At its 23rd regional convention held October 25-27 at the Montebello Armenian Center–the Homenetmen Western region elected a new executive.
One-hundred-twelve full-fledged representatives were present at the convention as well as 36 invited guests/advisors.
Homenetmen’s Central Executive members–Vice Chair Jirair Sarkissian–Koko Balian–President of Homenetmen’s 27th Annual Navasartian Games Alber Simonian–and ARF-West Central Committee Representative (also a Homenetmen member) Anahid Stepanian–attended.
On a visit to the region–ARF Bureau chairman Hrant Markarian presented his message to the convention during the Saturday–October 26 session; he was accompanied by ARF-West Central Committee chair Hovig Saliba.
The three-day meeting was conducted by chairmen Koko Mugarian and Mher Tavitian. Maro Keshishian–Asdghig Panosian–Hampig Havanjian and Raffi Gagosian undertook the task of recording the minutes of the convention.
At the last session–the convention elected a new Regional Executive body comprised of the following members: Viken Tavitian–Vartkes Shukherdmian–Steve Artinian–Armand Kilejian–Raffi Ispejian–Shakeh Zohrabian–Maro Keshishian–Fred Khachigian–Viken Apelian–Zabel Hindoyan–and Emil Der Kevorkian.
The outgoing regional executive honored hardworking Homenetmen members Edig Maroutkhanian–Manoug Zeytounian and Nigol Arzoumanian by presented them Homenetmen "Service Award."