November 15, 2021 Meeting Minutes

Meeting opened at 7:00pm

Old Business:

  • There will be a social smoke on Saturday, November 27th at Iwan Ries from
    12-5pm. We ask that if you’re coming you RSVP to either Tim or myself. Hope to
    see you all there.

New Business:

  • December 11th is our annual CPCC Christmas Party!! Come hang out at the shop any time- the party technically starts at 6pm but you’re welcome at any time! Please RSVP to Amu through email at Each member is allowed one guest. Please RSVP for this
  • We are looking for anyone who is willing to volunteer to help with our social
    media presence! Please reach out to me if you are good at social media and
    want to help us spread the word about all things Chicago Pipe Club!
  • January meeting is Saturday, January 15th!
  • Customer Appreciation at Arlington Pipe and Cigar Lounge is Friday, December
    17th- ALL DAY LONG! Come on by for deals on cigars, pipes, live music, food
    and a wonderful time!

We celebrated birthdays from November:

  • Tim Garrity- November 2nd
  • Bob Pecorini- November 7th

Raffle winners:

  • $80- Charles Morley
  • $40- Michael Trench
  • $40- Mary Rice
  • 2021 Peterson Christmas Pipe- Fred Hanna

Next Meeting is our Holiday Party at Arlington Pipe and Cigar Lounge at 6pm!
Please RSVP to the Christmas meeting with your name and the names of any
spouse/guest you might be bringing. Each member is allowed one guest

Meeting adjourned at 7:16pm

August 21, 2021 Meeting Minutes

Meeting opened at 7pm

Old Business:

  • None

New Business:

  • We are sad to announce the club and pipe community has suffered two broken
    pipes. John Goldberg and Chuck Rio have passed and will be missed very dearly
    by all the CPCC.
  • We are currently working on a new website! Keep your eyes open for more
    information in coming emails and meetings!
  • We wanted to wish Bob Pecorini and his wife Mary good luck in their move to
    Florida! Thank you Pecorinis for all your love and support of the club throughout
    the years!
  • Negotiations for a new CPCC Pipe Show location are currently ongoing. The
    show board hopes to have more information at the next meeting.

We celebrated a birthday from August:

  • Heather Walker- August 31st
  • John Winton- August 17th
  • Glen Baskin- August 10th

Raffle winners:

  • $80- Heather Walker
  • $40- Jason Paliatka
  • $40- Dino Argyropoulos

Next Meeting is on Saturday, September 25th at Arlington Pipe and Cigar Lounge at 7pm!

Meeting adjourned at 7:21p

March 20, 2021 Meeting Minutes

Meeting opened at 8pm
Old Business:

No old business
New Business:

Chuck Martin and the CPCC Pipe Show Board members have made the sad announcement that due to the Illinois governor’s announcement this week regarding COVID-19 restrictions, the 2021 CPCC PIpe Show has been canceled. The state’s reopening strategy pushes the state’s opening standards well past August, so the show officers have made the decision to cancel before we get too close to the show dates. As we move forward, the show officers will begin immediately working on the 2022 show.
More information will be released next week on the show’s website.

Welcome New Members!

  • Anthony Cascio-Mariana
  • David Loehning
  • Sally Rice
  • Sean Wilken
  • Dan Wilken

We celebrated birthdays from March

  • David Loehning- March 13th
  • Perry Martin- March 15th
  • Joe Kryger- March 26th

Raffle Winners!

  • $90- Joe Kryger
  • $45- Phil Licata
  • $45- Theresa Pecorini

Next Meeting is on Saturday, April 17th at 8pm at Arlington Pipe and Cigar Lounge.

Meeting adjourned at 8:16 PM

June 13, 2020 Club Meeting Minutes

The meeting was held at Arlington Pipe and Cigar.Meeting Opened at 8.

We have not set a date yet for July. Please wait for an update once the date and location is confirmed.

There was no old business to discuss.

Announcement was made regarding elections for club officers. Allen Boyd will be stepping down as president. Tim Garrity has volunteered to run for club president. Paul Bender has volunteered to continue serving as club treasurer. We have two candidates for Vice President: Chris “Herm” Hartman & Ron Pecorini. Amu Torres has volunteered to serve as club secretary.

If any active member is interested in any of these officer positions, please send your name and a brief introduction to Tim Garrity. 

Elections will be held at our July meeting.

Show Update:The show officers will be meeting to continue planning for next year’s show.

James Connelly, from Stem and Briar will be hosting an informal pipe show and party in August at his home in Oak Creek Wisconsin.  If you are interested in attending, please contact Tim Garrity so he can coordinate carpooling and other logistics.

February 22, 2020 Meeting Minutes

Meeting called to order at 8:05 pm at 8 to 8 Cigar in Villa Park, IL.

Birthday cigars were distributed.

