Location May 05, 2006
Location Armenia
The 15th meeting of the Hayastan All Armenian Fund’s Board of Trustees convened on May the 5th at the Government Reception House, Yerevan. The Meeting approved the 2005 report of the Executive Board. Then it discussed the agenda issues, which included also election of new Trustees. Three new trustees were elected to the Board-Mark Geragos, Hasmik Terterian and Mike Kharapian.

One of the main issues of the Board Meeting was the “Rebirth of Artsakh” project which was approved last year. The project will go along this year and the 2006 Telethon will be devoted to it. The Board of Trustees decided to organize the Telethon on November 23. Amounts raised during the Telethon will be directed to rehabilitation and development of Hadrout and Mardakert regions.

The Meeting touched on also the issue of border communities’ development. Vardan Oskanian, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trustee of the “Hayastan” Fund presented the project. A commission was set to study the development project and put forward suggestions on implementation of it jointly with other Himnadram projects. The commission involved trustees, chairs of the local committees and the Executive Director of the Fund.

It was also decided to provide $25 000 to the families of the recent airliner crash victims through the donations of the Fund’s worldwide affiliates. The Fund will go on assisting those families.

A few days following the Meeting the major donor Jean Boghossian added $10,000 to the collected amount.