AGBU Newsletter #38 – AGBU Europe Partners With Spanish Armenian Organization

Always reaching for new heights, AGBU has expanded its presence to one of the fastest growing Armenian diasporan communities in the world: Spain.
As a major country in the European Union and a host to approx. 50,000 Armenians, Spain is a natural home for AGBU’s mission to promote the Armenian heritage.
In other news, the celebrities came out to support the Generation Next Mentorship Program in Los Angeles during their impressive 10th-anniversary gala, which raised $40,000. Meanwhile, the AGBU-sponsored Interschool Chess Championship in Armenia has completed its second round, with the finals slated to take place in May.
Also, did you know AGBU has a full roster of programs for SUMMER 2009? To learn more about youth programs in Armenia and the diaspora, visit:


Blog Highlights

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>> Interschool Chess Championship in Armenia Completes Round 2 (3/22)
>> Saroyan Centennial Marked in Beirut by AYA Antranik Cultural Assoc. (3/21)
>> AGBU Greece Gifts 18th C. Printed Book to Madenataran (3/19)
>> Yerevan Intern Program Alumna Writes About Her Karabakh Experience (3/18)
>> Armenia’s Minister of Diaspora Visits Toronto (3/14)
>> AYA "Winter Get-together" in Kessab (3/13)
>> Karabakh Deputy Foreign Minister Thanks AGBU (3/10)
>> YP Dubai Kicks Things Off (3/9)
>> Two YPGNY Events Help Local YPs Focus on Their Finances (3/8)
>> Sneak Peak at the NEW Armenian Virtual College (video) (3/3)

Banner photo: AGBU Sofia Chamber Orchestra’s first spring concert featuring conductor Angel Stankov and soloist Atanass Krustev.

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AGBU Europe Partners With Spanish Armenian Organization

On January 17, 2009, Spanish Armenians and their supporters from across Europe, 150 people in total, attended an AGBU-ACAB (Armenian Cultural Association of Barcelona) partnership event followed by a gala dinner on the magnificent premises of NH Podium Hotel in downtown Barcelona.
The evening featured the presentation of AGBU and ACAB goals, activities and projects, as well as an Armenian music concert and an Armenian cuisine tasting. ACAB had also organized an exhibition of photographs depicting their activities …>>


This Week in Photos (Complete Slideshow)


Skiers, ages 10-16, are poised and ready for the slopes during the 2009 Annual "Colonie de Vacances" ski trip from February 21-28, 2009.

A scene from the Papazian Theatre Group’s presentation of Jirair Ananian’s "Der Mi Toghour Mez Ander" (God, Don’t Forsake Us) gala performance on March 1, 2009 in Beirut, Lebanon.

Guests at the AGBU Young Professionals of Dubai kickoff party on February 27, 2009.




Generation Next Mentorship Program Raises $40,000 during its 10th- Anniversary Gala
On Friday, February 27, 2009, the Castaway Starlight Ballroom shined as over 200 mentors, supporters and community leaders gathered to celebrate the 10th … >>

High School-Pasadena’s Second Annual Dinner Dance Scores a Major Success
On February 28, 2009, the AGBU High School-Pasadena held its second annual dinner dance, which was attended by 225 administrators … >>

YPGNY Kicks off New Year with Record Attendance at Silent Auction in Manhattan, Raises $15,000 for AGBU Childrenls Centers in Armenia
On January 24, 2009, 250 Armenian Americans from New York to San Francisco gathered in a private .. >>

April Calendar of Activities


Pasadena, USA. Wednesday, April 1
Generation Next – Estonia vs Armenia Soccer Game Event
Washington, D.C., USA. Thursday, April 2
YPDC Mixer at Gazuza
Toronto, Canada. Saturday, April 4
Toronto Sports and Youth Committee ‘All Star Madness’
Watertown, USA. Sunday, April 5
New England District Chapter presents ‘My Wife’s Name Is Maurice,’ a comedy by French Armenian Author Raffy Shart
Buenos Aires, Argentina. Tuesday, April 7
Armenian Cooking Classes organzied by the Buenos Aires Ladies Committee
Los Angeles, USA. Saturday, April 18
Hye Geen’s "The Status of Armenian Communities Living in the United States" conference at California State University
Silicon Valley, USA. Sunday, April 19
"Hantiboum" a concert presented by AGBU Silicon Valley and Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society

Complete calendar listings

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Treasured Armenian Recipes
AGBU Detroit Women’s Chapter
Arranged according to categories, from appetizers to desserts, these recipes will conjure up memories to many and awaken others to the pleasures of Armenian cooking. 126 pages, A popular classic.

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From the Archives


A ward in the Altounyan Hospital, Aleppo, Syria

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