1. Reunion hotel reservations are now open
Shukran for your patience while we made sure our reservations system
was set up correctly for everyone to receive the appropriate discounted
rates and information! Our group reservations system with the Fairmont
Dallas is now open for business!
Phone Reservations Procedure: Call
Fairmont Reservations Department at 1-800-441-1414. Make sure you
identify yourself as being with AramcoBrats Reunion for ease of booking.
Online Reservations Procedure: A
dedicated booking website has been created for our event so attendees
are able to make, modify and cancel their hotel reservations online. https://resweb.passkey.com/go/aramco.
More details regarding room rates, suites, and upgrades can be found at http://www.aramco-brats.com/reunion_reservations.html
IMPORTANT: Those of you who DID
NOT WAIT to make your reservations may not be included in our room
block and may not have received the group room rates. We work very hard
(twist, pull, swoon, and cajole) to get these discounts and other
amenities from the host property for the benefit of all reunion
attendees, and we would hate to see someone miss out. Additionally,
there are a few amenities that are tied to us, as a group, meeting a
minimum room count during the reunion. We want to make sure all rooms
are accounted for, so the reunion is entitled to any sweeteners. SO, IF
YOU MADE YOUR RESERVATIONS PRIOR TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT, PLEASE SEND YOUR
CONFIRMATION NUMBER TO email@example.com
to ensure it was handled properly.
2. Call for 2011 Reunion Committee
Our 2011 Reunion Chair, Barry Cook, is working on forming the 2011
Reunion Committee. If you want to be involved in the organization of the
reunion or would like to understand more about serving on a reunion
committee, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shukran in advance to you awesome Brat volunteers!
3. Help us go green
In an effort to use less paper and postage, and because the majority
of brats in our database now have email addresses, we will be
transitioning our BratNews publications to e-newsletters instead of the
print copies you have historically found in your mailboxes (you know,
the ones you throw in the recycle bin once you've read every word?).
This switch will not only enable us to share news more frequently, but
also provide more interesting content such as links to articles, photos
and videos that would appeal to our Brat community.
We still intend to mail print copies to
those who request it. If you really need to continue receiving the
print version, please complete and submit the following form: http://www.aramco-brats.com/Newsletter_Form.html.
Wait! For those who received this e-announcement and are on the verge
of clicking through to the opt-in form...Seriously?
And since we have you thinking about your
mailbox vs. your inbox, now would be a great time to make sure that we
have the latest and greatest contact information for you. If you have
moved, please contact Duane (email@example.com)
to update your information, or send it to us through our online form: http://www.aramco-brats.com/address_change_form.html
4. Photo contest
We're getting a little weary of our website banner and are thinking
it might be fun to change it up a bit. Some of you have some fabulous
photos in your stash that capture the essence of Aramco Bratiness. We
know it! We've seen them in various online albums and on Facebook.
Maybe it's a beach photo with friends, a cool Little League or swim meet
photo, or just a fun or funny scene that says it all for you. How fun
would it be for your photo to be the face of ABI?
If you have a photo that you would like to
have considered, please send your submission to Dawn at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here are
- minimum 1000 pixels horizontally and 125 pixels
- content must be appropriate for public display
- photos can be either black/white or color
- photos must be your own and free for ABI to publish
- photos may subject to minor alterations to make them fit the
banner space and site color scheme (cropped, faded, tinted, etc.)
- tell about the photo and how it captures the essence of Aramco
We're hoping we get enough submissions to even change
them out every now and then. An old Aramco Christmas photo would be a
much better way to spruce up the website than holiday clip art, don't
Marie Littlejohn-Dunn, ABI President