To celebrate the holiday season and wrap up a year full of advocacy for Armenian American issues, including the reaffirmation of the Armenian Genocide, and organizing various Armenian Genocide Centennial events, the Armenian Council of America Glendale branch hosted a holiday open house on Saturday, December 12 at the ACA office in Glendale.
Among the many guests, dignitaries and community leaders who enjoyed the festivities were Glendale City Council Members Paula Devine, Laura Friedman, Zareh Sinanyan, and Vartan Gharpetian, along with Glendale City Clerk Ardashses “Ardy” Kassakhian, and Mary Hovagimian representing Congressman Adam Schiff’s office.
“This past year was particularly significant due to numerous Armenian Genocide Centennial events our organization took part in organizing and supporting in addition to the day to day activities advocating Armenian American issues in local, state and federal legislatures.” said ACA Chairman Sevak Khatchadorian. “Although our mission is not complete, I am proud of our membership, and the Armenian Community in general for ensuring a successful year of advocacy. We should utilize this opportunity to work even harder in the upcoming years to not only advance Armenian causes, but to also invigorate the future generations of Armenian Americans who will carry the baton of advocacy into the future.”