Dear community members and friends,
Wishing you all a very Happy Nowruz! May this spring bring freshness to our lives and allow us all to be together in person soon! It was nice to see some of our community members who were able to attend the Nowruz event held on March 20th. In an effort to get the community together, our events committee, in a very short time, orchestrated a very creative virtual event for that day. We would like to thank Er. Pesi Vazifdar for leading the prayers which was followed by an art show by our very own talented children. Another creative event was our Dar-ni-pori bake along and we saw great participation from our community at large. We have had success with the virtual events and will keep working on adding more virtual activities. Feel free to reach out to Jamshed Rivetna if you have fresh ideas on virtual events. The Board has also been working on a plan to reopen our center and have been closely monitoring the CDC guidelines and are very hopeful that we should be able to meet each other sooner than later.
It is worth noting that our membership dropped 20% from 2019 to 2020. We realize that many of our members paid their membership at the Nowruz event and since we did not have it last year, it might have slipped your mind. Memberships are a major source of our income for the year and we would like to bring our membership back to pre pandemic times. So we strongly urge and encourage everyone to become a member, if you already haven’t. If you had forgotten to pay your membership last year, you can always donate that amount towards the many ZAMC funds. If you are not sure whether you have paid your membership, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will let you know of your membership status. We would like to thank you all once again for everything you do for ZAMC.
Hamāzor Hamā Ashō-bēd! May we all be united in strength and righteousness!
Atha Jamyad Yatha Afrinami! May we achieve what we have prayed for.
~ZAMC Board of Directors