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.
Some big players in the world economy visited the Khurais Field on Oct. 16 to learn about Saudi Aramco’s role in energy security.
Greetings! Having just returned from the recent Aramco Expatriate Reunion in Orlando, Florida, we wanted to just say how lovely it was to see many of you!
To all Orlando Hafla 2010 Attendees: First of all let me thank you from the bottom of my heart for coming to the Reunion. You all made it happen, you all contributed to its success. The committee chairs, the committee members were fantastic; you all did such a marvelous job, that I just wasn't needed.
The following document explains how the newly formed Saudi Aramco Annuitants Biennial Hafla Organizing Committee will oversee and help with all future Annuitants Reunions.
At Aramco Annuitant Reunions, there's rarely a moment of boredom. In between athletic tournaments, sociable card games, and delightful meals for mingling with old friends, you always have someone new to meet and something exciting to see at the Sidelines Suq. The Suq at the 2010 Annuitants Reunion in Orlando, Florida was no exception.
A total of 386 retirees, family members and friends attended the 27th Saudi Aramco Annuitants Reunion, Orlando “Hafla” 2010, held Oct. 1-4. The Florida get together lived up to its name, turning out to be a dandy “family” gathering.
In the closing days of WWII, a camel left Hofuf bearing an unusual load. In one saddlebag it carried a tiny chestnut colt; in the other was a 55-gallon oil drum filled with water. The colt was gift from Amir Sa‘ud ibn Jiluwi, governor of the Eastern Province, to six-year-old Stevie Furman…
The long-awaited OrlandoHafla2010 Reunion is finally here!
On a bright, early Thursday morning in November 2009, seven library students joined me in passing out 225 gift packages containing a couple pairs of work socks or a winter cap to the contract workers of Udhailiyah.