The Armenian Relief Society (ARS) of Western USA, Nairy Chapter was the host of the ARS 93rd Annual Regional Convention, and at the same time celebrated its own 45th anniversary.
The dinner-dance was held on July 13 at the Armenian Center in Montebello. Dozens of delegates, guests, and local residents participated including the ARS of Eastern USA Regional Executive representative Taline Mkrtschjan.
ARS Central Executive Board representative Annie Kechichian congratulated the Chapter, noting that when the anniversary of a chapter is celebrated, it is a sign of success and proof of the advancement of the centenarian ARS.
Kechichian urged involvement by Armenian youth in community life, and congratulated members for their many years of hard work and countless efforts to help families advance the Armenian language and culture.
The chapter displayed posters of old photographs of ARS history and a video of the early history of the ARS was shown.
Throughout the convention, the ARS Nairy Chapter volunteers demonstrated their willingness to do their best to provide for the delegates and guests who arrived in Montebello. “Vartskernit gadar,” as they say, for a job well done.