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News & Events

Congressional Event Hosted by Suzan DelBene '83 (D-WA) & Richard Hanna '76 (R-NY)
Wednesday, July 16, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
B-369 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC  20515

Join Rep. Suzan DelBene '83 and Rep. Richard Hanna '76, the only two current members of the House of Representatives who also happen to be Reedies, as they discuss their respective paths from Reed to Washington, DC.  This event will be catered, and has a cap of 60 attendees, due to space considerations in the meeting room.  Reserve early; this promises to be the signature Reed alumni event of 2014.  

RSVP to Bennett Barsk '82 at

July TTT
Thursday, July 17, 6:30-9 p.m.
H Street Country Club
1335 H Street NE
Washington, DC

Join fellow alumni at the July TTT venue, H Street Country Club, in Washington, DC, Thursday, July 17, at 6:30 p.m.  While this event unfortunately got omitted from the recent TTT e-mail, we hope that you can attend.  H Street Country Club offers a renowned menu with tasty Mexican food, a huge rooftop deck & the only miniature golf course in DC.

Nearest Metro Stations:  NoMa-Gallaudet or Union Station (Red Line)

RSVP to Bennett Barsk '82 at

Annual DC Alumni Chapter Picnic
Saturday, July 26, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Home of Richard Goodwin '63 and Judith Bell '63
7621 Cabin Road, Cabin John, MD 20818

Bring kids, friends, and family to our annual picnic in the luxurious backyard and gardens of the Goodwin/Bell residence. Hamburgers, hot dogs and corn will be on the grill, along with vegetarian fare. Beer and soft drinks will be served as well. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share, and chip in to the kitty: $10 for alumni 2009 or earlier (with their families, $25), $7 for alumni 2010 or later (with their families, $15), free for returning and incoming students (with their families, $10). Because the location is not Metro accessible, Paul Levy '72 is matching those willing to give rides with those needing a ride to the picnic. The picnic also constitutes the annual meeting of the Washington, DC chapter: we will elect officers and ratify (or not) recently adopted bylaws (available for download at the bottom of the page). RSVP to Paul Levy '72 at; please indicate what dish you'll bring, and whether you need a ride or can provide a ride.

August Restaurant Club
Wednesday, August 6, 7:30 p.m.
Ren's Ramen
11403 Amherst Avenue
Wheaton, MD  20902
Nearest Metro Station:  Wheaton (Red Line)
RSVP to Bennett Barsk '82 at
Reedies Eat Pizza
Saturday, September 6, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
District of Pi Pizzeria
910 F Street NW
Washington, DC  20004
Nearest Metro Station:  Gallery Pl-Chinatown (Yellow, Red & Green Lines)
RSVP to Bennett Barsk '82 at

September Restaurant Club (dovetailing with the Reed Alumni DC Rare Book Libraries Travel Tour)
Ambar Restaurant
523 8th Street SE
Washington, DC  20003
Nearest Metro Station: Eastern Market (Blue & Orange Lines)
RSVP to Bennett Barsk '82 at

Thirsty Third Thursday (TTT)

The chapter gathers monthly for happy-hour fun at different locations around the area; check out the full TTT listings.

If you have an idea for an event please contact the DC chapter. We'd love to hear your ideas.


We have an email listserve to arrange get-togethers with fellow Reedies on short notice. If you want to invite Reedies to join you for a concert, movie, drink, dinner or a hike, please send an email to the list. This is an opt-in list, which means the only people who will see the announcements will be people who have subscribed to the web page. There is an option to get the messages combined in one message daily or weekly; please subscribe.

Steering Committee

To contact the chapter, send email to or you can look up individual members using the alumni directory in IRIS.  

Margaret Anderson '05
Bennett Barsk '82, chapter chair
Dave Baxter '87
Nisma Elias '12
Paul Levy '72
Jonathan Make '98
Paul Sikora '70
Kristin Williams '07, Vice Chair

Download the Chapter Bylaws