The following was mailed to all AramcoBrats for whom we had
an email address on January 27, 2003.
1. Officer Nominations
2. El Con Change of Ownership
3. Overflow Hotel Information
4. Survey/AdBak Reminder
5. Reunion notes
Nominations are open for the four elected ABI Board positions
(President, Vice President, Secretary, or Treasurer). If you are
interested in placing your name in nomination for one of these
positions, or if you are interested in knowing more about what
officers do, please contact Gary Barnes (firstname.lastname@example.org). Officer
nominations will close on February 15, 2002, and ABI ballots will
mailed on or about March 1, 2002.
Gary Barnes had received an inquiry from someone regarding the
Secretary and/or Treasurer position. Unfortunately, his computer
and he lost this person's contact information. If you were that
person (or if you know who the person is), please contact Gary.
El Con Change of Ownership
The El Conquistador has been purchased by CNL Hospitality Group
Hilton Hotels. The resort's new name is Hilton Tucson El
Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort.
This purchase does not affect our reunion. Our El Con contacts
assured us that Hilton has "some good things" in store for the
and they are confident that it will all be very positive. The
rooms in the main buildings have all been renovated in the last
and the pool area is being remodeled.
The El Con staff is still in the process of converting from the
Sheraton to the Hilton system. They have only entered reservations
through mid-March. This means that we cannot receive an accurate
printout until all transfers have been made. Please be assured
everyone's reservations are in place and nothing will be lost.
IF YOU DO HAVE A RESERVATION AT THE EL CON.... (especially those
holding multiple rooms for friends, siblings, parents, etc.)
take a moment to think if you do require all the rooms you have
reserved. Call and make sure that those you are holding rooms for
are not doing the same thing for you. Please release any unneeded
rooms as soon as possible!
El Con Cancellation Policy: If a guest should cancel a
the deposit is refundable if notice is received at least 7 days
to arrival and a cancellation number is obtained.
Overflow Hotel Information
Our overflow hotel for the 2003 reunion is the Holiday Inn Express
(of Oro Valley). This is an all suite hotel that sits at the foot
El Conquistador Drive. The Holiday Inn Express can be reached at
520-202-4000. You must tell them you are an AramcoBrat to
special rate of $72.95 (this rate is for one or two people; it is
$82.95 for triple or quad occupancy). This price includes the
breakfast buffet -- if you can manage to be out of bed that early
after all the fun you'll be having the night before!
The cut-off date for this room block is May 10, 2003. All rooms
remain in the block after that date are automatically turned back
Holiday Inn Express. Reservations received after the cut-off date
shall be available by request only, on a space available basis.
Once you have made your reservation with the Holiday Inn Express,
please e-mail Diana Ryrholm-Geerdes (email@example.com) and the Hilton
El Conquisador (firstname.lastname@example.org)
to be on the wait list for a regular room at the El Con. You must
us your arrival and departure dates, as well as your contact
information (e-mail address, telephone number, and snail mail
address). Please make sure you have AramcoBrats in your heading.
of this will ensure that we have an accurate list. Room transfers
will be made on a first come, first served basis.
There will be cancellations between now and the end of May as
firm up their plans and release rooms. If you have placed your
on the wait list and are notified that you have a room at the El
it will be your responsibility to call the Holiday Inn Express at
520-202-4000 to cancel your reservation (no penalty if
than 24 hours before scheduled arrival date).
Please e-mail Diana Ryrholm-Geerdes (email@example.com) if you have any
questions or concerns or are just plain confused!
If you want to receive the Reunion registration packet, you must
in your reunion survey and pay your Administrative Baksheesh. You
complete the reunion survey online by pointing a browser at
To pay your Administrative Baksheesh, send a check for $18 (if you
live in the U.S.) or $23 (if you live outside the U.S.) to
Kathy Montgomery, Treasurer
P. O. Box 2036
Pismo Beach, CA 93448
You can find the AdBak form on the ABI website at
- Class Parties: Saturday evening has been set aside for classes
get together and party. If you are interested in helping to
coordinate the party for your class (or if you want to coordinate a
party with another class), please contact Erica Ryrholm-Martin
(firstname.lastname@example.org) or Diana Ryrholm-Geerdes
- Food Stations on Class Party Night: We have made
the El Con to have food stations set up around the pool on
evening. Food stations will offer the following:
- Steamship round with rolls and horseradish $5.00 plus tax
- Hamburgers and hot dogs with condiments $5.50 plus tax
- Submarine sandwiches $6.50 plus tax
- Caesar salad $6.50 plus tax
- Pasta with alfredo and meat sauce $6.00 plus tax
- Chicken fingers with oney mustard sauce $7.50 plus tax
- Barbecue buffalo wings $7.50 plus tax
- Nachos $4.50 plus tax
- Chili with grated cheese, onions, and crackers $5.00 plus tax
- Tacos $4.50 plus tax
- Individual bags of assorted chips $1.25 plus tax
- Egg rolls with plum sauce $7.50 plus tax
- Ice cream cups, bars, and sandwiches $5.50 plus tax
- Cookies and brownies $2.00 plus tax
- The traditional end-of-reunion banquet will be held the
Sunday, May 25. A number of Brats have made reservations that call
for them to check out of the Hilton El Conquistador on Sunday. If
plan to attend the ABI Banquet and Tri-D dance that follows, you
might want to extend your reservation through Monday.
- Information about the 2003 Reunion, such as who is coming
events are scheduled, is updated on the ABI website weekly. Please
check the ABI website (http://www.aramco-brats.com) periodically
obtain the most current reunion information.
Thanks and Happy New Year,
Diana Ryrholm-Geerdes RT'62
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