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07/24/2019

The celebrated restaurant owner and chef José Andrés describes Las Vegas as a celebration. From July 10th through the 13th some 230 Knights and Daughters of Vartan did just that, celebrated at their Grand Convocation. For the Knights of Vartan, it was their 101st Avak Tahlij while the Daughters of Vartan marked their 79th Kerakouyn Zhoghov. This year’s Grand Convocation was hosted by Fresno, California’s Yeprad Lodge No. 9 and Alidz Chapter No. 8 with help from other California lodges as well as those from Chicago and Washington D.C. The site of this year’s gathering was Harrah’s Hotel and Resort, located on Las Vegas’ famous strip.

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A benefit banquet to sponsor scholarships

ST. Vartan  Church and the Knights & Daughters of Vartan hold a benefit banquet to sponsor scholarships for KZV Armenian school students

The Parish Council of St. Vartan Church along with the San Francisco Daron Lodge & Araxi Otyag of the Knights and Daughters of Vartan hosted a lovely Benefit Banquet on April 6, 2013 in the Church social hall.  Funds raised from the Banquet are intended to provide twoKZVArmenianSchoolstudents with tuition scholarships.  The goal was to raise $10,000.00.

This Benefit Banquet was held in an effort to support the only full time Armenian day school in northernCalifornia, one that not only provides academic excellence and a first-rate education, but also teaches its students the Armenian language, religion, culture, traditions, and history.

The KZV Benefit Banquet Committee served a first rate delectable dinner, held a silent auction featuring rugs from Eastern Anatolia and Karabagh, jewelry, and a painting by our very own resident artist, Norma Yaglijian.  Guests enjoyed a very interesting and thoroughly entertaining program, featuring an enlightening presentation on theKZVArmenianSchoolby Grace Andonian, Principal; along with group singing, Armenian dancing, and recitations by KZV students.  Yn. Anahit Ohanyan, accompanied by Araks Aghazarian on piano, captivated the audience with a mesmerizing and exquisite vocal performance of two beautiful and emotionally charged Armenian songs, Mesrob Mashdots, and Ov tu Keghetsik.  A rousing piano solo performance by Araks Aghazarian of Aram Khachaturian’s Toccata in E-flat minor brought everyone to their feet.