CHAPTER ACTIVITY

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See Chapter activity from 2018 HERE

NATIONAL

Khaberb visit from Susan Hartoonian and Denise Sisian

August

SOAR East Coast Regional Director, Susan Harootunian, and Executive Board Secretary, Denise Sisian, visited Kharberd Orphanage. A small note on the visit from Susan:

This is our 4th time visiting Kharberd Orphanage. Our sponsored child is Angelina. We always bring something for everyone…this time it was ice cream delivered by Grand Candy which was really great for children and staff. We also brought clothes and some shoes for all the children in Angelina’s room. We got to see Kohar and Movses also that we had met before. My cousin Denise had previously bought Movses shoes before he had a sponsor. Kohar greets everyone at the gate and we were so happy to see her again and had some treats for her as well. It’s always such an emotional visit. Most of the kids are very happy and well taken care of but there are many that are still bedridden and in grave condition. The staff seem to do their best but there is no where near enough staff for the amount of seriously physical and medical conditions…breaks your heart.

July

SOAR visits SOS Kotayk observing Art Therapy and the playgound all funded by SOAR

SOAR visit to SOS Kotayk

March 8-10

SOAR National held meetings in Philadelphia for chapter presidents and/or treasurers from 22 US chapters.

Meetings held on Saturday and Sunday

Meetings held on Saturday and Sunday

A dinner was graciously hosted by Laurel and Greg Sarian.
Awards presented to Talar Herculian Coursey for Volunteer of the Year and to Ginny Kevorkian on behalf of the Atlanta Juniors who won Junior Volunteers of the Year.

A dinner was graciously hosted by Laurel and Greg Sarian. Awards presented to Talar Herculian Coursey for Volunteer of the Year and to Ginny Kevorkian on behalf of the Atlanta Juniors who won Junior Volunteers of the Year.

SOAR National Held the Annual March Madness Pool

AARHUS

SOAR Aarhus participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

ABU DHABI

Abu Dhabi is an internal administrative chapter assisting with purchasing

ALBUQUERQUE

SOAR Albuquerque participates in the Cultural Discovery Program and the Language Tutoring Program

SOAR Amman participates in the Cultural Discovery Program and the Language Tutoring Program

AMSTERDAM

SOAR Amsterdam participates in the Cultural Discovery Program 

ANCHORAGE

ANKARA

SOAR Ankara participates in the Cultural Discovery Program 

March 2019

Monika Manişak-Paksoy, SOAR Ankara Chapter President, gave a presentation to the children of Orran about Turkey, Istanbul, Ankara and the Armenian community life in Istanbul. She introduced herself and then presented some colorful photos of the country, of their Armenian schools, churches, hospitals, orphanages, Armenian news media in Istanbul and finished with some food photos.

SOAR Ankara Chapter President, gave a presentation to the children of Orran about Turkey, Istanbul, Ankara

ANTWERP

SOAR Antwerp participates in the Female Empowerment Program

ATHENS

SOAR Athens participates in the Cultural Discovery Program 

ATLANTA

BADHDAD

SOAR Baghdad participates in the Business Development Program

BALTIMORE

Javakh summer camp

July

Javakh Summer Camp, funding by SOAR Baltimore

May

SOAR Baltimore held a very successful event,”Dine for a Cause”, at Syriana Cafe and Gallery

May SOAR Baltimore held a very successful event,"Dine for a Cause", at Syriana Cafe and Gallery

BARCELONA

SOAR Barcelona participates in the Cultural Discovery Program 

BERLIN

SOAR Berlin participates in the Female Empowerment Program

BOGOTA

SOAR Bogota participates in the Cultural Discovery Program 

BOSTON

BRUSSELS

June 2019

SOAR Brussels held a Concert and Dance Party fundraiser

Brussels Concert and Dance Party Fundraiser

BUCHAREST

SOAR Bucharest participates in the Cultural Discovery Program 

BUDAPEST

SOAR Budapest participates in the Cultural Discovery Program 

BUENOS AIRES

BURLINGTON

SOAR Burlington participates in the Senior Program

SOAR Cadiz participates in the Language Tutoring Program

SOAR Cairo participates in the Language Tutoring Program (English)

CHARLOTTE

CHICAGO

May

SOAR Chicago held their second annual “Mother’s Day Brunch” to raise awareness and funds for SOAR’s Sponsorship Fund

Chicago Mother Day Brunch

CINCINNATI

Chapter Page

SOAR Cincinnati assists in the production of the SOAR semi-annual newsletter

CLEVELAND

COLORADO

COLUMBUS

COPENHAGEN

SOAR Copenhagen participates in the Cultural Discovery Program 

CYPRUS

SOAR Cyprus participates in the Cultural Discovery Program 

June

SOAR Dallas held a school supply drive

March

Dine and Donate fundraiser at Modern Market

A shipment on its way with items from Project Cure and school supplies collected by SOAR Dallas

