The following was mailed to all AramcoBrats for whom we had
an email address on August 12, 2004.
To improve our service to the Brat community, we have set up an
email announcement list, which will be reserved for official ABI
business. We don't expect the list to receive more than one or two
messages a month. We recognize that some folks might find even
low level of email traffic to be intrusive. If you'd prefer not to
receive an occasional ABI announcement, you can just reply to this
message (or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org)and we'll
remove your address from the announcement
list. If you unsubscribe from the announcement list, you're
to rejoin later.
1. Calling All AdBaks
2. Houston 2005 Reunion Hotel Reservations
3. Help Wanted - Reunion Class Party Night
4. Help Wanted - Reunion Tennis and Golf Tournaments
5. From the ABI Test Kitchens
6. Newsletter/Address Verification
1. CALLING ALL ADBAKS!!!
As you know, the ABI runs on donations from Brats - we call these
donations AdBaks (Administrative Baksheesh). The recommended
amount is $18 if you live in the U.S. or $23 if you live overseas.
(Feel free to donate beyond that...we won't mind!)
It would be of great help to our planning if we had an idea how
money we have to work with for this term. If you have not yet
your 2003-2005 AdBak, please use the form in the newsletter or on
website to do so.
Questions? Contact our Treasurer, Cathie McCoy at
2. HOUSTON 2005 REUNION HOTEL RESERVATIONS
We are pleased to report that, after a brief delay to sort out
technical issues, the Hilton (2005 reunion hotel) webpage
for reunion reservations is now online and ready for use. To make
your reservations, point a browser (Microsoft Internet Explorer or
Netscape Navigator only) at
and click the "Book a Room" button below the hotel picture. The
has negotiated a special room rate of $79/night for rooms, so make
sure you tell the reservation clerk you're an AramcoBrat if you
for your reservation. The reunion dates are Thursday, May 26
Monday, May 30. The banquet is in the evening on Sunday, May 29.
The special $79 rate is available to Brats three days prior and
days after the reunion.
There are no suites available at this time. We expect a limited
number of Junior, One Bedroom and Two Bedroom suites to become
available no later than December 2004. If you would like to be
placed on a wait list for a suite, please contact Diana
Ryrholm-Geerdes at email@example.com. In order to assure
you have accommodations at the reunion, you should reserve regular
room(s) now, which you can cancel if a suite becomes available.
3. HELP WANTED - REUNION CLASS PARTY NIGHT
Saturday night at the reunion is designated as class party night.
are looking for one person from each class to organize the
for their class. You can plan to get together to look at old
and yearbooks, go out to dinner, have a hotel-catered event in one
the meeting rooms, or whatever else you might like to do with your
class. If you're interested in helping with your class event,
contact Gretchen Connally (ABI Class Rep Coordinator) and Penny
Dougharty-Mahers (Houston Reunion Committee) at
4. HELP WANTED - REUNION TENNIS AND GOLF TOURNAMENTS
The 2005 Houston Reunion Committee is looking for a couple of
volunteers to assist in organizing the tennis and golf tournaments
(they already have a volunteer for the bowling tournament) to be
during the reunion. They would prefer someone who lives in the
Houston area and plays the sport. If you are interested, please
contact Penny Dougharty-Mahers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. FROM THE ABI TEST KITCHENS
We are very excited to announce our plans to put together an
AramcoBrats, Inc. Community Cookbook. Remember those great
Women's Group cookbooks that our moms had?? Let's aim for
of similar greatness! If there is sufficient interest, our plan
to put together a great cookbook that has traditional family
favorites, as well as all of those great Middle Eastern recipes
our families collected during our years in the Kingdom.
Please submit your favorite recipes as soon as possible to
Connally. You can email email@example.com or send them in
the mail to 116 Sapphire Lake Drive, Kyle, TX 78640. If you have
questions about the project, please feel free to email Gretchen.
6. NEWSLETTER/ADDRESS VERIFICATION
The Spring 2004 issue of the ABI newsletter was mailed out last
month. If you have not received yours yet, please contact our
Database Director, Sherri Dent-Moxley (firstname.lastname@example.org) to
confirm that we have your correct current mailing information.
can complete the online address change form
(http://www.aramco-brats.com/address_change_form.htm) to update
mailing and email information for you.
If you didn't receive your newsletter, you can view it online as
Adobe Acrobat file at
contain ABI costs, we are no longer remailing newsletters that are
returned to us.
Please let me know if you have any questions or comments about how
the ABI is doing.
Hope you are having an enjoyable summer,
Diana Ryrholm-Geerdes RT 1962
for the ABI Board of Directors
This is the ABI Announcement List, a low-traffic list reserved
official ABI business. To unsubscribe, send an email with your
and class to email@example.com.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
© 1996-2022 AramcoBrats Inc., All Rights Reserved
AramcoBrats Inc. and this website are not affiliated or sponsored by Saudi Aramco
"Aramco" is a registered trademark of Saudi Aramco