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.
buried under record snowfalls, Boston alumni surely looked forward
to summer events such as the annual Red Sox game outing.
In October the Chicago chapter hosted its second
annual bowling social, and it was a huge, smashing success; thanks
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.
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
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
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
check out the monthly bridge club. To get involved in planning events
for the chapter, email reedalumnyc@
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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,
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.
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
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
to the National Geographic headquarters and the annual picnic.To connect
with any of these activities, email Leslie Overstreet ’71
at email@example.com or call