On Mon. June 4, Tom Garabedian, the managing director of Armenian Tree Project (ATP), will speak at the dinner meeting of the St. James Armenian Church Men’s Club. Garabedian was appointed managing director in January 2012 with responsibilities for program oversight, staff development, and finance. He worked for 34 years as a principal and consulting actuary with Hewitt Associates, retiring in January 2011. He has a degree in mathematics from Bowdoin College, is a member of the Hopkinton Zoning Board of Appeals, and is chair of the Hopkinton Commissioners of Trust Funds.
Garabedian is one of the founding family members of the Armenian Church of the Holy Translators in Framingham, Mass., a trustee of the Armenian Church Endowment Fund, and a trustee of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church. He is married to the former Dora Verne Kishibay, and they have three sons, Deran, Berj, and Gregory.
The social hour begins at 6:15 p.m. with mezza, followed by a complete losh kebab and kheyma dinner at 7 p.m., for $12 per person. The dinner meeting will be held at the St. James Armenian Church, Charles Mosesian Cultural and Youth Center, Keljik Hall, 465 Mt. Auburn St. in Watertown. Ladies are welcome.