The ARS Lori Chapter was established in the Northern San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles, CA, on March 17, 2011. Arousyak Melkonian, Chairperson of the ARS of Western U.S.A., Regional Executive at the time, was the godmother to 17 new members who took their oath. Other members transferred from the ARS Anahid Chapter, to make up the new chapter.

The first chapter executives were the following:

  • Maria Terterian
  • Ani Bostanian
  • Arsho Avakian
  • Maral Khodanian
  • Sossy Khachadourian
  • Isgouhi Topdjian
  • Anahid Azayan

The chapter has recruited more members, celebrated its first birthday with a dinner-dance, and has held several fundraisers to meet its needs, as it settles into the new Armenian Center. The chapter established a new Saturday School, which was opened on September 14, 2013.

Lori Chapter’s Establishment

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Saturday School Information

ARS Lori Chapter Irene Boodakian Saturday School – Northern San Fernando Valley, CA
School Schedule: Every Saturday, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Principal: Maral Bedevian (818) 825-3626, [email protected]

School Committee (818) 488-9267

Holy Martyrs Marie Cabayan Elementary School, 16617 Parthenia St., North Hills, CA 91343


Northern San Fernando Valley, California

  • Lara Kazandjian, Chairperson
  • Diana Baronian, Vice-Chairperson
  • Souzy Ohanian, Secretary
  • Zvig Guedikian, Treasurer
  • Seta Terzian, Accountant
  • Maria Terterian, Advisor
  • Suzy Seropian, Advisor

Armenian Center, 17422 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills, CA 91344

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