WATERTOWN — The Central Board of the Tekeyan Cultural Association of the United States and Canada held a meeting on November 10-11 at its headquarters in the Baikar building. In addition to hearing reports and discussing and voting on various programmatic issues, the board elected a new executive.
Dr. Haroutiun Arzoumanian submitted his resignation as president. His tenure of nine years in office was highly praised. In his stead, Edmond Y. Azadian was unanimously elected. Azadian declared, “I would like to personally express my sincere gratitude to Dr. Haroutiun Arzoumanian for his steadfast and visionary leadership of our organization.”
Dr. Arshavir Gundjian and Papken Megerian were elected as vice presidents, Hagop Vartivarian as assistant secretary, and Kevork Marashlian as assistant treasurer. Maro Bedrosian remained as treasurer and Dr. Nubar Berberian as secretary. Unfortunately, Dr. Berberian passed away two weeks after this election.
As the new executive prepares its plans for the future, its new president declared, “I assume this responsibility with a sense of humility, believing that the organization faces the challenge of a transition toward a proper succession in order to be able to face the future with determination. Naturally the Tekeyan Cultural Association will continue to do its best to realize its goals of advancing Armenian culture and the Armenian heritage in the United States and Canada, as well as its traditional educational programs.”