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Every two months ED Publications reaches out to the officers and directors of existing statewide adult nightclub associations to get an update on their most recent activity, which is then published in the ED Club Bulletin Magazine. See the bimonthly statewide reports below.

Officers and directors of statewide associations are encouraged to call or email Caroline Ashe in the ED office at (727) 726-3592, caroline@EDpublications.com, with their latest news so we can post in the magazine and on this website.

 

Teamstate Reports

Arizona chapter gets political, Michigan clubs host Moving Targets

Editor’s note: We reached out to each active statewide chapter (as listed in the March 2016 issue of Club Bulletin) to get an update on their chapter’s latest activity, upcoming meetings and more. These are the states who responded with fresh updates.

Arizona (PPRA)

sonnys-aceThough the article in the Arizona Republic didn’t specifically refer to the statewide chapter in Arizona, the Public Policy Regulatory Alliance/PPRA (the organizing/lobbying chapter for Arizona’s adult nightclubs) held a unique political event at the Sonny’s Gentlemen’s Club in Chandler. The club is owned by the PPRA’s Executive Director, Rebecca DeVaney.

Billed as “Electile Dysfunction Meet the Candidates and the Pole-iticians,” the event included appearances by several candidates including Cara Trujillo, a Green Party candidate who is running for the House of Representatives; Scott Prior, Democratic Senate candidate in Legislative District 16; and Talia Fuentes, a Democrat who is running a long-shot bid for the 5th Congressional District.

TEAM STATE EXPO Panel Session: August, 2016

sw16 mon_0742Heads of statewide organizing and lobbying chapters, as well as ACE National, came together at EXPO 2016 to offer advice on how to start a statewide chapter if one doesn’t currently exist, how to improve your statewide chapter and explain exactly why it is so crucial to have a chapter in place.

Clearly, it’s much safer for a state’s adult clubs to proactively form a state association than to wait until they’re facing pending legislation. The Team State seminar focused on the how-tos of forming and running a state club association, what an association is and how an association can help its members.