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Board Meeting and Happy Hour at Dig a Pony

Please join us for our next Board Meeting and Happy Hour:

Wednesday, March 7
5:30pm board meeting (all welcome)
6:30pm happy hour
Dig A Pony
: 736 SE Grand Avenue (map)

If you have never attended a Board Meeting please join us!  Your contribution of two or more hours PER YEAR would greatly enhance our organization’s ability to host events for everyone to enjoy.  Your help is needed to make our local alumni chapter successful!

digapony happy hour

Board Meeting at Lucky Lab

The Brown Club of Oregon’s next Board Meeting is:

Tues, June 7th
6:00 – 7:00 pm
Lucky Lab brewery
915 SE Hawthorne Blvd (map)

Refreshments will be served!

Please join us for a discussion of upcoming events, including our next happy hour and the summer picnic.
All alumni are encouraged to come.


Fall Board Meeting

All alumni are invited to attend our fall board meeting:

  • Date:  Monday, October 19th, 7 – 8pm
  • Place:  5203 NE 32nd Place, Portland OR 97211 (map)

Please RSVP if you plan on attending (and haven’t let me know already)


1) Review past activities (summer picnic, happy hour at Lompoc)
2) Dec 2: Author of “Larry’s Kidney“, Daniel Asa Rose ’71
3) Dec 12 or 13: Volunteer day at Community Cycling Center
4) Jan 9 or 16: Holiday Party
5) Feb 14: Valentine’s Day poetry and chocolate tasting
6) March 12 or 13: Assoc. Professor of History Karl Jacoby, author of “Shadows at Dawn: A Borderlands Massacre and the Violence of History.”

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.

Board Meeting Minutes

Present: Marlowe Kulley, Arianna, Martin Jacobs, Gail Shanley, Andrew DuBrock, Alex Dean

Agenda Item Discussion Action

Past Events

Holiday Party

The speakers at the holiday party were apparently very good, but went on for a little too long.

Perhaps have only one speaker in the future, since two seemed long or 8-minute limit total for each speaker.

Professor Carter Lecture

Thirteen people attended the Professor Carter lecture. It was a great lecture and we discussed how we could get higher attendance levels.

For the lectures, maybe charge $$ for events to lock in more members, make them RSVP, create a phone tree calling people to promote, and email the Ivy Plus list (for lectures only). Perhaps set up a committee of three people in charge of getting attendance levels up. Gail will spearhead getting RSVP’s for future events.

Upcoming Events

Wine Tasting

Wine tasting at Liner Nelson. 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).

We will do an RSVP for the wine tasting. John will find out what the price is.

Spring Happy Hour

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

Summer picnic

Peter MacDonald offered to host again this summer.

July 18th or June 27th proposed times; Marlowe to find out which is best. We need name tags, food buyer(s), cook(s), entertainment(?), sign-in, clean up crews.

Shakespeare in the Park(?)

Gayle up for organizing it again, if anyone interested.

Next Meeting

June 6th if party is on June 27th, or June 29th if party is on July 18th at Marlowe’s house.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned

Andrew DuBrock, Brown Club of Oregon, Secretary