We started the evening by Craig introducing the new sample tobacco Mac Baren HH Balkan. It was enjoyed by many throughout the night. Afterwards we all took a moment to raise our pipes in silence for the anniversary of the passing of the president of the NEOFOPS (North East Ohio Fellowship of Pipe Smokers), a great friend, and a truly wonderful person, Jim Epling. Bill Kreiling then discussed our overseas friend “Tokin” Tommy and their upcoming pipe show in England. He also discussed creating an original pipe for the NEOFOPS, details to follow. Regis McCafferty then spoke about the pipe show here in Dublin, OH in August. Then our friend Rick Stoltz told us about his accepting a position on the board of (NASPC) The North American Society of Pipe Collectors, Membership is $21.00/year. If interested check out http://www.naspc.org/ . We all signed a thank you note to Erik Stokkebye for taking the time from his busy schedule to come down to our Pipe Talk last month and for sharing his knowledge and for his generosity. We missed our friend and entertainer Art “The Magnificent” this evening due to a prior engagement. DON’T SIGN ANYTHING WITHOUT A LAWYER ART! Overall it was a really nice evening. Mingling and talking throughout the evening. New folks and old friends asking questions and sharing knowledge. Thanks everyone.