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
02 Dec 2017
Join the ARS Crescenta Valley “Talin” Chapter for their Annual Christmas Luncheon on Saturday, December 2, 2017 starting at 11…
- 212 N Orange St, Glendale, CA 91203, USALocation
03 Dec 2017
‘Tis the Season for the ARS Maro Chapter, which will hold a Holiday Brunch on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at…
- 3541 Emerald Isle Dr, Glendale, CA 91206, USALocation
03 Dec 2017
The ARS San Diego “Roubina” Chapter will hold a Christmas Party featuring an Authentic Gourmet Armenian Lunch on Sunday, December…
- 825 S Sierra Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075, USALocation
06 Dec 2017
Join the ARS Santa Monica “Gars” Chapter for a Christmas Brunch on December 6, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the…
- 301 N Rossmore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90004, USALocation
09 Dec 2017
Join the ARS N. San Fernando Valley “Lori” Chapter for a Christmas Luncheon on Saturday, December 9, 2017 starting at…
- 1320 W Glenoaks Blvd, Glendale, CA 91201, USALocation