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

Celebrating Our 80th Anniversary

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 80, Issue 32, August 5, 2012 
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
Membership Corner
SBMC Golf Outing
SBMC Car Show
Sergeant at Arms
SBMC Upcoming Events


Spotlight Speakers: 

August 8-Joan Rogers

August 15-Jimmy Johns

August 22-Cathy Curtis

August 29-Nancy Bennett





Happy Birthday:

  Zack Sherman, 8/05
Guy Cuddihee, 8/07
Arleigh Merrill, 8/11 



  Prizes & Raffles 


The Hardage-Giddens

Dignity Memorial 

Attendance Award 


No winner last week  






Woody Cooper Award

Sponsored by: 

Tom Harris,

Promo Depot


Name drawn last week   

Galina Schott





  Drawing won by:  

Ron Mallett
Heather Gaston



 Next Meeting

August 8, 2012



San Jose Country Club

7529 San Jose Blvd

Jacksonville, FL

Lunch Buffet 12:00 pm

$20 Members

$25 for Guest 


Invite a Guest 



8/8    Tera Meeks - Chief COG Waterfront Management


Upcoming Programs:

8/15   Rick DuCharme - First Coast No More Homeless Pets 

8/22   Military Appreciation Day  

8/29   Ron Sholes - Jacksonville Giants, ABA Basketball Team 


As many of you know, the SBMC Youth Achiever Program started in 1994 by past presidents Fred Harford and Gene Bushor. For many years, our Club has been raising money for a good cause and awarding scholarships to the brightest young people in our community. 


We had a special meeting last week and I'd like to thank Howard Caplan, the Chairman of our Scholarship committee and his entire team for selecting strong candidates to be awarded the YAP and the Pauline Smith Scholarships.  It was exciting to witness the results of our club's charitable work when Howard presented the Youth Achiever Program scholarships to the following recipients:

  • Justina Freeman - a new recipient of a $1,500 YAP scholarship, which she will use to attend JU.
  • Jasmin Tahirovic - a new recipient of a $1,500 YAP scholarship, which he will use to attend UF.
  • Paul Huang - a renewal (4th year) recipient of a $1,500 YAP scholarship, which he will use to continue attending UF.
  • Cheyanne Kaufmann - a renewal (2nd year) recipient of a $1,500 YAP scholarship, which she will use to continue attending FSCJ.

It is always a great meeting for us when Pauline Smith is our special guest.  She attended our meeting last week because Richard Marks was awarded the Pauline Smith Scholarship.  He expressed his gratitude for receiving a $2,000 scholarship and said that he will be using the money to continue attending UNF and for law school.


Congratulations to all the recipients and thank you again to the 2012 Scholarship Committee for their diligent work.

Quote of the week: "We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future." -  Franklin Roosevelt 


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


Galina Schott,  

2012 SBMC President 


Our club continues to grow not only in terms of membership but just as importantly in terms of reach and ability to impact the city we love. We are having one of our best years ever for growing our group and making a real difference to Jacksonville and its residents. Each week brings another opportunity to establish a business connection, make a new friend, or find a way to get involved and help out. Our last contest was a huge success and we are ready for our BIGGEST and BEST Membership Contest of the year.


We will be counting new members that joined the club from January of this year through this coming November to determine our winner.  A few ideas were thrown around for a Grand Prize but the incentive that made the most sense is the one we knew nobody would be re-gifting: CASH!  So, the member that brings in the most new members for this 11 month stretch of time will receive $1,000 dollars to use as they see fit. Good luck, and let's get the invitations going!  


Scott Schilbrack,

2012 SBMC Membership Chair 


Our August golf outing is Friday, August 17th, at Deerwood Country Club.  Cost is $55.00 plus tax and includes range balls.  12:00 PM SHOTGUN start.  We have room for 32 players.  Please reply to Julie Clements at [email protected] to reserve your spot.  


Julie Clements,

2012 SBMC Golf Outing Chair


Mark your calendars for September 29th and tell all your friends who love cars about the SBMC Car Show to be held in the Hooters at Tinseltown parking lot. $25 entry fee, prizes, raffles and fun.

Contact Desi Desiderio, [email protected] for more information. We are looking for silent auction items and raffle/door prizes that we will give recognition for on all our media.


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]. 


August 17th - Golf outing at Deerwood Country Club


September 13th - Meet-A-Member

Hosted by Annie Houghton, Fidelity Bank


September 29th - 2nd Annual Car Show

Hooters at Tinseltown parking lot


October 3rd - Fall YAP Luncheon

October 4th - YAP Cookout at Pine Forrest Elementary School


October 7th4th Annual Jaguars Social

4pm game against the Chicago Bears


October 31st - November 11th
Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair


November 12th

Veterans' Day Float 


November 15th - Meet-A-Member

Hosted by Sabrina Ebel, Florida Backyard


December 8th - Holiday Gala

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