GLENDALE—The Armenian National Committee of America Western Region announced that Arsho Beylerian will chair the organization’s Annual Gala Banquet set to take place on Sunday, November 2. The event will take place at the world-famous Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. The annual dinner provides crucial financial support to the ANCA Western Region, which serves as a vital center of education, activism and exchange.
“It’s an honor to work with a strong team of dedicated volunteers to showcase the accomplishments of the ANCA WR and thank our generous donors and supporters,” commented Committee Chair Beylerian. “I am honored to lead this effort and share ANCA’s vision with new and seasoned supporters and friends.”
The Gala Banquet will highlight the many successes and projects of the ANCA-WR over the past year, among them the Hye Votes campaign, passage of state resolutions, educational initiatives and America, We Thank You: An Armenian Tribute to Near East Relief. “The gala banquet serves as an opportunity to thank our volunteers and supporters who work tirelessly to represent the views of the Armenian American community and stand up for justice,” said Nora Hovsepian, ANCA WR Board Chair. “Our daily issues range from local and state politics to justice for the Armenian Genocide to a strong, prosperous, democratic Armenia to an independent Artsakh.”
Last year, the sold out Gala Banquet attracted close to 1,000 attendees as it honored a variety of individuals who have served their community and their country. Among them were Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Archbishop Barkev Martirosyan, Coach “Tark the Shark” Tarkanian, California State Assemblymember Katcho Achadjian, Community Activist Manas Boujikian and Filmmaker Ara Soudjian.
“The common bond that binds the ANCA family is passion for the Armenian Cause,” said Pattyl Aposhian, ANCA-WR Board Member. “We are excited to have an experienced activist like Arsho Beylerian who is dedicated to our cause and focused on delivering another marquee event with a stellar line up of honorees.”
The 2014 Gala Banquet Committee members include: Maral Abounayan, Anita Altounian, Lorie Bartamian, Sona Boyamian, Carine Chorbajian, Lina Davidian, Esq., Aida Dimejian, Garine Garabedian, Harry Geozian, Theresa Ghevondian, Karina Kargodorian, Silva Kechichian, Louise Gill Mardirossian, Gennie Mezian, Liza Sambolian Dikijian, Esq., Ani Sassounian, Armine Sherikian and Tamara Vartanian. Pattyl Aposhian and Steve Artinian serve as ANCA WR Board of Directors liaisons to the committee.