May 21, 2017(CDT) - Last day to purchase tickets for ION Outback Explorer Raffle and "Traveler's" Raffle. ("Traveler's Raffle is open to all Brats, not just reunion attendees.)
May 21, 2017 (CDT) - Last day to for discounted reunion raffle ticket pre-sales. Buy before you go and save! Be sure to click through the link to check out some of the cool items that will be offered.
Vote now to elect AramcoBrat Inc, officers for the 2017-2019 term. In addition, a cost-saving bylaws amendment is on the ballot for your review. Vote today!
Get ready to immerse yourself in some "Floribbean" culture on Thursday evening at the 2017 Reunion (8PM - 10PM) with some Salsa dancing by the pool. Don't worry if you don't know the moves. Our instructor, Tony Lopez, and his assistant will be showing you the steps to this popular dance genre. So bring your dancing shoes and join in or just kick back by the pool and enjoy the music and a tropical, Florida evening.
Commissary Highlights Bulletin for December 1, 1980 - Dated food products, Mexican seasonal festivals, and Turkey Mole.
Commissary Highlights Bulletin for January 15, 1981 - DIY ricotta and "nature's diet drink."
Commissary Highlights Bulletin for January 30, 1981 - An idiom explained, rust stain removal, and a buttery pasta sauce to start the year.
Commissary Highlights Bulletin for February 25, 1981 - Fire extinguishers, DIY mayonnaise, and 50-lb bags of kitty litter substitute that sounds suspiciously like drilling mud.
Commissary Highlights Bulletin for March 12, 1981 - Homemade granola recipe, ladies-first parking, and hotdog v hamburger eaters.
Commissary Highlights Bulletin for April 5, 1981 - Easter merchandise and "Brim" decaf coffee hit the shelves and a recipe for Spicy Beef Jerky.
There's still time to register for the reunion and join us in Ft. Lauderdale. If you're on the fence about attending, hop off on the right side of the fence - the one with Blue Wave beaches and lots of Brats!
What's a Blue Wave beach, you ask? "Blue Wave" is a certification from the Clean Beaches Coalition that indicates a clean, safe, accessible and thoughtfully managed beach. In Texas, for example, there is only 1 "Blue Wave" beach - Rockport Beach. In Greater Ft. Lauderdale, there are 6 (six) for you to choose from!
If you're feeling disappointed about not winning one of the prizes in the Reunion Gift Certificate Raffle, you've got another chance...actually 2 chances, one for reunion attendees and one for everybody! Both raffles are open now through May 21st.
"An all-terrain, any weather speaker for all-day music!"
The ION Outback Explorer Bluetooth speaker will be used at the reunion for Thursday evening's Salsa Dancing on the deck and in the "Rec Center" for tunes powered by YOU. After that, the lucky Brat with the winning raffle ticket will get to take it home to enjoy indoors, poolside, at the beach...wherever!
A trio of hand-stenciled, patterned camels. Each camel is stenciled in a dark bronze metallic paint on heavy, decorative paper and is mounted in a ready-to-hang, 8.5"x11" clip frame. Hang together as a herd or spread the cameliciousness around your home!
We have our lucky winners from the Reunion Gift Certificate Raffle! Congratulations to Linda, Barbara, and Glen! And shukran to all our participants for supporting ABI. We all get to eat the proceeds at the Friday Night Reception!
2nd prize - Barbara Deines-Martin
We have had several changes on the Board this term. To bring you up to date on the comings and goings:
New to the board is Caroline Homolka-Masters (RT '84) who has been appointed to a Director at Large position. Caroline has 30 years of professional sales experience and has served on several boards as a Fundraising Chair. We are looking forward to working with her!
Annie Oskam (DH '72), resigned her position as Reunion Oversight Director. Annie joined the board in 2011 as a Director at Large then took on the role of Reunion Oversight Director in 2013. Liz Germani (RT '84), who was serving as a Director at Large, has been appointed as Annie's replacement for the remainder of this term.
Duane Hopple also left the Board after serving since 2009, first as Database Director then Vice President. The V.P. position is currently vacant.
A warm "ahlaan wasahlaan" to Caroline and a big "shukran" to those departed board members for their many hours of service to the organization and to those Brats who answered our call for nominations and expressed interest in serving this next term!
Our special "early bird" online raffle for reunion attendees is back! Those who register for the reunion by the early registration deadline (3/31/2017 CDT) are eligible to participate in the drawing to win one (or more) of 3 different prizes.
1st prize - 1 complimentary weekend stay certificate (2 nights) from Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Marina. Includes breakfast for two and may be used during reunion.
2nd prize - $100 gift certificate for dinner at the hotel's Nanking Asian Grill, "modern Asian cuisine with a view."
3rd prize - BrAt Ghutra Fun Pack: authentic tasseled ghutra, ghutra tote, ghutra print tumbler, 5 ghutra ballpoint pens, BrAt coffee mug, and BrAt sports towel.
Tickets are $5 each. We will pull a name for each prize, so be sure to buy at least 3! You could win more than one prize!
Please read all rules carefully and good luck!
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