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Triple X Fraternity

The Triple X Fraternity organization has a long history as a non-political, non-religious, Fraternity of Armenian Brothers. Formed in 1918 by a group of young Armenian students at Fresno High School, who were tired of being restricted from participating in other clubs. Calling themselves the Triple X, choosing the Roman numeral 30 “XXX”, for both name and group size for recruitment purposes. Bringing together Trexmen, along with families and friends, for public service, charitable works, fellowship, and fun. In 1928 the Los Angeles and Golden Gate Chapters were founded, creating the need for a Grand Chapter formed in April of 1928.

Orange County Chapter

The Orange County Chapter was founded August 31, 1975, in Newport Beach, by seven Los Angeles Chapter Brothers, all of whom held office the first year. Starting with thirty-six members we have grown to over eighty members dedicated to fraternalism, brotherhood, and service. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month, at the Elks-Lodge #794 in Santa Ana, any visiting brothers from other chapters are welcome.


Master and Director – Z. Harry Astor
Junior Master and Director – Kurken Kazarian
Corresponding Secretary – Haig Jamgotchian
Sergeant at Arms – Ron Krajian
Recording Secretary – Dickran Boranian
Treasurer – George Thomas
Directors – Bob Kazarian, Ed Garakian, and Gary Malazian

Our five Past Grand Masters (PGM)
PGM Z. Harry Astor
PGM Haig Jamgotchian
PGM Bob Juskalian
PGM Archie Cholakian
PGM Harold Bazarian


Orange County Chapter Officers
Master – Brent Melkesian
Jr. Master – Al Adams
Treasurer – PGM Harold Bazarian
Recording Secretary – Nairi Bagdagulyan
Corresponding Secretary – Jonathan Chortanian
Sargent of Arms – Terry Hanoian

Board of Directors
George Ampagoomian
Ara Malazian
Wayne Najarian
Don Kazarian
Robert Harutunian
Brian Melkesian

Frequent Questions


Armenian American Sports Hall of Fame – established by the Triple X Fraternity
Ararat Home  – providing assistance and care facilities for the Armenian community
Armenian Immigration Project – to North America through the 1930s: Compilation of Sources (Armenian Weekly)
Armenian Eye Care Institute  ⓘ ⓣ – making quality eye care accessible in Armenia
Children’s Hospital of OC (CHOC) ⓕ ⓘ ⓣ – providing medical care to children, a UCI affiliate
Orange County Rescue Mission ⓕ ⓘ ⓣ – providing assistance and independent living guide
Orangewood Home ⓕ ⓘ ⓣ – for abused children, foster and community youth services
Kef Time Band ⓕ ⓘ ⓣ – next generation of traditional Armenian musicians, the Kef Time Legacy Band
Western Diocese ⓕ ⓣ • Parishes · St.Mary ⓕ ⓘ · St.James ⓕ ⓘ · St.Gregory ⓕ ⓣ · St.Peter ⓕ ⓘ •
Hye Camp ⓕ ⓘ • Holy Cross ⓕ ⓘ • Eastern Diocese ⓕ ⓘ ⓣ • B&S · Vemkar

Other Chapters

Triple X18 100 years of Brotherhood.mp4
Grand Chapter28
Golden Gate28
  San Francisco
 · Alameda · Italian American Hall
 · Los Altos
 · 630 S. Argyle Ave, Fresno
  P.O. Box 8580, Fresno
  128 Mineral King Ave, Visalia
Los Angeles28
 · Mission Hills · Ararat home · Jrs35
San Gabriel Valley23 · San Gabriel Valley
Orange County75
  Santa Ana · Elks#794/3rdWed
Palm Desert98
 · Coachella Valley
San Diego75
 · San Diego · Panini Kabob Grill
Las Vegas96
 · Las Vegas-NV · Shish Kebab House


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