Sunday, March 18th at 6:00 P.M.
At Cigars Ltd., Fresno http://www.fresnocigar.com/
Message from President Dennis:
Dear Fellow Pipe-Smoking Enthusiasts:
February’s meeting was attended by a great group of pipe smoking enthusiasts who are also all experienced in pipe repair and restoration. We had a great time discussing pipe restoration and everyone had extremely valuable input, experience and suggestions…some of which were a bit novel! I think each of us profited from the discussion and stories of success and failure during our past attempts to work with pipes, stems, fillers, stains, etc. For those of you reading this who haven’t been to a meeting for a while, make plans to join us Sunday at Cigars Ltd in Fig Garden Village for a great time. Please look over the proposed calendar and give us your feedback. Notice that June’s meeting is on Fathers Day. We would appreciate any suggestions you may have and will discuss them on Sunday night at the meeting.
Restored Peterson Sterling, Pre-Republic, i.e., from before 1949
Show Your Irish Pipes!
Because we are only one day off in targeting St. Patrick's Day for our meeting this month, we will use it as an opportunity to share our erstwhile collections of Irish pipes. Almost everyone has at least one "Pete" in their arsenal of smoking instruments. Interestingly, the originators of this quintessential line of pipes came from Germany (the Kapp brothers) and Latvia (Charles Peterson). Mr. Peterson had the idea from which the "system" pipe emerged and the company soon became Kapp & Peterson (K&P). The familiar "P-lip" is also a Peterson benchmark and adds to the unique nature of the brand.
There are also many versions of Irish style tobacco which many of us have tried and which are the favorites of some. Please come prepared to share your opinions of the Irish style of pipeweed. Anyone who is willing to also share a sample will be considered a true Brother of the Eire Briar!
Proposed Event Calendar 2012
March 18 Irish Pipes and Accessories Night
April 15 ???
May 20 Meerschaum Pipe Show in Merced
June 17 Family Pipe Smoking Heritage Night
July 15 Pipe Carving Contest Final Judging
August 19 Ninth Annual Pipe Smoking Contest
September 16 Evening with Sons ‘O the Briar Pipe Club
October 21 Thirteenth Annual Pipe Club Bar-B-Q
November 18 Pipe, Tobacco & Accessories swap Night
December 16 Fifteenth Annual Club Christmas Party
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But they must be under three feet tall (leprechaun size).