Dear ZAGBA Family and Friends,
We are pleased to announce that we are again planning to publish the ZAGBA calendar this year. It will run from April 2023 to March 2024.
(Many Thanks in advance to Ferzin Engineer and Tanaz Yadav for their time and efforts in putting the ZAGBA calendar together).
What is the ZAGBA Calendar?
The ZAGBA calendar has photographs and captions of our community and their extended families and friends on specific dates. Please see attached a sample page from the 2022-2023 calendar for your reference. The calendar includes national and international holidays and observances along with Fasli and Shehenshahi dates, including information about our religion along with meaningful quotes. This has made the calendar educational as well over the years. The calendar is also an important source of funds for ZAGBA. The funds we raise from this have helped us keep our membership fees the same for many years and also helps subsidize and keep event fees low.
What Spots/Topics can be included for the Calendar?
Calendar spots in the past have been for birthdays, wedding anniversaries, in memory of loved ones, Navjote dates, special Calendar dates (Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Grandparent’s Day), recognition of places (Atash Behrams), special Zoroastrian dates (Nowruz/Navroze, Pateti). We encourage you to be creative and also use less well-known holidays, events and observances (i.e.from other countries, United Nations Day, Friendship Day, Health-related, Peace-related, History-related dates, etc.).
Who can be included in the Calendar?
This calendar is for all! Consider reserving spots for every member of your family – your children, yourselves, your parents and grandparents, your pets, siblings, nieces and nephews, cousins and extended family and friends. It is a nice reminder of everyone’s special dates and a unique gift for all that are included in it or know people who are part of it.
What can you do to help ZAGBA fundraise?
Please tell your extended friends and family about this project so that they too can participate, if interested. Please feel free to forward this email to them.
What is the deadline for submission of photos/date selection/calendar orders?
The deadline for submission of photos/spots and calendar orders is January 31, 2023.
When will I receive the new calendar?
The 2023-2024 calendar will be distributed at the Navroze function to be held in March 2023.
If you’d like us to mail the calendar to you instead, we are happy to do so. Mailing costs incurred will be charged at actuals.
How much does it cost?
SPOT(S)/DATE(S) you purchase for the calendar
• Each Calendar spot/date you select will be $20
• For every 4 Calendar spots you buy, you will get the 5th Calendar spot free. (Buy 4 get 1 Free!)
• If you have to share your spot/date with someone else, the cost will be $15 for that spot.
Calendars are available for sale at $15 per Calendar, or you can buy 3 Calendars for $40.
Very Important: Please hold off on sending in any payments to ZAGBA for the Calendar spots and for the number of Calendars you order. We will let you know in a separate email when to send in your payments.
How It Works/What information do I need to submit?
If you choose to participate,
please do not reply/respond to this email with your information.Please send a
new email to
firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Calendar Submission 2023-2024 – Your Name” (e.g. Calendar Submission 2023-2024 – Bharucha Family).
The email should include:
1. the dates you select, photos, and captions for each photo
2. the number of calendars you’d like to order
Please send in high resolution digital photos for each spot. Please note: the quality of the photos will be poor if the photos are not at least 6-8MB in size.
If you submitted photos for the calendar in 2022-2023, and you wish to use the same photo with the same or different caption, please let us know in the email with the necessary details. Ideally if you can resubmit the photo, that would be appreciated.
The ZAGBA Board thanks you for your patronage, and we look forward to your submission and support for the 2023-2024 calendar.