Central Council meets in Chicago
On Saturday, September 24, the ACYOA Central Council met at St. Gregory Armenian Church in Chicago, IL. Council members presented strategic plans for 2011-12, including ideas for chapter development initiatives, faith-based programs, service project and discussed how they will proceed with these plans in the coming months.
The Central Council also talked about upcoming programs, including the Leadership Conference (November 4-6, 2011), Chapter Workshop (January 13-15, 2012), Armenian Service Program (ASP) (June 30-July 19, 2012) and regional retreats in the spring. Members of the 2012 Sports Weekend Committee, met with council members to review plans for the event.
On Saturday evening, council members visited the home of Shant Paklaian, co-chair of the 2012 Sports Weekend Committee. The Very Rev. Fr. Aren Jebejian, pastor of St. Gregory the Illuminator Church, conducted a Home Blessing service. The Central Council will meet next on Saturday December 10, 2011 at St. Mary Armenian Church, in Livingston, NJ