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posted 22 January 2020

A few months ago, the American Embassy School dedicated a reading bench to the late Bandana Sen (AES Librarian) in a beautiful ceremony where the kindergarteners paraded around the entire school holding placards saying "We are Readers," while the older children and staff came out of their buildings to cheer them on for their newly-acquired (acquiring!) abilities. The ceremony included retired teacher, Peggy Sood, reading one of Ms. Sen's favorite book, "Tiki Tiki Tembo" out loud to everyone.

Read more of this beautiful event (and see photos) from Ms Sen's son, Akash Premsen

posted 21 January 2020

Once upon a time in AIS (now AES), New Delhi. Now in D.C.!!
Was so much fun catching up after decades!
- Alka Bipin Bhatnaggar (AIS Class of 1970)

(l-r): Sue Lindahl ('66), Hank Freeman ('66), Alka,
and Barbara Huey Brennan ('66
) were amongst
the eight attendees at the lunch on 12 January 2020.

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posted 19 January 2020

Maria Sanchez (AES Class of 1983) and her younger brother, Tony Sanchez (AES Class of 1985) are currently touring in India, which included a visit to our school three days ago. (16 January 2020)
The last time Maria was in India was on a business trip in 1994 and wasn’t able to visit AES at the time; and this is Tony’s first time back
in India since leaving in 1980. Thank you, Maria, for sharing your
AES visit with us.

"Taking a tour of our old school in New Delhi. Wow it has changed so much! I was in 7th
and 8th grade, and Li'l Bro' was in 6th and
7th grade then. We were only there for 1.5 years but we loved it!” - Maria Sanchez

Please click here to see Maria's photos and captions.

posted 12 January 2020

Sad news from Jane Robinson Gray (AIS Class of 1966) on the
passing of her brother, James Robinson (also AIS Class of 1966),
on 3 January 2020. Our condolences to the Robinson Family and
may Jim rest in peace.

posted 3 January 2020

Sad news from John Blee (AIS Class of 1969) on his brother,
David C. Blee's (AIS Class of 1971), passing a few days ago.
Obituary by Milward Funeral Directors

posted 2 January 2020
Written by Sunaina Suneja AES Class of 1975

The year has been marked by interesting, fun travel experiences. Firstly, Abu Dhabi for a Khadi fashion show which went off very
well. Visiting the new Louvre Museum there was another plus after
the successful show.
Solo trips to Ahmedabad, to see the Indigo exhibition. On display
were works of art and not craft but exceptionally beautiful although
it wasn't clear whether all the artists had used natural-or synthetic-indigo or the color blue. Anyway, it was well worth the visit. And to finally experience the Calico Museum and its collection of textile and garments was a big treat - time there is deliberately kept limited but
it didn't matter as the evening before I was regaled by new friend Vaidehi's museum-worthy personal collection of vintage garments, each one hand crafted and delectable, between my hands and close
to my view!
Read more of Sunaina's fun travel experiences this past year.

posted 1 January 2020

Welcome 2020! Wishing you all peace,
joy, and good health in the coming year.

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posted 12 December 2019

ATTENTION AES CLASSES 2018 and 2019...You're Invited!!

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posted 10 December 2019
posted 2 November 2019 (Facebook)

Another great SPAN edition, this one featuring
the US Embassy. At this time, Tim Brown's
(AIS Class of 1970) dad was the Editor.

Contributed by Ted Beck (AIS Class of 1969)

Please click on the image to view the
March 1965 issue.

posted 8 November 2019
posted 2 November 2019 (Facebook)

Here is the article on AIS from the
September 1963 issue of SPAN magazine.

Contributed by Ted Beck (AIS Class of 1969)

Please click on the image to view the
September 1963 issue.

posted 7 November 2019

The Board of Directors is excited to introduce the new Association President, Katherine Arens (AES Class of 1979). Katherine joined the board as a Director in April 2017 and became Recording Secretary in October 2018 before being elected as President. When asked how she felt about her new role, she replied: "It is a bittersweet moment in the life of the AIS/AES Alumni Association. Retired President, Mary Williamson, was a dynamic, actively-engaged leader and an inspiration to this association and me personally. I look forward to working with the association board and getting to know you all. If you are interested in working with us, let me know! If you have ideas about the 2021 Reunion - or you want to join the Reunion Committee - let us know! We'd love to hear from you."

Katherine T. Arens After attending the 2015 Reunion, Katherine was excited to join the Board of Directors. When asked, she immedi-
ately agreed to become the Recording Secretary and to help alumni remain in contact and strengthen the bonds that we all share. She said India was quite an experience for all of us.

Currently, Katherine lives and works about 50 miles south of Wash-
ington, DC, for a great marketing firm in Tysons, Virginia, and works mostly from home where she is supervised by Olivander Snicker-
doodle, her trusty yellow lab. She loves to paint, mostly in oils and enjoys ceramics and now resin work.

"It's the human connection, the love and friendships that keep us united. it's the treasured memories and the opportunity to reconnect."


posted 1 November 2019

Please join us in extending best wishes to Mary Flanagan Williamson (AIS Class of 1974), on her retirement as President of the AIS/AES Alumni Association Board of Directors, effective Novem-
ber 1, 2019. Mary joined the board in 2005 and
held the positions of Recording Secretary and
Vice President before she was elected Association President in January 2011.

Mary attended AIS from 1971-1973; her mother's work with the US Department of State brought them to India. Prior to New Delhi, Mary and her family lived in Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, where she and her sisters attended the American International School of Calcutta (AISC) for four years.

Always a very active alumna, Mary served many years as her class secretary as a way to locate and keep in touch with classmates.
Read more of Mary's accomplishments while serving on the Board, before and after becoming President.

1) Dhanyavaad (To Former Board Members Mary Served With, 25 OCT 2019)
2) Mission Accomplished (Notification to Current Board Members, 25 OCT 2019)
3) Moving Forward & New President Voting Process (25 OCT 2019)
4) Thank You to All (posted 6 NOV 2019)

Please click on link to read PAST FRONT PAGE ARTICLES and to view PHOTOS.

The mission of the AIS/AES Alumni Association is to promote and facilitate the lifelong communication and camaraderie of alumni, parents of alumni, faculty and staff.

We are a small non-profit organization. All board mem-
bers are happy volunteers
and do not collect a paycheck.
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We are a non-profit organization, which exists to keep our AIS/AES Community together and to help promote reunions and other activities. We also host our all-school AIS/AES Reunions every five years, where all alumni (whether they graduated from our school or not), faculty, staff and family members are invited.

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The theme for the AIS/AES Alumni Association’s 2015 Reunion, “India Lives in All
of Us
,” captured the spirit of alumni who lived at one time
in New Delhi and attended the American Embassy School (formerly the American International School). Shortly after the success of the 2015 Reunion and the admiration of
its theme lingered on, the Board voted unanimously to adopt the theme as the association motto.

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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.


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