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  • 27 Jun 2014 8:59 AM | Anonymous
    Our website and membership database will be undergoing a major software upgrade tomorrow, June 28. Please expect a downtime up to 10 hours starting at approximately 01:00 (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada).

    Shukran,

    Your custodial staff


  • 24 Jun 2014 12:39 PM | Anonymous



    Commissary Highlights Bulletin for June 24, 1978 - The grand opening of the new Abqaiq Mall, featuring 24,000 sq. ft of commissary.  Entertainment provided by a Dixieland band and Milo Cumpston's train.

    Do you remember the "Zain Train?"  The locally-built train of motorized cars that was a mainstay of Abqaiq parades. Was there anything our dads couldn't make there?!

    Have any Zain Train memories or photos you would like to share? Share your story in the comment section below. Upload your photos to ABI's photo gallery via email.
  • 23 Jun 2014 10:31 AM | Anonymous


    Here is image 2 of 4 in our 2015 Reunion logo reveal.  It's a little bit clearer now.  Can you guess what it is?  Come on!  Give it your best shot!
    2015Logo-2
  • 16 Jun 2014 1:40 PM | Anonymous


    Your reunion committee has already finalized a fun, fabulous reunion logo, one we know our Brat family will love.  Here is part 1 of a 4-part logo reveal.  Watch for part 2 of the logo reveal next week! Until then, maybe, if you squint or cross your eyes, you can figure out what it is.  Give us your best guess!

    2015Logo-3
  • 10 Jun 2014 11:56 PM | Anonymous
    Commissary Highlights Bulletin for June 10, 1978 - Whip up some Whoopie Pies! Whoopie!  Also, special kitty litter from the Special Order Sales Store...in 50-lb bags.  (If it's good enough for engine parts, it's good enough for your little feline friends.)
  • 26 May 2014 8:19 AM | Anonymous

    Commissary Highlights Bulletin for May 26, 1978 - Aseptic Domo milk products from Holland, all about ghee (make your own!) and homemade cookies...sort of!  We dare you!
  • 06 May 2014 2:52 PM | Anonymous
    Working hard or hardly working?   Omni Houston Hotel - water features



    We are pleased to announce that the Omni Houston Hotel is the host property for the 2015 AramcoBrat Reunion!  Located in the Uptown/Post Oak/Galleria area alongside Buffalo Bayou, the Omni Houston Hotel is hidden within park-like grounds and boasts beautiful outdoor spaces, water features, and a jogging trail. It is just minutes from great shopping and dining options, yet also provides a peaceful setting next to Memorial Park.  We believe this will be the perfect setting to reconnect with classmates, make some new friends, and enjoy some rest and relaxation! 

    Follow this link for information on how to reserve your room(s) at ABI's discounted group rates. Be sure to read ALL the information provided prior to booking.

    See you Memorial Day Weekend (May 21-25, 2015) in Houston!
  • 06 May 2014 10:30 AM | Anonymous


    Commissary Highlights Bulletin for May 6, 1978 - Rigorous food safety testing, frozen Kuwaiti milk, produce ladies (there were produce ladies?), and a Mother's Day reminder.

    Psst!  Seriously.  Mother's Day is this Sunday!    

      
  • 05 May 2014 12:49 PM | Anonymous


    Get to know a little bit about our first-time board members, Peter Kispert and Melanie Penoyar.   

     
     District/class Ras Tanura/'85
     High school Missouri Military Academy
     Favorite shawarma Beef
     Bebsi or Kaki-Kola? Bebsi
     Teem, Mirinda, or Orangina? Teem
     Favorite dip Hummos
     Favorite pastime in Saudi Riding dirt bikes
     Favorite hangout Surf House
     Favorite HZ22 TV show Airwolf






    Peter Kispert (RT '85) is our current Database Director.  In addition to his extensive professional expertise in datacenter design and networks, Peter also serves on the Board of Directors of his homeowners association and Jag Dads, a parent service group for Ruben Johnson Elementary School, where he helps with event planning and volunteer coordination.  

    As Database Director, Peter approves new membership requests, maintains existing database entries, and is the go-to guy if you have any questions or problems with updating your information in the database or accessing the directory.




     District/class Dhahran/'87
     High School Public high school in Falls Church, VA
     Favorite shawarma Chicken
     Bebsi or Kaki-Kola? Bebsi
     Teem, Mirinda, or Orangina? Mirinda
     Favorite dip Hummos
     Favorite pastime in Saudi Shopping for silver and gold! Camping in the desert. Hanging at the beach. Riding motorcycles. Kicking it at the pool/snack bar.
     Favorite hangout Canteen
     Favorite HZ22 TV show I was busy watching beta tapes.






    Melanie Penoyar (DH '87) is serving as a Director at Large and is in charge of nominations for board service. She is an experienced association professional with a background in membership recruitment and retention, strategic planning, partnership development, marketing and event management. Currently residing in the Denver area, she also enjoys skiing, volunteering, ethnic food, and acoustic music. If you would like to inquire about serving on the board and/or find out more about what is involved, please drop her a note.

    Take our polls and see the results!  Here are some results for the entire ABI Board:

       

  • 21 Apr 2014 10:45 AM | Anonymous


    There is now a great place online to buy and sell things exclusively to the Brat community.  Created in February by Michael Grimler, The ARAMCO Brat Souq is a Facebook "group" that already has 260 members!  The group description says it all:

    "Are you an ARAMCO Brat?
    Do you have something for sale that's related to our collective experience?
    Perhaps a brass Bedouin coffee pot? Brass camels? Or even a camel saddle?
    Do you have a website you'd like to let other Brats know about that has other kinds of stuff for sale or a service to provide?
    Now you have a unique forum in which to offer your services and things to own. So, feel free to post items or links here!"

    What a great way to reach other Brats with your goods and services or find a unique gift! We've seen quite a variety of items offered for sale already like Saudi sandals, prayer rug, t-shirts, and jewelry.  To buy, sell or simply shewf, log into Facebook and request to join The ARAMCO Brat Souq group.  Great idea, Michael Grimler!
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