ABI's Board of Directors hosted a town hall on Saturday, September 4th at the reunion hotel. Attendees were given a handout showing reunion and database facts and figures as well as Q2 2021 financials. Reunion facts and figures have been updated since to reflect our final numbers for Tucson.
Shukran to the Brats who joined us and provided their valuable feedback and suggestions. Read the Town Hall minutes to see what they had to say!
This year at the 18th Biennial reunion, Bridget Halpin & Liz Germani created a new BrAt Lifetime Achievement Award, “The Dammam Well #7 Award.” Going forward at each reunion, the ABI will present this award to a BrAt that has gone above and beyond to the Aramco Brat organization.
This year’s recipient has a long tenure with the ABI:
The inaugural recipient of the Dammam Well #7 award is: Marie Littlejohn-Dunn, Dhahran class of 1977!
Marie has dedicated her own time & money to make quilts that she has donated to the ABI live auction for the last 11 reunions. She also helped design many reunion logos. She is a woman of many talents!
Going forward we will ask all BrAts to nominate a deserving BrAt leader to award at the 2023 reunion. Look for details next year.
2021 reunion swag is now available for purchase in the online suq! We've got tees, totes, towels, tumblers and pint glasses. Get you some!
We have updated the information available in the Wild Apricot Member app, so you'll have some useful information at your fingertips during the reunion.
If you go to the 18th Biennial Reunion in the Events tab, you will pull up a page entitled Event details with 3 tabs - Overview, Info, and Registrants.
Overview has the basic calendar information and registration options.
The Info tab has links to the reunion schedule, a map of the reunion venues, reunion brochure, Tucson area attractions/dining, and the latest Loews COVID19 protocols.
The Registrants tab shows a list of everyone currently registered for the reunion. It is organized alphabetically. You can scroll the screen to find someone in particular. Want to connect? Click on a name to pull up their directory information, including any contact info they have made available to Brats.
TIP: The IOS version of the Member app is a little quirky when using the Info tab. If you click through one of the buttons on the Info tab then want to go back to the Info tab, the "back" button is not your friend. It will take you out of the reunion Event and back to the Events page. You can toggle to another tab (Overview or Registrants) then back to Info tab and avoid that. The Android version works like it's supposed to.
To minimize the time you spend in the Registration room, we're making purchases at the reunion available online (desktop and mobile devices)!
The "Registration Shop" on your Events tab in the Member App will allow you to purchase raffle tickets and other items without getting up from your chaise lounge or barstool. Any leftover reunion swag will be made available through the app Saturday and Sunday only.
Shop in your app, pay in your app. The QR code in your "ticket" (Tickets tab) is your receipt for picking up your order in Registration. Registration personnel will scan it and get your items for you. It's not quite curbside pickup, but it's close! You may also pay offline (cash or check) in registration, but we much prefer touchless credit card transactions!
Registration Shop will go live when Registration room opens - 12PM Thursday, Sept. 2.
Here's your cheatsheet for registration at the reunion. Having access to AramcoBrats through the Wild Apricot Member app is going to really help you throughout the reunion, starting at registration. If you haven't done so already, download the app, log in, and check it out! If you are planning on joining us but haven't registered, try doing it with the app. We think it's easier than on a desktop!
We will also be enabling walk-in registration through the app, so you can register yourself and use the express line for checkin!
Scan QR Code to download OR click on one of the buttons below.
As the reunion approaches, we'd like to remind attendees to stay apprised of and follow latest CDC recommendations, including getting a vaccine if you are a candidate. Please review ABI COVID19 Policy and hotel protocols prior to your journey as there may changes if the situation dictates. The protocols published online by Loews are the official policies for the property.
In keeping with public health measures, we are making a few changes to our traditional reunion events:
PARTIAL REFUNDS: July 19 - August 27, 2021 (11:59PM CT)
NO REFUNDS - after August 27, 2021 (12:00 AM CT).**
**Reunion goodie bags and swag will NOT be mailed. You may contact the reunion committee and designate someone to pick up your items at the reunion.**
FULL REFUND: August 15, 2021 (11:59PMCT)
NO REFUNDS after August 15, 2021, but you may find someone to replace you and reimburse you directly.
If you wish to cancel, please do so 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid cancellation penalties. Cancellations made within 72 hours of arrival will forfeit one night's room and tax. Cancellations for hotel rooms must be done directly with the hotel and not ABI.
The election for officers for the 2021-2023 term is now open for voting. All Brats with a valid email address should receive an email with a secure link to vote electronically. Can't find it? Check your SPAM folders and/or contact us.
You may also mail in your ballot or complete one at the reunion. Get the details and candidate statements here: VOTE.
If you have any questions, please contact Paul Allen.
Late registration (after July18th) and walk-ins will be $120. Reunion swag bags and contents are subject to availability for late registrants and walk-ins.
If you need more good reasons to register early, we've got 3 for you! Be sure to check out the Early Registration Raffle!
Pro tip #1: Don't wait until 11:58PM on Sunday to discover you don't remember your login credentials! We have 1 Database Director who will be getting slammed over the weekend. As amazing as she is, she cannot respond to a bunch of requests simultaneously at the last second. Give yourself (and our Database Director) a little slack!
Pro tip #2: If you have yet to become a member (create an online account) at www.aramco-brats.com, plan ahead and do that NOW! You will need to allow time for membership request approval.
July 19 - August 27 - Partial refunds will be given if you cancel between these dates. No refunds after August 27th.
August 15, 2021 - Final day to cancel golf or bowling for a full refund. You may find a substitute to reimburse you for your spot after that date.
Are you wishing the Wild Apricot app for AramcoBrat, Inc. had the ABI logo instead of the cute apricot, so it would be more readily recognizable to you? While we can't customize it in the app you download, you can do that yourself on your mobile devices! Here's how:
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