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 e-newsletter is issued, which provides meeting info, hobby happenings, literature, art and the like.
CORPS – Old Virginia Tobacco Co. hosted a Peterson event March 18th, 2015
If you weren’t there, you missed a great event at the Old Virginia Tobacco Company in Carytown (their Richmond store). Over 100 different, really nice Peterson pipes were on sale at a great discount and all of the great Peterson tobaccos were available. Displayed by the Peterson representative, who was accompanied by the Sales Manager for OVTC, we got answers to all of our pipe and tobacco questions. Plus, special deals on all the pipes in one other display case. We had about 17 Corps members attend and they really got some beautiful pipes. I turned around to take a second look at two nice Charatan pipes and they were gone; maybe next time. It was a good event for both us and OVTC. It pays to be an active Corps member. We hope to see you at our next meeting.