Jacksonville Florida's Oldest Business and Civic Organization 

  Founded in 1932

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 80, Issue 23, June 3, 2012 
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
Civic Affairs Committee
President's Message
SBMC Executive Secretary
Board Member Profile
Membership Corner
Sharks Social
Coke Zero 400 at Daytona
Sergeant at Arms
SBMC Upcoming Events

Spotlight Speakers:

June 6 - Jack Manilla

June 13 - Michael Haney

June 20 - David Grigaltchik

June 27 - Ken Dean 

July 4 - No Meeting

July 11 - Open

July 18 - Penny Kievet

Prizes & Raffles 

The Hardage-Giddens 

Dignity Memorial

Attendance Award


No winner last week

Woody Cooper Award
Name drawn last week:
Toula Wootan 

Sponsored by: 

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

Edward Aretz


Win Thomas


Next Meeting

June 6, 2012

San Jose Country Club

7529 San Jose Blvd

Jacksonville, FL

Lunch Buffet 12:00 pm

$20 Members

$25 for Guest 



Invite a Guest



6/6 -- Mike Buresh - Hurricane Season


Mike Buresh is currently the Chief Meteorologist on Action News at CBS47/FOX30. While in college, Mike chased storms and was employed by the National Weather Service. He graduated from Iowa State University. Shortly after graduating, he became a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist. 


Upcoming Programs:

6/13 Candidate Forum - Part 1 - School Board seats

6/20 Kevin Monahan - UNF Business Development Center

6/27 Candidates for Florida Senate District 4


The Civic Affairs Committee is actively bringing candidates to SBMC so that you can take part and influence this year's elections.  We have a series of upcoming candidate forums including candidates for the School Board on June 13, July 11, and July 25.  Several candidates are running for each of the three open School Board seats and each forum will present all the candidates for one of those three open seats.  While everyone remains focused on the economy and restoring job growth, education remains a critical issue of importance.  As City Council President Designate Bill Bishop explained to us recently, the School Board is independent from City Council.  Therefore, it is critically important that we have the very best leadership on the School Board to ensure a top quality education for our children that prepares them to enter the work force.  

Separately, on June 27, 2012, we will host the three candidates for Florida Senate District 4 which encompasses all of Nassau County and most of Duval County with the exception of the urban core.  Representative Mike Weinstein, former representative Aaron Bean and attorney Wyman Duggan have all confirmed their attendance for this event.  We encourage your attendance and participation in each of our candidate forums.  If you have questions for the candidates, please forward those to Civic Affairs Co-Chair Paul M. Renner at [email protected] in advance of the event so that we can incorporate your questions.


The 17th Annual Latitude 30 Youth Achiever Program Charity Golf Classic presented by the Southside Business Men's Club was a tremendous success.  My big THANKS and CONGRATULATIONS to the 2012 Golf Committee for having the BEST Golf Tournament in our Club's history!  Because of the committee's hard work, support of our sponsors and players, we raised a record amount of $20,250 and the new high has been set...

I am overwhelmed with great Pride, Joy and Gratitude.  I appreciate everyone who contributed to our major fund-raising event this year and I would like to personally THANK our SPONSORS:


Brent Brown and Philip AliaLATITUDE 30 - TITLE

Steven Frisch - Certified Steak & Seafood Company - Corporate

Belinda Mitchell - Crystal Pool Service

Zach Sherman - Pest Guard, Inc.

Crump Kirby - GT Leasing

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

Hank Duckworth - Duckworth Construction Company

Galina Schott - North Florida Financial Corporation
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

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


Quote of the week: "Nothing is impossible to a willing heart."
       - John Heywood


Have a great week and I look forward to seeing you at the next SBMC meeting.


Galina Schott,  

2012 SBMC President 


It is with mixed emotions that I announce the retirement of our Club Secretary, Bobbye Salisbury.  She is leaving us to fully enjoy retirement which she so richly deserves; in that endeavor we wish her well.  Bobbye has served our Club for 5 years and her hard work is appreciated by all our members.  Fortunately, Bobbye has agreed to remain active in her role until a suitable replacement is found.  We have appointed a "search committee" (Angie Tekin, Jepp Walter and Mark Wilkinson) to identify prospective candidates, so if you have any recommendations or suggestions for this position, please send an email to Angie Tekin at [email protected].

Thank you all and again, we wish Bobbye the best.


2012 SBMC Board Member Profile - Angie Tekin

Things you always wanted to know about our Board Member, Angie Tekin but were afraid to ask:


- born NAS, Jacksonville

- father was a yankee from Hatfield, PA

- mother a multi-generation westsider

- military brat (first Navy and then Air Force)

- modeled lingerie on a local television station when she was 7 months  pregnant with first child

- involved in a head-on collision with an airplane while driving to West Palm Beach 

- bit by a raccoon and had rabies shots (Gainesville in the late 70's and that is all I can remember about that period of time)

- turned onto The Grateful Dead and The Florida Gators in 1973 -- and hasn't been the same since

- she IS a redneck and has hound dogs AND the shotgun to prove it

- her first husband is a long-time member in good standing of the SBMC - and liked by many

- been with her company (ok, basically the same company after 4 acquisitions) for 28 years

- afraid of falling, but has fell many, many times

- currently single and involved in serial dating


At last Wednesday's meeting we saw a show of hands from members who had either done business with guests of other members or had brought guests that did business with other members and almost everyone raised their hand. The same would have been true about guests participating in volunteer opportunities that benefit the club and all of us. Doing business and volunteering with one another is a beautiful thing but it pales in comparison to the potential of doing business with all the other contacts of all the other members. When you bring a guest, be sure that our members get a chance to meet them. Also, when you see someone else with guests, go out of your way to show them why we are not only the most prestigious civic club in Jacksonville but also the friendliest. I look forward to meeting many of your friends and seeing them sworn in as new members in the coming months.


Scott Schilbrack,

2012 SBMC Membership Chair


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 this week; see Mary Cox, Sandy Myers, or Lisa Almeida at the Wednesday meeting.


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.


Join the SBMC at the Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola perched above pit road in the infield. A day in the patios is a truly riveting experience. With a bird's eye view of the exit of pit road, the open-air Pit Road Patios will take your breath away.  Package Includes:

  • Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola Pit Road Patio for July 7th, 2012
  • Food, Unlimited Coke Products, Dasani Water, and Beer
  • Pre-Race Access with Sprint FANZONE pass (Weather and schedule permitting)
  • Largest Fireworks Show in the Southeast after checkered flag
  • $140 Per Person (A SAVINGS OF OVER $200)  

Tax Included. No Service Charges. For additional information, please contact Charlie Templeton at 386-681-6819 or email at [email protected].


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]. 


Meet-A-Member -- June 14, 2012


Sharks Social -- June 16, 2012


Golf Outing -- June 22, 2012 SOLD OUT


Fishing Trip -- June 30, 2012 SOLD OUT


Daytona International Speedway Coke Zero 400 - July 7, 2012

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