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American International School / American Embassy School -- New Delhi, India
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Saturday, 20 September 2014

2014 AIS/AES Picnic
It was another awesome picnic hosted by Anne Beattie Kerr (Class of 1967) and her husband, Tim! There were new attendees, several Indian dishes (as well as hamburgers and sausages), lots of desserts, and perfect weather! We had the best time!! Thank you, Anne and Tim, for always hosting the annual picnics.

Picnic Photos

by Bill Childs, Class Event Coordinator
(article posted 20 September 2014)

Namaste Y'all: Front row from left to right: Diane Cowper Ripley, Irena Choi Stern, Jeanne Anderson Hulit, Bill Childs, Lesley Fourt Secrest, Tawnya Morden Harvey, Eric Seifarth. Back row: (Paper cutout of Eric Hols), Terri Kenny Rounds, Andrea Stutz Mitchell, Diane Berngartt Anderson, Ashok Nimgade.

On the weekend of September 12-14, a dedicated gathering of AIS/AES'ers from the Class of '76 traveled to the Georgia mountain retreat and vineyard of classmate Eric Seifarth. Crane Creek Vineyards served as an idyllic setting for a reunion of Delhi wallas, some of whom had not seen each other since 8th grade. See photos and read more about the reunion from Bill Childs.

AIS/AES 2015 Reunion
Hyatt Regency
Crystal City, Virginia (10-12 July 2015)

India Lives In All of Us

We are happy to announce the AIS/AES 2015 Reunion event and hotel registration sites are now open.

The 2015 Reunion will be the weekend of July 10-12, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Crystal City, Virginia. All alumni (even if you did not graduate from the school), your family members, former and current faculty and administration, and friends of AIS/AES are invited.

The 2015 Reunion theme is India Lives In All Of Us. Our common experience at AIS/AES bound us together and influenced who we are today. Although each of us traveled our own life's paths, a small part of India has stayed with us throughout our lives. Near or far, our AIS/AES Family has stayed in touch. It is time we get together again to celebrate happy memories and create new ones!

Event Registration Site:
Weekend Event Cost per Guest: $205/person if registered by May 10, 2015 (late fee applies after that date)
Hyatt Hotel Registration Site:
Hyatt Hotel Room Rate: $109/night (plus tax) - single or double occupancy room

The weekend event cost includes registration fees, the Friday Night Reception, and Saturday Night Mela celebration--featuring authentic Indian dishes catered by Taj of India.

You can follow our reunion progress on this website, on our AIS/AES 2015 Reunion page, and on Facebook.

Please mark your calendars and plan to join us at the reunion to renew old friendships and make new friends! India Lives In All Of Us - come help us celebrate that spirit!

posted 6 September 2014

Dear Family and Friends,

My husband, best friend, and companion for 64 years passed away on August 26, 2014, in Chandigarh. After a long illness that was mercifully painless his passing was peaceful as our four children and I gathered at his bedside and saw him through his final, gentle breaths. He was 93.

Our retirement days were brightened by happy memories of all of you and of the great times we shared together. I am about to leave the country that has been "home" to me since 1950, and that opened its arms to me, a "stranger". I shall soon find saying good-bye difficult indeed to so many lasting relationships as I prepare to leave before month's end. Yet, when one door closes, another opens as I return to where I came from. I go forth to what future remains to me in California where my journey began with curiosity and a sense of adventure. And I shall enjoy resuming relationships at close quarters that for many decades survived the daunting distance of 10 thousand miles.

Love to you all, each and every one, -Jacquelin Singh

posted 3 September 2014


Just a short note to let you know that I am still alive and kicking in sunny SoCal. Canít make the picnic, but might be able to get back for the next reunion. This has been the surgery year from hell with a hip and a total knee replacement, but the surgeon promises that I can be back on the softball field in the beginning of 2015. Good news!

I have attached a recent photo for anyone that might want to know what I am up to. Still drinking my fair share of wines!

posted 27 August 2014


It's mela madness on campus at AES. The gym was packed with HS students signing up for clubs, sports, service programs, and other activities. An amazing array of choices and wonderful to see students participating in so many things! Parents filled the cafeteria for the PSA-sponsored Information Mela, always a popular event with new families. Dentist? check. Soccer? check. Delhi Network membership? check. The school year is off to a great start.
-Jenn Eliot (AES Communications Director)

posted 23 August 2014

Class of 1974 Dinner

Rain kept some signed-up classmates from coming to our first dinner, but we still had a good turnout from the Class of 1974 who live in the National Capital Region!! Thanks for a great time!! -Mary Williamson

Photo above taken 23 August 2014 at Raaga Indian Restaurant in Falls Church, Virginia. Classmates from left to right...
Back row: Charlotte Gallagher, Eric Marquis, Tom Martindale
Front row: Mary Williamson, Meredith Reynolds, Valerie Hjort

here to read past front page articles and photos.

Hyatt Regency
Crystal City, Virginia
(10-12 July 2015)


We are happy to announce the AIS/AES 2015 REUNION
event and hotel registration sites are now open. All alumni (even if you did not graduate from the school), your family members, former and current faculty and administration, and friends of AIS/AES are invited.

Reunion (Event) Registration
Hotel Reservation

Click here for more information and to follow the reunion as plans unfold.


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Go down Memory Lane!! Experience the enjoyment felt by many AIS/AES alumnae who returned to Delhi and visited AES! Thank you for sharing your photos with us!

2014 Yearbook Cover
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Uyama Ukawa, Yurie Class of 1970
Walter Gray Class of 1975
Barbara Wood Baker Class of 1969
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