Bob and Carolyn Crow had a successful wine tasting,
and there was another installment of the popular Burrito & Beer
get-together in November. The Radical Reeding Group continues to meet
in San Francisco on the first Thursday of each month. December’s
book is Ishmael by Daniel Quinn. For more information: Drew
McCormick, 408/266-3960, DrewCorm@aol.com.
Several overweight, slow-moving, superannuated
alumni played the Reed rugby team last fall. The alumni had an excellent
time—and the current Reedies were particularly good to give
us a game, considering that the alumni team probably outweighed the
Reed co-ed team by a ratio of two to one. The game brought a lot of
old friends together to have a good laugh at themselves.
The Chicago chapter held two successful events this
fall. Over 30 alumni, spouses, and children attended the first-ever
Reed alumni Oktoberfest
at the Brauhaus. Steins of beer, bratwurst, beer, roasted pork shank,
beer, stuffed cabbage, beer, and kiddie cocktails were among the items
consumed in our continuing quest to enjoy the diverse ethnic cuisines
of Chicago. In November
alumni gathered for the chapter’s second annual Reed bowl-a-rama. For
more information: John Bergholz ’83, 708/848-3138, firstname.lastname@example.org.
2003 is going to be full of fantastic events for
the New York chapter. As of press time, we are planning our second
bowl-o-rama in March and a community service project for April. We
are brainstorming fun day trips and ongoing career projects. In January,
the month of museums and cocktails, we had our annual cocktail
party, a curator-led tour of the Cooper Hewitt exhibition on hotels,
and a scavenger
hunt at the Metropolitan. To add your two cents on upcoming events, attend
a steering committee meeting, or suggest future chapter projects and
email Amy Ulrich ’97 at email@example.com.
In December we held the traditional alumni holiday
party and sponsored a town hall on campus to discuss alumni access to
college facilities. In January we encouraged local alumni to participate
in Paideia. In November eight intrepid alumni journeyed from Fear of
Pieing to Fearless Pieing at the pie crust class given by Johanna Colgrove
’92, who may have more cooking events in the future. After a 12-year
absence, 50 Reedies descended on beautiful Camp Westwind for a fun-filled
weekend in October; see the photos at http://www.reed.edu/alumni.
We’re planning to make this an annual event and we hope that next
year YOU will be there! For more information: Jim Quinn ’83 at
The Rainier chapter welcomed English professor Jay
Dickson for a talk on A Passage to India in December. In January we
were pleased to receive a visit from Reed president Colin Diver. Future
activities we hope to try include an open studio day for local alumni
artists, and a repeat of our open garden day that was so popular last
spring. For more information on scheduled events, or to contribute
your own ideas, please call or write to Barbara Carter Radin ’75
at 206/523-2484, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We had a theater event in November and a solstice
party in December. Plans for the new year include a visit to the Huntington
Library and Gardens in May. 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 more information: Robert Hadley ’53, 310/391-1427, BobPatHadley@aol.com.