NOAA May 2004



In February the Boston chapter hosted a successful “Second Chance Snow Day Winter Potluck” with a Chinese New Year theme, which drew about 20 Reedies. We are now searching for a new venue for future events, since Chris Tarnstrom ’95, who hosted the potluck, is moving from the Boston area.

New York City

The New York chapter Career Initiative was launched with a successful mingling event in January. If you are looking for a job, want more info on a particular career path, or want to help recent graduates navigate the New York work world, please visit the chapter website at On an ongoing basis chapter members are getting together for the book club and the bridge club (see website for more info). Possible upcoming summer events include baseball, a picnic, and a wine tasting. We need volunteers to join the steering committee and help plan events. Email to get involved.


The Portland chapter held an informal town hall meeting with Colin Diver in February. Topics included the trolley barn sale, ski cabin changes, the Eastmoreland Hospital acquisition, campus housing, tuition, and financial aid. For the second year, the chapter organized a tour of Clear Creek Distillery, graciously hosted by founder Steve McCarthy ’66. The tour was fully subscribed and praised by those who attended. Check the chapter webpage for further updates and upcoming events:


The premiere of the Rainier chapter movie group in January rivaled many a Hollywood extravaganza, and the group hopes to continue meeting on a semi-regular basis under the direction of Amanda Reed ’03. The highlight of the spring calendar will be the return of Open Garden Day, organized by Karie Friedman ’61. This summer we’re looking forward to another try at bowling, under the auspices of Ben Demboski ’02, and the annual picnic in late July or early August. The best way to keep abreast of all the Rainier happenings, including the ongoing reading and brewpub group gatherings, is to subscribe to the chapter email announcement list at You may also check out our chapter website at or get information at the Reed website. You may also call or email Barbara Radin ’75 at 206/523-2484 or

Washington, D.C.

Under the leadership of Cricket Parmalee ’67, the D.C. chapter has started participating in the Reed oral history project in a big way, with about ten alumni volunteers and five interviews already taped. The tedious part is yet to come (proofing and editing transcripts of the tapes), but we are thrilled to have started on this wonderful way of capturing Reed’s history. For more information, email Cricket at The picnic this year will be held in late July or early August to allow us to include current and new students before they head off to Portland. Keep that in the back of your mind as you plan your own summer; a flyer with all the specifics will be sent in June.


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