New York Pipe Club's
Summer BBQ - Picnic
Saturday - JULY 12th
Special Announcement - ATTENTION, ATTENTION!!! It's time to do it again! It is my pleasure to announce the New York Pipe Club's 2014 Summer BBQ - Picnic, our 6th annual event!!! Once again, our own beloved member Hank Saatchi has graciously offered to host our annual pipe club BBQ get-together at his home in East Brunswick, New Jersey. Last years BBQ was a smash success even in spite of the drizzle - Hank has a cozy screened in area where we were able to continue the smokes! The party is scheduled for...
Saturday, July 12th
I realize our Monthly Newsletter mentioned a different, tentative date but the date that works best for our gracious host, Hank, is the 12th. So, the pipes and the BBQ get fired up on the 12th - bring your appetite!
The festivities start at 1pm and club will provide the comestibles and soft libations (that's food and soft drinks). Alcohol will be BYOB.
We want to take this opportunity to thank our beloved member Hank, for hosting the event once again and we extend our appreciation for his gracious hospitality. If you never had some of Hank's world famous BBQ, then this is your opportunity!
For our outing this year, of course, as always, pipe smoking is allowed, encouraged, and de rigueur!
In keeping with our tradition we will once again work towards providing each attendee a free commemorative, stamped "NYPC Summer Cob 2014" corn cob pipe, hopefully one of the newly offered Missouri Meerschaum models and our theme for this year, as long as I can acquire the pipes and the tobacco in time, hopefully, will be as follows...
At this years Chicago Show, there was the usual huge selection of new and estate pipes, as well as some wonderful new blends which were debuted at the show. The blending genius of none other than our good friend, Russ Oulette, received notice as Russ has produced 4 new blends designed specifically to be smoked in a corn cob! That's right; these blends were produced for optimum performance in a corn cob pipe. The blends are marquee'd under the Missouri Meerschaum name, naturally! Also, commemorative cobs were produced for the occasion – does anyone see a connection to a NY Pipe Club Summer BBQ theme!?! YES, I DO!!!
For more about the debut of the Missouri Meerschaum Corn Cob Blends please visit the following link courtesy of our good friend, Kevin Godbee's pipesmagazine.com:
The party will start at 1pm, and detailed instructions and directions will be emailed to attendees in a separate mailing very shortly. Hank's place is an easy drive for our New Jersey members and a short ride for those from elsewhere. For those driving, we will provide detailed directions and maps for your convenience. For those without cars, take the bus out of Port Authority in NYC to the East Brunswick Tower Center stop or take the North East Corridor Line train from Penn Station to New Brunswick, use the express if possible. In both cases, we will work on arranging to have you picked up from those stations to Hank's place which is a short drive away. If we know who is coming we'll also try to coordinate car-pooling from New York City.
IMPORTANT: For those driving, we need you to bring a folding chair or two. Hank has a limited number of seats so additional seating would be much appreciated.
MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW - JUST MARK THE DATE FOR NOW!!!
Saturday, July 12th, 2014
BTW, this event is free and is made possible by your voluntary dues payment of $25 per year. If you haven't paid your 2014 dues, now would be a great time to do so via the website, mailing a check or by seeing Lou. If you aren't sure whether you are a 2014 member, just ask!
This looks to be yet another great pipe event of the social season, so don't miss it. Mark your calendars, warn your spouses, and start choosing your best picnic pipes. See you there!
More details will follow in future emails as we get closer, so just mark the date and please stay tuned!