Hayrenik Weekly - The Hamazkayin New Jersey Chapter convened its annual meeting on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in the presence of 29 members at the hall of Richfield’s St. Vardanants church. The Hamazkayin Central Executive Board member Hrayr Paronian and Eastern USA Regional Executive Board members Hasmik Abrahamian and Talin Mavlyan attended the meeting. The Chair of the meeting was Hagop Melkonian, who delivered the opening speech and welcomed the members.
Let us note that in the past two years, 17 new members in the region joined the Hamazkayin.
The meeting discussed the next year's programs, and proposals concerning to them were presented. The most remarkable among them was the celebration of the Centennial of the First Republic of Armenia in May, which also coincides with the 90th anniversary of Hamazkayin and the 50th anniversary of the New Jersey Chapter. The meeting decided that the dance groups of the region should take part in this great event and should present performances, songs, and dances.
The assembly also decided to revive the Chapter’s theater group, which will function alongside with the dance groups and choir. The theater group will be named after Levon Shant.
The New Jersey Chapter, due to its alive and fruitful activities over the last few years, succeeded in involving new members and has continuously united the young people and inseminated love and interest towards the Armenian culture.