The Shogher Chapter was established in Houston, Texas, in 1981. Aida Chinkirian was instrumental in starting up the chapter and leading it, while she lived in Houston. The chapter has held special programs for the community, particularly the youth. They have held special Christmas programs, and other fundraisers, such as ornament exchange and pot luck dinners, to connect with the community.
The chapter hosted two Annual Regional Conventions in Houston, the 68th in 1988 and the 81st in 2001. In 1988, the occasion was the opening of the new Armenian Center in Houston; in 2001 it was the 20th anniversary of the chapter. The chapter celebrated the 25th anniversary with a dinner dance in 2006, when members received special service pin awards from the Regional Executive. Since the Houston community is relatively small, the chapter held a joint celebration of the ARS Centennial and the ARF 120th with a dinner-dance in 2010. Guests drove for three hours to be there from Dallas. The chapter has coordinated the sponsorship of 10 orphaned children in Armenia and Artsakh through the ARS Sponsor-A-Child program.
The chapter continues to service those in need.
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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