ANC Professional Network Dinner Dance Draws over 600 Young Professionals

GLENDALE–The Armenian National Committee-Professional Network (ANC-PN) hosted their second Annual Dinner Dance on Saturday–October 1 at the Homenetmen Glendale "Ararat" Chapter’s Baghdasarian-Shahinian Banquet Hall. The sold out event featured an opportunity to meet and network with other young professionals. Harout Pamboukjian kept the audience energized into the late hours of the night with his electric brand of Armenian pop music.

"We are very proud of the ANC-PN for energizing the young Armenian professionals of southern California with such a successful event," said Armen Martin–Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region (ANCA-WR) Board Member. "We view the ANC-PN as the bridge which will get the next generation of Armenian American leaders involved in the betterment of our community–and successful events such as the dinner dance demonstrate that their message is being heard."

Proceeds from the event will go to support the ANCA’s effort to move the Armenian Genocide resolutions forward in the House of Representatives. Attendees of the dinner dance were encouraged to sign petitions urging Speaker Hastert to take the Resolution to the floor of the House of Representatives. Last month–the House International Relations Committee overwhelmingly approved legislation properly recognizing the Genocide. During the course of a three-hour meeting–21 Representatives on this 50-member panel spoke in favor of HRES 316 [House Resolution] and HCON 195 [House Concurrent Resolution]–which were adopted by bipartisan majorities of 40 to 7 and 35 to 11–respectively.

"We are excited about honoring our commitmen’s with the proceeds from the event. We had a capacity crowd. Anytime we can bring so many young Armenian American professionals together–it could be considered nothing but a success," said Boghos Patatian–ANC-PN Executive Committee member.

The mission of the ANC-PN is to develop the next generation of Armenian American leaders. Our vision is to encourage the emergence of an educated and politically active community of Armenian American professionals who participate at the local–state and federal decision-making levels to advance Armenian issues. The ANC-PN seeks to accomplish its mission by offering educational and developmental programs and services–and social activities that promote the growth of participants as effective professionals and strong leaders.

Individuals interested in learning more about the ANC-PN are encouraged to visit the organization’s website at www.ancpn.com.

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