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!


boston pictureWe 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 reedalumnyc@earthlink.net. As always, we are open to anyone’s suggestions —please email reedalumnyc@ earthlink.net with questions, comments, and ideas.

The 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, aarin@mac.com.

seattle pictureMore 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 locations.


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.

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