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ALUMNI LUNCH
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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FIRST AES TOUR OF THE NEW YEAR
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.






SAD NEWS
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.


SAD NEWS
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


TAKING STOCK 2019
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.


HAPPY NEW YEAR
posted 1 January 2020

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


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AES ALUMNI MINI-REUNION
posted 12 December 2019

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


Please click on image to view announcement enlarged.


SPAN
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.



CHANGING OF THE GUARDS
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 Secret-
ary in October 2018 before being elected as Presi-
dent. 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 person-
ally. 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 immediately 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 Snickerdoodle, 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."


THE AIS/AES ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BIDS A FOND ADIEU
TO RETIRING PRESIDENT, MARY WILLIAMSON

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 November 1, 2019. Mary joined the
board in 2005 and held the positions of Recording Secretary
and Vice President before she was elected Association Presi-
dent 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 on Mary's accomplishments while serving on the Board, before and after becoming Presi-
dent.



1) Dhanyavaad (Mary's Announcement to Former Board Members She Served With , 25 OCT 2019)
2) Mission Accomplished (Mary's 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)




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Web Editors
Pages 1-3: Tim Brown (AIS Class of 1970)
Page 4: Stefan Rykowski (son of Anne Weathersby, AIS Class of 1965)
Pages 5-29: Mary Flanagan Williamson, (Assoc. President, AIS Class of 1974)




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