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MESSAGE FROM MRS. JACQUELIN SINGH (Alumni Faculty Member)
posted 15 December 2014

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Dear Family and Friends,

It's time again to touch base with one and all and to send out greetings of "comfort and joy" for the New Year. I'll work in a little belated Thanksgiving, too, as I have so many of you to be grateful to. You've given your love and support when I most needed it, and have made smooth my journey (quite literally as well as psychologically) from one life to another.

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ALUMNI VOLUNTEER FOR WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA
posted 14 December 2014

Arlington National Cemetery, 13DEC2014

This year's annual wreath-laying day was Saturday, December 13, 2014 (note numerical date: 12-13-14). Wreaths Across America, a non-profit organization, remembers armed forces during the holiday season and brings together thousands of volunteers every year to honor them. Yesterday, Christmas Remembrance Wreaths were placed on gravesites of fallen heroes at veteran cemeteries across the nation. Huge thanks to all AIS/AES alumni who volunteered to place wreaths at a veteran cemetery. The photo above was taken at Arlington National Cemetery yesterday where several of our alumni participated.

If you ever want to donate to a worthy cause, Wreaths Across America is definitely one. Their mission is to REMEMBER, HONOR, and TEACH about the services and sacrifices of our veterans, active military, and their families.


GROWING UP AMERICAN IN INDIA
Written by Lee Woodman (Class of 1965)
posted 10 December 2014


President Eisenhower in New Delhi, December 1959

I grew up in India from the age of 4 to 14. Every two years, my family traveled back to the States on home leave. Via Europe or through Hong Kong and Japan, wed head across the oceans to visit our cousins in New York and our grandparents in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Curious relatives and friends back home would ask: Do you speak Hindu? (The language is Hindi.) Do you know snake charmers? (No, but we see many on the streets, and they perform at birthday parties along with other performers like dancing bears and flip-jumping monkeys.) Have you seen the Taj Mahal? (Yes, its hard to miss.) Have you ridden an elephant? (Yes, and camels too; but camels drool and growl.)

Americans werent the only ones brimming with questions. Whenever I returned from the States, Indian acquaintances asked: Where is New England? What religion are you? (My family is third-generation Unitarian.) Is your father rich? (This is complicated by Maharajah standards? By slum standards? We were certainly privileged, but more so in terms of housing and travel than money.)

Seeming exotic to natives of both countries meant that I had a lot of time to think about what an American is, and how others see Americans. It readied meand my parentsfor a life of questions.

Read more from Lee


2014 SEASON'S GREETINGS
TO OUR AIS/AES COMMUNITY
posted 3 December 2014


BoD 2014 Holiday Card (PDF)


JUMP STARTING THE HOLIDAYS
posted 30 November 2014

It was a great treat to see everyone at the Taste of India in Washington DC, November 29th. Thank you Robin Murphy for organizing. The waiter was a good photographer and caught the happy spirit of our gathering. Cheers! - From Tim Brown, Class of 1970


Sitting from left- Annie Rieger '72, Kitty Thuermer '69, Dipak K Roy, Robin Murphy ('70). Standing from left - John Weir Close ('72), Tim Brown ('70), Ellen Turner ('69), Meg Murphy ('74), Meredith Reynolds ('74).


THE ROAR
posted 25 November 2014


Enjoy reading the October-November 2014 issue of The Roar, as well as past issues and other publications on our Student Publications page.


WOODMAN BOOK PARTY
posted 20 November 2014

It was a wonderful evening honoring AIS alumni and author, Betsy Woodman, Class of 1963...and getting to meet her and her sister, Lee, Class of 1965. Biggest surprise was being introduced to music teacher, Mrs. Charlene Perry Connell!

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Right side photo (l-r): Lee Woodman, Mary Williamson, and Betsy Woodman

See more Book Party photos, submitted by Mary Williamson, Class of 1974


AES SUPPORTS KASHMIR
From Jenn Eliot (AES Communications Director)
posted 13 November 2014

I thought this might interest our alumni. For several months, AES has been supporting efforts in Kashmir following horrific flooding. There have been donation drives for warm clothing, water purification supplies, oral rehydration salts, and other basic necessities.

Some of our high school students have also taken on fundraising efforts in support of a local school. You can read more about their efforts by clicking on the link below.

http://www.bridgetokashmir.com/news/aes-chandhara-school


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/per person if registered by May 10, 2015 (late fee applies after that date); Child rate: $65/per child (age 12 and under)
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!



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

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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 alumni who have returned to Delhi and visited the school! 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
Do you know who your AIS/AES Alumni Association board members are?
Read more about them!


GOT NEWS?
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PS-We love photos!!


WELCOME BACK!!
-Rosenfeld, Megan Class of 1964
-Walbridge Beckbridge, Leslie Class of 2007
-(Perry) Connell, Charlene, Former AIS Music Teacher
-Wheeler Newberry, Sue Class of 1970


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