On October 7, 2020 at 7pm, 67 people attended MATV/UMA’s first virtual annual meeting. Aside from announcing the winning candidate for the open Membership Board seat, Karen Lynch, we reflected with video and photos on the past year and hinted about future developments.

Thank you Sergiu Parfeni


Sergui and wife Evelina featured in article, “Plăcințele moldovenești în stilul Bikeeny Caffe în …” in www.moldovatimes.com

Sergiu Parfeni, outgoing board member, is a community minded entrepreneur. He and his wife Evelina own and manage the wonderful Bikeeny Caffe on Summer Street in Malden. Great coffee, delicious Moldavian pastries, warm hospitality, and a chance to meet folks in the community. Their business and demeanor is an asset to Malden!!!!

Thank you candidates

Though only one candidate was voted in, be assured the other very well qualified candidates will be invited to engage with the emerging MATV/UMA in some meaningful way. Candidates: Julio Salado, Bernadette Mutebi, Emmanuel Marsh, Richard Boudreau.

Karen Lynch voted to the Board of Directors


Karen Lynch volunteering at the Open House Showcase 2017

Karen Lynch was voted in as the new Board member representing the MATV/UMA membership. She has been a member of MATV for many years. During that time, she has volunteered extensively running camera for various productions, events, and community affairs. She has written numerous articles in Neighborhoodview, particularly on topics of social justice and equity. As a key member of the Senior Action group, she advocates for policy and rights affecting senior well being.


Video produced and edited by Ron Cox and James Mudge.


Slideshow produced by Josephine Royal.  Music excerpts from David Arteaga CD, “Picture”.