Melkonian Alumni and Friends
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Melkonian Alumni and Frients, is a nonprofit organization, independent of the AGBU California Alumni. Established in 2004, we are based in the state of California in the United States of America.

On March 16, 2004 the Central Board of AGBU announced its decision to close the Melkonian Educational Institute (MEI), a boarding school with 78 years of culture and tradition, by June 2005, for financial and other undisclosed reasons.

Our main goal is to reopen the school and resume its historic and essential role in educating our children from all over the world.

We have a lot of support from non-Melkoniantsis with enormous support within many communities and various organizations. We are also very pleased and appreciative of the media's response to our cause.

We are ready and willing to use all means with the AGBU Board. We open all civil, courteous and friendly avenues to come up with a solution to reopen the school. We will stop at nothing. We stand united and we are not wavering.

We ask for every community to get organized, to speak in unison to their leadership. Let us all contribute as much as we can, in any way we can. We shall prevail.

Melkonian Alumni & Friends

This was written in January 1, 1910, by Boghos Noubar Pasha and the members of the Original AGBU Central Board.
Published by Hayasdan Gochnag - Januray 31 1925 and August 25, 1934.