Tali-Banned Cigar Aficionado Club
U.S. Embassy Chapter
Friday, 3rd April 2015
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 150th meeting on Friday, 3rd April 2015, 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, 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 ForAll 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:
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.
The first 100 members who attend will be smoking
Upmann Media Noche Robusto
Founded in 1844 by Herman Upmann, a German banker, the brand was originally rolled in Cuba and then distributed by Mr. Upmann to his best customers as a promotion. Later, it became one of the most popular Cuban brands smoked in the world. The cigar you have in your shipment today is the third installment of the Media Noche series by H. Upmann and it’s a real slam-dunk. This hand-crafted beauty starts with a dark, oily, and toothy Pennsylvania Broadleaf Maduro wrapper, a Dominican binder, and a well-balanced blend of Dominican long-fillers. Chocked full of flavor, this medium-bodied sweet and chewy smoke offers flavors of oak, leather, and espresso, with a classic maduro sweet and smoky finish. Bold and sophisticated, this is the perfect after dinner smoke and pairs beautifully with a café Americano. Strength: 6.5 Panel Rating: 91 Size: 5″x50 Country: Dominican Republic Shape: Robusto
Raffle Prizes for the 150th 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
- 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 each. 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