Jacksonville Florida's Oldest Business and Civic Organization 

  Founded in 1932

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 80, Issue 18, April 29, 2012 
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
Jacksonville BeerFest
2012 YAP Golf Classic
Sergeant at Arms
SBMC Upcoming Events

Spotlight Speakers
5/2 Steve Goranson
5/9 Kimberly Clarke
5/16 Loretta Crescente
5/23 Charlie Sheppard
5/30 Ron Borom
Prizes & Raffles 

The Hardage-Gidddens 

Dignity Memoral

Attendance Award


No winner last week

Woody Cooper Award
 Name drawn ast
Joe Markley

Sponsored by: 

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

Gene Bushor


Steve DeSorbo



 Happy Birthday

Nico Hogeveen, 5/2

Carter Funk, 5/3

Chris Draughton, 5/5

Michael Gullion, 5/5

Next Meeting

May 2, 2012

San Jose Country Club

7529 San Jose Blvd

Jacksonville, FL

Lunch Buffet 12:00 pm

$20 Members

$25 for Guest 



Invite a Guest



5/02 - Representative Charles McBurney 


Upcoming Programs: 

5/09  Joie Chitwood, Daytona International Speedway

5/16  Ann Dugger, Justice Coalition

5/23  Bill Bishop, Jacksonville City Council

5/30  Matt Shrik, Public Defenders Office


The Southside Business Men's Club takes pride in volunteering at community events, so my message this week is about volunteering.  The month of May is a very busy but very rewarding month for our club. Three major fundraising events we've been preparing for are just around the corner:

  • The Players Championship, May 7-13th
  • Jacksonville Beer Festival, May 18th
  • YAP Charity Golf Classic, May 21st

Every spring we raise funds for our club and our club's charities. Because of the time constraints, I find this task both exciting and challenging and today, I'd like to express my gratitude to all our volunteers for their support and participation. To some of our members who have not had a chance to sign up for one of our events yet, I encourage you to do so.  It is not too late, it would take a few hours of your time but it would be so rewarding.  I promise you that you will have a great time and feel good about the end-results. Also, what a great opportunity to invite your friends and co-workers to introduce them to our club and make a difference in our community!


As volunteers, we're all a part of important and wonderful work.  When I think about what we do and how many lives we touch, it makes me very proud to be a part of such an incredible group of people. I appreciate you and I thank you for everything you do for our great organization.  


Quote of the week: "Volunteering can be an exciting, growing, enjoyable experience. It is truly gratifying to serve a cause, practice one's ideals, work with people, solve problems, see benefits, and know one had a hand in them." ~ Harriet Naylor  


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


Galina Schott,

2012 SBMC President


We have another fun contest to provide a bit of motivation to remind everyone to invite your friends and associates to come out to a meeting and see what the SBMC is all about. Julie Wesling, my co-chair of Membership, and I will be squaring off in a Ladies versus Gentlemen competition to see who can bring in the most new members during the months of May and June.


The competition begins this Wednesday, May 2nd. The winning team will be rewarded with a $250 happy hour at a local restaurant. Our Gentlemen club members are on Team Scott and our Lady club members are on Team Julie. Please join us for a friendly competition!


Scott Schilbrack, 2012 Membership Chair

Julie Wesling, 2012 Membership Co-Chair


-- TPC is only one week away

-- Kickoff Party will be May 5th from 1-4pm at Julie Clements house

-- The Day Captains will be sending information to all volunteers

-- Binder will go around one last time at the meeting and you can still sign up on the website at or contact me at [email protected].


Steve DeSorbo, 2012 TPC Chair

Michael Gullion, 2012 TPC Co-Chair


Beer Festival is a civic event created for the benefit of Southside Business Men's Club and recently added the Chamber of Commerce. The founder of this event is our SBMC member Mike White, the President of Client Focused Media.  This is a huge logistical accomplishment which heavily relies upon our SBMC labor volunteers to fulfill the needs to serve the 4500 to 5000 guest attendees. The labor assignments are divided into these following work groups which consists of 50 volunteers:

  1. Pre-party Setup crew (assist Vendors' display set ups and supplies).
  2. Security check in Crew (I.D. Verification)
  3. Glassware setup and hand-out Crew (4500 5oz glasses)
  4. Silent auction table attendants Crew (also solicit for table gift donations)
  5. Random floor assignment Crew (assisting vendors various tasks) 
  6. Signup sheets for each of the crews will be available at the meetings.  Also consider asking SBMC guests if they would like to experience the SBMC event, as well.  Please contact AJ Richwine alias (AJ PoorBeer) at 904-610-5599.



Presents the SBMC 17th Annual Charity Golf Classic

benefiting the Youth Achiever Program

Monday, May 21st, 2012

 San Jose Country Club




Steven Frisch - Certified Steak & Seafood Company - Corporate

Belinda Mitchell - Crystal Pool Service

Zach Sherman - Pet Guard, Inc.

Jay Cann, Jr. - Kwikprint Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Hank Duckworth - Duckworth Construction Company

George Richardson - Peninsular Pest Control

Bill Pipes - Breckenridge Business Consultants

Galina Schott - North Florida Financial Corporation

Mark Wilkinson - Wilkinson, Garrard and Clements

Bill Scaggs - Fifth Third Bank

John Divoli - Metro Diner

Jeff Spadafora - George A. Zellner Insurance Agency

Mike Asleton - Jacksonville Bank

Dave Pentel - Southside Dermotology

Steve DeSorbo - Coordinated Benefits Group

Charles McBurney - Attorney at Law

Angelo Volpe - Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network

Nico Hogeveen - GolfTEC

Rick Thompson - Corporate Investment International

Jim Carey - Edgcon Landscape Borders

Jepp Walter - Marlin Technology

David Grigaltchik - Attorney At Law

Charlie Sheppard - The Sheppard Company

Tom Harris - Promo Depot

Tom Gibson - Americare Home Health

Malcolm Bloom and Family

Mike Mason - One Stop Hauling

Jimmy Tullis - Tullis & Associates

Charlene Parker - Willow Salon

Dan Parker - Pinpoint Mobile Yacht Repair

Dick Sigler - Piner's Lock and Safe Co.

Chef Mike - ENZA's Italian Restaurant

Jim Croft - Jacksonville Assn. of Fire Fighters- Local-122

Nelson Cuba - F.O.P. - Fraternal Order Police - Lodge 5-30


If you'd like to be a Sponsor, play golf in our Tournament, or donate a silent auction item, please contact Jay Cann at

Visit our website 


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]. 


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 SOLD OUT

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