The Armenian Youth Federation Western United States Garo Madenlian Public Affairs Office announced Monday that over 700 AYF members, supporters, and friends gathered on March 27th to celebrate the 71st anniversary of the AYF.
Entertainment for the celebration-dinner dance, held at the Pasadena Armenian Center, was provided by Harout Pamboukjian and Karnig Sarkissian.
The dinner dance not only served the purpose of celebrating the AYFís 71st anniversary, but also as the AYF Central Executiveís annual fundraiser. Proceeds from the evening as well as contributions from supporters will be used to fund the AYFís upcoming Armenian Genocide recognition activities including the annual AYF protest at the Turkish Consulate.
“We are encouraged and motivated by the numerous donations and large turnout of the evening,” said Vicken Sosikian, chairman of the AYF Western Region. “Our 71st anniversary is a celebration of our past accomplishments and a reaffirmation of our pledge to work for the Armenian Cause, with renewed strength and determination,” said Sosikian.