activities sports, entertai nment and physical fitness activities.
All clubs licensed before entrance into force of the provisions of this Order shall be
deemed licensed according to its provisions and must tune their statutes in a manner that
shall not contradict with the provisions of this Order.
It is not allowed to establish a branch of any club or youth commission.
a. The President may delegate any of his powers stipulated by this Order to the
Secretary General or any of the Council employees provid ed that such delegation
shall be in writing and specific.
b. The Secretary General may delegate any of his powers stipulated by this Order to
any of the Council employees.
The President shall issue all related instructions to implement the provisions of this
Order of Licensing and Registration of Clubs no. 19 of the year 1987 shall be cancelled
provided that instructions issued in relation thereto shall remain valid until cancelled or