July 21, 2018 Meeting Minutes

CPCC meeting notes for July 21st held at  8 to 8 Cigar in Villa Park, IL.

The meeting was called to order at eight o’clock.


Old Business: None

New Business: We are currently trying to set up a club meeting at Iwan Reiss. More information will follow.

Show News: Chuck Martin gave an update. Currently the show is keeping apace of prior shows with ¾ or the tables being sold.

Other News: Dino Argyropoulous reported the Peterson Pipes have been bought out by Smoking Pipes(.com). He also noted that his church is holding its annual Greek Fest. Please contact Dino for more information.

Tim Garrity asked for donations of older and or inexpensive pipes. Said pipes will be cleaned up and packaged as new smokers kits to be handed out at selected pipe/cigar stores.

We had a great showing on July 14th at the last Social Smoke held at Arlington Pipe and Cigar shop in Arlington Heights.

Upcoming North American Society of  Pipe Collectors show is coming up August 17th & 18th in Dublin, Ohio.

We also had three new members in attendance:

  • David Walkup
  • Terry Radwan
  • Gabrial Garcia

Submitted by Tim Garrity

CPCC Secretary


Future meeting dates (all at 8 to 8)

  • August 25th
  • September 22nd
  • October 20th

June 23, 2018 Meeting Minutes

wasn’t there) at 8 to 8 Cigar in Villa Park, IL. There was no old business brought to the membership’s attention. Annual elections were held for club officers. The results were:
President – Allan Boyd
Vice President – John Winton
Treasurer – Paul Bender
Secretary – Tim Garrity
Congratulations to this forthcoming year’s officers.  A new group of Club board members was initiated with Allan Boyd, Chuck Martin, John Winton and Aziz Panjwani being installed by the membership. Chuck Martin reported that there were three items not collected by successful bidders at this year’s silent auction at the Chicago Show. These items were auctioned off at the meeting. They included a Club stamped block meerschaum pipe, a Peterson pipe and a billiard with the CPCC logo.
There will be an informal meeting of Club members and other assorted interesting smokers on Saturday, July 14th (Bastille Day) at Arlington Cigar at 546 W. Northwest Highway in Arlington Heights, 847-255-2263. No dues collected and no names taken, just an informal get together.
Respectfully submitted (for the last time),
Paul Bender
Outgoing CPCC Secretary
Future meeting dates (all at 8 to 8)
July 21 st
August 28th
September 22nd
October 20th

If You Joined CPCC at the Show…

“Due to some accidental damage to new member application forms from the recent Chicago Show at Pheasant Run resort in St. Charles, IL. we are requesting all those who signed up as new CPCC members during the Show to resubmit their contact information to Club secretary Paul Bender at pbbender@gmail.com. This is so we can send out the minutes of our monthly meeting to those out of state and/or out of country members who are unable to attend the meetings along with local folks who may not be able to attend all monthly meetings. We apologize for the inconvenience but realize that our members anxiously await the news from our monthly meetings……………or maybe not. Anyway, let us know where we can reach you.”

Stolen Pipes!

Hi everyone,

Please review the document linked below. One of our fellow collectors and eBay sellers had several high grade pipes stolen. We would appreciate any help you could provide in locating these pipes. If you see them for sale anywhere, please reach out to the authorities mentioned in the document.

List of pipes stolen

Lars’ Final Pipe in the Silent Auction

Smokingpipes.com posted a wonderful blog entry about Lars Ivarsson and his annual attendance at the Chicago Pipe Show. Please be sure to read the tribute posted in the smokingpipes.com blog found here: https://www.smokingpipes.com/smokingpipesblog/single.cfm/post/one-last-gift

I won’t even attempt to write a piece as nice as the one they posted. Please be sure to check out this special pipe during this year’s silent auction on Saturday.

April 21, 2018 Meeting Minutes

Meeting was called to order at 8:02 pm at 8 to 8 Cigar in Villa Park, IL. Mention was made about joining the North American Society for Pipe Collectors, or NASPC. This group publishes on a bi-monthly basis The Pipe Collector which is a great magazine filled with articles and stories by pipe smokers and collectors across the country and other places. Members of the organization will be at our upcoming Show. Member Jeff Rice is promoting an interesting Club shirt and is taking orders. They are $19 and are quite neat with the Club logo on the back. See him at the next meeting if you want one. Club president Alan Boyd talked about the UPCA slow smoking contest held on Sunday at the Show in the smoking tent. If you are a Club member and are participating in the contest, see him before the contest starts to take your place with the CPCC team. The Columbus, Ohio pipe show, sponsored by NASPC is being held on August 17 & 18 of this year. Contact them at naspc.org for details. A very impressive meerschaum pipe with the CPCC logo is being offered to Club members for $230.00. It’s a large block of natural, unfinished meerschaum with the Club logo nicely carved on the surface of one side of the block and comes with a meerschaum tamper. It’s packaged in a large box with a brass plate on the top with the Club name and the recipient’s name engraved on it. Let Alan Boyd know if you are interested. If you are coming to the Show and have something to contribute to our silent auction that takes place on Saturday of the Show, please see Hans Hansen early on Saturday morning in the silent auction area of the exhibit hall. All contributions of smoking related items for the auction are greatly appreciated and are critical in supporting our Show. Mention was made of a smoke shop in Waukegan, IL. called The Cuban Experience. The shop is located at 119 N. Genesse St. Search The Cuban Experience for their website. The place looks interesting.

Craig Cobine gave a Show report indicating a Lars Iversson display to be included this year. Also, the Chicago Bowl tobacco blending contest will feature English and Latakia flake tobaccos this year. We are looking for volunteers to provide a couple of hours at the Show to help out with various activities. Please contact Chuck Martin if you can give us a little of your time at the Show. It will be appreciated.

Respectfully submitted,

Paul Bender – Secretary

Chicagoland Pipe Collectors Club