Jacksonville Florida's Oldest Business and Civic Organization 

  Founded in 1932

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 80, Issue 9, Feb. 26, 2012
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
Chairman's Messsage
Spring YAP
Membership Corner
Teacher for a Day
Suns Baseball Social
YAP Charity Golf Classic
Sergeant at Arms
SBMC Upcoming Events

Spotlight Speakers
2/29  Chris Draughon
3/7 Nico Hogeveen
3/14 Ramona Baldwin
3/21 Andy Bruck
3/28 Steve Burnett
Prizes & Raffles 

The Hardage-Gidddens 

Dignity Memoral

Attendance Award


No winner last week


Woody Cooper Award
 Name drawn last week:

Edward Artez

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

Gene Bushor



 Happy Birthday


Rod Borom, 3/1

Hillary Carpenter, 3/2

Crump Kirby, 3/3

Frank Piper, 3/3 

Next Meeting

February 29, 2012

San Jose Country Club

7529 San Jose Blvd

Jacksonville, FL

Lunch Buffet 12:00

$20 Members

$25 for Guest 



Invite a Guest



2/29  Chaplain Ron Camarda, Battle for Fallujah 2004


Upcoming Programs:   

3/07  Eden Clark, Community in Schools

3/14  SBMC Youth Achiever Program

3/21  Victoria Register, Square Foot Gardening

3/28  The Players Championship, Lara Aleman


It is indeed my pleasure to welcome you to the 80th year of the Southside Business Men's Club.  Our club is rich in a history that includes a long standing tradition of service to our community.  Nearly every week, starting in 1932, we meet to hear interesting and relevant speakers, discuss topics of concern to us, the Southside and Jacksonville as a whole.  We seek out ways to become involved and to voice our collective opinion to our community and elected leaders.   Of course along the way we have some fun as we get to know our fellow members and discover ways to help each other in business.  You will find as I have, that this is the most social, political, charitable, civic minded business organization that exists anywhere.


This year we are truly fortunate to have as our President Galina Schott.  Galina is only our second woman President in the club's history.  I have had the pleasure of knowing Galina for several years personally and professionally as well as being a fellow Officer here and I assure you that our club is in very capable hands.  


We also have a strong group of Officers and a very dedicated Board of Governors all working for what is best for our Club.  Many organizations recently have seen declining memberships or have even had to fold.  We however are a vibrant growing organization made up of some of the very best people who are now some of my closest friends.  We host a number of charitable events as well as social, fun programs.    We have a number of events we count as part of our tradition such as the Youth Achiever Program,  a children's shopping spree during the holidays and honoring those who protect us, the men and women of our Sheriff's Office, Fire and Rescue Department and our Military.  We volunteer at The Players, we have a float in the Veteran's Day Parade we tailgate at sporting events and attend many as a group. The list goes on and grows each year as new ideas of things to do or where to be involved are brought up.


The strength of our club is our membership; YOU!  In order to experience and benefit from all that our club has to offer you need to be involved in it.  So whether your passion lies in business or charity, civic or social there is plenty here for you.  I encourage you to take full advantage of your membership for if you do I assure you that you will receive far more from it than you imagined possible.


With Galina as President and our dynamic team of Officers and Board members we will have a fun, exciting and rewarding year.  Please take some time to get to know them and ask how you can become involved. I am grateful to serve as our Club's Chairman for 2012.  If there is any way that I may assist you with your SBMC year please let me know.


Ken Dean,

2012 Chairman



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


We had a lot of visitors last week and there is one more meeting left in our 'bring your guests' contest. The member that brings in the most guests the month of February, will win $100!  We will award the prize at our meeting this Wednesday, February 29th.


Additionally, at the end of March, we will give away another $150 to the member that brings in the most new members for February and March. Please keep bringing your guests and talk about our club and its great networking opportunities. Thank you for supporting our club.


2012 SBMC Membership Chair,

Scott Schilbrack
Whether you're just beginning, or a scratch golfer, GolfTEC can help you with a swing evaluation followed with precision matched clubs and a personal fitting.  Join SBMC and Nico Hogeveen, for our next Meet-A- Member on March 8th at 4372 Southside Blvd, Ste 306 (Southside and Touchton). $5 tickets will be on sale at the Wednesday meeting; as always, there will be food, refreshments and a great time.  Please make plans to attend.

Do you want to make the difference in a middle school student's life? Would you like to be able to share the secrets to your personal success? (Or failure?)


Southside Middle School's seventh graders are eagerly awaiting your insight and wisdom.  Please sign up to be a teacher for the day on THURSDAY, MARCH 29TH. Training sessions and a meet-and-greet with the teachers will be available prior to the event.


For more information, or to volunteer, please contact: 

Annie Houghton 904-996-1000  [email protected] or

Rita Story 904-254-6866 [email protected]


Ah, the crack of the bat, the smell of hot dogs, and the taste of cold beer from the tap... 


SBMC invites you to another family friendly outing at the Jacksonville Suns Ballpark.  For our annual Suns game outing, we have booked the same SkyDeck #4, as last year for April 13th, 2012.  All-you-can-eat food is served from 6:30pm - 8:00pm and includes hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn, tea and lemonade, and all the fixin's.  Draft beer service is from 6:30-8pm.  As this will be on a Friday night, there will be fireworks after the game! 


Tickets are only $25/adults and $21/kids and will be on sale at our Wednesday meetings.  We only have a limited number of tickets so please get yours as soon as possible.  It is always a blast!  


Julie Clements,

2012 Tailgating Chair

[email protected]



 YAP Logo



Save-the-Date -- Monday, May 21, 2012 

San Jose Country Club 


$150 Per Person Includes: 

ALL Beverages - ALL Day Free 

Box Lunch from Tidbits 

BBQ Dinner & Fix'ns from Don Richards 

Fabulous Silent Auction Items


$25,000 Hole-In-One & More Prizes


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]. 



Tallahassee Trip -- February 28, 2012


Meet-A-Member -- March 8, 2012


Spring YAP -- March 14 and 15, 2012 


Teacher for a Day -- March 29, 2012 


Jacksonville Suns -- April 13, 2012.

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