Archive for June, 2009

3rd Annual Summer Picnic

The time for our 3rd annual summer picnic is almost here! Come spend a leisurely day at local alum Peter McDonald’s (’63) idyllic farm in Wilsonville — approximately 360 acres of working hazelnut and timber farm right on the west bank of the Willamette River.
Thanks to the McDonald’s generosity, we will soak up the sun while enjoying a barbeque feast, great company, and a range of activities including: swimming, tennis (please bring white shoes and your own equipment if you want to play!), ultimate frisbee, croquet, and free caricature portraits from alumni Naomi SegalDeitz (’74 ). Families and kids of all ages are invited and encouraged!
There will be plenty of food and entertainment; please feel free to bring whatever games and amenities you’d bring with you to a picnic, such as blankets or your favorite camping chair. (No pets please)

Register Here

What: The Brown Club of Oregon Summer Picnic, a family-friendly afternoon of BBQ, Ultimate Frisbee, swimming and more!
When: Saturday, June 27th, 2009
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Peter and Jill McDonald’s Farm

Carpool: Carpooling is encouraged! Contact if you can bring someone, or if you would like a ride. (Please provide your starting location).

Adult: $15 at the door / $10 if you pre-register online
Children ages 5 – 16 (under 5 are free): $10 at the door / $5 if you pre-register online
Current student: $10 at the door / $5 if you pre-register online
Recent graduate (class of ’08 or ’09): $10 at the door / $5 if you pre-register online
Family pack (up to 5 adults and children): $35 at the door / $25 if you pre-register online

Register online here. (If you don’t have or can’t remember your brown alumni login, have no fear! You can use the link at top that says, “If you don’t have an account, you can still register for this event here.”)
We look forward to seeing you!

The Brown Club of Oregon

June Board Meeting Minutes

Present: Marlowe Kulley, Peter MacDonald, Martin Jacobs, Joshua Cohen, Andrew DuBrock, Jessica Taylor, Morgan Smith, Gayle Shanley, John Gadon

Agenda Topic




Spring Happy

Thursday, May 14 at the Mash Tun brewpub on 22nd and Alberta @ 6pm.

Good turnout, over 20 people

Wine Tasting

Wine tasting at Liner and Elson. We discussed moving it to April 3 from March 20 due to more interesting Austrian wines. 2222 NW Quimby. (price $15-$30 for five samples). Starts at 5:30 (till 7:30).

More of a social event than about the wine. 22 people came. Positive feedback.

Events & Discussion

Summer picnic

June 27th , 1–6 p.m.

Early registration: $5 kids, $10 adult; $25 family. Late registration: $10 kids, $15 adult, $35 family. Under 5: free.

Josh volunteered to do some graphic design (map, etc.) for the event.

Sam: pickup Frisbee game. Martin: pickup food. Setup: noon (Andrew, )—set up banner on fence on Wilsonville road, also put up balloons; Grill—hourly shifts (Andrew, Morgan) ; Check-in (Josh); Serving Bowls (Marlowe); board members keep an eye on the pool; orchard tour (led by Peter); parking around tennis court (as long as it’s not wet)..if it’s too wet, then park further away; Marlowe to set up email about carpooling. Entertainment (Andrew? Somebody else? Boom box? Nothing?)

Shakespeare in the Park

Henry IV, part 1

September 5 @ Reed College (outdoors)

Happy Hour

@ Fifth Quadrant

Williams and Fremont (next to Pix). Tuesday September 22ndof August.

Food bank
volunteer group

Jessica to organize—a Saturday in July?

Email list

What do we want to allow on email list? Events organized by alumni that are non-profit, events organized by alumni that are for profit, non alumni event?

No action now—it’s not turned into a problem yet.
There were a few times where people emailed in flurries, but it’s calmed down

Next Meeting

Monday, October 19th 7pm @ Marlowe’s House.