North American Zoroastrian Congress NAZC Congress 2010

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North American Zoroastrian Congress NAZC Congress 2010 1North American Zoroastrian Congress TWENTYTEN – APRIL 2010

Countdown to NAZC TWENTYTEN Congress – 267 Days

CongressFirsts
Congress attendees will experience a number of firsts.
v Firsttime –
Children age 5-12 will have structured activities, allowing young families to participate in the Congress. Structured activities include stories from the Shahnameh (with projects, games etc), “Worldwide web” of trade along the Silk Road – a multi-age session discovering cross-cultural concepts through (historically accurate) stories, drama, pictorial presentations and crafts from Persia, China, India, Rome, Indonesia, Mongolia, ending in
Zarathushti Connection – an interdisciplinary session discovering Zoroastrian concepts through a hands-on experience based on ZAH Sunday School format. Children will be creating their own material to take home.
v Firsttime – Youth track planned by Youth committee chairs Zeeba Kayani, Justin Mody and Kashmira Behramsha

Early Registration
A number of you have registered for the Congress. That is very encouraging. Early registration continues up till June 30, 2010. But why wait until then? Register now and start planning for your trip. The Registration Form
is on our website http://zah.org/nazc-10/registration_form.htm. At an extra $5.00 per registration, you can register using Visa or Master Card. Registration includes Registration Bag, program souvenir book, and giveaways. It also includes Opening Day (Day 1) lunch and dinner, FEZANA Awards Lunch on Day 2 lunch, and New Year’s Eve Gala dinner, Day 3.

Regular Early bird (on or before Jun 30, 2010)
Children 0 – 15 $150
Students and Seniors $225
Regular $250
Optional – (Natak/Musical Evening) $ 30
(Optional event is open to any one)
Fund raising
How does one measure success? For Chair Jimmy Kumana it is receiving checks. Kumana and his committee have developed strategies to raise funds in order to keep registrations costs low. Their strategy is to establish different donation platforms for major corporations, individuals and small businesses. Mini-raffles will also be held. The first mini raffle of two donated items – a machine embroidered gara and a grill, netted $775. Next raffle – a computer Netbook in May. And, how about advertising in our program brochures? Call Jimmy Kumana at 281-437-5906 or email him at [email protected] for more information.

Houston Greeters
Make this Congress your family vacation and we invite you to explore the multi-faceted jewel that is Houston. The Historic District, the Cultural center, Uptown market Place, NASA, the medical center are all part of our Bayou city’s treasures. What better way to see the sights of Houston than through the eyes of a Houstonian who helps visitors explore the city’s not-so-obvious places, as well as those places for which Houston is famous. Visit Houston Greeters’ website www.houstongreeters.org

Our Website
Check out our website http://zah.org/nazc-10for a new and improved look with lots of new information. You will find hotel details, tours and registration details etc at your fingertips. Arnavaz Sethna

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