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Memory Lane: Early women doctors, Materials Supply elevated, local charity runs and Roads of Arabia remembered

Five years ago, "Roads of Arabia — Archaeological Treasures of Saudi Arabia" continued its world tour with a stop in Beijing.

Memory Lane: Early women doctors, Materials Supply elevated, local charity runs and Roads of Arabia remembered

Here are a few of the more interesting headlines we’ve been able to dig up from across the decades in Aramco’s weekly publications.

December 26, 1956

FOUR WOMEN DOCTORS MANAGE BUSY DHAHRAN MEDICAL CENTER

The four women doctors of the Dhahran Health Center operate the out-patient clinic for women and children known as Clinic C, located in health Center, North. 

 

Dr. G.V. Young heads the group in one of the busiest medical centers of its size in the world. She is a woman who has the calm assurance of professional knowledge.

 

Assisting Dr. Young is blonde, cheerful Dr. Emmy Schurink. She was born in Indonesia. She spent her childhood there, but attended the University of Utrecht in Holland for her medical training.

 

Dr. R. F. Kircher, a tall brunette, new to the Field, is from Los Angeles. her medical training was received in Chicago, her specialty being pediatrics.

 

The fourth doctor is small, dark-eyed Dr. Najla Na'aman, who was graduated from the School of Medicine at the American University at Beirut.

December 22, 1976

STREAKER ELECTED VICE PRESIDENT, MATERIALS SUPPLY FUNCTION

At a meeting of the Executive Committee held last month in London, H.A. Streaker was elected vice president, Materials Supply.

 

This change in company organization reflects the growth of the Materials Supply function of the Services Organization -- a function which entails responsibility for all materials associated with normal company operations as well as for all construction programs including the gas gathering program being undertaken by Aramco for the Saudi government.

 

Six departments are involved in this function. They are Purchasing; Materials Planning; Materials Control; Maintenance, Repair and Operations; Materials Storehouse; and Materials Distribution.

December 25, 1996

3,000 IN EASTERN PROVINCE CHARITY RUN

Under the patronage of HRH Muhammad ibn Fahd ibn 'Abd Al-'Aziz, Amir of the Eastern Province, the second annual Province Charity Run took place Dec. 12.

 

More than 3,000 participants joined in the race representing 15 nationalities. The event was attended by the British ambassador to Saudi Arabia and a number of officials and businessmen from the Eastern Province.

 

The Amir honored former international soccer player Salim Marwan and international heavyweight lifter Hamid Al-Jandal, a Saudi Aramco employee.

 

The winners were presented with cups and medallions.

 

December 28, 2016

'ROADS' LEAD TO CHINA

With fascinating displays and eye-catching elements of distinct Arab style, the "Roads of Arabia — Archaeological Treasures of Saudi Arabia" exhibit made its debut at the National Museum of China in Beijing on Dec. 20 following successful tours in Europe and North America.

 

Organized by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, the State Administration of Cultural Heritage of China, and the National Museum of China, the three-month exhibition — sponsored by Saudi Aramco — is a flagship cultural event designed to deepen the cultural bonds between Saudi Arabia and China by promoting Saudi history and culture among Chinese audiences.

 

The exhibit provides a vivid account of Islamic heritage, Arab origin, Saudi Culture, and the foundation of the Kingdom.

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