The Homenetmen Medal for Exceptional Service Recipients

The Homenetmen Medal for Exceptional Service is bestowed to:

  • A member or a friend of Homenetmen, who has made a generous financial donation to the organization
  • An Armenian or non-Armenian individual who has provided valuable support to the organization.

The order of the Homenetmen Medal for Exceptional Service was adopted on April 1995 by the 6th Homenetmen General Assembly.

Below is the list of the recipients of the Homenetmen Medal for Exceptional Service.

Award Recipient Region/Chapter Date of Award

Archbishop Aram Keshishian (now Catholicos Aram I)

Beirut

April 17, 1995

Archbishop Souren Kataroian

Aleppo

November 14, 1993

Arsen Hekimian

Sydney

December 6, 1995

Sarkis Der Bedrossian

Sydney

December 6, 1995

Berj Momjian

Sydney

December 6, 1995

Hovhannes Mardoian

Sydney

December 6, 1995

Paylag Atamian

Melbourne

December 6, 1995

Berj Tashjian

Melbourne

December 6, 1995

Artoush Aghamalian

Sydney

December 6, 1995

Zaven Proudian

Sydney

December 6, 1995

Armen Smbatyan

Armenia

November 19, 1998

Hovhannes Seropian

Damascus

December 20, 1998

Sarkis Basmajian

Damascus

December 20, 1998

Hagop Mgrdichian

Qamishly

December 20, 1998

Dr. Dikran Chapanian

Aleppo

December 20, 1998

Roland Sharoyan

Yerevan

----

Khoren Kirazian

Sofia

March 31, 1999

Dr. Souren Bayramian

Cairo

March 31, 1999

Vartivar Hovhannessian

Bourj Hamoud and Paris

March 31, 1999

Dikran Bardizbanian

Plovdiv

April 27, 2002

Zakar Chorbajian

Bourj Hamoud

----

Minas Atamian

Athens

February 2, 2003

Serko Isgahadian

Athens

February 2, 2003

Garo Hovagimian

Kokina

February 2, 2003

Arakel Terzian

Aleppo

----

Tsolag Tutelian

Beirut

November 14, 2008

Dikran Hajetian

Canada

Post mortem, November 15, 2008

Bishop Kegham Khacherian

Beirut

March 7, 2010

Jean Abajian

Jounieh

January 21, 2012

Archbishop Oshagan Choloian

Eastern United States

July 6, 2013

Kapriel Chemberjian

Armenia

September 7, 2015

Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian

Western United States

November 12, 2016

Zaven Dervishian

Aleppo

December 22, 2016

The Medal for Exceptional Service Bylaw

The order of the Homenetmen Medal for Exceptional Service was approved in accordance with the decisions adopted by the Homenetmen Central Committee on April 17, 1995.

Article 1. The Homenetmen Central Committee is the only body entitled to award the Medal for Exceptional Service. The medal is presented by a member of the Central Committee or an authorized representative.

Article 2. The Medal for Exceptional Service is awarded together with a matching lapel pin and a certificate. The certificate is sealed by the Homenetmen Central Committee, signed by its Chairperson and Secretary, and carries the date of authorization.

Article 3. The Homenetmen Central Committee registers the names, photographs, and date of authorization of the Medal for Exceptional Service recipients in a “Golden Book” designated for this special purpose.

Article 4. The Medal of Merit may be awarded to:

  1. Members or friends of Homenetmen who have donated a generous financial contribution to the organization,
  2. Armenian or non-Armenian individuals who have provided the organization with valuable services.

Article 5. The Homenetmen Central Committee may bestow the Homenetmen Medal for Exceptional Service through the following procedure:

  1. By its own initiative: in this case, the Central Committee should inform  the award recipient’s Regional Committee or the Solitary Committee in advance.
  2. Based on an application by a Regional Committee or a Solitary Committee: in this case, the application should include the curriculum vitae of the nominee and the completed application form designated for the Homenetmen Medal for Exceptional Service. The latter is presented as an “Appendix” to this Bylaw.

Article 6. The Homenetmen Central Committee announces the name of the Medal for Exceptional Service recipient in its official publication, throughout the Armenian press, as well as disseminating a specific Release announcing the news to all Homenetmen Regional and Solitary Committees. In their turn, the committees spread the announcement among their chapters and members.

Article 7. It is acceptable to bestow the Medal of Merit post mortem, to recognize the life-long service of a deceased member of Homenetmen.

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