LA CRESCENTA, CA–A delegation from the ARF Western US Central Committee met with Western Prelate Archbishop Mushegh Mardirossian and the new Executive Council Tuesday evening at the headquarters of the Western Prelacy.
The delegation, headed by ARF Western US Chairman Avedik Izmirlian, congratulated Mardirossian and the Executive Council on the recent elections. The elections, which were held in mid May, reelected Mardirossian to his fourth term as Western Prelate.
During the meeting, Izmirlian conveyed his wishes for the successful realization of the future endeavors of the Prelacy and Councils in their mission to provide for the needs of the Armenian community.
The Prelate outlined the work that is being carried out by the Prelacy and committees functioning under its jurisdiction.
Stressing the needs of today’s youth, Mardirossian outlined a series of programs directed toward youth involvement that are provided for by the Prelacy youth groups, as well as day schools and Sunday schools. He also spoke of the challenges facing our youth and community in general and means in which to overcome them.
Executive Council Chairman Dr. Garo Agopian spoke of the collaboration that exists between the Western Prelacy and the various community organizations in the region, and highlighted ways to further develop and enhance that cooperation.
The meeting concluded with the Prelate presenting the guests with mementos from the Blessing of Holy Muron.