2004 Annuitants Reunion - Day 1

2004 Annuitants Reunion - Day 1

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Although the reunion was scheduled to begin Saturday, August 28, some of us arrived early to the beautiful Pinehurst Resort only to wait with anticipation for the arrival of our friends. To pass the time, we took a leisurely walk along one of the Resort's eight nationally ranked golf courses, then meandered into the small village of Pinehurst filled with specialty shops and restaurants.

Join Us for the Saudi Aramco 2004 Annuitants Reunion

Join Us for the Saudi Aramco 2004 Annuitants Reunion

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Visit aramcoexpats.com from August 28th through 31st for coverage of four fun-filled days of familiar faces, friendship, and memories at the Saudi Aramco 2004 Annuitants Reunion in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

Houston Educators' Visit - Day 6

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The Kingdom School is a modern K-12 school designed as a showcase of educational innovation in both the kingdom and the region.  The chief mission for the school is to attract the best and brightest students.  Innovative planning guides the futuristic institution in its physical environment, teaching methods and academic administration.

Houston Educators' Visit - Day 5

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On Friday, June 4, after four days of whirlwind tours, educators were given a morning to relax and unwind in preparation for a 4:30 p.m. departure from the King Fahd Airport to Riyadh. In the morning, the Dhahran School Teachers invited the Houston Educators for coffee, casual visiting and the sharing of ideas.

Houston Educators' Visit - Day 4

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On the morning of Thursday, June 3, Houston Educators were treated to a bit of Saudi commerce as they visited Al-Rashid Mall in Al-Khobar. They were all waiting at the front door of Eastern Jewelry at 8:50 for the doors to open. After much looking, bargaining and purchasing, they left the shop with at least 20 name necklaces, numerous earrings, bangles and chains. They continued around the mall, stopping at the Silver Museum, Jarir Bookstore, Middle East artifact stores and of course Starbuck’s Coffee.

Houston Educators' Visit - Day 3

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The educators began their day with a breakfast hosted by Mustafa Jalali, Vice President, Saudi Aramco Affairs. Mr. Jalali greeted the group expressing his appreciation of them coming to Saudi Arabia.

Houston Educators' Visit - Day 2

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On the second day of the tour, delegates met with President and Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Aramco, Abdallah S. Jum'ah. Mr. Jum'ah, who was appointed president in 1995, is also a member of the Saudi Aramco Board of Directors.

Houston Educators' Visit - Day 1

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Houston educators visit Saudi Arabia in a remarkable, nine-day tour hosted by the Saudi Aramco Public Relations Department.  Delegates, three-quarters of whom are K-12 Grade teachers from Houston, Texas, will experience the Kingdom first-hand in an extensive, guided tour from May 30 through June 8, 2004, in Saudi Aramco's continued efforts to support global education on Saudi Arabia.

Stars of 5678! Then and Now....Continued

BY Nancy Ackerman / /

Patsy Inglet didn’t dance in the original production of 5-6-7-8!, but she was an important part of it nevertheless. Patsy had just started dance classes with me (in the old Library Annex) at the urging of her friend, Norma Ackert, but shortly after she began, her husband, Tom, was given an assignment to Tokyo.

Reilly Financial Advisors

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We’re often asked what advantages Reilly Financial Advisors offers Aramcons over investment management companies like Vanguard or Fidelity.

Reilly Financial Advisors (1)

Reilly Financial Advisors (1)

BY Reilly Financial Advisors / /

We’re often asked what advantages Reilly Financial Advisors offers Aramcons over investment management companies like Vanguard or Fidelity.

Stars of 5678! Then and Now

BY Nancy Ackerman / /

The huge cast of 5-6-7-8! was a treasure of talent…upstage, downstage and backstage. And many of the original performers and crew from the 1985 production not only stayed on for the many productions that followed, but honed their talents even further when they departed Aramco.

5678! Productions, Still Dancin'

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From 1985 to 1992 DTG audiences were treated to a bit of Broadway on the Dhahran stage, when the 5678! productions danced and sang their way to sold-out performances at every run. The enormous talent in the Aramco community was showcased in these lavish productions that brought glitter and glam to our desert outpost. Those were great times!

Barnaby of Arabia by Wendy Cocker

BY Aramco Expats : Saudi Aramco Expats / /

Following on from “401 Arabian Sights”, Wendy Cocker’s newest CD is named “Barnaby of Arabia” and has just been released.

Wendy Cocker

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Australians from “way Down Under” (Tasmania), Wendy Cocker and her husband Josh have enjoyed living in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the past 14 years.

Cinco de Mayo

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This week one of my friends held a party to combine the celebration of his move to a new house and the Mexican fiesta of Cinco de Mayo. Until a few years ago I had never heard of this festival, and as it seems to be getting more popular each year I thought I’d look into its origins, so this week’s article is a kind of history lesson.

Mona Bhagia Graduates from St. George?s School

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Mona Bhagia will graduate from St. George’s School in Rhode Island. She has participated in both varsity soccer and softball at school and played soccer in several European Tournaments with Desert Wind Club of Saudi Aramco from 1998 -2000.

Ameriki Dawn Worrell Graduates from Saint Andrews School

Ameriki Dawn Worrell Graduates from Saint Andrews School

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Ameriki Dawn Worrell will graduate from Saint Andrews School in Boca Raton, Florida on May 24, 2003. She has been accepted at Mars Hill College on full scholarship where she will seek a degree in education.

Charles Michael Knotts Graduates

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Charles Michael Knotts will graduate from The Woodlands High School, The Woodlands, Texas in May and will enter a college in Florida this fall.