Dear St. Thomas ACYOA Members and Parents,

It’s been an exciting start to our year. We had our first meeting a few weeks ago and elected a new executive committee. Congrats to our new executive team. We look forward to a fun year!

President – Hayr Soorp Papken Anoushian
Chairman – Victoria Bourghol
Vice Chairman – Arnag Baltaian
Co-Treasurers – Garo and Shant Amerkanian
Secretary – Matthew Bourghol
Social Chair – Colette Arslanian
Community Service – Lori Hashasian
Sports Weekend Coordinator – John Aljian
Parent Co-Advisors – Talar Sarafian and Diana Bourghol

We had 12 kids attend the Sports Weekend at St. Peter’s Church in Albany this past weekend. A huge thanks to chaperones John and Jane Torigian and Raffi and Aline Jamgotchian who split the weekend and watched over the kids. Thank you so much! The kids made it to the semi-finals in volleyball and enjoyed the dances and other activities.
Click here to see pictures.

We have 2 more events this month:
Sat/Sun Oct 20 and 21 – St. Thomas Bazaar and Food Festival. We will be having our annual calendar raffle for a Apple Watch with Air Pods. Please have the kids sign up for 2 hour time slots to help sell raffles. Available times include – Saturday 12-2pm: 2-4pm: 4-6pm; 6-8pm and Sunday 12-2pm; 2-4pm; 4-6pm.

Sunday Oct 28th, 6-9pm Halloween Party at St. Thomas. We are posting a Sign Up Genius for food and other donations. This is a free event for all Armenian youth 13-17 (thru high school) throughout the NY Metro area and friends are also welcome. Your support is greatly appreciated. Sign Up Genius for Halloween Party:

Please let us know if you have any questions.
New members are always welcome!

Diana Bourghol and Talar Sarafian
Parent Co-Advisors