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  • 12 May 2013 8:35 PM | Anonymous
    Don't wait a minute longer.  The Tucson Reunion Committee can't wait to host us and they want you to know that the hotel requires an accounting for the number of banquet attendees prior to the reunion, and you may not get to participate if you wait to register on-site.

    Are you having issues registering?  If so, please contact Dawn at dawn@aramco-brats.com and she will get you straigtened out.  Please also note that we will shut down on-line registration at midnight (CST) May 20th so that we can get everything ready for you in Tucson.

    Speaking of registration....

    Did you sit at your computer getting ready to register, shaking your head wondering why your registration fee is $77.00?  What exactly does it pay for? 

    The Reunion Committee develops a budget that has to be finalized so the registration fee can be set before we go live with registration in January.  This fee covers many things that you will receive and experience at the reunion.  This year, $55.00 goes toward your meal at the Sunday Night Banquet.  This negotiated price is considerably less than prices offered on their website.

    The other $22.00 is your share of goodies distributed to you when you arrive (we could tell you about all of these, but it would spoil the surprise), lanyards and name tags, karaoke for Saturday night, a band for Sunday night, garage band equipment rental, canteen equipment and games, computer rental, hired personnel to handle registration and the raffle/auction, photo booth, table decorations (somebody at your table gets to take it home), volunteer gifts, door prizes, signage, the reunion newsletter, and miscellaneous supplies. 

    This year we based our budget on 700 attendees.  An anonymous Brat donated $5,000 which was applied to the reunion budget. This equaled $7.14 less per person.  Without this donation you would have paid $84.14 registration fee.  Thank you Anonymous for subsidizing the cost for all of us!


  • 11 May 2013 7:44 AM | Anonymous
    We used an online randomizer to pick 15 winners for the Comp Night Drawing. All winners were notified via email Tuesday morning. Our favorite response was from Damian: "Yippee! Thank you so much for the great news! I believe this is the first time I've won anything like this so again "yippee" & look forward to seeing you all! "

    There might be a few more to distribute, but we won't know that until reunion weekend when the hotel provides us with our final room block count. Congratulations to:

    Christine Faye Crawford-Oppenheimer
    Anna Prusinski Gertz
    Tina Marie Clausen
    Karen Morrow
    Damian Drum Collins
    Victoria Fate-Gorrell
    Whitney Hart-Baglin
    Rise B. Johansen-Ryan
    E. Ralph Robertson
    Monica de Barcza
    Amber Perkins
    Michelle Fink
    William J. Mathe III
    Tor Hermannsson
    Sandra Kerr Louchard
  • 27 Apr 2013 10:12 PM | Anonymous
    By now, many of you are familiar with our little friend, Sid, and have kept up with his travel escapades. For those of you who haven't been following along, he first showed up, lost and nameless, on our doorstep in October after a long trip from Dubai.  He had heard rumor of a huge Aramco Brat reunion.  We welcomed him into our home and promised to find him a name and get him to Tucson for the reunion. 

    After a fun naming contest, he was appropriately christened "Sid," courtesy of Rex Phillips (RT '85). Sid rested up in the Houston area before registering for the reunion and beginning his long, somewhat circuitous journey to Tucson in May. He's in San Diego right now! So close! You can follow his travels by watching the Geoslideshow below.  We'll be adding more photos as he completes the last leg of his long trip.

    Our little friend has had quite an adventure so far and is grateful for the desert hospitality of ABI's board members.  Although he is looking forward to joining the herd of Brats in Tucson, he really hopes to stop his wandering and find a suitable home with some loving Brat, inshallah. That's right! Sid is going home with someone!  But who?  Find out Sunday night at the live auction! Show Sid some love and bid!
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    The live auction will be held Sunday night after the conclusion of the banquet. To participate or just enjoy the bidding action, all you need to do is remain in the banquet room.  Winners will pick up their items in Registration (Aster I & II) immediately afterward.

    Raffle and silent auction: The raffle and silent auction will be set up in the Verbena and Lantana rooms.  You may purchase raffle tickets at Registration or pre-purchase discounted raffle tickets online now through May 20th. Both the raffle and silent auction will close at noon Sunday.  Winner pickup is from 4:00pm-10pm Sunday in Verbena/Lantana for raffle and Registration (Aster I & II) for silent auction.  


