NATIONAL VAPERS CLUB INC. CHANGES OWNERSHIP
October 1, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 1, 2014,
New York, New York: The Board of Directors of National Vapers Club Inc. and its former president and owner, Spike Babaian, announced that on September 30, 2014, Babaian has transferred all interest in National Vapers Club Inc. to the present board of directors and officers who have been assisting Babaian with the management of the organization for the past two years. “I am pleased that the current members of the board of directors will be responsible for the development of NVC during the next stage of its growth. The future of the organization cannot be in better hands.” Babaian has noted.
Chelle Schlake, Chairwoman of the Board and President of the organization further notes that “the board of directors and management of NVC looks forward to continuing its mission to support consumers of vaping products through funding research, education and advocacy on the local, state and federal levels. David Kapple serves as Vice President and Cheryl Richter as Financial Secretary. Well-loved vaping personality, “Malice Doll” serves as Secretary and Volunteer Coordinator.
Since 2009, NVC has presented Vapefest, a semi-annual educational convention for vapers which raises funds for e-cigarette research. The board announces it has scheduled upcoming Vapefest events for both spring and fall in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The spring events for Vapefest will be held at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas. The next Vapefest will be held Friday-Saturday, March 6 -7, 2015 The dates and location for the fall 2015 Vapefest will be announced shortly at Vapefest.com.
Funds for e-cigarette research raised via 2013-2014 Vapefest events are currently held in trust while the board reviews research grant proposals. The board wishes to note their appreciation of Ms. Babaian’s tireless work over the last few years of advancing the cause of vaping. “There are few in the vaping community who have contributed so greatly and have worked so diligently to help ensure vaping products are an accessible alternative to adult smokers,” said Ms. Richter, “and we thank her for her efforts.”
For further information please visit www.vapersclub.com or contact Chelle Schlake, President (firstname.lastname@example.org). To volunteer at the next Vapefest, please contact email@example.com. For more information about sponsorship opportunities and tickets to Vapefest, visit www.vapefest.com.
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About National Vapers Club: National Vapers Club is a volunteer organization founded in 2009 by vaping product consumers that raises funds for scientific research, provides education to anyone who wants to learn more about vaping products, and helps protect vapers’ rights by activism on the local, state and federal levels. The group presents Vapefest (vapefest.com) a semi-annual convention for vapers which is an educational, consumer/trade show. With funds raised from this and other grass-roots efforts, National Vapers Club funded the Indoor Vapor Air Quality Study (ivaqs.com) that determined the vapor emitted from these products did not present a risk for bystanders. In 2011, data was collected at Clarkson University’s Center for Air Resources Engineering & Science. Data was published in the peer reviewed journal, Inhalation Toxicology in October 2012. This data is now presented to legislatures and health departments in localities where vaping product bans have been proposed or passed.