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In Memory of Genocide Survivor Haiganoush Markarian’s 40th Day Requiem Service (in Armenian)

Ցեղասպանութենէն Ճողոպրած ՀՕՄուհի Հայկանուշ Մարգարեանի Մահուան Քառասունքին Առիթով Քառասուն օրեր առաջ, Մարտ 13 2008ին, իր մահկանացուն կնքեց ցեղասպանութենէն վերապրած Հայկանուշ Մարգարեանը, Սան Ֆրանսիսքոյի ու Ծովածոցի հայութեան գուրգուրանքին արժանացած երկու վերապրողներէն (միւսը Թագուհի Քէշիշեան, 94 տարեկան): 106 տարեկանին այս օտար ափերու ցուրտ հողին յանձնեցինք հրաշքով մը Ամերիկայի այս ափերը հասած հայուհի…...

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Sona Peltekian’s Message During the ARS Mortgage Burning Gala

The following message was delivered by Sonia Peltekian, Armenian Relief Society of Western USA, Regional Executive Board Chairperson during the ARS of Western U.S.A., Mortgage Burning Gala, held at Universal City, California, on February 23, 2008: The 517 West Glenoaks Boulevard, Glendale, California, became our very own and special Home…...

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87th Regional Convention of the ARS Takes Place in Irvine

The 87th Annual Regional Convention of the Armenian Relief Society (ARS) of Western U.S. took place from July 12 through 15, 2007 at the Irvine Marriott Hotel in California. Opening ceremonies took place on Thursday, July 12, with Rina Der Alexanian welcoming all the members and guests on behalf of…...

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87th Regional Convention of the ARS Takes Place in Irvine (in Armenian)

ՀՕՄի 87րդ Պատգամաւորական Ժողովը Ըրվայնի Մէջ Հայ օգնութեան միութեան Ամերիկայի Միացեալ Նահանգներու Արեւմտեան շրջանի 87րդ տարեկան շրջանային Պատգամաւորական ժողովը տեղի ունեցաւ 12էն 15 Յուլիս, 2007ին, Ըրվայնի «Մարիոթ» պանդոկին մէջ: Հիւրընկալ «Գառնի» մասնաճիւղի վարչութեան ներկայացուցիչ Ռինա Տէր Ալեքսանեանի բարի գալուստի խօսքերով եւ Պատգամաւորական ժողովի յաջողութեան մաղթանքներով սկսաւ հանդիսութիւնը: ԱՄՆի, Հայաստանի եւ…...

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Sonia Peltekian’s Message During the ARS Award Night for High School Graduates

The following message was delivered by Sonia Peltekian,  Armenian Relief Society of Western USA, Regional Executive Board Chairperson during the ARS of Western USA High School Graduates’ Award Night held at St. Garabed Armenian Apostolic Church Hall, in Hollywood, on June 4, 2007: The Armenian Relief Society is the first…...

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It Was the Best of Times; It Was the Worst of Times

It Was the Best of Times; It Was the Worst of Times The following was the message delivered by Angela Savoian, , Armenian Relief Society of Western USA, Regional Executive Board Chairperson, during the opening ceremony of the ARS of Western USA 86th Annual Regional Convention held on July 17,…...

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Sosse-Fowler Chapter

The ARS Fowler “Sosse” Chapter was founded in 1934. The members were from Kingsburg, Selma and Fowler. The chapter did not have a place to meet. Each member would take a turn in hosting the meeting at their home. The meetings were held at night, since the members did farming…...

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Reedley-Dinuba Chapter

The Reedley-Dinuba Chapter was established in 1917. Reedley is located 25 miles south-east of Fresno, in Fresno County; while Dinuba is located 7 miles south-east of Reedley, in Tulare County, California. The chapter was initially called White Oaks-Reedley, but the Armenians left White Oaks and so did the ARS members.…...

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ARS Inaugurates New Western Region Center

GLENDALE–The Western Regional Executive of the Armenian Relief Society inaugurated its new center facilities on 517 W. Glenoaks Blvd.–Sunday during an opening ceremony attended by hundreds of community members–among them community leaders and political officials. The ARS center project was in the works for a number of years and became…...

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ARS Center Groundblessing Paves Way for Construction

GLENDALE–Hundreds of community leaders and members gathered at the site of the Armenian Relief Society center–on Glenoaks Boulevard–for a groundblessing ceremony Sunday–to officially pave the way for the construction of the new ARS regional headquarters. The groundblessing was officiated by Western Prelate Bishop Moushegh Mardirossian–who was accompanied by Rev. Nareg…...

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