Tali-Banned Cigar Aficionado Club
U.S. Embassy Chapter 144th Meeting
Friday, 16th January 2015 at 1400 Hours
On behalf of the members of the US Embassy Chapter of the Tali-Banned Cigar Aficionado Club (TCAC), we would like to invite you to join us for our 144th meeting on Friday, 16th, January 16th, at 1400 hrs.
The meeting will be held at the west side fire pit at the U.S. Embassy Kabul. The fire pit is located directly behind the KEEA Logo Store, Dry Cleaners and the Marine Security Guard Quarters on the west (Embassy) side of the Embassy compound.
Embassy Access Requirements
No Escort Required
- If you have a yellow or blue embassy badge
- If you have a plain white (no green stripe) common access card (CAC) and are uniformed military
No Escort Required – But must sign in and obtain a Visitor Badge
- If you have a white CAC and are not uniformed military
- If you have a green stripe on your CAC
Access for All Other Cases
- In all other cases, you cannot be signed in as a guest, unless you are on the access roster for the day of the visit. Contact the following individuals by 1700 hours on the Wednesday prior to the day of the meeting to arrange for Embassy access. Last minute access requests will not be fulfilled.
- Rodel Valenzuela Valenzuela@pae.com
- Shafiullah Sefati Sefati@pae.com
- Julie Kmet Kmet@pae.com (Cell # 0795127423)
If any Club members with a Blue Embassy Badge are willing to be escorts for our guests, please contact me prior to COB Wednesday preceding each meeting. We will give 5 free raffle tickets to each participating escort when called up to assist.
Membership dues are a one-time donation of $50 (cash). This amount includes a lifetime membership and club polo shirt with club logo. Your one time membership fee also entitles you to a free featured premium cigar at each meeting you attend.
Due to limited quantities of the featured cigars and an average attendance of 80-100 aficionados, you must attend and participate (e.g., purchase raffle tickets) in the meeting to receive a cigar.
Featured Cigar: Gurkha East India Trading Company
Classic Cigar Havana Blend No 359
The first 100 members who attend will be smoking.
The cigar uses a Mexican San Andrés wrapper and a blend of proprietary Nicaraguan fillers, with some 20 blends considered before a final version was settled on. In a press release at the time of the cigar’s announcement, Juan Lopez, national sales director for Gurkha, said that “after a few years of searching for the right wrapper and combination of tobaccos, we created this beautiful San Andrés wrapped Nicaraguan masterpiece; we are very proud to unveil it as our best creation from the East India Trading Company yet. A cigar worthy of its name: A true Classic.”
This cigar has been perfected using a proprietary binder and filler with twenty different tweakings of the blend to get it just right. With a San Andrés wrapper, The Classic Cigar: Havana Blend is a box-pressed, medium body, full flavor cigar including earthy, nutty undertones.
Raffle Prizes for the 144th Meeting- To Be Announced At The Meeting
Members are eligible to purchase cigars and club logoed merchandise which is available at each meeting. We currently have a great selection of cigars and clothing.
Ball Caps -$15 EA
- Club logo and “US Embassy Chapter” lettering
- Colors: Black, Dungaree (Blue Denim), Navy, Red and Olive.
Challenge Coins – $10 each
Polo Shirts w/Club Logo – $30 each
Mock-Turtlenecks w/Club Logo – $30 each
Zippered Hoodies w/Club Logo – $35 each
Sweatshirts w/Club Logo – $20 each
The US Embassy chapter offers limited quantities of single premium cigars for sale at the meetings. The cigars cost $4.00 to $10.00each. Look for the large display humidor at the sales table.
We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.
Tali-Banned Cigar Aficionado Club
U.S. Embassy Chapter, Kabul
Check out the continuously upgraded website developed by TCAC Member and Webmaster, Rodel Valenzuela: www.Tali-bannedCigarAficionadoClub.com