The concept of “reunion” is not as simple as it first appears. Witness the remarkable 2nd KSA Expatriate Saudi Aramco Reunion, which unrolled March 9-19, the latest I’ve been honored to attend in a chain of company-linked gatherings that now spans 62 years.
Along with visits to residential camps, ExPats and Brats at the 2009 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia reunion visited some of the beautiful sites throughout the country.
Since its inception in 1999, Saudi Arabia Day has become an important event that celebrates the Paul J. Nance Collection; the growing connections between UCM, Saudi Arabia and the Middle East; and UCM’s longstanding belief in international education.
I would like to share with you an unforgettable event which will bring back wonderful memories to some Udhailiyah residents and to many others who helped make this event a success story. Date of event: May 2nd, 2002 - Location: Udhailiyah Camp, West Flank.
I must say I had a great time at the Aramco Reunion in Las Vegas. Being able to meet with current clients, old friends and acquaintances who I have come to know during my visits to the Kingdom over the past 34 years, was a pleasure.
On Wednesday, October 1st, the final night of the 2008 Annuitant Reunion, Jabal Las Vegas, 1,000+ attendees gathered for the traditional Gala Festival at Paris Hotel and Casino. Pre-dinner activities once again included a cocktail hour with a formal photo opportunity to help commemorate this year’s reunion with your closest Aramcon friends.
So life goes on; one chapter ends and another begins. Since our arrival, we had been going at a pretty fast and exciting clip, especially while the kids were there, but on reflection, at that time, we didn't think it was nearly as nice as it had been when we lived there 19 years earlier.
Mollie Kennedy Brooks cried. Steve Furman sported a mile-wide grin. And Caryll Hayden Goodale fainted. Those were just a few of the reactions of the 29 “kids” who shook hands with King Abdullah ibn ‘Abd al-‘Aziz onMay 20 in Dhahran, 61 years after meeting his father, King ‘Abd al-‘Aziz, at almost exactly the same spot.
The Really Old Old-Timers Reunion was held in the Spanish restaurant, El Patio Español in San Francisco on Sunday, April 20th.
Sheri (MH Wahba) Anderson sent us this wonderful photo of her Dhahran Girl Scout troop, taken in the late 50s or early 60s.
Tim Barger, son of former Aramco President & CEO, Thomas C. Barger, was invited, along with 30 other children of early Aramco employees who also grew up in the Kingdom, to help celebrate the company’s 75th Anniversary. On May 20th, at a dinner hosted by Saudi Aramco President and CEO Abdullah Jum’ah, Tim gave a speech about his experience growing up as an American youth in Saudi Arabia. He has given us permission to share his words on Aramco ExPats.
Saudi Aramco celebrates 75 Years of Excellence at the Grand Event Tuesday, May 21st. Saudi Arabia's beloved King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, the sixth king of Saudi Arabia, visited Dhahran to take part in Saudi Aramco’s 75th anniversary celebrations.
In Nabeul, even the butcher shops are decorated with multicolored tiles. A hugely oversized, colorfully glazed jar rises in the center of the city's main traffic circle, making it clear that Nabeul is all about pottery. Walk the streets and you'll think you've stumbled into an outlet mall devoted to pottery and ceramics.
In late 1948, when young Amy Ward was visiting her parents’ home in Short Hills, N.J., her father suggested that she apply for a job at Aramco, whose predecessor Casoc (the California Arabian Standard Oil Company) he’d known many years before.
DHAHRAN, January 02, 2008 -- More than 230 national and international professionals representing the oil and gas, petrochemical and water industries, as well as academia, discussed topics in corrosion and materials failures at the 2007 Materials Engineering and Corrosion Control (ME&CC) Technical Exchange Meeting.
The Udhailiyah Jebel Dining Hall was elaborately decorated with a Latin theme June 21 in honor of the Latin Fiesta Night thrown there. The fun-filled evening included Piñata for the young and dancing to Latino beats for the old(er).
One soggy afternoon in late 1935, a stranger stepped out of the rain into the lobby of Superior Oil’s west coast headquarters in Los Angeles, Calif. 'Joe Mountain to see Russ Gerow,' he announced.
Karen and Albert Fallon will host the next Saudi Aramco Annuitant's Reunion which will be held in Las Vegas at the Paris Hotel and Casino, right on the heart of the Strip.