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Homenetmeny of NY has it’s 35th Anniversary

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

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On June 9, 2012 in front of a patriotic gathering of members, supporters and well wishers, Homenetmen of New York celebrated its 35th anniversary. It was on January 29, 1977 that then Archbishop Karekin Sarkissian (later ordained Catholicos Karekin I) officially marked the opening of the Homenetmen chapter in New York. Some of the same members present that day in 1977 were once again present to mark this historic moment. Many of today’s members were children back then and were a part of the opening ceremonies as scouts. Today, these same members are part of the executive committee, scout leaders, and coaches. While we have all grown older, we have remained active members of Homenetmen of New York.

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After a cocktail hour at Verdi’s of Westbury, the evening’s festivities were kicked off by the entrance of the New York scouts body, marching in and presenting the flags. After the national anthems and “haratch nahadagh” were sung the night’s MC, Yeghpayr Simon Bardizbanian introduced New York’s chairman (adenabed) Yeghpayr Vicken Shekookian. Yeghpayr Shekookian welcomed the members and supporters with a speech and thanked them for their support over the years. A moment of silence was also observed for all New York members who had passed away over the years. Yeghpayr Shekookian also reminded the crowd that Homenetmen’s motto of “Partsratsir ou Partsratsour” remains true to its goal and needs to be continued with the next generation of members. Yeghpayr Simon Bardizbanian then introduced his Grace Bishop Anoushavan Tanielian; vicar general of the Eastern Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America, who congratulated Homenetmen of New York on its 35 years of hard work and continued dedication towards the Armenian Youth of New York.

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The joyous event was then handed off to  Zareh Kasbarian and his band from Washington D.C. The crowd enjoyed the atmosphere, coming together on the dance floor and having a great time. Many were please to be in attendance as the music was entertaining and the crowd continued to encourage Zareh Kasbarian and his band by keeping the dance floor full. Many thanks and appreciation is given to the band by all as they kept us all moving.

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Once the band took their first break, Yeghpayr Simon Bardizbanian returned to the microphone and introduced two of New York’s founding members, Yeghpayner Hanig Meshevejian and Vartkes Vartanian. Yeghpayr Vartanian took a moment to comment on the years of hard work and dedication by all members of the chapter and brought attention to the revitalized scouting program headed by Yeghpayrner Levon Shamlian and Hovsep Minassian. New York’s executive committee cannot thank these members enough for the continued hard work and support.
Next on the agenda was the presentation of various awards and recognitions. New York’s chapter dedicated three annual awards in 1997, the “Hratch Chalian Memorial Trophy” for Basketball Player of the Year, the “Arshag Boyajian Memorial Trophy” for Football/Soccer Player of the Year and the “Garbis Der Mesrobian Memorial Trophy” for Member of the Year.
Athletic Director Yeghpayr Ari Minassian presented the “Hratch Chalian Memorial Trophy” to the 2011 recipient, Yeghpayr Garen Spendjian. Yeghpayr Spendjian has also been selected as a member of the Armenian National Men’s Basketball Team currently coached by a former New York member and athlete, Yeghpayr Carl Bardakian.
The “Arshag Boyajian Memorial Trophy” was presented to long time member and 2011 winner Yeghpayr Razmig Nenejian. While Yeghpayr Nenejian had won the same award in 2003 he had originally started with New York’s Junior Basketball team. His skill set was better suited to soccer and became an integral part of the current roster.
Yeghpayr Vicken Shekookian then presented the “Garbis Der Mesropian Memorial Trophy” to Yeghpayr Sarkis Jamgotchian. Yeghpayr Jamgotchian started as a scout, played basketball and soccer, and as a current member of the executive committee put in long hours as the organizer of the Anniversary celebration.
In addition to the annual awards, New York’s executive committee had decided to hang a new plaque in their office. This plaque will honor of all previous honorees and will be a “Hall of Fame” for our chapter. Five members and their families were surprised that evening with this honor. The plaque presented to them reads: “Presented to —, in recognition of your exceptional service, dedication, devotion and commitment to Homenetmen of New York”.
The first of five inducted to the “Hall of Fame” was Archpriest Der Moushegh Der Kaloustian – the priest who opened the doors of St. Illuminator’s Armenian Apostolic Cathedral in 1977 and welcomed Homenetmen, and over the years has striven to make Homenetmen a success in New York.
Also inducted to this special club was Yeghpayr Stephan Andonian who started as a cub scout in 1977, played basketball, volleyball, and soccer, and has even been a member of our executive committee. Over the years Yeghpayr Andonian has led New York’s football team as their top goalkeeper, later representing New York as an all-star of the US Eastern Region twice in world Homenetmen games in Canada and Lebanon.
Yeghpayr Simon Bardizbanian was also a cub scout in 1977 and is the current vice-chairman. His many years of dedicated service to Homenetmen first as a cub scout, then a member of the football, basketball, and volleyball teams teams for over 30 years and his many years of work as an executive committee member make him a well deserved recipient.
The fourth honoree was Yeghpayr Eddie Shamlian, again starting as a cub scout in 1977 and continuing to become a scout. Yeghpayr Shamlian started playing basketball for New York at 14 years of age and remains a member of the men’s team as a player/coach. Yeghpayr Shamlian has represented New York as member of the US Eastern Region’s Men’s Basketball Team in 2009. He continues to provide leadership to our basketball teams, a skill he learned as a scout.
The last honoree of the evening was a surprise to all who were gathered including the honoree himself. Yeghpayr Garo Anastasian has been and remains Homenetmen of New York’s soccer program leader and director from 1977 to present. Yeghpayr Anastasian has coached numerous teams from juniors all the way to veterans and many of his players have gone on to represent the US Eastern Region as all-stars in World Homenetmen Games. Yeghpayr Anastasian has been an executive committee member for 25 years and has always shied away from being recognized. However, the executive committee decided to honor him without his knowledge. Yeghpayr Anastasian was taken aback and humbly accepted this long deserved recognition.
The night’s entertainment and dancing continued with music from Paul Baghdadlian Jr who was making his first ever performance in the Eastern US. Many were in excited anticipation as he took the stage and delivered a high quality performance. The crowd was kept energized and enthused throughout the evening. All in attendance were happy and thankful to witness Paul Baghdadlian Jr’s performance and can’t wait for his next appearance in this area.
The evening’s event came to its climax when Zareh and Paul joined together in singing Armenian Patriotic songs. The crowd supported both singers and encouraged them to continue until our time was done.
The executive committee of Homenetmen wishes to thank all in attendance; members, supporters, and friends as well as the entertainers and organizers for providing a special night for all.

