GLENDALE, CA – The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region (ANCA-WR) today announced that Arsho Beylerian and Souzi Zerounian-Khanzadian have agreed to serve as the co-chairpersons of its Annual Banquet committee. Both veterans of the Annual Banquet, Beylerian and Zerounian-Khanzadian are looking forward to continuing the successful history of past banquets.
“We are ecstatic to have Arsho and Souzi join the Banquet committee as co-chairs,” said ANCA-WR Co-Chairperson, Nora Hovsepian. “The experience and energy that they bring to the ANCA is immeasurable and we are fortunate that our marquee event will be headed by these two powerhouses.”
The Banquet will highlight the many successes and projects of the ANCA-WR over the past year, among them the Hye Votes voter registration initiative, the launch of New York Times Bestselling Author Chris Bohjalian’s latest book, The Sandcastle Girls, which was also recently named to the NY Times Bestseller List, and the Western Region’s annual Advocacy Day in Sacramento.
“It’s an honor to be the co-chair of such a prestigious event, one with a long history and dedicated people who come together to showcase the strength and breadth of the Armenian American community,” commented Committee Co-Chair Beylerian.
Last year, the sold out Banquet attracted over 800 attendees as it honored a variety of individuals who have served their community and their country. Among them were Armenian American military combat veterans, presidential speechwriter Kenneth Khachigian, Congressman Ed Royce, California State Assembly Member Anthony Portantino, Prelate of the Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, boxing champion Vic Darchinyan, and community benefactor Hacop Baghdassarian.
“We have an incredible team committed to the success of this year’s banquet. The Annual Banquet is the ideal venue to celebrate the many ANCA successes of 2012 and activate our supporters and grassroots for the important and exciting year ahead,” beamed Co-Chair Zerounian-Khanzadian.
The 2012 ANCA-WR Annual Banquet, the main event of the Armenian American community in the western United States, will take place on Sunday, October 28, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. Further details about the event are forthcoming.
The Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region is the largest and most influential Armenian American grassroots advocacy organization in the Western United States. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters, and supporters throughout the Western United States and affiliated organizations around the country, the ANCA-WR advances the concerns of the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues.
Caption: Arsho Beylerian, Souzi Zerounian-Khanzadian