ANCA-Western Region 2013 Annual Report
ANCA-WR Mission Statement
The Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region is the largest 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 works to promote understanding regarding issues of concern to the Armenian American community. Continue reading / Ամբողջը →
HIGHLAND, CA — Under outside pressure from the Consulate of Azerbaijan, City of Highland Councilmember Jody Scott unsuccessfully attempted on December 10, 2013, to overturn a previous unanimous Council decision to establish a sister-city partnership with Berdzor, Nagorno Karabagh. Continue reading / Ամբողջը →
ANCA Glendale’s Neighborhood Connect
GLENDALE, Calif.—On Monday, December 16, 2013, the Armenian National Committee of America – Glendale Chapter announced the launch of a new program called Neighborhood Connect. Neighborhood Connect is a program designed to bring various municipal, state and educational institutions to one place, so that community members and various offices can interact in community dialogue regarding issues of utmost importance to Glendale residents. Organizations and governmental institutions in the community will have the opportunity to provide help, direction, community education and services every month at a different community venue in Glendale. Continue reading / Ամբողջը →
Glendale, CA— On Friday, December 13, the Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region held a private meet and greet with CA Senate President Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg at the Peschekerian Center in Glendale, CA. Attended by over 35 community leaders, the reception served as an opportunity for the Senator to exchange ideas and become better acquainted with the leadership of ANCA WR local chapters, sister and community organizations in the Southern California region. Continue reading / Ամբողջը →
The green draped programs figuratively represented the grassroots mission of the ANCA, standing tall and proud.
This was not an ordinary gathering of nearly 1,000 Southern Californians in the heart of the city center. No. This was the expression of a dream. The image of a people’s devotion to the betterment of a nation. One with purpose. One with vision and values. This was the 2013 ANCA-Western Region Annual Banquet Gala. And it was a night certainly to be remembered for many years to come.
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As part of the ANCA Grassroots 2013 Conference, organized by the ANCA Western Region, a fascinating luncheon called “The Hye Tad Global Initiative” took place Sunday afternoon, after a long night of fun and celebration. On Sunday, December 1, at noon representatives from Armenian National Committees in South America, Europe, Armenia, Australia and the Middle East streamed in through Google Hangouts video chat to discuss their advocacy efforts in their respective communities.
BY TALAR MALAKIAN
LOS ANGELES—Black Friday was embraced at the famous Loews Hollywood Hotel on November 29 with a lively, bustling crowd of 500 people shuffling through registration and check-ins, many scrambling over to Sebu Simonian to have a picture taken with the award winning Capital Cities’ star, others were hugging each other after several years of separation anxiety.
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As part of the ANCA Grassroots 2013 Conference, organized by the ANCA Western Region, on Sunday, December 1, at noon representatives from Armenian National Committees in South America, Europe, Armenia, Australia and the Middle East streamed in through Google Hangouts video chat to discuss their advocacy efforts in their respective communities.
Ahead of Obama’s visit to Glendale Armenian religious and community leaders gather to send clear message to White House. Glendale Councilman Zareh Sinanyan to deliver protest letter to Obama during his visit. Continue reading / Ամբողջը →