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  Founded in 1932

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 80, Issue 21, May 20, 2012 
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
2012 YAP Golf Classic
2012 Beer Festival
Sharks Social
Golf Outing
Sergeant at Arms
SBMC Upcoming Events

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

The Hardage-Giddens 

Dignity Memorial

Attendance Award


No winner last week

Woody Cooper Award
Name drawn last week:
Joan Rogers


Sponsored by:

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

Steve DeSorbo


Barbara Buzby



Next Meeting

May 23, 2012

San Jose Country Club

7529 San Jose Blvd

Jacksonville, FL

Lunch Buffet 12:00 pm

$20 Members

$25 for Guest 



Invite a Guest



5/23 Bill Bishop -- Vice President, City Council, will present:

  • General state of the city
  • Status of city budget
  •  $58 million "hole"
  • Expected continuation of long term debt reduction efforts started in this budget (e.g. increase pay-go purchases for short term assets)
  • Status of the Jacksonville Economic Development Commission (JEDC) reorganization
  • Status of general city government reorganization  (Mayor's "Phase 2") 

Upcoming Programs:

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 Business Development Center


I am very excited about our 17th Annual Charity Golf Classic  Monday, May 21st on the beautiful greens of the San Jose Country Club.  


As many of you know, SBMC Charities Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization founded in 1980 to focus on the enhancement of youth in the Southside of Jacksonville.  Through the Charity Golf Classic we have been empowering our youth through the game of golf.  We are proud of our accomplishments as the SBMC Charities Fund account has recently passed a mark of $200,000.  Thank you to our golf tournament sponsors and players. -- Our success depends on your support.


Every year our tournament gets better and better.  I would like to thank our Charity Golf Classic Founder Crump Kirby, Chairman Jay Cann, Co-Chair Hank Duckworth, and their hard-working committee members - Annie Houghton, Cyndi Nunn, Don Flynn, Mark Jackson, Tim Howe, Jepp Walter, Rick Thompson and Dee Kirby for organizing such an exciting tournament this year.  I truly appreciate the committee's hard work and dedication to the success of one of our major fund-raising events.


Quote of the week: "Golf is like fishing and hunting. What counts is the companionship and fellowship of friends, not what you catch or shoot." - George Archer 


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


Galina Schott,  

2012 SBMC President



Presents the SBMC 17th Annual Charity Golf Classic

benefiting the Youth Achiever Program

Monday, May 21st, 2012

 San Jose Country Club



Brent Brown and Philip Alia - 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
Kimberly Clarke - Kimberly Clarke Salon

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 Dermatology

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.

Barbara Buzby - Watson Realty Corp. Commercial Real Estate 

Chef Mike - ENZA's Italian Restaurant

Jeff Moore - Office Environments and Services

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

4th Annual Jax Craft and Import Beer Festival

The 2012 Craft and Import Beer Festival promised to be better than last year and it was the best one to date.  Thank you Mike White with Client Focused Media for giving us the opportunity to raise thousands of dollars for our club and congratulations on the successful event!


The most impressive selection of American craft beers and imported beers from around the world were available to sample at the Jax Veterans Memorial Arena last Friday. 4500 attendances had a chance to taste over 300 beers from 45 different breweries. Several local restaurants were participating and serving up great food to pair with the wide selection of beer samples. It was a fun event and live music acts kept all participants entertained all night long...


My BIG THANK YOU to ALL our great BeerFest volunteers! 

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


Chairman - AJ Richwine

Co-Chair - Harry Peltz

Cheerleader - Angie Tekin

2nd Vice President -- Nancy Bennett 


I appreciate your hard work and dedication to our Club!



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 is Friday, June 22nd, at Palencia in St. Johns County.  As this is an exclusive private course, the cost is $50 plus tax which includes range balls.  Shotgun start at 1:00 PM.  The golf outings have been consistently selling out this year, so make your reservations with Julie Clement at [email protected] - only 4 spots left.  Also, if you would like to be added to the master golf list to receive the emails, please send Julie an email.


Julie Clements,

2012 Golf Outing 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]. 


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]