GLENDALE (ARS)–After three days of reviewing fiscal year activities–and targeting new projects and goals for the coming year–the 84th convention of the Armenian Relief Society–Western Region ended on July 18. As its last order of business–the convention elected four new members to its executive body: Angela Savoian–Nanig Kupelian–Rita Hintlian and Maral Nashalian–to replace Nova Hindoyan–Asdghik Tejirian–Gitarig Kocharian and Nora Sherikian whose terms have ended.
At the conclusion of the convention–the new ARS Regional Executive body–along with convention co-chairs Maro Chalian-Reed and Nairi Derderian–ARC Central Executive representative Hasmig Derderian–and Regional Executive members still serving terms–held its first meeting to elect members to executive posts.
The body elected Angela Savoian (chair)–Sona Madarian (vice chair)–Rita Hintlian (secretary)–Knar Avedisian (treasurer)–and Alice Yeghiayan–Serpouhi Meserlian–Vickie Marashlian–Maral Nshanian–Nanig Kupelian (advisors).
The ARS operates in 24 countries throughout Africa–Australia–Europe–the Middle East–North America–and South America to provide aid and support to the educational–social–health and welfare needs of Armenian people through schools and health and social service centers. Its volunteer force of 18,000 active members throughout the world function according to local governmental regulations applicable to charitable organizations.