The Conclave Of Richmond Pipe Smokers, or C.O.R.P.S., is a non-profit organization founded for its members and the public to learn about and enjoy the ancient and honorable art and sport of pipe smoking.
To the Conclave’s 36th year—and more to come!
Our camaraderie—to last for more scores of years.
And to the soon arrival of the world’s most famous Pipe Smoker,
and the spirit of Christmas,
the Great Spirit gave us unselfishly,
not only the pipe of peace and the sacred herb to light,
but his Son to bring joy and peace!
Light your pipe that it may send a signal to all,
and we hope that the world takes the time to join us;
if only for the time for the smoking of one bowl,
to feel that peace and joy,
that it may grow into forever!
Light your pipe to remember those in harm’s way
and those who hunger for food and love.
Friends, love, and peace to you all.