MONTEBELLO—Upon the conclusion of the Armenian Relief Society of the Western USA’s 93rd Annual Regional Convention, a new Regional Executive board held an election of officers. The convention, hosted by the Montebello Nairy Chapter and held at the Armenian Center in Montebello, California, ran from July 12 through 14.
The convention, attended by delegates from 24 chapters from Arizona, California and Nevada, elected Dr. Nyree Derderian and Arousyak Melkonian as convention co-chairpersons, and Nazik Arisian, Sossie Djabrayan, Maral Matossian and Meganoush Melkonian as convention secretaries.
The ARS-WUSA Regional Executive board members Judy Jingirian, Zharmen Mirzakhanyan, Angele Ohannessian, Liza Santikian and Armenouhi Tomassian had completed their two-year term. Judy Jingirian was re-elected and Araxy Aykanian, Nanik Kupelian, Maral Matossian and Adrine Postoyan were newly elected to the board for a two-year terms.
Following the adjournment of the convention and a subsequent meeting held with the ARS Central Executive representative Annie Kechichian, convention officers, and board members, the 2013-2014 Regional Executive board elected officers as follows:
Chairperson: Lena Bozoyan
Vice-Chairperson: Carmen Libaridian
Secretary: Karine Barikian-Setian
Treasurer: Christina Khanjian
Advisors: Araxy Aykanian, Judy Jingirian, Nanik Kupelian, Maral Matossian and Adrine Postoyan.
The new board is in charge of implementing the ongoing programs of the ARS and the newly adopted resolutions and balanced budget of the 93rd Regional Convention.