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Washington, D.C.

The chapter steering committee met in March to plan events for the coming year. Local folks, please keep your eyes peeled for announcements about the annual picnic (June 17), a Segway tour of the National Mall (September/October), and a tour of the new Air and Space Museum at Dulles (Winter 2007). As always, we welcome new members into the chapter. Ask anyone who is interested in getting involved to contact Susan Rudy ’79 at


In January, Reed on the Road coincided with the wonderful exhibit of treasures from the German principality of Hesse at the Portland Art Museum. Ottomar Rudolf, professor emeritus of German and humanities, gave a talk and slide show, accompanied by German wine. We hope you will join us on campus in early June for Reunions 2006 and Alumni College, focusing on alimentary delights.


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Avi Nagel ’03, Greg Clarke ’88, Nolan Clarke, Neal Young ’01, Arno Bosse ’92, and Becky Sullivan ’05 celebrate Chinese New Year.

On January 29, the local chapter gathered to celebrate the Chinese New Year with a dim sum brunch at Three Happiness Restaurant in Chinatown. This was our fifth consecutive year to hold this event. We were delighted to have Robin Tovey ’97, assistant director of alumni relations, and her mother, Kathleen, join us all the way from Portland. Also, chapter representatives are becoming more involved in the Reed Oral History Project. This project involves interviewing surviving alumni from the first 50 years of the college’s history. For more information, please contact David Perry ’73 at  

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Alumni communications guru Robin Tovey ’97 and Chantal Sudbrack ’97




In November, John Neumaier ’83 hosted visitor Cricket Parmalee ’67, who led a group of local Reedies in a relaxed evening of storytelling. If you missed it, she’ll be hosting “Olde Reed” sessions at Reunions 2006. Looking forward, we’re finalizing the date for what we know will be another fantastic summer picnic on the shores of Lake Washington. Come June 12, we’re planning a post-graduation pizza party to welcome new grads to the alumni ranks in and around Seattle.

Learn more about activities in the local chapter, such as our monthly reading group and brewpub gatherings, help plan chapter events, or find out how to get involved with national-level efforts. Contact the chapter chair, Erik Speckman ’91 at or 206/715-4100.

New York

The chapter kicked off Paideia with its annual career-networking event, which was well-attended. Thanks to all those who gave generously of their time and professional expertise. About 30 Reedies who are working on books or are in the publishing industry gathered at the home of Ellen Roberts ’69 ( for discussion about getting published and nurturing works in progress. We hope this is the start of many great books!

Our spring and summer calendar looks, well, eventful. If you have ideas or want to get involved with the chapter, please contact Will Swarts ’92 at