OLD PUEBLO PIPE
The meeting of the OPPC was held
February 19th, 2003 at 7 PM at THE
TINDERBOX in Tucson.
Attending were Roger, Jack, Ken, Suzi, Horace, Shel, Ken, Billy Bailiff
and Mark. Also visiting us for the first time was Bernie, who said he would
be joining the club, Welcome Bernie!!!
Jack stated that the Best Western
would be drawing up a formal contract for our use of their conference room for
the June 2003 Pipe Show and will be sent to him for his perusal and
Ken suggested that we have some Hors
D'ouveres with our Friday Hospitality Night before the Saturday Show. Suzi
suggested something like Eegee's.
Jack suggested we have a "club pipe"
raffle of sorts. The number of raffle tickets based on attendance at the
meetings and then hold a drawing at the end of the year during our
Hanukah-Christmas dinner to select a winner. Horace offered to
donate one of his personally carved pipes with the club logo etched in it, but
Jack said we would properly pay him for it as Horace has been overly generous in
the past with his donations. Shel keeps a record of the attendance at each
meeting so the total number of tickets given to each member at the end of the
year will be accurate.
Jack announced that Walt Cannoy, an
expert pipe carver from Florida, had back surgery recently. He is in a long
painful recuperation period and Jack suggested we donate some funds to help in
his recovery. Walt has generous in donating pipes for raffle at the club
and it was felt that some donation would be most appropriate. Everyone
immediately agreed and the donation was given to Jack to deposit in Walt's
Jack also annouced that R D Fields
would be at Yea Olde Pipe and Tobacco Shope in Phoenix on March 22nd and wanted
the members to give thought to going up. It will be decided at the next meeting
if we will go up in a group.
Carl said that Mark was going to
have new times for the closing of The Tinderbox due to slow sales after 6 PM
during the week. Carl was going to contact Mark and see if he could keep the
store open a couple of hours once a month on Wednesday, thus volunteering his
time. Thanks to Mark for the use of his store and to Carl for
generously offering his time.
~~~~~~~~~~~ Members Corner
Biographies of our
Jack was born and rasied in Cambridge, Ohio and graduated High School there and attended
The Trade School of Machine Accounting (a fancy term for computers in those days) in Columbus, Oh. He
has 4 children from his 1st marriage, and has been married to Mary Anne for 15 years.
He has worked for State and the Federal Government for 36 years and is now retired.
He moved to Sierra Vista, Arizona in 1988 working at Ft. Huachuca as a computer specialist.
Jack and Mary Anne have 8 children, 13 grandchildren (!) and 3
great-grandchildren (!!!). Both are too young to be great
Jack began collecting pipes at the age
of 15 and has over 200 pipes. His favorites are the GBD collection (50
pipes) from the 60s and 70s. Like the one he is smoking in the picture
which is a GBD Meerschaum lined Cavalier. As for his single favorate pipe it is the
one he is smoking at the time he is asked. His favorites tobaccos are McClelland's 2015 and Bill Bailey's
Jack has another hobby, RV'ing. They have a Winnebago Motor Home and belong to
the Winnebago Itaska Travelers. Mary Ann collects Beanie Babies. But their
main mutual hobby is the grand kids and they always seem to be on trip to see
Jack has been the pillar of our annual Pipe Show here in Tucson. Jack is the RingMaster
of the PipeSmoke Ring and Co-founder of the Internet Relay Chat (IRC) #pipes. With
this he has contacts all over the world with other Collectors and Vendors, and because of
this our show has been very successful.
More biographies will follow in future
minutes of the OPPC.