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ARS-ers Cheer Elderly at Ararat & Fresno Old Age Homes (English & Armenian)

Each June, the Armenian Relief Society of Western USA (ARS) Regional Executive and 26 chapters sponsor the monthly luncheon at Ararat Home’s George Deukmejian grand ballroom. The local chapter members attend the luncheon and visit the residents, including those who served the ARS. As a coordinated effort, members from the…...

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High School Graduates Receive ARS Awards (English & Armenian)

Glendale, CA (June 17, 2014).- An important event held during the June graduation season is an Armenian Relief Society of Western USA (ARS) awards program for public high school graduates. The graduates’ families and school counselors joined the ARS regional and chapter executives to honor the 24 bright deserving graduates…...

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ARS Trip to Washington DC Area (English & Armenian)

A group of 29 Armenian Relief Society Western Region members had a unique tour of Washington, D.C. from May 20 to 25, visiting the American Red Cross’ national headquarters, where a memorial sculpture to the victims of the 1988 earthquake in Armenia stands outside the building grounds, and getting a…...

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A Call for Help for Our Brothers and Sisters in Nor Kyough, Aleppo (English & Armenia)

The Armenian Relief Society (ARS) of Western USA joins the greater ARS family and the Armenian community, to condemn the recent attacks in Syria, in particular the Armenian populated ‘Nor Kyough’ suburb of Aleppo. Armenian community institution buildings have been destroyed or partially damaged, due to anti-Armenian attacks, alongside them,…...

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Ascension Day for Kessab (Hampartsum Yayla Vasn Kessabi – in Armenian)

Համբարձում Եայլա՛, Վասն Քեսապի «Համբարձում, եայլա՛, Եայլա՛ ջան, եայլա՛, Լաւ օրեր, եայլա՛, Եայլա՛ ջան, եայլա՛»: Յովհաննէս Թումանեան Սիրելի՜ Ամենայն հայոց բանաստեղծ Յովհաննէս Թումանեան, «Լաւ օրերը» ո՞ւր չքացան: Ինչպէ՞ս եայլաները՝ սարերը բարձրանալ եւ երգ ու ծաղիկով վիճակ հանել, երբ մէկ գիշերուան մէջ Քեսապը՝ «պատառ մը Հայաստանը» վոհմակներու կողմէ յափշտակուեցաւ, երբ Հալէպ՝…...

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SARF: An Urgent Appeal (English & Armenian)

The situation in Aleppo has turned to the worse in the past few days. The Syrian Armenian Relief Fund received direct information from Aleppo about the continuing bombardments on the city. The Armenian populated area of Nor Keugh has experienced barbaric bombardments from the Turkish supported armed groups.  Explosives, mortar…...

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ARS Presentation of the Novel “A Place Far Away” (English & Armenian)

The Armenian Relief Society of Western USA (ARS), Educational Committee organized the presentation of the novel, “A Place Far Away,” by Vahan Zanoyan, on May 8, 2014, at the North Valley Armenian Center in Granada Hills, hosted by ARS Anahid and Lori Chapters. Among the audience were editors and scholars,…...

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ARS Seminar Roadmap to Empowerment (English & Armenian)

The Armenian Relief Society (ARS) of Western USA celebrated the 30th Anniversary of its establishment as a separate entity with weekend-long events. The Empowering Generations Seminar was the second of those events, which was held on May 3, 2014, at the Glendale Hilton Hotel, with 125 participants. Speakers talked about…...

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ARS Steps Into Action After San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission Fire (in English & Armenian)

Sun Valley, Calif. – The Armenian Relief Society (ARS) of Western USA mobilized its efforts quickly in response to the devastating fire that destroyed the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission’s emergency shelter, vehicle fleet, clothing and food warehouse on Saturday, May 3, 2014 in North Hollywood, Calif. The Mission provided…...

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ARS Gala Celebrates Region’s 30th Anniversary (in English & Armenian)

Los Angeles, Calif. – Over 450 supporters and members of the Armenian Relief Society (ARS) of Western USA gathered at the Taglyan Cultural Complex on May 2, 2014 to take part in the ARS 30th Anniversary Gala. The occasion marked the 30th anniversary of the region’s establishment as a separate…...

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