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Washington DC 2 day tour

Saturday, January 28th, 2012
What
Washington DC 2 day tour
When
Saturday, January 28, 2012
6:00am - All Ages
Where
TBA
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Other Info
2 day tour of historic Washington DC. Meeting with Washington Scouts for Dinner and some socializing.

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Family Night by HMEM of NY

Friday, January 13th, 2012
What
Family Night by HMEM of NY
When
Friday, January 13, 2012
7:30pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
69-23 47th Avenue
Woodside, NY, USA 11377-6034
Other Info
Don’t miss out on the return of this great night!
FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2012 7:30 PM
Armenian Center 69-23 47 Ave., Woodside, NY
Join us for Delicious Armenian Food Music by our DJ
Drinks and Games for all ages!
FREE ADMISSION
Flyer: http://www.homenetmenny.org/Forms/2012_01_13_Family_Night_Flyer.pdf

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Armenian Christ Eve Celebration

Thursday, January 5th, 2012
What
Armenian Christ Eve Celebration
When
Thursday, January 5, 2012
6:00pm - All Ages
Where
38-65 234th Street
Douglaston, NY, USA 11362
Other Info
Scouts will participate in Uniform at whichever church they go to.

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Second Annual Scout Dinner Dance

Saturday, October 15th, 2011
What
Second Annual Scout Dinner Dance
When
Saturday, October 15, 2011
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
38-65 234th Street
Douglaston, NY, USA 11362
Other Info
Come join us for a night of fun with the scouts. Great Music, Great Food, Great Friends. Come and be a part of our family.

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Last Blast of Summer

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011
What
Last Blast of Summer
When
Saturday, September 3, 2011
10:00am - All Ages
Where
One Camelback Road

Tannersville, PA, USA 18372
Other Info
Scouts and all friends are invited to join us for a day Slides & Pools.
Followed tomorrow bya day at Eagle Rock Lake/Picnic/Pool
If you haven't joined us before and need more info,
call Y. Onnik at 917-969-0400

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Eastern Regional Camp-out – Washington (8/10 – 8/15)

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011
What
Eastern Regional Camp-out - Washington (8/10 - 8/15)
When
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
8:00pm - All Ages
Where
Washington Homenetmen Center (map)
Other Info
Washington is hosting this years Eastern Regional Camp-out. Qualified scouts will be invited to participate.

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Annual Homenetmen of NY Scout Camp-out

Saturday, July 9th, 2011
What
Annual Homenetmen of NY Scout Camp-out
When
Saturday, July 9, 2011
8:00am - All Ages
Where
Campground to be Announced (map)
Other Info
This will be a 1 Week Campout for the entire troop. Saturday to Saturday.
More details to follow.

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Homenetmen Games – July 1st – 4th

Friday, July 1st, 2011
What
Homenetmen Games - July 1st - 4th
When
Friday, July 1, 2011
8:00pm - All Ages
Where
Boston Homenetmen Center (map)
Other Info
Lets make it a great year for New York by bringing back a lot of Awards.

Information on the games:
http://www.homenetmenny.org/Forms/2011_07_Games.pdf

Circular #25 - 4th of July Games:
http://www.homenetmenny.org/Forms/4th_of_July_Games-1.pdf

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