WATERTOWN — On Monday, January 7, 2019 there will be a St. James Armenian Church Men’s Club dinner meeting at the St. James Charles Mosesian Cultural and Youth Center in Watertown. The speaker will be Jeanmarie Papelian, executive director of the Armenian Tree Project (ATP). She will present ATP’s strategy to use trees to transform a village in Armenia.
ATP was established 25 years ago, when Armenia was facing the challenges of newfound independence. It was a time of change and hope. The act of planting a tree was an expression of hope and an investment in the future. Today there’s a renewed opportunity to create an Armenia where doing things is possible. ATP is working to help create an Armenia that is clean and green, with a respect for people and planet. ATP is proud to stand out as the only non-profit organization dedicated to using trees as a means of improving the standard of living for the Armenian people and protecting the environment.
ATP Makes All This Happen:
- 250,000 trees planted annually
- 1,200+ planting sites across Armenia and Artsakh
- 4 state-of-the-art tree nurseries
- 80 full-time and 150 seasonal workers
- 250 schools in Armenia and 100 schools in diaspora using ATP’s environmental education curriculum
- 2 centers for environmental education, research and summer programs
This St James Men’s Club dinner meeting will begin with a social hour and mezza at 6:15 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Mezza and Losh Kebab & Kheyma Dinner $16/person. Ladies are invited.