Jacksonville Florida's Oldest Business and Civic Organization 

  Founded in 1932

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 80, Issue 20, May 13, 2012 
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
Membership Corner
Jacksonville BeerFest
2012 YAP Golf Classic
Jacksonville Jazz Festival
Sharks Social
Golf Outing
Sergeant at Arms
SBMC Upcoming Events

Spotlight Speakers:
5/16 Loretta Crescente
5/23 Charlie Sheppard
5/30 Ron Borom
6/7 Jack Manilla
Prizes & Raffles 

The Hardage-Giddens 

Dignity Memorial

Attendance Award


No winner last week

Woody Cooper Award
Name drawn last week:
Lee Daniels 

Sponsored by: 

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

Arleigh Merrill


Barbara Buzby



 Happy Birthday

Brian Hynes, 5/19

Charlotte Zattau, 5/19

Next Meeting

May 16, 2012

San Jose Country Club

7529 San Jose Blvd

Jacksonville, FL

Lunch Buffet 12:00 pm

$20 Members

$25 for Guest 



Invite a Guest



5/16 Ann Dugger, Justice Coalition


Upcoming Programs:

5/23 Bill Bishop, Jacksonville City Council

5/30 Matt Shirk, Public Defender's Office

6/6   Mike Buresh, Hurricane Season

6/13 Candidate Carousel - Part 1

6/20 Kevin Monahan, UNF Small Business Development Center


Since this newsletter is being published on Sunday, May 13th, the day of a celebration honoring mothers, I would like to start by saying Happy Mothers' Day to all our Moms.  President Ronald Reagan said, "From our mothers, we first learn about values, caring, and the difference between right and wrong". 


My message this week is about giving and receiving.  We had an exciting week volunteering at TPC, working hard, having fun, and raising money for our Club. This Friday, we have another major fund-raising event - the 4th Annual Jax Craft and Import Beer Festival. I would like to thank Mike White with Client Focused Media for giving us the opportunity to participate in the Festival and raise thousands of dollars for the SBMC.  Thank you, Mike and thank you to all of you who will be volunteering at this fun event.  I look forward to seeing you at the Veterans Memorial Arena Friday night.


Some of you might think that we do too much in May - TPC, BeerFest, YAP Charity Golf Classic, and the Jax Jazz Festival.  I tend to agree with you; however, we don't have much control over scheduling of these events.  In addition, all four events are different and each event attracts different club members. The fact that we are one of the largest civic organizations in town with almost 350 members should also help us fulfill our commitments.  All it takes is your willingness to give your time and participate in one of our activities.


There are two types of people - givers and receivers.  It applies to your day-to-day personal life and it also applies to your social life with the SBMC.  I appreciate so many of you for giving your time, talents and financial support to our club. You keep telling me that in return you receive many benefits from the club.  I believe that giving is better than receiving because giving does start the receiving process. 


There is only one way to truly receive, to truly enrich yourself and enjoy prosperity and that is to first give.  It is just one of those universal laws, like the law of gravity and there is really no way around it.  If you went to college, you did not first seek proof of a job, but gave your time and money to enrich yourself so that you would be ready when a job came your way.  In the same way, you did not wait to be loved before loving, you gave your love and in return you were loved.  You gave your trust first and in return you were trusted. 


Quote of the week: "One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people." ~ Dick Gregory


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


Galina Schott,

2012 SBMC President

The Players Championship - May 7th - May 13th

My BIG THANK YOU to ALL our wonderful TPC volunteers!  

I would like to express my gratitude to the SBMC TPC Leadership team that worked very hard to make sure that our fund-raising event was a great success:


Chairman -- Steve DeSorbo

Co-Chair -- Michael Gullion

2nd Vice President -- Nancy Bennett 

Day Captains:

Monday - Harry Peltz and Edward Aretz

Tuesday - Jim and Dee Dee Carey

Wednesday - Julie Wesling and Jerry Rowe

Thursday - Bob McKenzie and Rene' Carter

Friday - Angie Tekin and Matt Romano

Saturday - Jepp and Mary Walter

Sunday - Nancy Bennett and Dee Dee Carey


I truly appreciate your hard work and dedication to our Club!



The SBMC first ever Ladies versus Gentlemen competition is off to a great start.  Both teams, Team Scott (Scott Schilbrack) and Team Julie (Julie Wesling), have already brought several new members in. The team that sponsors the most new members in May and June will be rewarded with a $250 happy hour at a local restaurant.  It's not too late to join one of the teams, so let's have some fun and help our club grow.  As a reminder, our New Member Orientation will be on Wednesday, May 16th at 11:30am at San Jose Country Club. 


