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  • 07 Jul 2015 10:10 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Here are the results of the 2015-2017 Aramco Brats Board of Directors election which were announced at the reunion banquet on May 24th.  Thanks to the ease of online voting, we had fantastic participation - 375 (71 mailed, 23 scanned and emailed , 281 electronic)!  Thanks to everyone for participating in choosing your elected officers for next term!

    Hirath Ghori (DH '75)
    Vice President         
    Duane Hopple (RT '79)
    Gina Hess-Tanner (AB '76)
    Treasurer Tom Littlejohn (DH '84)

    Per ABI's bylaws, the winner was determined by simple majority. The election data and results have been reviewed and ratified by Kathy Strickland Rankin, DH 87 and Christy Davidson Cox, DH 87.  Full election results and description of voting processes can be viewed here: 2015 Nominations Report.pdf

    Questions regarding nominations process or other volunteer opportunities should be directed to Melanie Penoyer.

  • 01 Jun 2015 8:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    For those of you who couldn't make the reunion or just want some extra goodies, leftover 2015 reunion merchandise is now available in the online Suq!

    Quantities are very limited on some items, so get 'em while we have 'em!  You got to ghutrify!


  • 18 May 2015 11:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    BONUS: Welcome to Clutch City!


    Tickets for games 3 (Saturday!) and 4 at Toyota Center will be on sale!

    The Rockets will face the Golden State Warriors in the Western
    Conference Finals. Game 1 will be Tuesday in Oakland. ALL...

  • 18 May 2015 11:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    #10 - Did Someone Say Beach?


    The warm breezes and temperate waters of the Gulf of Mexico are just an hour* away.  Take in the historic and recreational attractions on Galveston Island.  Enjoy the Historic Pleasure Pier, salt water fishing, the 1877 Tall Ship Elissa, or Moody Gardens, a 242-acre theme park, education center, and pleasure garden, all in one.

    We've only just scratched the surface of things to do and see on this fascinating, historic island.  Find out more about Galveston Island, the gambling capital and playground of the wealthy before Las Vegas was even a twinkle in anyone's eye.

    For a shorter excursion, try the Kemah Boardwalk, located just 45 min.* from the Omni on Galveston Bay. The boardwalk features waterfront dining, retail, and amusements and was voted 2014 Local’s Choice Award Winner for Best Attraction and Best Place to Take A Visitor.

    Come on in!  The water is fine!

    *Check traffic conditions! There will be traffic on the causeway Memorial Day weekend.

  • 17 May 2015 4:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    #9 - Ghutra Is the New Black!

    If we can’t tempt you with private night clubs, drink specials and great Middle Eastern food….then maybe our swag bag goodies will motivate you to attend this Brat Reunion? We searched long, far and hard to bring you a few accessories that will have you rockin’ the ghutra look this season.

    Check out these ghutra tote bags made from real cotton ghutra material. You will appreciate the water-resistant lining and sturdy handles on these tote bags -- designed and manufactured to our exacting quality standards and specifications.

    And why not pour yourself a stiff drink in one of these ghutra-inspired tumblers? We are sure you will find them handy at the reunion but hope they remind you of “the homeland” for many more drinks to come.

    Our motto this reunion: Black is out….ghutra is in!

  • 17 May 2015 12:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    #8 - The Omni Has Features That Will Blow Your Abaya Off!

    The Omni Houston Hotel is a relaxing oasis in the big city!  Nestled on beautiful, wooded grounds along Buffalo Bayou, you will forget you are in the middle of H-town and just minutes from great shopping and dining options.  

    Features include lovely outdoor spaces, pools, water features, a jogging trail, and even swans. Relax and rejuvenate in the Mokara Spa or work off that shawarma in the Fitness Center.

    On-site dining and bar options include Noe Bar and Noe Grill, Cafe on the Green, and the Black Swan.  Wear your badge and enjoy a 10% discount off menus (excluding alcoholic beverages).  Order off the daily drink special menus we've arranged for some some great savings!

    If you are traveling with your children, ask about the Omni Sensational Kids program!

  • 16 May 2015 8:50 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    #7 - The Bull Ride Is Included

    Check out the cover of the Texas Monthly issue that is about to hit newsstands!  What a happy coincidence because what would a Texas party be without a mechanical bull?  You can celebrate "Urban Cowboy" turning 35 in style atop a mechanical bull at the Friday Welcome Reception.  We'll provide some food and a photo booth, you can provide the entertainment! Hats and boots are welcome but no spurs, please.

    Ride 'em, cowboy!

    A sneak preview of our June issue cover. Can you believe it's been 35 years?

    Posted by Texas Monthly on Friday, May 15, 2015

  • 15 May 2015 5:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    #6 - Poolside Movies!

    What's better than watching movies with your childhood friends? Watching them while enjoying a balmy Gulf Coast evening by the pool!  Catch some Brat favorites, "Home" and "Hamad and the Pirates" on Friday and Saturday evenings starting after sunset (~9PM). Movies will be shown on the wall below the stair-stepped waterfall.  Kick back and enjoy!

  • 15 May 2015 9:04 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    #5 - You Don't Have to Run from Security!

    No curfew.  No Security.  No worries...just Brats.  Stay out as late as you want and chat, dance, sing or play loud music together. Enjoy our "Garage Band" instruments/room for a jam session, or join us at the Black Swan for some karaoke on Thursday night (8PM to 2AM) to get this party started and rock the casbah! 

    Yallah, yallah!

  • 14 May 2015 12:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Some important deadlines are just around the corner!

    -- Online reunion registration will close at midnight Sunday, May 17th.  You will still be able to register on site at the reunion.

    -- Final day to cancel reunion registration (partial refund) is Sunday, May 17th!

    -- Final day to cancel golf for full refund is Friday, May 15th.  No refunds after that date, but a new player may pay you directly to take your spot.

    -- Online raffle ticket pre-sales will also close at midnight (CDT) Sunday, May 17th. Purchase now to enjoy the pre-reunion discount and have them waiting for you at the registration desk.

    All deadlines are midnight CDT.

    Hammi-hammi, y'all!

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