IRVINE–The 82nd Regional Convention of the Armenian Relief Society of Western United States took place between July 11-14–2002 at the Marriot Hotel in Irvine. After the official opening ceremony–the convention began its work by receiving and discussing the financial and community services reports of the ARS Regional Executive and the quarterly report of the ARS Central Executive.
The convention delegates made plans to improve and expand future social–cultural and educational programs. As one of its final tasks–the meeting elected four ARS members to the Regional Executive–replacing former executive members who had fulfilled their terms.
Newly elected members Asdghig Tejirian ("Sipan" Chapter – Glendale)–Nova Hindoian ("Soseh" Chapter – Pasadena)–Nora Shirinian ("Erepoun" Chapter – Oakland)–and Gitarig Kocharian ("Talin Chapter" – La Crescenta) will join Sonia Peltekian–Seta Kojoyan–Ani Keshishian–Hevart Mouradian and Sosi Jabrayian on the ARS Regional Executive Board.