Tali-Banned Cigar Aficionado Club

U.S.  Embassy Chapter
138th Meeting

Friday, 17th October 2014
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 138th meeting on Friday, 17th October 2014, 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 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:

Embassy Escorts

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.

Club Membership

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

The first 100 members who attend will be smoking the:


San Cristobal Papagayo

 Ashton’s finest, and most highly anticipated release….ever.

After 2 years of careful blending and planning, San Cristobal has come to fruition. Skillfully handmade by Jose ‘Don Pepin’ Garcia, a Cuban expatriate who is quickly becoming the biggest star in the industry, San Cristobal is a luxurious cigar built for the achieved palate. It all starts in the black, fertile soils of Nicaragua. Here, the leathery, Nicaraguan Corojo wrapper used for San Cristobal is born, as well the blend’s rich mixture of Cuban-seed Nicaraguan long-fillers. Carefully balanced and patiently aged, these hand-selected tobaccos present a rich, earthy smoke with complex notes of toasted wood, roasted nuts, coffee, and sweet spices. Indeed, San Cristobal is a sophisticated cigar one must truly take the time to savor. San Cristobal received an amazing 93-point rating, Strength: Full, Wrapper: Corojo, Orgin: Nicaragua, Shape: Gordo


Raffle Prizes for the 138th Meeting
To Be Announced At The Meeting

Club Merchandise

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.

Balll 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.

Perry Covey

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