The Conclave Of Richmond Pipe Smokers, C.O.R.P.S. (pronounced “CORE” like the Marine Corps), is a non-profit organization, founded for its members and the public to learn about and enjoy the Ancient & Honorable Art & Sport of Pipe Smoking; and to educate and communicate all positive aspects thereof. We also, as much as possible, support Richmond area children’s charities with funds beyond our operating expenses. Membership is open to any person or organization interested in any aspect of the Art & Sport. A dues or sponsorship payment is required (currently $25 per year for individuals).
We meet monthly in a social meeting, with some limited business, to enjoy one another’s company for dinner, drink and sharing our love of pipes and tobaccos. The meetings are usually held on the third Tuesday of the month, but the day, time and location will vary. See below for the location of the next meeting. An irregular newsletter is issued, which provides meeting info, hobby happenings, literature, art and the like.
We also host THE annual Pipe Smokers’ Exposition & Celebration, which is celebrating its 30th year this coming October 10-12, 2014! Same Place, Same time. Click here to find out more and to join us! Please visit our 30th. EXPO Highlights page for details and photos.
The 30th. EXPO will again be at the Richmond Convention Center, (YES. WE CAN SMOKE IN THE CONVENTION CENTER).
Click on the INFO LINK at the top of this page.