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Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 7:00 PM
or meet early at
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Cobb's Corner, Canton. Dinner 6PM - Location TBD.
Meeting

Club Info & Events

Details of the June Meeting - Treasurer’s Report
I know, this is a first – a treasurer’s report. Well, it is not exactly a report about any finances.

Both our president and secretary were not in attendance so yours truly was in charge. Ah, power!
Summer months usually brings a shortage of members and June was no exception. We had twelve members in attendance and though small in numbers we made the most of it.

Andy Buzzi returned and was good seeing him again. We also had a member from the past – the distant past join us: Mark Anzivino. It was great seeing two past members rejoin us.

Most of the meeting was spent just smoking and chatting with friends. Can anyone think of anything better to do? Andy Camire gave a talk on the Chicago Pipe Show that he recently attended. Listening to Andy many of us thought about how we could arrange to be at next year’s show. The Rabbi also joined us for a bit – updating us on some upcoming events and also saying we should never have been downstairs in the first place and it was good to have us back upstairs.

So, that’s about it. But I guess since this falls under the “treasurer’s report heading” something needs to be said about finances; so here it is. Our treasury remains strong.

So there you have it. See you next month – hopefully once again to see old and new friends alike. Yours in smoking. - Rick

2012 CLUB PIPE UPDATE - BALANCE DUE JULY 3rd
I'm not sure how long ago this photo was taken but the SHPC Club Pipes are well on it's way. I suspect the pipes will be ready for the August meeting so those of you who owe a balance on your pipe need to get it to me by the July meeting. If you cannot make it to the meeting, please send a check. Details have already been sent via email.


Getting Anse(y) to Find a Copy of Hatfield's Pipe
Last month I wrote about the pipe Kevin Costner smoked as Devil Anse Hatfield in the mini-series the Hatfields & McCoys. Since then there has been a bit of hub-bub on some of the forums and PipesMagazine.com put out a short article about the pipe and Costner. At first look I thought it was an oily clay pipe but came to realize is was briar. In the enlarged picture above you can get a fairly good idea of the shape and how it looks. I would love to own one of these. I hope to see one our American pipe makers start producing them soon. I think they would do well with them. If anyone hears of someone doing this... please let us know.

Pipes & Tobacco News & Info

PipesMagazine.com has released the 2012 Pipe Smoker's Survey. How many of you participated in it? Here are a few interesting highlights. 39% of survey takers said they started smoking a pipe at age 20 or younger. Who influenced you to start smoking? Curiosity took top billing. It looks as though the majority of pipe smokers generally spend between $125 and $200 for a pipe. The highest percentage of responders smoke 2-3 bowls a day. Pipe smokers are a lonely group with 63.2% usually smoking alone. Take a few minutes to check out he other stats.
                                                [Read the Survey]


Other Important Links for smokers:

Websites Worth a Look

Morgan Pipes - The Cigar Pipe
Our good friend Ernie Whitenack sent me a link to this cool idea for a pipe. The Morgan Pipe aka the Cigar Pipe is currently unavailable but more are due in soon. Check 'em out.             [Take Me There]


Tobacco Raffle
This month we have a couple of blends from MacBaren.

MacBaren Burley London Blend (3.5 oz)
A very distinct tobacco. made from white Burley, well matured in wooden casks. A real smoking pleasure!

MacBaren Stockton Blend (3.5 oz)
A spun tobacco, cut in small bird' s eye. A very special, mild and cool tobacco, manufactured from ripe and choice Virginia tobaccos, to which a touch of Cavendish has been added to bring about a specially rich aroma.


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