The summer picnic at Martin’s Beach near Half Moon Bay went extremely
well. Although it was overcast all day, we appreciated the coolness. It was the largest crowd
we’ve seen for the Bay Area picnic—more than 60 alumni!
are looking forward to the annual winter potluck, scheduled for December 6. This year it will
be held in the fabulous rooftop common room of Chris (“Tiffer”)
Tarnstrom’s ’95 apartment building near the Fenway and Symphony neighborhoods.
More details will be coming soon.
The New York chapter is planning several big events for the winter, including
a New Year’s party, a career event, and a tour of the Lower East Side tenement museum.
We also have an active bridge club going and are planning to start a book club this year. The
best way to stay informed about all of our events is to subscribe to the email list. To add
yourself to the list, email firstname.lastname@example.org. As always, we are open to anyone’s
suggestions —please email reedalumnyc@ earthlink.net with questions, comments, and ideas.
Portland chapter is gearing up for exciting events this year, with several new steering committee
members. We will have the traditional alumni holiday party in December
and work to get alumni engaged in Paideia classes in January. A pie-baking class and contest
may help lure alums back to campus! We will hold another town hall–style meeting in the
late winter for local alumni. The enjoyable tour by Steve McCarthy ’66 of his Clear Creek
Distillery was overbooked last year, so we’ll repeat it again in the spring. We’ll
wrap up the year of activity with volunteer opportunities and entertainment at Renn Fayre.
Join us! For more information: Aarin Lutzenhiser ’97, 503/768-4833, email@example.com.
More than 30 young and older alumni, spouses, children, and friends (including
one incoming and one current student and their families) gathered at the chapter picnic at
Magnuson Park on Lake Washington for good food, good conversation, and kite flying. Conversation
covered a wide range of topics, including living cheaply in Paris to collecting rainwater in
refurbished wine barrels to writing a thesis on legal pads. Ideas for a bike ride and some
hiking were discussed, but nothing was formalized. So if you want to make something happen,
call Sally Snyder Brunette ’83, 425/562-2670, or Barbara Carter Radin ’75, 206/523-2484,
to set it up. The regular Reed Book Club (Cervantes’s Don Quixote is planned for January
2004) and the Brew Pub Club continue their monthly meetings. Check the website for dates and
Despite unseasonably cool, cloudy weather and a smaller-than-usual turnout,
everyone appeared to be having a good time at our annual picnic in September in Culver City.
A third annual winter solstice celebration is scheduled for December 6; watch the mail for
your invitation. The book group continues to meet monthly, usually on the second Sunday. Visiting
alumni are invited to call or email 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.