The NYPC is a very informal group that has no legal status, officially elected officers, except that of president or rules. It counts on volunteers and operates on consensus. Members are asked to pay voluntary annual dues of $25 to help support the website and other incidental expenses. At some meetings we raise money by raffling off pipes, tobacco or related items contributed by members, and we also sell club pins, logoed hats, shirts and other items. The NYPC does not organize or produce the NY Pipe Shows, but does all it can to support them.
In short, while we are subject to the ebbs and flows of membership numbers, the NYPC is holding its own and even growing a little despite the current hostile anti-tobacco environment. This is no doubt due to a number of very loyal long-time members, the shared passion for pipes and pipe smoking, the desire to share our passion with others and, most importantly, the fellowship and strong friendships that have developed over the years. This is a close group that welcomes all and is committed to sticking togetherto enjoy our hobby!
ALL NEWCOMERS AND VISITORS TO THE NEW YORK AREA ARE INVITED TO ATTEND NYPC MEETINGS. YOUWILL ALL BE VERY WELCOME!