Alumni association chapters
had our third annual potluck in December, with over 20 Reedies attending.
We are putting together events for our winter and spring calendar, including
a guided tour of the Museum of Fine Arts and a possible ski trip; Reed
on the Road will bring a Reed professor to Boston in April. If you would
like to host a New England event or would like to be put on our email
mailing list, write to Greg Lam at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In October about 50 Reedies met acting president
Peter Steinberger at the Mars Gallery. The event brought together Reedies
of many generations; questions about the state of the college included
how the campus was affected by the terrorist attacks, the presidential
candidate search, and the current state of the honor principle. The
chapter recognized Steinberger for outstanding contributions to the
college and offered him an honorary lifetime chapter membership. We
thank Peter Mars 82 and Barbara Gazdik for the use of the gallery.
In November the steering committee elected John Bergholz 86 and
Elizabeth Goldsmith 81 as chair and assistant chair for 2002.
We invite interested Reedies in the area (southern Wisconsin, northern
Illinois, and northwest Indiana) to join our email list by emailing
Chantal Sudbrack at c-sudbrack
@northwestern.edu. Planned events are announced by email and in
The New York chapter had an especially pleasant
event to kick off its relaunch, meeting at a Union Square pub for a
reading by Reed author Barbara Riddle 64. About 20 Reedies heard
selections from The Girl Pretending to Read Rilke and her memoir Not
the Village Idiot. A behind-the-scenes tour of the South Street Seaport
Museum and dinner at a Chinatown restaurant were planned to cap off
the years scheduled activities. Plans for museum trips and informal
social gatherings are in the works. Check for chapter news at www.reednyc.com.
The holiday party this year was its usual smashing
success, maybe better than most. The end-of-semester pizza feeding frenzy
was augmented by scrumptious edibles donated by Holly Hart 68,
owner of Old Wives Tales. Were in the midst of planning
volunteer activities for Renn Fayre, April 2628; write to pdx-steering
@lists.reed.edu if youre interested in volunteering. Please
note that youll need a pass for the weekend if youre planning
to visit campus during Renn Fayre. Our exciting summer event is Alumni
Westwind 2002, August 16-18 at Camp Westwind on the Oregon coast. Imagine
hanging out on the beautiful Westwind beach with about 100 fellow Reedies
and their families, watching the sun go down, eating good food cooked
by volunteers. On a side note, 25 percent of the steering committee
are expecting babies. We dont think its contagious, but
keep an eye on Additions for news of chapter babies.
November about 50 western Washington alumni and friends enjoyed a talk
on cryptography by Reed math professor Joe Buhler 72. The ongoing
Seattle-based groups continue their monthly meetings and encourage newcomers
to join them at any time. In February the Reeding Group will be discussing
Kristin Lavransdatter I: The Wreath by Sigrid Undset.
The Reed College Urban Brewing Experience (RCUBE) convenes at various
pubs on the third Thursday of the month from 6 to 8 p.m. Complete schedules
for both groups can be found on our web site,http://eephus.com/rainierchapter.
Call or write to Barbara Carter Radin 75 at 206/523-2484, dradin@ix.
netcom.com, for more information.
Recent events included the annual picnic in
September and a solstice celebration in December. The book group meets
monthly in a members home, usually in the afternoon or evening
of the second Sunday. Members take turns choosing the books. A recent
selection was Dantes Inferno; a probable upcoming selection
is Diamonds Guns, Germs, and Steel. Alumni visiting from
out of the area 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 email BobPatHadley@aol.com.
This falls activities so far included
a September picnic. For information, email Leslie Overstreet 71