Jacksonville Florida's Oldest Business and Civic Organization 

  Founded in 1932

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 80, Issue 24, June 10, 2012 
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
SBMC Civic Affairs
President's Message
1932 in History
Membership Corner
Sharks Social
SBMC Golf Outing
Coke Zero 400 at Daytona
Sergeant at Arms
SBMC Upcoming Events

Spotlight Speakers: 
June 13 - Michael Haney

June 20 - David Grigaltchik

June 27 - Ken Dean 

July 4 - No Meeting

July 11 - Matt Romano

July 18 - Penny Kievet


Prizes & Raffles 

The Hardage-Giddens 

Dignity Memorial

Attendance Award

$100 winner

Patrick Heatherington

Woody Cooper Award
Sponsored by Tom Harris
Promo Depot
Name drawn last week:
Jack Williams
won by:

Jepp Walter 


Win Thomas


Next Meeting

June 13, 2012

San Jose Country Club

7529 San Jose Blvd

Jacksonville, FL

Lunch Buffet 12:00 pm

$20 Members

$25 for Guest 



Invite a Guest 


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

Candidates for School Board District 3 are invited to participate:

Andrew Cordek

Suzanne Jenkins

Jack Daniels

Ashley Smith Juarez


Upcoming Programs:

6/20 Kevin Monahan - UNF Business Development Center

6/27 Candidates for Florida Senate District 4


At the SBMC meeting on May 23rd, Council President-Designate Bill Bishop brought us up to speed on the "State of the City" from his perspective. At that same meeting a flyer was passed around where Bill was looking for feedback from SBMC members asking:

  • What can/should the city do to improve the ease of conducting business in Jacksonville?
  • What problems are hindering YOUR ability to do business that can be impacted at the City Council Level?

If you missed that meeting, we encourage you to participate and respond.  Please email us at [email protected] to ensure your voice is heard. We appreciate your participation.


Recently I had the pleasure of taking part in a beautiful wedding ceremony and as the bride and groom lit that special candle with two smaller candles, I was reminded of the saying "A candle loses none of its light by lighting another candle." --  Meaning that we lose nothing by giving to another person, especially the three things we crave most: Freedom, Happiness, and Love.


I missed the SBMC meeting last week because of my eye surgery and my week seemed incomplete...  Every week, I look forward to our meeting Wednesday afternoon. --  I love to feel the positive energy in the room and see our club's growth this year.  It also makes me happy to see the collaboration among our members, the growing support and friendship we offer one another.  I hope many of you share similar feelings about our great organization.


I would like to thank our 1st Vice President Jepp Walter for running the SBMC meeting last Wednesday.  I would also like to express my appreciation to all of you who sent the kind words for a speedy recovery. Thank you all and I look forward to seeing you Wednesday.


Quote of the week: "We make a living by what we get.  We make a life by what we give."  - Winston Churchill  


Galina Schott,  

2012 SBMC President 

Year 1932 in History by Angie Tekin

Taking you back in the year 1932 the cost:

    of a new home.......$6,510.00

    average monthly rent ...... $18.00

    average annual income.....$1,650.00

    average new car.......$610.00

    gallon of gas......$.10

    loaf of bread.... $.07

    lb of hamburger....$.10


Memorable events:

    the 10th Olympic Games opened in Los Angeles

    New York Radio City Music Hall opened

    Charles Lindbergh's son was kidnapped

    Amelia Earhart became the first woman to make a solo air crossing

    over the Atlantic Ocean


and the SOUTHSIDE BUSINESS MEN'S CLUB was born -- 

Happy Birthday SBMC!


Summer is usually a slow time for business and business-oriented clubs will typically have less non-social activity as well. As it should be since Summer is a time for extra bonding and relaxation with our families and friends. But as we enjoy our summer activities and vacations, let's keep in mind some of the things we are accomplishing in the SBMC civically and professionally. Let's be on the look-out for other acquaintances that would be a good fit for our club and invite them along to a meeting.


Summer can be a time to recharge our batteries but also to recharge our membership and swell our ranks with competent professionals and business owners that share our love for Jacksonville. This Summer is a great opportunity to get to know your fellow club members a little better. One of the best ways to make new friends has always been to bring along an old friend. Bringing a family member that might have a little more availability during summer is a great idea too.

This Summer, we look forward to meeting your guests!


Scott Schilbrack,

2012 SBMC Membership Chair


The Freedom Boat Club, Meet-A-Member will be this 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.  Tickets are only $5, and will be on sale this week; see Mary Cox, Sandy Myers, or Lisa Almeida at the Wednesday meeting.


Saturday, June 16th, is our annual Shark's Game!  We will be partnered with the Downtown Council of the Chamber of Commerce, and both sides have 40 tickets available. The cost is $30, and includes a very good seat and our own private party patio, with Hamburgers, Hotdogs, side items, soft drinks, water, and 2 beers each! Additionally, we will have our own private cash bar! So, no walking down the hall and waiting in line. Lots of networking opportunities with both organizations partnering on this event, so bring your business cards, and prepare for a VERY good time! Kids are welcome too. The tickets will be available for pickup at our meeting on June 13th. Anyone not able to pick up their ticket then will have to go to the Will Call window at the arena to pick up your tickets. Buy your tickets on line:

For more information, please call Chairwoman Julie Clements at 904-607-0211, or email her at [email protected]


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 TWO 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


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],

Register at


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 


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]