Dear AGLA NY Members and friends,
It is my pleasure to welcome Veken Gueyikian as the new President of AGLANY. Veken is an intelligent, energetic and dedicated professional who served as Vice President for the past year, and without whom we could not have accomplished all that we did. We are looking for a few interested and energetic individuals to work with Veken in the coming year as a member of our organization. Please email Veken through this form if you are interested in volunteering.
I would also like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their support and help over the past two years that I have had the honor of serving as AGLA NY President.
We are now officially a tax-deductible charity, which means that we can raise funds like any other non-profit. The process took close to two years and I’d like to thank Hadi and Cleary Gottlieb for their help and hard work in processing all the necessary forms.
In the past two years, AGLA NY has built on a strong base to improve the organization in numerous other ways: our new blog is both informative and popular; our new lecture series attracts 20-40 people, both Armenian and non-Armenian at each event; and our coverage and name has expanded in the Armenian community and without. And of course, we continue to host traditionally popular events, such as our annual Armenian Christmas party.
In the coming year, we have many fun and novel events planned, including a winter benefit to raise funds for the organization and a spring conference on LGBT rights in the Caucasus.
We hope you will join AGLA NY if you have not already done so, and that you join us at as many upcoming events as possible. Bring your friends and spread the word!