Brother Ed Minasian who wanted to form another chapter in the East Bay for the newly growing Contra Costa County first conceived a Mt Diablo chapter in 1973. Through 3 rejections from the Grand Chapter, the persistence of this newly formed group of 25 men, including some Brothers of Golden Gate and Oakland, Mt Diablo eventually got their Charter on May 24, 1975. The first and most legendary event was the Bara Hantes which included shish kebab dinner and live Armenian Music atracted people from all over the Bay area and paved the way for member growth and several future socials. Mt Diablo has held 2 successful conventions and several social events throughout the years. Mt Diablo is proud of our Past Grand Master, Brother Shavarsh Hazarabedian, and 5 Brothers who have served on the Grand Chapter.