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Iranian Community of the Northeast (ICON)

Meeting Notes


Participants: Pooya Ghorbani, Shervin Abachi ,Hengameh Fallah, Sadra Shahab, Shayda Hemmati, Setareh Shohadaei (on the Phone)

FOLLOW UPS - from the previous meeting:

  • Mission statement progress was reported by Sadra - discussed lack of activity by the volunteers involved in the project - postponed to the next meeting Sadra is going to email and follow up with the volunteers

  • The essential change needed to be done about the website was not reported by Mohammad - Mohammad was absent - postponed to the next meeting

  • The financial reports updates for each project has been partly reported to Hadieh and will be transferred to Pedram to follow up - Hadieh and Pedram were absent - postponed to the next meeting


  • To write a short guidelines for two different project types: project manager-based and collective project managing: Sadra Shahab, Shervin Abachi - To be discussed in the next meeting in two weeks. Shervin will start a word document and will share with Sadra

  • Hiking Community - Volunteer: Shayda - Shayda is going to work on a draft of discussion for the hiking group - To be discussed in the next meeting in two weeks

  • Setareh’s activity to reach out the Iranian Community about the importance of voting - Setareh is going to prepare a draft and share it by Friday, Nov 2nd. - time-sensitive.


  • Is there a possibility that a bi-weekly meeting can get canceled? If yes, who can decide it? (No conclusion yet)

  • Why volunteers don’t get engaged in their tasks? (In this case: mission statement project) Suggested solutions:

Shervin- To write a short guide about the volunteer-based projects.

Hengameh- To work on organizing the mission statement event through a meeting.

Pooya- Hengameh can send a follow-up email to the mission-statement group.

  • Hengameh suggested talking about how volunteers can communicate with each other without getting upset or misunderstanding. (Didn’t have time for this) very important, let's follow up in the next meeting

Earlier Event: October 16
ICON Bi-weekly meetings
Later Event: November 13
ICON Bi-weekly meetings