Thirty Californian supporters "Droshak," the official organ of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Bureau–during a July 23 gathering pledged $23,000 to the publication. The event provided those present with an opportunity to become more familiar with the Armenian media and particularly ARF media–and to understand the responsibilities with which "Droshak" is faced.
The Editor-in-Chief of "Droshak" Nazareth Berberian briefed the audience on the current state of affairs in Armenia–addressing progress in and the challenges of strengthening the nation and the homeland. The editor acknowledged the work of Armenian intellectuals in search of a solution to current problems and the need for Armenian media to support that work.
Those in attendance not only offered $23,000 to "Droshak," but also expressed willingness to meet for the same purpose annually. They hoped to set an example for similar occurrences throughout Armenian communities.