The Ani Chapter was founded in Montebello, California in 1960. Since the end of World War I and the establishment of the displaced persons (DPs) from Germany in the Montebello, Armenian community life was vibrant and active, and it was in due time that the ARS Ani chapter was established. Ungerouhi Ovsanna Hagopian and Isgouhi Apelian had instrumental roles in establishment of the new chapter, and utilized their experience to organize the new members. Gayane Ganayan was the godmother to the new chapter.
The chapter members gained the love and respect of the community and with the ever presence of the following members: Aghavni Plaq, Berjouhi Arazian, Armenoui Avedisian, Sophie Froyan, Isgouhi Foundoukian, Sona Kechejian, Margrit Tatre, Lucy Der Minasian, and Aghavni Krikorian.
In 1965, the Ani Chapter provided financial assistance to the establishment of Mesrobian Armenian School in Montebello, in addition to sponsoring needy students and projects.
The chapter has a tradition of honoring father from the community for Father’s Day. Another tradition is to cook “madagh” a special soup to be distributed to the people on Palm Sundays. The chapter continues to support community projects and community members, as well as provide assistance to victims of natural disasters, as well as projects in Armenia, Artsakh and Javakhk.
In February 2010, the chapter celebrated its 50th anniversary of continuous service.
ANI CHAPTER FYI
01 Mar 2018
Join the ARS Javakhk Fund Committee for a Social Night benefiting the rebuild of the Akhaltskha Youth Center in Javakhk.…
- 4777 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029, USALocation
03 Mar 2018
Join the ARS Burbank “Araz” Chapter for a Mid-Lent Luncheon on Saturday, March 3, 2018 starting at 11 a.m. at…
- 75 E Santa Anita Ave, Burbank, CA 91502, USALocation
17 Mar 2018
The ARS will participate in the Los Angeles 5K Run/Walk (3.1 miles) and we look forward to your participation to…
- 1000 Vin Scully Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026, USALocation
24 Mar 2018
Join the ARS Regional Festival Committee for Entertainment, Comedy for a Cause, and a Luncheon on Saturday, March 24, 2018 starting…
- 711 S San Fernando Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502, USALocation