Dhahran — After 28 years with Saudi Aramco, Upstream Ventures Special Projects Division principal professional George Yeung has retired. Born in Hong Kong, Yeung and his wife, Cynthia, have three children — Jason, Jennifer and Jordan — and four grandchildren — Riley, Darcy, Preston, and Hunter.
Aramco Annuitants Kim and Dave Shaner are pleased to announce the birth of their fifth grandchild, Eveleigh Rose Shaner, born on Sunday, June 24th, 2018. Proud and happy parents are Josh and Ashleigh Shaner.
Austin Hafla 2018 is just around the corner. Registration ended August 1st, but if you missed the deadline, send us your Registration information by PDF or phone this week along with a photo of your payment and we will add you to our 'official' list. We want everyone to join us this September.
If your name is not on the OFFICIAL HAFLA PARTICIPANTS list by August 1, we will miss you at the Hafla. That would be so sad! On 8/2/18 the Hyatt will receive our list of registered attendees. The Hyatt discounted rate vanishes if you're not registered for the Hafla. Both are required.
Every year has its noteworthy events, and 1952 was no exception. In February in the U.K., Elizabeth II became Queen of England upon the death of her father, King George VI. In May, also in the U.K., the jet age of travel was born with the introduction into service of the world’s first passenger jet, the ill-fated de Havilland DH 106 Comet.
The moment you have been waiting for has arrived! Yep, after months of negotiations, your intrepid reunion committee is excited to announce that our group room reservations are now open at Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort.
Come join us at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort to celebrate our friendships--those from our Aramco days and the new ones we will make in September. Tell your friends to book their rooms at the Hyatt ASAP and complete their Hafla Registration Forms ASAP as well.
Many of you may recognize this photo of Jeffrey of Arabia. Jeffrey Jaszczak was just 11 years old when the photo was taken. He lived in Dhahran behind the snack bar and then on Hufuf in Dhahran Hills when the photo was selected for a promotional ad for Aramco in the 80's.
This past March 16th, 2018, Grace and Bob Banta celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary aboard the cruise ship, Caribbean Princess, by reenacting the wedding ceremony and by renewing their vows.
It is with great pleasure that Rais Akhtar announces the birth of his grandchildren, a boy and a girl, born to his daughter, Wasiqa, on April 11, 2018.
After spending several years in Abqaiq, Shirley and Cornell retired to Mableton, Georgia. They arrived in the “Friendly City” in 1980 and retired in 2012. While living in Abqaiq, they were involved in the Boy and Girl Scouts, Little League Baseball, the Abqaiq School and the SEAE.
“Life takes you unexpected places, love brings you home.” – Melissa McClone. With planning well and truly underway for the next KSA Saudi Aramco Annuitants Reunion in March 2019, the big question is “why should I return?”
Andrea Kopczynski Peterson, daughter of Barbara and Ed Kopczynski, is suffering from Scleroderma, a rare autoimmune disease. Andrea grew up in Ras Tanura and Dhahran along with her sister Erica and brother Patrick who died in 2010 and whose two children Andrea and her husband Craig have taken in to raise as their own along with their four children.
See the February 5, 2018 list of registrations at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa. When your Austin Hafla 2018 Registration forms and payment are received, you become an official attendee. See you in September!
Austin Hafla 2018 may be less than 8 months away, but it feels as though it's just around the corner. We hope you will join us for a great time at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa this September.
Saudi Aramco Expatriate Schools is conducting an alumni survey. If you are an alumnus, your participation would be appreciated. If you are not an alumnus but know someone who is, it would be helpful if you passed this survey along.
Aramco Annuitants Mohammad Riaz Baig, Badge #73629, and Aasia K. Baig are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Aneesa R. Baig, to Adeel Izhar Javed on August 19, 2017, in Northern Virginia. Guests from the UK, France, and Pakistan graced the event making it a large family and friends reunion too.
Aramco Annuitants Dave and Kim Shaner are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Rachel Shaner, to Cliff Folsom on October 07, 2017 in New Orleans, LA. The couple now resides in The Woodlands, Texas.
Several Saudi Aramco Annuitants reunite at Katherine Lavenue and Christopher Morrow’s wedding, July 15, 2017, in Oklahoma City.
Daughter, Lisa Rich Hunter, shares the announcement of her mother Marion Rich DeFord's upcoming 90th birthday on November 6, 2017. On behalf of all Aramco ExPats, we wish Marion a very happy birthday.