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Schiff seeks nominees for women's award

March 13, 2012
  • Members of the Armenian Relief Society of Western USA enjoy a kick-off reception at the Glendale Hilton Hotel. (Photo courtesy of Talar Aintablian)
Members of the Armenian Relief Society of Western USA…

Every March, during Women’s History Month, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) honors one outstanding woman from each of the communities in the 29th Congressional District. They include: Alhambra, Altadena, Burbank, Glendale, Monterey Park, Pasadena, San Gabriel, South Pasadena and Temple City.

“Recipients of the ‘Woman of the Year award’ come from all walks of life and represent the thousands of women who make a positive impact in our region,” Rep. Schiff said in a statement. “I urge constituents to contact my office and let us know about some of the admirable women in our communities by nominating them for this year’s award.”

While there are no specific criteria for nomination, Rep. Schiff looks for women who — through their work or volunteerism — have improved the quality of life in our community.

Nominations should be sent to Mary.Hovagimian@mail.house.gov, and include a written description of the nominee’s accomplishments, the home address, phone number and email of the nominee and the nominator’s name and contact information.

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ARS hosts reception as lead-in to gala

The Armenian Relief Society of Western USA (ARS) hosted a kickoff reception on March 6 at the Glendale Hilton Hotel where 140 guests gathered and enjoyed good company while receiving enlightening details about the forthcoming ARS Gala 2012.

As a precursor to the gala, the reception offered guests a first-chance opportunity to reserve tickets, become table sponsors and candle lighters for the main event. Supporters and members rallied in support as 45 table sponsors and 40 candle lighters, as well as individual donations were secured.

Alongside ARS members, guests included representatives from local sister organizations and individual ARS supporters.

Everyone in attendance was in high spirits in anticipation of the gala, which will celebrate the region’s 28th anniversary and service to communities in need both locally and internationally. This year’s event will honor chapter members in an effort to recognize their exceptional service as part of the driving force of ARS activities in their local communities.

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