NOAA Novemberautumn2006

Regional Gatherings

Camp Westwind

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Yorke Franken ’91 with his sons, Haden and Reason; Miles Hochstein ’82; and Maye Thompson ’77 at Camp Westwind in September.

More than 60 Reedies and their offspring met for a weekend at Camp Westwind on the Oregon Coast in September. The weather was perfect—75 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. The food was fabulous. There was a talent show, planned kid activities, and quiet time to walk on the beach, hang out on the front porch of the lodge, drink a beer, and chat with someone interesting. We can’t promise the weather will be as nice for next year, but we can say it will be fun. Mark your calendars for October 19–21, 2007! See more pictures and information.

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Ashley Stripling ’07, Ella and Kathy Gutierrez, playing on the beach.


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Johanna Colgrove ’92, Michael Becker ’84/MALS ’99, Steve Kangas ’85, and Jennifer Sepez ’87 enjoy books, beer, and other Reedies on the deck.



We held our annual picnic at Magnusson Park with multiple generations of Reedies and their families attending. (Note: new locations for next year’s picnic are being scouted since the amenities at Magnusson have become less than desirable. Recommendations are welcome!) We would like to acknowledge the invaluable and generous service to the chapter of Peter Mason ’79 as a member of the steering committee and as a former chapter chair. Peter stepped down from his duties at the end of the summer. To learn more about activities in the local chapter contact the chapter chairperson, Erik Speckman ’91 (, 206/715-4100).

New York

We moved farther afield this summer, heading to Newark, New Jersey, in August for a minor league baseball game between the host Bears and the Camden Riversharks. The chapter will hold its annual career night on January 11, 2007. For more information please contact Will Swarts ’92 at swartsreedalum@hotmail or Kees Schouten ’98 at


Earlier this summer, we had a pizza party at a local restaurant in conjunction with other alumni chapters. Later, the chapter held an event on Boston Common to view a free production of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew, an event that’s likely to become an annual occurrence. Our next major event will be the annual winter potluck in December; check the Boston chapter webpage for details.


Southern California

The annual picnic in August was well attended and everyone seemed to have a good time. We welcomed Ben DuPree ’06 as a new member of our steering committee. Our next annual event is a solstice party on December 2. Alumni visiting from other chapters are invited to join our book group. Inquire ahead so you can read the book and join the discussion. Inquiries may be directed to Robert Hadley ’53, by telephone at 310/391-1427 or by email at


Julia Chamberlain ’04 and Chantal Sudbrack ’97 have been recruited to perform and coordinate interviews throughout the midwest for Reed’s Oral History Project. If you are interested in sharing your stories of Olde Reed, please email or January will bring our sixth annual Chinese New Year Dim Sum brunch; check the Chicago chapter webpage for details.


We had our annual picnic on the lawn between Old Dorm Block and commons. Fine food, great conversations, and croquet. Esteban Gutierrez ’94 has left the steering committee after several years with us. Thank you for such outstanding service, Esteban! We are pleased to be joined by new members Joanne Hossack ’82, Laura Jean Long ’05, and Abby Richard ’84.