Statement

We, members of the CIPC, see a worldwide communion of pipe smokers that is bound together by a shared love for pipe-smoking, mutual respect and goodwill.

We envision a sociaty that respects the free choise and adult use of pipe tobacco. Our starting point is a world where governements act in good faith and integrity and have the political will and personal courage to express their values with the basic principle of personal freedom. This means that as a group we are united and strong in our beliefs, have understanding, patience, wisdom and enjoy the philosophical aspect of pipe-smoking.

We seek to promote pipe smoking as part of a lifestyle that can be thoroughly enjoyable to adults.

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Newsletter CIPC President

Dear friends, colleagues (newsletter 04 / 2017),

This is the fourth newsletter and I would like to bring the following points to your attention:

  • IPSD 2017 – In NITRA, at the beginning of the EU Championship, we announced a new competition with a special goal: a picture of pipe smokers / smoking in their own national, cultural environment. With the great support of our new IT specialist mr. Michal Koza the results are GREAT! Around 66 beautiful pictures (see the CIPC website / item IPSD 2017) show the richness of the pipe smokers community around the world. Now we are on our way for the second round, asking all the national presidents to vote for the best 10 pictures. Did you vote already?
  • Second important issue is the next stop for the international pipe smokers community: the WORLD CUP in Spain. Not Marcenet de Cabreneys but FIGUERES is the place to be. The special website is open now with some important information (hotels and the venue of the championship). Please inform your pipe smokers / clubs and meet again with a large number of participants like in NITRA.
  • Third issue is the new item “PINS” on the CIPC website. We are delighted that one of the CIPC founders, mr. Pierre Muller, wants to share his amazing pin collection with us. Just a couple of weeks ago we made a start but we need your help. Sometimes we know the background of the pin, but some information is lost. So, please inform your pipe smokers and maybe they know more about “name, place, country, production year, etc. Send the information to email hidden; JavaScript is required. Thanks for your cooperation!

 

Finally let the world know what you are doing with your pipe smoker friends on the national level and share your (positive) experiences and pictures with the international pipe smokers community of the CIPC.  

Please, do not keep this information only for yourselves but communicate this newsletter with your (national) pipe smokers by using all kinds of social media.

Keep in touch and ENJOY your pipe!

Cornelius C.N. Crans MA. / CIPC president.

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Dear friends, colleagues, (up date information and action – newsletter 03 / 2016)

This is the third newsletter and I would like to bring the following points to your attention:

  • ECP 2016 in NITRA was a great success. Not only 306 participants but starting the competition in time (as well as the price giving), fantastic GALA dinner evening with a traditional / culture show and a wonderful exhibition of the culture of pipe smoking in the NITRA museum. Once again: BIG COMPLIMENT for the NITRA team!
  • IPSD – In NITRA, during the EU Championship, the price for the three best pictures were giving to: 1. Hong Kong – 2. USA and 3. Japan. The price of the public was for the Pipe Club of NITRA. The new competition was announced with a special goal: a picture of pipe smokers / smoking in your national, culture environment. Be as creative as possible! Deadline: 15-02-2017;
  • In NITRA we had our G.A. meeting of the CIPC presidents with a lot of decisions and actions. One of the important issues is the “Pipe Club Survey” by Mike “Doc” Garr in cooperation with the CIPC vice presidents. Please, collect your data and inform them asap.;
  • Second important issue: how to make the CIPC more visible?! Please, come forward with ideas for products with the CIPC logo and I hope you can find a financial supporter as well;
  • Next stop for the international pipe smokers community is Marcenet de Cabreneys (= North Spain) with the World Cup 2017. We are waiting for info / special website from Toni;
  • National Inventory Intangible Heritage (UNESCO list). For this moment I repeat my request done at the CIPC G.A. meeting: what are the possibilities in your country, did they sign the treaty of UNESCO on the national level because that’s essential! Please your(first)feedback?

Finally a very important request to you all.
The CIPC website is being visited better all the time and with your help we made some steps forward. You, the national presidents and your local pipe smokers are the ambassadors of our special hobby “pipe smoking”. Please let the world know what you are doing with your pipe smoker friends and share your (positive) learning moments and /or pictures. Nice example is the Pipe Club of Singapore with their “location pictures”.

Please, do not keep this information only for yourselves but communicate this newsletter with your (national) pipe smokers by using all kinds of social media.

Keep in touch and ENJOY your pipe!

Cornelius C.N. Crans MA. / CIPC president.


Dear friends, colleagues, (up date information and action – newsletter 02/ 2016)

First of all I’m very glad with the positive feed back about my first newsletter and the enthusiasm for the two weekly update of the CIPC website. This is the second newsletter and I would like to bring the following points to your attention:

  • IPSD – We received a lot of very nice pictures for the photo competition. In NITRA, during the EU Championship, the three best pictures will get a price. We will have a small exhibition during the weekend.
  • Talking about NITRA, the team is working very hard and everything looks fine. Did you notice their new idea of the “early bird” offer. See for more info the NITRA website.
  • The Pipe Club of Italy elected a new president: welcome to mr. Alberto Basciano.
  • During a very useful weekend, including a meeting with the major of Marcenet de Cabreyns (= championship Spain 2017), I visited president Toni Pasqual.
  • National Inventory Intangible Heritage (UNESCO list). Recently the document for the AIP Conference in Tokyo was sent to me by mr. Barney Suzuki (see attachment). For this moment I repeat the request of the CIPC Board: what did you do so far / what are your (first) results?

Finally a very important request to you all. The CIPC website is being visited better all the time and with your help we made some steps forwards. I hope you noticed there is a new item called “blog”.  You, the national presidents and your pipe smokers, are the ambassadors of our special hobby. Please let the world know your (positive) opinion about pipe smoking (learning moments). Write a blog and tell the other pipe smokers all over the world your ideas / experiences.

Please, do not keep this information only for yourselves but communicate this newsletter with your (national) pipe smokers by using all kinds of social media.

Keep in touch and ENJOY!

Cornelius C.N. Crans MA. / CIPC president.

Working visit Spanish president Toni Pasqual and CIPC president / preliminary consultation CIPC Championship 2017.

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