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AEF Awards Tufenkian Scholarships

The Armenian Educational Foundation announced the disbursement of $16,500 in Richard R. Tufenkian Scholarships to deserving students attending universities in the United States, Armenia and Artsakh. The scholarship fund was established in 1990 by Ralph and Savey Tufenkian in memory of their son. Since 1991, the AEF has awarded $244,000 in Tufenkian Scholarships to hundreds of students.

ARS Reaffirms Devotion to Community Service at Annual Christmas Party

The Armenian Relief Society of Western USA held its annual Christmas Party on January 2 at the Armenag Der Bedrossian Hall in Glendale’s St. Mary’s Church where over 300 ARS members and guests, from as far as San Francisco and Fresno, gathered to ring in the new year and reaffirm the organization’s continued devotion to serving the community locally and around the world for yet another year.

Pasadena AYF Members and ANC Supporters Attend Program Highlighting Armenian Legion Heroes

A broad and diverse standing room only crowd of Armenian Americans recently attended a program highlighting an exhibit commissioned by the Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA) regarding the heroic service of the Armenian Legion in World War I. The program, entitled “Forgotten Heroes – The Armenian Legion and the Great War,” was held at the Pasadena Central Library on Sunday, January 3, 2010. The program was sponsored by ALMA, the Armenian Rights Council of America and the Pasadena Armenian National Committee and supported by the Pasadena Armenian Youth Federation “Nigol Touman” Chapter.

ATP Creates a Green Future for Communities in Armenia

In 2009, Armenia Tree Project (ATP) planted more than 56,000 trees at dozens of urban and rural sites around the country as part of its Community Tree Planting (CTP) program. The huge public demand for trees and the professional capacity of ATP program staff, along with the production of fruit and decorative trees at the Karin and Khachpar nurseries, resulted in the planting of 56,244 trees in 2009. This was in addition to the 1,000,000 reforestation seedlings planted at several sites in the Lori region.

Western Prelate’s Christmas Message

The Feast of the Nativity and Theophany of our Lord is a celebration of the birth of hope, a new hope that our Savior Jesus Christ provided with His Glorious Birth.

In that humble manger in Bethlehem over two thousand years ago, hope permeated the world as the Light shined from the manger and illuminated a darkened world. What transpired on that silent and holy night was the beginning of God’s redemptive plan for mankind. God sent His only begotten Son to bear our burdens and to sustain us; the Word became flesh and lived among us. Christmas is a reminder that the Lord gave Himself to us in Baby Jesus and brought us a Light that no darkness can extinguish.