Welcome to the Los Angeles Chapter Chapter of the Triple X Fraternity. This year’s officers include Brothers Derik Ghookasian, Master; Gary DerGazarian, Junior Master; Ara Ishkhanian, Recording Secretary; Boghos Patatian, Corresponding Secretary; Stephen Arakelian, Treasurer; and Ed Constantian, Sergeant of Arms.
The 2021/2022 Officers taking charge in September 2021 are as follows: Gary DerGazarian, Master; Sam Donebedian, Junior Master; Jeff Bogosian, Recording Secretary; Boghos Patatian, Corresponding Secretary; Ed Constantian, Treasurer; and , Vahe Devian, Sergeant of Arms.
2021-2022 Los Angeles Chapter Contact – Boghos Patatian
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A little about us – The Los Angeles Chapter joins with its sister chapters in congratulating all Trexmen in the survival and vitality of the Fraternity, and looks forward to continued social and fraternal success.
The Los Angeles Chapter has been proud to host numerous Conventions over the years, and has graciously lent many of its leaders to guide this Fraternity as Grand Master, namely Bros. Mardie J. Bakjian, Paul Bozajian, Henry Zakian, Andy Bakjian, Heront Jay Julian, Herb Elmassian, Joe Kellejian, Sr., Ray Hovey, Joe Zorigian, Aram Poladian, J. Gregory Avedesian, David Maseredjian, Mel Shanoian, Nick Nigosaian, Jeff Hazarian, Vaughn Vartanian, and John Casparian.
July 2021 was the first in person, regular meeting of the Los Angeles Chapter since February 2020. Help at KoKo’s Restaurant in the San Fernando Valley, it was also the first meeting not held at the Ararat Armenian Home in several years. Our first in person activities was in June 2021 with our family picnic, along with the Stagget held in Solvang, with brothers and their wives enjoying a weekend of wine, golf, good food and fellowship. The brothers also sponsored a Junior Chapter recruiting event in June at Brother and Grand Secretary Mike Surmeian’s home. Eight new junior members were recruited with several other candidates identified. These candidates were both legacy and non legacy young men enthusiastic about Triple X.
2021 Armenian Open
The 2021 Armenian Open Golf Tournament was held on August 16, 2021 at the Calabasas Country Club. The event was a charity event to $8800.00 for the Armenian Wounded Heroes Fund. The weather was perfect on this beautifully groomed golf course in the Santa Monica Mountains adjacent to the former Calabasas Stables where the original National Velvet was filmed with none other than “Liz” Taylor. The tournament was open to all and included a putting contest, various incentive games along the course, and a fabulous Mezza prepared by the wives. The event was managed and executed by many Los Angeles Brothers that served as coordinators, event setup and tear down, registration, course marshals, photographers, and drink boys. Special thanks to the Chair Brothers on this event, Brothers John Casparian, Jeff Hazarian, Zareh Mitilian, Art Avazian, and Steve Chelebian. A very special thanks to Janice Casparian and the other wives of brothers that help coordinate and maintain the Mezza. Low gross winners of the Flights A, B, and C received the new Jimmy Gondjian Trophies in likeness of our brother. Winners of our tournament are as follows:
Overall Low Gross – Daniel Gordan
Senior LA Trexman Low Gross – Matt Matoesian Senior LA Trexman Low Net – Steve Papazian
Flight A 1st place – Jason Barmasse Flight A 2nd Place – Ron Aivazian
Flight B 1st place – Tony Gamboa Flight B 2nd Place – Nathan Stark
Flight C 1st place – Kevin Artinian Flight C 2nd place – Kevin Kevorkian
Blind Bogey 1st place – Nick Mikaelian Blind Bogey 2nd place – Vasken Gourdikian
Scotch and Strikes
In July, the chapter held its first Scotch and Strikes recruiting event. Members and guests were treated to exquisite scotches, food and drink along with and evening at the home of one of our brothers. We look forward to a more normalized year of many socials and gatherings. A few photos are shown here with more in the photo album section.
Instituted by Brother Shant DerGazarian, the Los Angeles Triple X has been routinely conducting wellness hikes on Saturdays for brothers, wives and families. The first of these were in the San Gabriel Mountains followed by the Santa Monica Mountains. The most recent walk was sponsored by Brother Jeff Bogosian and was conducted on July 24th along the Pacific Ocean on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The walk started at Trump National Golf Course and followed the public trail to the Portuguese Bend Beach Club where lunch was provided by Brother Richard Taminosian. Fun was had by all!
On June 27th, the chapter hosted its annual Family Picnic and Verdugo Park. Food, Softball, and lots of fellowship for all the families that attended! This year was particularly well attended in the release of all our brothers and their families from the captivating COVID-19 solitude.
The chapter had its last in person meeting in March of 2020 with all the fun and circumstance that is expected in our chapter. Since that time we have had are regular first Wednesday of the month meeting on ZOOM often having over 50 brothers joining in. Its funny that we now see a number of brothers on zoom that we do not regularly see in person!! Hope we call all get together soon. In regards to events we had to cancel our spring, summer, and fall events due to COVID-19 including our Stagette, Standup Comedy Night, Wives Night Out, Day at the Races, Family Picnic, as well as our upcoming support of the Ararat Picnic, Mens Stag, Installation Banquet, Gin Night, and Christmas Party. Lets hope we can all get back on track in 2020.
2019 saw the return of a beloved event – the Dinky Creek outing! Brother Gary Dergazarian was key in restarting this tradition. The event was attended by brothers from many chapters including Los Angeles. The following photos say it all!
2019 STAGETTE – SOLVANG
Another groundbreaking event! – a spring stag, and wait for it, with our significant others making it a STAGETTE! Brothers and their wives enjoyed a weekend of golf, wine tasting, great food and fellowship – what else can we ask for! March 20-23 was the first of many to come.
2019 MIDTERM CONVENTION – VISALIA
A strong showing at the Midterm convention with PGM Mel Shanoian, Brother Tev Eminian, and Brother Mike Kourtjian receiving golfing awards during the Midterm Meeting from Grand Master Gregg Chorbadjian.
BINGO AND FAMILY GAME DAY – 2019
Brother Shant Dergazarian is the all time Bingo Winner! Dont spend it all in one place Shant!
2018 CENTENNIAL CONVENTION – FRESNO
The 100 year celebration of the Triple X Fraternity occurred at the 89th Annual Convention hosted by the Fresno, Selma, and Sequoia Chapters of our fraternity. Thirty Nine members of the Los Angeles Chapter attended the convention along with their families resulting in a participation of over 52 persons from our fraternal family in Los Angeles. Highlights of Convention included the Los Angeles Chapter receiving the Chapter of the Year trophy as received by Master Michael Mooradian from Grand Master Gregg Chorbadjian.
2019 CHAPTER MEETING BBQ
2019 ARMENIAN OPEN GOLF TOURNAMENT
Brothers getting ready to Tee Off!
2018 Ararat Picnic