The Boston area alumni chapter will meet throughout the winter at events
such as the second annual potluck in Somerville, a performance of the
Odyssey by local storyteller Sebastian Lockwood, and maybe even attacking
the slopes on a ski trip. For more information email Greg Lam 96
Upcoming events include a picnic in Central Park (when the weather gets
nice), a hike, and a wake. Okay, there wont be any wake. Also another
potential event is an evening with an art collector who has graciously
invited Reedies to view his collection. For more information, call Jon
Steiner 93 at 212/608-0670.
The Portland chapter had a pretty low-key summer after the excitement
of reunions. In the fall chapter events included a trip to a WNBA game
and a tour of the new Chinese garden, led by faculty member Charles Wu.
Fall activities culminated in a gala holiday party December 9, which included
swing dancing to a live band, the traditional boars head procession,
and much general merriment. For more information email Robin Tovey 97
Puget Sound area alumni welcomed Professor Tom Wieting in mid-November,
when he delivered his Reed on the Road lecture, The Sun in the Church.
The Reeding Group continues to meet monthly, always welcoming new participants.
Current book selections include The Golden Gate in February, The Charterhouse
of Parma in March, and The Professor and the Madman in April. The Reed
College Urban Brewing Experience (RCUBE or R3) also continues to explore
weighty issues at fine pubs around the Seattle area on the third Thursday
of each month, from 6 to 8 p.m. The February gathering will be at the
74th Street Ale House, and the March meeting at the Elysian Pub. Volunteers
have been meeting to organize local participation in the oral history
project, which involves interviewing Reedites who graduated before 1950.
For more information, call Barb Carter Radin 75 at 206/523-2484
or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The chapter book group meets monthly, usually in the afternoon on the
second Sunday. Selections include Marilynne Robinsons Housekeeping
in February, and Naguib Mahfouzs Sugar Street in March. Alumni visiting
from out of the area are invited to call ahead for particulars, read the
book, and join the discussion. For infor- mation call Robert Hadley 53
at 310/391-1427 or send email to BobPatHadley@aol.com.
Sixty alumni attended the annual chapter picnic in September at Cabin
John, Maryland. Kudos to the many people who helped during the picnic.
The chapter celebrated midwinter solstice with a dessert potluck and traditional
dancing at the Lyon Park Community Center in Arlington, Virginia. For
more information email David Baxter 87 email@example.com.