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News & Events

In the mood to hang out and have something to drink and maybe dinner too? Share conversation and comestibles with fellow Reedies at a pub/bar/restaurant near you.  There is more than just food and drink to be had, Reedies gather for muesum tours, picnics in the park, and behind the scenes access to interesting information.  

July 11, 2015, 11:00 AM
Smithsonian Rare Books Tour
1000 Constitution Avenue Northwest
Washington, District of Columbia

Making and publishing books in the hand-press period (1450-1800) was very different from what it is now, and the books themselves provide physical evidence of how the process was carried out.  Curator Leslie Overstreet '71 will discuss and display examples of printing, illustration, and binding from the 1500s through the 19th century, drawn from the Smithsonian Libraries' rare book collection in the natural sciences:  early herbals, voyages of exploration, folio color-plate books (birds, butterflies, botany), books published in parts, and other subjects.  Her research on Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands  (1731-1743) has recently been published, and the Smithsonian's copies of the first edition will be included in the display.  See more about the collection at

Tours area available at 11 a.m, 1:30 p.m., or 3 p.m.  Please indicate which is your preferred time when you RSVP.  

RSVP to Leslie Overstreet via email ( or phone ((202) 633-1176)

July 25, 2015, 4:00 PM
Annual DC Picnic
7621 Cabin Road
Cabin John, Maryland

We will hold our Annual Alumni Picnic on Saturday, July 25, from 4:00-8:00 PM.  As usual, we will gather on the spacious grounds at the home of Richard Goodwin '63 and Judith Bell '63.  Bring kids, friends and family; hamburgers, hot dogs and corn will be on the grill, along with vegetarian fare; beer and soft drinks will be served as well.  Music will be performed by Near Northeast, a band featuring guitarist Avy Mallik '07.  Please bring a side dish or dessert to share, and chip in to the kitty:  $10 for alumni 2010 or earlier (with their families, $25); $7 for alumni 2011 or later (with their families, $15); free for returning and incoming students (with their families, $10).  Because the location is not Metro-accessible, Paul Levy '72 is matching those willing to give rides with those needing a ride to the picnic.  The picnic also constitutes the annual meeting of the Washington, DC Chapter, at which we elect officers and have the opportunity to amend our bylaws.

RSVP to Paul Levy '72 at; please indicate what dish you'll bring, and whether you need a ride or can provide a ride. 

RSVP to Paul Levy via email (

August 4, 2015, 7:30 PM
Restaurant Club
1346 T Street Northwest
Washington, District of Columbia


RSVP to Margaret Anderson '05 via email (

If you want to see where events are happening, check here.

If you have an idea for an event please contact the DC chapter. We'd love to hear your ideas.


We have an email listserve to arrange get-togethers with fellow Reedies on short notice. If you want to invite Reedies to join you for a concert, movie, drink, dinner or a hike, please send an email to the list. This is an opt-in list, which means the only people who will see the announcements will be people who have subscribed to the web page. There is an option to get the messages combined in one message daily or weekly; please subscribe.

Steering Committee

To contact the chapter, send email to or you can look up individual members using the alumni directory in IRIS.  

Margaret Anderson '05
Bennett Barsk '82, chapter chair
Dave Baxter '87
Nisma Elias '12
Paul Levy '72
Jonathan Make '98
Paul Sikora '70
Kristin Williams '07, Vice Chair

Download the Chapter Bylaws