The young history of our Ash Hole Cigar Club
In 2015, 13 friends and cigar smokers in Arizona, USA got together and decided to found a cigar smokers club.
Over the years, only 3 of those founding members stayed true to the idea. These, our “Founding Fathers” are Chico Edwards (COO), Dee Evans (CEO) and James Stone (CFO).
In 2019, the expansion and thus the founding of chapters was decided. This led to the separation of some members who did not want to support this decision. Dee Evans: “I had to leave the Nay Sayers behind and continue on with my dream. Ash Hole Cigar Club is going nationwide.”
In February 2019 the time had come. The first out-of-state chapter was formed in New England by newly appointed chapter president Al Dentremont.
With the formation of the first national chapter in New England, the Ash Hole Cigar Club entered a new era and left some of the naysayers and hopeless pessimists behind. The club was now geared towards expansion.
In March 2019, the current Senior Board Director of our Mother Chapter, Henry Veloza, founded the California Chapter.
The Tennesse/North Carolina chapters followed, and the first non-American chapter in Mexico in April 2019.
Internationality progressed rapidly with the founding of the French chapter in May 2019. Nicaragua, Belgium and the national American chapters in Texas, West Virginia and Ohio followed.
And in July 2019 it happened. La Toshia Burse, the current Senior Board Director of our Mother Chapter, became the first woman in the AHCC to take over as President the Texas Chapter in July 2019.
Illinois, Scotland, Canada, Kentucky, Florida and Colorado followed. This rapid development in 2019 made the AHCC the #1 Cigar Club 2019 in America.
In 2020, the start-ups continued at a rapid pace, both nationally and internationally.
On May 1st, 2021 our German chapter was founded. The mother chapter entrusted Joerg from Berlin with founding the chapter as president. One of the founding members is our Vice President Tim and our Captain Max.
Our first full member and at the same time the northernmost one came from Niebuel. Our numerous members are now spread all over Germany and the number is growing every day.