The Armenian National Committee of America-Glendale Chapter welcomed two local students for its Fall Internship Program in October. The internship opportunity offered every ten weeks, gives students the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of local politics, current Armenian American issues, and grassroots community outreach. The two participants graduating from ANCA Glendale’s Fall Internship program are Sarin Keshishian and Sareen Shateekian.
The Syrian Armenian Relief Fund Executive Committee wishes the greater community of the Western United States a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, with one wish: To collectively open up our hearts and lighten up our Christmas by helping the Armenians struggling to survive day-by-day, facing dangers and an uncertain future in Syria.
On the evening of November 30 the Ray Dolby Ballroom was filled to capacity, a sea of round tables with green colored programs perched atop the tabletops posing a striking contrast to the black linen cloths covering nearly 100 beautifully decorated tables. As I glanced around the ballroom after a long day of set-up was complete, the ANCA logo – with its characteristic red, blue, and orange next to the stars and stripes – was evident from every place setting meticulously set at each participant’s seat. The green draped programs figuratively represented the grassroots mission of the ANCA, standing tall and proud.
Black Friday was embraced at the famous Loews Hollywood Hotel on November 29 with a lively, bustling crowd of 500 people shuffling through registration and check-ins, many scrambling over to Sebu Simonian to have a picture taken with the award winning Capital Cities’ star, others were hugging each other after several years of separation anxiety.
Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Parliament Speaker Ashot Ghulian headlined a Congressional celebration of 22 years of Artsakh’s independence, featuring remarks by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) and other leading U.S. legislators, reported the Armenian National Committee of America.
Long time supporters of AYF Camp gathered on Saturday, November 9th, at the Montebello Armenian Center, to celebrate AYF Camp’s 35th Anniversary. As Aravod Band from Philadelphia and DJ Eddy had the hall ablaze with uplifting tunes, the attendees spent the evening dancing, laughing, and reminiscing. The event proved to be a great success by gathering a crowd of 250 attendees and $20,000 in donations. All donations from the event will be benefiting the AYF Camp Lodge Renovation Project.
The 94th Annual Meeting Banquet and Concert of the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA) was held at the Westin Waltham-Boston Hotel, Waltham, Mass., on Saturday October 12, 2013. Over 165 guests attended the dinner and concert which featured Grace Kelly, a renowned saxophonist, singer, composer and lyricist.
The formation of the Armenian National Committee (ANC) of Romania took place on November 23, at the premises of the Armenian Diocese of Romania under Primate, Bishop Tadev Hakobyan-Muradyan’s honorary presidency and in the presence of European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy (EAFJD) President, Kaspar Karampetian. An Armenian National Committee – Belgium member, Irina Manukyan, was also present.