Scott Schilbrack, 2012 Membership Chair

Julie Wesling, 2012 Membership Co-Chair


The 4th Annual Jacksonville Craft and Import Beer Festival is this Friday, May 18th from 6pm to 10pm and we are looking for volunteers. 

Please go on the SBMC website to sign-up

  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 (5oz glasses)
  4. Silent auction table attendants Crew
  5. Random floor assignment Crew (assisting vendors various tasks) 

Sign-up sheets for each of the crews will be available at the meeting.  Please contact AJ Richwine 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



Brent Brown - LATITUDE 30 - TITLE

Steven Frisch - Certified Steak & Seafood Company - Corporate

Belinda Mitchell - Crystal Pool Service

Zach Sherman - Pest Guard, Inc.

Crump Kirby - G.T. Leasing

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

Hank Duckworth - Duckworth Construction Company

Gene and Pat Bushor - Bushor's Tree Surgeons
AJ Richwine -
MarketPoint Associates

John Hamel - Hardage-Giddens Funeral Homes

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 Davoli - Metro Diner

Mike Aselton - Jacksonville Bank

Jeff Spadafora - George A. Zellner Insurance Agency

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 - Edgecon Landscape Borders

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

Dick Sigler - Piner's Lock and Safe Co.

Chef Mike - ENZA's Italian Restaurant

Jeff Moore - Office Environments and Services

Barbara Buzby - Watson Realty Corp. Commercial Real Estate 

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

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

In-Kind Sponsors:

Mike Dungey - Nimnicht Chevrolet - Hole-N-One Sponsor

Jepp Walter - Marlin Technology

Mike Hartley - The Hartley Press

Michael Gullion - Action Graphix 

Nancy & Steve Bennett - Living Image Photography Studio


If you would you like to be a sponsor, play golf, or donate a silent auction item, please contact Jay Cann at [email protected] or visit our website


We have a real treat for our members who are not going out of town Memorial Day. The Jacksonville Jazz Festival will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday and we have 2 beer/wine tents donated to us.  We need 3 people per tent per shift, so please sign up quickly because space is going fast.  The sign up book will be at the meeting and you can always go online to and click the volunteer link.  Come have fun, listen to some awesome music and help us finish our fund-raising season strong.


Back by popular demand: the Freedom Boat Club, Meet-A-Member will be on Thursday, June 14th, at the Julington Creek location; so set the date.  Last year, we had live music, food from Metro Diner, beverages, boat rides (and a chance to win a sunset cruise) as part of the fun.  If you were there, you know how much fun this is; if you haven't been, you don't want to miss it.   

As always, tickets are only $5, and will be on sale soon; see Mary Cox, Sandy Myers, or Lisa Almeida at the Wednesday meetings.


What's better than watching live football in June?...Watching it live, in an air-conditioned building.  SBMC is joining with the Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Council to see the current Arena Bowl Champion Jacksonville Sharks Arena Football team play the Philadelphia Soul on Saturday, June 16th.  We will be occupying one of the Suites at the Coliseum; cost will be $30 per person, and includes Hamburgers and Hot Dogs, sides and fixin's, and a variety of beverages. 


And what's better than watching football, in June, in air-conditioned comfort, in a suite with food and beverages?!...Halloween!  You read it right; it's Halloween-In-June night at the game.  Dress up in your favorite Halloween spent a lot of money on it back in October, now you can amortize it over another wearing.  We have a limited number of tickets, so secure your lot with Julie Clements, Michael Gullion, or Angie Tekin, as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.


Our next golf outing will be June 22nd, at Palencia, in St Johns County.  As this is an exclusive private course, the cost is $50/person which includes range balls; first tee is at 12:30pm.  The golf outings have been consistently selling out this year, so make your reservations with Julie Clements soon-only 5 spots left.  There will be no outing in May due to TPC and the SBMC YAP Golf Classic. 


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 Beer Festival -- May 18, 2012


YAP Charity Golf Classic -- May 21, 2012


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


Meet-A-Member -- June 14, 2012


Sharks Social -- June 16, 2012


Golf Outing -- June 22, 2012


Fishing Trip -- June 30, 2012 SOLD OUT


Daytona International Speedway Coke Zero 400 - July 7, 2012

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