The Homenetmen – Melbourne Chapter (Arax) was established in 1966, the original committee consisting of;
Mr Kaloust Ipradjian (President)
Mr Garo Adomian (Secretary)
Mr John Asalian (Treasurer)
Mr Nishan Khatchadourian (Committee person)
Mr Berdj Daghavarian (Committee person)
Shortly after Homenetmen’s formation in Melbourne, both basketball and soccer teams were registered within the local domestic competitions. In December 1967, the inaugural Navasartian Games in Australia was held in Sydney of which the Homenetmen Melbourne Chapter participated. During those early years, athletes, officials and supporters would be welcomed in the homes of their Sydney compatriots and these arrangements were reciprocated when the Sydney teams would visit Melbourne on the alternating year.
Since the early days of formation, the Homenetmen Arax has developed many sporting teams and scouting groups spanning several generations and amongst other things has participated as the Australian representative team in various Pan Homenetmen games and scouting jamborees held in Armenia.
Today, Homenetmen Arax proudly boasts a growing interest in its junior teams development programs and welcomes new members to be join up and be part of this happy and vibrant community. Apart from its sporting programs, Homenetmen Arax is active in organising social events, outings and other fund raising activities as part of its social calendar and welcomes members and friends to support these functions.