Administration

The day to day functioning of FEZANA is done by the Executive Committee that is elected by the member associations member associations.

Current Executive Committe is:

Office Name Contact
President Homi D. Gandhi
Los Angeles, California
president@fezana.org
Vice-President Arzan Sam Wadia
Brooklyn, New York
vp@fezana.org
Treasurer Shirin Jahanian
Gibbsboro, New Jersey
treasurer@fezana.org
Secretary Percy Master
Houston, Texas
 secretary@fezana.org
Assistant Secretary Afreed Mistry
Toronto,  Ontario
 asst-secretary@fezana.org

Zenobia Damania is the FEZANA Administrator, and works out of FEZANA’s headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. She can be reached at admin@fezana.org

The larger functioning of FEZANA is through various committees.

A full list of all the committees and their contact information is available on the Committees page.

 

ROLE OF THE COMMITTEES

ARTICLE VI, SECTION 1 OF THE CONSTITUTION

Committees shall be established to expedite the business of the Federation, to fulfill the purposes of the Federation and to transact specific activities for the Federation. The committees will be working bodies and their role will be to execute and implement the Purposes of the Federation. The area of responsibilities shall be as defined by the Membership.

STANDING COMMITTEES

The standing committees shall include (but not be limited to) the following:

A. Coordination and Planning Committee. (This committee shall be chaired by the Vice-President)

B. Zoroastrian Unity and Welfare Committee

C. Information Receiving and Disseminating Committee

D. Funds and Finance Committee

E. Census and Survey Committee

F. Youth Committee

G. Education, Conference and Scholarship Committee

H. North American Zoroastrian Congress Committee

I. Committee to serve small groups of North American Zoroastrians.

J. Zoroastrian Sports Committee (ZSC)

K. FEZANA Information Research Education System (FIRES)

 

CONFERENCE OF MOBEDS

ARTICLE VI, SECTION 2 OF THE CONSTITUTION

The Federation shall consult with its Members to maintain a liaison with the Mobeds of North America, and if acceptable to the Federation and the Mobeds, arrange a continuing conference of Mobeds, and disseminate to the Membership the deliberations of any such conferences when reported to the Federation.

AD-HOC COMMITTEES

ARTICLE VI, SECTION 3 OF THE CONSTITUTION

The President shall have the power to appoint ad-hoc committees when situations demand, to address specific issues.

 

COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS

ARTICLE VI, SECTION 4 OF THE CONSTITUTION

Prior to the expiration of the term of the appointees to committees, the Secretary shall call for volunteers to serve on specific committees. Member Associations or individuals interested in chairing or serving on committees may submit their names. The President of the Federation shall thereupon make appointments to the committees, subject to approval by the Membership.

The term of office for each appointee to the committee shall be three years, unless otherwise specified by the Membership. Appointees may be reappointed by the President, with the approval of the Membership. The President may fill vacancies and/or reassign appointments to the standing committees at any time, with the approval of the Members.

 

 

COMMITTEE BUDGETS AND REPORTS

ARTICLE VI, SECTION 5 OF THE CONSTITUTION

Each committee shall prepare a budget and present it to the Treasurer 90 days prior to the end of the fiscal year, for consideration in the annual budget to be prepared by the Treasurer no later than 60 days prior to the end of the fiscal year. The budget so prepared by the Treasurer shall be effective upon approval by the Membership. Additional funds may be raised by the Committees for their specific purposes.

Each committee shall submit a status report to the Secretary once each year. The Secretary shall distribute all committee status reports to all Members within 15 days of their receipt.

The above information is excerpted from the FEZANA Constitution. The entire constitution is available for view in the Public Records section.

FEZANA represents a diverse and growing Zarathushti community in North America.

Guided by the blessings of AHURA MAZDA and the teachings of our Prophet Zarathushtra; the Federation was founded in 1987 It serves as the coordinating body for 26 Zoroastrian Associations and 14 Corresponding Groups in the United States and Canada.

The activities of FEZANA are conducted in a spirit of mutual respect, co-operation and unity amongst all Member associations, and with due regard for the principles of GOODNESS, TRUTH, REASON, BENEVOLENCE, IMPLICIT TRUST and CHARITY towards all Mankind.

:+: Baname Khoda Kshnothro Ahura Mazda