On February 6, the Chicago
chapter hosted its fourth-annual dim sum brunch to celebrate the Chinese New Year (Year
of the Rooster). More than 30 alumni, spouses, friends, and children joined us this year
at Three Happiness restaurant in Chicago's Chinatown. Moreover, we had graduates from
five decades represented: the '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, and '00s!
The dim sum, tea, and conversation were plentiful as the brunch once again proved to be our
most popular event. Gung Hay Fat Choy (Have a prosperous and good New Year)!
NEW YORK CITY
We love New York in spring—how about you? The New York chapter is planning spring and
summer events to get people outside, eating well, and even venturing into the outer boroughs.
Planned events include a dim sum outing in March,
an April tour of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's cherry blossoms, a June wine-tasting and
winemaking talk centered on Oregon wines, and a July trip to Coney Island for a Brooklyn Cyclones
game. Our career
and networking night in January was a big success, drawing about 60 recent and not-so-recent
grads to discuss working in the New York
area, forging connections,
and comparing resources.
Kees Schouten '98 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
has taken on leadership of the alumni book club; Constance Chang '01 (email@example.com)
is the contact
for the alumni bridge club. Please contact Lauren Asher '95 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or Will Swarts '92 (email@example.com) for questions
about the chapter or to get involved with the steering
committee. View news
of the chapter and a photo of our Secret Santa wrapping party.
The Portland chapter is
working closely with the
sports center and the alumni office on the new online ski cabin reservation system in
an attempt to make sure it works for everyone. We've
had a very good time attending some of the Portland Arts
& Lecture Series this winter. Coming up, we have a picnic in August and our fourth-annual trip
to Westwind in October. We are currently recruiting new members to the chapter steering committee;
if you'd like to get involved, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We announce many of our events via email now, so if you're interested in Portland events,
please make sure the alumni office has your current email address (send updates
The Rainier chapter spent the long but not so grey winter months meeting over books at the
monthly reading group, and beers at the monthly brewpub gathering. In December a fistful of
us met at the Garage on Capitol Hill to bash some pins together. In February we were joined
by the lovely Robin Tovey '97 and handsome Paul Gronke at the new Seattle Library. Professor Gronke
considered "The Death of Liberalism?" After the talk and subsequent discussion
a knot of Reedies burst into the hall and raced to the stacks to
try and get their hands on copies of the books on Professor Gronke's suggested reading
The annual summer picnic
is scheduled for Sunday, August 7 in our usual haunt: Carlson Park in Culver City. Mark your
calendar! The book group meets monthly, usually in the afternoon of the second Sunday. Alumni
visiting from out of this area are invited to inquire ahead for particulars, read the book,
and join the
discussion. Watch future
issues for a probable solstice celebration in early December. For further information, call
Robert Hadley ‘53 at 310/391-1427 or send email to BobPatHadley@aol.com.
Planning for the D.C. chapter's annual picnic has begun;
we're aiming for late July
or early August—watch your mail for the flyer. We also
have our annual meeting
coming up and need people with ideas and a bit of
energy for the chapter's
organizing committee; for example, we'd like someone
to help coordinate an activity next Earth Day. Please
contact Leslie Overstreet '71
at 703/765-7059 or email@example.com.