Armenian National Committee of America Western Region’s Annual Gala

On Sunday, October 7, 2018, the annual gala of the Armenian National Committee of America Western Region was held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel with the participation of elected officials, ANCA leadership and members, religious and community leaders, sponsors and supporters. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, attended and delivered the invocation. H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, Executive Council members, Parish Pastors and Boards of Trustees members were in attendance.

Each year the ANCA-WR honors individuals for their contributions to the advancement of the Armenian Cause. This year’s honorees were British House of Lords Member Baroness Cox (Advocate of Justice Award), musician and activist Serj Tankian (People’s Freedom Award), Architects of Denial film team including David McKenzie, Montel Williams, Dean Cain, Laura McKenzie, and Elizabeth Stanton, (Excellence in Media Award), and a special posthumous tribute to lifelong community activists Hacob and Mina Shirvanian.

The program began with the national anthems by Ms. Anna Boyrazian. The Prelate delivered the invocation. He blessed the members and volunteers of the ANCA-WR who work hard to advance justice, security, prosperity for Armenia and Artsakh and advance the Armenian Cause across the United States. He blessed the evening’s honorees for their valuable contributions to our cause, the memory of dearly departed activisits, and the elected officials, benefactors, sponsors, and friends who throughout the year stand by the side of the ANCA-Western Region.

Welcoming remarks were delivered by ANCA-WR board member and gala chair Mr. Steve Artinian. The ANCA-WR’s message was delivered by Board of Directors Chair Mrs. Nora Hovsepian. The presentation of awards followed.

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