APARU has become a strong and respected voice of the Argentine community in the United Kingdom. Our members have a deep connection with Argentina, either by birth, family history, personal links or academic and professional interests.
All members of APARU - of all ages and at different stages of their professional careers- are encouraged to help in the association’s activities and projects according to their areas of expertise, as well as to join different workgroups within the organisation.
APARU has also become a point of contact and guidance for newcomers, and regularly assists and provides information to many who decide to emigrate from Argentina to the UK.
The ethos of the association is two-folded, with a professional aim alongside a charitable mission. APARU is in a position to engage notable and committed Argentine residents in the UK as well as to attract and mobilise a large non-Argentine audience to support numerous fundraising projects and participate in charitable events, with a shared goal: to help disadvantaged communities in Argentina.
As a result, since its foundation in April 2002, APARU has donated thousands of pounds to over 20 organisations in Argentina.
The Executive Committee, whose members are democratically elected in the Annual General Meeting, is the decision-making branch of the organization:
President: Alejo Perez Monsalvo
Vice President: Valeria Perasso
Treasurer: Elisa Nieto MacGregor
Vice Treasurer: Alvaro Chirivella
Secretary: Micaela Pez Baltuzzi
Maria Paz Alimenti
FOUNDER MEMBERS: Alicia Arendar, Pablo Armelin, Luis Bameule, Evangelina Blanco, Aldo R. Boccaccini, Juan P. Bromberg, Wenceslao Bunge, Alex Canonero, Pablo Carbajal, Judith A. Cherni, Sergio L. Colombo, María C. Colson, Alejandra D’Ippolito, Mariana G. Dagatti, Jorge D. Erusalimsky, Mariela Estray, Enrique Fernandez Saenz, Christian Finkelstein, Leonardo Franco, José Gagliardi, Federico Gaito, Pier Paolo Giua, Isro Gloger, Dada Gotelli, Veronica Gottau, Graciela Iglesias Rogers, Susana Levy, María Lucini, Alejandro Marguery, Martín L. Marro, Mercedes Mendez Ribas, Mariana Mendoza,Claudia Morales, Laura Nador, María Soledad Nasi, María C. Ovejero-Boglione, Sofía Paz, Fernando Perrone, Martín Polo Friz, Gabriela Porto, Manuel Pulido, Juan J. Remón, Bernardo Retamal, Arthur Rogers, Timothy Rumboll, Adrian Sack, Walter Saviola, Myrian Schenk, Celia Szusterman, María L. Tabanera, Pablo A. Tettamanti, Maria Laura Tinelli, Pastor J. Traverso, Mariana E. Vaschetto, Betiana C. Velaz, Alessandra Viggiano, Rolf Zen Eckell.
27 November 2002 – The foundational meeting took place with the participation of 19 attendees. A promotional commission was created.
5 February 2003 – In a second meeting, a preliminary governing document was approved. New members were added to the commission.
26 April 2003 – The Foundational Assembly took place with the participation of about 70 members. The Association was formally created and the nameAPARU was coined and approved by general vote.
26 April 2003 – The First Executive Committee (EC) was elected.
6 October 2004 – APARU became a registered charity (No. 1106195) in the Central Registry of Charities of England and Wales.
Every year since April 2003, an Annual General Meeting is held and a new Executive Committee is elected.
Since 2003, the elected Executive Committees have held monthly meetings.