OLD PUEBLO PIPE CLUB
The meeting of the OPPC was held
Wednesday, April 16 at 7 PM in The
Tinderbox in Williams
Roger, Bill Bailiff, Bernie, Carl,
Ken, Shel, Suzi, Mark, with Brett and Nick as guests. Again thanks to Mark and
Carl for letting us use the Tinderbox as a meeting place and for Carl
staying past closing time.
to Bernie Metsch as a new
From President Jack Tompkins on the
Pipe Show 2003:
Knoxville Cigar has reduced its number
of tables to 3, making for a total of 13 tables sold. Tyler Beard, a pipe
carver from Midland Texas, has almost committed to being at the show. Let's hope
he can make it. NASCP is donating 2 one year memberships, and one
life membership for our raffles.
Ken brought up the subject of joining a
national pipe club as a chapter, such as NASCP or United Pipe Clubs of America.
Shel suggested the members vote, after discussion, at a later date on
joining another club as a chapter.
Mark and Bill passed around some really
strong tobaccos they enjoy...and are they ever!
Welcome to Nick, temporarily stationed
at Fort Huachuca for training, and Brett, who has returned from Michigan. Brett
is a former member of the Smoke Ring, the old informal pipe club which met
at THE TINDERBOX when it was located in the
El Con Mall.
~~~~~~~~~~~ Members Corner
Biographies of our
Sheldon was born in Syracuse, NY. He
graduated from High School there and attended the University of Arizona in 1968.
After graduation from college, Shel did a stint in the US Air Force and then
returned to school at the U of Arizona receiving a degree in Medical
Technology. He now works in the Lab at the Veterans Administration
Hospital here in Tucson. Less than 3 years until
Shel's interests ( besides collecting
pipes ), include reading history, Stephen King novels, and fishing (very
amateur fishing) and riding his bicycle and swimming.
And now for some pictures of guys and
gals at the meeting...
Bill B., Mark and Nick from Ft.
Bill B., Roger and Bernie, our new
Brett and Carl (our
Jack, Nick and
Nick and Horace
Hope to see you all at the next
meeting, May 21st.