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    Thursday, March 28th, 2013

    ANCA-SFW members with Nichan Kulukian

    ENCINO-The Armenian National Committee of America, San Fernando
    Valley West Chapter has announced that it will be honoring long time
    community activist Nichan Kulukian with the Hai-Tahd Award. The award
    will be presented to Kulukian at the ANCA-SFW inaugural banquet which
    will be held on April 7 at 5 p.m. at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in
    Universal City.

    "I'm honored to be receiving the Hai-Tahd Award from the ANCA-SFW
    Chapter" stated Kulukian. "I consider it my duty to promote the ideals
    and activities of Hye Tad" he added.

    Nichan has a distinguished record of service in the positions he has
    held. Kulukian was first active in the Montreal Armenian Community
    where he volunteered to teach Armenian Culture and Language in Sourp
    Hagop Saturday school from 1971 to 1981. He later helped found the
    Horizon weekly newspaper in 1979, which is still in circulation today.

    Kulukian also helped establish the Sourp Hagop Armenian School in
    Montreal Canada in 1974. During later years, under his chairmanship
    the school expanded to a full high school serving 800 students,
    before his departure to Los Angeles in 1988.

    In Los Angeles, Kulukian continued his service to the community and its
    education by teaching various subjects at Holy Martyrs Ferrahian High
    School until 1991; and becoming principal of ARS "Anahid" Chapter's
    Saturday School from 1999 to 2002.

    Nichan continued his service to his community in other spheres. In
    2001 he was appointed to the California Universal Access Task Force
    (UAWG) commissioned by the then Governor as consumer representative,
    to find ways to improve programs and services offered through Workforce
    Investment Act (WIA) used by consumers with disabilities.

    Kulukian has also been an active member of the San Fernando Valley.

    Since 1995 he has served as an Executive Board Member and as past
    Chairman of ANCA San Fernando Valley West Chapter, and for the last
    three years he concurrently serves as Board member with the ANCA San
    Fernando Valley North Chapter also.

    "Nichan Kulukian has an exemplary record for organizing activism in
    the Armenian community," stated ANCA-SFW Executive Board Member Talar
    Derderian. "His tireless service to the community is inspirational
    and we are overjoyed to be honoring him" concluded Derderian.

    To purchase tickets to the banquet, visit

    The Armenian National Committee of America, San Fernando Valley West
    advances the social, economic, cultural, and political rights of
    the area's Armenian American community and promotes increased civic
    participation at the grassroots and public policy levels.

    For more information visit and