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Soroptimist has annual luncheon Soroptimist International of Glendale will install its 2010-11 Board of Directors on Thursday beginning with a reception at 11:30 a.m. and lunch at noon at the Hilton Glendale, 100 W. Glenoaks Blvd.

Incoming president Liz Mirzaian has chosen the theme "Soroptimist — a Symphony of Service" for the year. Mirzaian is also the director of Volunteer and Senior Resources at Glendale Adventist Medical Center.

Soroptimist International of Glendale will present a Soroptimist Laurel Society membership to a member, whose name will be revealed at the luncheon, in recognition of her service to the club.

Cost for lunch is $35. For reservations, call Suzanne at (818) 247-6638 no later than Monday.

ANC has first free legal clinic The Armenian National Committee of Glendale in partnership with the Armenian Bar Assn. and Neighborhood Legal Services of L.A. County had its first free legal clinic on June 2 at the Glendale Youth Center.

The event drew more than 100 community members, who waited in line as long as two hours before the start of the clinic to consult with volunteer attorneys regarding a wide range of legal issues.

The program drew such a great turnout, organizers plan to make it a permanent program at the youth center, said Elen Asatryan, executive director of ANC Glendale.

After the intake process was completed, individuals were assigned to meet with and discuss their issue with an attorney on a one-on-one basis. The attorneys offered information and assistance only.

The volunteer ArmenBar attorneys included Varoujan Agemian, Sarkis Babachanian, Sara Bedirian, Ani Garikian, Victor Hairapetian, Armen Hovannisian, Raymond Hovsepian, Alice Yardum-Hunter, Saro Kerkonian, Azniv Ksachikian, Nigol Manoukian, Hovanes Margarian, Sarkis Ourfalian, Vicken Simonian and ZarehSinanyan.

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