February

A shipment on its way with items from Project Cure and school supplies collected by SOAR Dallas

DETROIT

Detroit oversees all aspects of the Volunteer Program

SOAR Doha participates in the Disability Early Warning System Program

SOAR Doha is an Internal Administrative Chapter overseeing medical requests and funding

SOAR Dubai participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

DUBLIN

EAST ASIA

SOAR East Asia participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

EINDHOVEN

SOAR Eindhoven participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

ESTONIA

SOAR Estonia participates in the Global Hosting Program and the Computer Science Program

FRANKFURT/BONN

SOAR Frankfurt/Bonn participates in the Language Tutoring Program

FRESNO

SOAR Fresno oversees the Global Hosting Program

GENEVA

GREENSBORO

SOAR Greensboro participates in the Cultural Discovery Program and the Global Hosting Program

HAMBURG

SOAR Hamburg participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

HARRISBURG

SOAR Harrisburg giving presentation to Vanadzor and Orran

May 2019

SOAR Harrisburg gave a presentation to Vanadzor and Orran

SOAR Harrisburg participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

HARTFORD

SOAR Hartford oversees the Disaster Assistance and Response Team

HELSINKI

February

One of the six online English classes organized by SOAR Helsinki Chapter for the children at Orran

February One of the six online English classes organized by SOAR Helsinki Chapter for the children at Orran

SOAR Helsinki participates in the Cultural Discovery Program and the Language Tutoring Program

HOUSTON

SOAR Houston participates in the Disability Early Warning System Program

SOAR Idaho is an Internal Administrative Chapter overseeing social media

INDIANAPOLIS

SOAR Indianapolis participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

INLAND EMPIRE

SOAR Inland Empire participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

JACKSONVILLE

May

SOAR Jacksonville held their 2nd Annual SOAR BBQ Picnic

JERUSALEM

JOHANNESBURG

SOAR Johannesburg participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

KANSAS CITY (MO)

SOAR Kansas City (Mo) participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

KENTUCKY

SOAR Kiev participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

KRAKOW

SOAR Krakow participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

LA CANADA

LAS CRUCES

SOAR Las Cruces participates in the Bible Study Program

LAS VEGAS

SOAR Las Vegas participates in the Cultural Discovery Program and the Female Empowerment Program

SOAR Leeds participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

LISBON

SOAR Lisbon participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

LONDON

February

Completion of renovations of the infirmary at OLA Gyumri that began last September, funded by SOAR London and SOAR San Diego

Completion of renovations of the infirmary at OLA Gyumri that began last September, funded by SOAR London and SOAR San Diego

LOS ANGELES

LUXEMBOURG

SOAR Luxembourg participates in the Language Tutoring Program (English)

SOAR Lyon participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

Malta participates in the Global Hosting Program

MADRID

SOAR Madrid participates in the Computer Science Program, mentoring the children at Gyumri and Vanadzor

MARSEILLE

SOAR Marseille participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

MELBOURNE

MEXICO CITY

SOAR Mexico City participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR Miami participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR Milan participates in the Mentoring Program

MINNEAPOLIS

Held SOAR’s Annual March Madness Pool

SOAR Minneapolis participates in the Language Tutoring Program (Russian and English)

SOAR Minsk participates in the Language Tutoring Program (Russian)

MONTEBELLO

MONTREAL

MOSCOW

MUNICH

SOAR Munich participates in the Computer Science Program

MUSCAT

SOAR Muscat presentation to Orran

July

SOAR Muscat gave a presentation to the children of Orran

SOAR Muscat participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

NAPLES

January

Pre-renovation of infirmiry at Gyumri Social Childcare Center funded by SOAR Naples

Pre-renovation of infirmiry at Gyumri Social Childcare Center funded by SOAR Naples

NEW DELHI

SOAR New Delhi participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

NEW JERSEY

NEW ORLEANS

SOAR New Orleans participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

NEW YORK

Completion of Tsaghgadzor Camp playroom

July

Completion of playroom renovations at Tsaghgadzor Camp funded by SOAR New York

April

SOAR New York held their Spring Rooftop Mix and Mingle fundraiser

NOTTINGHAM

SOAR Nottingham participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

ODESSA

SOAR Odessa participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

ORANGE COUNTY

OXBRIDGE

SOAR Oxbridge participates in the Financial Planning Program

PANAMA

PHILADELPHIA METRO

September

Renovations of bathroom at Dzorak funded by SOAR Philadelphia

Renovation of bathrooms at Dzorak

April 29, 2019 and May 9, 2019

SOAR Philadelphia hosted “Eat for a Cause”

May

SOAR Philadelphia held a Mother’s Day Raffle drawing for a Louis Vuitton tote.

