Rick and Rianne Chimblo, hosts of this year's Saudi Aramco Annuitants Reunion - Hafla 2012 - could not have chosen a more beautiful setting for the reunion retreat. The JW Marriot Tucson Starr Pass Resort and Spa is nestled within 50 acres of lush land across the Tucson Mountain Park.
Janny Slotboom (Tapline 1965-1980 and Ras Tanura 1980-1990) will celebrate a milestone birthday on November 9th, 2012. She will turn 80 and her daughters Monique and Arleen want to do something special for her. They would like to present Janny with birthday cards from all her Aramco ExPats friends.
Petra: A Brief History by David W. Tschanz, is an easy-to-read, popular history of one of the world’s most fabled cities and the mysterious people who built it. This is the ideal book for anyone who wants to know the entire story behind the "rose red city half as old as time," and the little known Nabataeans, who carved Petra from the living rock of Jordan's Sharah Mountains.
In September 2011, a massive wildfire scorched 34,000 acres in Bastrop, Texas destroying 550 homes (Read More). Among those unfortunate home owners were Aramco annuitants Jay and Karen Holland.
Do you understand your ARAMCO Savings and/or Retirement Plans? Have you met with Reilly Financial Advisors yet?
In the late 1940s and early 1950s Dhahran, Saudi Arabia was a bare bones oil town in the middle of nothing but desert, a very different place then the Dhahran of today. There were no trees or lawns, no radio or television, and few amenities beyond the recreation center.
Mr. Kirk Peterson has been teaching at Udhailiyah School for the past 10 years. He had the opportunity to travel to the Philippines this past December during the winter break. He worked in the Philippines for two years in the mid-1970’s when he was 19 years old.
Frank Reilly is president of Reilly Financial Advisors, a La Mesa, Calif.-based investment-adviser firm. I work in a family business with my father, who started advising clients abroad thirty-seven years ago when his neighbors moved to the Middle East to work as schoolteachers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.