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FROM ANDREW CLUGSTON, AES CLASS OF 1997
26 September 2014

Andrew Clugston


I had the pleasure of meeting fellow classmate, Musarrat Shomee Qureshi, today after 26 years. One simply started where one left off…and now with a shared nostalgia of banyan trees, Delhi traffic, a river of great childhood stories, and a friendship forged in common global experiences.
This photo was taken at Stampede 66 by Stephan Pyles in Dallas, Texas.






SAD NEWS
from Geoffroy Bablon, Class of 2007
24 September 2014

Dear Friends and Fellow AES Alumni,

It is with great regret that I write this little note to let you know that Nicolas Broun, a 2008 AES high school graduate, passed away Monday morning in his home in France. I'll always remember Nicolas as a friend and fellow European, someone who loved theater, being active and outdoors, who was always ready to lend an ear when you had a story to share or were in need of some advice and support.

The funeral will likely be held next Monday or Tuesday, though details have not yet been finalized. In the meantime, feel free to reach out to his sister Nathalie if you'd like to pass a message directly to Nicolas' family.

Warmest regards, Geoffroy Bablon, Class of 2007


DELHI WALLA CHRONICLES #4
by Jeff Myers, Class of 1962
22 September 2014

Class of 1962 Alumni

As a member of the original graduating class of 1962, (and lucky enough to have weathered 52 more years of the storms of life since then), I feel compelled to pen a report on some of the continued escapades and activities of the infamous group of AIS Alums who have dubbed themselves the "Delhi Wallas".

This will be the fourth (4th) in a Series which we affectionately call the "DELHI WALLA CHRONICLES." Read more from Jeff.


2014 PICNIC
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 side dishes and desserts, and perfect weather! We had the best time!! Thank you, Anne and Tim, for always hosting the annual picnics.

Picnic Photos
Please view our Picnic Page


NAMASTE Y'ALL - CLASS OF '76 BIG CHILL REUNION
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: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aisaes-2015-reunion-registration-12492359985
Weekend Event Cost per Guest: $205/person if registered by May 10, 2015 (late fee applies after that date)
Hyatt Hotel Registration Site: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/aisaesreunion2015
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!


FROM JACQUELIN SINGH (ALUMNI FACULTY MEMBER)
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


FROM CHRISTOPHER COLLINS (CLASS OF 1970)
posted 3 September 2014

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Just a short note to let you know that I am still alive and kicking in sunny SoCal. Can’t 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!



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

Calenda

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.

Event Registration
Hotel Reservation

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


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ALUMNI DUES
We are a non-profit association, which exists to help keep our AIS/AES Community together and to help promote reunions and other activities. We also host our all-school AIS/AES Reunion every 5 years, where all alumni (whether they graduated from our school or not), faculty, staff and family members/special friends are invited. Your donations enable us to keep the association and our website alive, as well as help with the start-up costs of our AIS/AES Reunions. We recommend a donation of $25/year; however, we are grateful for any contributions!
For more, see DUES LETTER.


AES REVISITED

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!


YEARBOOKS
2014 Yearbook Cover
Click here to find over five decades of AIS and AES Yearbooks published by our school, beginning school year 1960-1961. Each yearbook is complete in PDF format for easy, free, downloading.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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WELCOME BACK!!
Uyama Ukawa, Yurie Class of 1970
Walter Gray Class of 1975
Barbara Wood Baker Class of 1969
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