This year Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Association celebrates the 80th anniversary of its foundation. On this occasion, various events and initiatives will take place throughout the Diaspora and in Armenia. In addition, the 80-year legacy of the Association's various spheres of activities will be assessed. Moreover, the Association's new commitments and challenges for the coming years will be outlined.The Association's jubilee is a chance to reevaluate its goals and objectives. It will be an opportunity to find new solutions to new challenges, by looking into the past and examining the present to create special activities alongside the current ones, to shake off the obsolete, and to adopt new values while preserving important traditions. On this occasion, the Central Committee of Hamazkayin has planned a project for 2008. In the forthcoming months, several events dedicated to the 80th anniversary will take place. It will include art evenings and events, conferences dedicated to authentic cultural personalities, publications, and festivals. Apart from the abovementioned events organized in Armenia and Lebanon by the Central Committee, each Hamazkayin region has already started planning its own projects to celebrate the 80th anniversary. We are certain that the events commemorating the 80th anniversary will be a chance to further strengthen the Association, to create a new atmosphere, as well as to reestablish its mission before our people.