By Wally Sarkeesian
Los Angeles: December 4th, 2016 former Iraqi Homenetmen members under sponsorship of Homenetmen USA Western Region organized a reunion event devoted to “Iraqi Homenetmen Past & Present” and appreciation to honor Iraqi
Homenetmen executive members. Iraqi Homenetmen was established in Baghdad, 1956 and expended to Mosul and
Kirkuk. During its more than 60 years of existence, Homenetmen has experienced trials and tribulations as well as maturity and growth. Main sports included within the various Homenetmen programs include:
track and fields
Since its establishment in 1918-Homenetmen has played an essential role in helping to shape the character and leadership capabilities of generations of Armenian youth. Through its scouting and athletic programs Homenetmen has
preserved the Armenian spirit and addressed the needs of Armenian communities in the diaspora.
Homenetmen was founded in 1918 in Constantinople by Shavarsh Krissian, Hovhannes Hintliyan and Krikor Hagopian. The first Homenetmen Executive Committee was formed on December 16, 1918. Four Homenetmen chapters were
soon opened in various Constantinople neighborhoods.
Today, Homenetmen is a worldwide organization with over 25,000 members on five continents. These Homenetmen families are governed by a Central Executive Committee which includes representative members from the major continents. Through the years Homenetmen has sponsored numerous international athletic events and tournaments and has held scouting jamborees in Greece-Canada-France-Bulgaria-Armenia-and the United States.