JUNE and JULY 2002
We gathered at Anthony's Cigar Emporium on June 19th
at 7 PM. Our host was Rich. The mood was one of anticipation as the
OPPC Pipe Show was this coming weekend, June 22nd. Ken had made arrangements for
the caterer and everything was set. We spent the rest of the evening just
chatting and worrying about the impact of all those hundreds of pipes would make
on our credit cards and wallets. No business was discussed outside of the
dinner. Now a few pictures:
Rich, our Host at
Left to right: Jack,
Ken and Rich T.
Carl and Bob
Suzi, Jack , Mary Ann, Carl, Horace,
Roger, Betty, Bill, Karen, Shel, Bob, and Ken all met at The Tinderbox in Williams Plaza at 7PM on
July 17th. Shel announced that our current Club Treasury held $2346.64.
About $800-900 was made on the show. Also, a new member joined us, Sheldon
King from Sonoita. Welcome Sheldon...yes there are two Sheldons in
Southern Arizona who smoke pipes!.
Special thanks go out to
Ken and Deb Smith, who worked hard on getting the
caterer. due to a mistake on the caterer's part, the dinner was served
late. But fun was had by all at the show and are our bank accounts are
screaming...along with our significant others....
Jack mentioned the sales weren't as
good as last year for the vendors but they all enjoyed themselves and said they
would come back. Thanks to all the generous vendors who donated raffle
Jack also suggested we have a special
pipe raffle for the members based on attendance at the meetings. A ticket
would be given to each member every time they attend a meeting. The tickets
will not be sold. We all agreed to this but not as to the details.
Jack was also full of ideas
tonight. He suggested that we get a carver to make a club pipe with our
logo if possible. Each pipe might cost $60-70. Horace Dejarnett was
suggested as the Carver, and he said he would make an attempt. The Pipes
would probably be standard Billiard or Pot shape with the Club logo engraved in
We agreed to have show next year but
with some changes. There would be a chance for those attending the
Friday Hospitality night to view and purchase the Vendors' pipe and accessories
after the Hospitality night ended. We would go around to each Vendors
rooms, perhaps 3 at a time would be open, and it would also give each Vendor a
chance to schmooze and see each others items.
We also discussed a charitable
contribution sometime this Fall. Shel suggested we wait for the Combined Federal
Campaign booklet to come out in November. It contains the per cent amount for
administrative costs for each charity and we could choose the best one from
that. Ken emphasized we should give to a local charity.
Our September Barbecue is scheduled
right now for September 22nd at Ken's house. What to serve needs to be
Jack will also look into our
Christmas-Hanukah Dinner restaurant. Someone suggested Tim McGraws as long as
they have smoking facilities.
Now for the pictures of the July