Jacksonville Florida's Oldest Business and Civic Organization Founded in 1932

Celebrating its 80th Anniversary 

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 80, Issue 25, June 17, 2012 
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
Board Member Profile
Crump's Corner
Membership Corner
SBMC June Golf Outing
Coke Zero 400 at Daytona
Civic Affairs Committee
Sergeant at Arms
SBMC Upcoming Events

Spotlight Speakers:
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


No winner last week

Woody Cooper Award
Name drawn last week:
Jon May 
Sponsored by: 
Tom Harris,
Promo Depot
50/50 Drawing
won by:

Steve Johnston 


Diane Haney


Next Meeting

June 20, 2012

San Jose Country Club

7529 San Jose Blvd

Jacksonville, FL

Lunch Buffet 12:00 pm

$20 Members

$25 for Guest 



Invite a Guest



6/20 Kevin Monahan - UNF Small Business Development Center 

Kevin Monahan is a Special Projects Director, Certified Business Analyst at Small Business Development Center at the University of North Florida  


Upcoming Programs:

6/27 Candidates for Florida Senate District 4:

Representative Mike Weinstein, former representative Aaron Bean and attorney Wyman Duggan


Since this newsletter is being published on Sunday, June 17th, the day of a celebration honoring fathers, I would like to start by saying Happy Father's Day to all the fathers in our Club.  Did you know that Father's Day has been an official national holiday for only the past 40 years?


Father's Day was founded in 1910 by Sonora Dodd.  Its first celebration was in Spokane, Washington on June 19, 1910.  Her father, the Civil War veteran William Smart, was a single parent who raised his six children.  After hearing a sermon about Jarvis' Mother's Day in 1909, Sonora told her pastor that fathers should have a similar holiday honoring them.  Although she initially suggested June 5, her father's birthday, the pastors didn't have enough time to prepare their sermons, and the celebration was deferred to the third Sunday of June. 


This holiday did not have much success initially.  A bill to accord national recognition of the holiday was introduced in Congress in 1913.  In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson went to Spokane to speak in a Father's Day celebration and wanted to make it official, but Congress resisted, fearing that it would become commercialized.  In 1924, US President Calvin Coolidge recommended that the day be observed by the nation, but stopped short of issuing a national proclamation.  Two earlier attempts to formally recognize the holiday had been defeated by Congress.


In 1957, Maine Senator Margaret Smith wrote a proposal accusing Congress of ignoring fathers for 40 years while honoring mothers, thus "singling out just one of two parents".  In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers, designating the third Sunday in June as Father's Day.  Six years later, the day was made a permanent national holiday when President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972. 


Quote of the week: " Father taught us that opportunity and responsibility go hand in hand. I think we all act on that principle; on the basic human impulse that makes a man want to make the best of what's in him and what's been given him". ~ Laurence Rockefeller 


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


Galina Schott,   

2012 SBMC President 

2012 SBMC Board Member Profile - Julie Clements

Things you may or may not know about our Board Member, Julie Clements:

  • Born and raised in the Big "O".
  • Co-Captain of the Conway Falcons cheerleading squad. My nickname was "toes".
  • Went to Boone High School in Orlando with Hank Duckworth. Michael Gullion also went to Boone but he is much younger!

    Also, Cathy Curtis's dad taught English when I was at Boone.

  • Lived in Wauchula, FL during 11th grade year.

  • Went to the Junior Olympics twice for swimming. When I was 8 yrs. old my sister(7) and I competed for the #1 spot in the state.
  • My first job was a cucumber quality control clerk in Wauchula, FL.
  • I got in my 30+ year career in wire, cable and connectivity after I was fired from a bank.
  • My 50th birthday is right around the corner.
  • My dog, Chloe, has a stuffed puppy that everyone thinks is real.
  • I married the same man twice.
  • My last trip to New Orleans was so good that my Mom ended up in an ambulance to the ER.   I had to ride in the front seat. (If you ever meet my Mom, please don't bring this up!)
  • I have two sons. Clay (21) who just landed an awesome job and Craig (19) who is a skateboard sponsored champ.
  • I have been voted the COOLEST mom of all time on several occasions.

On February 19th 1934 at the Southside Business Men's Club meeting, Jacksonville Beach Mayor W. E. Montgomery, the guest speaker, opposed building a boulevard that would go to close to Mineral City but said he would support a road built on the FEC right-of-way. The idea of a new road had been broached and, at a November meeting, the delegation of Ben McCormick, Gene Zapf, and W. E. Montgomery held further discussions.


In 1945 the Club secured the old East Coast Railway right of way from Southside to the beaches for the construction of Beach Blvd. Which at the time it was built was a model, state of the art highway.


Crump Kirby,

Your Historian


In networking clubs it is easy to make the mistake of thinking that other members who overlap or directly duplicate your business' service or product will lessen your opportunity to receive referrals. Although it is counterintuitive, nothing could be more wrong. Clubs that become especially heavy in an industry, like finance, construction or automobile related services, don't see a drop in production by members in those fields, they see the opposite. Clubs that establish a focus in an industry become a hotbed of activity within that industry and those that are closely related.


As an easy example, more auto dealers generate more opportunities for auto service centers, body shops, bankers and even insurance agents. In turn, more of those related businesses will be drawn into our club which will increase the opportunities for the auto dealers. Businesses that are the closest to yours will have the most opportunities to refer to you. Having a few trusted referral partners that can help out with prospects that are not a perfect fit for your business is a value-added service that benefits your clients, your friends and your bottom line.


Scott Schilbrack,

2012 SBMC Membership Chair


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 Clements at [email protected].  We have 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 under upcoming events.


A few weeks ago, 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.


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]. 


Golf Outing -- June 22, 2012


Fishing Trip -- June 30, 2012


Daytona International Speedway Coke Zero 400 - July 7, 2012

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