Jacksonville Florida's Oldest Business

And Civic Organization...Founded in 1932

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 79, Issue 50 , Dec. 18, 2011
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Programs
President's Message
Vacant Board Seat
Gator Bowl Raffle Drawing
Daytona International Speedway
Sgt. at Arms
Upcoming Events
Quick Links

Spotlight Speakers
 12/21 Axel Von Lowenclau
Prizes & Raffles 



Dignity Memoral

Attendance Award


No winner last week

Woody Cooper Award
Name drawn last week:

 Jeff Volpe

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

Barbara Buzby 




Happy Birthday!!

Ron Mallett, 12/21

Gregory Driskell, 12/22

Howard Caplan, 12/28

Terry Akins, 12/29

Jonathan May, 12/29

Eric Horn, 12/30

Alvin Towns, Jr., 12/30

John Joyce, 12/31


Next Meeting
December 21, 2011
San Jose Country Club
7529 San Jose Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL
Lunch Buffet  12:00
$20 Members
$25 for Guest 

Invite A Guest!!


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


Upcoming Programs:

12/28  No SBMC Meeting

01/04  Award Ceremony and

          Installation of 2012 Officers and Board Members

01/11  New Year Predictions

01/25  Christie Seal, Reputation Management 


Saturday we held the Children's Shopping Spree helping 30 children have a Christmas that they certainly otherwise would not have enjoyed.  I am amazed each year as the children always shop for others first before thinking of themselves.  Thanks to Gene Maszy for chairing this event and to Tyrone Townsend who started this for our club all the back in the mid 1980's.  A very special thank you to Mark Manship and Axel von Loewenclau for bringing office chairs from their respective companies as well as everyone else who brought items for our door prize auction last week. Through their donations and your generosity we raised $ 602 last week alone for the shopping spree.  THANK YOU!


Tuesday night marks the start of the 8 day Festival of Lights known as Chanukah.  The word itself means dedication or rededication depending upon where I looked. The Festival celebrates the triumph of light over darkness; the recapturing and rededication of a Temple which had been desecrated by invaders.  Happy Chanukah to all!


Even though all of our days seem to have fewer hours in them this time of year I hope all of you will be able to attend our last meeting of the year which is this week.  We will not be meeting on December 28 and will start again at San Jose Country Club on January 4 which will be our annual awards ceremony and installation of new Officer's and Board members.

See you Wednesday,



At our meeting on December 14, 2011 Harry Peltz was elected to a two year term to fill the open Board seat. 

Congratulations Harry!


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. until 1 p.m.  Tickets cost of $5 each, or 3 tickets for $10, or even better, 7 tickets for $20. The drawing will be held at our meeting on December 21st.


Get your tickets from Amy Varela with Manikin Models.


We have a couple of opportunities for a social event at the Daytona 500 this coming February 2012. Email me at [email protected] if either of these offers interests you.


1)     Daytona Select - $315.00 per person. This is an awesome deal!!! Includes seats in the Sprint Tower, i.e. Daytona International Speedway Suites. All food and beverage is included and you will be hobnobbing with movie stars, music stars and the leaders of some of the biggest corporations in the world


2)  Dave and Buster's Daytona 500 Raceway - $175.00 per person. This includes transportation to and from the race, something a lot of members have asked me for on past Daytona trips. Details at the following link -



Gene Maszy 904.993.1105


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.  



Gator Bowl Raffle Drawing

December 21, 2011

Amy Varela at [email protected]


Daytona International Speedway

February 2012

Gene Maszy at [email protected]





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