FEBRUARY'S MEETING WILL BE HELD on Tuesday the 12th, 6:00pm at:
32 Watts Street
(Between Thompson St. & Ave. of the Americas)
SoHo, NYC, NY 10013
Subway: A,C, E, 1 to Canal St.
Average drink: $10. AmEx, DC, MC, V
Appetizers & Dinner From $7 - $18.
Our great times at Circa Tabac continue. The management of our new meeting place has pulled out all the stops to accommodate us placing "Reserved" signs on tables set aside by them for our Monthly Meetings. The club has been made to feel very welcome by our friends at Circa Tabac and I cannot express enough how much we appreciate that. So, let's be sure to extend our thanks to the management, our new friends Lee and Deb, as you enter and especially make sure that we take care of our servers when settling our tabs.
It is a privilege for us to have the opportunity to continue to experience this new and different venue in our fair City that is still smoke friendly, a rare commodity these days!
Circa Tabac is smoke friendly, offers light fare, fine drink and comfortable lounge seating.
Please arrive as you would for any other meeting and look for us inside.
If you have any questions, call Lou at (347) 886-9784.
As always, please allow me to thank everyone for your continued support not only for your dues but by coming out to join us at the monthly meetings. I urge you to spread the word about our noble hobby and to get involved with club activities, as I always say, "The club is only as successful in proportion to the involvement of its members", so, I encourage you to get involved! As you know your annual dues are used to support all of our club activities such as, the monthly tobacco tastings, our summer picnic, our web site and emailings, and much more.
WE NEED & APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT!!!
Please join or renew your membership now! You can bring cash and checks to the next meeting, and we accept all major credit cards via the website. When you renew, we'd appreciate it if you could please take a moment to update your personal information, such as email, telephone number and address. We're going to continue to have a great 2013!
Please make every effort to join us at our February Meeting!
Remember, my goal as your President, as always, is to do what is in the best interest for the club. I try to remember to give opportunity at every meeting, by opening the floor for discussion, your chance to let me know what you like or don't like and to make suggestions to make our club a more enjoyable experience. We all want our Club to thrive and prosper.
INTERNATIONAL PIPE SMOKING DAY
(Please Note: Our Celebration Will Be On Feb. 23rd)
You are cordially invited to join us as we unite with pipe smokers worldwide in celebrating International Pipe Smoking Day!
MEET the PIPE MAKER!
Mark Your Calendars! Saturday, February 23rd
If you do join us for IPSD then...
I would invite you all to join me in welcoming the maker of Neerup Pipes, Peder Jeppesen of Denmark, who will be visiting the USA and would like to get together with us at our IPSD meet-up on Saturday, February 23rd at De La Concha from 4:00pm until 7:00pm where he will have a selection of his beautiful pipes for sale. Then be sure to follow us as we continue the celebration and head on over to Circa Tabac where Peder will have available for sale a selection of his wonderful pipes there as well.
We first met Peder two years ago for a lovely evening at Merchant's East where a gathering of about 10 of us welcomed Peder to our fair city. I hope you will be able to join us this time as Peder continues his tour of Tobacconists around the USA and stops here in NYC for a date with the NY Pipe Club.
I would ask that you please keep our dear friend and member, Z. Kriz in your thoughts and prayers. Z has recently undergone surgery and is dealing with a long recovery. Raise a bowl to Z!
2012 SAILORMAN JACK ZIPPO LIGHTER
1/7/2013 UPDATE!!! WE DID IT, THANK YOU TO ALL!!!
The final order count reached 61 Lighters! I would like to extend my THANKS to all of you who have placed an order to make this possible!
Shipping and delivery of the lighters can be expected to begin this month!
While the ordering deadline is past, you can still head over to the link below for pictures and information:
Thank you again to those of you who placed orders to make this possible!
The Next New York (Newark) Pipe Show will be on Saturday, March 9th, 2013 at the Wyndham Newark International Airport Hotel. Details to follow in upcoming Newsletters. Make your plans now to join us there and then immediately after, join us for a bite and a smoke at JR Cigar on Rt. 10 in nearby Whippany, NJ.
NYPC Pipe Tobacco Blends!
As you may have heard, thanks to good friend, Russ Oulette, our own series of four tinned tobacco blends, the NY State of Mind Collection, made their proud debut exclusively on our good friend, Kevin Godbee's informative www.pipesmagazine.com website and "in the tins" at the 2012 Chicagoland Pipe and Tobaccianna Show on May 5th and 6th, compliments of pipesandcigars.com, where our blends were extremely well received by all! Many thanks go out to Scotty and the gang at pipesandcigars.com, exclusive distributors of our blends, who had a ton of samples which were given away to all. With our four blend variety, there was something to please almost any taste!
Pipes & Tobaccos Magazine Reviews NY Pipe Club Blends!
