Construction August 2014

Notice of DMZT AGM 2014 and Nominations for Elections

NOTICE OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE DARBE MEHR ZOROASTRIAN TEMPLE AT POMONA, NEW YORK

Notice is hereby posted that the Annual General Meeting of the Darbe Mehr Zoroastrian Temple will be held on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 12:00 Noon at the Arbab Rustam Guiv Darbe Mehr located at 106 Pomona Road, Suffern, NY to conduct the following business:

  1. Presentation of the Annual Report.
  2. Approval of the Treasurer’s Report.
  3. Election of Trustees.
  4. Any other Business.

ELECTION OF TRUSTEES:

The election for the trustees will be conducted independently by the election committee appointed for the purpose.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS:

In the interest of time, congregation members, who may want to bring up any other pertinent business that concerns the congregation or the Darbe Mehr’s well-being, are requested to submit this in writing to the Board of Trustees no later than May 16, 2014. This would be conducted after the election procedure for the Trustees has been completed as this could be fairly open ended in terms of time.

DMZT Board of Trustees

Mr. Jamsheed Banaji Mr. Cyrus Cama Mr. Viraf Commisariat Mr. Minu Dutia Mr. Darius Mody Mr. Cyrus Pourooshasb

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DMZT Special General Body Meeting

SPECIAL GENERAL BODY MEETING DECEMBER 8, 2013

VOTE ON NEW DARBE MEHR BUILDING PROPOSALS

The Trustees of the Darbe Mehr Zoroastrian Temple invite you to a Special General Body Meeting where you will be provided the opportunity to vote on the proposals and recommendations of the Trustees as pertains to the New Darbe Mehr Property. This meeting will be held at 1:00 PM on December 8th, 2013 at 106 Pomona Road, Suffern, New York 10901.

The Trustees, both past and present, have worked closely with the boards of ZAGNY, IZA and NDMI for the past several years. The Trustees have concluded that it is time to present to you the attached information which describes in detail the various actions that have already been taken and the steps that remain to be executed in order to make the dream of a New Darbe Mehr a reality.

It is for that reason that the Trustees of the DMZT together with the boards of ZAGNY, lZA and NDMI put forward the following recommendations to the congregants of DMZT to vote upon at the Special General Body Meeting. It is imperative that you cast your precious vote and give your permission to the Trustees to move forward with this worthy endeavor. Each of the two proposals shall carry, if there is a Simple Majority of 50% + 1 of the total votes cast in person and by absentee ballot in favor of the proposal.

The Trustees unanimously recommend that,

PROPOSAL #1:

Out of the sum of $908,317, which is being held by DMZT in the New Building Fund, the sum of $680,000 be specifically allocated towards expenses/activities related to the construction of the New Darbe Mehr building, with the remaining $228,317 being retained by the Trustees in the New Building Fund for future needs of the property.

PROPOSAL #2:

The construction of the New Darbe Mehr building shall begin when the sum of $3.5 million
(which is the estimated total building cost, out of the estimated total project cost of $4.5 million) is collected in cash and formal pledges. The Trustees must have three vetted proposals before construction begins.

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Agenda and Info for October 6, 2013 Meeting

DMZT Special Community Meeting Agenda

The following is the Agenda for the DMZT Special Community Meeting on Sunday October 6, 2013 which is scheduled to begin at 1:00 PM.

The timings next to each item are just rough guidelines, and will be driven by the community’s questions, concerns, and statements.

  • Welcome & overview – DMZT (5 minutes)
  • Review of the New Darbe Mehr Project Status, Costs & Timelines – NDMI  (20 minutes)
  • Outline of proposal for the Community’s consideration – DMZT (5 minutes)
  • Recommendations of ZAGNY, IZA & DMZT Boards – ZAGNY, IZA & DMZT (15 minutes)
  • Q&A (45 minutes)Sincerely,The DMZT Trustees,

 

Please also find the information package for your review. You can download the PDF document by clicking on the image below.

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Chairperson: Mr. Cyrus Cama

Secretary: Mr. Jamsheed Banaji

Treasurer: Mr. Minu Dutia

Member-at-large: Mr. Viraf Commissariat

Member-at-large: Mr. Darius Mody

Member-at-large: Mr. Cyrus Pourooshasb

 

September 27, 2013

Notice For Call Of Special Community Meeting

September 13, 2013

Notice For Call Of Special Community Meeting

 

The Trustees of the DMZT hereby invite you, and your family to a Special Community Hall Meeting at 1:00 PM on Sunday October 6th, 2013 at the Darbe Mehr located at 106 Pomona Road, Suffern, NY 10901.

 

This special meeting is being held to inform the DMZT congregation of the decisions that were made by the DMZT Trustees in collaboration with the ZAGNY, IZA and NDMI Boards, with regards to commencing the construction phase for the New Darbe Mehr Building.

