TO MR. VIG!!!
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.
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: