WATERTOWN–Mass.–GLENDALE–The Armenian Relief Society Central Executive received two congratulatory notes from His Holiness Karekin II–the Catholicos of All Armenia’s and His Holiness Aram I–Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia–on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the relief organization.
The ARS Western US Regional Executive will host weekend-long events marking the anniversary. The first of those events–a dinner-banquet–is scheduled for Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Glendale Hilton Hotel–100 W. Glenoaks Blvd.–Glendale. Admission is $75. The keynote speaker for the event is Prof. Richard Hovannisian. A candle-lighting ceremony is also planned for the gala event.
Veteran ARS members–with 50-years or more service to the organization–will be honored during this event.
On Sunday–a public celebration is scheduled to be held at 6 p.m. at Wilson Middle School–1221 Monterey Rd.–Glendale. The keynote speaker for the event is long-time ARS leader Anahid Meymarian.