LAS VEGAS–A new Armenian Revolutionary Federation chapter was inaugurated last Saturday in Las Vegas during a special event and swearing in ceremony, which saw 12 new members indoctrinated into the ran’s of the Western Region of the 118-year-old party.
At a special banquet organized by the newly established “Ishkhan” chapter, 12 novices joined the ran’s of the party by taking their pledge. Officiating the ceremony was ARF Bureau member Dr. Vicken Hovsepian.
In his remarks, Hovsepian elevated the aspect of becoming an ARF member and making the life-long pledge of fighting for the Armenian Cause. He outlined the current challenges facing the Armenian people and the ARF and called on the new members to work diligently in ensuring the successful fruition of the challenges, as well as the goals and program of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation.
Master of Ceremonies Hovan Tashjian welcomed the newly-enlisted members and provided a brief historical perspective on “Vana Ishkhan” for whose heroic deeds the new chapter was named.
He then presented the newly-formed executive of the chapter–Jack Kassamanian, Siroun Bedirian and Razmig Libarian.
In his welcoming remarks, Kassamanian called on the community to rally around the ARF and the newly-formed chapter and ensure that the community strengthens itself for the pursuit of the Armenian Cause and the just aspirations of the Armenian-American community.