Chicago Pipe Show Cancelled

The Chicagoland Pipe Collectors Club is sad to announce that we cancelled our contract with the Westin hotel today because of the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic. The safety of our community is our primary concern and we have been monitoring the situation carefully hoping that countermeasures would reduce the rate at which the disease is spreading. However, the increased infections throughout the world, and here in the Chicago metro area, appear to be on the rise. The airline restrictions, combined with state and local restrictions on meetings, will make it impossible to hold our international show in 2020. Our Show dates in 2021 will be May 1st and 2nd. All exhibitor deposits and payments are credits toward the 2021 show tables. If an exhibitor wants a refund, please contact me and a refund will be made.

 

The Chicago Pipe Show thanks all of the exhibitors, sponsors and supporters who registered for tables and hotel rooms. The Show also thanks Chuck Martin, Allan Boyd, and Paul Bender for the many hours spent in finding and working with the Westin.

Craig Cobine, Show Director

March Meeting (3/21/20)

Cancelled Due to Corona Virus Threat.

 

Join Joe Fabian of Laudisi Distribution Group at Sodie’s Cigar & Pipe as we celebrate the legendary pipe brands: Savinelli, Rossi, Peterson and Cornell and Diehl! Hope to see you all there.

 

Saturday, March 21st

10:00am-1:00pm
Sodie’s Cigar and Pipe
5946 Osgood Ave North
Oak Park Heights, MN  55082
651-342-0971

February Meeting (2/15/20)

We’ll be back at Sodie’s in Stillwater for our February Meeting.

Join us for a special Tobacco blending activity.  Your chance to make your own custom blend.   Club members John and Maria will lead the activity.  If you have “base” tobaccos (Latakia, Burley, Virginia, Perique etc.) to share, feel free to bring them.

We have the below blending kit to share:   Black Cavendish, Bright Virginia, Burley, Red Virginia, Turkish, Perique, Latakia, Dark Fired Kentucky.

 

Meeting Agenda Items

  1. Make your own custom tobacco blend.
  2.  A reminder that club dues of $30 are due for 2020. Please plan to renew.
  3. We will discuss Pipe of the Year ideas.  We are considering a pipe by RC Sands, a quarter bent saddle dublin shape.
  4. Spring Pipe Swap discussion.

RC Sands quarter bent saddle dublin.  Not our actual Pipe of The Year, but the proposed maker and shape.

Saturday, February 15th

10:00am-1:00pm
Sodie’s Cigar and Pipe
5946 Osgood Ave North
Oak Park Heights, MN  55082
651-342-0971

January Club Meeting

January meeting rescheduled to January 25th.  We hope you can join us!!!

 

We’re starting the new year off by holding our meeting at the new Perfect Ash shop in Inver Grove Heights.

Meeting Agenda Items

  1.  A reminder that club dues of $30 are due for 2020. Please plan to renew.
  2. We will discuss Pipe of the Year ideas.  We are considering a pipe by RC Sands, a quarter bent saddle dublin shape.
  3. Spring Pipe Swap discussion.

RC Sands quarter bent saddle dublin.  Not our actual Pipe of The Year, but the proposed maker and shape.

Saturday, January 25th

10:00am-1:00pm
Perfect Ash
9080 Buchanan Trail
Inver Grove Heights, MN  55076
651-340-8416

December Club Meeting

Join us for a special Holiday Gathering to celebrate a great year with the Pipe Club.

  • B.Y.O.B (includes any alcoholic beverages) to enjoy and/or share (bring your own ice if needed).

  • Food will be provided (by the club and “pot luck” items are welcome). We will arrange for plates, cups, plastic forks, etc.

  1. A reminder that your club dues of $30 are due for 2020.  Please plan to renew.

  2. We will also discuss Pipe of the Year ideas.

  3. Tobacco Share.   John and Maria grabbed a tin of tobacco from their recent trip to Amsterdam to share.

 

Saturday, December 21st

10:00am-1:00pm
Sodie’s Cigar and Pipe
5946 Osgood Ave North
Oak Park Heights, MN  55082
651-342-0971

October Monthly Meeting

For October, we decided to have our monthly meeting at a tobacco shop in Stillwater.

Saturday, October 19th

10:00am-1:00pm
Sodie’s Cigar and Pipe
5946 Osgood Ave North
Oak Park Heights, MN  55082
651-342-0971

Topic:  The story behind your favorite pipe.   Please bring your favorite pipe to the meeting, along with the story of why it’s your favorite. Share your story with club members.