GLENDALE—On Wednesday, December 5, 15 members of the Armenian Relief Society of Western USA met with U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Armenia John Heffern and his wife, Libby, for a positive meeting at the Glendale Central Library. Jeffrey Paretchan, USAID Armenia Public Private Alliance Specialist, accompanied the ambassador. The ARS delegation was led by Regional Executive Chairperson Lena Bozoyan. Also in attendance were ARS Central Executive members Rosie Bedrossian and Annie Kechichian. At the end of the meeting, Bozoyan presented the Ambassador with a golden memento, embossed with the ARS logo.
The ARS of Western USA, established in 1984 and with regional headquarters in Glendale, CA, has 27 chapters and more than 1,500 members in five western states. The ARS-WUSA operates a Social Services Division, a Child, Youth, and Family Guidance Center, and funds numerous youth programs, scholarships, and relief efforts. For further information, please visit www.arswestusa.org or call 818 500 1343.