Old business – the April 18th meeting will be held at Arlington Smoke Shop on Northwest Highway in Arlington Heights, IL. The March 21st and May 23rd meetings will be at 8 to 8.

New business –  Chuck Martin gave a tentative report on a new venue for the upcoming Chicago Show. The Club is currently negotiating with two possible venues, a Holiday Inn in Carol Stream and a Westin in Itasca [Westin Chicago Northwest decided!] . We hope to have a contract with one of the sites soon. Keep watching our club website, for further details when available.

Future Meeting Dates:

March 21st at 8 to 8 Cigar

April 18th at Arlington Pipe and Cigar

May 23rd at 8 to 8 Cigar

June 13th at Arlington Pipe and Cigar

July 18th at Arlington Pipe and Cigar

August 15th at Arlington Pipe and Cigar

Social Smoke: March 14th at Arlington Pipe and Cigar at 2 P.M. till ??

September 21, 2019 Meeting Minutes


The meeting was held at 8 to 8 Cigar shop.

Birthdays were celebrated. 

Special note: If you plan on attending meetings you may want to let us know what month you were born on so we can buy you a cigar at that month’s meeting. To do this, just send us an email and we can update the members list.

We had three new members in attendance and one guest, Rich Billick(?).

The Richmond Pipe show is coming up the weekend of October 5th.

Our next social smoke will be at Arlington Pipe and Cigar in Arlington Heights IL. on October 12th. We will be starting at noon because the shop will be closing at 5. Also, Amu Torres will be joining the ranks of the married, hence the store closing early.

Currently working on a deal with Missouri Meerschaum to order CPCC Corn Cob Pipes. If you are interested please send me an email so I can add you to the list and get an amount to order. The pipes will be your standard billiard with CPCC stamped on the shank.

Upcoming meetings are as follows. All meetings will be held at 8 to 8.

  • October 26th – Pizza Party
  • November 23rd
  • December 21st – Holiday Party
  • January 21st

August 17, 2019 Meeting Minutes

The meeting was held at 8 to 8 Cigar shop.

Birthdays will be celebrated next month as we are trying to get them listed so we can buy birthday cigars in advance.

We had three visitors.

Old News: No old news was discussed.

New News: Next social smoke is Saturday, August 24th at A Cuban Experience in Waukegan, IL. (119 N Genesee St, Waukegan, IL 60085). We will be starting at 1 till????? We will be having a free raffle for a Dunhill Shell Briar. Come on up to meet with members of the Kenosha Pipe Club. Have a smoke and socialize. 

Upcoming Club Meetings: All to be held at 8 to 8 Cigar Shop.

  • September 21st
  • October 28th
  • November 23rd
  • December 21st

June 29, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Meeting was held at 8 to 8 Cigar Shop. Meeting opened at 8:00

One, Monica Schmidt, a long time friend of the club, was in for a visit.

Old Business: A vote was taken to approve amendments to the Doctor of Pipes award. Said amendment was carried by a unanimous vote. For more details, please contact Allan Boyd:]

New Business: Several Social Smokes will be taking place in July. Check your email for a special social smoke announcement.

Upcoming Club Meetings all to be held at 8 to 8 Cigar.

  • July 20th
  • August 17th
  • September 21st.

Happy Fourth of July.

May 18, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Meeting was held at 8 to 8 Cigar.

Meeting opened at 8:00 pm.

New Members:Khyle DavidAvi

Birthdays were celebrated.Mike had B-56 cigars for our birthday boys.

Wounded Warriors was able to raise $1500 from this year’s show. 

Allan thanked all those who volunteered to help run the show.

A four year contract was signed with Pheasant Run.

There were many concerns voiced with the resort’s overall state of management and disrepair. Concerns were noted and will be voiced to the resort’s upper management.

Next Meeting dates: 

  • 6/29
  • 7/20
  • 8/17

All to be held at 8 to 8.

Special Social Smoke at Iwan Reis: 7/27 – starting around 2ish.

Further Social Smokes will be forth coming:

April 27, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Meeting opened at 8 to 8 Cigar Shop

Birthday Cigars were given out to Mike,Harry and Ron

New Business: Amendments need to be made to the by-laws regarding master and doctor of pipes.

Ron gave a brief about the Great Lakes Smoke Show, you can find them on Spotify, Anchor and other online podcast providers.

John noted that $20 for the blending seminar at this year’s pipe show has four spaces left over.

Pipe buffing services will be provided by Rick Ferrar from Briarville &  Jeremy Filiciano from Briar Nation to help support the Wounded Warriors Project. 

Show Report: Chuck gave a show update and noted that we need more volunteers for the show. We have four tables left. We need greeters and volunteers to help register for tables next year. We still have room for the Saturday night dinner.

Reverse auction for tobaccos and Oak Tam

Next meeting dates: 5/18, 6/29, 7/20