Notes from the class scribe

As we enter the dog days of summer, we also are just one year from our 30th reunion! (Note to organizers: don’t schedule it for Father’s Day!)

I caught up with Jeff Downing for golf at the grand re-opening of Philly Cricket Club. The course may make a run for a U.S. Open in the future; the renovation was that good. Jeff’s bought new clubs, and he’s having a ball playing – more so because he’s making everything he looks at on the greens lately with his new putter.

Joe Elias wins the award for furthest distance for an update to travel, but may have shortest distance to reunion!

“As Director of student Life of the YK Pao school, I have spent the past three and half years working in conjunction with a private foundation and the Chinese government to help design, organize and run a traditional US/UK model boarding school in Shanghai. We opened the doors i 2011 with 78 boys and girls in the seventh grade and now have over 375 students grades 6-9 and have been planning our senior addition of 10th, 11th and 12th grades. This has been an exciting and rewarding experience that I have cherished and enjoyed. I even was able to play some hockey in the International League of Shanghai! However, more importantly, I have married a colleague from China and we now have a 5 month old girl named Anjolina May Elias (aka A.M.E.) . We have decided to move back to Deerfield where I will Head the Math Department at Eaglebrook school.”

Finally, I get on the subway, and who is standing right next to me? Greg Delts! Besides doing a great job in NYC politics, he ran into Jon Moro’s son while visiting the DR. “The photo is coming!” he promises.

Photo: Jeff Downing vs. the “Great Hazard” at Philly Cricket

Jay Flemma


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