2003

Chapters

BOSTON

The month of March brought a sumptuous Chinese New Year’s banquet, a ski trip to Mount Sunapee in New Hampshire, and a visit from new Reed president Colin Diver, who grew up in Boston. While buried under record snowfalls, Boston alumni surely looked forward to summer events such as the annual Red Sox game outing.

CHICAGO

In October the Chicago chapter hosted its second annual bowling social, and it was a huge, smashing success; thanks to organizer Greg Clarke. Alumni had a great time discussing bowling references in Homer’s Iliad, drinking libations, and bowling horribly. More than 30 alumni and families attended the second annual dim sum gathering in Chicago’s Chinatown in February to welcome in the Chinese new year. Special thanks to Juliet Kim for again playing organizer.

NEW YORK

Freezing cold weather and snowdrifts up to our ears didn’t stop NYC alumni from partying like it’s 1999. Our wine tasting in February was a smashing success thanks to wine guru Bill Stout ’92 and organizer Dave Messner ’90. Despite using all of our best Thomas-Crown-Affair-esque museum-going tricks at the intercollegiate scavenger hunt at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, we lost dismally. To complete a busy month, we attended a curatorial tour of the racy, thought-provoking Cooper-Hewitt exhibition New Hotels for Urban Nomads. Upcoming events include a picnic, a Cyclones baseball game at Coney Island, and an alumni career event. If you want to brush up on your bridge skills send email to frank.mcdonnell@citigroup.com and check out the monthly bridge club. To get involved in planning events for the chapter, email reedalumnyc@ earthlink.net.

RAINIER

Following last year’s hit event, the Rainier chapter is planning another open garden day in late May or early June. In midsummer we’ll have our annual picnic at Magnuson Park and are hoping for a large turnout of alumni and students. Both the Reeding Group and the Reed College Urban Brewing Experience continue to meet monthly at fine homes and taverns throughout the Seattle area. Look for their schedules in our newsletter or on our chapter website, www.eephus.com/rainierchapter/. You may also call or write to Barbara Carter Radin ’75 for more information at 206/523-2484 or dradin@ix.netcom.com.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Two events so far are planned for this year: a visit to the Huntington Library and Gardens in San Marino on May 4, and the annual picnic in Culver City on September 14. Huntington plans include a morning tour, then lunch with Steve Koblik. In addition, the book group meets monthly, usually on the evening of 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.

WASHINGTON, D.C.

An increasing number of alumni from the ’90s and ’00s seem to be settling in D.C., and many of them have been getting together for socializing (and, no doubt, energetic philosophical discussion) at local beer joints. If you’re interested, write to Laura Peterson ’98 at larpeterson@ yahoo.com. Despite heavy rains and snow, about 45 alums, spouses, and friends made their way to the Smithsonian in February for a tour of the new rare book room in the National Museum of Natural History. In March Colin Diver visited and spoke to a large group eager to meet the new president and hear his views of and plans for the college. Events planned for the summer include a visit to the National Geographic headquarters and the annual picnic.To connect with any of these activities, email Leslie Overstreet ’71 at overstreetlk@si.edu or call 703/765-7059.



Reed Magazine February

2003