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.
The long-awaited OrlandoHafla2010 Reunion is finally here!
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.
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.
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.
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.
In 1932, a 37-year-old engineer employed by the Standard Oil Company of California (Socal) made a habit of climbing the highest point on the island of Bahrain, about 20 miles across the Persian Gulf from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
It’s been 17 years since Jo Watts left Saudi Arabia, but the former Aramcon is still playing in the mud. She has recently opened a pottery studio in Smithville, Texas; however, her path towards becoming an artist began long ago.
Materials compiled by the late Grace Burkholder, a teacher, and amateur archaeologist, will soon be available to researchers through the University Libraries Special Collections at Binghamton University.
Good Morning Ladies and Gentleman! I have to say, it is early….you can tell this was not planned by college students- because we would never organize anything at this hour! Regardless, I am both honored and humbled by this opportunity to share a few minutes with you this morning, representing not only Elon University but all of the universities selected for the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
Elon University has been named one of the nation’s top universities for community service, earning a Presidential Award in the first President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The University, chosen out of 514 that applied for this honor, was recognized for their exemplary overall service learning and outreach program.
The second day of the Saudi Aramco Annuitants Reunion was packed with fun. Golfers were out of bed early meeting in the hotel lobby at 7:00 a.m.. They were bussed to the Ledgestone Country Club for a "shotgun start" at 8:30 a.m. The tournament was scheduled to last until 2:00 p.m. For you golf enthusiasts, here are some entertaining facts about the Ledgestone Golf Course:
It was hard to believe how fast the time was flying when the third day of the reunion arrived. Among the day's activities were the Tennis Tournament, a continuation of the Social and Duplicate Bridge Tournaments and the Sideline Exhibits, or just a day of relaxation and beautification in preparation for the evening semi-formal banquet dinner.
With talk of hurricanes headed towards the south-east coast, it was not surprising that the weather was spotty at best. But with some stroke of luck, Monday's weather made way for both the golf and tennis tournaments.
A long-standing tradition, this year's reunion marked the 25th Biannual Saudi Aramco Annuitants Reunion and the 50th Anniversary of the reunions.