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  • 16 Sep 2022 3:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hey Brats! If you haven't booked your room for the 2023 Reunion yet, you'd better hurry! All the suites in our room block have been reserved. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list for suites (in case of cancelation), please go ahead and reserve a standard room, then email hotel@aramco-brats.com requesting to be placed on the suite waitlist, and be sure to include your reservation confirmation number for your standard room.


  • 25 Jun 2022 2:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The 2023 AramcoBrat Reunion will be held June 8, 2023 to June 12, 2023 at The Woodlands Resort in Texas! 

    Reserve your rooms NOW!

    The Woodlands Resort calls itself “an oasis beneath the pines” – how perfect is that? Our Brat Oasis! The resort is beautiful and has everything we Brats love, including fantastic pool areas with waterpark and lazy river, golf course, tennis courts, pickle ball, hiking/biking/kayaking options, and close proximity to local attractions like the Woodlands Waterway, Market Street, and the Cynthia Woods Pavillion. Who doesn’t love summer in the Texas Piney Woods?!  And situated just 30 miles from downtown Houston, you can step out of our forested oasis and enjoy the big city!

    Check out the hotel webpage for important details and information and make your room reservations ASAP! Registration for the reunion itself will be coming in 2023. Stay tuned!

  • 20 Jun 2022 8:09 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Database maintenance has been completed, and everything should be accessible again.  If you have a moment, please log in and verify that your contact information looks correct. Shukran!

  • 15 Jun 2022 9:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Parts of your ABI database will be unavailable from ~5PM Friday, June 17 through midnight Sunday, June 19 while we do some cleanup and polishing.  If you need to log in and update your address info, please do so before then!

  • 07 Jan 2022 6:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Happy New Year, Brat community!  We have some exciting news to share regarding the 2023 Reunion! 

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    First, we are pleased to announce that Randa Chichakli has agreed to be the 2023 Reunion Chair! We are confident that Randa's extensive experience and appreciation for the reunions will provide for an excellent reunion.  Learn more about Randa in her own words:  "My family lived in Saudi Arabia from 1973 to 1995, and I graduated from 9th grade with the Dhahran Class of 1987.  After that was Marymount London for boarding school, then University of Texas for an engineering degree. Since the Aramco days, I’ve been based in the US and have traveled widely for work and fun. 2022 is the start of a new chapter as I move to Belize to enjoy island life in the Caribbean! I’ve been going to the Brat Reunions since 1999 and I hope to never miss one.  I love everything about the reunions… connecting face-to-face with my childhood friends and meeting new friends that expand my Brat family. I’m so excited to be a part of pulling the next reunion together… it’s gonna be great!!"  Thank you for taking up the charge of leading the next reunion, Randa! 

    Second, the 2023 Reunion will be held the weekend of June 8-12 instead of the traditional Memorial Day weekend.  We understand change can be hard - especially of late - but, based on feedback from several members of the Brat community, we determined that holding the reunion a little later would allow for more of our brethren to attend.  We are excited to see how this change can improve attendance for more of our community.

    We are excited about the new year and cannot wait to start planning for the event we all look forward to!  Stay tuned for more details! 

  • 08 Dec 2021 8:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hafla 2022 is Way More Than a Cruise- It's All About the People!




    Hafla 2022 Cruise will be a five-night cruise leaving Miami on October 31 and returning to Miami on November 5, 2022.

    The only good thing to come out of Covid-19 is the cruise lines are negotiating excellent cruise packages.

    Click here for additional information on Hafla 2022.  Brats Welcome!

    Note:  This is not an ABI event nor the Aramco Brat Reunion (more details on that coming in early 2022)!

  • 19 Nov 2021 7:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Here are the results of the 2021-2023 Aramco Brats Board of Directors election which were announced at the reunion banquet on September 5th.  Thanks to the ease of online voting, we had fantastic participation - 240 votes were received! Shukran for participating in choosing your elected officers for next term!

    How Brats Voted

    President

    Liz Germani (RT '84)

    Vice President         

    Sandra Kerr Louchard (DH '84)

    Secretary

    Amber Perkins Neal (DH '86)

    Treasurer

    Tom Littlejohn (DH '84)


    Per ABI's bylaws, the winner was determined by simple majority. The election data and results have been reviewed and ratified by Lisa Lindeken, DH 89.  Full election results and description of voting processes can be viewed here.

    Questions regarding nominations process or other volunteer opportunities should be directed to Paul Allen.

  • 19 Nov 2021 6:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Interested in volunteering for the next reunion? You may not realize it, but the reunions are A LOT of work!  While the exact location has yet to be determined, we are hoping to host it in a major Texas city.  We know the Texas Brat contingent is as big as the state itself, so pull up your boot straps and lend a hand!  

    If you possess the skills below, give us a holler!  Most volunteer work is done via conference call and/or by email approximately once month. Time commitment and meeting frequency increase with the planning cycle for the Bi-Annual Brat Reunion.

    • Leadership skills
    • Manage a budget
    • Must be proficient in MS Office skills (Excel, Word)
    • Zoom (virtual conference skills)
    • Familiarity/previous attendance at reunions
    • Ability to motivate a group of volunteers
    • Sufficient free time to carry out duties
    • Keen organizational skills
    To throw your Stetson in the ring or to learn more, contact reunion2023@aramco-brats.com.

    If you are interested in learning more about the ABI Board or volunteering in a short-term capacity, please contact us!
  • 06 Nov 2021 9:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Marharba, Brats! Aramco Brats, Inc., began a new term, November 1, 2021. We are proud to present our board for the 2021-2023 term:

    Liz Germani​ (RT '84). President
    Sandra Kerr-Louchard​ (DH '84), Vice President
    Tom Littlejohn​ (DH '84), Treasurer
    Amber Perkins-Neal ​(DH '86), Secretary
    Bridget Halpin ​(DH '84), Reunion Oversight Director
    Paul Allen ​(DH '89), Director at Large (Nominations)
    Dawn Kolb ​(DH '92), Website Director
    Marie Littlejohn-Dunn ​(DH '77), Director at Large
    Cynthia (Cindy) Metcalfe ​(DH '84), Publications Director
    Selma Zein ​(DH '06), Database Director

    Aramco Brats, Inc. welcomes 1 first-time board member:

    Cynthia (Cindy) Metcalfe​ is joining the board as the Publications Director. The Metcalfes moved to Dhahran in 1976 and settled in to a fine tin-can house on 3rd Street before relocating to the Hills and living the dream in P-Section. Returning stateside to Houston in the early-'80s was less culture shock and more heat and humidity.

    At the Houston Brat Reunion in 2015, Cynthia reconnected with her 3rd Street neighbor, and fellow board member, Tom Littlejohn and the two have been together since.  As part of her work for Housing & Residence Life at Tulane University, Cynthia created and managed content for department and committee newsletters. When not traveling with Tom, she enjoys cooking, crafting and walking Audubon Park in their home city of New Orleans.

  • 16 Sep 2021 1:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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!

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