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2015 Senior Citizens Coffee Group

Date 15th February 2015
Event First Senior Citizen's Coffee Group Meeting of the Year 2015
Venue Howick Recreation Centre
Description Our first Senior Citizens Coffee Group session for 2015 was held on 15th February 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 12noon at Howick Recreation Centre.
It was attended by 23 seniors.

We started with The tea / coffee session. We then moved on to playing housie games which our seniors are sentimentally attached to and all winners were given away chocolates.

We also made them introduce themselves as there were many new comers.

Finally it was that time of the day when we wanted to celebrate the birthday of our seniors. We celebrated birthdays of Mrs. Katy Fitter, Mrs. Zarine Khambatta, Ms. Mani Mowji, Mr. Minoo Panveliwalla, Mr. Darayas Vevaina & Mr. Tehmurasp Vazifdar.

Our next senior's session will be held on 15th March which will be held at the same venue with Movie and Lunch from 10am to 3pm.

Kind regards,
ZANZ Management Committee

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Date 15th March 2015
Event Second Senior Citizen's Coffee Group Meeting of the Year 2015
Venue Howick Recreation Centre
Description Our second Senior Citizens Coffee Group session for 2015 was held at Howick Recreation Centre from 10:00am to 3.00pm on 15th of March. Thirty seniors graced the event.

It was the time to celebrate Navroze with a bang.

Our seniors met each other and wish everyone a Happy Navroze (in advance) and settled down to have light snacks served with hot tea / coffee. We all watched a bollywood movie "Shamitabh". Our seniors enjoyed the movie.

After the movie we started the lunch which was sponsored by Maharukh & Hoshi Katki. Started with beer and chips, delicious dhun-dal, butter chicken, mutter paneer and ice cream was on menu.

We celebrated the birthdays of Ms. Godafrine Billiardmaker & Ms. Silloo Taraporewalla.

The session cannot end without a game of housie, we closed around 3pm.

Our volunteers for the day were Minoo Siganporia & Anaheeta Sethna.

Sincere thanks to Maharukh & Hoshi Katki for sponsoring the lunch for our seniors.

Our next session will be held on 19th April 2015.

If you know of any Zarathushti seniors who would like to join this group please contact Benifer on 535 9891; Faranak on 535 3922; Roshni on 534 9786.

Regards,
ZANZ Management Committee

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Date 20th April 2015 
Event Third Senior Citizen's Coffee Group Meeting of the year 2015 
Venue Howick Recreation Centre
Description Our third Senior Citizens Coffee Group session for the year 2015 was held at the Howick Recreation Centre from 10:00
a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on 20th April 2015. Twenty-four seniors graced this event.

Our volunteers picked up the seniors from their home at around 9:30 a.m. We started the day with tea / coffee, chips and chewda.

This was followed by the "in demand" event HOUSIE. Our seniors love to play this game and are all Smiles when they win the game and get chocolates.

The seniors were then served delicious fish curry rice, chicken potatoe gravy and kachumber. Vegetarians were served potato curry rice & veg. korma.

The desert was cookies & cream ice cream. Sincere thanks to Khushnuma and Rumy Balsara for sponsoring this lunch.

This month we celebrated the birthdays of Mrs. Khorshed Sethna, Mrs. Arnavaz Irani & Ms. Perviz Mogrelia.

Our volunteers for the day were Minoo Siganporia & Anaheeta Sethna.

Our next session will be held on 17th May 2015.

If you know of any Zarathushti seniors who would like to join this group please contact Roshni 534 9786; Faranak 535 3922; Benifer 535 9891.

Regards,

ZANZ Management Committee.

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Date 17th May 2015
Event Fourth Senior Citizen's Coffee Group Meeting of the year 2015
Venue Howick Recreation Centre
Description

Our Fourth Senior Citizens Coffee Group session for 2015 was held at Howick Recreation Centre from 10:00am to 12noon on 17th of May.

Twenty-four seniors graced the event.

Even though the weather was not favourable, the seniors were more than happy to come & have a chat with others. The morning began with a round tea served with garma-garam batata vada, sev & dahi. This was a treat by our Perin Daruwalla & Mana Vazifdar.

After the snacks we started the “ever in demand” games of housie.

We celebrated the birthdays of Ms.Perin Daruwalla, Ms. Mana Vazifdar & Ms. Nargish Tata.

Our volunteers for the day were Minoo Siganporia & Anaheeta Sethna.

Sincere thanks to Kotwal family for sponsoring this session.

Our next session will be held on 21st June 2015.

If you know of any Zarathushti seniors who would like to join this group please contact Benifer on 535 9891; Faranak on 535 3922; Roshni on 534 9786.

Regards,

ZANZ Management Committee

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Date 19th July 2015 
Event Sixth Senior Citizen's Coffee Group Meeting of the year 2015 
Venue Howick Recreation Centre 
Description Our Sixth Senior Citizens’ Coffee Group session was held at Howick Recreation Centre from 10:00am to 12 noon on 19th July 2015.

Twenty Eight Seniors attended this Coffee Group event.

