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Homentmen chapter celebrates journey

On Sept. 1 at the rooftop lounge of the Glendale Hilton Hotel, over 100 Glendale Homenetmen “Ararat” Chapter members teamed up with supporters, friends and community leaders to host its “Ararat 33” Kick-off Reception.

The event provided the latest details related to the upcoming celebration, “Ararat 33 – A Celebration of Our Journey” that will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Glendale Civic Auditorium.

At the Glendale Hilton, guests enjoyed champagne, and an hors d’oeuvres reception before enjoying fine cuisine.

The organizers of the upcoming gala presented the guests with a presentation. Helik Issagholian encouraged guests to spare nothing to create a gala banquet that would be the most memorable and successful event in the chapter’s history.


Musical entertainment was provided by Alén and in total over 50 tables were sold and reserved by supporters planning to attend the October gala.

The Armenian General Athletic Union and Scouts is a nonprofit volunteer-driven organization that serves the Armenian-American community. It is affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America and its mission is to prepare law-abiding citizens by providing education for physical and mental health, as they work to empower the mind and soul of the youth they serve. Glendale’s Homenetmen “Ararat” chapter was founded in 1978 and its volunteers make up over 2,500 members.