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We had a number of successful events this spring, including a burrito and pub crawl in SF and a tour of the Sharffen Berger chocolate factory. Planned for June and July were a trip to the SF Ethnic Dance Festival, a happy hour event at the Twelve Adler Museum café, and a tour of a lamb ranch. We’ve also started a new reeding group that will center on contemporary social and political processes; email DrewCorm@aol.com for more information.

BOSTON
It has been a busy summer for the Boston chapter, witha backyard cookout, a canoe day trip, a Red Sox game, and an overnight hiking trip to New Hampshire. Our most ambitious event was our excursion to Tanglewood in late July. We would also like to say goodbye to Miriam Moore ’98, who has received her M.B.A. from Boston University and will most likely be leaving the Boston area. She has been instrumental in planning recent activities and will be missed.
PORTLAND

Renn FayreLots of alumni volunteers helped to make this one of the safest and most successful Renn Fayres in years. Despite their leader having a baby three days before the event, the alumni crew smoked lots of yummy meat for the Renn Fayre feast. Our biggest upcoming event is the October Westwind camping trip on the coast. It should be a great deal of fun, and we hope to see lots of alumni there, so please join us (see the ad on page 34 for full registration details). Jim Quinn ’83 has taken over as chapter chair for the for the 2002-03 season. You can always email us at pdx-steering@ lists.reed.edu.

RAINIER

Alumni gardeners and garden voyeurs enjoyed tours of the historic Dunn Garden and four wonderful alumni gardens. The chapter hosted a film and discussion about the Middle East by Robert ’54 and Elizabeth Warnock Fernea ’49, and in July we returned to Safeco field to see a Mariners game. Please join us for our annual family picnic on Saturday, August 24, at Magnuson Park (shelter #2) in Seattle, at noon. Newcomers are always welcome at our monthly book discussions and brew pub gatherings. Find out about all our events at http://eephus.com/rainierchapter, or by subscribing to our email announcement list at www.lists.reed.edu/mailman/listinfo/rainier-announce. Or feel free to call or write to Barbara Carter Radin ’75 at 206/523-2484 or dradin@ix.netcom.com.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

The annual picnic is scheduled for September 15 in Carlson Park, Culver City. Plans for a Huntington visit are still in the making; the most probable time is spring 2003. The book group meets monthly, usually in the afternoon or evening of the second Sunday. Visiting alumni are invited to call ahead for particulars, read the book, and join the discussion. For information, call Robert Hadley ’53 at 310/391-1427 or send email to BobPatHadley @aol.com.

WASHINGTON, D.C.

The chapter re-experienced a Hum. 220 lecture—with the added pleasures of drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and no paper to write—when alumni director Mike Teskey brought Reed on the Road to town in June with a lecture on Beethoven by professor Edward Segel.The newly revived steering committee is planning an early fall alumni picnic and one or two behind-the-scenes events for the winter. In response to inquiries, they also hope to develop a career and housing network for recent grads and student interns seeking to come to D.C. Interested alumni should call Leslie Overstreet ’71 at 703/765-7059 or email overstreetlk@si.edu, or email Claudia MacLachlan ’75 at Hcmacla@aol.com.

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