LOS ANGELES—The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region announced Wednesday that Sareen Bezdikian and Aida Dimejian will serve as the co-chairpersons of its 2013 Annual Banquet committee slated for Thanksgiving weekend.
“We are thrilled to have Sareen and Aida co-chair the committee that plans the most important event of the year as they bring a wealth of knowledge, energy, and enthusiasm,” stated ANCA-WR Board Chair, Nora Hovsepian. “With their leadership and a committee that is comprised of dynamic individuals we are confident that this year’s banquet will be absolutely exceptional,” added Hovsepian.
The Banquet will highlight the many successes and initiatives of the ANCA-WR over the past year and honor individuals in the community who have time and again contributed to the advancement of the Armenian Cause.
“We have assembled an incredible team of dedicated individuals who are committed to the success of this year’s banquet. The Annual Banquet is the premiere event of the year where the many ANCA successes of 2013 are presented to our supporters and grassroots activists,” commented Committee Co-Chair Dimejian.
Last year, the sold out Banquet attracted over one thousand attendees as it gave opportunity for elected officials, community leaders, entrepreneurs, and activists young and old to join ANCA-WR in honoring distinct individuals who have served their community and their country. Among the honorees last year were Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, entrepreneur Varant Melkonian, Dr. Rubina Peroomian, New York Times bestselling author Chris Bohjalian, and Armenian Evangelical community leader Rev. Joe Matossian.
It’s very fitting to celebrate the success of the ANCA-WR on Thanksgiving weekend as it gives us an opportunity to thank and acknowledge the activists who play an instrumental role in the advancement of the Armenian Cause,” said Sareen Bezdikian, Esq. “I am humbled to represent such a powerful grassroots organization and work with such a passionate committee,” she added.
This year’s Annual Banquet, the main event of the Armenian American community across the United States, will be coupled with the much anticipated second ANCA-WR Grassroots Conference. The banquet will take place on Saturday, November 30, at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in the heart of Los Angeles, CA. Further details about the event are forthcoming.
The Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region is the largest and most influential Armenian American grassroots advocacy organization in the Western United States. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters, and supporters throughout the Western United States and affiliated organizations around the country, the ANCA-WR advances the concerns of the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues.