On March 27, 2010, the members, donors and supporters of the "Hayrenik" gathered at the Baghramian Hall in Montebello, California to celebrate the 18th anniversary of the establishment of "Hayrenik." (Friends of Armenia)
His Eminence Archbishop Vatche Hovsepian, His Grace Bishop Sebouh Chouljian, Primate of Gougark, Armenia and Rev. Archpriest Fr. Nareg Matarian, Parish Priest of Armenian Church in La Verne, were present at the celebration event.
The Master of Ceremonies was Dn. Hagop Dzerounian who introduced His Grace Bishop Sebouh Chouljian to address his message. The Primate of Gougark remembered how the members of "Hayrenik" provided support to Armenia during the tough economic times of the 1990s. Bishop Sebouh Chouljian expressed his gratitude to His Eminence Archbishop Vatche Hovsepian, His Eminence Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, Primate for their continuous support of Armenia.
Mr. Parunak Chelikian, Executive Member of Hayrenik, bestowed upon Bishop Sebouh Chouljian the "Hayrenik" gold medal.