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General Assembly 2018

From June 03, 2018 14:00 until June 03, 2018 16:00
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Event Details:

  • Day: Sunday
  • Time: 2 pm - 4 pm
  • General Assembly 2018
  • Entrance Fee: Free
  • Venue: Khaneye Iran, IAB Location, 17 Nicols Avenue, Watertown, MA 02472
  • Free





Council Members:

Reza Akbarpour
Labkhand Asefi
Minoo Ghoreishi
Jamshid Latifpour
Ramin Shahidi (Chair)
Rosa Shahidi (Razavi)
Mahnaz Zeinali

Saeed Pirooz

Amir Javad Khaleghi

Reza Akbarpour

Labkhand Asefi

Simin Bakhtiar
Minoo Ghoreishi
Nayer Nikpoor (Aliabadi) (Chair)
Rosa Shahidi (Razavi)

Khaneh Management:

Labkhand Asefi
Mahnaz Zeinali


Mahshid Aryankhesal
Amir Javad Khaleghi

Minoo Ghoreishi
Amir Javad Khaleghi
Rosa Shahidi (Razavi)
Mahnaz Zeinali

Referendum & Election:
Manijeh Ghavami (Zarghamee)
Giti Mahallati
Nayer Nikpoor (Aliabadi)
Bahram Shafai (Chair)
Shervin Talebinejad

Website and Public Relation:
Reza Akabarpour
Minoo Ghoreishi
Saeed Pirooz

Mahmoud Ketabi



Dear Sir or Madam,


You are cordially invited to attend the Annual Meeting of the Iranian Association of Boston (IAB) on Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 at 2:00 PM provided that you are a current IAB member. If you are unsure of your membership status, please contact Membership Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Ms. Minoo Ghoreishi by phone at (617)899-7444. This meeting will be held at Khaneh-ye Iran located at 17 Nichols Avenue, Watertown, MA. During the IAB Annual Meeting, the Council Chair and the President will report on the previous fiscal year’s activities. The President of IAB will also report on the activities of the executive committees during the year. A financial report will be presented by the Treasurer and the Auditor. The council nominees for the upcoming vacant seats will be announced and then the nomination of IAB members’ candidates will take place. Your attendance and active participation at this “members only” event is highly encouraged.

At this meeting members may ask questions and share their views with the IAB Council and the other members present. You will have a chance to nominate your favorite candidates for the upcoming IAB Council seats. Please note that if your membership has not been renewed for 2018, and you wish to participate in this year’s Annual Meeting and ensuing voting process, your paid IAB membership application must be received no later than Thursday May 31st, 2018. Any application received after this date and before June 3rd, 2018 will not be processed during this period and the effective date of your membership will start after the Annual Meeting.

Based on IAB By-Laws, the IAB Council consists of 7 members. This year 4 Council seats are vacated and need to be filled. The current Council nominated their candidates as follows: Ali Karimi, Jamshid Latifpour, Saeed Shafaian rad and Mahnaz Zainali. Per IAB By-Laws, IAB members will have the opportunity to nominate up to twice the number of Council nominated candidates for the vacant Council seats. If more candidates are nominated, the excess number of nominees will be narrowed down through a voting process administered by the Election Committee at the meeting. All candidates nominated at the Annual meeting will appear on the voting ballots, which will be mailed to all IAB members for voting. The Election Committee will announce the result of the voting after the ballots have been returned and counted.

Who can attend this meeting?

According to the IAB by-laws, only IAB members can attend the Annual Meeting. Each IAB member who has paid his/her annual dues for the current year can participate in only one Annual Meeting and the ensuing election process. Those individuals that have renewed their memberships or become new members prior to May 31st, 2018 are allowed to participate at this year’s (2018) IAB Annual Meeting and the ensuing election process. New members that become IAB members AFTER this year’s IAB Annual Meeting are entitled to participate at 2019 Annual Meeting and cannot vote on the candidates nominated at the 2018 Annual Meeting. Note that if you became a new IAB Member AFTER last year’s Annual Meeting (May 21st, 2017), you are eligible to attend the Annual Meeting on Sunday June 3rd, 2018 and participate in the election process of this year.


Who can be nominated for IAB Council seat?

Any IAB member who has been renewed his/her IAB membership prior to May 31st, 2018 is eligible to be nominated for a Council seat. All prospective candidates are expected to be present at the IAB Annual Meeting. However, if your candidate cannot attend the IAB Annual Meeting but wishes to be nominated and serve if elected, then please ask the candidate to contact IAB Clerk, Reza Akbarpour, before May 31st, 2018 with his/her written intention to run. The IAB Clerk can be reached by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or by phone at (765)588-7941. In addition to the written intention, absentee candidates are also encouraged to submit a short biography along with qualifications and aspirations to be read at the Annual Meeting.


The following is a tentative Agenda for the 2018 Annual Meeting:

  • Announcement of meeting quorum by IAB Clerk (at least 15% of members must be present for the Annual Meeting to proceed)
  • Welcome and Introduction by Council Chair
  • Report on IAB past year’s activities and future goals by the IAB President
  • Financial report by IAB Treasurer and Auditor
  • Questions and answers


  • Selection of 2018 Election Committee
  • Nomination of IAB members' candidates and IAB Auditor
  • Short introduction and statement of qualifications and aspiration by each nominee
  • Verification of nominees qualifications by IAB Clerk
  • Distribution of nominating ballots and voting of IAB members’ candidates (if necessary)
  • Announcement of the final Annual Meeting nominees by the Election Committee
  • Closing remarks

Hope to see you all at the Annual Meeting. 




  • General Assembly Invitation Letter English 2018 can be download here:
  • General Assembly Invitation Letter Farsi 2018 can be download here:





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