The moment you have been waiting for has arrived! Yep, after months of negotiations, your intrepid reunion committee is excited to announce that our group room reservations are now open at Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort.
Come join us at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort to celebrate our friendships--those from our Aramco days and the new ones we will make in September. Tell your friends to book their rooms at the Hyatt ASAP and complete their Hafla Registration Forms ASAP as well.
Many of you may recognize this photo of Jeffrey of Arabia. Jeffrey Jaszczak was just 11 years old when the photo was taken. He lived in Dhahran behind the snack bar and then on Hufuf in Dhahran Hills when the photo was selected for a promotional ad for Aramco in the 80's.
This past March 16th, 2018, Grace and Bob Banta celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary aboard the cruise ship, Caribbean Princess, by reenacting the wedding ceremony and by renewing their vows.
It is with great pleasure that Rais Akhtar announces the birth of his grandchildren, a boy and a girl, born to his daughter, Wasiqa, on April 11, 2018.
After spending several years in Abqaiq, Shirley and Cornell retired to Mableton, Georgia. They arrived in the “Friendly City” in 1980 and retired in 2012. While living in Abqaiq, they were involved in the Boy and Girl Scouts, Little League Baseball, the Abqaiq School and the SEAE.
“Life takes you unexpected places, love brings you home.” – Melissa McClone. With planning well and truly underway for the next KSA Saudi Aramco Annuitants Reunion in March 2019, the big question is “why should I return?”
Andrea Kopczynski Peterson, daughter of Barbara and Ed Kopczynski, is suffering from Scleroderma, a rare autoimmune disease. Andrea grew up in Ras Tanura and Dhahran along with her sister Erica and brother Patrick who died in 2010 and whose two children Andrea and her husband Craig have taken in to raise as their own along with their four children.
See the February 5, 2018 list of registrations at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa. When your Austin Hafla 2018 Registration forms and payment are received, you become an official attendee. See you in September!
Austin Hafla 2018 may be less than 8 months away, but it feels as though it's just around the corner. We hope you will join us for a great time at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa this September.
Saudi Aramco Expatriate Schools is conducting an alumni survey. If you are an alumnus, your participation would be appreciated. If you are not an alumnus but know someone who is, it would be helpful if you passed this survey along.
Aramco Annuitants Mohammad Riaz Baig, Badge #73629, and Aasia K. Baig are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Aneesa R. Baig, to Adeel Izhar Javed on August 19, 2017, in Northern Virginia. Guests from the UK, France, and Pakistan graced the event making it a large family and friends reunion too.
Aramco Annuitants Dave and Kim Shaner are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Rachel Shaner, to Cliff Folsom on October 07, 2017 in New Orleans, LA. The couple now resides in The Woodlands, Texas.
Several Saudi Aramco Annuitants reunite at Katherine Lavenue and Christopher Morrow’s wedding, July 15, 2017, in Oklahoma City.
Daughter, Lisa Rich Hunter, shares the announcement of her mother Marion Rich DeFord's upcoming 90th birthday on November 6, 2017. On behalf of all Aramco ExPats, we wish Marion a very happy birthday.
Jacob Chingo Swayne graduated from Osan American High School - DoDEA at the Osan Air Base in South Korea. The commencement ceremony was held on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. On the Monday night preceding the ceremony, the 2017 graduating class of 33 students and their families were treated to a buffet dinner hosted by OAHS.
Brooke JoLynn Riendeau was born April 4, 2017, and welcomed into the family by her big brother Dage who is very excited to have a new baby sister.
Save the date! The 31st Saudi Aramco Annuitants Reunion, AUSTIN HAFLA 2018, will be held in Austin, Texas September 15 – 19, 2018.
Sterling was awarded his Juris Doctor degree, Cum Laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia, on May 21, 2016.
The Archives team of the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture in Dhahran is seeking volunteers to participate in filmed oral-history interviews at the Annuitants Reunion in Monterey on Oct. 24-26.