Members of the Homenetmen USA Eastern Region competing at the Pan Armenian Games in Yerevan, Armenia, July 2022, pictured with Coach Dikran Asdourian; included in the team picture are Merrimack Valley team members Richie Minasian, Armen Almasian & Michael Baltayan, Myles Couyoumjian, Rob Kouyoumjian & Jack Sarkissian
The local chapter of the Homenetmen of Greater Merrimack Valley were thrilled to participate in in the Homenetmen Navasartian Games, hosted by Boston, and held locally in Woburn, Ma over the extended July 4th weekend. We had 16 senior men category members participate in Basketball and Volleyball. Our volleyball team won 1st place.
Greater Merrimack Valley Chapter participants were as follows: Armen Almasian, “Big” Mike Baltayan, Myles Couyoumjian, Rob Couyoumjian, Eddie Garibian, Mgo Kassabian, Dr. Henry Louis, Mike Mahlebjian, Robbie Mahlebjian, Haig Megerdichian, Rich Minasian, Alexander Movsessian, Edward Naroian, Jack Sarkissian and Richie Shahtanian.
Our Basketball squad was also privileged and honored to have 6 of our members travel to Armenia during a 10 day stretch in late July to participate in the Pan Homenetmen Games, hosted in Armenia every 4 years. The six members selected were part of the greater Eastern USA Homenetmen team. The Eastern USA team took home the trophy of 1st place, an honor not achieved previously.
Please enjoy the photo selections of the athletes from our region. We hope to build upon this success by inviting other age brackets, sports, and genders to join our Merrimack Chapter and participate.
We look to add teams for Men’s Junior aged basketball, and Men’s Senior Soccer and Junior Soccer: Women’s Senior Soccer, Basketball, and Volleyball.
Please reach out to Greg Minasian @201-218-7126 or email at Greg.Minasian@homenetmen.org
We are pleased to announce the completion of the design and installation of a new sign in front of Saint Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church. The sign is simple, attractive, made of durable material and is mounted between two solid granite posts.
Design, manufacturing and installation of the sign was awarded to the Bridge Road Sign Co in Newbury, Mass. Installation was completed on Monday, July 11.
The sign was a generous gift from the estate of the late Miss Elizabeth Koorkanian, who passed away in 2015. At the time a generous bequest from Miss Koorkanian's estate also went toward Saint Gregory Church's Endowment Fund. May God illuminate her soul in heavenly light.