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ABI Announcement List #34 - February 20, 2008

20 Feb 2008 5:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
In this announcement:

1 - The Envelope Please? And the 2009 Reunion Hotel is?
2 - What I really want to do is direct
3 - Brats to Meet in Vegas
4 - Departures and Arrivals
5 - I Decline Your Kind Invitation


1 - The Envelope Please?
The long wait is over. You don't have to guess anymore. The ABI has signed a contract with a Los Angeles area hotel and given the 2009 ABI reunion a place to call home. We've chosen a hotel that combines best price, convenience and the best quality hotel experience possible. It is a real gem that is just perfect for our group. Just five minutes from LAX, this property couldn't be any more convenient for those traveling from anywhere in the world. At the same time the facilities are superb and the hotel has recently undergone a complete renovation so it will be in very comfortable yet pristine condition for our reunion. The hotel boasts three restaurants, two bars, a Starbucks and a variety of other services without leaving the property. All that and the negotiated price of $109/night just can't be beat in the area.

The hotel is the Marriott LAX and you can see some photos of the place right now, Just go to the Reunion Tab and choose Hotel Images.

2 - What I Really Want to do is Direct
The ABI has received word from Saudi Aramco World magazine of a new audio/video competition open to our younger folks. At stake is a new iPod Touch or iPod Nano for the winning digital audio/video entries. If you are under the age of 24 or you know someone who is a Brat who is in that age group, go to http://saudiaramcoworld.com/rac/ for more information about the competition. Tell 'em the ABI sent you.

3 - Minireunion in Vegas
The good folks organizing the upcoming Las Vegas mini reunion have their Web site up and running and it looks fantastic. If you are thinking of hitting Vegas to hang out with some of your Brat brethren this April, the organizers invite you to check out their website at http://bratgetaway.com

4 - Departures and Arrivals.
We have always maintained that service on the ABI board should take second or even third or fourth place to our board members' personal and work lives. Unfortunately, I must report to you that our Vice President, Marie Littlejohn-Dunn DH'77 has asked to resign from her position on the ABI board in order to devote her time to those other priorities. Her sharp intelligence and quick wit will be missed on the board, but we wholeheartedly support her decision. Never fear, however. Marie promises to be in LA with bells on her toes and - if we're all lucky - another gorgeous quilt.

Marie's departure leaves us with at least one and possibly two holes on the ABI board. We have a list of folks who have said they are interested in a board position in the past that we will be working on, but if you think you're not on it, want to re-emphasize your devotion and dedication to your fellow Brats, or want to throw your name into the hat, drop Gary Barnes DH'70 a line at nominations@aramco-brats.com

5 - I Decline Your Kind Invitation
In accordance with the results from a ballot question in 2005, the ABI will from time to time share contact information on groups of Brats with Aramco Services Company for the purpose of invitations to events hosted by the company. Our agreement with ASC is that this information will be for their sole use and is not to be shared with any other third party for any reason. If you prefer to not have your contact information shared with ASC for this purpose, you may opt out of the program by completing the form at http://www.aramco-brats.com/ASC_Form.html

Only fill this form out if you do NOT want to receive information from Aramco Services. Those Brats who have previously notified us that their information is not to be published are automatically excluded from the program.

Best wishes from the ABI board and keep your eye on LA for Memorial Day weekend 2009. More information will be posted on http://www.aramco-brats.com as it becomes available and check your mailbox in the coming weeks for the upcoming newsletter.



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