January 26, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Meeting held at 8 to 8 Cigar Shop

Birthdays were celebrated:

Special Social Smoke at Iwan Ries February 2nd from 1-5.

Next month meeting business meeting will be February 23rd at Arlington Pipe and Cigar in Arlington Heights. Start time at 8:00
546 W. Northwest Hwy
Arlington Heights, IL. 60004

March 23rd at 8 to 8

April 27 at 8 to 8

February 16th is the Saint Louis Pipe Show Webster Groves Masonic Lodge. The show will be from 9am – 5 pm.
Reservations call: Harry Malin 314-488-9198

New Members:
Rudy Altergott
Jesus Vazquez

Chuck Martin:
We need volunteers for the Chicago Pipe show. Please sign up. A detailed show flyer is in the make so check your email.

We will have a blending seminar this year hosted by Master Blender from MacBaren _
We will also have a pipe finishing seminar on Wednesday and Thursday of the show.

Craig Cobine Asked for Nominations for Master of Pipes. Visit the clubs website for nomination forms. Please submit by March 15.
Aziz Panjwani was appointed as the governor for the Master of Pipes

Scandinavian Tobacco Group is going to be resurrecting Peterson Pipes

The Brothers Pecorini will be doing a special cigar radio broadcast on Feb 19th At a Cuban Experience

January 26, 2019 8 PM Meeting at 8 to 8

Upcoming CPCC Meeting will be held at 8 to 8 Cigars in Villa Park on Januar y 26, 2019 at 8 PM

For driving directions to 8-to-8 Cigar Shop, please click here.

We are planning our next special outing to Iwan Reis for February. PLEASE NOTE that there is going to be a change of date as February the 9th is no longer available. Again we are changing the date. More information will follow soon.

Do not forget that the Great Lakes Pipe Club has weekly get social smokes at Cuban Experience in Waukegan every Wednesday night starting at around 7:00.

August 25, 2018 Meeting Minutes

Meeting was called to order at 8pm.
There were 2 birthdays, Glen Baskins and John Winton.
Announcement of special social meet up to be held at Iwan Reis on Nov 10th from 1pm until close. There will not be any collection of dues but there will be a raffle for two $50 gift certificates. There will be an email sent out soon asking for drivers and how many people that they can take. Parking fees will be covered between the riders of each vehicle. Allan said the he’ll be one of the drivers with room for 3 maybe 4 additional members. It was explained how much Chuck Levi does for our show and that the club owes a visit to Chuck’s store as a thank you.
Judd Perlman spoke about the Columbus show saying that it was well attended and he himself had a great show.
New business was: Craig C, Allan B, Aziz P. , Chuck Martin and John W. all worked on updating the clubs By-Laws. Copies of the new By-Laws were handed out to all who were there. They are to read and be reviewed and the club will vote on excepting them at the September meeting.
It was announced that Herm H. was added as a board member to the Pipe show board.
One of our newer members Lucky asked for volunteers for a small focus group to give opinions on a pipe smokers bag that he and a friend are developing. He’s looking for comments to address to make it a better product for the pipe smoker.Lucky passed around a sign up sheet for anyone interested in participating in his focus group.
Bob P.  Thanked everyone who came to his meeting at the Havana Cigar shop in Waukegan. Bob also announced that he has gotten a new job in broadcasting and it will be a pipe and tobacco show, first starting as a pod cast with it transitioning onto the AM radio in the near future and will be based out of Fox Lake .We all wished him well in his new endeavors .
Jim Watts mentioned that his wife is making custom T-shirts and misc, other products.  He will bring in some club shirts as samples to the next meeting to see who would be interested and also getting comments of how the shirt might be laid out differently.
Mike T made a suggestion that members bring in pipe related items or tobacco for sale or trade to each meeting and make an announcement as to what they have brought.
Raffle winners were: Ralf W $90  Ron P. $45  and Terry ? $45
Meeting was adjourned at 8:50pm

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