Dear ZAGBA Community, Guests of the 25th Anniversary Gala, Esteemed Mobeds,
we approach the time when we celebrate thanksgiving, it
seems appropriate to give a special thanks for the hard work of our
community over the past year in planning and executing ZAGBA’s 25th
Anniversary events and projects, and the tremendous dedication of our
team leaders, project leaders, and volunteers for the Gala Celebration.
July 25th, 2009 is a date the ZAGBA
community will be talking about for a long time as we hosted our largest and most ambitious event to date. Children will
look back and remember how their practices for their many vocal and
dance performances paid off with colorful musical experiences that were
enjoyed not just by their parents, but an audience of 250 people! Fashion show participants will
recall the exquisite outfits they created, borrowed, and modeled for
the spectacular (and fun!) showcase of traditional clothing.
Natak performers will
think back to their weekly rehearsals and revel in the knowledge that
they put on an GREAT show with characters and lines that continue to be
imitated and repeated! Mobeds will
recollect the experience of praying simultaneously with 25 other mobeds
from all over the northeast and Canada (with only a minor smoke alarm
incident) setting a record for New England.Technical and talented experts will realize that their expertise and skills helped create a highly professional show.
Collectors of the
commemorative silver coin, community cookbook, ZAGBA shirts/fleece
jackets, and program book will use these as reminders of this special
time in our community’s history.
ZAGBA’s 25th Anniversary Fund will recognize that their generous
donations will help inspire others and support ZAGBA’s future activities and projects.And readers of Parsiana (Oct 7, 2009) and FEZANA Journal
(Fall/September 2009) will learn about this very special event through
articles and photographs.
ZAGBA Board and the 25th Anniversary Team is very grateful to everyone
who helped make the 25th Anniversary Celebration a success. From the
participants and team leads of: the jashan, fashion
show, performances of song and dance and skits, the natak play, the
slideshow and all other aspects of the Gala Celebration and projects, to
volunteers, guests, hosts, fundraisers and donors, this
was an incredible effort by the community and beyond!
PHOTOGRAPHS AND VIDEO FROM THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY GALA
has just received the final versions of 3 edited video DVDs and a photo
DVD from the
July 25th Gala events from our professional photographer/videographer.
The board would like to make these available
to all who are interested in this keepsake remembrance of the Gala
Members of the community, guests of the event, and
all friends are requested to make a payment of $25 for this set ($15 of
this payment is tax deductible and will go toward ZAGBA’s
Charity/Philanthropy Fund). If you would like to order more than 1 set,
additional copies are available to you at cost ($10); however with the
additional orders, there is no tax deduction or proceeds toward the
This bundled set includes a Photo DVD with about 800 photographs AND three video DVDs (DVD 1: Jashan, thanking Mobeds, acknowledging Past Presidents; DVD 2: Fashion Show, Musical Performances and Slideshows; DVD 3: Natak Play, Dancing, Food, and Magic Show).
If you are interested in placing an order for this bundled set, please send an email to [email protected]
with your request by Sunday, Nov. 29th. Those attending ZAGBA’s Holiday Dinner
event on Dec 5th, can pick up and pay for their ordered
copies at the event. For those who require their set to be sent to
them within the US, please include your full mailing address and add $5 to
mailing costs. Postage for mailing outside of US will be charged at
cost. Checks should be made out to ZAGBA and mailed to Aspiyan Gazder,
91 Old Billerica Road, Bedford, MA 01730.
Please share this email with your 25th anniversary guests, interested friends, and family.
ZAGBA 25TH ANNIVERSARY PROJECTS AND OTHER ITEMS FOR SALE:
For those who are interested in purchasing:
a) ZAGBA t-shirts ($10),
b) ZAGBA Silver Commemorative coins ($25), or
c) any of 3 publications:
ZAGNY’s The Good Life; FEZANA’s The Legacy of Zarathushtra Book; and FEZANA’s
The Zoroastrian Connection with Judaism and Christianity ($10
numbers of all these will be available for sale at the Dec 5th
Holiday Dinner event OR if you have any questions or want to place an order for these, please send an
email to [email protected].
Once again, a special thanks to all,
Jamshed, Firoza, Aspiyan, Maharukh and Hufrish
ZAGBA Board ’08-’10
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