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Armenian Relief Society


Armenian Relief Society

Causes - Armenian Relief Society - Founded in New York City, NY, in 1910, the Society, known at the time as the Armenian Red Cross, held its First Convention with delegates from 33 chapters, in Boston, Massachusetts on May 30, 1915. In March 1921, it was invited to participate in the 10th Convention of the International Red Cross, held in Geneva, Switzerland.

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The Organization

The ARS, Inc. holds an International Convention every four years to elect its Central Executive Board. Six of the Central Executive Board members are elected from the United States while the remaining five from various countries in Europe, the Middle East, South America, Australia and Armenia. The Central Executive Board coordinates the activities of the ARS entities and chapters worldwide and oversees relations with international organizations such as the United Nations and European Union.

The International Offices of the ARS are located in Boston, Massachusetts.

In individual countries local ARS chapters are governed by Regional Executive Boards, that oversee and coordinate the activities of ARS chapters active in town, cities in villages.

The Central Executive and Regional Executive Boards also manage kindergartens, one day and every-day schools, social service centers, medical service centers, scholarship programs, orphan sponsorship programs, disaster relief and support programs etc.

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