Upcoming Social Smokes

All,We will be having several social smokes this month.

July 13th, at Arlington Pipe and Cigar Lounge in Arlington Heights, IL. We will be starting at 1:00 till they ask us to leave.Special Note: I will be raffling off a Dunhill Shell Briar Pipe, so I want to see some several members in attendance.Come on out for a smoke and fellowship and a chance to win a fine pipe.https://arlingtoncigar.com/

July 24th, at A Cuban Expereince Cigar Lounge in Waukegan , IL. We will be starting at 7:00(pm), till we shut the place down. There will be music and food, so come up North and see what all the talk is about.
https://www.acubanexperience.com/

July 27th, at Iwan Ries in Chicago, IL. We will be starting around 1 till the lounge closes. Iwan Ries is a one of a kind Pipe shop. If you have never been, you simply have to experience.
https://www.iwanries.com/

Plenty of opportunities to come out and socialize with your fellow club members.

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

February 23, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Meeting was opened 8 PM at Arlington Pipe & Cigar

Two sign in sheets were sent for birthdays as well as attendance.

Jack and Chris were new members for the meeting . 

Next two meetings will be at 8 to 8 March 23rd, April 27th

Chris from Arlington Pipe and Cigar went over what the new lounge will look like.

New Business:

Members asked if we could have our meetings at Arlington Pipe and Cigar. It was discussed  as to moving around more. Tim mentioned that he will be having monthly social smokes at Arlington Pipe and Cigar and there will be a free pipe give away.

There will also be another social smoke at Iwan Ries on July 27th. 
Ideas for social smokes IE tobacco swap and pipe give away.

Other new business:

Member offered to give discount for concealed carry permits training for all interested.

Representatives from Dev Cigars will be attending the after meeting.

Craig Cobaine has been ill. So we want to send good thoughts his way.

Several members visited Stem and Briar Pipe Shop in Oak Creek Wisconsin – Jamme was most courteous in showing us his shop and pipes. Great business with a great selection of pipes. 

Poul Ilsted’s pipes will be displayed at this year’s show. 

Paul, Aziz, Josh, Brian and Hasan’s birthdays  were celebrated. 

Old Business:

Offers were reviewed for club shirts and such.

Deadline for Master of Pipes nominations is March 15, 2019