ACYOA Central Council Looks Forward to Fall Programs
The ACYOA Central Council met on Saturday, September 15, at the Church of the Holy Martyrs in Bayside, NY. The Very Rev. Fr. Simeon Odabashian, Diocesan Vicar, presided over the meeting. ACYOA executive secretary Nancy Basmajian was also in attendance.
The Rev. Fr. Abraham Malkhasyan, pastor of Holy Martyrs Church, and Sarine Atamian, local ACYOA chair, welcomed the Central Council members and thanked them for visiting the parish for their meeting.
In addition to reviewing their strategic plan and goals for the 2012-13 year, Central Council members discussed two upcoming events: the New England Fall Retreat, which will be held on October 20 at St. James Church of Watertown, MA, and the annual Leadership Conference to be held in Stony Point, NY, from November 9 to 11.
At the conclusion of the day’s meeting, Central Council members joined members of the ACYOA chapter of Holy Martyrs Church and local participants in the 2012 Youth Pilgrimage to the Holy Land for dinner and fellowship.