Reed Alumniwinter2006


Southern California

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

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,

Washington, D.C.

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



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.

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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. 

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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.