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Monday, 20 December 2010

HELPING THE CHILDREN OF THE GYUMRI F. NANSEN ORPHANAGE

A fundraising evening to help the children of the Gyumri F. Nansen orphanage was organized recently at the initiative of Dr. Chuck Hajinian and with the participation of representatives of the Armenian community of Wisconsin and AGBU friends. Pillows, sheets and other bed clothing for the orphanage children were purchased with 6,000 USD raised during the evening by about 60 guests, who committed themselves to continuing the fundraising event in favor of the Homeland.

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Wednesday, 15 December 2010

TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE VASKENIAN ACADEMY CELEBRATED IN THE MOTHER SEE OF HOLY ETCHMIADZIN

On November 4, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians presided over a celebration dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Vaskenian Theological Academy at Lake Sevan. The celebration was held in the Pontifical Residence of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. Present for the celebration were AGBU Council of Trustees member and...
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Tuesday, 14 December 2010

AGBU NAJARIAN-GULBENKYAN SCHOOL AMONG THE WINNERS OF BEST ARMENIAN SCHOOL AWARD

The official award ceremony of the “Best Armenian School” organized by the RA Diaspora Ministry with the financial assistance of the World Armenian Congress, took place in the large hall of the National Academy of Sciences on October 18. 62 educational establishments had submitted...
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Friday, 12 November 2010

AGBU Appeals to Members and Friends to Support the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund Telethon on November 25

AGBU invites its members, friends and the general public to donate to the 13th Annual Hayastan All-Armenian Fund Telethon, titled "Water Is Life," which will take place in Los Angeles on November 25, Thanksgiving Day. For over a decade, the Thanksgiving Telethon has played a significant role bonding the Armenians of the diaspora with the citizens of Armenia and Karabakh. This year's telethon...
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Saturday, 06 November 2010

86TH AGBU GENERAL ASSEMBLY CONVENED IN BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA Eduardo Eurnekian named “AGBU’s Man of the Year”

The 86th General Assembly of the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) was convened in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from October 13-17. The main issues of the GA agenda were the expansion of the Union’s programs carried out in Armenia, formulation of new district committees in various Armenian communities of the Diaspora, allocation of financial resources for the implementation of the...
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Thursday, 28 October 2010

5TH PAN-ARMENIAN FORUM OF JOURNALISTS

The 5th pan-Armenian forum of journalists took place in the Culture and Youth Palace of Stepanakert from October 12-16, as part of the “One Nation, One Culture” festival. The conference entitled “Challenges of the 21st Century: Information Security and Armenian journalism” was organized by the RA Diaspora Ministry, Pan-Armenian Media Association and the Union of Journalists of...
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Saturday, 16 October 2010

5TH REPUBLICAN INTERSCHOOL CHESS OLYMPIAD KICKED OFF

The 5th Republican Interschool Chess Olympiad is currently underway and for the 4th consecutive year the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) assists the tournament, which is organized by the RA Education and Science Ministry, RA Chess Federation and AGBU. Schoolchildren...
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Sunday, 10 October 2010

AGBU AND MOTHER SEE OF HOLY ETCHMIADZIN CHILDREN’S CENTER OPENS IN VANADZOR WITH THE FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF SARKIS BEDEVIAN

On September 23, the opening ceremony of the "St. Gregory of Narek" Children’s Center was held in Vanadzor under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, and with the participation of benefactors, Mr. and Mrs. Sarkis and Ruth Bedevian of the United States. Armenian General Benevolent Union...
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Tuesday, 05 October 2010

AGBU SCHOOL STUDENTS AND YOUTH GROUPS VISIT ARMENIA

The traditional annual visits of the AGBU school students and youth groups to Armenia has seen expand their geography year after year. 23 members of the AGBU Canada scout movement’s venture group visited Armenia from July 22 to August 11 and participated in house-building in Taron-3 district of Vanadzor together with the Fuller Center. The group was headed by Lenya Galepjian, who, together...
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Monday, 04 October 2010

AGBU ARMENIAN VIRTUAL COLLEGE PRESENTED IN ST. PETERSBURG

On September 19, in the Events Hall of the Armenian Apostolic Church’s St. Petersburg residence, Dr. Yervant Zorian, member of the AGBU Central Board of Directors and Founding-Chairman of the AGBU Armenian Virtual College (AVC), met with local Armenian youth, students, members of “Nor Serund” (New Generation) Armenian youth organization and...
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