The annual Bay Area Reed alumni picnic will be held
at noon on August 17 at Martin’s Beach in Half Moon Bay. We’ll
have frisbees, Quests, and other fun stuff. Parking is $5 a car, so
carpooling is encouraged. For breaking news, go to http://www.reed.edu/alumni/chapters/bayarea.html.
For more information, call Drew McCormick at 408/266-3960 or email
Summertime in Boston means the coming of the annual
alumni trip to Fenway Park. We are in the midst of arranging a gathering
of local alumni, incoming students, and current students.
In March we toured Steve McCarthy’s Clear Creek
Distillery; 25 people came, with many on a wait list, so we’ll
have to do it again soon. In April we put out the call to have alumni
help with Canyon Day
and will keep working on getting more alumni participation. For three
years the chapter has successfully mustered a contingent of local
alumni to help out at Renn Fayre, including being part of Karma Patrol
Patrol, putting on the meat smoke portion of the feast,
and running a popular coffeehouse. Planning is moving ahead for this
year’s Westwind trip in October: see the article.
On July 27 Rainier alumni, students, and entering
freshmen and their families were invited to the annual chapter picnic
the sunny shores of Lake Washington. Throughout the year, alumni
are invited to attend either a reading group meeting or brew pub gathering,
held monthly. Visit www.eephus.com/rainierchapter/ for schedules
contact information, as well as for information on upcoming events.
You may also call or write to Barbara
Carter Radin ’75 at 206/523-2484 or firstname.lastname@example.org; suggestions
for activities and events are always welcome.
Our visit to the Huntington Library and Gardens in
May seemed to be enjoyed by all. The next planned event is the annual
picnic on September 14 in
Culver City; watch the mail for your invitation. A third annual solstice
celebration in December is under discussion, but has not yet been
planned. The book group continues to meet monthly, usually on the second
Alumni visiting from out of the area are invited to call ahead for
particulars, read the book, and join the discussion. For
information call Robert Hadley ’53 at 310/491-1427 or send
email to BobPatHadley@aol.com.
Beaten into a stupor by the continual rains of May
and the summer humidity, we have held no official events since Colin
Diver’s visit in March,
which attracted a large crowd of Reedies old and new. The unofficial “’90s
and ’00s Debating & Beer-Drinking Society” has reputedly
been active, though, welcoming new arrivals to the area. The annual
picnic is planned for August, and a skip-jack cruise on the Chesapeake
Bay in October. Keep your eyes open for the announcements; for more
information email Leslie Overstreet ’71
at email@example.com or call 703/765-7059.