The 87th Annual Regional Convention of the Armenian Relief Society of Western US took place at the Irvine Marriott in California from July 12 to 15. The "Karni" Chapter of South Orange County hosted the convention.
On Sunday, July 15, the Convention elected the following members for two-year terms on the Regional Executive: Maida Bezdjian, Rima Boghossian, Sirarpi Chakalian, Seta Martir and Serpouhie Messerlian.
Following the end of the Convention, the ARS Central Executive Representative, Nova Hindoyan, Convention Co-Chairs Angela Savoian and Asdghig Tejirian, Convention Secretaries Nazik Arisian, Rita Hintlian, Satenig Kassabian & Seta Martir, and the Regional Executive members with another year left in their terms met and Regional Executive officers were elected as follows:
Sonia Peltekian, Chair; Seda Khojayan, Vice-Chair; Rima Boghossian, Treasurer; Seta Martir, Secretary; and Maida Bezdjian, Sona Bostanian, Sirarpi Chakalian, Serpouhie Messerlian and Nevart Mooradian as Advisors.