ENCINO, CA – The San Fernando Valley ARF Center Social Committee took the initiative of having a Dinner and Wine Tasting evening at “Terrace” restaurant in Encino on Thursday, August 4, 2022.
A capacity crowd of more than 180 community members had a memorable evening, with an exceptional dinner and wine, and the performance of revolutionary songs by popular singer Hovanes Balian.
At the very beginning of the event, a moment of silence was observed in memory of soldiers martyred in the last few days of fighting in Artsakh.
On behalf of the organizing committee Sarkis Semerjian and ARF Rosdom Gomide Chairperson Raffi Sarkissian explained the urgency of the developing situation in Armenia and Artsakh.
Among the guests was the chairperson of the ARF France Central Committee, Hratch Varjabedian, members of the ARF Western United States Central Committee, as well as members of the Armenian Relief Society Western United States Central Executive.
Hovig Saliba of the ARF Western United States Central Committee was the master of ceremonies for the evening and helped create a singularly patriotic atmosphere, reminding attendees of how critical the situation is in Armenia and Artsakh and the urgent need to show our support.
A large number of donations were made both to support the ARF San Fernando Valley Center and efforts to assist political prisoners in Armenia.
One of the highlights of the evening was the show of support, when all present stood up and with their upright fists promised to keep the fight against the traitorous policies of the Pashinyan regime.