As I have been telling you, our club blends currently enjoy favorable and positive reviews in the Fall Issue of Pipes & Tobaccos Magazine's Trial by Fire section on fine tobaccos. Tobacco tasting connoisseurs Tad Gage and Joe Harb have been reviewing blends for P&T Magazine for years. Tad Gage is a blender of fine tobaccos and Joe Harb was a judge at the 2012 Chicago Show's John Cotton Throwdown. Both are well versed in critiquing tobacco blends of all types and their opinions are of the most respected in the hobby.
I am overjoyed, to say the least especially knowing how hard we all worked on achieving the finished product, that our 4 blends received extremely positive and favorable reviews from both of these gentlemen - and of course, I concur!!! (LOL!!!) But seriously, both Mr. Gage and Mr. Harb enjoyed sampling our blends, loved the artwork - I kid you not, at the 2012 Chicago Show in which our blends debuted, I had requests from pipe smokers who wanted to buy the tins for the artwork alone - I am so proud of that, let alone the blends themselves, and both commented that they would love to revisit the blends after they have put some age on the tins. So this is fantastic news for our blends! Pick yourself up a copy of the Fall Issue at your local tobacconist. If you are not a subscriber to this fine publication you should really consider taking out a subscription and lend them your support.
We will also be receiving print exposure as the blends are scheduled to appear in a future edition of the NASPC's The Pipe Collector Magazine. If you don't already subscribe to each of these top notch publications, why not support these fine publications devoted exclusively to our hobby and become subscribers. Follow these links for subscription details:
...and keep your eyes open for these publications in the near future!
Speaking of P&T Magazine...
If you are a subscriber to this fine publication then you will already know that the club has placed a quarter page ad which appears, appropriately, in the "Trial By Fire" tobacco review section in the current, Winter 2013 Issue. A follow up ad will also appear in the Spring 2013 issue. Here is a copy of our ad, and once again, THANK YOU, to club member Dan Silverstone for lending your expertise in graphical arts for the benefit of our club, I appreciate it!
Our New Club Logo Goes Fashion Forward!!!
I'd like to share with you a cool way for you to sport our new NY Pipe Club logo.
Thanks to the creative brilliance of our beloved member, Dan Silverstone, the designer of our new logo, and in cooperation with the internet commerce vendor, Cafe Press, I am proud to announce the...
New York Pipe Clubware Site!
Here's what's in the collection:
Along with the NYPC logo T-shirt, in an assortment of vibrant and tobacco colors and the NYPC logo white Golf/Polo shirt, we also have the trendy, 'iPipe' shirt,the never out of style 'Vintage Blends' T-shirts, the classic NYPC logo Baseball Cap, and 2 different NYPC 1" buttons!
NOTE: If you tend to get excited wearing our clubware and set fire to your clothing, you may want to cellar some extras in various colors.
A percentage of the profits go directly to our club, so break-in a t-shirt, tamp down a 1" button, pack a cap and have a bowl with your new attire.
Please visit this link to get yours:
As always, we will also take individual orders for our embroidered line of shirts and hats, a different vendor, just let us know what you would like and we will try to accommodate the order as minimums apply.
New York Pipe Club Pins Back In Stock!
That's right, thanks to the tireless efforts of beloved members Peter Guss and Dan Silverstone, our new Club Logo Pins are finally in stock, look incredibly great and are ready to be worn on your lapel, as a tie tack, on your NY Pipe Clubware cap or anywhere else you would like to pin them. The pins are 1"x1" and look exactly like the logo below. They turned out unbelievably great! If I had a dollar for every time I was asked for a NY Pipe Club pin at the Chicago Show I'd be able to buy myself a Bo Nordh pipe! At a cost of only $5.00 each, get yours while they last! Contact or see Lou at the next meeting to get yours!
My heart-felt THANK YOU goes out to all of you for your generosity throughout 2012. Again, may you all have a Wonderful, Prosperous, Happy and Healthy New Year and I look forward to seeing you at our meetings and sharing many bowls with you through 2013!
See you on the 12th at CIRCA TABAC - Lou
FYI... Food For Thought... I am sure you are well aware of the change in our relationship with Florio's while we were meeting there. Effective with our February 2010 meeting, a $10 per person cover charge was imposed to use the upstairs cigar lounge. Payment of this fee enabled us to continue to use the lounge for our monthly meetings and was collected by the waitress when you entered the lounge. The fee was for use of the cigar lounge only and did not go to the waitress. Please note that the main complaint from Florio's management was that the waitress was not sufficiently compensated (tipped) for her service, so please, especially now that we are meeting at a new location, let us heed this message at our new venue, Circa Tabac and I urge you to please tip accordingly as you settle your food and drink tab at the end of the evening. It will go a long way towards securing our invitation to return. Circa Tabac has made every effort to ensure our comfort so let's please remember to tip accordingly. I THANK YOU!