WOODLAND HILLS–The Armenian Relief Society’s 85th Convention took place in Southern California from July 21 to July 24–with the participation of 36 delegates from 26 chapters.
Participants included ARS Central Executive members Hasmig Derderian and Anahid Meymarian–and invited guests ARS Western Region (ARS-WR) Executive member Lucine Isjanian–Armenian Revolutionary Federation Central Committee member Vahe Bozoian–and former ARS-WR Executive Secretary Dr. Rita Vorperian.
During the course of the four day convention–delegates made recommendations for the coming year–after reviewing the fiscal year’s activities–and the regional executive’s financial records–and finally–elected the 2005-2006 executive.
Five new members–Garine Parigian-Setian–Christine Keshishian–Hourig Aintablian–Adrineh Postoian–and Rose Altounian–were elected to serve. Continuing their term are executive members Angela Savoian–Rita Hintlian–and Maral Nashalian-Arsenian.
The convention also elected three delegates–Annie Keshishian–Sona Madarian–and Sonia Peltekian–to represent the ARS Western Region at the organization’s International Convention.