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A couple of multi-alumni club events for your consideration....

The next few weeks bring two opportunities to have fun, meet new folks and do some good.

Join alums of Syracuse and other ACC schools for some old-fashioned (or maybe not) pumpkin carving on Oct. 27.

It should be gooey, goblin-y and great fun!

Our own Erika Kirkland is putting the event together at Migration Brewing, 2828 NE Glisan St. in Portland at 6:30 that night. Check out the Events page for details.

On Nov. 1, come cheer on the Orange at Macadam's Bar & Grill at noon as they take on North Carolina State... then do some good at the same time by donating a unit of blood. It's our third annual Do You BLEED Orange? blood  drive, from 11:30 - 5pm.

This is the Stumptown Orange's fall service project, but we can't succeed without the help of Macadam's, the American Red Cross and other Portland alumni clubs. 

We invite our ACC brethren and all alumni clubs which call Macadam's home to join us in this effort!

Again, the Stumptown Orange has taken the lead for this event, which for our fellow alumni clubs is known as What Color Do YOU Bleed? Check out the news release about it here. Or, go to the Events page or contact Ken Kane at 503.246.6462 or

Student Send-off: our eighth annual food-and-gab fest

Our Aug. 2 Send-off was an afternoon of fun and info swapping. Thanks to Rich Meneghello ('93) and his wife Kirsten for hosting. Thanks, also, to the 40  folks, including six new SU students (right) and their families, for attending.

For a photo summary of the afternoon, click here

Farewell friend, Bob Gates

It's with extreme sadness that we report the passing of our club treasurer, Bob Gates ('61). Bob was doing something he loves, fly fishing with friends in Canada, earlier this month when he took ill. He passed away in a Canadian hospital, surrounded by his wife Janice (above) and their two children. Bob was a stalwart Stumptowner -- in  fact, his involvement with Syracuse alums in Oregon predated our club. He was a member of the statewide alumni club back in the early 2000s,  before it disbanded.  He and Janice hosted a Student Send-off for that club, as well as one for we Stumptowners several years later. His sardonic wit and impish smile, not to mention his dedication to our club and university, will be missed. 

A celebration of Bob's life will take place on Sunday, Aug. 24 at noon at the Oswego Lake Country Club in Lake Oswego (map). Bob's family encourages any and all Stumptown Orange members to attend.

We learned of Bob's passing on July 17, the same day of our annual pub crawl. We took the opportunity to toast our friend as we moved from venue to venue that night...

Congratulate our new CO-presidents!

Michael Cook ('82) and Mary Dickinson Jensen ('13) were elected our  club co-presidents at our annual meeting on June 11.

For details of the meeting, click here. For minutes, go here.

Small is beautiful

Bigger isn't always better. Threatening skies (which eventually cleared) kept turnout low for May 17's Vancouver art and history hike.

But the quartet who made the trek learns a lot about the city across the Columbia. Click here for details.

Have you renewed your annual club membership?

Show your Orange pride by flashing a little green! It's time to "re-up" your club membership through June 2015. 

Your tax-deductible annual membership helps support the club's events, demonstrates your commitment to the Stumptown Orange, and even gets you price breaks on tickets for some club activities. To pay your annual membership online, just click here.

And while you're at it, please consider making a donation to the club's Student Grant Fund.

Club details ...

Mary Dickinson Jensen (A&S '13) and Michael Cook (ENG '82) are club co-presidents. They head up a group of officers who comprise a board of directors.

The club was chartered in 2007 and our current by-laws were adopted in 2014. Our first meeting took place July 11, 2007. We've been active with events and projects ever since.

Our most recent annual business meeting took place on June 11, 2014. Read the minutes here.

If you have questions or would like to join, Michael can be reached at, or contact Mary at

The Stumptown Orange Website was last updated on Oct.20, 2014.

Meet Chancellor Syverud, hear his vision for Syracuse University, and learn about Fast Forward Syracuse.
6 p.m. Reception, 7 p.m. Remarks by Chancellor Syverud, followed by a Q&A.
Please click on the city for more information and to register:

10/27/14  San Francisco, CA

10/28/14 Los Angeles, CA

11/19/14 Atlanta, GA

12/2/14 Washington, DC 

Questions? Contact alumni relations at  or 800.782-5867

Go Orange !!

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