President's Message January 2019

HAPPY 2019!

Hope everyone had a great holiday and safe New Year. I wish you all nothing but the best in 2019.
The New Year brings us a fresh round of the Club Cards. The Club Card was established to reward those who go the extra mile for the club and by doing so a member gets an extra punch in their card as well as one for each meeting attended. For the past few years it seems like it's always the same people who end up with all the extra stamps. I’d like to see the playing field a bit more competitive and as usual fashion I propose to mix things up. For the upcoming year I am giving up this space to any member who wants to write a monthly message. It can be just about anything. Use my past messages as a guide if you like. Tell us about when you got interested in pipes, or maybe a favorite tobacco shop from the past or boast about your collection. The space is yours and it will earn you 1 extra punch. I am hoping that this gets extremely competitive. The only catch is the message must be at least 400 words and you must come up with a crazy idea for the members to be eligible for the Presidents special raffle. Don’t worry I will take care of the raffle prize. So, put your thinking caps on.
Let’s all help in planning a great year. Please bring your ideas to the meetings and don’t forget we need a few volunteers to help with our Pipe Show committee. Please be prepared to discuss any 30-year events including the club pipe and the Pipe Show. Let’s firm up a date and get the ball rolling.
January brings us National Hat Day. National Hat Day is set aside to wear and enjoy a hat of your choice and style. Isn't it great that hats come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and styles? There's one to fit every size head and personality. Hats are used to make a statement, or to promote a cause or a product. Back in 1797, the introduction of the Top Hat almost caused a riot. The top hat was first worn by James Heatherington in London England. As Heatherington strolled through the streets of London, England displaying his Top Hat, crowds gathered, some people began to push and shove. Heatherington was fined for "going about in a manner that frightened timid people". Oh yeah... hats have logical uses, too. Some hats (aka helmets), offer safety protection. Some hats keep your head warm, or the sun out of your eyes.... how boring. National Hat Day is not intended to just keep your noggin warm. It’s a chance to make a statement and to display your favorite headgear. Did you know? More body heat is lost from your head than other parts of the body. So, wearing a hat goes a long way towards staying warm on a cold winter's day (or night). So, wear your favorite hat to the meeting and receive and extra raffle ticket for the Presidents raffle

Look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday,

Kevin

Pipe and Tobacco Podcasts

Country Squire Radio
countrysquirelogoA weekly podcast about all things pipes and tobacco.  Beau and Jon David have a great chemistry and keep you entertained every week. Check their website for show times. They mix it up a lot YouTube  |  Website
(1:00 PM Eastern Time)

PipesMagazine Radio Show
PMag radio show logoA different interview every week with Brian Levine a well known member of the tobacco industry.  Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!       iTunes  |  Website
(Live Tuesday evenings 8 PM )

Sherlock Holmes Podcasts

I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere (IHOSE)
IHOSElogoA delightful way to spend an evening with Holmes as your affable co hosts Scott Monty and Burt Wolder share their unique perspectives and sense of humor. Find out more than you ever thought possible about the greatest pipe smoker that never lived.

Shows come out twice a month. iTunes  |  Website

Sherlock Holmes: Trifles
Trifles Cover smFrom the producers of the I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere podcast, Trifles is a 15-minute, weekly audio program where Scott & Burt discuss something related to the Canon.
Have you ever stopped to wonder about why Dr. Watson was called James by his wife? Or of Sherlock Holmes's dining habits? Or what happened when he let a criminal escape? Answers to these questions and more await in Trifles, a weekly podcast about details in the Sherlock Holmes stories. iTunes  |  Website

Pipe & Tobacco Episodes:    Episode 71 | Episode 83

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