Rhode Island to Host ANCA Eastern Region Banquet

Fri, Aug 27 2010
By:Armenian Weekly

NEW YORK - The ANCA Eastern Region will host its Fourth Annual Banquet
at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Warwick, R.I. on Sat., Dec. 4. The
Banquet will begin with a cocktail reception and silent auction at
6:30 p.m. followed by dinner and awards at 8:00 p.m. This marks the
first year that the regional banquet will rotate from New York City
where it has been held for the past three years.

Every year, more than 300 Armenian American community members and
leaders from throughout the Eastern U.S. join prominent Members of
Congress, statewide officials, and state legislators for the ANCA
Eastern Region Banquet.

The ANCA Eastern Region once again will honor an individual with its
prestigious Freedom Award for outstanding contributions toward the
recognition of the Armenian Genocide and for pursuing other issues of
importance to the Armenian American community. Past recipients of the
Freedom Award include former U.S. Ambassador to Armenia John M. Evans,
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Samantha Power, and U.S. Senator Robert
Menendez.

The Vahan Cardashian Award also will be presented to an
Armenian-American activist who has exemplified the ideals and
dedication of the founder of the Hai Tahd movement. Past recipients
of the Vahan Cardashian Award include Mr. Vahe Amirian of New Jersey,
Ms. Martha Aramian of Rhode Island, Mr. Bedros Bandazian of Virginia,
and Ms. Melanie Kerneklian of Virginia.

For more information about the Banquet, please contact George Mangalo
at (401) 662-0216 or Stephanie Killian at (401) 523-0205.




From: A. Papazian