Armenian American Power and Progress Saluted at Reception in Support of ANCA Telethon 2014

Steve Artinian, Vanna Kitsinian, Esq., Edvin Minassian, Esq., Talin Ghazarian, Dr. Vicken Hovsepian, Harout Pamboukjian, Garo Ghazarian, Esq., Tereza Yerimyan, Raffi Hamparian, Souzi Zerounian-Khanzadian, Nora Hovsepian, Esq., Raffi Kassabian, Esq.

GLENDALE—Prominent community leaders from throughout the Glendale area united with power and purpose at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Garo and Talin Ghazarian for a special evening reception, co-hosted by Edvin Minassian, in support of ANCA Telethon 2014 – a six hour broadcast to be aired on June 1st devoted to the continued growth of Armenian American civic participation.

“The ANCA is our community’s sword and shield,” host Garo Ghazarian, Esq. told guests. “The ANCA continues to mobilize and prepare the Armenian nation to meet challenges head on. By strengthening the ANCA, we empower our community resolve and ensure our collective success for the Armenian Cause.”

Evening co-host Edvin Minassian, Esq. concurred, stating, “The ANCA is a unique, influential and indispensable voice for the Armenian community. There is no better advocate for the Armenian Cause. While many can talk the talk; ANCA walks the walk and produces results. It is our duty to support ANCA and I am proud to do so.”

Invoking the themes of America’s own Battle Hymn of the Republic, ANCA National Board Member Raffi Hamparian challenged participants to help strengthen the voice of the Armenian American community by expanding the ANCA’s resources. “We are – in the words of this great patriotic song, truly the ‘the trumpet that shall never call retreat.'”

Attendees at the May 6th gathering expressed their support for the Armenian Cause during an evening featuring a special performance by legendary singer Harout Pamboukjian, who has been a steadfast supporter of the ANCA throughout his illustrious career.

“We want to share our heartfelt thanks with our great friends Garo and Talin Ghazarian, Edvin Minassian, and all those – very notably, of course, Harout Pamboukjian – who made this such a special day for our community and Cause,” Hamparian added.

The ANCA Telethon 2014 is a nationwide broadcast designed to empower Armenian Americans, protect Armenia and promote the Armenian Cause throughout the United States. The gathering in Glendale is part of a coordinated and major grassroots effort, featuring community events and a social networking campaign that will lead up to June 1, 2014, when the 6-hour telethon will be aired in major markets across the United States from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. PST (6 p.m. to midnight EST). The complete channel line up can be found here.

In support of the ANCA Telethon 2014, countless organizations, volunteers, churches, community leaders, performing artists and politicians will be coming together to highlight the successes of the ANCA in advancing the Armenian Cause in Washington, DC and across the United States. The telethon will feature several documentaries focused on the work of the organization and the volunteers whose grassroots efforts have made the ANCA a strong and universally respected voice for the Armenian Cause.


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