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

India Lives In All of Us

We are happy to announce that 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. 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!


MELA MADNESS
posted 27 August 2014

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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)





CLASS OF 1974 DINNER
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


AIS/AES ANNUAL PICNIC ANNOUNCEMENT
posted 20 August 2014


Anne Kerr (Class of 1967) and her husband have hosted the annual AIS/AES Picnics since 2004! This year's picnic is on Saturday, 20 September 2014. All AIS/AES students, faculty, parents, and staff are invited!!
To give the Kerrs an approximate headcount for meat, please send an email that you're coming! Also, email us if you need directions!
See you in a month!!!

Click here to read the poster enlarged. (PDF)


INDIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY TRIBUTE
by Tracy Havens Katoski (Class of 1976)
posted 15 August 2014

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Forty-five years ago today my family and I arrived in New Delhi, India. While I was only there for 10 months the experience left indelible memories that I still remember vividly to this day. The humidity that wrapped itself around me and never let go; the smell of sandalwood and other enticing, exotic scents; the noise and clamor of the street vendors and the store shop owners each selling there own special "slice" of India; the opulence of a Hindu wedding with thousands of marigolds and an elephant; the sweet, exquisite taste of a fresh, ripe mango; the bolts of colorful and vibrant materials used to make sari's - the silk so soft and slippery that it ran through my fingers like water and the Taj Mahal whose majestic beauty is seared into my memory - forever. Happy Independence Day India - in my forever.


KHADI IS AUGUST, AUGUST IS KHADI
by Sunaina Suneja (Class of 1975)
posted on 7 August 2014

Sunaina Suneja, Class of 1975 As Independence Day 2014 draws near, my thoughts once again go towards the momentous events which led up to August 15 1947, both the joy and the pain, the exuberance as well as the anguish. Itís a moment in our history which I am familiar with through the poignant narratives of my parents and the extended family, displaced from their homesteads in Lyallpur and Lahore, and through newspaper archives and short stories such as Mantoís. Over the years, I used to wonder what canvas I would one day use and how, to express my own feelings, my deep emotions of elation, gratitude and despair as well, that spring from these historic events.

And itís come to me in a flash, that I have been doing just that through my work as a designer working with the wondrous handmade textiles of my beloved country, and above all, my most cherished, khadi, which in my eyes, embodies the freedom movement, satyagraha, sacrifice, patience, peace and evokes the toil of the humble artisans who continue to handspin the yarn on charkhas or taklis before they weave it into the fabric that some of us love, others disdain and the third front, of those who are indifferent to it.

Independence Day is a day for reflection, so why not share some of my thoughts on khadi. Read more on Sunaina's personal viewpoint.



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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
Misra Caton, Rashmi Class of 1983


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