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The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 79, Issue 48, Dec. 4, 2011
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Programs
President's Message
2012 Slate of Officers & Board Members
Holiday Gala
Children's Shopping Spree
Gator Bowl Raffle
Sergeant at Arms
Upcoming Events
Quick Links

Spotlight Speakers
12/07  Chuck Houck
12/14  Margie Seaman
12/21  Axel Von Lowenclau
12/28  No Meeting
Prizes & Raffles 



Dignity Memoral

Attendance Award


No winner last week

Woody Cooper Award
Name drawn last week:

Julee Miller


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

Eric Horn 


 Barbara Buzby


Happy Birthday!!

Greg Fite, 12/7

Fred Harford, 12/9

Justine Spells, 12/9

Robin Tuck, 12/9

John Martin, 12/10

Kimberly O'Steen, 12/11

Michael McCreary, 12/13

Susan Knight, 12/15

Dee Kirby, 12/16


Next Meeting
December 7,  2011
San Jose Country Club
7529 San Jose Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL
Lunch Buffet  12:00
$20 Members
$25 for Guest 

Invite A Guest!!


 Emily Retherford Lisska, Jacksonville Historical Society
Upcoming Programs: 

12/14    The Honorable Charles McBurney, Jr., Florida 2012 Session

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

12.28     No SBMC Meeting


"December 7, 1941, a date which will live on in infamy" as stated by President Franklin Roosevelt. December 7, 2011, a date will live on as part of the proud legacy of our club as we will be electing our second woman president in our club's 80 years. I hope everyone will be present at this week's meeting and become a part of history.


As we speak of elections I must let you know that an error was made during the process of nominating candidates from the floor to run for the Board seat which will become open after Wednesday's election. The short version is this; as per our By-laws "should a sitting Board member with an unexpired term be nominated to fill an office, an election for replacement may occur simultaneously. For this to occur the nominations from the floor must occur at the same time that we had nominations from the floor for the officer's and other open Board seats".  We failed to do this so as a result the 3 nominations from the floor from the soon to be vacated Board seat are voided.


This situation is easily correctable and will be handled as follows: Once the election this week' s complete and Patrick Heatherington becomes our Sergeant at Arms, we will have an open 2 year Board seat. As per our By-laws "the vacated Board seat shall be filled for the balance of the unexpired term by nomination and election at the next meeting following the officer's election". Based upon this, and to be sure that we are in compliance with our By-laws, on December 14 we will have nominations from the floor and an election to fill the then open Board seat.


I apologize that this error was made and if we have caused any confusion. Fortunately this is very easily corrected and we will be able to have everyone installed together during the January 4 meeting. Should you have any questions please contact me.


See you Wednesday.






The slate will be voted on by the general membership at the Southside Business Men's Club Annual Meeting on Wednesday,

December 7, 2011.  The nominees that will be voted on are printed in red letters.


2012 Slate of Officers and Board Members




President                                  Galina Schott

First Vice President                   Jepp Walter

Second Vice President               Nancy Bennett

Third Vice President                   Annie Houghton

Fourth Vice President                 Tim Howe

Treasurer                                   Mark Wilkinson

Sergeant at Arms                       Patrick Heatherington





Chairman of the Board (to be decided)


1 Year Term

Jim Cox

Michael Gullion

Crump Kirby

Rene' Carter


2 Year Term

Angie Tekin

Patrick Heatherington

John Hamel


3 Year Term

Steve Johnston

Julie Clements

A. J. Richwine




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.


The SBMC Children's Shopping Spree to benefit homeless families will be Saturday December 17 at 6am and will be done by 8am. We will be shopping at the Target on San Jose at I-295.


You will be escorting a child as they shop for Christmas. Each child will have a list for essentials as well fun stuff for themselves. We will have room for 30 people and families are welcome, we have a number of members that make this one of their holiday family traditions. To volunteer email Gene Maszy at [email protected].


Tickets are now on sale for the annual Gator Bowl Raffle.  What a deal!  You could win 6 VERY good seats to the game on January 2nd, along with 2 parking passes, and 6 passes to the incredible "Touchdown Party" where you can eat and drink all you want from
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.!  Ticket cost of $5 each, or 3 tickets for $10, or even better at 7 tickets for $20!


Get your tickets from Amy Varela with Manikin Models.


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.  


2011 Holiday Gala

December 10, 2011

The University Club

Patrick Heatherington at [email protected]

Sabrina Ebel at [email protected]


Children's Shopping Spree

December 17, 2011

Gene Maszy at [email protected]


Gator Bowl Raffle Drawing

December 21, 2011

Amy Varela at [email protected]



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