Rare Chance with His Majesty the King of Jordan

His Majesty, King Abdullah II, made a trip to Los Angeles in May to promote Jordanian ICT businesses in the US. On his visit he also gave a talk on Jordan’s response to the Syrian refugee crisis at the Bel Air Country Club May 13 . Little did he know, we put out the call to fellow Class of 1980 buddies in LA to join us and surprise our very good friend and harass him a bit. After his talk on Syria we dragged His Majesty into our group for some hugs and handshakes and good old New England hospitality. Those broad smiles prove that as grey as we all are now that we’re still kids at heart and our love for one another has only grown over the years. Great to see these guys! (And true to Class of 1980 we closed down the place!)

In the photo: Chip Smith, Greg Dobbs, Phil Collias, HM King Abdullah II, Mark Albert, Christian McClellan

Christian McClellan


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