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Club Bulletin March 2016 35 www.theEDexpo.com NEW JERSEY New Jersey Adult Cabaret Association (NJCA) Active: Yes Started: 2005 Website: www.adultentertainmentforum.com Meets: Our members communicate by conference calls. We have meetings several times a year, or when a bad bill pops up and needs to be addressed. Primary contact: Jeff Levy—Executive Director (954) 253-6511, jeff@ks-law.com Officers: Sherri Terrel—President Delilah's in Manville, Tom's River and Atlantic City, (732) 281- 1511, delilahssa@earthlink.net Tony Ariemma—Vice President Bare Exposure, Atlantic City, (609) 449-0999, njaca2@gmail.com John Colasanti—Secretary (954) 253-6511, theboyfromthebronx@highenergyent.com Chris Kontos—Treasurer Breathless, Rahway, (732) 574-3825, GreekPete66@aol.com Advisory attorneys: Danny Aaronson, Brad Shafer, and John Williams # members: 25 Dues: Monthly Successes: Defeated every bill at the state level against adult nightclubs in New Jersey. Defeated a Pole Tax, a Dancer Regis- tration, posting police officers around all adult nightclubs where children congregate within 3,000 feet from the clubs at the club's expense. Defeated distance requirements. Upcoming Challenges: Pole taxes; training to identify human and sex trafficking . EXPO: Owners and club personnel from the Delilah's club chain; Minx Lounge in Morristown; Smiles 2 Go-Go in Ledgewood; Satin Dolls and Bada Bing in Township of Washington; and Bare Exposure in Atlantic City have attended the Annual Gentlemen's Club EXPO. The ED Database lists 102 adult clubs in New Jersey. NEW MEXICO No Association EXPO: Owners and club personnel from 7 Veils and Fantasy World in Albuquerque have attended the Annual Club EXPO. The ED Database lists nine adult clubs in New Mexico. NEW YORK ACE of New York Active: Yes Started: 2008 Website: www.adultentertainmentforum.com Meets: Our members communicate by conference calls. We have meetings several times a year, or when a bad bill pops up and needs to be addressed. Primary contact: Jeff Levy—Executive Director (954) 253-6511, jeff@ks-law.com Officers: Stephen Dick—President Nite Moves, Latham, (518) 785-7739, spider@nitemovesny.com Gus Dracopoulos—Vice President Sin City, Bronx, (718) 401-1700, sincityny@aol.com Eric Langan—Secretary Rick's New York, (281) 397-6730 Attorneys: Danny Aaronson, Brad Shafer, and John Williams # members: 25 Dues: $300 to $400 monthly Successes: Defeated every bill affecting adult nightclubs in New York since 2008, including three pole taxes, distance require- ments, and dancer and owner registration. Upcoming Challenges: Pole taxes; training to identify human and sex trafficking. EXPO: Numerous New York adult club owners and personnel attend the Annual Gentlemen's Club EXPO each year. The ED Database lists 129 adult clubs in New York. NORTH CAROLINA Association of Hospitality Executives of NC Active: Yes Started: 2008 Meets: Annually, and more often when needed. Planning to ex- pand scope of activities both legislatively and legally to provide more outreach to ACE National and ED Publications. Primary contact: Winston Hines Scores, Mooresville, (864) 580-3826, updaze@aol.com Officers: David Fairchild—President The Men's Club Charlotte, (214) 654-9100, d@empiremedia.com Board Members— David Baucom, MAL, (704) 347-1515, dslim08@aol.com Joey Bien, Treasure Clubs, (828) 298-1400, omega0624@aol.com Brett Amack, The Men's Club, Raleigh, (919) 250-9826 Advisory attorneys: The association is represented by a full time lobby team to represent the interests of the members. Legal resources who have working knowledge of adult clubs available to AHENC clubs. # members: Approximately 25 club locations participating Dues: Monthly dues based on number of entertainers in club per shift. David Baucom came up with idea to tie dues to average number of dancers on a weekly bases. This allows all clubs to have a vested interest while keeping contributions fair. $1/danc- er/day per month. Successes: COAST trainings. Pleased with COAST presentation and meeting in Charlotte in Jan 16, second in Greensboro in Feb 16. Planning to reach out to eastern most clubs in 2017 with COAST. Upcoming Challenges: We face the same challenges that most clubs face, yet many clubs leave it up to a few leaders to carry the bulk of the organization. It is important for all club operators to have a seat at the table and get involved in the process. This keeps communication flowing and is a benefit to all participants. EXPO: Owners and club personnel from the MAL Entertainment club chain; Club Onyx in Charlotte; The Men's Club in Raleigh; the Treasure Club in Greensboro and Asheville; Gentlemen's Playground in Rocky Mount; Headlights in Elizabeth City; Capital Cabaret in Morrisville; Pure Gold in Aberdeen and Cary; "Just as a club needs the support of its patrons to see advancement, so too does a state chapter. You get out of your state chapter what you put into it, and it's only as powerful as the people who make a choice to lead it. — Cherie Lee Williams, Executive Director, ACE of Nevada

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