  • 23 Apr 2013 8:03 PM | Anonymous


    Imagine planning a birthday party where you expect 100 people to attend.  On the night of the event, 250 people show up.  Please do not wait until you arrive at the reunion to register.  It is important that we have close to accurate counts for various activities and surprises planned that cost money.  Some might not even be available to you if you aren't registered before the reunion as we have to give guarantees to the hotel in advance.  We have received some reports that people are having difficulty registering for the reunion.  We are sorry about that. Please contact our Webmaster Dawn Kolb at dawn@aramco-brats.com.  She will be glad to help you get registered.

    We have also noticed that many brats have reservations at the hotel, but have not registered.  Please remember to cancel your reservation if you are unable to attend the reunion.  Please note that the hotel has a 7 day cancellation policy.  If you need to cancel you must do so at least 7 days prior to your arrival date to avoid penalty.  If you cancel inside of 7 days, the hotel will charge a (1) night room & tax deposit to your credit card.

  • 23 Apr 2013 7:48 PM | Anonymous

    Coming soon to the mailing address on file for you will be the AramcoBrats, Inc. Ballot for 2013. We will be electing Board Officers for the upcoming term and there are several proposed changes to the Bylaws that need to be decided by the Brats.

    There will be several options to choose from for casting your vote, either return the ballot by snail mail or grab one online at the AramcoBrat's website (http://www.aramco-brats.com/Resources/Documents/2013ballot.pdf ). We will also have a ballot box available until May 24 at Registration in Tucson.

     We are counting on YOU to steer the future of AramcoBrats, Inc.!

  • 19 Apr 2013 7:18 PM | Anonymous

    If you have not yet registered for the reunion, please do so this weekend so you can get your choice of reunion shirts/sizes.  After this weekend we will run out of some of  the style and size options.  So do it NOW or you could end up with a small women's v-neck instead of the XXL polo you were wanting.  Picture yourself in that predicament!  Please go to The 14th Biennial Reunion Event Page, register and get yourself covered…  We don't want to see you in that way too small shirt!
  • 17 Apr 2013 11:35 PM | Anonymous

    We will be burning and distributing a limited number of 2013 directory CDs to those who order one.  There are 2 ways you can place an order:

    (1) If you register for the reunion, the form will ask you to indicate if you would like a directory CD. If you select "yes," you will receive your CD at the reunion.

    (2) if you are NOT attending the reunion, we have set up an order form for you to use.  Ordering is open from April 17th through midnight May 5th (CDT).

    The CD will contain a PDF file of the listings in our online database as of mid-April, sorted alphabetically and geographically, as well as a Memoriam section. Please only order if you think you will really use it.  The online (and up-to-date) database will always be there for you!

    Orders will be processed and mailed after the reunion.

    If you would like a hard copy, any copy place (e.g. Kinko's) or office supply store should be able to print one for you from the CD.

    Directories are made available to those who have paid AdBak.
  • 09 Apr 2013 12:22 PM | Anonymous


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  • 08 Apr 2013 12:00 AM | Anonymous

    Congratulations to Mary Schrader-Tedsen (DH 1963) for winning the certificate for 2 nights/breakfast at the La Paloma during the reunion.

    Thanks to all Brats who purchased the 74 raffle tickets! Because the raffle was for reunion attendees, the Board has voted to put all the proceeds toward some nibbles at the Friday night Opening Reception for everyone to enjoy! 

    The raffle drawing was managed by a Reunion Oversight Committee member and the Database Director. Each raffle ticket was assigned a number from 1 to 74. The actual ticket drawing was performed using a random number generator:  Our President, who was not privy to who owned which ticket, was sent a link to the random number-generating program along with the ticket number ranges to be used.  The random number generator returned a list of 5 unique ticket numbers, the first of which was our winner.  The other 4 tickets are backup (in the order pulled) winners in case the original winner is unable to attend the reunion. The President forwarded the ticket number list to the ROC member and Database Director who then matched ticket numbers to names in the spreadsheet.

    Mary was informed of her win via email and voice mail.  She responded - "Sorry I missed your call.  I was outside enjoying one of the few spring days we've had.  So I got your email and am excited that I won the raffle.  What a nice surprise.  I look forward to seeing you at the reunion."

