BOARD OF DIRECTORS NEWS
NEW BOARD DIRECTOR
posted 14 May 2019
Please welcome Rabi Rajkarnikar (AES Class of 1985) as our newest board Director! Rabi lives in Nepal and is our second member who lives outside the United States. He is excited to help us plan our all-school 2021 Reunion and afterwards, is anxious to be our rep to host overseas reunions for AIS/AES alumni--particularly for those who live in the areas of Nepal, India, Bhutan, Bangaldesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
Rabi has previous experience on several boards and will be an asset to ours. He has a son who will be attending school in New York this fall, and Rabi considers it very doable in 2021 to physically attend our reunion then.
Welcome aboard, Rabi!
NEW BOARD DIRECTOR
posted 4 May 2019
Please welcome Lene Olsen Serpa (AES Class of 1987) as our newest Board Director. We are proud and thrilled to have her join our team.
Lene is Danish and attended AES from 1981-85 (6th to 10th grade). Her father was a diplomat; and in addition to India, she lived in Afghanistan, Tanzania as well as Denmark during her childhood and school years. She has wonderful memories from the years at AES, where she was active in various sports as well as drama.
Please click on Lene's image to read more. Welcome aboard, Lene!!
posted 9 March 2019
Anne Beattie Kerr (AIS Class of 1967), who served as Treasurer of the AIS/AES Alumni Association, announced her retirement at the March 2, 2019 Board meeting. Anne was our longest-serving officer and will be fondly remembered for her hard work keeping our finances organized,
her central role in several all-classes reunion planning, for helping facilitate the association and hosting the yearly alumni picnics at her beautiful home in Castleton, Virginia. We will greatly miss Anne's dedication to the association and her comradery during our board meetings and get-togethers.
Please click here to read more.
NEW BOARD DIRECTOR
posted 4 February 2019
Please welcome Wendy Jacobs (AES Class of 1987) as our newest Board Director. We are proud and thrilled to have
her join our team.
Wendy attended AES for 11th and 12th grades, graduating in 1987. While at AES, she was active in drama, both in school productions and community theater.
After AES, she received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia and her Juris Doctor degree from the Wake Forest University School of Law. For the
past 20 years, her law career has focused on education law, particularly special education for students with disabilities.
Please click on Wendy's image to read more.
ALUMNI DINNER SUCCESS
posted 30 January 2019
We didn't let Winter Storm Jaden keep us from honoring AES Director, Jim Laney! It was a wonderful evening of friendship, camaraderie, sharing stories, and delicious Indian food.
Jim shared photos of AES on the TV screen while we were eating and gifted everyone with an AES magnet and an India/AES Friendship Flag pin. Thank you, Jim! And thanks to all who braved the 25-deg (F) temperatures and wind gusts up to 45 mph to make this an alumni gathering to remember.
Please click on the image to see who came and photos.
NEW BOARD DIRECTOR
posted 7 December 2018
In addition to filling two vacancies on our Board of Directors, please welcome new Director, Lisa Jordan, AES Class of 1987. Lisa was born in New Delhi and lived there for the first three years of her life. Her family returned in 1983, and she attended AES from 1983-87. She was active in theater, and has fond memories of the hours spent practicing in the gym.
Lisa has been communicating actively with her "80's decade" of classmates over the years and recently hosted two mini-reunions. She is a freelance writer and editor. Lisa lives in the Washington, DC, area with her husband and children.
Please click on Lisa's image to read more.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS POSITIONS FILLED
posted 7 December 2018
We are happy to announce that we filled two vacancies on our AIS/AES Alumni Association Board of Directors. Our new Vice President is Jason L. Becker, AES Class of 1989; and our new Recording Secretary is Katherine Arens, AES Class of 1979.
Jason, who became a Director on our board in 2013, attended AES for 11th & 12th grades and was in India off and on from 1987-1991. During his tenure at AES, he was most active in music and theater. He assisted in the planning of the 2015 Reunion and is the alumni secretary for the Class of 1989. Jason currently resides in Virginia with his wife and daughter.
Katherine Arens, who became a Director on our board in 2017, attended AES for middle school from 1973-1975. Katherine currently works as a consultant for an innovation strategy firm located in Washington, D.C. and in Alumni Relations at the University of Mary Washington. She also served on the Board of Directors of two local arts organizations. Katherine currently resides in Virginia.
Please click on the images to read more on Jason and Katherine
|AIS-CALCUTTA 2018 REUNION
Board members Barbara McCabe (l) and Mary Williamson have the distinction of attending both American schools in Calcutta and New Delhi. Photo taken 3 Aug 2018.
|AIS/AES 2018 PICNIC
Former Board Director, Shelley Johnson (l) with
Anne Kerr (center) and Mary Williamson in Castleton, Virginia. Photo taken 22 Sept 2018
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MEETING AES DIRECTOR, JIM LANEY
posted 1 February 2018
Local AIS/AES Alumni Association Board Members, Mary Williamson ('74), Suzanne Fricke ('72), and Jason Becker ('89) met with new AES Director, Jim Laney, Jr. at Mrs. K's, where they enjoyed a wonderful lunch and then toured the historic building. The informal meeting gave them a chance to share stories of AIS/AES, past and current, and to give Jim an opportunity to learn more about the alumni community.
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NEW BOARD DIRECTORS
posted 8 MAY 2017
Please help our Board of Directors give a hearty welcome to two new Directors. Katherine Thompson Arens (Class of 1979), on the left, and Barbara McCabe (Class of 1976). Please click on their photo
to read more about them.
WELCOME ABOARD, Katherine and Barbara!
AIS/AES 2015 REUNION
posted 30 July 2015
posted 11 July 2015 (on Facebook)
Members of the AIS/AES Alumni Association Board of Directors at the
2015 Reunion, held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 10-12 July 2015
(l-r): Mary Williamson, Eric Peterson, Anne Kerr, Julie Marquis, Suzanne Fricke, Anne Weathersby and Jason Becker
AES Director, Paul Chmelik and Alumni Association
President, Mary Williamson at the 2015 Reunion.
posted 19 July 2014
Members of the AIS/AES Alumni Association Board of Directors gathered July 19th to solidify plans for the 2015 Reunion, including taste testing at an Indian restaurant to possibly cater the big Saturday night reunion dinner.
Back row (l-r): Jason Becker, Julie Marquis, Sue Fricke, Diane Reppun, Christopher Dunn
Front row (l-r): Anne Kerr, Judy Ashley, Mary Williamson, Anne Weathersby
AIS/AES 2013 PICNIC
posted 14 September 2013
Members of the Board of Directors at the 2013 Picnic in Castleton, Virginia, on Saturday, 14 September 2013.
Jason drove down from Pennsylvania!
Back row, l-r: Jason Becker, Director; Julie Marquis, Director (partially hidden)
Front row, l-r: Anne Weathersby, Vice President; Mary Williamson, President;
and Anne Kerr, Treasurer
BOARD OF DIRECTORS LUNCHEON
posted 9 March 2013
Several "local area" members of the Board of Directors (and their spouses) enjoyed lunch at Aroma Indian Cuisine in Shirlington, Virginia. Back row three members, from left to right, are: Anne Weathersby, Vice President; Julie Marquis, Director; and Anne Kerr, Treasurer. The front two members are Mary Williamson, President; (left) and Suzanne Fricke, Corresponding Secretary.
Photo taken on
9 March 2013.
AES COMMUNITY GARDEN WALL
posted 15 May 2013
The 2013 Board of Directors tile was placed in the
AES Community Garden wall in honor of the school's
60th anniversary in
New Delhi, India
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