The Seattle Pipe Club has had a busy month fighting an uphill battle to reverse a law prohibiting the mail order of pipe tobacco into Washington state. We have 2 bills in the legislature and at this writing we don’t know if we will get it passed. It would be a miracle but they tell me they do happen.
Our 9th Annual Dinner and Auction was held last Saturday with our special VIP guest speaker, Tony ‘Mr Can’ Soderman. Thirty-six members and assorted wives attended the gala affair this year. Also flying in for the dinner was special guest Jon Guss representing the New York Pipe Club. Highlights included the traditional Lighting of The Clays ceremony, Pipe Man of the Year Award (Bob Taylor), Tony Soderman’s address, live jazz band, catered hors d’oeuvre buffet, Live & Silent auctions . A professional photographer was on hand to capture everything. It was beyond splendid.