Armenian Assembly of America
1140 19th Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-393-3434
Fax: 202-638-4904
Email: [email protected]

March 14, 2006
CONTACT: Karoon Panosyan
Email: [email protected]

RE: Florida Reception and Briefing

More than 80 supporters attended a reception and briefing hosted by
the Assembly's Southeastern Regional Council on March 3. Assembly
leaders including Board of Trustees Chairman Hirair Hovnanian, Board
of Trustees President Carolyn Mugar, Board of Trustees Vice President
and Counselor Robert A. Kaloosdian and Board of Directors Chairman
Anthony Barsamian were among those who attended the event at Royal
Palm Place in Boca Raton, FL.

Highlights included remarks by Hovnanian and an update by Kaloosdian
on a federal lawsuit challenging the Armenian Genocide curriculum of
Massachusetts, brought by the Assembly of American Turkish Associations
(ATAA) seeking to inject denialist materials. Additionally, Barsamian
encouraged guests to attend the upcoming National Conference in
Washington, DC, which will feature Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian,
Senator George Allen (R-VA) and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD)
as keynote speakers. Executive Director Bryan Ardouny provided an
overview of current Assembly issues.

Photograph available on the Assembly's Web site at the following link:

Caption: L to R: Lu Ann Ohanian, June Hatfield, Margaret Danielson
and Bergie Zakarian 018/2006-018-3.JPG

Caption: L to R: Assembly members Jake and Ruth Harpootian with Life
Trustees Marta and Jim Batmasian -018/2006-018-4.JPG

Caption: Board of Trustees Chairman Hirair Hovnanian with Life Trustee
Ann Hintlian of Winchester, Massachusetts 2006-018/2006-018-1.JPG

Caption: L to R: Assembly supporter Leon Nahigian and Assembly member
Jake Harpootian with Board of Directors Chairman Anthony Barsamian -018/2006-018-2.JPG


From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress