OUR NOVEMBER MEETING WILL BE HELD on
Tuesday the 11th, 6:00pm at:
32 Watts Street
(Between Thompson St. & Ave. of the Americas)
SoHo, NYC, NY 10013
Subway: A,C, E, 1 to Canal St.
Average drink: $10 AmEx, DC, MC, V
Appetizers & Dinner From $7 - $18
Please arrive as you would for any other meeting and look for us inside.
If you have any questions, call Lou anytime at (347) 886-9784(347) 886-9784.
As always, please allow me to thank everyone for your continued support not only for your dues but by coming out to join us at the monthly meetings. I urge you to spread the word about our noble hobby and to get involved with club activities, as I always say, "The club is only as successful in proportion to the involvement of its members", so, I encourage you to get involved! As you know your annual dues are used to supportall of our club activities such as, the monthly tobacco tastings,our summer picnic, our web site and emailings,and much more.
WE NEED & APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT!!!
It's that time of year again! Please join or renew your membership now!You can bring cash and checks to the next meeting, and we accept all major credit cards via the website. When you renew, we'd appreciate it if you could please take a moment to update your personal information, such as email, telephone number and address.We're going to have a great 2014!
Please make every effort to join us at our Monthly Meetings!
2014 Northeast Pipe Smoking Contest and Holiday Party (Kaywoodie Event)
Our great friend Bill Feuerbach has announced that once again he will host the 2014 “Kaywoodie Event”, to be held at a new location in Fishkilll, NY, on Saturday December 13th. Be sure to submit your check for $50.00, along with the application found below, which, if you are among the lucky, first 48, will also enroll you into the 2014 Northeast Pipe Smoking (Slow Smoke) Contest, a UPCA sanctioned event, as soon as possible, as it is sure to sell out, and it always does! Here isBill's announcement along with all of the details, followed by the application:
It is once again that time of year to begin planning the Holiday party and Northeast Pipe Smoking Championship. However there is a big change this year. Earlier this year S.M. Frank & Co (Kaywoodie), after 34 years in Peekskill, has moved to a newer but much smaller facility in New Windsor, NY. While the new location is the perfect size for our needs, we no longer have the extra space to hold the annual Holiday Party.
Not wanting to just give up, members of the Hudson Valley Pipe Cub discussed several options for continuing to hold the event. The best alternative came about through the efforts of HVPC members, Dennis McMahon and Howie Rothstein. They are members of the Southern Dutchess and Putnam Sportsman's Association in Wappingers Falls, NY. Normally the gun club does not allow non-member events, so it took some convincing and as a result their efforts, the Board of Directors has agreed to let us using the facility for the day. The date is December 13th from 1pm until 8pm-ish. As you will see in the attached flyer, we will be collecting $10 per person with your registration as "rent" for the day. And anyone interested in selling pipes and tobaccos will have to send in a $20 fee per table. There will also be a 50/50 raffle that day as a fund raiser for SDPSA. The balance of the registration fee will go toward the food, beer, wine, soda and the contest pipe and tobacco.
The location is not too far off of Route 84 near the Fishkill exit, so it will be about a half hour closer for the Boston guys and anyone coming down from the Albany area or the north. It will be about a half hour more for anyone who comes from NYC, NJ or points south. For the Pocono area guys it should be about the same distance, maybe a little less.
Please respond with the attached flyer as soon as possible so that we can plan how many contest pipes to make and how much food we'll need.
We will set a deadline of December 1st for registration. Also any pipemakers and others wanting to sell some pipes and tobaccos, please respond to me as soon as you can by email so I can update the group with who will be selling pipes that day.
I hope the change in venue will not affect the attendance too much. If things work out well, we may have a home for this event for years to come. So please plan on attending. Hope to hear from you all soon.
S.M. Frank & Co., Inc
1073 Route 94, Unit #7
New Windsor, New York 12553
800-431-2752 Toll Free
Here's the Flyer and registration application and I look forward to seeing you there, you will be so glad you decided to go!
It’s that time once again . . .
for the annual gathering of good friends, good stories,
good tobacco and good food
. . . and . . .
The 2014 Northeast Regional Pipe Smoking Contest
Festivities to begin at 1pm on Saturday, December 13, 2014
at the Southern Dutchess and Putnam Sportsman's Association
378 Cedar Hill Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Registration is $50. ($10 of which goes to the SDPSA for renting the facility for the day) We are going to have to limit the the number of contest participants to the first 48 registration forms returned. Fee includes your contest pipe, tobacco, and buffet. Since pipes will be made according to the number of people who have registered, no refunds can be considered.
Please fill out the form below, make check payable to Bill Feuerbach, and send both to Bill at
219 North Street
Newburgh, NY 12550
phone (at S.M.Frank): (800) 431-2752
**Please Note***In the event that we receive more than 48 registration forms, we will not turn anyone away. But those received after the first 48 will not be able to participate in the smoking contest, unless one of the first 48 chooses not to participate and relinquishes their spot and the pipe.
Bill, please enter my name in the 2014 Northeast Regional Pipe Smoking contest. I am enclosing my non-refundable registration fee in the amount of $50. (SDPSA members wanting to attend can do so for $40.)
Well, our good friend Steve Monjure of Monjure Inetrnational would like to let us know about this upcoming visit to our fair city. Come on out and welcome our old buddy, Steve Monjure to our fair city and spend the day(s) with him.
The New York Pipe Club's collection of pipe tobaccos reflects the historic and vibrant character of our City. Therefore, it would only make sense that they be available for sale in our fair City!
Announcing!!! The NY Pipe Club's" NY State of Mind Collection" of fine tinned pipe tobaccos are on the shelves and available for sale, for the first time, at Nat Sherman, International, 42nd Street, just off 5th Ave., in NYC. A huge THANK YOU goes out to our good friends Chris McGrath, Pat Felitti and all our friends at Nat Sherman for making this possible!
You heard me right, all four of our storied blends ARE and, at the time of this newsletter, stocked and available, for the first time for sale, NOW at Nat Sherman, International, our home tobacconist, and local B&M right here in mid-town Manhattan.
See the photo below and in the PHOTOS section for photos of our tins on the shelves at Nat Sherman in NYC!
Kudos and thanks to our own talented, Dan Silverstone, creator of our beautiful tin labels, who has worked hard to convert our tin labels to fit the new tin format, now that Sutliff, under the direction of our great friend and club blend creator, master blender extraordinaire, Russ Ouellette, is driving production. On that note, we are also anticipating having our blends tinned in the popular round Euro-style tins. Stay tuned for more info on that as the story develops!
And, remember at some point in the future, we can consider expanding our NYPC "NY State of Mind Collection" series to new and interesting blends yet to come! I look forward to seeing them on the shelves and in a briar, meerschaum or corn cob bowl near you!!!
Again to reiterate, most importantly to me in all of this is that, like Russ’ blends, our own NYPC Blends, will be made to Russ’ exacting specifications in every way. That means using the exact same leaf quality, production processes and strict adherence to the recipes that we as a club, along with Russ, have worked so hard to achieve over a number of years. The only noticeable changes will be the tins (containers themselves - and some great news regarding them will be revealed soon - like utilizing the round Euro-style vacuum sealed tins -) and the thickness of the cake slices, as they (Sutliff) have the capacity to cut them thinner for easier prep – which is a good thing in my opinion.
And, remember at some point in the future, with Sutliff driving production, we can consider expanding our NYPC "NY State of Mind" series to new and interesting blends yet to come! I am sure that we will be satisfied with the Sutliff versions and I look forward to seeing them back on the shelves and in a briar, meerschaum or corn cob bowl near you!!!
As you may have heard, thanks to good friend, Russ Oulette, our own series of four tinned tobacco blends, the NY State of Mind Collection, made their proud debut exclusively on our good friend, Kevin Godbee's informative pipesmagazine.com website and "in the tins" at the 2012 Chicagoland Pipe and Tobaccianna Show on May 5th and 6th, compliments of pipesandcigars.com, where our blends were extremely well received by all! Many thanks go out to Scotty and the gang at pipesandcigars.com, exclusive distributors of our blends, who had a ton of samples which were given away to all. With our four blend variety, there was something to please almost any taste!
Pipes & Tobaccos Magazine Reviews...
NY Pipe Club Blends!
As I have been telling you, our club blends currently enjoy favorable and positive reviews in the Fall 2012 Issue of Pipes & Tobaccos Magazine's Trial by Fire section on fine tobaccos. Tobacco tasting connoisseurs Tad Gage and Joe Harb have been reviewing blends for P&T Magazine for years. Tad Gage is a blender of fine tobaccos and Joe Harb was a judge at the 2012 Chicago Show's John Cotton Throwdown. Both are well versed in critiquing tobacco blends of all types and their opinions are of the most respected in the hobby.
I'd like to share with you a cool way for you to sport our new NY Pipe Club logo.
Thanks to the creative brilliance of our beloved member, Dan Silverstone, the designer of our new logo, and in cooperation with the internet commerce vendor, Cafe Press, I am proud to announce the...
New York Pipe Clubware Site!
Here's what's in the collection:
NOTE: If you tend to get excited wearing our clubware and set fire to your clothing, you may want to cellar some extras in various colors.
A percentage of the profits go directly to our club, so break-in a t-shirt, tamp down a 1" button, pack a cap and have a bowl with your new attire.
Please visit this link to get yours:
As always, we will also take individual orders for our Embroidered Line of fine shirts and hats, from a different vendor, just let us know what you would like and we will try to accommodate the order as minimum orders do apply.
New York Pipe Club Pins Back In Stock!
That's right, thanks to the tireless efforts of beloved members Peter Guss and Dan Silverstone, our new Club Logo Pins are finally in stock, look incredibly great and are ready to be worn on your lapel, as a tie tack, on your NY Pipe Clubware cap or anywhere else you would like to pin them. The pins are 1"x1" and look exactly like the logo below. They turned out unbelievably great! If I had a dollar for every time I was asked for a NY Pipe Club pin at the Chicago Show I'd be able to buy myself a Bo Nordh pipe! At a cost of only $5.00 each, get yours while they last! Contact or see Lou at the next meeting to get yours!
See you on the 11th at CIRCA TABAC - Lou
FYI... Food For Thought... I am sure you are well aware of the change in our relationship with Florio's while we were meeting there. Effective with our February 2010 meeting, a $10 per person cover charge was imposed to use the upstairs cigar lounge. Payment of this fee enabled us to continue to use the lounge for our monthly meetings andwas collected by the waitress when you entered thelounge. The fee was for use of the cigar lounge only and did not go to the waitress. Please note that the main complaint from Florio's management was that the waitress was not sufficiently compensated (tipped) for her service, so please, especially now that we are meeting at a new location, let us heed this message at our new venue, Circa Tabac and I urge you to please tip accordingly as you settle your food and drink tab at the end of the evening. It will go a long way towards securing our invitation to return. Circa Tabac has made every effort to ensure our comfort so let's please remember to tip accordingly.
I THANK YOU!
A Word from our President:
Greetings NY Pipe Club Members,
I want to take this moment to thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve as your next President. No one could ever replicate the contribution of Mr. Vernon Vig or the legacy that he has left; however, it is my intention to be the leader and friend as he was during his tenure. I know I speak for all of us in thanking him for the devotion and dedication that he has shown for our club.
It is my hope and intention to continue along the path that has been forged and I will commit to promote a vibrant and enthusiastic environment and to help promote and spread the joy of our hobby.
But, I need and would appreciate your help. A club is only as successful in proportion to the involvement of its members. I encourage you to get involved. Speak to me about your ideas on how we can make the club even better than it is right now. I will listen and do my best to help make our club an enjoyable and comfortable place for all.
As always, stay well and happy smoking - and I'll see you at the next meeting!
32 Watts St., SoHo, NYC
For further details please see links included in this newsletter.
A Splendid Time
Guaranteed for All!
Tip from the Webmaster
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