Seniors had jolly time meeting each other with Sahebji, Hello, Kem cheo and also had gupsup with all their friends. The morning began with a round chai and coffee which our special Chaiwalli Chef, Anaheeta Sethna made with love, concoction and warmth. Biscuits, wafers and yummy chicken and vegetarian samosas were served as snacks, which were kindly sponsored by Thrity Mistry (our regular senior attendee) and her lovely family.

After gupsup and snacks, the “ever in demand” aprih wallih Game of Housie was played twice with chocolates as prizes, sponsored by Jarafshan and Tehmus Mistry.

This July session we celebrated birthdays of Minoo Daruwalla, Katy Irani, Thrity Misty and Maharukh Lavangia. There were two yummy cakes which were kindly made by Jarafshan and Tehmus and another by Anahita Daruwalla.

Our volunteers for the day were Anaheeta Sethna, Merzi Daruwalla and Minoo Siganporia.

Our sincere thanks to Kotwal family for sponsoring this session.

Our next session will be held on 23rd August 2015.

If you know of any Zarathushti Seniors who would like to join this group please contact Benifer on (09) 535 9891 and Faranak on (09) 535 3922.

Fondest Regards,

ZANZ Executive Management Committee

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Date 23rd August 2015
Event Seventh Senior Citizens Coffee Group Meeting of the year 2015
Venue Howick Recreation Centre
Description Our Seventh Senior Citizens’ Coffee Group session was held at Howick Recreation Centre from 10:00a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on 23rd August 2015.

31 aprah wallah seniors attended this Coffee Group event which was family sponsored luncheon.

Seniors enjoyed each others’ companionship and socialising. Loads of gupsup exchanging with all their friends with dukh sukh ni kahaani. The morning began with savaar ni chai and coffee which our special Chaiwalli Chef, Anaheeta Sethna made with her love, concoction and warmth. Sev and dahi were served as Parsi Navroze Mubarak treat.

After gupsup and sev dahi, the Seniors neh wallih Game of Housie was played with chocolates as prizes.

Then Mehta family sponsored Lunch was served...... Garam garam .......Margi papeto gravy and Ghosh gravy with pau, Macchi na Curry Chaval and two type of kachumbar and for Vegans was Paneer Masala and Vegetable Curry Chaval with kachumbar. This was followed by sweet dish.

August birthdays of Shirin Balsara, Perviz Daruwalla and Godrej Engineer were celebrated by cutting the cake. Homai Elavia missed the cake cutting ceremony as she is in Melbourne.

Our volunteers from the community were.... Anaheeta Sethna, Roshni Daruwalla, Tanaz Naoroji and Navaz Engineer. Faranak Kabir and Benifer Irani were from ZANZ Committee.

Our sincere thanks to Kotwal family for sponsoring this session.

Our next session will be held on 20th September 2015 and its aprih Queen’s style High Tea will be served.

If you know of any Zarathushti Seniors who would like to join this group please contact Faranak Kabir on (09) 535 3922 and Benifer Irani on (09) 535 9891.

Fondest Regards,

ZANZ Executive Management Committee.


Date 20th September 2015 
Event Eighth Senior Citizens Coffee Group Meeting of the year 2015 
Venue Howick Recreation Centre 
Description

Our Senior Citizens’ Coffee Group session was held at Howick Recreation Centre from 10:00am to 12 noon. on 20th September 2015.

19 aprah wallah seniors attended this Coffee Group event which was family sponsored.  It was aprih Queen’s style High Tea of yummy Chicken and Vegetable Samosas, Medu Vadas and Chutney.

Seniors enjoyed each others’ companionship and socialising.  Loads of gupsup exchanging with all their friends with dukh sukh ni vaat chit. The morning began with savaar ni chai and coffee which our special Chaiwalli Chef, Anaheeta Sethna made with her love, concoction and warmth. 

After High Tea, the Game of Housie was played with chocolates as prizes.

September birthday girl was Zemina Iraniwho brought a cake and cut it too. 

Our volunteers from the community were.... Anaheeta Sethna, Roshni Daruwalla, Tanaz Naoroji and Navaz Engineer. Benifer Irani was from ZANZ Committee.

Our sincere thanks to Darius Mistry family for sponsoring this session.

Our next session will be held on 25th October 2015 and the event is going to be family sponsored lunch.

If you know of any Zarathushti Seniors who would like to join this group please contact Faranak Kabir on (09) 535 3922 or Benifer Irani on (09) 535 9891

Fondest Regards,

ZANZ Executive Management Committee 

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Date 25th October 2015
Event Ninth Senior Citizens Coffee Group Meeting of the year 2015
Venue Howick Recreation Centre
Description Our Senior Citizens’ Coffee Group session was held at Howick Recreation Centre from 10:00am to 1 p.m. on 25th October 2015.

30 aprah wallah seniors attended this Coffee Group event which was family sponsored. It was Luncheon with Chicken drumsticks and Butter Paneer with Kachumbar. Alphonso Mango drink was served as drinks and Lagan nu Custard as dessert.

