The meeting was called to order at 7pm at the
Tinder Box by Jack, Bob was unable to attend and asked Jack to run
Members present were Jack, Billy, Jeff, David,
Bernie, Will, and Ken.
Billy reported there was $2000 in the treasury and
the last contact that he had with the Meer carver in Turkey was when the carver
asked us to Western Union the money for the last order to him. Billy told
him that was just too expensive that we needed to go another way to pay and
Billy hasn't heard anymore from him.
Discussion went on to the Christmas party which
didn't get arranged. Jeff volunteered to take care of scheduling one at
Cow Town that we have used the last few years. We are planning on having
it in Jan. It wasn't mentioned at the meeting about a
gift exchange but we usually have a $10 one. With each person wanting to
get in on it to bring a "same sex" gift. Spouses/Companions are
welcome. Unless I hear other wise I think we should continue to do it this
Discussion went on about Bobs wife Joan being
under cancer treatment. It was decided that the club would get some
flowers for her and Ken will take care of it.
A reply and greeting was given to the club from
Nick who is in Iraq by Jack. He thanked us for the Club Meer pipe that the
Club purchased for him and sent to him. He wished everyone Happy
Will mentioned that Greg Clemons was in the shop
and the he is on terminal leave from the Marines. He will be living in
Jack brought up about seeing if Greg would be
willing to make a club pipe for us this year. All were in favor of
There was some discussion again about trying to
make a trip to Phoenix and visit some of the shops there. Hopefully we can
do it this year.
There was also some discussion about member Horace
DeJarnett, Phoenix carver trying to get a pipe show together in Phoenix.
We will have to get more information on it.
Jack mentioned about a briar brother John Sieler,
aka pipester writing Pipe-Smoking stories in the Future Universe. He has
them on his web page and they are in PDF format and are free. The stories
are down towards the bottom of his 1st page. The link
The meeting was adjourned to enjoy some 1993
vintage Cyprian Star (PCCA) that Jack had brought in to
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