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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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About Daughters of Vartan

The Daughters of Vartan is an Armenian Sisterhood associated with the Knights of Vartan. It was organized in 1933, seventeen years after the founding of the Knights of Vartan. The first chapter was established on December 18, 1933 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Grand Council was established on May 25, 1941. At present, there are 19 Chapters of the Daughters of Vartan throughout the United States.

The Daughters of Vartan is an organization of women whose principles are based on Christian morality and good conduct. Its members are committed to contribute toward the intellectual development of Armenian women, cultivate nobility of character, perpetuate their cultural heritage, preserve the Armenian language, safeguard the sanctity of the Armenian home and nurture and promote ethnic values.

The Sisterhood of the Daughters of Vartan is a non-sectarian, non-political, and non-denominational organization, which emphasizes patriotism, discipline, self-sacrifice and faithfulness. It encourages self-improvement, self-respect and unselfish service to the Armenian people and mankind. It teaches the characteristic virtues of Armenian womanhood: integrity, devotion, compassion, humility, tenderness and love. It stresses belief in God and the Christian way of life, and loyalty to the government and constitution of the country of abode.