GLENDALE–An evening dedicated to honoring California State Assembly Representative Scott Wildman (D-43rd) and Homenetmen Ararat Glendale Chapter member Dr. Edik Maroutkhanian was organized by the Glendale Chapter of the Armenian National Committee.
The event was held at Brandview Collection in Glendale on Thursday November 30. Opening remarks were made by ANC member attorney Peter Hosharian–who stressed the importance of encouraging and acknowledging individuals who contribute to the Glendale Armenian community. The evening’s program was appropriately titled "Public Service 2000" since those being honored have actively served the community throughout the year.
Scott Wildman’spoke of his efforts at preventing the establishment of a Turkish Chair at UCLA. His background as an educator has made him further aware of the dangers involved with the revision of history. Wildman promised to continue to take into account the needs of the Armenian community–and mentioned the fact that he already has direct contact with the representatives of the community. Shahe Mazmanian presented Wildman with the Community Service Award 2000 on behalf of the ANC.
The second honoree of the evening–Dr. Edik Mouratkhanian was praised for his dedication to Homenetmen. Mouratkhanian is a well known dentist in the community–and is greatly appreciated for his contributions in the educational–athletic and health fields.
One of Mouratkhanian’s major accomplishmen’s is the establishment of the Armenian Relief Center which helps Armenian youth overcome drug addiction. An award was presented to Dr. Mouratkhanian by Lilit Baghdasarian on behalf of the Homenetmen Glendale Ararat Chapter–along with two other certificates of appreciation.
In his closing remarks–ANC Glendale Chapter Chairman Harout Manougian thanked both Wildman and Maroutkhanian for their dedication and continuous support. Manougian encouraged individual Armenia’s to engage in similar activities favorable to the community.