    So you didn't win...  You still have the opportunity to win 1 comp night.  Go to http://www.aramco-brats.com/Reservations to learn how to sign up. 
  • 07 Apr 2013 11:50 PM | Anonymous

    We would like to take this opportunity to thank the following "Sustaining Member" Brats for their very generous support of ABI this year:

    Ahrnsbrak-Barnes, Patricia
    Alcantara-Vasquez, Michele
    Ayers, Kimberly Gail
    Bates-Physioc, Claudia
    Biedenharn, John
    Borders, Eric
    Bowman, Michael
    Brooks-Smith, Christina
    Bryan-Messier, Judie K.
    Bryan-Patrick, Anne
    Carson-Campbell, Sally L.
    Cashill, Jason
    Christman, June
    Clausen, Tina Marie
    Cook, Barry F.
    Crawford, Jay
    Csaszar, Andrea H.
    Cyr, Wendy D.
    Dowling-Baker, Hillary J.
    Eastwood-Townsend, Suzanne C.
    Erwin, James Ray
    Falkenberg, John
    Fallon-Scott, Michele
    Faulkner, Mary Jo
    Finman, Larry
    Fitzgibbons, Dale A.
    Flemming, William J.
    Foreman, Charles
    Freeman, Tom
    Galleazzi, John A.
    Gantt, Gail
    Ghori, Hirath
    Gray, Morgan
    Hanson-Fallon, Karen
    Harrington-Pew, Barbara M.
    Haughey, Thomas
    Heywood-Zenor, Laura W.
    Hill, Eric
    Hockett, Paul
    Horne Taylor, Peggy
    Howard, Richard P. (Buzz)
    Hubbard, James A.
    Ives, Laurel M.
    Johansen-O'Rourke, Lohna
    Johansson-Doody, Julie A.
    Johnson, Brad K.
    Johnston, Cameron Ross
    Jones, David W.
    Jones, Myles D.
    Jones, Susan
    Jungers, Gary M.
    Kellenberg-Jones, Susan C.
    Kirwin, Kenneth P.
    Knoll, David
    Knutzen, Otto
    Ladner-Bailey, Diane M.
    Lampman-Termotto, Linda G.
    Littlejohn, Tom
    Littlejohn-Dunn, L. Marie
    Lorentzen-Winters, Tina
    Lowman, Quincy
    Martin-Venker, Mary M.
    McDonald, Margaret
    McGinley-Sarkiss, Elissa
    McHargue, Sherry
    Menicke-Sandefur, Lisa
    Mikhail, Osama I.
    Miller, Scott
    Milne-Skakel, Jackie M.
    Minor, Jeff
    Morrow, Karen
    Myers, Dawn
    Myers, John H.
    Nance, Mark P.
    Nelson-Pelling, Betsy
    Norman-Baldwin, Gayle
    Novak-Labik, Nancy
    Nufer, David
    Onnen, Mary Jane
    Onnen-McDaniel, Jennifer A.
    O'Toole, Justin
    Owen, Richard B.
    Pais, Steve
    Palmer-Marsh, Kay
    Papp, Sharon L.
    Payne-White, Robin Adair
    Power, Glen
    Rappaport, John M.
    Rendek, Paul
    Richards-Butler, Angela
    Richardson-Rednour, Linda
    Rickwood, Rory
    Rietz, Donald
    Robertson, E. Ralph
    Ryrholm, Christina C.
    Ryrholm-Geerdes, Diana
    Schnautz-McLaughlin, Patty (Pj)
    Shiblaq-Saleh, Hania
    Simms, Michael T.
    Singelyn-Littlejohn, Mary Louise
    Sinko, Stephen
    Sketo, S.T. (Ted)
    Snyder, Philip
    Stadler, Kirt
    Suffridge-Rodgers, Dana M.
    Sullivan-Hubbs, Danee
    Sundberg-Johnston, Ann
    Sundstrom, Peter D.
    Sweetman, Sandy L.
    Swete, Stan
    Tanner, Scott
    Tanner-Kelsch, Laurie
    Taylor-Vose, Sandra
    Thompson-Steindorff, Amy
    Tindall-Scanlon, Julee
    Trial, Mike
    Ullmann, Elizabeth
    Urenovich-Barth, Mara
    Vanderhoff-Grunau, Sarah E. (Sally)
    Waldrop Bass, Leslie
    Westuba, William
    Wohlgethan-Hawwa, Janice N.
    York, Jerry
    Zinola, Lauren
    Zinszer, Kim H.

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