SOAR - Sacramento Chapter

Sacramento became part of the SOAR family in November 2013. The first Armenians who settled in Sacramento came from Fresno in 1919. They were Mr. and Mrs. Arshag Sarkisian and family. In January 1929, a group of women organized the Ladies’ Aid Society of the Armenian Apostolic Church. One year later, Bishop Karekin Khachaturian, the first Primate of the Armenian Churches in California, visited Sacramento and celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Episcopal Church. On May 10, 1953, the consecration of St. James Armenian Church in Sacramento took place. This gave Armenians a permanent spiritual and social center in the capital of California.

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Board of Directors:

Elvira SoghomoniansElvira Soghomonians

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Anita Carapiet

Anita Carapiet, a middle school teacher, has been teaching in the Sacramento School District for 16 years. She teaches basic computer classes, yearbook, and video production. She was born in London, England, but has spent the majority of her life in the Northern California area. In 2002 she ventured to Armenia and adopted 5 month old Emma. Emma in now 8 years old and a beautiful young lady who loves the outdoors like her mama.

Lusine Sarkisyan

Lusine "Lucy" Sarkisyan was born and raised in Yerevan, Armenia until 1996 when she and her family immigrated to the United States. Lusine graduated from the University of California, Davis with Bachelors Degrees in Economics and Spanish. She is currently pursuing her Juris Doctor at Lincoln Law School of Sacramento with the hopes of making an impact within her community.

Lusine is excited to be part of the SOAR team and ready to take on the challenges that may come as the SOAR-Sacramento Chapter establishes itself within the greater Sacramento community and moves forward in its humanitarian efforts to serve the orphaned children of Armenia.

Lily Lapayan

Lilit Lily Lapayan was born in Shahumian Armenia and raised in Sacramento. Lily has been working for Bank of America since 2003. In 2008, she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management and is currently perusing her Masters Degree in Human Resources. Lily is a wife and a mother of two beautiful girls, Isabelle and Jenna. Lily is passionate about making a difference in a child's life.

Araxia ManukyanAraxia Manukyan

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Arlen SoghomoniansArlen Soghomonians

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