SAEEA Monthly Meeting for February 2012
SAEEA Monthly Meeting for January 2012
Frank Reilly is president of Reilly Financial Advisors, a La Mesa, Calif.-based investment-adviser firm. I work in a family business with my father, who started advising clients abroad thirty-seven years ago when his neighbors moved to the Middle East to work as schoolteachers.
Saudi Aramco’s King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture has joined hands with the Saudi Commission for Tourism & Antiquities (SCTA) to encourage the donation and return of Saudi Arabian archeological artifacts currently in private collections around the world. Saudi Aramco signed an agreement with the SCTA on Dec. 26 to cooperate in recovering valuable heritage artifacts.
SAEEA Monthly Meeting for December 2011
SAEEA - Strengthening Ties For Saudi Aramco Retirees and Their Families in Pakistan
SAEEA Monthly Meeting for November 2011
Saudi Aramco has passed another environmental milestone with the publication of the Marine Atlas of the Western Arabian Gulf. The atlas is the first of its kind in the Kingdom and offers a unique window into the diverse, rich marine and coastal environments of the Arabian Gulf.
SAEEA Monthly Meeting for October 2011
SAEEA's Anniversary and Eid Milan Luncheon
September Meeting of SAEEA
Benny and Carol Cespedes were visiting Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, famous for its now-rebuilt Stari Most bridge between religious communities, this spring when their home in Austin, Texas, burned in a wildfire.
Following the relaunch of Aramco ExPats, you might have noticed a new feature on our homepage. The Speakers Bureau is an educational resource that will allow Aramcons to share information about the rich history, culture, and industry of Saudi Arabia with their communities at home.
On Sunday, July 10, 2011, members of the Unitarian/Universalist Church of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas presented a program discussing the history, geography, religion, and politics of the Middle East.
August Meeting of SAEEA
I first arrived in Saudi Arabia in 1946 with my parents, Gerry and Dolores Kennedy (Badge #125), and two siblings, Mollie and Terry. I was one of the 13 kids in Ras Tanura who opened the school in 1946 in the old Mess Hall with Mr. Sam Whipple as teacher and principal.
When Michael Canady retired, he returned to his hometown of Chicago, bought half a flower shop and set up a chocolate company. Now he’s teaching as well as making delicious truffles, pralines and bark.
In 1983, I went on a weekend trip with the Jeddah Square Dance Club, "The Red Sea Squares," to Dhahran to attend a hoedown.
For the past nine years, the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, in conjunction with the Joseph J. Malone Fellowship in Arab and Islamic Studies, has offered American professionals in academia, government, the military, non-governmental organizations, business, religious institutions, the media, civic associations, the fine arts, humanities, and the social sciences a chance to explore Oman.
Reilly Financial Advisors (RFA) is the only U.S. wealth management firm dedicated to serving the needs of the American expatriate community of Aramco. As CEO, Don Reilly's son, Frank, prepares to assume more comprehensive leadership of the firm. We asked Don to reminisce about his more than a third of a century of service.