Girl Scout Cookies Arrive in Arabia

Girl Scout Cookies Arrive in Arabia

BY Tim Barger / /

In 1950, the Girl Scout Cookie sale came to Saudi Arabia for the first time. In the photograph below, fourteen-year old Mariner, Louise Snyder of Stamford, Connecticut, gives cartons of cookies to her father, L.M. Snyder, Vice-President of Arabian American Oil Company, to deliver to the Girl Scouts in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 9000 miles away.

Visiting Other Sites Around Saudi Arabia

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Along with visits to residential camps, ExPats and Brats at the 2009 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia reunion visited some of the beautiful sites throughout the country.

Message from Don Reilly

BY Reilly Financial Advisors / /

I must say I had a great time at the Aramco Reunion in Las Vegas. Being able to meet with current clients, old friends and acquaintances who I have come to know during my visits to the Kingdom over the past 34 years, was a pleasure.

Jabal Las Vegas 2008 Gala Dinner

Jabal Las Vegas 2008 Gala Dinner

BY Aramco ExPats / /

On Wednesday, October 1st, the final night of the 2008 Annuitant Reunion, Jabal Las Vegas, 1,000+ attendees gathered for the traditional Gala Festival at Paris Hotel and Casino. Pre-dinner activities once again included a cocktail hour with a formal photo opportunity to help commemorate this year’s reunion with your closest Aramcon friends.

Dhahran Girl Scouts from the Early 1960s

Dhahran Girl Scouts from the Early 1960s

BY AramcoExPats.com / /

Sheri (MH Wahba) Anderson sent us this wonderful photo of her Dhahran Girl Scout troop, taken in the late 50s or early 60s.

Tim Barger's 75th Anniversary Speech

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Tim Barger, son of former Aramco President & CEO, Thomas C. Barger, was invited, along with 30 other children of early Aramco employees who also grew up in the Kingdom, to help celebrate the company’s 75th Anniversary. On May 20th, at a dinner hosted by Saudi Aramco President and CEO Abdullah Jum’ah, Tim gave a speech about his experience growing up as an American youth in Saudi Arabia. He has given us permission to share his words on Aramco ExPats.

Jabal Las Vegas 2008

Jabal Las Vegas 2008

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Karen and Albert Fallon will host the next Saudi Aramco Annuitant's Reunion which will be held in Las Vegas at the Paris Hotel and Casino, right on the heart of the Strip.

Beneath Saudi Sands

Beneath Saudi Sands

BY Aramco ExPats / /

In 1932, a 37-year-old engineer employed by the Standard Oil Company of California (Socal) made a habit of climbing the highest point on the island of Bahrain, about 20 miles across the Persian Gulf from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Former Aramcon Jo Watts is Still Playing in the Mud!

BY Aramco ExPats / /

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

BY Aramco ExPats / /

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

BY Aramco ExPats / /

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

BY Aramco ExPats / /

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

BY Aramco ExPats / /

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

BY Aramco ExPats / /

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

BY Aramco ExPats / /

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

BY Aramco ExPats / /

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

BY Aramco ExPats / /

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.