ANCA-ER Banquet Comes to the Midwest for First Time since Inception
DETROIT, Mich.—Armenian Americans throughout the Eastern U.S.—especially from the Midwest—will be joining together to celebrate a year of civic activism at the 9th annual Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) Eastern Region Banquet, to be held on Sat., Nov. 14, in Detroit.
“After eight years of successful events hosted in our East Coast communities, we look forward to bringing the ANCA-ER Banquet to the Midwest for the first time in its history. The banquet will spotlight our grassroots activism and the expansion of a broad range of ANCA-ER projects,” said ANCA Eastern Region Chairman Steve Mesrobian. “Our banquet committee is working hard to organize an unforgettable evening dedicated to the committed and passionate community advocates who work tirelessly day and night organizing Armenian Genocide Centennial commemorations, Baku and Sumgait pogrom vigils, fighting for Artsakh’s freedom, and much more.”
The banquet, sponsored by the ANCA Eastern Region Endowment Fund, will begin with an elegant cocktail reception and silent auction at 5 p.m., followed by dinner and awards ceremony at 6 p.m. The event will take place in the heart of Detroit at the prestigious Westin Book Cadillac Hotel located at 1114 Washington Blvd. in Detroit.
ANCA-ER Board member and Banquet Committee co-chair Dr. Hovig Kouyoumdjian noted, “The Armenian Cause has propelled and gained new dimensions of joining the efforts of Armenians from the entire world. Hosting the 9th Armenian National Committee of America-Eastern Region banquet in the Midwest region, and especially Detroit, is a clear message of renewed determination and persistent progress to face the next challenges of the Armenian nation.”
This year’s theme for the banquet is moving beyond the Centennial commemoration of the Armenian Genocide, recognizing all the success attained as part of this grand effort and focusing on the work that still lies ahead to achieve full and just resolution for this international crime. “Yesterday, today, and beyond our work continues,” said ANCA-ER Board member Tsoleen Sarian. “Building upon the knowledge and experience of the past century, we look ahead to redoubling our efforts to advocate for the Armenian Cause. Our march to justice carries on.”
Award recipients for the 2015 ANCA Eastern Region Annual Banquet will be announced in the coming days. Additional information is available at www.anca.org/erbanquet. The hashtag #ERbanquet will be used in social media for posts, pictures, and announcements.
For details on hotel reservations, call 1-800-241-3333 and reference “ANCA” to get the reduced rate of $149/night for the rooms.
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.