Greetings Pipe Club of London. I had the great pleasure of meeting Bernhard Allotey on my recent visit to London. We shared a pipe at your wonderful club and started what I know will become an enduring friendship. I am the Chairman and founder of the Seattle Pipe Club. Our Club was started in 2001 and we are fortunate that it has flourished into something much bigger, vibrant and more terrific than we could have imagined back 17 years ago. I look forward to being a member of your esteemed club and participating in whatever ways I can.