We are a loyal group of professionally minded individuals that enjoy a good cigar, good drinks, good food, good conversation, good business connections and serving the community.
What is Westside’s Purpose/Mission?
Our objective is to educate, promote and enjoy the products and lifestyle of the cigar industry. We advocate and support our community by raising funds, promoting events and standing up for those that are in need. We maximize these efforts by collaborating our internal network of business professionals and the resources needed to achieve these goals. #thewestsideway LOVE, HONOR, RESPECT, INTEGRITY and LOYALTY
What is the benefit of being a WS Club Member?
Strong National support system.
Personal Business Network Community
Community Volunteer Programs
Discount Westside Merchandise
Discounted Lounge products
Private Events Calendar
Group Discounts at Major Cigar Events
Is there an application fee?
No, Not currently
What happens after my application is submitted?
You will be emailed and/or called by either Lucresha Cunningham or Jay Tenowith a formal introduction, next steps and question and answer session.
Am I a member of Westside once I submit the application?
No, there is a process to become a member.
Will I have to go through an interview process?
Yes. We want to make sure that we are a perfect fit for each other.
Who makes the decision regarding membership?
The board of directors will make the final decision.
Is there a probationary period?
Yes, up to 90 days. However,the period can be bypassed if you’ve been a frequent collaborator of WS
Is there something I need to do?
Yes, be you, participate, engage, enjoy and contribute to the environment.
What are the expectations after becoming a WS member?
Always abide by the Code of Conduct and By-Laws
Always represent yourself, Westside and the Cigar Industry in a respectable way
Participate in events
Be vocal in meetings – we want to hear from you
Contribute to the team
Grow professionally, socially and personally
Give back with Time and other resources
Promote the Westside brand and the industry
Tell others about the movement – advocate membership
Are there dues?
Yes, dues will be explained prior to becoming a member
How often are Dues to be paid?
6 month and 12 months options. Month to Month is not an option.
What is done with the money that is paid for dues?
This money is used to support the business services necessary to promote, travel, entertain, and support the growth of our team.
Are there penalties/late fees involved if I am not able to pay my dues?
Yes, there is a penalty for paying late.
Will it be viewed as a negative if I am not able to attend all events?
No, we’d just like to see you more times than not.
What is the process for terminating membership?
If you violate and continue to violate any of the Rules stated in the Code of Conduct and/or By-Laws, Westside will take the necessary steps to remedy the violation(s) in a fair and respectable way with efforts to protect the brand and the members of Westside.
What if I am asked to leave? Will the money that I have paid be refunded to me?
There are no refunds on memberships
Will I be required to purchase a t-shirt for each event that is hosted by or with WS?
No, occasionally we (Westside Board of Directors) vote to wear a specific item and you will be encouraged and informed on the decision and suggestions for that event.
Are significant others and/or spouses automatically granted membership?
No, each person desiring membership will be required to go through the application process at this time.
How often do WSS meet up?
As often as possible. The internal calendar will provide the specifics.
How will I know where WSS will be?
Login to the website and check the calendar or group chat board
Can I be part of other cigar groups or clubs?
Yes, in reference to social media Cigar Groups, NO, to cigar clubs. We’d like to have your full and undivided dedication to OUR movement.
Do I have to be a member of a cigar lounge?
No, however, we do encourage multiple lounge memberships if possible
Do I need to live in Houston to be a member?
No, we are an International Club
Are suggestions and ideas welcomed?
Yes, we have an open-door policy.
How would I submit my ideas/suggestions?
Contact us at 346-800-3908 or email Home@wesmokecigars.com or talk to a board member or simply express yourself on the chat board.
Are there opportunities to travel, out of state/out of the country?
Yes, we love to travel so bring on the suggestions
What types of business opportunities are there currently?
Our goal is to grow and want to ensure to have the best people in place to succeed. If you feel that you have something to bring to the table, please express yourself to a board member. PLEASE DO!!!!
What opportunities might there be in the future?
The opportunities are limitless. Show your worth, be creative and take advantage of resources within the club.
Is WS involved in community outreach?
Yes, the name of the program is called FromWestsidewithLuv
Does WS support any charitable causes? What are they?
Yes, we have a constantly growing list of causes that we support.