open meeting (always the second Tuesday of each
month) was moderately
attended due to the holidays - 15 people put their
names on the
sign-in sheet. Early in 2003 there were months
when 15 attendees would
seem like quite a crowd. Now it's typical, or
even a little light.
That's called progress.
most significant developments and announcements
at this meeting were:
Formation of a Fundraising Committee including
one of the industry's
lights, Rick Kalles, and the hard working, reliable,
Jeannie of G-Spot.
Continued discussion between ACE leadership and
new OLCC director
Announcement of an Awards Committee, which we
expect will begin work soon on a planned December
2004 statewide Awards Gala.
A pledge by Ryan Thierry of Xcitement magazine
to run the ACE
each month, just as Exotic Magazine does.
formation of the Fundraising Committee is a significant
ACE. Like all membership organizations, ACE meets
exchange news, and keep the membership informed
and focused. But
all such organizations, it's the committees that
get the real work
Fundraising Committee is chartered with organizing
fund-raising events to benefit ACE, hopefully
or February and continuing every month thereafter.
It will also
taking charge of other fundraising efforts, such
as implementing the
Tax, and marketing and selling the beautiful "Bill
of Rights - Void
Prohibited" T-Shirts recently donated to ACE by
Randy Kaiser of
Cabaret - who also serves the industry as ACE
are all cautiously optimistic that a long and
unhappy chapter of poor
and mistrust will soon draw to a close. The recent
ACE will likely be formally invited to OLCC's
comes as very welcome news. The summit happens
after our Tuesday, January 13th ACE meeting -
so we won't have a
for you then, but we will be asking you for
your input on how ACE
be representing you and your club at that important
summit. If you
make the meeting, how will your voice be heard?
the concept of an annual Awards Gala is ACE
President Claude DaCorsi. Claude believes -
and your humble newsletter staff agree - that
an annual awards event serves several useful
functions. Most important
of these is, it focuses all our member organizations
on delivering a quality customer experience.
Sure, we all do that
anyway, but there's something sweet about being
recognized by your peers
that you are the best bartender, or best waiter/waitress,
or best security
staffer in Oregon's adult hospitality industry.
how much better will business be - and how much
better will the customer
experience be - at a club where the staff are
competing for prizes,
honors, and bragging rights? Can you say bigger
sure to thank your friends in the industry who
so generously support ACE,
the trade association that supports you.
officers are: Claude DaCorsi, President; Everett
Moore, Vice President;
Frank Faillace, Secretary; and Randy Kaiser,
Oregon ACE at firstname.lastname@example.org any time, with
meeting are always the second Tuesday of each
month: January 13, February
10, March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8, July
13, August 10, September
14, October 12, November 9, and December 14.
These meetings are open to all who work in the
adult entertainment and hospitality
work sessions are usually the Sunday following
the open meeting,
but may differ depending on the needs of the
committee members. These are for ACE members
MEETING FOR JANUARY
JANUARY 13, 4PM @ DANTE'S * 1 SW 3RD AVE. * DOWNTOWN
ACE OREGON MEETING IS ALWAYS THE 2ND TUESDAY OF
EACH MONTH )
meet our attorneys and get your questions answered
on legal situations BEFORE problems occur.
members should send a representative to each meeting.
COCKTAIL SOCIAL TO FOLLOW AT 5PM