LITTLE ARMENIA—The Armenian Relief Society of Western USA, convened its 94th Annual Regional Convention from July 18 to 20 at the Hollywood Armenian Center, hosted by the local ARS “Mayr” Hollywood Chapter.
On Friday morning, the convention began with opening remarks delivered by Regional Executive Chairperson Lena Bozoyan. Prelate Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian performed the invocation. On behalf of the ARF Central Committee, Dr. Vicken Yacoubian delivered remarks and on behalf of the ARS Central Executive, Annie Kechichian wished for successful proceedings.
Sossie Poladian and Lara Kazandjian took on the role of the meeting chairpersons, Rita Hintlian and Sandy Tomassian took on the role of English secretaries, and Hasmig Ourfalian and Maral Poladian took on the role of Armenian secretaries for the region’s highest meeting.
The following were elected as new members of the Regional Executive: Becky Berberian, Satenig Ghazarian, Aida Babayan-Alrayes, and Rita Hintlian.
After the Convention, the Regional Executive convened its first plenary meeting during which the officers of the Executive were elected as follows:
Co-Chairpersons: Maral Matossian and Becky Berberian
Secretary: Rita Hintlian
Treasurer: Aida Babayan-Alrayes
Accountant: Judy Jingirian (San Francisco)
Advisors: Nanik Kupelian, Araxy Aykanian, Satenig Ghazarian, Adrine Postoyan (Fre