Jacksonville Florida's Oldest Business and Civic Organization 

  Founded in 1932

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 80, Issue 13,  March 25, 2012
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
Teacher for a Day
Membership Corner
Suns Baseball Social
2012 YAP Golf Classic
Fishing Trip
Sergeant at Arms
SBMC Upcoming Events

Spotlight Speakers
3/28 Steve Burnett
Prizes & Raffles 

The Hardage-Gidddens 

Dignity Memoral

Attendance Award


No winner last week


Woody Cooper Award
 Name drawn last week:

Tom Whicher 

Sponsored by: 

Tom Harris,
Promo Depot
50/50 Drawing
won by:

Joe Lemire


Nico Hogeveen



 Happy Birthday


Margie Seaman, 3/25

Shane Sheffield, 3/25

Justen Hovey, 3/26

Travis Moore, 3/27

Scott Schilbrack, 3/27

Belinda Mitchell, 3/28

Matt Romano, 3/31


Next Meeting

March 28, 2012

San Jose Country Club

7529 San Jose Blvd

Jacksonville, FL

Lunch Buffet 12:00

$20 Members

$25 for Guest 



Invite a Guest



3/28  Lara Aleman, The Players Championship 


Upcoming Programs:   

4/04  Ander Crenshaw, US Congressman - Florida's 4th District 

4/11  Jeff Bouchy, Jacksonville Sharks Arena Football

4/18  Peter Bragan, Jacksonville Suns Baseball

4/25  Jay Cann, YAP Golf Classic


We are having a great year in the area of our membership growth.  So far, we've welcomed 21 new members this year and five more new membership applications were submitted last week.  I appreciate everyone who has contributed to our success.  Today, I am happy to introduce you to our newest members who joined our Club in March and thank their sponsors for supporting our organization: 




Steve Chavoustie, Landrum

   Scott Schilbrack

Heather Gaston, Sage Payment Solutions

   A. J. Richwine

Dawn Sutherland, Certus Bank

   Toni Higgs

Chris Hawkins, Corner Bistro & Wine Bar

   Hank Duckworth

Rick Powell, Barefoot Marine Construction

   Hank Duckworth


Please welcome our new members to the Club and invite them to join one of our committees. We have a lot of fun activities coming up soon.

Have a great week and I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday.


Galina Schott,

2012 SBMC President


Would you like to make the difference in a middle school student's life? Do you want 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]


Each week we get the opportunity to not only gather and meet with our fellow members but also to meet with each other's friends, clients, relatives, vendors and even significant others. Please make an effort at upcoming meetings to meet another member's guest and ask how you can help them or their business.


Guests frequently become new members and are a steady supply of new energy and ideas but they are not the only way to help membership. We also need to assist our newer members and those who may be struggling to find their role to become more integrated. At the next meeting, help a member you do not already know to find a way to participate more, make a new connection or transact some business within the group. You will be helping us all. The more we help each other, the more we help our club, our city and ourselves.  


I hope to see you next Wednesday and if you bring guests, please feel free to introduce them to me. I look forward to meeting your friends and acquaintances and hopefully seeing them inducted as a new member soon.  


Scott Schilbrack,

2012 Membership Chair


You don't want to miss this fun event!  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 and online.  We only have a limited number of tickets so please get yours as soon as possible.  It is always a blast!  


Julie Clements,

2012 SBMC Tailgating Chair


TPC is May 7th to May 13th and Volunteer Sign Up is now in progress.  The SBMC provides volunteers to work the TPC food and beverage tent adjacent to the 18th landing spot. Our team members run cash registers, prepare and serve food and beverages throughout the week. This is an annual fundraising event for the Club and is always a fun way to get to know your fellow members. We have a need for volunteers every day. But of course the good times go first so don't delay.


A drawing for $100 CASH (2 winners) will be held the Wednesday following the tournament. Your name will be entered into the drawing once for every shift you work.

***Anyone working SUNDAY will have their name entered 2 TIMES***

You don't need to be a member to participate in this fun event. Recruit your family, employees, friends, etc. You will get a day pass to the event so you can enjoy the TPC when you aren't working your shift.


There will be a sign up notebook passed around all SBMC lunch meetings from now until the event. Please go on line to sign-up as a volunteer at  or contact the TPC Chairman, Steve De Sorbo at [email protected],  call 281-0511 ext 314 to let him know what days you are interested in signing up for.


Steve De Sorbo, 2012 TPC Chairperson

Michael Gullion, 2012 TPC Co-Chairperson


  YAP Logo 

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

 At the beautiful San Jose Country Club


Get THE ULTIMATE PACKAGE for only $750

(includes your foresome and a hole sponsorship)


This is a can't miss event! Not only do we have a great lunch, drinks all day, and a fab BBQ dinner, but you get the opportunity to help us raise funds for our scholarship fund. IT'S FOR THE KIDS!  

For more information, contact Jay Cann [email protected]


Please go to to register online. 


Let's go fishing!  SBMC has chartered the Mayport Princess Party Fishing Boat, with the infamous Captain George Strait, for June 30th, 2012.  Fishing tackle, rods & reels, bait, and helpful deckhands will be provided, as well as a box lunch from Honey Baked Hams, water, soft drinks, and beer!  All of this for only $80/person, but we only have 40 spots.  This event sold out in less than a week last year, so either pay online or bring your payment to next meeting!


Contact Jepp Walter with any questions via email: [email protected] or by phone at (904) 838-8400.  


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]. 



Teacher for a Day -- March 29, 2012 


Jacksonville Suns -- April 13, 2012


Meet-A-Member -- April 19, 2012

Duckworth Construction Company


TPC -- May 7 - 13, 2012


Jacksonville Beer Festival -- May 18, 2012


YAP Charity Golf Classic -- May 21, 2012


Jacksonville Jazz Festival -- May 25 - May 27, 2012


Fishing Trip -- June 30, 2012

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