Jacksonville Florida's Oldest Business and Civic Organization 

  Founded in 1932

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 80, Issue 7, Feb. 12,  2012
In This Issue
Meeting Location
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Messsage
2012 Spring YAP
Membership Corner
Tallahassee Trip
Sergeant at Arms
SBMC Upcoming Events

Spotlight Speakers
2/15  Mark Jackson
2/22  Gina Hengst
2/29  Chris Draughon
Prizes & Raffles 

The Hardage-Gidddens 

Dignity Memoral

Attendance Award


Winner last week

Thomas Hirsch

Woody Cooper Award
Name drawn last week:

 Tom Whicher 

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

A. J. Richwine


Steve Goranson



Happy Birthday

 Jim Cox, 2/12

June Johnston, 2/13

Gene Maszy, 2/13

Sandy Myers, 2/15

William Scaggs, 2/16

Don Flynn, 2/18

Jerry Rowe, 2/18

Ron Trace, 2/18

Next Meeting

February 15, 2012

San Jose Country Club

7529 San Jose Blvd

Jacksonville, FL

Lunch Buffet 12:00

$20 Members

$25 for Guest 


Invite a Guest



The Southside Business Men's Club meeting on February 15th will be held at San Jose Country Club.


2/15 Yvonne James,  

Northeast Florida Astronomical Society -- NEFAS


Upcoming Programs:  

2/22 Sam Froio, IRS

2/29 Chaplain Ron Camarda, Battle for Fallujah 204


At the beginning of this year, I was given a great opportunity to introduce myself to our club and to the entire Jacksonville community when our own Karen Mathis featured my profile in the Financial News and Daily Record.


I have decided to extend the same opportunity to the SBMC Officers and Board members by featuring them in our newsletter.  Starting next week, we will be introducing them here under a brand new section "SBMC 2012 Leadership Team".  Please check our newsletter next week and learn more about Jepp Walter, our 1st Vice President.


Now, I am happy to introduce you to our new members who have been approved by the SBMC Board last week and THANK their sponsors for supporting our membership growth:


New Member


John Dietzen, Wells Fargo Bank

Ramona Baldwin

Molly Haston, Junior Achievement

Rita Story

Penny Kievet, City Rescue Mission

Mike White

Joe Markley, First Florida Credit Union

P. Heatherington

Kellyn Roy, PrimePay of Florida, Inc.

Mark Wilkinson

Susan Shacka, LaMee Florist

Rose Jackson

Michael Stroupe, Comcast Business Class

Jon Hall

Steve Goranson, Action COACH

Hank Duckworth

Mark Holland, Dutch Built Construction, Inc

Hank Duckworth

Jeff Spadafora, George A. Zellner Company

Hank Duckworth



Please welcome our new members to the Club and encourage them to join one of our committees. 


Galina Schott,

2012 SBMC President


The New York Giants won the Super Bowl XLVI last Sunday.  How about our own Giants? -- Have you ever attended the Jacksonville Giants game?  If you answered "No", then you can't miss this great opportunity...

The Jacksonville Giants are in their final weeks of the season and the SBMC members are invited to be special guests of our local professional basketball team.  The Giants play the Panama City Dream on Saturday, February 18th at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Time: 6:00-8:30pm.  

What a great offer we have for our club members and their guests: a ticket valued at $40 can be purchased for $25. -- It will provide priority club seating, food and drink tickets.  In addition, the SBMC will be promoted and recognized during the game and halftime show.


To buy your ticket, please see Kimberly Clarke at the meeting or contact Mark Jackson at 610-0992 or [email protected].

2012 SPRING YAP - MARCH 14TH and 15TH

The SBMC Spring Youth Achiever's Program is upon us.  

Please mark your calendars:


SBMC Lunch date:   Wednesday, March 14, 2012

School Location Date: Thursday, March 15, 2012


I encourage you to become a sponsor of this event that will help Beauclerc Elementary School's Safety Patrol Program.


Your sponsorship provides the means to send the Safety Patrol children to Washington, D.C. and fund the SBMC scholarship program.  This year, we are offering something new for our sponsors.   For $125, each sponsor will receive the following: 

  • A specially designed lapel pin with the SBMC - YAP logo
  • Your name and logo published in the Buzz Magazine
  • Your name and logo published on the SBMC website for three months
  • Your name and logo displayed every week through March during the SBMC weekly meetings
  • A drawing for a special prize valued over $200
  • The satisfaction of supporting school children

If you would like to be a sponsor of this special event, please contact Stephen Johnston at 327-8864 or [email protected].  

As always, your support and help is greatly appreciated.


Stephen Johnston,

2012 Spring YAP Chair


I would like to welcome our new members and remind them to attend a New Member Orientation at the San Jose Country Club this coming week, February 15th, at 11am. After the Orientation you will be inducted into the club during our regular meeting. 


As an added incentive, we are offering some friendly competitions to draw new members -- at the end of February we will award $100 to the member bringing in the most guests during February; at the end of March we will award $150 to the member who has brought in the most new members for February and March combined.


Margie Seaman

2012 Membership Co-Chair


February 28 is the date of our 3rd annual Tallahassee Trip.  As with everything we do in the Club, this will be a very exciting and fun day.  You will have the opportunity to meet your legislators and get a behind-the-scenes view of the State Capital and other buildings and offices. 


We have chartered a very comfortable motor coach for the trip (with a bathroom).  The price of this great trip is only $75, which includes transportation, snacks and refreshments during the trip, and lunch. 

Bus seats are LIMITED, so don't miss out on this unique opportunity to visit the State Capital with your fellow SBMC members. 

For details and to make your reservations, please contact Harry Peltz at 742-6644 or e-mail at [email protected].


Thank you Hank Duckworth with Duckworth Construction Co. for being a beverage SPONSOR of this trip!


Harry Peltz,

2012 Tallahassee Trip Chair


In order for us and San Jose Country Club to properly prepare for the SBMC meeting, we ask you to RSVP and let us know if you intend to have lunch.  This will ensure that SJCC has proper seating and enough food for our group.  RSVP to [email protected].


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



Jacksonville Giants -- February 18, 2012


Golf Outing -- February 24, 2012 -- SOLD OUT


Daytona Trip -- February 26, 2012


Tallahassee Trip -- February 28, 2012


Meet-A-Member -- March 1, 2012


Spring YAP -- March 14 and 15, 2012 


Jacksonville Suns -- April 13, 2012.

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