The Boston chapter had the misfortune of scheduling our winter potluck on the same weekend
as the historic blizzard that dumped two feet of snow on much of New England. We soldiered on,
and a dozen hearty souls made it to the roaring fire and hot apple cider reward. Before breaking
for the evening, talk surfaced for a retry of the event in February.
The Chicago chapter held its second annual Oktoberfest in September
at the Chicago Brauhaus in one of the old German, and rapidly gentrifying, neighborhoods on
the city’s north side.
Sixteen alumni, family, and friends attended, including chapter chair John Bergholz ’86
and family, Kristen Jacobson ’91, Greg Clarke ’88, Chantal Sudbrack ’97, Itai
Sher ’97, and Lynn Tesser ’93. Besides enjoying hearty German fare, the group raised
their beer steins (or kiddie cocktails) to sway to the house oompah band.
Dancing at Camp Westwind
The Portland chapter sponsored a successful weekend on the coast at
Camp Westwind again this October. More than 50 people attended, including a number of energetic
and entertaining children
(see photos at http://www.reed.edu/
The weather was better than anyone could have asked, and the talent show surpassed last
revue. We will repeat this wonderful event again next fall. The chapter is working on scheduling
a town hall event with Colin Diver and
other members of the faculty and staff for February.
Rainier chapter alumni attended a lively panel discussion in November
about the initiative process, organized by Nic Warmenhoven ’96 and moderated by Adam Holdorf ’97. Panelists
included Yoram Bauman ’95, Sue Bly Tupper ’80, and Gray Pedersen ’68. Ongoing
activities include the monthly brew pub gatherings and reading group meetings, to which newcomers
are always welcome. For schedules, go to our chapter website at www.eephus.com
/rainierchapter/ or call or email Barbara Carter Radin ’75 at 206/ 523-2484, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our solstice celebration was well attended, and all appeared to be having
a good time. The next chapter event, the annual picnic, is in the planning stages. The book
group continues to
meet monthly, usually on the second Sunday. 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 310/391-1427 or send email to BobPatHadley@aol.com.
The Washington, D.C., chapter has joined the oral history project, with
a dozen or more alumni in the area interested in participating. Cricket Parmalee ’67
is heading up the effort here and organized a training session to get things started. Planned
for December, the session
was pre-empted by a snowstorm, but it was rescheduled for January, and we are now off and
running! For more information on the project, go to http://www.reed.edu/alumni/oral_hist.html.
To join us or ask questions, email Cricket at email@example.com or