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In Memoriam: David Mnatsakanian

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David Mnatsakanian

Florida Armenians mourn the sudden and tragic loss of David Mnatsakanian of Boynton Beach, FL who recently passed away. He was 22 years old. We extend our deepest condolences to his family in their time of grief. We pray for the rest of his soul in peace, and ask Almighty God to grant comfort to all those who feel his loss.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service on Wednesday, November 23rd at 12:00 pm, at St. David Armenian Church, 2300 Yamato Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431.  There will be a private viewing for the family only on Wednesday at 10:30 to 11:15 am, then for friends at 11:15 am to 12:00.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, November 22nd from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the Quattlebaum Funeral Home, 6411 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach. Prayer service will start at 8:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alex & Marie Manoogian School of St. David Armenian Apostolic Church, 2300 Yamato Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431.

Armenian Assembly of America Announces New South Florida Regional Council For 2015-2016

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PALM BEACH, FL – The Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) is pleased to announce a new slate for the Assembly’s South Florida Regional Council (SFRC) for 2015-2016. The mission of the South Florida Regional Council is to advance Armenian American issues at the local and state level, hold events such as the annual board of trustees meeting, and assist in the development and growth of the organization in South Florida. The new Assembly SFRC includes Lu Ann Ohanian (Boca Raton), Board Member; Arsine Kaloustian (Palm Beach), Chair; Carol Norigian (Boynton Beach), Vice Chair; Marta Batmasian (Boca Raton); and Harout Samra (Miami).

Arsine Kaloustian, Public Affairs Director for Florida Armenians and Chairwoman of South Florida’s Armenian Genocide Commemoration, Inc., will serve as the Assembly SFRC Chair effective immediately. Kaloustian brings years of public relations, event planning, and fundraising experience to the council. Batmasian, an Assembly Trustee for over two decades, is a highly respected community leader and philanthropist in South Florida. Samra, a Miami-based attorney, is an active member in the Armenian community in South Florida. Norigian, a life-long activist in several Armenian American organizations, has managed the Assembly SFRC since 2007 and will serve as Vice Chair effective immediately. Assembly Board Member Lu Ann Ohanian will continue to serve on the council in her official capacity.

“Together, Arsine, Carol, Marta, and Harout make a dynamic team and I’m excited to begin working with them to carry out the Assembly’s mission right here in South Florida,” Ohanian said.

Established in 1972, the Armenian Assembly of America is the largest Washington-based nationwide organization promoting public understanding and awareness of Armenian issues. The Assembly is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt membership organization.

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Florida Armenians Weekend

Festival of the Arts Boca at Mizner Park Amphitheater to Feature Peter Oundjian

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Featuring Conductor Peter Oundjian

& Pianist Valentina Lisitsa

Friday, March 15 – 7:30 PM

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to see Peter Oundjian, famed for his orchestra-building skills and audience engagement, perform with a top tier orchestra and acclaimed pianist.

For more information on the Festival of the Arts Boca or to purchase tickets please click here.

Florida Armenians Kef Night

Greek Bistro

The Greek Bistro
1880 N Congress Ave. Ste #190
Boynton Beach, FL 33426

Saturday, March 16 – 10:00 PM – 2:00 AM 

Tickets: $20

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Featuring Special Guest DJ George playing the finest Armenian, Greek, Arabic and Top 40 music all night long. Food and drink specials included for Florida Armenians. Parking garage directly adjacent to The Greek Bistro is recommended.

Armenian Assembly of America & South Florida Regional Council Annual Briefing & Reception

Armenian Assembly of AmericaFeaturing Guest Speaker Bryan Ardouny, Executive Director

Sunday, March 17, 2013

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

At the home of

Marta & Jim Batmasian

Boca Raton, FL

Hors d’oeuvres and Cocktails will be served

Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 14, 2013 to Carol Norigian at (561) 734-0133 or via email at cnorigian@aol.com.

St. David Armenian Church Charity Golf Tournament

25aniversaryMonday, March 18, 2013

Via Mizner Golf & Country Club

Boca Raton, FL

Rain or Shine

Registration: 10:30 AM -12:30 PM 
Dinner: 6:00 PM

18 Holes of Golf, Cart Rental, Box Lunch, Buffet Dinner and Driving Range 
Included in Registration Fee.

Golf Tickets $195 
/ Dinner Tickets $50

For more information or to register contact: 
Sonia Janian at (561) 965-2664 or 
soniajanian@yahoo.com.

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