2010 Annuitants Reunion Sidelines Suq

BY Aramco ExPats / /

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.

Sock It To 'Em 2009 in Udhailiyah

Sock It To 'Em 2009 in Udhailiyah

BY Kirk K. Peterson / /

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.

Three Cups of Tea in Udhailiyah

Three Cups of Tea in Udhailiyah

BY Kirk K. Peterson / /

Inspired by Greg Mortenson’s book Three Cups of Tea, a beautiful PowerPoint lesson was created to share this story with students from kindergarten through 9th grade during library lessons. The book talk was a huge success, filling the school with a positive energy resulting from the presentation.

A Look Back at the Dhahran Clippers

BY Aramco ExPats / /

In the early 80s, employees in the Offshore Projects Department at Saudi Aramco formed a softball team called the Offshore Trash. The team played together for several years, having very good success in the local Aramco league.

Visiting Other Sites Around Saudi Arabia

BY Aramco ExPats / /

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.

University's Arabia Day Features Nances

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Since its inception in 1999, Saudi Arabia Day has become an important event that celebrates the Paul J. Nance Collection; the growing connections between UCM, Saudi Arabia and the Middle East; and UCM’s longstanding belief in international education.

Memories of a Century Ride in Udhailiyah

Memories of a Century Ride in Udhailiyah

BY Patricia Munoz / /

I would like to share with you an unforgettable event which will bring back wonderful memories to some Udhailiyah residents and to many others who helped make this event a success story. Date of event: May 2nd, 2002 - Location: Udhailiyah Camp, West Flank.

Message from Don Reilly

BY Reilly Financial Advisors / /

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.

Jabal Las Vegas 2008 Gala Dinner (1)

Jabal Las Vegas 2008 Gala Dinner (1)

BY Aramco ExPats / /

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.

Dhahran Girl Scouts from the Early 1960s

Dhahran Girl Scouts from the Early 1960s

BY AramcoExPats.com / /

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's 75th Anniversary Speech

Tim Barger's 75th Anniversary Speech

BY Aramco ExPats / /

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.

Udhailiyah Community Members Party Latin Style

Udhailiyah Community Members Party Latin Style

BY Aramco ExPats / /

The Udhailiyah Jebel Dining Hall was elaborately decorated with a Latin theme June 21 in honor of the Latin Fiesta Night thrown there. The fun-filled evening included Piñata for the young and dancing to Latino beats for the old(er).

Jabal Las Vegas 2008 (1)

Jabal Las Vegas 2008 (1)

BY 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.

2007 "Very Old" Old Timers Luncheon

BY Nestor J. Sander / /

At noon on Sunday, April 15th, the ‘Very Old’ Old Timers (all in Arabia before 1950) held their annual get-together at the well-decorated El Patio Español in San Francisco. It was a pleasure for the seven of us who were there. And the buffet lunch was scrumptious beyond the most Lucullian of expectations.

Former Aramcon Jo Watts is Still Playing in the Mud!

BY Aramco ExPats / /

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.

Remarks by Katie Franck

BY Aramco ExPats / /

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.

Katie Franck Selected to Accept Presidential Award for Elon University

BY Aramco ExPats / /

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.