 

We urge you to attend this meeting so that you get all pertinent information regarding the New Building, and all the factors that went into the decision making process for the Trustees. This meeting will also provide you the opportunity to ask questions in a "Community Hall" format.

 

Lastly, please keep the date open for 1:00 PM on Sunday December 8th, 2013. In the days following the Special Community Hall meeting, the Trustees will announce a call for a General Body Meeting for all DMZT members to vote on the recommendations made by the Trustees pertaining to the New Building Project. Provisions will be made for mail-in ballots for those of you who are unable to attend in person.

 

We look forward to seeing you on October 6th. Please inform your Zoroastrian friends regarding this meeting, especially those who are not members of ZAGNY or IZA. Note that all Zoroastrians residing within a 100 mile radius of the Darbe Mehr are considered members of the DMZT, and they do not need to be members of ZAGNY or IZA.

 

Sincerely yours,

The DMZT Trustees,

Chairperson: Mr. Cyrus Cama

Secretary: Mr. Jamsheed Banaji

Treasurer: Mr. Minu Dutia

Member-at-large: Mr. Viraf Commissariat

Member-at-large: Mr. Darius Mody

Member-at-large: Mr. Cyrus Pourooshasb

2013 Annual General Meeting and Elections Announced

NOTICE OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE DARBE MEHR ZOROASTRIAN TEMPLE AT POMONA, NEW YORK

 

Notice is hereby posted that the Annual General Meeting of the Darbe Mehr Zoroastrian Temple will be  held on Sunday, May 5th, 2013 at 12:00 Noon at the Arbab Rustam Guiv Darbe Mehr located at 106 Pomona Road, Suffern, NY to conduct the following business:

 

1. Presentation of the Annual Report.
2. Approval of the Treasurer’s Report.
3. Election of Trustees.
4. Any other Business.

 

ELECTION OF TRUSTEES:

The election for the trustees will be conducted independently by the election committee appointed for the purpose.

 

ANY OTHER BUSINESS:

In the interest of time, congregation members, who may want to bring up any other pertinent business that concerns the congregation or the Darbe Mehr’s well-being, are requested to submit this in writing to the Board of Trustees no later than March 31st, 2012. This would be conducted after the election procedure for the Trustees has been completed as this could be fairly open ended in terms of time.

To read further details and to download the nomination forms for the Elections, click here.

 

DMZT Board of Trustees

Mr. Jamsheed Banaji
Mr. Cyrus Cama
Mr. Minu Dutia
Mr. Darius Mody
Mr. Cyrus Pourooshasb
Mr. Fali Shroff

DMZT Annual General Meeting 2012 Announced.

AGENDA FOR THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

DARBE MEHR ZOROASTRIAN TEMPLE

Date: May 6, 2012

Time: 12:00 noon

Ø Chairman’s address to the congregation

Ø Secretary’s report for the year 2011-2012

Ø Treasurer’s report for the year 2011-2012

Ø Election Commission’s address

Ø Question and Answer session (limited to AGM meeting coverage)

Ø Closing the time period for casting of ballot papers

Ø Announcement of election results by the Commission

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DMZT Elections 2012: Notice of Election

Notice is hereby given to the congregation that voting for the Election of Trustees for the Darbe Mehr Zoroastrian Temple will be held on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 12:00 Noon at the Arbab Rustam Guiv Darbe Mehr located at 106 Pomona Road, Suffern, NY 10910. The election will take place following the proceedings of the Annual General Meeting being held on the same day.

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A New Home

The New Darbe Mehr plans and design were unveiled during a townhall style meeting on May 01, 2011 at the Darbe Mehr Temple. The meeting was attended by over 120 people representing the Zarathushti community in the tri-state area. More details about the entire project can be found in the “ New Darbe Mehr Initiative “ section of our website.

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New Darbe Mehr Building Project

The New Rochelle Darbe-Mehr was the very first Zoroastrian Center in North America. The community enjoyed this large charming modified residential home for many decades. We out grew this facility and after years of grueling searches found a wonderful property in Pomona NY which housed a Jewish community center. This was purchased in 2001 and has been the Zoroastrian community’s home for the past 10 years. Over the years we have considered many options from upgrading to expansion to a completely new building.

After years of discussion, a group of community members have rationalized that a new building makes the most sense, got commitments of $400,000 from die-hard supporters and approached DMZT/IZA/ZAGNY with their thought process to get their initial support to investigate this initiative further. The result is the New Darbe-Mehr Initiative (NDMI) LLC, a business entity which would spend the collected funds, rather than DMZT community funds, to explore this idea and opportunity. After more than 6 months of design options and a string of meetings with DMZT/IZA/ZAGNY we are finally at a point where we have a Building design which meets the needs identified by these organizations. We have very rough preliminary cost estimates and some preliminary pledges which make the whole proposition exciting and certainly doable with wide participation.

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