ZAGBA Scholarship Awards

2017 ZAGBA Scholarships were awarded in August 2017.

Congratulations to both the candidates:

  • Zaal Farhad Panthaki
  • Zarius Jamshed Dubash

 


Next year Application forms, including eligibility information, can be found hereon ZAGBA website.

  1. Outstanding High School Student Award
  2. High School Student Recognition Award

Click here for ZAGBA Education Sub-Committe Outline and and Eligibility information

Click here for ZAGBA Scholarship Application forms

Please submit your application by June 30, 2018, to Shahvir Vimadalal, ZAGBA Education Subcommittee Chair via e-mail at shahvir@yahoo.com

​Thank you,

ZAGBA Education Subcommittee​

WZCC-NY PRESENTS AN ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM FOR YOUTH

WZCC PRESENTS

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.

Spark Business Academy (www.sparkbusinessacademy.com) will present a three-day program at our Dar-e-Mehr this summer from July 10-12.

To learn more about the program, curriculum and costs, please download the Sparks Brochure

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 eduldaver@gmail.com/phone (908)756-5649; or contact a WZCC member at the May 7th religion class at our Dar-e-Mehr.

To sign up for this interesting program, please register no later than MAY 15, 2017 by downloading and completing the enrollment form and mailing your check, made out to Spark Business Academy, in the amount of $575* per child to,

Noshir Dutia, WZCC–NY Chapter Treasurer
2 Viking Court
Randolph, NJ 07869

Navroze March 2017 Photos

Nowruz​/Navroze Event March 25, 2017

Dear ZAGBA Community,
Due to an overwhelming response from our enthusiastic community, in the past week we, the ZAGBA Board have been struggling to get a new venue for the March 25th Navroze/Nowruz Event.  We finally succeeded in booking a new Venue.  
Please note, that now the March 25th Navroze/Nowruz Event WILL NOT BE HELD at the Sharon Community Center.  
Instead the event will now be held at the:

Saint James Armenian Apostolic Church 

465 Mount Auburn Street 
Watertown, MA 02472
 
 

Saint James Armenian Apostolic Church Parking: There is parking lot right at the venue which can accommodate 22 cars. Another additional parking lot is diagonally opp. to the Church(if you are facing the church, it is behind you to your left, or if you are coming on Mt. Auburn St., and the church(its a large property) falls on your right, then this additional parking lot will be a few yards ahead of the church, diagonally opp. to it. Also, there are several spots available on the street, provided you park in legal spots. (a Cop will be making rounds, we are told). Please store this parking information in your car/phone, as it will not be on the EVITE (We can only type in a limited number of words on an EVITE).

 
Updated EVITE will be sent: Please note that we will send an updated EVITE with the new address mentioned above.  This is not a new EVITE, so do not RSVP again, if you have already done so.   All those who have already sent their RSVPs are all set, provided your checks are in. The EVITE is now open to all those who need to RSVP and the cut off date is still March 7, 2017.  So all of you who were on the Wait List, or who could not RSVP last time, please do so now.
If your response is going to be a Maybe, then please do not RSVP until you are sure it is a Yes. (but before March 7th).
To all those who have RSVP’d and not mentioned your kid’s ages, please do so. 
 
