I have collaborated with some others in my local area, Charlottesville, VA, to start a monthly night of pipe smoking. The idea is to have a night where smokers can trade tobacco and sample a plethora of different blends without committing to purchasing a tin. And also give an opportunity for beginners to ask questions to more experienced smokers and give a time to all sit down and relax together with a bowl and maybe some scotch. It is called Distinguished Gentlemen's Pipe Night. The name is borrowed a bit from the yearly pipe smoking bikers The Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride. So if you are close to the area, check out the facebook page through the link above and I hope to see you at Black Market Moto Saloon the last Wednesday of the month at 9:30pm.
I would also like to open this post up to anyone else telling about their local meetings. Because this is not a club, per se, and there are no dues, does anyone else have a similar model for pipe nights?
Does any other club promote a swap/trade/sample night?
Are there any issues with finding a venue to smoke in and what have been the solutions?
I look forward to your comments and hope that this post reaches some locals to Central Virginia who might want to make it out one month!