2005 ANCA WR Annual Banquet Sells out

Additional State and Local Officials Confirmed Attendance

LOS ANGELES–The Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region (ANCA-WR) announced today that all tickets to its 2005 Annual Banquet have been completely sold. The Annual Banquet will be attended by a distinguished list of elected officials on September 18th at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles.

This year–Congressman Ed Royce and State Senator Jackie Speier will be honored for their long-lasting support of issues of concern to the Armenian American community. Alex Sardar–who served as the ANCA-WR’s Executive Director from 2000 to 2002 and who currently represents Counterpart International in Armenia–will be the Master of Ceremonies for the event. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will present special remarks during the evening’s program.

Some of the most recently confirmed officials are member of California State Board of Supervisors John Chiang–Assemblywoman Fran Pavely–Mayor of Montebello William Molinari–Los Angeles City Councilmembers Wendy Greuel and Bernard Parks–Glendale City Councilmembers Ara Najarian and Frank Quintero–and former Mayor of Glendale Larry Zarian.

The ANCA-WR Annual Banquet regularly draws over 700 individuals–including a long list of dignitaries–such as prominent Members of Congress and state legislators–as well as a vast number of Armenian American community leaders and political activists. The annual event is the largest of its kind and helps raise funds to operate the nation’s largest and most influential Armenian American grassroots and political advocacy organization.

The ANCA is the largest and most influential Armenian American grassroots political organization. Working in coordination with a network of offices–chapters–and supporters throughout the United States and affiliated organizations around the world–the ANCA actively advances the concerns of the Armenian-American community on a broad range of issues.

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