Details of the June Meeting
- Treasurer’s Report
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
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.
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
about the pipe and Costner. At first look I thought
it was an oily clay pipe but came to realize is was briar. In
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