ARS Elects New Central Executive Board

ATHENS–At the conclusion of its 67th International Convention–the Armenian Relief Society Inc.–members elected a new Central Executive Board–which is mandated to lead the organization for the next three years.

A nine-person board was elected composed of the following members: Maro Minassian (Boston)–Marguerite Stepanian (Providence–RI)–Mayda Garabedian (Philadelphia)–Hasmig Derderian (Pasadena)–Anahid Meymarian (San Fernando Valley)–Houri Nadjarian (Canada)–Alvart Petrossian (Armenia)–Helen Merdjanian (France) and Silva Moutafyan-Kahtalian (Brazil).

Per the ARS by-laws–alternates are also elected–in the event that one or more members of the elected board cannot complete their term.

The following ARS members were elected as alternates: Sandra Vartanian (Eastern US)–Sona Peltekian (Western US)–Maro Froundjian (Canada)–Karine Hovanesyan (Armenia)–Lucy Shangyan (Europe) and Isabelle Atarian (South America).

The four-day meeting was the venue for discussion and planning of the ARS International’s upcoming programs and projects and was participated by delegates representing 23 ARS regions around the world.


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