Info & Events
from the September Club Meeting
AT 6:00 PM THIS MONTH
quick lap around the sun and we're at our December Holiday meeting
once again. The culmination of our club year where we celebrate
the season with our good friends and show our appreciation for those
who helped support the club throughout the year. We'll have pizza
from Stone Lovin' Pizza again this year, a tobacco giveaway and
a raffle (see raffle prizes below). Soft drinks will also be provided
but feel free to being an alcoholic beverage for yourself or to
share (but not if you plan to play with firearms). We look forward
to seeing your jolly faces next month.
SHPC Annual Meeting - January 2017
Don't forget. We will be holding elections at the January Annual
Meeting. All officers positions are available. Do you think you
have what it takes to make a difference? Nominate yourself or another
deserving member. Make SHPC Great Again!
2017 dues will be due no later than the February meeting. Dues will
be pro-rated quarterly for new members only who join later in the
year. Current and new members joining Jan-Mar will pay $40, Apr
- June $30, July-Sept $20 and Oct-Dec $10. No money will be collected
from new members on their first visit. Dues may be adjusted by the
body at the general meeting each January.
Pipe Carving Contest
Ok, who of you are ready to be judged for the pipe carving contest.
From what I hear not many of you. Possibly we gave you just enough
time to forget about it but don't worry, there are a few of you
out there that put the time and effort into making your block of
briar into a smoking work of art. Who will ge the honor of being
the SHPC New Pipe Carver of the Year. Don't forget to bring your
pipes to the December meeting.
SHPC 2016 Club Pipe Update
We've been scrambling for a back up option for the 2016
club pipe. We may have something picked out but we'll let you know
after the December meeting. Obviously, it will not be ready by the
end of December but that's ok. Stay tuned.
- A short story by Ernie Whitenack
Hitler’s hidden diamonds and gold were allocated
to fund a secret organization. It was a terrorist group known as
Werwolf (Werewolf) who would disrupt and confuse the Allied occupation,
and planned to overthrow the Allies, and then carry the fight to
the East and Soviet Russia.
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....“What is going on here? How do these people know who
I am? Do they know why I am here?”
“Eulund replied: “There has obviously been a leak.
It could be from the states, any contacts you made along the way
or from Freiburg. There’s no way of knowing without a huge
investigation. The important thing is, the East German Secret Service
knows, and you are in danger. This is the very reason you have been
assigned a backup even after those involved finally decided your
cover was secure and you did not need one; which I understand was
a strong request of yours.”
We have a few nice offerings for this year's holiday raffle. Raffle
tickets will be on sale at $10 each or three for $25 (max purchase
is 3). Not bad for what you might win. Here's what we have, are
you feeling lucky? (click for a better view)
....................... By Ernie
Comoy’s of London - Cask No.5
Bullet Rye Select - Made in Denmark
“An elegant blend of bright orange Virginias with rich,
cool-smoking Burley, flavored with Tennessee Bourbon for a smooth
satisfying taste and room pleasing smoke.”
Cask No.5 is a very fine-cut blend with rather short pieces.
In the tin, the Bourbon scent is barely perceptible, but is there
and blending nicely with the tobacco.
Upon lighting, I quickly learned this tobacco must be packed moderately
soft or it just doesn’t seem to stay lit and is difficult
to draw. I dumped the first filling and started over.
The first few draws seemed harsh but the bourbon flavor came
through stronger than I had anticipated. Later, the harshness
faded and the Bourbon flavor diminished, but not completely.
After a half-dozen smokes, Cask No.5 is a good smoke; mild with
I personally think it would be better with a bit more Bourbon
and rough-cut or cubed tobacco. However, I would certainly buy
Cask No.5 when on sale as I think this is one to be cellared.