The solstice party was a great success: We had a capacity turnout. This was the first
time that paper invitations were mailed only to alumni who do not have email, so it is
important that your email system be able to receive such messages (please set your spam-screener
to receive messages from BobPatHadley@aol.com).
The next event on the drawing board is the annual picnic in August. The book group meets
monthly, usually on the second Sunday. Alumni visiting the area are invited to read the
book and join the discussion. Contact Robert Hadley ’53, 310/391-1427, BobPatHadley@aol.com.
The chapter held its annual solstice party on December 17 at the Lyons Park Community
Center in Arlington, Virginia. With a small band playing old-time music and a caller, 20
Reedies of all ages danced, ate, and socialized into the evening. The next planned chapter
event is “Reed on the Road” on March 16 (location TBA). Mike Teskey, director
of alumni relations, will discuss the history and architecture of Reed. For information
on the chapter and events, contact Susan Rudy ’79 at 703/379-1796, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We spent the October 14–16 weekend at Camp Westwind on the Oregon Coast. Surf, sand,
good food, good company—what more can you ask of a family weekend getaway? Thanks
to Johanna Colgrove ’92 and Esteban Gutierrez ’94, the kitchen crew, and all
the other volunteers, for making this annual weekend on the coast possible.
In November, we had a private tour and sake tasting at the Sake One sakery in Forest
Grove (thanks to Deane Bennett ’55 for organizing). On December 11, we again brought
food onto campus for the “Feeding Frenzy” of students studying for finals.
Thanks to Ron Sato ’68 for making it possible to let today’s Reedies know we
are thinking of them.
In November we had a great hike and dinner on the top of Camelback Mountain in the Poconos.
Everyone enjoyed stunning views, and a great cook-out dinner. A group photo shows the Delaware
Water Gap in the background and the fall foliage.
Reedies in the Poconos: Marygold Walsh-Dilley ’99, Leo Macdonald ’97, Claire
Jouseau ’98, Scott Benowitz ’96, Nick Taussig ’91, Ben Bolitzer ’95,
Barbara Berney ’66, and Kathy Roberson ’95.