From the Desk of the Chairperson of the ACYOA
To My Fellow ACYOA Members,
As I’m sure many of you have heard that Gevork Vartanian of the Sts. Sahag and Mesrob Church in Providence, RI has resigned his position from the ACYOA Central Council due to career obligations. Our Primate, Archbishop Khajag Barsamian has, with regret accepted his resignation.
Gevork joined the Central Council in April of 2009 when he stepped in to complete the term of another Central Council member who had resigned. He was then elected to a two-year term in May of 2010, and has served diligently both as Programming Coordinator and Secretary. Gev was also instrumental in preparing the newly revised bylaws for the ACYOA. Gevork has been a member of the ACYOA for many years, and I’m confident that he will continue to actively be involved in the organization. I speak for all of my fellow Central Council members in telling you that we have enjoyed working with him and we are sad to see him go. Gev, thank you for your years of service to the ACYOA and best of luck with all of your future endeavors.
Filling his place will be Armen Terjimanian of St. Mary Church in Washington, DC. Armen was the duly elected alternate and will finish Gevork's term, which ends at the 2012 ACYOA General Assembly. Armen, we look forward to working with you and welcome to Central Council.
Danny Mantis, Chair, ACYOA Central Council