Seniors enjoyed each others’ companionship and socialising. Loads of gupsup exchanging with all their friends with dukh sukh ni vaat chit. The morning began with savaar ni chai and coffee with snacks.

After sarvaar ni chai and coffee, the Game of Housie was played with chocolates as prizes.

October birthdays was celebrated by cutting the cake and eating it too.

Our volunteers from the community were.... Jasmine Tavadia, Navaz Engineer, Roshni Daruwalla and Tanaz Naoroji.
Benifer Irani, Daliah Kermani and Faranak Kabir were from ZANZ Committee.
A Big Thank you to all of them for their selfless service.

Our sincere thanks to Darius Mistry & family for sponsoring this session.

Our next session will be held on 15th November 2015 and the event is going to be family sponsored lunch with Parsi Nataak DVD viewing.

If you know of any Zarathushti Seniors who would like to join this group please contact Benifer Irani on (09) 535 9891.

Fondest Regards,
ZANZ Executive Management Committee

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Date 15th November 2015
Event Tenth Senior Citizens Coffee Group Meeting of the year 2015
Venue Howick Recreation Centre
Description Our Senior Citizens’ Coffee Group session was held at Howick Recreation Centre from 10:00am to 3 p.m.. on 15th November 2015.

27 aprah wallah seniors attended this Coffee Group event which was sponsored by Kabir Family. It was Luncheon with green Diwali theme. So, Green Kolmi nah Curry Chaval with Kachumbar was served for lunch and Paneer Green Curry Chaval for the Vegetarians. Soft drinks were served and Gajjar noh Halvo for dessert.

Seniors enjoyed each others’ companionship and socialising. Loads of gupsup exchanging with all their friends with dukh sukh ni vaat chit. The morning began with savaar ni chai and coffee which our special Chaiwalli Chef, Anaheeta Sethna made with her love, concoction and warmth.
After sarvaar ni chai and coffee, aprah walla o eh ZANZ Parsi Nataak, “Made in India” performed in 1999 was viewed and thoroughly enjoyed.
After luncheon, the Game of Housie was played with dhamaal and chocolates were distributed as prizes.

November birthdays was celebrated by cutting the cake and eating it too.

Our volunteers from the community were.... Anaheeta Sethna, Jasmine Tavadia, Navaz Engineer, Roshni Daruwalla and Tanaz Naoroji. Benifer Irani, Daliah Kermani and Faranak Kabir were from ZANZ Committee.
A Big Thank you to all of them for their selfless service.
Our sincere thanks to Darius Mistry family for sponsoring this session.

Our next session will be held on 12th December 2015 and the event is going to be Christmas Party Luncheon at Hungry Hopes Indian Restaurant, Beachlands.

If you know of any Zarathushti Seniors who would like to join this group please contact Benifer Irani on (09) 535 9891.

Fondest Regards,
ZANZ Executive Management Committee

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Date  12th December 2015 
Event  Eleventh Senior Citizen's Coffee Group Meeting of the year 2015 
Venue  Pepper Board Restaurant, Papakura 
Description  Our last 2015 Senior Citizens’ Coffee Group session was ZANZ Christmas Party for Seniors, which was held at PepperBoard Restaurant, Prictor Street, Papakura from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, 12th December 2015.

20 aprah wallah seniors attended this Christmas Party event which was sponsored by six anonymous Well-wishers and Volunteers, our sincere thanks to all of them. It was all you can eat Punjabi Buffet with Cholleh Batura, Papeta, Parathas (Gobi, Mullih and Papetta), Achar, Raita was served for lunch and Ravo for dessert.

Seniors were transported from their houses by Volunteers and then met at Highland Park to reshuffle and transported to PepperBoard Restaurant, Papakura, instead of Hungry Hopes, Beachlands which was double booked.

Seniors thoroughly enjoyed each others’ company and socialising whilst driving towards the venue and listening to HUM FM Music on radio.

After reaching the venue, everybody were treated with nice garam masala chai. After sarvaar ni chai, aprah walla played games like Snakes & Ladders and two Housie Games which they all thoroughly enjoyed with majja and masti from Rohinton Fitter and chocolates were distributed as prizes.

After all you can eat luncheon, Santa’s gifts were distributed in a goodie bag with Homemade Chocolates and Chritmassy Item (blinking Snowman or Santa) and photos were clicked with props and Marindar, PepperBoard Lady who was their Ms. Claus !!

December birthdays was celebrated by cutting yummy big Chocolate Mudcake and eating it too.

Our volunteers from the community were.... Jasmine Tavadia, Bilkish Vazifdar, Rohinton Fitter, Ronnie Patrawalla and Tanaz Patrawalla. Benifer Irani, Daliah Kermani and Faranak Kabir were from ZANZ Committee.
A Big Thank you to all of them for their devoted selfless service.

Our next session of 2016 will be held on 21st February 2016 and the event is going to be First welcome 2016 Session.

If you know of any Zarathushti Seniors who would like to join this group please contact Benifer Irani on (09) 535 9891.

Fondest Regards,
ZANZ Executive Management Committee

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