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General Body Meeting and Election for 2020-21 Board

Dear Friends and Iranians of the Happy Valley

According to the constitution of ISA, the current board of officers will soon retire. We will meet everyone on Saturday, April 18th at noon to chat and elect the officers for the next year, 2020-2021.

If you are interested in running for the office of ISA, please read the positions’ responsibilities in the ISA constitution and sign up here. Only active members can vote and be nominated.

Regarding the social distancing, the meeting will be held via ZOOM and election will be held by an anonymous online form.

Please feel free to contact us via email (psu.isa@gmail.com) if you require any further information.

ISA Board 2020

Report on General Body Meeting Feb 20th 2020

Dear Friends

First, let us thank you for your enthusiastic attendance on Thursday for the General Body Meeting of ISA for Nowrooz Gala planning and preparation. Here is the report of the meeting for your consideration.

Location: 129A HUB-Robeson Center
Time: Thursday, Feb 20th, 2020 6 PM
Attendance: Approximately 70 people

1. The meeting started with the introduction of the new board to members by the Vice President I, Mehdi, and our appreciation for community collaboration.
2. Then, a brief on the last two General Body Meetings, the last three Board Meetings, and UPAC Funding negotiations have been reported by our President, Kamyar, to the community.
UPAC had sent us a resubmission request almost a month before new board of ISA officers were elected, and unfortunately, the person responsible was not responsive to these notifications. Due to this long delay, our funding application was almost canceled by UPAC. Considering the huge effort the new ISA officers made within a week after re-election, we were able to resubmit the funding request and save our Nowruz gala celebration event. The proposed Agenda for the Nowrooz Gala event was also discussed.
3. After Answering the Questions from the community on the details of the program, (some of them are covered at the end of this report), and the introduction of roles needed for conduction of the event, community people volunteered for collaboration. You can find the volunteers (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1bJtAbabhmV8I8acNA7o8bLtiu5A7pD1s3eLL8NWe_jM/edit?usp=sharing) and if interested in collaboration, let us know via email to psu.isa@gmail.com or contact the officer in charge of the tasks.
4. In the end, suggestions for a better event were collected from the community to e discussed in the next Board Meeting.
Some of the Questions and Suggestions are followed:
Q. Why the event will be held on Saturday, not the actual time of Nowrooz on Thursday. A: As we need to hold it on Weekend and people prefer to be in their places at the Nowrooz, contacting their relatives living overseas.
Q. Why don’t we have a singer in this event? A: Due to the changes in ISA Board, lack of time for amending the UPAC Fund application request and emphasizing the cultural aspect of Nowrooz in 25th-year od celebrating this event in State College, the concert is postponed for another event in May.
Suggestions:
a. Decreasing the amount of food waste by decreasing the dishes that were not completely eaten last year.
b. Adding a childcare program to the event, at least by giving them gifts from Haji Firooz to let them enjoy the event as well as their parents.
c. Adding a competition to the event for more fun!
d. Changing the time of dinner (earlier than the past)
e. Adding a cleaning time to the schedule after serving the dinner
f. Sending an email to Iranian alumni of Penn State for fundraising (Please let us know your close friends graduated recently in order to contact via email or contact to Khashayar)

In the end, we want to appreciate your support and collaboration again.
Hope to have a great event and a greater new year,

ISA Board

Important Notice: Report on February 2nd 2020 Meeting

دوستان عزیز و ساکنین محترم دره‌ شادی،

با نهایت تأسف، می‌بایست به اطلاع شما برسانیم که از این حال، به دلیل همکاری کمتر از حد انتظار اعضای فعال انجمن، آفیسرهای انجمن تصمیم به استعفا گرفته و تمامی فعالیت‌های آینده انجمن از جمله جشن نوروز منتفی شدند. این تصمیم نتیجه‌ی جلسه مجمع عمومی روز یکشنبه با آفیسرها و اعضای فعال انجمن بوده و به دلیل حضور کمتر از نصف اعضای فعال انجمن، نظرسنجی و برنامه‌ریزی برای مسائل مهم پیش‌رو و تصمیم‌گیری‌های ضروری غیر ممکن بود.

عدم برگزاری مراسم جشن نوروز علی‌رغم میل باطنی و زحمات بسیار آفیسرهای حال حاضر انجمن باعث ناراحتی‌ست. می‌بایست اعلام کنیم که ٪۷۰ امور مربوط به جشن نوروز (از جمله تدوین و تهیه قرارداد میان دانشگاه با تمامی اجراکنندگان جشن) انجام شده است. منتهی، به دلیل عدم همکاری و حضور کمتر از حتی ٪۴۰ اعضای فعال انجمن، پیگیری امور مربوطه و ادامه‌ی کار غیرممکن بود.

