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
events include baseball, a picnic, and a wine tasting. We need volunteers to join the steering
committee and help plan events. Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
and upcoming events: http://www.reed.edu/alumni/chapters/portland.html.
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 http://www.lists.reed.edu/mailman/listinfo/rainier-announce.
You may also check out our chapter website at http://eephus.com/rainierchapter/ or
get information at the Reed website.
You may also call or email Barbara Radin ’75 at 206/523-2484 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The picnic this year will be held in late July or early August to allow us to include current
and new students before
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.