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  • 14 May 2015 12:17 PM | Anonymous

    # 4 (Araba'a): “Suq” 'Til  You Drop 



    The always popular Brat Suq will be open for business, so you can close your eyes and pretend for a moment that you are back in Khobar again!  OK…not really that authentic -- we won’t provide the prayer call or shut down during prayer time -- but Suq vendors will be selling merchandise Brats will love: Shamak sandals, exotic jewelry, arabesque knick-knacks, art and other great items you won’t want to miss.  We'll even have a henna artiste on hand! Our suq will be open every day in the hotel…no bus schedule or conservative dress necessary. (Check your reunion program or hotel info kiosks for hours.)

    In addition, Houston really is a shopping “Mecca” in its own right.  A free shuttle to the award-winning Galleria will be provided from the Omni and the Royal Sonesta hotels.  Other great shopping venues are only a short ride away and within 8 miles of the hotels.  

    And if you really want to "get your Khobar on," check out some of the stores along the Hillcroft strip between US59 and Richmond for Middle Eastern and Indian shops where you can buy "real" gold!

    So suq 'til you drop!    

  • 03 May 2015 5:18 PM | Anonymous



    Pre-sale for the reunion raffle tickets is now available!  Why wait until you are in Houston? Save some money and pre-purchase your raffle tickets.  Put your order in now, and they will be ready and waiting for you when you check-in at the registration desk.  This offer is good until May 17th (midnight CST).

    Pre-Reunion Purchase Price
     Reunion Purchase Price
     3 Tickets/$5.00  2 Tickets/$5.00
     8 Tickets/$10.00  5 Tickets/$10.00
     25 Tickets/$25.00  20 Tickets/$25.00


    All proceeds benefit YOUR ABI!
  • 28 Apr 2015 6:18 PM | Anonymous
     

      


    Did you know that AramcoBrats, Inc. is run by volunteer Brats just like you? It is time to elect officers for the 2015-2017 term. Vote today! 

  • 13 Apr 2015 8:00 PM | Anonymous



    You may not realize it, but Aramco Brats, Inc. (ABI)  is run by Brats just like you. The General Election is right around the corner. The Board of Directors needs volunteers with the following skill sets for the next term:

    Legal background

    - Meeting planning experience

    Project management expertise

    - Graphics design

    Web design

    - Finance

    ABI Board members participate in approximately 12 conference calls and one in-person meeting per year. Most work is done via email. To volunteer or run for an elected position, please fill out a Nominations Form online by April 17. 

  • 12 Apr 2015 4:54 PM | Anonymous
     


    We've pulled the winning names for our raffle prizes!  Woohoo!  And the lucky winners are:

    Up to 4 complimentary room nights at the Omni Hotel - Kathy Neally-Dunsmore

    $150 Mokara Spa gift certificate - Kimberly Mosley-Kotara

    $100 Omni gift card - Richard B. Owen

    Congratulations and enjoy!

    In the event one of the prize recipients must cancel their plans to attend the reunion and/or stay at the Omni Hotel, we will draw more names.

  • 05 Apr 2015 8:48 AM | Anonymous



    Commissary Highlights Bulletin for April 1, 1979 - The Greek Easter edition which includes a recipe for Greek Easter Cookies or Koulouria. Make you some!

  • 30 Mar 2015 9:57 AM | Anonymous

    Another reminder that time is running out for early registration. You must be fully registered (i.e. paid in full) by March 31st, midnight CDT to get the $85 early registration rate.  Late registration (after March 31st) and walk-ins will be $105.  We cannot guarantee availability of goodie bags and contents for late registrations and walk-ins.

    March 31, 2015 - Reunion Gift Certificate Raffle: Cut-off date for raffle purchase is midnight (CDT) on March 31, 2015. At that time, you MUST have an Omni hotel reservation and MUST have paid your registration for the reunion in full (no exceptions and no refunds).


    March 31, 2015 - Last day to cancel and receive FULL refund of registration fees.

    April 1 - May 17, 2015(CDT) - PARTIAL refunds will be given if you cancel between these dates.**
    No refunds after May 17, 2015 (CDT).**

    **If you registered and only want to cancel a sporting event:
    Bowling:
    April 19, 2015 (CDT) - Final day to cancel for a full refund
    After April 19, 2015 - 90% refund or substitutions can be arranged.
    Golf:
    May 15, 2015 (CDT) - Final day to cancel for a full refund
    After May 15, 2015 (CDT) - NO REFUNDS, you may find someone to replace and reimburse you directly.

  • 22 Mar 2015 1:18 PM | Anonymous

    # 3: Lions, Tigers, Rhinos -- Ernst, Picasso, Monet, Matisse -- Oh MY!



    Still on the fence about visiting Houston for the Brat reunion?  We have even more reasons to entice you to book those flights and register ASAP.

    There are over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, including a world-renowned zoo, many within 9 miles of the Omni and Royal Sonesta Hotels!  Check out this link for a compete list of the Houston museums and sightseeing venues available while visiting the Bayou City.  

    One of the most amazing museums in Houston is FREE and should not be missed if you are seeking some culture and education while at the reunion.  Spanning the prehistoric era to the present day, the Menil Collection includes European art, Surrealist works, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art and Minimalism.  The museum is open Wednesday-Sunday from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM and ALWAYS FREE!  (Don’t you love that word?)  

    The Houston Zoo is situated amongst acres of outdoor spaces including: a train ride throughout Hermann Park, an amphitheater, botanical gardens, Chinese gardens, installation artwork, jogging/biking trails, a golf course and several museums – all within walking distance of one another. 

    There is a reason why Houston is ranked amongst the best cities to visit and live in by Forbes, the New York Times and other prestigious media sources!

    So make this reunion a vacation.  Get culture.  Bring the kids.  Oh….and have we mentioned the great weather you can probably expect in May?

  • 21 Mar 2015 8:56 AM | Anonymous

     



    Commissary Highlights Bulletin for March 10, 1979: Corn meal and grits!  Mmmm!  A little history on corn meal, a recipe for Corn Bread Tamale Pie, and veggies grown fresh in Al-Hasa.

  • 20 Mar 2015 3:52 PM | Anonymous




    Soon we will be printing ballots for our Biennial ABI Board elections and sending them out to all Brats for voting.  We will elect a new President, Vice president, Treasurer and Secretary to serve the Brats for the term from Nov. 1, 2015 - Oct. 31, 2017.

    Do YOU have an interest in serving the Brats as a member of the Board?

    Do YOU have special skills and abilitites which would be useful in shepherding this diverse and special group?



    If "YES" is your answer, go to the nominations page on our website and let us hear from you!  We need all nominations and candidate statements by April 17th, 2015 in order to include them in the ballot mailer!

    Questions? Need to know more about the elected offices? Contact ABI's Nominations Committee.
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