Ararat Chapter’s Heritage Center
A Special Project in the Works!
2018 marks the 40th Anniversary of the founding of Glendale “Ararat” Chapter in 1978. It also coincides with Homenetmen’s Centennial celebrations worldwide.
Through these 40 years, our Chapter has achieved many successes and has endured multiple challenges. As a member and supporter you have been part of our Chapter’s history and have invested significant time and effort helping the Chapter achieve its current respected position in the community and in the Homenetmen Family worldwide, with substantial physical assets and significant human capital. Ararat Chapter has nurtured, educated and trained tens of thousands of youth who have gone on to hold leadership positions in our community.
We are delighted to announce the launching of Ararat Chapter’s Heritage Center Project. This Center, located in the second floor reception area of the Main Campus, will be a modern multi-media repository with permanent and evolving exhibits of Chapter’s history and accomplishments. The project was initiated by the Chapter Executive Board and is underway through the efforts of a special committee. While the preservation of Ararat Chapter’s history is a key goal, a key objective of the project is to create a one of a kind, attractive and practical experience targeting both members and non-members. Special attention is paid to ensure a hands-on and interactive format where the youth can benefit from this enriching and educational experience.
We are proud to announce that the Ararat Chapter Heritage Center will be named in honor of the late Yeghpayr Sevak Saginian, whose key contributions to the founding and survival of Ararat Chapter in its initial precarious years were undeniably priceless.
The Heritage Center is planned to be opened in Fall/Winter of 2018, as part of Chapter’s 40th Anniversary and Homenetmen’s Centennial celebration programs.