Your Payments: If your checks are not received by March 7th, then even if you are on the EVITE, your registration will not be considered complete. This will be enforced, to be fair to all. No Exceptions.
Please make sure that your 2 separate checks, (i) Annual Membership & (ii) Dinner dues are sent to our Treasurer.
Thank you  all for your patience.  Look forward to seeing most of you now.
ZAGBA BOARD
Dear ZAGBA Community,
We have now closed the Evite, as we have reached full capacity.
Please read the instructions in this email and the one below on sending your checks by March 7th, 2017.
If your checks are not received by March 7th, then even if you are on the Evite list(within the 135 cutoff), your registration will not be considered complete.  The Board will then put the people on the “Wait List”, in your place and you will lose your registration.  This will be enforced, to be fair to all.
So a message to all the families who have already put their names on the ZAGBA Evite for the Navroze/Nowruz function, please make sure that your 2 separate checks, (i) Membership & (ii) Dinner dues are sent to our Treasurer.  (I have copied all the details on payment again for you below).
Also, many of you have not specified the ages of your kids.  Please make sure, we have them on the Evite & Checks.
Wait List:  For those who still want to come and got late in sending their RSVP, please inform ZAGBA’s Secretary, Yasmin Bhumgara at Bostonzagba@gmail.com, by way of a new email (please don’t hit reply to this one and send us a fresh email).
Yasmin is maintaining a Wait List and will put your name on it, and will inform you just incase a guest cancels their RSVP, or fails to make their payment on time. This Wait List will be in order of emails received by Yasmin.  First come First serve basis, only.  No exceptions.
Please note that by sending your name for the Wait List, it does not confirm your reservation to the Navroze/Nowruz function on March 25th, unless ZAGBA confirms it for you by email.
This old ‘hotmail’ email does not exist: We recently found out that some of you still have in your contacts, this old hotmail email: zagba@hotmail.com. Please make sure that you remove this address from your address book.  Even if the Evite for some reason shows this email(which it shouldn’t), ignore it.
ZAGBA’s correct email is, and has been for many years: Bostonzagba@gmail.com .
A Cut & Paste from the Evite on Dinner & Membership Dues:

Member-Dinner Rate*

$30.00–Per Adult

$25.00–Per Senior

$20.00–Full Time Students and Kids (ages 10-17 )

$15.00–Kids ages 5 to 9 years.

Free–All kids below 5 years

Non-Member Dinner Rate*

$10.00 extra per person in each of the above categories

*Late Fee: ZAGBA will charge $5.00 per person in all categories if your payment is not postmarked by 03/07/17.

Cancellation Policy: Full refunds for any requests received by 03/07/17. No refunds after this date.

IMPORTANT: The registration cutoff date is Tuesday, March 7th.

In your RSVPs please let us know the age of each of your kids.

This is the first event of the 2017-2018 membership year.  Please make sure you send in your membership dues along with the Navroze/Nowruz event money.

Membership:

ZAGBA Membership rates for March 2017-18

$75 for family

$40 for individual

$25 for full-time student

$25 for individual senior (65 and above. For a couple who are both seniors, please pay $50)

Please mail your event and membership payments (SEPARATE CHECKS by March 7th.

All checks must be made payable to “ZAGBA” and mailed to: Kaiomarz Dotivala, 11 Buckboard Dr., Westford, MA 01886

Thanks,

ZAGBA BOARD

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FIRES-FEZANA

FEZANA Information, Research and Education System (FIRES) is a centralized collection of books, manuscripts, literature, magazines, and scholarly research.

Get in touch with FIRES-FEZANA

Nominations of FEZANA Officers & Call for Agenda Items

FEZANA
FEZANA

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.

Best Regards,
Percy M. Master
FEZANA Secretary
secretary@fezana.org

Nomination Form Link:

https://fezana.org/wp-content/uploads/2017_FEZANA_Officer_Nomination_Form.pdf

FEZANA Scholarships

FEZANA ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS (in alphabetical order)

  • BANOOBAI AND MANECKSHAW KAPADIA ENDOWMENT SCHOLARSHIP
  • DOWLET MINOCHER VESUNA / WZO Canada  Endowed Scholarship for academic excellence and proven financial need to an undergraduate student.
  • FEZANA 25th ANNIVERSARY ENDOWMENT SCHOLARSHIP
  • FEZANA ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UNDERGRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE STUDIES (SIX SCHOLARSHIPS)
  • MEHRABAN AND MORVORID KHERADI ENDOWMENT SCHOLARSHIP – THE FEZANA SCHOLAR
  • Dr. MINOCHER RUSTOM VESUNA / WZO Canada Endowed Scholarship for academic excellence and proven financial need to a graduate student.
  • MORVARID GUIV ENDOWMENT SCHOLARSHIPS (TWO SCHOLARSHIPS)
  • PURVEZ AND ABAN RUSTOMJI ENDOWMENT SCHOLARSHIP
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.