Jacksonville Florida's Oldest Business

And Civic Organization
Founded in 1932

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 80, Issue 2, January 8, 2012
In This Issue
President's Message
Guest Speaker/Programs
Directory Photos
Golf Outing
Daytonal International Speedway
Sgt. at Arms
Upcoming Events
Quick Links

Spotlight Speakers
1/11  Eva Moye'
1/18 Mark Bergan
1/25 Christina Dortch
Prizes & Raffles 



Dignity Memoral

Attendance Award


Winner last week:

Sabrina Ebel

Woody Cooper Award
Name drawn last week:

 Karen Mathis

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

 Bob McKenzie


Patrick Heatherington



Happy Birthday!

Cathy Curtis, 1/11

Annie Houghton, 1/12



Next Meeting
January 11, 2012
San Jose Country Club
7529 San Jose Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL
Lunch Buffet  12:00
$20 Members
$25 for Guest 

Invite A Guest!


Galina Newsletter 


Happy New Year!  Yes, 2012 is here. There is always something refreshing about the turning of the calendar to a New Year and a chance for a new beginning.   I'm honored and excited to begin a new year as your President.  It is a historical year for our Club as we celebrate our 80th Anniversary.


We had a very special meeting last week.  First, we thanked our Leadership team and Committee Chairs for the outstanding job they did last year.  I'd like to personally thank our Chairman John Hamel and the immediate Past President Ken Dean for their commitment and dedication to the Club.


Then, we installed our new Officers and Board members for 2012.  Some of our members probably noticed that I was overwhelmed with gratitude and pride as I was giving my acceptance speech in front of our Members, legendary Pauline Smith and our 1st female President Belinda Mitchell.  It was a truly humbling moment of the meeting!   If you missed it, here is your chance to learn more about it:

I'd like to thank our own Karen Mathis for being such a great member and supporter of our Club by featuring us in the Jacksonville Daily News. 


I am fortunate to have a strong Leadership team that is committed to serve our Club and our community.  We have many events and fun activities planned for our Members this year.  Please stay tuned and read our weekly Newsletter to learn about them. 


I have been deeply touched by the kind words of support and encouragement I've received from our Members.  I look forward to making 2012 one of the most memorable years our Club has ever had with YOUR help and participation.  I believe because of YOU, it's going to be a great year for the SBMC. 


Thank you!



1/11  New Year Predictions


Upcoming Programs:

1/25  Christie Seal, Reputation Management 


In honor of this year being our Club's 80th Anniversary, the 2012 Membership Directory will be a Commemorative Edition to honor this event.  Those of you advertising in the directory will also be displayed on our website, once you provide the necessary graphic file(s).


Nancy and Steve Bennett will take photographs at our meeting this Wednesday, both before and after the meeting.   You may provide a headshot from your own sources, realizing all photos will be subject to approval prior to the new directory going to print.


Please go to your profile on the SBMC website and make sure your profile is up-to-date and all information is correct.  The deadline for the profile changes is January 31, 2012.  Deadline for all advertising, graphics, art, and payments due is January 31, 2012.


Anyone interested in advertising in the directory, please contact Barbara Buzby @ 421-7425.



Our January golf outing will be played at The Champions Club - Julington Creek on Friday, January 27th.  The first tee time is 12:00.  Cost is $40.90 which includes range balls and a boxed lunch. 


RSVP to Julie Clements to reserve your spot at [email protected]


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 [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.  


Golf Outing

January 27, 2012

The Champions Club

Julie Clements 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]