New Hamazkayin Chapter Established in Worcester
WORCESTER, Mass.—Members of the Worcester Armenian community came together and established the Worcester chapter of the Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society. The chapter’s founding meeting was held at the Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church on June 14.
Welcoming the step, Hamazkayin Eastern Region USA Executive Committee Chair Arevik Caprielian stressed the role of Hamazkayin in preserving and nurturing Armenian cultural heritage. “The remarkably prescient founders of Hamazkayin foresaw the danger of cultural assimilation of Armenians in Diaspora as early as in 1928. The establishment of a new chapter in Worcester is both a confirmation of the necessity of Hamazkayin’s activities within the Armenian community and a befitting occurrence in this year of Hamazkayin’s 90th anniversary,” said Caprielian, adding, “What better way to celebrate the jubilee than to add a new chapter to Hamazkayin’s world-wide network. All members of the Eastern Regional Executive Committee are delighted to welcome the Worcester chapter into our family.”
Hamazkayin aims to nurture and promote Armenian arts and culture through supporting educational and cultural initiatives in Armenian communities worldwide.