Last Call! Aramco Retirement Benefits and Financial Planning

Last Call! Aramco Retirement Benefits and Financial Planning

BY Reilly Financial Advisors / /

Your future Aramco retirement is inevitable. Are you prepared to address the questions that come along with it and the planning involved? This is your last chance to reserve your seat as spots are filling up quickly for RFA’s event.

Laurene Ann Opdyke Nursing Scholarship

Laurene Ann Opdyke Nursing Scholarship

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Richard Opdyke is happy to announce the formation, through the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, of the Laurene Ann Opdyke Nursing Scholarship.

Andrew Guinosso: Aramco Annuitant Turned Author

Andrew Guinosso: Aramco Annuitant Turned Author

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Like most Aramco annuitants, Andrew Guinosso has lived an active life since his retirement from his position in Management Development for the company in 2003 after 24 years of service. Today Andrew calls Reno, Nevada home.

Attention: Calling All Girl Scouts

Attention: Calling All Girl Scouts

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Do you remember camp outs? What about an overnight at Half Moon Bay? The Dhahran Girl Scouts invite Girl Scout alumnae and leaders from across the Eastern Province to share their memories and photographs as part of their 70th Anniversary celebration being held this February 18th, 2017 in Dhahran.

2016 Year in Review

2016 Year in Review

BY Aramco ExPats / /

See what made this year an amazing one for Aramco ExPats and the community.

Aramco Retirement Benefits and Financial Planning

Aramco Retirement Benefits and Financial Planning

BY Reilly Financial Advisors / /

Do you have questions or concerns regarding your future Aramco retirement and the planning involved? Please join Reilly Financial Advisors for a special presentation regarding how financial planning can enhance your Aramco retirement benefits.

Chicken Soup for the Aramcon Soul

Chicken Soup for the Aramcon Soul

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Former Aramcon Andrew Guinosso is embarking on a wonderful project that will enrich the souls of all Aramcons and he asks for your help. Basing his project off the popular “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series, he plans to capture what it means to be an expatriate in Saudi Arabia through a collection of submitted stories.

Welcoming the New Year with Exercise: The Three R's

Welcoming the New Year with Exercise: The Three R's

BY Aramco ExPats / /

If you're like me, you make New Years resolutions every year, always with the best of intentions of keeping them, with varied results. High on my list of resolutions this year is to exercise more.

New Years Around the World

New Years Around the World

BY Aramco ExPats / /

In a few days many of us will be awaiting the midnight hour, eager to welcome in New Year 2017. If you're at all like me, you'll be asking yourself what happened to 2016? It seems like it started only a few weeks ago. As it says on clock faces everywhere, "Tempus fugit"—i.e., "Time flies."

Christmas in Khobar - Part 2

Christmas in Khobar - Part 2

BY Tim Barger / /

In Part One, eight-year-old Tim has set out on Christmas Eve morning to buy Christmas presents for his family at Aramco's canteen which is situated in a green portable next to the mail center.

Christmas in Khobar - Part 1

Christmas in Khobar - Part 1

BY Tim Barger / /

I’m about eight and have ten riyals to buy Christmas presents for my family. No problem. 

Farmer Joe Remembers Arabia

Farmer Joe Remembers Arabia

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Just like all the rest of us who work or once worked at Aramco, Joe LeBlanc remembers his badge number (Hint: It starts with a "1"). Just like us as well, he carries with him fond memories of his days living and working in the Kingdom.

ICC Concert Satisfaction Survey

ICC Concert Satisfaction Survey

BY Aramco ExPats / /

The International Concert Committee (ICC) is conducting a study to measure your satisfaction with their concerts.

A Yule Goat in Finnish Lapland

A Yule Goat in Finnish Lapland

BY Aramco ExPats / /

The Finns are different. Ask anyone who's spent time around them or visited their country. Or ask a Finn yourself, if you happen to know one. They're part of Scandinavia but they're not true Scandinavians or Nordics.

Separation of Service Brings About Many Changes

Separation of Service Brings About Many Changes

BY Reilly Financial Advisors / /

At some point, every Aramcon will face the complexities associated with Separation of Service. And regardless of when that time of separation approaches, it is no understatement that one must devise a strategy and lay out the logistics to accessing their hard-earned money once they’ve left Aramco. It can seem an overwhelming task, with many options. So which option is best for you? Proper planning is a necessity given all that must be considered.

The Golden Age of Islam

The Golden Age of Islam

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Earlier this year, three feature articles on the history of Saudi Arabia appeared in this newsletter. They were based on materials available from the Saudi Speakers Bureau. This week we return to that subject with a fourth installment.

Giving Thanks Around the World

Giving Thanks Around the World

BY Aramco ExPats / /

On Thursday of this week, Americans will celebrate their Thanksgiving. This is a time when families and friends gather together to celebrate fellowship and give thanks for God's blessings.

Do You Remember Being a Girl Scout in Saudi Arabia?

Do You Remember Being a Girl Scout in Saudi Arabia?

BY Aramco ExPats / /

The Girl Scouts in Dhahran are celebrating their 70th anniversary and we are calling all former Aramcons who were part of Dhahran Girl Scouts to share their memories.