Chapter Spotlight: St. Gregory, White Plains, NY
In mid-June, the Kurkjian family very graciously opened their home to the ACYOA Juniors and Seniors for a movie night. As the group gathered to watch a movie, we also outlined and had a discussion on key points in the movie that tied to religious lessons. The chapter met again at the Kurkjian home in September for a "Young Members of St. Gregory BBQ" in an effort to encourage ACYOA members to become voting members of the parish.
Our chapter has heartily started planning for a January “Knjook Night.” Using last year’s well-received Alumni Ball as a starting point, the members of the ACYOA have already created groups for the many areas of preparation; namely, decorating, public relations, entertainment, and arguably the most important element of all: food. In the weeks forgoing the event, our chapter will join together in a family cooking night to prepare small dishes for the event and hopefully pick up a few hints to creating successful Armenian meals.
Armenian Language Classes commenced on Thursday, September 29. An outstanding majority of our members saw the benefit of focusing on conversational Armenian, and we look forward to improving our verbal skills with Der Karekin. This class takes place every other Thursday evening.
Written by: Nadia Basil, Corresponding Secretary, St. Gregory ACYOA Srs.