The generosity of individuals, schools, and the ARS Pasadena “Sosse” Chapter helped ARS Social Services ensure that numerous families in need throughout the Glendale, Hollywood, and Pasadena communities would enjoy a better Thanksgiving holiday. On November 24th, ARS Social Services distributed 100 frozen turkeys to clients, sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Shahab and Nadia Shamsi.
Chamlian Armenian School students & PSC Executive Committee members distributed full course Thanksgiving meals to five families most in need. Pilibos Armenian School students and the ARS Pasadena “Sosse” Chapter also brought their participation by donating canned foods.
We welcome Annie Bostanian and Carmen Libaridian as new members to the Regional Executive Board. Pictured above are the 2015-2017 Board members (Seated left to right: Annie Bostanian, Secretary; Marie Papazian, Vice-Chairperson; Rebecca Berberian, Chairperson; Tamar Orichian, Treasurer. Standing left to right: Vicky Kataroyan, Carmen Libaridian, Nanik Kupelian, Satenig Ghazarian, Aida Babayan-Alrayes, Advisors)
ARS Regional Executive Board members including Annie Bostanian, Carmen Libaridian and Maro Papazian presented a total of $17,000 on behalf of all ARS regions and members across the globe at the Armenia Fund Telethon on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2015. This year’s Telethon proceeds benefit the construction of single family homes for families with 5 or more children in Artsakh.
Devastation in war-torn Syria increases every day and the people of Syria, especially the Syrian-Armenian community, need our help now more than ever. Please consider a donation on February 21 to help “Save a Life.”
ARS Fresno Mayr and Sophia Chapter members were present with Mr. Berj Apkarian, the Honorary Consul of Armenia in Fresno and Dr. Jeffery Thomas, President of the medical staff at Community Medical Centers in Fresno, at a presentation in Fresno on November 16, 2015 about the Armenian Medical Mission to Armenia.
Three ARS members, Serpouhie Messerlian and Mary Ekmalian of the Mayr Chapter, and Nellie Kalemkarian of the Sophia Chapter were among the 25 volunteer member team that went to Armenia to provide training and care.