The Arax Chapter was established in South Bay of Los Angeles County on April 3, 1964, by a group of dedicated individuals. Hagop Manjikian, who has an esteemed intellectual career with numerous publications, suggested the name “Arax” to symbolize the mother river Arax in Armenia. The founding members of the chapter included: Anette Apelian, Alice Apelian, Christine Ashkarian, Astrid Ashkarian, Donnelly Boujikian, Knar Manjikian, Murielle Mgrdichian, Arpine Sapajian, and others.
The main aim of the chapter is to educate the new generation. School sessions are held on Friday afternoons and curriculum includes music and dancing, in addition to language and history instruction. The chapter shares school and office space at the Armenian community center in Lomita, near Torrance.
The chapter allocates funding to Public High School graduate scholarships. In an effort to introduce the Armenian cuisine to the American public, the chapter participates in the annual Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair.The chapter raises funds with breakfasts, luncheons and dinners, which occasionally include introduction of Armenian cultural values, such as the program dedicated to Armenian communities with historical significance.
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Saturday School Information
ARS Arax Chapter – Torrance, CA
School Schedule: Every Friday
School reopens on September 15, 2017; Hours: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Administrator: Nevart Barsoumian – (310) 214-1909
2222 Lomita Blvd., Lomita, CA
ARAX CHAPTER FYI
2222 Lomita Blvd., Lomita, CA 90717-1402
- Sheila Papayans, Chairperson
- Ayda Emurian, Vice-Chairperson
- Mayda Yedikian, Recording Secretary
- Armine Garboushian, Corresponding Secretary
- Houry Abajian, Treasurer
- Nevart Barsoumian, Advisor/School Representative
- Margo Vartanian, Advisor
- Azniv Goenjian, Member-at-Large
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