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Published on 4/10/2012


I am extremely proud to inform you that our own beloved member, long time and past president, Mr. Vernon Vig has been recognized once again on the world stage, and this time, perhaps for a pipeman, even the greatest of honors!  On the evening of Friday, April 13 in Saint - Claude, France, our own Mr. Vig will receive an honor that most can only dream of.  Vernon will be inducted into the Confrerie de Maitres Pipiers.  The "Brotherhood of the Master-carvers" of Saint-Claude was founded in 1966. All of the members (currently 1000) are selected from the world for the passion they have for the Pipe and the hobby.

As per Vernon,

"The induction ceremony is Friday evening in Saint-Claude. The group is the Confrerie de Maitres Pipiers. Members are the Saint-Claude pipe makers and those they invite. Sebastien Beaud sponsored me for membership. Others being inducted that evening include Poul Winslow and Peter Heinrichs who has the large pipe store in Cologne Germany. I know both so it should be fun. Alain Letulier is going to make a video of the ceremony that we can post and I'll be glad to give a report at the May meeting after Chicago."

I know I speak for all of us when I say, CONGRATULATIONS, VERNON!!!  We are so proud of you!!!  We look forward to your report in May and the video!


Video can be seen here: