PUEBLO PIPE CLUB
MINUTES ---OCTOBER 2001
The October meeting was held on the 17th at 7 PM at
THE TINDERBOX . Carl, Jack, Bob, Roger, Ken, Shel and Rich were
opened up the meeting saying he had a Web Page made up for next year's
Pipe Show. Helen from the Best Western on N. Oracle is welcoming us
back. He also has a commitment from Peter Stokkeby of Stokkeby Tobacco to
be our guest speaker. It has been decided that we would have a dinner,
possibly at the Village Inn and have our Guest Speaker talk sometime during the
dinner. Most of the Vendors said they had a good time and would come back
next year. The date for the show is June 22nd, 2001. The
schedule for the show is this: Friday June 21, Hospitality Night,
June 22nd, the Show itself, and in the evening a dinner with
guest speaker, Peter Stokkeby.
mentioned that the advertising for the sponsors (local Tobacco Shops) might be
up and Shel will look into that. Our local shops, Smokers Haven, The
Tinderbox, and Anthony's Cigar Emporium have been a great help by allowing us to
meet at their shops and their continued advertising in our newsletter and on the
Web Site would be especially appreciated.
said that a donation from the club to The Survivors Fund, a local charity of
Washington DC. No acknowledgment letter has been received
Questions came up as to where to print the next newsletter as the people
that were doing it for us their copy machine has bit the dust and they
are not going to replace it. Several suggestions were made, Ken suggested a couple of local places. Jack is
looking for articles for the next Newsletter, anything pipe related or even a
review of a favorite tobacco would be nice.
year's Christmas/Hanukah Dinner was discussed...everyone liked Mesquite Willy's
last year, but we will have to look into the County's new smoking restrictions
and its affects on the restaurant. Mesquite Willy's does have a
separate room but it is unknown if they have separate
now for the pictures of those wonderful guys at the last
Left to right: Rich,
Roger, Jack and Bob
Left to right: Roger
(in cowboy hat), Jack, Ken and Rich.
Left to right: Bob
(seated), Rich Colagross (Hawaiian shirt), Carl, and jack seated up
Rich Colagross, (known
from here on as Rich C.) decided to bring one of his more unusual pipes and let
everyone try it!!!???
Yes! A Hookah or in
other words a Middle Eastern Water pipe. First you fill the bottom of the
pipe with water.
Rich C. , as he puts
together his water pipe.
Then Rich C. packed
the bowl with Hookah type tobacco. Apple flavored. Smelled
like apple pie! He packed it in the ceramic bowl which attaches to the top
of the pipe. How do you light it? Well, first you take a charcoal
disc and light the top of the disc--outside! When you first light the
disc, it produces a lot of smoke, so he lighted it up outside The
Tinderbox. Then you place the disc on top of the tobacco, and the bowl
attaches to the top of the pipe.
As Shel demonstrates,
you puff very hard at first to get the smoke to travel through the tube system
into the water and back out through the stem.
Roger takes a drag off
The tobacco tastes very
sweet, aromatic lovers would like this. It is a very cool smoke. the
aroma is more like that of incense, in my humble opinion. But a very
coooolll smoke! Thanks to Rich C. for bringing us this unusual pipe and
letting everyone take a puff!