AW: ARS International Convention elects new Central Executive Board

The 73rd International Convention of the Armenian Relief Society (ARS) was held in Yerevan, Armenia, from October 16 to 20, 2023, with the participation of 51 delegates, outgoing members of the Central Executive Board, guests, representatives of sister organizations and committees, staff members and 66 observers. 

The Convention concluded with the election of the Society’s new Central Executive Board (CEB). The CEB’s function is to govern the international organization’s administrative and organizational aspects. The following members were elected to serve for the 2023-2027 term: 

Arousyak Melkonian (Western USA) – Chairperson
Talin Daghlian (Eastern USA) – Vice-Chairperson
Nayiri Balanian (Eastern USA) – Secretary
Annie Kechichian (Western USA) – Treasurer
Irma Kassabian (Eastern USA) – Accountant
Zharmen Mirzakhanyan (Western USA) – Advisor
Arminee Karabetian (Canada) – Advisor
Zoya Kocharyan (Armenia) – Advisor
Siran Ambarjian (Middle East, SOKH) – Advisor
Liza Tchalikian Gillibert (Europe, France) – Advisor
Nora Sevagian (Australia) – Advisor

Armenian Relief Society, Inc. (ARS) is an independent, non-governmental and non-sectarian organization which serves the humanitarian needs of the Armenian people and seeks to preserve the cultural identity of the Armenian nation. It mobilizes communities to advance the goals of all sectors of humanity. For well over a century, it has pioneered solutions to address the challenges that impact our society.