Frozen Stogies

Posted By on January 10, 2012

Happy New Year my Brothers and Sisters!  I hope you all survived the Holiday madness with only a few traumatic emotional scars to show from spending all that “quality time” with the family.  More importantly, I hope you found time to enjoy a few cigars to celebrate the jolly ol’ fat man and christen in yet another year guaranteed to be filled with more shit than every politician I know.polar

In an effort to get the new year started off right, we’re going to get a bunch of guys together and jump through a hole in the ice this February.  I can hear the collective WTF from all of you already.  Here’s the scoop; The Brotherhood of the Leaf is organizing a team to participate in the Polar Plunge held on February 25th at the Watering Hole in Green Bay.  We talked about it in December after our members dinner and many of you gents said you would willing to join in.  I’m sure that the mass quantities of alcohol from that evening helped.  So we have decided to go for it and get this baby set up.  Please check out this link for event details.

Now, trust me, I have not forgotten those of you that said you would do this so I expect you will be the FIRST ones to get your registration done online right away.  To make life easy for you, I have already created our “Team Page” under The Brotherhood of the Leaf so please make sure you go there and get yourself set up to shrink your sack in the chilly waters with the rest of us.  I hope to get 6 to 8 guys to take the dip for our team and here is the best part, we’re lining up a photographer to get pictures of us jumping in with lit cigars!  (which I will provide to all team members)  Cost is minimal and if you can get  a few donation pledges then it’s nothing.  If you plan to participate, please get registered right away and then email me so I can track our numbers.  For those of you not local to the area, please take a moment to go to the team page and make a small donation to show your support of not only me being a total idiot by jumping into a frozen lake, but more importantly to help the Special Olympics and all those involved.

The members dinner was a hit and The Vault did such a great job taking care of us, we’ll be working out the details for another one pretty soon.  Once spring rolls around we can even take full advantage of the upstairs deck for CIGARS!  I hope to have a whiskey night figured out soon as well.  Stay tuned………………

I promise to get and stay caught up on the club paperwork this year so I’ll have a pile of renewal forms by our next meeting so if you think your dues are due, they likely are.  Don’t forget that I’m still offering up free cigars to anyone that brings in a new member to the group.  Our latest winner is Mike Lauder for introducing Darrell (Little Drummer Boy) to The Brotherhood.  Congratulations Mike, I’ll have your freebie at next months cigar night!  I’m also still looking for those man cave photos of your favorite smoking spot to add to our website.  Thanks to Elwood and The Cable Guy for your submissions, I’ll have a nice treat for you boys as well.

With the fight to still enjoy our cigars reaching a fever pitch with the FDA, it’s now more important then ever to do our part and show support so if you have not taken the time to check out and sigh up for the Cigar Rights of America, please look at all the great things they do and consider becoming a member.  I’ll have sign up forms next month at Cigar Night.

I think that covers it for now but I’ll have more to rant about it soon enough.  Lets make 2012 another great year by adding more new faces to the group and continuing to do all that we can to support and promote the cigar lifestyle.

Light em up fellas, it’s gonna be another long year.

The Cigar Soldier


About the author

The Cigar Soldier is the founding father and President of The Brotherhood of the Leaf, an internet community of cigar enthusiasts and Northeast Wisconsin’s only true membership based cigar club. As the main writer for Cigar Night, his rants can sting, stir or inspire your emotions, as he leaves no topic of enjoying the cigar lifestyle off his hit list.


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