Houston Area Saudi Aramco/ASC Retirees' Holiday Luncheon is scheduled for Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at the Royal Oaks Country Club.
Something very special is happening in March 2023. From March 1 – 14 hundreds of retired Aramco expatriate employees, and adults whose childhoods were spent in Aramco communities, will be coming to the 2023 KSA Expat Reunion being held in Dhahran in their honor.
Mention boarding to many people and they have visions of the mystical magical world of Harry Potter and Hogwarts; boarding today is now a world away from that image. Boarding houses are warm and inviting, a real home away from home, with comfortable bedrooms and well-equipped social areas.
Holden Thomas Denyer, son of Steven Denyer who attended Aramco schools at Dhahran, has graduated with honors from high school, and is now enrolled at the University of Maryland. Holden will pursue a career in Bio-Medical Engineering. Holden is the grandson of Al and Pat Denyer who lived in Dhahran and Ras Tanura from 1980 until 1990.
Diana Wilson Fenlon (Abqaiq and Ras Tanura 1972-2004) and Denny Fenlon (RT 1980-2004) are overjoyed to announce the birth of our first grandchild, Finn Geralt Johnson, in Dallas, TX on July 28, 2022. Parents are Rachael (Fenlon, RT) and Jeff Johnson.
Reilly Alice Denyer has graduated from the American School in the Hague. Reilly is the granddaughter of Al and Pat Denyer who resided in Dhahran and Ras Tanura from 1980 until 1990.
Fionn Scott, grandson of Irene and Brian Dean who lived in Ras Tanura from 1978-1987 and 1991-2001, graduated from Holy Rosary High School in Lloydminster, Canada on Friday, June 24, 2022 and received a scholarship to attend Lakeland College. His mother, Paula Scott (Dean), resided in Ras Tanura from 1978 to 1987.
The 2023 AramcoBrat Reunion will be held June 8, 2023 to June 12, 2023 at The Woodlands Resort in Texas! Reserve your rooms NOW! The Woodlands Resort calls itself “an oasis beneath the pines” – how perfect is that? Our Brat Oasis!
Save the date! The 8th UK Aramcons Reunion will be held June 1st - 4th or 8th -11th, 2023 (dependant on the selected venue), Southampton, Hampshire, UK.
All Russell Husted needed was an opportunity to learn. After just one year at Denver Academy, he says, “It opened up a life for me that the world was closing down.” Now an educator himself, Russell has made a career of opening up opportunities for other students.
Brenda Neal, Aramco 1979-1986, will celebrate her 72nd birthday on June 8th. Brenda lived in Dhahran with her family. She worked as a Resource Analyst in a Community Services Department. Her husband, Gary Neal, worked for Aramco as an Engineer. Gary passed away in 2016.
Brian and Susan Bahr are pleased to announce the graduations of daughter Victoria (Tori) Bahr and son Xander Bahr. Both children were born in Saudi Arabia. Brian worked for Aramco from 1992 to 2009.
Kayla Vivian Otoo, an 8th Grader with the Dhahran School and a member of the BSA Dhahran Troop One Scouting Program earned her Eagle Scouting Rank on 5/10/2022. Kayla Otoo joined the Scouting Program in the 6th Grade and has been working alongside other scouts for the past few years.
Please don't miss the boat. As our Hafla host writes to friends, "I hope that many of you who have not registered for the 2022 Hafla Cruise will do so early this week. It will be our first significant 'get-to-gather' in four years, and we do not want to forget our Aramco friends. We all lived, worked, and played together for many years.
Nicholas Reiersgard, DH 89-95 and 2003-2005, married Virginia London on April 1st, 2022 in Orlando, FL, where they make their home. Nicholas is the son of Dennis and Diane Reiersgard, DH 89-95 and 2003-2015.
Hurry, Hurry--It's time to sign up for our 2022 Hafla Cruise! Don't miss the boat--come join the fun and sign up now for the Hafla 2022 Cruise!! Get on the list so your friends can see you're coming. Have you checked out the features of our home for the 2022 Hafla, the Celebrity Summit? In keeping with the name, we will be treated like celebrities, and it will be so much fun to be with our Aramco friends!
Kim and Dave Shaner will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on March 24th. They were married in Vietnam in 1972. The couple lived in RasTanura, Abqaiq and Udhailiyah from 1978 to retirement in 2003.
A historical adventure novel by Kevin McNeill, an Aramco retiree, and his son, David, an Aramco Brat, is being released in March by Blackstone Publishing. We came to Dhahran in 1991, when I joined the Engineering Department. David and his older brother, Michael, attended Aramco schools in Dhahran until I retired in 2002.
After 40 years in the corporate communication and events industry, it is time to retire and enjoy family, friends and continued travels!
We are happy to confirm that Not the May Ball 3 will be held on September 3, 2022 at the Novotel Hotel London West in Hammersmith, London. This Event continues the tradition of the Dhahran Rugby Union Football Club (DRUFC) May Ball, one of the highlights of the Dhahran and AEA annual social calendar.