Former Aramcon Jo Watts is Still Playing in the Mud!

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It’s been 17 years since Jo Watts left Saudi Arabia, but the former Aramcon is still playing in the mud. She has recently opened a pottery studio in Smithville, Texas; however, her path towards becoming an artist began long ago.

Remarks by Katie Franck

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Good Morning Ladies and Gentleman! I have to say,  it is early….you can tell this was not planned by college students- because we would never organize anything at this hour! Regardless, I am both honored and humbled by this opportunity to share a few minutes with you this morning, representing not only Elon University but all of the universities selected for the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

Katie Franck Selected to Accept Presidential Award for Elon University

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Elon University has been named one of the nation’s top universities for community service, earning a Presidential Award in the first President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The University, chosen out of 514 that applied for this honor, was recognized for their exemplary overall service learning and outreach program.

2006 Saudi Aramco Annuitants Reunion - Day 2

2006 Saudi Aramco Annuitants Reunion - Day 2

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The second day of the Saudi Aramco Annuitants Reunion was packed with fun. Golfers were out of bed early meeting in the hotel lobby at 7:00 a.m.. They were bussed to the Ledgestone Country Club for a "shotgun start" at 8:30 a.m. The tournament was scheduled to last until 2:00 p.m. For you golf enthusiasts, here are some entertaining facts about the Ledgestone Golf Course:

2006 Saudi Aramco Annuitants Reunion - Day 3

2006 Saudi Aramco Annuitants Reunion - Day 3

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It was hard to believe how fast the time was flying when the third day of the reunion arrived. Among the day's activities were the Tennis Tournament, a continuation of the Social and Duplicate Bridge Tournaments and the Sideline Exhibits, or just a day of relaxation and beautification in preparation for the evening semi-formal banquet dinner.

2004 Annuitants Reunion - Day 3

2004 Annuitants Reunion - Day 3

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With talk of hurricanes headed towards the south-east coast, it was not surprising that the weather was spotty at best. But with some stroke of luck, Monday's weather made way for both the golf and tennis tournaments.

2006 Saudi Aramco Annuitants Reunion - Day 1

2006 Saudi Aramco Annuitants Reunion - Day 1

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A long-standing tradition, this year's reunion marked the 25th Biannual Saudi Aramco Annuitants Reunion and the 50th Anniversary of the reunions.

Join Us for the 2006 Saudi Aramco Annuitants Reunion

Join Us for the 2006 Saudi Aramco Annuitants Reunion

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Join us for the 2006 Saudi Aramco Annuitants Reunion being held May 29th through June 1st in beautiful Branson, Missouri located in America's heartland at the foot of the scenic Ozark Mountains.  We'll be providing daily coverage of memories in the making as friends re-unite over four fun-filled days and nights.

Houston Educators Teach About Saudi Arabia

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One year ago Saudi Aramco hosted a group of educators from the Houston area for a nine-day tour of the Kingdom which included visits to Dhahran, Dammam, Al Khobar, Riyadh and Jeddah. Participants returned to Houston not only more enriched by their experience but eager to share their deeper understanding of Saudi Arabia with fellow educators and faculty, students, friends and family.

The Unfurling by Nimah Ismail Nawwab

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A new poetry volume by Nimah Ismail Nawwab. With a clear voice she precisely conveys remarkable insights into Saudi Arabia and the world beyond that entwines an ancient society.

2004 Annuitants Reunion - Day 2

2004 Annuitants Reunion - Day 2

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Several annuitants participated in the Sideline Exhibits. As noted in a display, the original intent of sidelines is to "share activities, interests, and accomplishments since retirement.

2004 Annuitants Reunion - Day 4

2004 Annuitants Reunion - Day 4

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The final day of the 2004 Annuitants Reunion was dedicated to good-byes. People departed throughout the day and lingering Aramcons relaxed in the lobby at the Carolina until it was time to go.

2004 Annuitants Reunion - Day 1

2004 Annuitants Reunion - Day 1

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Although the reunion was scheduled to begin Saturday, August 28, some of us arrived early to the beautiful Pinehurst Resort only to wait with anticipation for the arrival of our friends. To pass the time, we took a leisurely walk along one of the Resort's eight nationally ranked golf courses, then meandered into the small village of Pinehurst filled with specialty shops and restaurants.

Join Us for the Saudi Aramco 2004 Annuitants Reunion

Join Us for the Saudi Aramco 2004 Annuitants Reunion

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Visit aramcoexpats.com from August 28th through 31st for coverage of four fun-filled days of familiar faces, friendship, and memories at the Saudi Aramco 2004 Annuitants Reunion in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

Houston Educators' Visit - Day 6

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The Kingdom School is a modern K-12 school designed as a showcase of educational innovation in both the kingdom and the region.  The chief mission for the school is to attract the best and brightest students.  Innovative planning guides the futuristic institution in its physical environment, teaching methods and academic administration.

Houston Educators' Visit - Day 5

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On Friday, June 4, after four days of whirlwind tours, educators were given a morning to relax and unwind in preparation for a 4:30 p.m. departure from the King Fahd Airport to Riyadh. In the morning, the Dhahran School Teachers invited the Houston Educators for coffee, casual visiting and the sharing of ideas.

Houston Educators' Visit - Day 4

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On the morning of Thursday, June 3, Houston Educators were treated to a bit of Saudi commerce as they visited Al-Rashid Mall in Al-Khobar. They were all waiting at the front door of Eastern Jewelry at 8:50 for the doors to open. After much looking, bargaining and purchasing, they left the shop with at least 20 name necklaces, numerous earrings, bangles and chains. They continued around the mall, stopping at the Silver Museum, Jarir Bookstore, Middle East artifact stores and of course Starbuck’s Coffee.

Houston Educators' Visit - Day 3

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The educators began their day with a breakfast hosted by Mustafa Jalali, Vice President, Saudi Aramco Affairs. Mr. Jalali greeted the group expressing his appreciation of them coming to Saudi Arabia.