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Annual Ranier Chapter Picnic

Sunday July 27th, 3:00PM, Madrona Park in Seattle
It's time once again for the annual Reed College Alumni: Rainier Chapter Summer Picnic! Same time and place as always Madrona Park, 853 Lake Washington Blvd, Seattle Shelter #1. All are welcome, rain or shine. It's a potluck, but we’ll have outdoor games, utensils and soft drinks, smoked meats, etc. (There will be vegetarian options, but if you have further dietary requirements, you might want to BYO just in case.)
You can RSVP here if you like, but no RSVP is required. Yes, even if you think of it at the last minute on Sunday, come by anyway!
Hope to see you there!

Thirsty Third Thursday
Share conversation and comestibles with fellow Reedies on Thirsty Third Thursday. Look for the pink table-top sign and the stuffed griffin at a pub/bar/restaurant near you.

If you want to see where other Thirsty Third Thursday events are happening, check here.

Reading group
Reading group meetings start at 7:30 p.mand generally end around 9:30 p.m   New participants are welcome.  People who have read the month’s selection are welcome to come; no long-term commitment is required.  If you plan to attend, please e-mail or call the hosts at least two days before the meeting to let them know you expect to attend and to confirm the location.  Locations sometimes change after the calendar has been sent out.  Contact Peter Greenfield ’67 with questions or suggestions (; 206/322-2640.)
On deck for Wednesday, July 16, is Rebecca Mead’s new book My Life in MiddlemarchMiddlemarch has been the subject of two reading-group discussions--with a ten-year interval.  Here is a link to a NYT three-minute video interview with Mead about the book:

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


The Rainier chapter has recently set up 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 at

Steering Committee

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

Sally Snyder Brunette ’83
Ben Demboski ’02
Ethel K. Katz ’46
Hana Levay ’99
John Neumaier ’83
Barbara Carter Radin ’75
Erik Speckman ’91
Bram Wessel ’90, chair