Alumni Programs

Rainier Chapter

Our Chapter covers the Puget Sound region. We hold a picnic, a Reedies eat Pizza event, and Reed on the Road events. We have an active TTT and two active book clubs.

We strive to be a definitive social, cultural and professional resource for Reed alumni in the Puget Sound Region.

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Regular Events

Book Groups

There are two book clubs: one is run by Peter Greenfield '67 and another is run by Thuycidides Le '10. Book group events and readings will be listed in our event calendar. If you are interested in contacting them, their information can be found on IRIS.

To see a list of past readings from the book group dating back to 1990, click here (PDF).

Thirsty Third Thursday

The Rainer Chapter Thirsty Third Thursday was a pioneering event of its kind, and has been going strong for about 20 years. It alternates at locations north and south of Seattle’s Ship Canal each month. We strive to select destinations that appeal to a wide age range and serve both beer and food.

Chapter Picnic

The annual Chapter Picnic is held in the last half of July each year at a park on Lake Washington in Seattle.

Reedies Eat Pizza

The Chapter hosts a Reedies Eat Pizza event in September of each year to welcome newly-minted alumni by buying them pizza and beer, with bocci ball.

Resources for Rainier Reedies

Contact the Chapter Steering Committee

To contact the chapter steering committee, send an email to, or click on a name below. Please note you will need an IRIS account to view the steering committee's contact information.

Bram Wessel '90

Lauren Brackenbury '11
Chapter Representative

Ben Demboski '02
Past Chair

Deborah Prince '71

Barbara Radin '75

Mary Solbrig '11

Erik Speckman '91
Past Chair