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BOARD MEETING
posted 19 July 2014

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Members of the AIS/AES Alumni Association Board of Directors gathered July 19th to solidify plans for the 2015 Reunion, including taste testing at an Indian restaurant to possibly cater the big Saturday night reunion dinner.
Back row (l-r): Jason Becker, Julie Marquis, Suzy Fricke, Diane Reppun, Chris Dunn
Front row (l-r) Anne Kerr, Judy Ashley, Mary Williamson, Anne Weathersby


ONE MORE YEAR!!
posted 10 July 2014

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Woo-hoo! We're exactly ONE YEAR out till our "All-School" 2015 Reunion weekend!! (Next year, July 10th falls on a Friday.)

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE!!

Very, very soon...more details of the reunion, plus reunion and hotel registrations.


FROM SARA SHAFER MCLAURIN (Class of 1978)
posted 3 July 2014

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My daughter, Grace, is working as a volunteer/intern for the summer with a non-profit organization, whose mission is to give hope and opportunity to women and girls that are at risk or have been forced into the commercial sex trade of India. The organization provides basic education and vocational training for each girl and woman, allowing them to integrate into their communities in a positive and constructive manner. In Goa, Grace is working primarily in the human trafficking prevention programs to keep at-risk women and children from ever becoming victims. Her days are spent helping in a couple of preschools in the morning and helping in a "stitching center" or assisting with "life skills" classes in the afternoon -- basically spending a lot of time with women and children in Goa who have very few if any resources.

Grace is thrilled to be in India and has always been interested in going there, partly because my mother and siblings talk a lot about our time there -- and it's one of those places you have to experience to understand!


BOMBAY SUPERSTAR
posted 24 June 2014

Maura Moynihan's new CD and novel nods to 'Bollywood Superstar' Shah Rukh Khan.

The daughter of the late New York senator, United Nations ambassador and ambassador to India Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Maura Moynihan went to school in India (*AES Class of 1975), and speaks fluent Hindi and Urdu—as well as “respectable Tibetan.” Over the years she has manifested her talents as a singer-songwriter, novelist, poet, short story writer, actress, painter and fashion designer—virtually all of it reflecting her continuing interest and passion for all things South Asia.

And so it is with Bombay Superstar, her latest CD—also the title of her forthcoming novel. The album, she says, was inspired by her love for Bollywood song and dance, and “the creative genius that is India.”

Read more about Maura's new CD and novel.


TIGERPAW ADVENTURES INDIA
From KC Gray Siebert (Class of 1970)
posted 18 June 2014

I am happy to introduce Inder Jit Singh, CEO of TigerPaw Adventures India. I met him through Jeff Campbell, AIS Class of 1973, when I planned the 1995 Reunion to Delhi. He is an absolute professional, with the highest ethics and personal care given to every individual and group who travels either with him or on a trip organized by him and his father, Major General Surjit Singh, Indian Army, Retired.

Since then, I have recommended him to other India-bound tourists--Twila Slesnick (Class of 1968) and Maggie King Webb (Class of 1970) --who have also taken trips he planned specifically for them.

In 2006, Judy Newberry Ashley (Class of 1969) and I, along with our husbands, took a three-week trip to southern India and would be happy to forward the trip itinerary if you would like to see it. It was a trip of a lifetime. When the four of us decided to go to Africa this fall, we agreed to have IJ and TigerPaw Adventures India design a trip for us. We still plan to make this trip in November provided Neal's health remains steady. Judy and Bob will go whether we can or not. -KC Gray Siebert (Class of 1970)

Check out the TigerPaw Adventures India 2014 E-Catalog and take a look at their website!



END-OF-SCHOOL-YEAR NEWSLETTER
submitted by AES Director, Mr. Paul Chmelik
posted 6 June 2014





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UPDATE FROM DELIA A. DEMPSEY (CLASS OF 1967)
posted 21 May 2014

Hello to all!

Hope you don’t mind an update: I am semi-retired but continue to do research and publish in the area of tobacco smoking, including second-hand smoke exposure, hookah pipes (tobacco only) and e-cigarettes. Still married to John after many decades and we are serious Giants baseball fans. I had two children in my forties. Claire, who took a hiatus from college, will be finishing up in statistics at UC Davis and works for the Democratic Party. My youngest, Devin, just completed his first year at Virginia Tech in Mechanical Engineering. Last August, he and I drove across country to Vermont. Route 70 through Utah and Colorado is beyond spectacular and was very beautiful across the plains. My husband flew east, and we drove back, mainly on route 40, east of the Rockies. We went through Monument Valley, Zion, Arches, and smaller parks. I came home feeling 10 years younger. I hadn’t driven across country since the late sixties and early seventies. It was so much fun.

For those of you who knew my brothers, Willie and Padraic. Will, as most know, died nearly 17 years ago; and both of his kids, Allison and Will III, have done very well. Allison is in Florida near Jacksonville and is head of special education counseling at a local grade school. Will graduated from BU with honors in business and philosophy. He has worked since graduation for Unilever in the finance department, and spent over two years in Rotterdam. He is now in Arkansas doing the required time near Walmart headquarters (a major Unilever buyer). He is engaged to be married. Karen, Willie’s widow, just moved to Arkansas. Padraic is fine, married, retired and his son Josh is doing great.

I hope this finds you well and best of luck. -Delia Dempsey (Class of 1967)


AIS/AES ANNUAL PICNIC ANNOUNCEMENT
posted 14 May 2014


Anne Beattie Kerr (Class of 1967) and her husband have graciously hosted picnics in their home in Castleton, Virginia, every year for our alumnae and want to continue the tradition.
As always, it is an all-school-years-invited event! More picnic information and sign-up will be provided in August.
Please mark Saturday, 20 September 2014 on your calendar, and we look forward to seeing you then!

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Calenda The 2015 Reunion is hosted by the AIS/AES Alumni Association Board of Directors. All classes, all school years invited!! Plan on spending this special weekend in 2015 with your AIS/AES classmates, friends, faculty and parents.

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AES REVISITED

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WELCOME BACK!!
Barbara Wood Baker Class of 1969
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