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 40, September 30, 2012
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
Membership Corner
Carnival Cruise Raffle
Fall YAP
Jaguars Social
Veteran's Day Float
Sergeant at Arms
SBMC Upcoming Events


Spotlight Speakers: 


October 3-

Erin Eiras   
October 10- 

Amy Huffman
October 17-  

Howard Caplan
October 24- 
Matt Geoghegan
 October 31-   
Angie Tekin 





Happy Birthday:

Jerry Cofield, 10/2
Charles Farhoud, 10/3
Lake Ray, III, 10/4
Frank Stone, 10/4

Mark Holland, 10/5  




    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

Mark Bergan 





   Drawing won by:  

Jepp Walter

Bob Ascher








 Next Meeting 

October 3, 2012 


San Jose Country Club

7529 San Jose Blvd

Jacksonville, FL

Lunch Buffet 12:00 pm

$20 Members

$25 for Guest 



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10/3   SBMC Fall Youth Achiever Program

Upcoming Programs:  

10/10  Octoberfest - Dae Naes
10/17  Blue Ridge Parkway - Tom Hardy

10/24  DCPS District 7 Candidates  

10/31  SBMC VIP Salute 


Last week, the SBMC was all about the cars - we had an informative car panel discussion at our regular meeting and the 2nd Annual SBMC Car Show on Saturday.  What a great event it was with 50 classic cars participating in our car show.  Congratulations to Desi Desiderio and his committee for organizing such a successful event!  Many thanks to all our Car Show sponsors and volunteers, especially to Mike Dungey with Nimnicht Chevrolet for being an event sponsor!


This week, the SBMC is all about our Youth Achiever Program. At our meeting this Wednesday, we will be honoring the Pine Forest Elementary School Safety Patrol students and the YAP cookout will be at the school on Thursday, October 4th. I would like to express my gratitude to our Fall YAP sponsors: 

Annie Houghton - Fidelity Bank

Mark Bergan - Bergan Telecom Analyst
Win Thomas - Van Dyk Mortgage

Dr Julee Miller - Health Pointe of Jacksonville

Irene Picca - Irene Picca CPA

Angelo Volpe - CVSN

Mark Jackson - Duckworth Construction

AJ Richwine - Coldwell Banker Commercial

Steve Goranson - ActionCOACH

Jeff Cramer - Cramer Law Center

Scott Schilbrack - Luten Insurance Agency

Howard Caplan - Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A

Don Flynn - Don Flynn Pictures

Kimberly Clarke - Kimberly Clarke Salon

Mary Fisher - Mary Fisher Design


Quote of the week: "Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision; the ability to direct individual accomplishment toward organizational objectives.  It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results." -- Andrew Carnegie


Galina Schott,

2012 SBMC President 


Like most things in life, what you get out of your SBMC membership will depend mostly on what you put in. Some members are content just to come to lunch occasionally and find a new friend or client every now and then. Other members will invest much more and develop a network of friends and business partners throughout the club.


No doubt, all of us would like to be able to do more for our club. But we have limits on the resources we can contribute - time, money, expertise, etc. One of the most valuable resources we need, you have an almost inexhaustible supply of. Probably the easiest and most valuable thing that any of us can do to benefit the club is to bring a guest along. Your guest will most likely enjoy our meeting and will appreciate your introduction to our club.  I look forward to meeting and getting to know more of your guests at upcoming meetings and introducing you to mine.

Scott Schilbrack

2012 SBMC Membership Chair


Our first raffle this year, a Carnival Cruise for 2 we acquired from our own Loretta Crescente of Carnival Cruise Lines, is almost over.  The certificate is good for 17 months and has no restrictions.  We will be selling tickets at the meeting or you can purchase them online at and click on the link on the homepage.  You will have the option of purchasing a single $10 ticket or the 3 for $25.


THE DRAWING IS THIS WEEK AT THE MEETING - DON'T MISS IT!  You do not have to be present to win. We will sell tickets up to 1:00pm and then pull the winning ticket at 1:30pm right before we adjourn.

FALL YAP -- OCTOBER 3rd and 4th

The Fall YAP is upon us! We will be honoring the Pine Forest Elementary School Safety Patrol students at our meeting this Wednesday, October 3rd.


The YAP COOKOUT will be held this THURSDAY, October 4th -

Pine Forest Elementary School  

3929 Grant Road

Jacksonville, FL 32207


Please sign up to volunteer. We have 2 shifts available:

Thursday from 1pm - 4pm (set up)

Thursday from 3pm - 6:30 pm (serve and break down)


Please contact [email protected]  or 904-654-6095 to volunteer or for more information.


All tickets to the Jacksonville Jaguars against the Chicago Bears game on Sunday, October 7th, are sold out.  Please see Julie Clements at the meeting this week to get your TICKETS and WRISTBANDS.


Tailgating starts at 1:00 PM, the game starts at 4:05 PM. The tailgating will be in the same place as last year at the fairgrounds near the Agricultural building. Look for the big white tent and a large smoker from Players Grille. If you can't find us, please call Julie at 607-0211.


If you are an SBMC member AND have season tickets, you can buy a wristband for $10 to come to the tailgating party. You will need to pay at the meeting on Wednesday so we can let Players Grille know how much extra food we will need. Great deal - party with SBMC members, food, drink and entertainment!


2012 Tailgating Team, 
Julie Clements, Michael Gullion and Angie Tekin 


We will be meeting every Tuesday starting at 5:30pm to build the SBMC Float for the Veteran's Day Parade.  Same location as last year: Sunnyland Roofing - 4115 University Blvd W, use the entrance under the overpass.  


BYOB, but ice and set ups will be available. Please join us this Tuesday, 10/2 and help us with this important project and enjoy dinner that will be provided by our President Galina Schott.  If you have questions or need directions, please call John Hamel at 887-6805 or e-mail him 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]. 


October 3rd - Fall YAP Luncheon

October 4th - YAP Cookout at Pine Forest Elementary School


October 7th4th Annual Jaguars Social SOLD OUT

4pm game against the Chicago Bears


October 31st - November 11th
Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair


November 10th - Salute

The Jacksonville Landing


November 12th

Veterans' Day Float 


November 15th - Meet-A-Member

Hosted by Sabrina Ebel, Florida Backyard


December 8th -

Holiday Gala and Celebration of the SBMC 80th Anniversary

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