Posted by on Sep 1, 2008 in Parsi News | 0 comments

The World Zoroastrian Chamber of Commerce (WZCC) is holding its 2008 “Coming Together Roundtable”, 2008 Annual General Meeting (AGM), and the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Zarathushti Heritage & Cultural Center from December 28th to 31st 2008 in Houston, Texas, USA.

The four day event that includes a day trip to San Antonio, a visit to an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, a WZCC awards dinner and a grand party to ring in the New Year 2009. For those who want to make a family vacation out of this event, a special 4 day Western Caribbean cruise is also available.  

The Coming Together Roundtable

The idea of holding a “Coming Together Roundtable” emerged in London as the legacy of the Zoroastrian World Congress organized by the Zoroastrian Trust Funds of Europe. Our sincere thanks go to the hosts Dorab Mistry and Paurush Jilla.  Since then two other Roundtables were held in Mumbai in January 2007, and January 2008. The next roundtable is scheduled from 10am to 4pm on 31st December 2008.

The Roundtable is a meeting place for Zarathushtis worldwide where items of common interest affecting the worldwide Zarathushti community are discussed and action items identified with owners who will work as facilitators with like minded volunteers to develop those themes.

The WZCC AGM

The Agenda for the 2008 AGM is as follows:

Saturday, December 27, 2008
7:00pm        Pre-AGM Global Director’s Meeting

Sunday, December 28, 2008
10:00am  WZCC Global AGM – Session I
01:00pm  Lunch ($15)
02:00pm  WZCC Global AGM – Session II
05:00pm         Break off for the day

Monday, December 29, 2008
09:00am         Full Day Trip to San Antonio ($50)

Tuesday, December 30, 2008
10:00am         Visit Star Oil Rig in Galveston ($23)
02:30pm         Post-AGM Global Directors’ Meeting
08:00pm         Awards, Entertainment, and Dinner ($15)

Wednesday, December 31, 2008
10:00am         Coming Together Roundtable – Session I
12:30pm         Lunch (Hosted By ZAH)
01:30pm         Coming Together – Session II
04:00pm         Break off for the day
08:00pm         New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance ($60)

Thursday, January 01, 2009
04:00pm        Four Day Western Caribbean Cruise, from Galveston, Texas.

Registration – AGM and Roundtable

Registration package with fees and accommodation information is attached here. Please fill the same and send it to the address given, alongwith your payment.

For additional information, you may contact WZCC Houston Chapter Chair Behroze Daruwalla, WZCC Global Director Rustom Engineer, or in India you can contact WZCC Global Director and Board Secretary Zarine Commissariat.

For Roundtable program related information you may contact Rohinton Rivetna.

You can also write to delhiparsis@gmail.com, and we will forward your queries to the relevant people at WZCC.

Registration – Cruise

Several cabins have already been booked by local WZCC members and attendees from India. Some cabins are still available at these specially negotiated group rates and  if the deposit is not received  by September 10, 2008, they will be released for general booking. 

For more information, please contact Xpert Tours (info@xperttours.com)

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