NOAA August 2005



In March, the chapter welcomed Greg Clarke ’88 to join Chantal Sudbrack ’97 as co-chair, as well as Avi Nagel ’03 and Ray Coyne ’71 as new members to the steering committee. In other news, past chapter chair and board member, David Perry ’73, has begun a one-year term as president of the college’s alumni board.

The chapter hosted two new events in June and July: a picnic at a Chicago landmark, Promontory Point Park, in the historic Hyde Park neighborhood, and a bar meet-up at the Map Room. We are looking forward to old established favorites, our cultural dinner outings, which include a celebration of Indian Independence (August 13, 6:30 p.m. at the Viceroy of India, 2518 W. Devon) and Oktoberfest (September 24, 6:30 p.m. at the Chicago Brauhaus, 4732 N. Lincoln). If you are interested in more information about the chapter, want to RSVP, or to join our e-mail listserv, please contact Chantal at


The New York chapter brought a delicious reminder of Oregon to the East Coast on June 10, with a wine tasting rich in Reed roots. Kees Schouten ’98 introduced about 45 area alumni (and Mike Teskey, director of alumni relations) to a selection of Oregon wines, including Pinot noir produced by Amity Vineyards, with grapes grown at the Schouten family vineyard. Whites from Westrey Wine Company, founded by Amy Wesselman ’91 and David Autrey ’89, rounded out a terroir-ific evening. Summer plans included minor league baseball in Brooklyn; plans for fall events are underway. The steering committee is always looking for new ideas and welcomes participants from the tri-state area: contact Will Swarts ’92 at, or Lauren Asher ’95 at


The Rainier chapter kept a low profile during the gorgeous spring months, emerging only for the monthly reading group meetings and brewpub gatherings. Come glorious summer we regrouped for our annual picnic on July 24 at Magnuson Park. This fall we are planning on launching a science and technology lecture series featuring speakers drawn from interesting Reedies in the area. Look for details in an upcoming newsletter. We are currently recruiting members to the chapter steering committee; if you’d like to get involved, please contact the chapter chairperson, Erik Speckman ’91 (, 206/715-4100).


In June, we enjoyed an evening of theater under the stars: A Long Bridge Over Deep Waters at the Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood. The annual picnic is scheduled for the afternoon of August 7 in our usual haunt: Carlson Park in Culver City. A solstice celebration is planned for December 10; mark your calendar and watch for the mail and/or email invitation. The book group meets monthly, usually in the afternoon of the second Sunday. Alumni visiting from out of the area are invited to inquire ahead for particulars, read the book, and join the discussion. For further information call Robert Hadley ’53 at 310/391-1427 or send email to


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Participants at the DC chapter’s oral history party included Lee De Cola ’66, Sam Fromartz ’80, and Jake Horowitz ’98. Photograph by Tchad Moore ’92.


The Oral History Progress Party was held on May 1. It attracted 20 alumni to celebrate the histories completed so far and share stories about Reed. The annual picnic for alumni and current and incoming students is planned for August 7. For more information on any chapter matters, please contact Leslie Overstreet ’71 at 703/765-7059 or


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