لطفا درصورتیکه انجمن به شما بدهی مالی دارد، پیش از بسته شدن حساب‌های انجمن، تا روز جمعه، ۷ فوریه، مدارک آن را به ما ارسال نمایید. برای ارتباط با ما می‌توانید از آدرس psu.isa@gmail.com استفاده نمایید.

به امید اینکه در آینده‌ای نزدیک، همگی روزهای بهتری را برای ساکنین دره شادی و انجمن ایرانی‌های دانشگاه پن‌استیت شاهد باشیم.

آفیسرهای انجمن دانشجویان ایرانی پن‌استیت

Dear Iranians of Happy Valley,

It is with our greatest sorrow to inform you that effective decidedly, due to lack of participation of ISA members, ISA officers decided to resign and all ISA activities are indefinitely suspended; including this year’s Noerooz Gala. This was a conclusion of an emergency meeting with ISA board and active members on Sunday, Feb 02. With too few active members present, any ISA activity including amending board assignments and preparation for future activities were impossible.

It is a shame not to have ISA activities despite our greatest endeavors to keep on going. As explained in the meeting, duties related to Noerooz gala were down to 70%, including contracts with performers, providers and University-related affairs. However, as after a call for meeting, less than 40% of our members attended, continuing this process seems more difficult than ever.

Before closing the accounts of ISA, you may ask for any owes from ISA, with acceptable documents, untill Friday, Feb 07. We are open to discussion to our community via email to PSU.ISA@gmail.com

Let’s hope for greater days for ISA and Iranian community of State College and Penn State in the future.

ISA Board 2019_20

Final Reminder: ISA General Body Meeting and Dance Party, November 1st

Dear friends,

This is the final reminder for the ISA GBM and dance party. Attendants need to complete the RSVP form (https://forms.gle/gMBcQLRLEQ6subKv5) by Thursday midnight (the form will be closed afterwards).

The Agenda of the meeting is going to be as following:

1. Welcoming and introduction
2. Report on ISA programs so far
3. Report on plans for the future
4. Active membership
5. Dr. Borhan’s talk about the organization
6. Introduction of DocuNight, Masnavi sessions and Reading group
7. Suggestions, critics and discussion

The fee for becoming an active member is $20 for the whole year.

The meeting will be followed by a Persian dance party in which the attendants will be provided by snacks and pizza. The cover fee, will be collected as cash, and it is $10 per person (and 5$ for active members)

Feel free to come with costumes and invite your international friends as well.

Where? Toftrees clubhouse, State College, PA
When? Friday, Nov 1st, 8 PM – Midnight

Hope to see you,
ISA officers.
@ISAPennState

GBM and Dance Party (11/01/19)

Dear friends

This is to remind that we are getting close to the general body meeting and Dance Party of the Iranian Student Association on Friday November 1st.
We will discuss our further plans and future events. In this meeting, you also can register for being an active member of the organization with a single-time fee of $20 per person for the whole year.
The meeting will be followed by a Persian dance party in which the attendants will be provided by snacks and pizza. The cover fee, will be collected as cash, is $10 per person, _with a %50 discount for active members_ and don’t forget to RSVP. (https://forms.gle/gMBcQLRLEQ6subKv5). Don’t hesitate to invite your international friends to join us in the party.

PS1: As several friends suggested us, you might come with your costumes if you would like!
PS2: If you want any special track to be played in our playlist, let us know (via telegram: @alighazvinian)

Hope to see you,
ISA officers

ISA GBM & Dance Party, November 1st [Reminder]

Dear friends and the residents of the Happy Valley,

We are more than happy to announce that we will be gathering around for the next general body meeting of the Iranian Student Association on Friday, November 1st. We will discuss our further plans and future events. In this meeting, you will have the opportunity to become an active member of our organization with a single-time fee of $20 per person for the whole year! The meeting will be followed by a Persian dance party in which the attendants will be provided with snacks and pizza. The fee for attending only the dance party would be $10 per person. However, a special offer of a 50% discount for the cover fee will be provided only for the new active members, and they will only pay $5 as the cover fee. The exact agenda of the meeting would be provided shortly.

Date and time: Friday, November 1st, 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Location: Toftrees Clubhouse, State College, PA.

Please RSVP (https://forms.gle/gMBcQLRLEQ6subKv5), and feel free to contact any of the current ISA officers if you require any further information.