April

A large distribution to Naghasyan Children’s Support Center (formerly Mer Hooys) funded by SOAR Philly

A large distribution to Naghasyan Children’s Support Center (formerly Mer Hooys) funded by SOAR Philly

A distribution of $20,0000 to Birds’ Nest Orphange for utility payments from SOAR Philadelpia!

PHOENIX

SOAR Pisa participates in the Disability Early Warning System Program

PITTSBURGH

SOAR Pittsburgh participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

PORTLAND (ME)

SOAR Portland (ME) participates in the Female Empowerment Program

PORTLAND (OR)

SOAR Portland (OR) participates in the Pen Pal Program

PRAGUE

SOAR Prague oversees blogging

PROVIDENCE

SOAR Rome participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

ROTTERDAM

Container of equpment

July

A container of equipment funded by the Gulamerian Fund and facilitated by SOAR Rotterdam

SOAR Rotterdam participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

SACRAMENTO

ST LOUIS

July 1st – August 1st

SOAR St Louis is holding their Annual Vacation Package Raffle

GO HERE to Purchase Tickets

SAINT PETERSBURG

SOAR Saint Petersburg participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

SALT LAKE CITY

Talar Herculian-Coursey ran in the Salt Lake City Half Marathon raising OVER $20,000 for the orphanges in Syria and Lebanon

April

Talar Herculian-Coursey ran in the Salt Lake City Half Marathon raising OVER $20,000 for the orphanges in Syria and Lebanon!

Held SOAR’s Annual March Madness Pool

SOAR Salt Lake City is an Internal Administrative Chapter assisting in legal matters

SALZBURG

SOAR Salzburg participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

SAN ANTONIO/AUSTIN

SAN DIEGO

June

A new water heater for Our Lady of Armenia Center funded by SOAR San Diego

April

SOAR San Diego held a very successful “Painting with a Purpose” fundraiser

SOAR San Diego held a very successful "Painting with a Purpose" fundraiser
Completion of renovations of the infirmary at OLA Gyumri that began last September, funded by SOAR London and SOAR San Diego

February

Completion of renovations of the infirmary at OLA Gyumri that began last September, funded by SOAR London and SOAR San Diego

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

SANTIAGO

SOAR Santiago participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

SAO PAULO

SOAR São Paulo participates in the Cultural Discovery Program and the Global Hosting Program

SEATTLE

SLOVAKIA

SOAR Slovakia participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR Sochi participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR Sofia participates in the Global Hosting Program

SOUTHEAST ASIA

SOAR Southeast Asia participates in the Global Hosting Program

STOCKHOLM

SOAR Stockholm participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

SYDNEY

SYRACUSE

TBILISI

SOAR Tbilisi participates in the Cultural Discovery Program and is an Administrative chapter assisting with excursions to Georgia

TEHRAN

SOAR Tehran participates in the Language Tutoring Program

TENNESSEE

THESSALONIKI

April

The members of the Thessaloniki chapter giving a presentation to the children of Orran

The members of the Thessaloniki chapter giving a presentation to the children of Orran

SOAR Thessaloniki participates in the Cultural Discovery Program and the Global Hosting Program

TORONTO

VANCOUVER

SOAR Vancouver participates in the Disability Early Warning System Program

VENTURA COUNTY

Classroom renovations at Nubarashen

Classroom renovations at Nubarashen funded by the Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief (SOAR)-Ventura County Chapter in memory of Mrs. Maro Khatchadourian

VIENNA

SOAR Vienna participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

WARSAW

SOAR Warsaw participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

WASHINGTON DC METRO

SOAR Washington DC Metro participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

WISCONSIN

June

SOAR Wisconsin held their annual Golf Outing and Gourmet Dinner

Pictures coming soon!

ZURICH

June 1st Celebration

June

Thank you Hripsime Muradyan, Exec. Director in Armenia, who led a children’s program on June 1, 2019 in Lebanon. SOAR ZH was a co-sponsor for this event.

In attendance were AEBS, Bird’s Nest, CAO and Bzommar, overall 146 people. They had lovely party and tasty food, walk in outdoor garden, playing …

The kids had lovely celebration in Anjar, Lebanon, at “Razmig” restaurant. It was the first time that all kids from the following mentioned SOAR supported facilities got together.