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Tuesday, 01 February 2011

ARMENIAN VIRTUAL COLLEGE WINNER OF THE 5TH ALL-ARMENIAN E-CONTENT COMPETITION

AGBU Armenian Virtual College (AVC) was among the winners of the 5th All-Armenian e-content competition held in Yerevan from November 25 to December 25. The winners were announced during a festive award ceremony on December 30th. A total of 320 applications were submitted to the 5th All-Armenian e-content competition dedicated to the 500th ...:
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BERGE AND VERA SETRAKIAN SPONSOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE OLD PONTIFICAL RESIDENCE

On December 27, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, presided over blessing service of the old Pontifical Residence for the commencement of its reconstruction and renovation. It was last reconstructed in 1958 during the reign of His Holiness Vasken I of blessed memory.
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Monday, 31 January 2011

AGBU PARTNERING WITH EDUARDO EURNEKIAN IN NKR “ONE LAPTOP PER CHILD” PROJECT

On January 26, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh, Mr. Ara Harutyunyan and Mr. Eduardo Eurnekian, an internationally recognized Argentinean-Armenian businessman signed a memorandum of understanding, launching the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) program in the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh (NKR). The program will be implemented in partnership with the Armenian General Benevolent...
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Tuesday, 25 January 2011

PETER BALAKIAN IN ARMENIA AGBU continues its support of the renowned writer

International conference on Armenian Genocide held in Yerevan on December 14-15, 2010, brought to Armenia the famous Armenian-American writer, poet, public and political activist Peter Balakian. The conference entitled “The Crime of Genocide: Prevention, Condemnation and Elimination of Conse-quences” was organized by ...
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Friday, 21 January 2011

AGBU DIRECTOR EMERITUS BARRY ZORTHIAN PASSES AWAY

On December 30, 2010, longtime AGBU leader Barry Zorthian, 90, passed away at a Washington, DC-area hospital. Often described as a colorful US diplomat, he was a committed member of the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU). Zorthian served as a member of the AGBU Central Board of Directors beginning in 1970; when he retired from the position a few decades later, he was given the title of Director Emeritus for his dedicated service.
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JOSEPH OUGHOURLIAN ELECTED TO THECENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE ARMENIAN GENERAL BENEVOLENT UNION

The Central Office of the Armenian General Benevolent Union announces the election of the newest member of its Central Board of Directors, Joseph Oughourlian of New York. A managing partner, co-founder, and chief executive officer of Amber Capital Investment Management, an eventdriven hedge fund, Joseph Oughourlian was welcomed to the Central Board by AGBU President Berge Setrakian at the 86th General Assembly in Buenos Aires this past October.
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SINAN SINANIAN ELECTED VICE PRESIDENT OF ARMENIAN GENERAL BENEVOLENT UNION

AGBU Central Office announces the election of Sinan Sinanian as the new vice president of the world's largest Armenian nonprofit organization. A prominent member of the Armenian-American community of Southern California, Sinan Sinanian is a lifelong member of the organization who has served through the years in various capacities. He is the coowner of Sinanian Developments, Inc., which is engaged in general contracting, project planning, and construction management services in California's most dynamic markets. Born in Zahle, Lebanon, and a graduate of the American University of Beirut, Sinanian...
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Saturday, 15 January 2011

DR. ARSHAVIR GUNDJIAN RETIRES FROM AGBU CENTRAL BOARD

The AGBU Central Office announces the retirement of Dr. Arshavir Gundjian as a Member of the AGBU Central Board of Directors. A resident of Montreal, Dr. Gundjian has served as a devoted Central Board member for over 35 years and was serving as vice president during the last years of his membership on the central administrative body of the world's largest Armenian nonprofit organization. The retirement of Dr. Gundjian is the result of the provision of the AGBU bylaws which mandates retirement of Central Board members upon reaching the age of 75.
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Friday, 14 January 2011

HELPING THE CHILDREN OF THE GYUMRI F. NANSEN ORPHANAGE (PHASE 2)

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 part of the 6,000 USD raised...
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