PASADENA–At the Pasadena Armenian Center Friday and preceding a fund-raising event for the Hampig Sassounian Defense Committee 25 community members–most of them youth–joined the ran’s of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation by taking their oath.
Mistress of Ceremonies Ani Berberian announced that the 25 candidates had successfully completed the ARF novice program and invited ARF Bureau member Dr. Viken Hovsepian to administer the oath to the newcomers.
In his remarks–Hovsepian quoted ARF leader Vahan Navasardian who has said that the ARF does not suffer from having nothing do–but rather it has enormous task–thus urging the newcomers to multiply their efforts in order to fulfill the mission of serving the Armenian nation.
ARF Western US Central Committee chairman Viken Yacoubian also conveyed his congratulatory remarks to the newcomers–stressing that as ARF members they have to maintain the dream realizing the ARF goals and throughout their life take on responsibilities that will bring that dream to fruition.
Following the moving ceremony–the ARF Central Committee presented the newcomers with a copy of the ARF Album-Atlas–published in the Western Region and dedicated to the centenary anniversary of the ARF.