Broken Pipe – Michael W. Reschke

Broken Pipe

Michael W. Reschke, President of the Chicagoland Pipe Collectors Club, Doctor of Pipes, and Assistant Show Director of the Chicagoland International Pipe and Cigar Show. Mike died today after a battle with lung cancer that began last fall. Mike was the first CPCC President of the Club beginning July 1, 1998, and has been re-elected every year since (except July 1, 2005) including this year’s annual election for a term beginning July 1, 2016. Mike received the Doctor of Pipes Award, in the hobbyist category, at the Chicago Show in 2006. He served as Assistant Show Director from the first Show through this year’s 21 st Show. Mike was the epitome of the pipe smoking gentleman. He was a friend to all pipe smokers, and the best friend to many. He devoted many, many hours of his life to the pipe smoking and pipe collecting hobby. The CPCC and the Chicago Show will never be the same without Mike, and his wonderful smile and charming wit. We will always miss him.

The wake for Michael Reschke will be held at Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park, IL on Thursday, June 16th from 3 to 8 pm. The funeral will be on Friday, June 17th at 11 am. Please click the link above for details.

The CPCC

Doctor of Pipes Announcement

The Chicagoland Pipe Collectors club is proud to announce the election of the 2016 Doctor of Pipes:

Eugene Umberger (Hobby)

Chuck Stanion (Industry)

Both of these Gentleman ars highly qualified for this honor, and both will be a great addition to the CPCC Doctor of Pipes Program.

May 14th, 2016 Meeting Minutes

At our Saturday, May 14th meeting at 8 to 8 Cigar Shop, we had 24 regular members in attendance with one guest who became a member.

MEETING SCHEDULE:

June 11th: Club Officer election meeting at 8 to 8 Cigar Shop  6:30-10:00 P.M.

July 16th: Regular meeting at 8 to 8 Cigar Shop  6:30-10:00 P.M.

August 13th: Regular meeting at 8 to 8 Cigar Shop  6:30-10:00 P.M.

OLD BUSINESS: None stated.

NEW BUSINESS: Craig Cobine, the CPCC Show Director, and a “Doctor of Pipes”, formally introduced an ammendment to the CPCC bylaws to add a “Master of Pipes”(copy right), award to be given at the 2017 show and thereafter. Voting on this change will be at the August meeting. If you want a copy, contact Craig at porshcigar@aol.com

8 to 8 Cigar Shop will be expanding by 2000 square feet next spring. The store will be expanding to the north side of the existing building, and will take over some of their parking space.

SHOW REPORT:

Our 2016 show was HUGE this year! We had more attendees, exhibitors, and tables than in an other year prior to this one!

We also have signed contracts with Pheasant Run through the year 2020. The rumor that this was our last show at Pheasant Run is COMPLETELY UNTRUE!!

The 2017 show is, as of this writing, SOLD OUT!! It was sold out by Sunday afternoon of this past (2016) show. This has never happened in the history of our show. However, don’t despair, we plan on adding tables to a maximum of 334 over our “normal” 304 for next year. The food court/beer garden will be moved to accommodate the table expansion. The current thinking is to move the food court to the area where we conduct the pipe making seminar on the west side of the Mega Center.

TOBACCO BLENDING SEMINAR: This seminar was very well received this year. Next year, we will have this seminar again, and possibly expand it. More information as it becomes available…

SATURDAY NIGHT “CIGAR DINNER”: Next year, our “Cigar Dinner” will be receiving a complete “makeover” even down to the name of it. The choice of food will change in that we will have a variety of entree choices. There also will not be any “goody” bags next year, but we will have some “door prizes”.

MEERSCHAUM PIPE CARVING SEMINAR: We will have a new seminar that will run for 3 days each year, over the course of 3 consecutive years. Year 1, is a paper and pencil only design of the pipe. Year 2 is to drill the tobacco chamber and airway into the block of meerschaum. This will be done with machines that the club owns. Year 3 is to carve, with hand tools only, the pipe you designed in year 1 and drilled in year 2. Yes, you get to keep the pipe. The price of this 3 year seminar is not yet determined.

Once determined, we will open for registration which will include payment for the entire 3 year course. Once started, there will be no new admissions for at least 3 years, and if you miss a year, there are no makeup classes. All payments will be refundable until a certain date, and thereafter will only be refundable if someone takes your place.

Tom Dinelli

CPCC Club Secretary

Father The Flame

On Friday, April 29th at the show, we are proud to announce that we will have the creators of an exciting video about pipes and pipe making, a presentation of FATHER THE FLAME, a 20 minute preview of the full length documentary. Father the Flame will be a feature-length documentary about slowing down, embracing life, and learning something in the process. It’s also about tobacco pipes.

It will delve into the modern world of the pipe culture, explore the historical journey of the tobacco pipe, and show the making of a pipe from harvesting briar in Italy, to a finished pipe made by a craftsman in a remote corner of upper Michigan. Through interviews, narration, and cinematic imagery, the film will explore the timeless and transcendent nature of pipes.

We hope to have the entire documentary at the 2017 show.

Showings at 2 P.M. and 4 P.M., followed by discussion and questions.

LOCATION: Pheasant Run “Mega Center”.

For further information see www.fathertheflame.com