“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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.”
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.
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.
Upcoming CPCC Meeting will be held atThe Cigar Lounge at 1710 E. Woodfield Dr., Schaumburg, IL on May 19, 2018 at 8 PM
PLEASE NOTE THE NEW LOCATION FOR THIS MONTH ONLY
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.
Paul Bender – Secretary
Chicagoland Pipe Collectors Club
Upcoming CPCC Meeting will be held at 8 to 8 Cigars in Villa Park on April 21, 2018 at 8 PM
Paul Bender -CPCC Secretary
Upcoming meeting dates:
May 19 at the new Schaumburg Cigar Lounge acquired by 8 to 8 Cigar located at 1710 E. Woodfield Dr. next to the Jared jewelry store in the Woodfield shopping mall.
Upcoming CPCC Meeting will be held at 8 to 8 Cigars in Villa Park on March 24, 2018 at 8 PM
Upcoming CPCC Meeting will be held at 8 to 8 Cigars in Villa Park on February 17, 2018 at 8 PM
Meeting called to order at 8pm (give or take 2 minutes) at 8 to 8 Cigar in Villa Park, IL. A birthday cigar was presented to Vic Grisetta, happy birthday Vic. John Winton introduced a virginia and latakia blend from McClelland that will be used next year in the slow smoking contest sponsored by the UPCA at the Chicago Show. If anyone is interested in trying this blend, please contact 8 to 8 Cigar in Villa Park at 630-993-1234, 8to8cigars.net. It can be special ordered. Two new members signed up at the meeting. They are the Pecorini brothers, Ron and Bob. They are both seasoned pipe smokers and have attended the Chicago Show for many years. We are glad that they finally managed to show up to a meeting and become members. Welcome to the CPCC Ron and Bob!
Frank Burla, former Chicago Show director and founder of the Doctor of Pipes order of distinction for those serving the hobby, announced that he and his wife would be moving out of Illinois to a location in Florida sometime in March of next year. We understand that the weather there is great……………………..if you don’t mind an occasional hurricane. Frank has been an icon in the hobby for many years and is responsible for creating the Chicago Show and making it unique with events and activities that are not found in all pipe shows either in the U. S or overseas. All pipe shows are great, ours is special (I’m prejudiced). Frank will be missed by those who know him personally feel indebted to him for all he has done for the hobby. We are fortunate that Craig Cobine was able to step in and take over as Show director several years ago when Frank was no longer able to handle all of the responsibilities devolving on running the Show. We wish Frank and and his wife Ann much happiness in their new home. Frank intends to come back at least once a year for the Show.
Allow us to take this opportunity to wish a very happy holiday season to all of our friends and members without who’s support there would be no club nor, for that matter, an annual pipe show. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and much success and happiness in the coming year.
Upcoming meeting dates at 8 to 8 Cigar in Villa Park, IL.