AN ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM
FOR YOUTH 5 – 18 YEARS BY
SPARK BUSINESS ACADEMY
WZCC–New York (NY) Chapter is pleased to announce its new initiative to bring Spark Business Academy to our Dar-e-Mehr and introduce our youth to the concept of entrepreneurship through a three-day program in financial education. WZCC-NY Chapter is the first Chapter to offer such an innovative program. Success here will allow WZCC to spread the initiative to other Chapters around the globe for the benefit of our youth.
Entrepreneurship is not taught in school, although children as young as 5 years engage in enterprising efforts like selling girl-scout cookies or setting up a lemonade stand, making it critical to develop financial literacy in our youth from an early age. Spark Business Academy does just that through their programs and activities tailored for different age groups starting at 5-9 years old.
Parents are welcome to attend, so long as their presence will not be a distraction for their child. Lunch and snacks will be provided, courtesy of WZCC-NY Chapter.
To encourage enrollment WZCC–NY Chapter shall reimburse an incentive of $100 each for the first 10 registrants, so HURRY AND REGISTER! For more information / questions, please contact Edul Daver at firstname.lastname@example.org/phone (908)756-5649; or contact a WZCC member at the May 7th religion class at our Dar-e-Mehr.
Dear Respected Presidents and Representatives of Member Associations:
This is a final reminder that the deadline for nominations of FEZANA Officers is only 5 days away: The deadline for receiving all nominations is midnight (US EST) on February 15, 2017.
At the link below, please find the nomination form for the election of the following FEZANA Officers: 2017-2019 Term of office: 1) Vice President, 2) Secretary 2017-2018 Term of office: 1) Treasurer
Member associations who wish to bring forward any item on the agenda for the FEZANA AGM are requested to send a brief description of the item to theFEZANA Administrator and the Secretary by March 1, 2017.
Please note that only those associations in the membership lists, whose membership dues form and payments for their 2017 membership dues have been received (which are due by March 1, 2017), will be eligible to participate in nominating and voting for FEZANA offices, or setting the AGM agenda, as per terms of the FEZANA Constitution. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions.
Percy M. Master
FEZANA Secretary email@example.com
All scholarships are open to Zarathushti applicants who have obtained admission for attendance at institutions of higher learning (accredited degree-granting colleges or universities) in USA or Canada.
I have been doing this fundraiser for years at this time of the year to raise funds for our community’s dream project – our future ZAKOI Worship Center. The Badam ni Bois are made for us by no other than our very own Roshan Rivetna (one of our most prominent Zoroastrians in NA, and a wonderful person) who has continuously inspired us to pursue this dream. This fundraiser would not be possible without Roshan’s help, for which my community and myself are deeply grateful.
Our Zoroastrian Association of KY, OH, & IN (ZAKOI) consists of approximately a population of about 150 Zoroastrians in the tri-state region of KY-OH-IN, but we are a close knit and very active group that tries its best to meet the religious and cultural needs of all our people, youngest to the oldest, though celebrations, jasans, muktad prayers, religion classes & camps, and lots of social gatherings.
I choose to do this fundraiser at this time of the year – around the auspicious occasion of Norooz (Navroze) coming up in March, because the ‘Fish’ is a symbol of Happiness, Prosperity & Abundance in the Zoroastrian culture, and is often used to give as a gift among friends and family on many good occasions. Please see the attached note on the badam ni Boi for its symbolism, ingredients, storage instructions etc.
The Badam ni Boi (a sweet pastry made with crushed almonds and flavorings), is a great addition to your Norooz Table and a yummy treat for your family and friends. You can order it for yourself or for sending it to your friends around the country. We will pack and ship it to your friends/family with a personalized note from you. All the profits raised from the sale of these Bois will go to our ZAKOI Center Fund. This fund has been established and is continuously being raised to enable our community to have our own Worship Center someday. We have raised over $80,000 in the last eight years through our fundraising efforts, and this Badam ni Boi fundraiser contributes greatly to our Center Fund every year. We are deeply grateful to all our fellow Zoroastrians who support this cause year after year by buying our Bois. Thank you most sincerely!
People from the Greater Boston area, please contact Yasmin Bhumgara (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you wish to order.
The Bois are $32 for a Pair, or $18 for 1 Boi
The S & H rates for the Bois through USPS will be
$8 for 1 Boi (Small Flat Rate Box)
$15 for 2 – 8 Bois (Medium Flat Rate Box),
$18 for 9 – 20 Bois (Large Flat Rate Box)
Please place your orders by mid February, if you would like to purchase the Badam ni Bois and help our community with this great cause. If you are not interested in buying the Bois but still want to help with our fundraiser, we will gratefully accept your tax-deductible donation check made to the ZAKOI Center Fund, and mailed to Bakhtavar Desai, 6383 Jamesfield Ct., Fairfield, OH 45014. A receipt with our Tax ID number will be mailed to you upon receipt of our donation.
Looking forward to receiving your orders and your help with spreading the word about our ZAKOI Worship Center fundraising, and thanking you in anticipation!
With Best Wishes on behalf of our ZAKOI Community,
September 16-NY’s Dar-e-Mehr Trip: On popular demand, we are again organizing a trip to NY’s Dar-e-Mehr. The Evite will be going out in August. We will be taking this trip by bus and for those who want to travel by their car, can meet the ZAGBA group straight at the Dar-e-Mehr. ZAGBA has already booked a bus again for this year and as most of you know from last year’s trip, the seats on the bus are limited to approx. 50-52 seats. So reservations will be strictly on first come basis (no favors), and hence with respect to your responses, please make sure you RSVP straight on the Evite in a timely manner. Sending your RSVP to ZAGBA by email or telling a board member will not be counted as an RSVP. It has to be on the Evite. Families with young kids, please note that if coming by bus, this trip is only for kids 4 years and above.
Only a confirmed RSVP along with your check mailed by the set deadline to the treasurer, will finalize your place on the bus.
Please lookout for more details in the Evite, when sent.
October 14, 2017—Jashan & Gahambar Dinner
February 10, 2018—Game Night
March 24, 2018—Navroze/Nowruz Celebration
Please pencil in these dates in your calendars.
(Note: these dates are tentative, depending on weather conditions. All events will be confirmed prior to the date by way of an Evite.)