Special Reception Honoring Senator Anthony J. Portantino

ARS Regional Executive Board Chairperson Vicky Marashlian attended a special reception on April 27, 2023 honoring Senator Anthony J. Portantino, who was presented with the Pontifical Encyclical of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians and honored with the prestigious St. Nerses Shnorhali Medal in recognition of his years of support of the Armenian American community. H.E. Archbishop Hovnan Derderian bestowed the medal at the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church in Burbank with public officials, friends, and representatives of organizations in attendance.