Hope to see you all very soon,
ISA officers.

ISA GBM & Dance Party, November 1st

Dear friends and the residents of the Happy Valley,

We are more than happy to announce that we will be gathering around for the next general body meeting of the Iranian Student Association on Friday, November 1st. We will discuss our further plans and future events. In this meeting, you will have the opportunity to become an active member of our organization with a single-time fee of $20 per person for the whole year! The meeting will be followed by a Persian dance party in which the attendants will be provided with snacks and pizza. The fee for attending only the dance party would be $10 per person. However, a special offer of a 50% discount for the cover fee will be provided only for the new active members, and they will only pay $5 as the cover fee. The exact agenda of the meeting would be provided shortly.

Date and time: Friday, November 1st, 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Location: Toftrees Clubhouse, State College, PA.

Please RSVP (https://forms.gle/gMBcQLRLEQ6subKv5), and feel free to contact any of the current ISA officers if you require any further information.

Hope to see you all very soon,
ISA officers.

ISA Election and General Body Meeting (Update: Date changed)

Location: E101 @Westgate Building, State College, PA 16801
Date & Time: Sunday, April 14,  at 4 PM – 5 PM

Dear All

According to your requests about changing the date of GBM and Election and having good times in Blue and White Day in campus, we changed the date, we are going to meet and vote on Sunday, at Westgate Building E101.

If you are interested in running for these positions, please read the positions’ responsibilities in the ISA constitution (https://sites.psu.edu/isapsu/files/2017/03/constitution-24nrb2m.pdf) and sign up here (https://forms.gle/wgbHQ7DNATaymxMc7). Only active members can vote and be nominated.

Please feel free to contact psu.isa@gmail.com, if you require any further information.

 

Best,

ISA Officers

GBM for Norooz preparation

Location: HUB 233A @Hub-Robeson Center, State College, PA 16801
Date and Time: Tuesday, March 12 at 6:00 – 7:00 PM

آخرین جلسه برای آماده سازی نوروز در روز سه شنبه برگزار خواهد شد. اگر قبلا داوطلب شده اید یا قصد دارید داوطلب شوید، لطفا در این جلسه شرکت کنید. برنامه نوروز در این جلسه نهایی خواهد شد.
برنامه نوروزهمچنان نیازمند داوطلب می باشد. داوطلبان می توانند در اینجا ثبت نام کنند
شما می توانید در این برنامه بلیط ها را به شرح زیر خریداری کنید

The last GBM for Norooz preparation will be on Tuesday 3/12. If you have already been volunteered or plan to be a volunteer, please attend this meeting. We will finalize the Norooz Gala program.
We are still looking for volunteers. Volunteers can sign up here (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Gn-PwbqlovSin0mhGCx6Al_AKeFxiTffqvv8toO3ICQ).

Also, we will be selling tickets on the GBM event.
Tickets (cash only):
PSU Student: $30
Student: $35
General ticket: $60
Children under 6: Free

GBM for Norooz (reminder)

Location: HUB 134 @Hub-Robeson Center, State College, PA 16801
Date and Time: Saturday, February 23 at 1:00  – 3:00 PM (launch will be served at 1 pm)

 

.جشن نوروز سال 1398 ،شنبه 16 مارس، را در تقویم خود علامت بزنید
.هر ساله بیش از 350 نفر در جشن نوروز پن استیت، یکی از بزرگترین در کشور شرکت می کنند
در این شنبه، 23 فوریه، ما برای بحث در مورد برنامه های آماده سازی جشن نوروز جمع خواهیم شد، لطفا با ایده ها ،تجربیات .و انرژی خود در این جلسه شرکت کنید
داوطلبان می توانند در اینجا ثبت نام کنند
شما می توانید در این برنامه بلیط ها را به شرح زیر (نقدی) خریداری کنید
دانشجویان پن استیت :30
دانشجو:35
بلیط عمومی:60
کودکان زیر 6 سال: رایگان

Mark up your calendar for Saturday, March 16, 1398 Norooz celebration.
Every year we host more than 350 people in Norooz gala, one of the largest in the country!
In this coming Saturday, Feb the 23rd, we will gather to discuss our preparation plans, bring your ideas, your experience, and your energy.
Volunteers can sign up here (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Gn-PwbqlovSin0mhGCx6Al_AKeFxiTffqvv8toO3ICQ).

We will be selling tickets on the GBM event.
Tickets (cash only):
PSU Student: $30
Student: $35
General ticket: $60
Children under 6: Free

 

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