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
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
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
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
drop Gary Barnes DH'70 a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
5 - I Decline Your Kind Invitation
In accordance with the results from a ballot question in 2005, the
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
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
as it becomes available and check your mailbox in the coming weeks for
the upcoming newsletter.
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