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The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 79, Issue 45 ,  Nov. 13, 2011
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Programs
President's Message
YAP Cookout
Car Show
Holiday Gala
Sgt. at Arms
Upcoming Evenets
Quick Links

Spotlight Speakers
11/16  Jeff Cramer
11/30 Terry Rich
12/07  Chuck Houck
12/14  Margie Seaman
12/21  Axel Von Lowenclau
Prizes & Raffles 



Dignity Memoral

Attendance Award


No winner last week

Woody Cooper Award
Name drawn last week:

 Eric Ramshaw

 Sponsored by:
Fred Harford,  
Advanced Copy Service, Inc. 
Tom Harris,
Promo Depot
50/50 Drawing
won by:

Steve DeSorbo 


Bob Ascher



Happy Birthday!!

Bryan Pope, 11/19

Jeff Prediletto, 11/19

Jason Porter, 11/20

Rita Story, 11/20

Becky Schaeffer, 11/21

Elmo Busby, 11/22

Jessica Smith, 11/26


Next Meeting
November 16, 2011
San Jose Country Club
7529 San Jose Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL
Lunch Buffet  12:00
$20 Members
$25 for Guest 

Invite A Guest!!


11/16    Police & Firefighter Appreciation 


Upcoming Programs: 

11/23    Sandy Myers, Fashion Show

            Tom Whicher, Wine Tasting

11/30    Craig Smith, Alhambra

12/7      Mark Middlebrook, River Alliance

12/21    W. C. Gentry, Duval County Public Schools

12.28     No SBMC Meeting


This has been one of the busiest weeks of the year.  My thanks to all who volunteered at the Fair helping us raise money for the children's shopping spree.  I also want to thank all who helped build our Veteran's Day parade float and those who participated in the parade.  I believe it is the best one yet!


SALUTE, our Veteran's Day tribute and picnic at Metropolitan Park was carried out beautifully.  The music, weather and refreshments could not have been better.  As always our SBMC family is there when needed and we had plenty of volunteers.  I would like to thank everyone who helped make this day a success and especially Gene Maszy for his vision,  planning and execution of this world class inaugural event.  Of course none of it would have been possible without our sponsors both corporate and VIP; THANK YOU!


This week we say thank you to the men and women who protect our streets, property and lives.  Please plan to be at this week's meeting as we honor our police and firefighters.


See you Wednesday,



Our cookout will be held at Pine Forest Elementary School.  Join us for good food and fun!  If you have any questions or can assist in assembling and serving the meal contact Mark Bergan at [email protected].

The SBMC Car & Bike Show has been rescheduled to Saturday, November 19th.  It will be graciously hosted by Hooters on Southside Boulevard, in front of the Tinseltown Theatre, about � way between Beach Blvd and Butler Blvd. 


If you'd like to put a nice car or bike in the show, classic, current or futuristic, it only costs $20!  If you'd like to present your company or products with your own booth, that only costs $25!  We also have sponsorships available for even MORE exposure, for $250!  All interested parties need to contact Justine Spells from Hooters as soon as possible at [email protected]  or catch up with her at our next meeting!


Saturday evening, December 10th, 2011
The University Club, Riverplace Tower, 27th floor
Tickets are $60 and on sale now. Join us for an elegant evening of dinner, dancing, and great Holiday fun.
Open Bar provided by Hilary Carpenter, Jacksonville Home and Patio Show


The Crown Plaza has offered us a discount room rate of only $89. Please reference the SBMC when you call to make your reservation.
Additional Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Patrick Heatherington at
[email protected] for more information.


Our next Meet-A-Member Networking event will be held at Health Point Jacksonville on December 1st. Tickets are $5 and will be on sale soon. Mark your calendars!


In order for us and San Jose Country Club to properly prepare for each week's meeting we need you to RSVP and let us know if you will be eating or not.  This will ensure that San Jose has proper seating and enough food.  RSVP to [email protected].


Also, if you feel called to lead our meeting in the Invocation or the Pledge of Allegiance, please email th[email protected]


Events coming up in the near future.  Details will be here in the newsletter, on the website and of course announced at the weekly meetings.  If you have an interest in being a part of any of these programs please let me know or contact the person listed.  


YAP Cookout

November 17, 2011

Pine Forest Elementary School

Mark Bergan at [email protected]


Car Show

November 19th

Justine Spells at [email protected]



December 1, 2011

Health Pointe Jacksonville

Julee Miller at [email protected]

Sandy Myers at [email protected]

Mary Cox at [email protected]


2011 Holiday Gala

December 10, 2011

The University Club

Patrick Heatherington at [email protected]

Sabrina Ebel at [email protected]




For questions and comments about the newsletter please e-mail [email protected]