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docgarr

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Join UPCA

The UPCA is in the process the reorganizing in order to be able to represent as many American pipe clubs as we can. To do this, we are dramatically reducing dues to $5 per year. Now this is a risky proposition for us since we have to find operating funds from sources other than dues. Also we encourage clubs who have paid higher dues in the past to consider continuing their generous offerings.
So please, come join, or rejoin, the UPCA and support our efforts in (1) promoting pipe clubs around the country, (2) promoting pipe smoking competitions, including the US national competition, and (3) represent the United States at the international level as a member of the Comite International des Pipe Clubs (CIPC).
So send your check for $5 (or more) to:

Tom Dinelli

7535 S. Filman Rd.

Gardner, IL. 60424
US National Slow Smoke Pipe Competition

At 1pm on Sunday, May 3 2015 at the Chicagoland International Pipe & Tobacciana Show, the US national smoking contest will be held. The competition pipe is made by Viprati and the competition tobacco is the Seattle Pipe Club’s blend, Deception Pass.
If you go to the Chicago Show, come join in the fun!
Annual meeting of UPCA

At 3:30 on Friday, May 1, 2015 at the Chicago show, the UPCA will be holding its annual meeting. All clubs, whether a member of UCPA or not, are encouraged to send a representative or two to the meeting. An agenda will be made public soon.
UPCA website and Facebook page

The UPCA website has been a little slow to bring up-to-date news. We are trying to rectify the problem with a new webmaster. Our old webmaster had done of wonderful job of first establishing the UCPA website and then maintaining it. But he understandably wants to move on. We thank him for all his efforts over these past years. The website is at http://www.unitedpipeclubs.org/.
The UPCA Facebook page is pretty active with 429 members. Consider joining if you are on Facebook. The Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/groups/unitedpipeclubs/
Be on the UPCA team in Italy

On October 15, 2015 the 16th World Club Pipe Smoking Championship will be held at Monastier di Treviso, Italy. Around 350 contestants from all over the world will compete. It’s a lot of fun and you get to meet lots of interesting people. If interested, contact Mike ‘Doc’ Garr at michael.garr@wilkes.edu.

 

docgarr

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I forgot to mention, if you send dues, make the check out to UPCA and send it to Tom Dinelli.

 

jackswilling

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"The UPCA is in the process the reorganizing in order to be able to represent as many American pipe clubs as we can."
Can you join as an individual?

 

docgarr

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Jan 25, 2010
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Individual memberships have always been an issue for UPCA. We are supposed to be a federation of pipe clubs. My first advice is to start a pipe club and then join UCPA. We have an annual meeting and I will try to remember to bring up the issue there.

 

ssjones

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May 11, 2011
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Thanks doc. I just signed up the Frederick Pipe Club (Frederick, MD) and will mail in my check.