By Aram Arkun
WATERTOWN – The Ararat Lodge of the Knights of Vartan recognize leadership in the Armenian community and in their own organizations through an annual awards dinner. This year it will take place at the Oakley Country Club in Watertown on Friday, November 6.
To add to the commemorative aspect, the previous year’s award recipients will this year be presenting the new awards. Lisa Kradjian of San Diego, Avak Dirouhie of the Daughters of Vartan, will take part in the program. At the end of the evening, there will be music and dancing provided by DJ Argishti (Chaparian).
James Kalustian will be honored as Vartan Mamigonian Man of the Year. He is president of the Armenian Heritage Foundation, member of the Supreme Religious Council of the Church of Armenia, chairman of the Diocesan Council of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern), and active in many other Armenian-American organizations, while professionally, he founds and helps to scale entrepreneurial health care services and technology businesses.