Weekend of Festivities to Include Leo Sarkisian Internship Program 30th Reunion; Celebration of Expanded Grassroots Advocacy in Support of Artsakh
WASHINGTON, DC — Armenian Americans throughout the Eastern U.S. will be joining together in the nation’s capital to salute expanding Armenian American activism at the 10th annual Armenian National Committee of America Eastern Region (ANCA-ER) Banquet, to be held on Saturday, December 3rd.
This year, the banquet – “We Are #ArtsakhStrong” – will focus on the ANCA’s ongoing efforts in support of the status, security, and development of the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh, as Artsakh marks the 25th anniversary of its independence.
“We look forward to bringing the ANCA-ER Banquet to our nation’s capital, building on a decade of successful events held throughout the Eastern US and Midwest, as we celebrate our unwavering commitment to Artsakh freedom,” said ANCA Eastern Region Chairman Steve Mesrobian. “Our committee is working hard to organize an unforgettable weekend dedicated to the committed and passionate community advocates who volunteer tirelessly – year in – year out – to advance pro-Artsakh and broad range of Armenian American priorities.”
The banquet, sponsored by the ANCA Eastern Region Endowment Fund, will begin with an elegant cocktail reception and silent auction at 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner and awards ceremony at 7:30 p.m. The event will take place at the prestigious Westin Arlington Gateway located at 801 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22203. For details and hotel reservations, call 1 (800) 937-8461 and reference “ANCA” to get the reduced rate of $109/night (including 2 breakfast vouchers) for the rooms.
This year’s banquet will feature additional weekend activities, including a 30th anniversary reunion for the Leo Sarkisian Internship Program and a reunion for the Capital Gateway Program alumni. The reunion, which coincides with the annual ANCA Christmas Party will take place on Friday, December 2nd at the Aramian House located at 1620 T St NW, Washington, DC. To RSVP, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/294382057614997/
“As a proud Leo Sarkisian Internship alumnus, I look forward to connecting with fellow participants, sharing memories of programs past, and learning more about their efforts to advance Hye Tahd in their communities,” said ANCA ER Board Member Armen Sahakyan, Class of 2012.
Award recipients for the 2016 ANCA Eastern Region Annual Banquet will be announced in the coming days. For tickets, donations, and additional information please visit er.anca.org/banquet. The hashtag #ERbanquet will be used in social media for posts, pictures, and announcements.
The ANCA Eastern Region Endowment Fund is a 501(c)(3) charitable and educational organization that supports the ANCA Eastern Region in outreach to Armenian-American communities.