July 18th 2015 Club Meeting Minutes

At our Saturday, July 18th meeting at 8to8 Cigar Shop, we had 25 regular members in attendance. We also had one guest.


August 15th: Regular meeting at 8to8 Cigar Shop 6:30-10:00 P.M.

September 19th: Regular meeting at 8to8 Cigar Shop 6:30-10:00 P.M.

October 17th: Regular meeting at 8to8 Cigar Shop 6:30-10:00 P.M.

OLD BUSINESS: None stated

NEW BUSINESS: One of our club members proposed a share & tell (similar to show & tell) with new, or cellared tobacco, with one or more of the members bringing in a tin(s) for the other members to try out while in attendance of our meeting. This proposal was very enthusiastically received by all of the members.

Our member brought in a tin of J.F.Germain’sĀ  Royal Jersey (a Perique mixture) from 2005. Upon cracking the tin open, the aroma that emanated from it was just scrumptious!! It was even better when lit in our pipes!!!


U.P.C.A. TOBACCO: Was released this weekend at the I.P.C.P.R. show in New Orleans. It should start showing up on retailer’s shelves and websites in the next few weeks.


One of our members receivedĀ a certificate of appreciation for volunteering his services at the front desk (Entrance) of our 2015 show. A BIG THANK YOU goes out to A.S. !!!

Another one of our members came up with a new advertising poster for the Thursday night Cigar Show. This advertisement/poster will also be seen in the Chicago Tribune this coming spring. THANK YOU G.B. !!

The Chicago Pipe Club’s website now has a way to electronically register for show tables. Please take advantage of this new feature on the website…

Hope to see more of you at our August meeting!!!

Tom Dinelli

CPCC secretary