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 45, November 4, 2012
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
Membership Corner
Veteran's Day Float
Holiday Gala
Sergeant at Arms
SBMC Upcoming Events


Spotlight Speakers  

 November 7- 

Bruno Silva
November 14- 

Sandy Myers
November 21- 

Charles Armstrong
November 28- 

David Schwartz 





Happy Birthday:  

Silva Bruno, 11/1
Suzanne Jenkins, 11/1
Steve Chavoustie, 11/1
Rick Powell, 11/1
Eva Moye, 11/1
Michael Tudor, 11/1
A.J. Richwine, 11/2
Paul Miller, 11/3
Bryan Cowan, 11/4
Frank Wallmeyer, 11/4
Edward Rush, 11/5
C. Lee Daniel, 11/8
Bruce Kristol, 11/9




    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

Jason Porter




   Drawing won by:  

Gene Bushor
Dawn Sutherland








 Next Meeting 

November 7, 2012 


San Jose Country Club

7529 San Jose Blvd

Jacksonville, FL

Lunch Buffet 12:00 pm

$20 Members

$25 for Guest 



Invite a Guest  




















11/7    Post-Election Results Panel hosted by Paul Renner:

  • John Burr, Editor, Jacksonville Business Journal
  • Wayne Ezell, Editorial Writer, The Florida Times-Union and
  • Karen Brune Mathis, Managing Editor, Financial News & Daily Record
  • Melissa Ross, 89.9 FM WJCT First Coast Connect Producer/Host
  • Mark Spain, Co-Anchor, Action News
  • Roxy Tyler, News Anchor and Public Affairs Director, WOKV AM-690 and FM-106.5    
Upcoming Programs:  
11/14  Policeman and Fireman of the Year

11/21  SBMC Annual Wine Tasting, Tom Whicher

11/28  Jacksonville Community Council Inc. 


I hope all of you are ready to cast your Vote this Tuesday and work toward finishing 2012 on a positive note and in good spirits. 


In most life situations we can determine the kind of experience we are going to have by how we respond to them.  I recently re-read one of my all-time favorite books "How to Win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnegie.  This book was written in 1936 and it is a timeless classic that teaches people how to get along in both social and business environments and offers proven advice for having a balanced and successful life.  


Dale Carnegie was very successful in sales, public speaking and leadership; and he was famous for training others to be the same. The book focuses on how people interact and respond to one another and teaches them lessons in life that are not taught at any school.   Carnegie has studied famous people; such as, Lincoln, Roosevelt and Charles Schwab and has drawn from them the very essence of what made them legendary leaders of our time.


The book is divided into four sections: Handling People; Getting People to Like You; Getting People to Agree with You; and Being a Leader. Since most of our members deal in a business environment daily, I would like to share here Carnegie's Fundamental Techniques in Handling People:

  • Don't criticize, condemn or complain
  • Give honest and sincere appreciation
  • Arouse in the other person an eager want

Quote of the week: "You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world's happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation... Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime." - Dale Carnegie


Galina Schott,   

2012 SBMC President 


With Halloween behind us, we are now firmly in the "Holiday Season!" We have some festive activities coming up, so there's never been a better time to make the most of your membership, invite guests and encourage them to join. Remember, we have a contest running through the end of the year, with a cash prize of $1,000 to the member who brings in the most new members. New applications will be approved by the Board next Wednesday, November 14th. Get involved, bring a friend, and enjoy all the camaraderie, service and networking opportunities our club has to offer!


Julie Wesling,

2012 Membership Co-Chair


We will be meeting this Tuesday, 11/6 at 5:30pm to finish the SBMC Float for the Veteran's Day Parade.  This year, we've built a special float, proudly displaying the Club's 80-years of Service to our Community.  

Same location as last year: Sunnyland Roofing - 4115 University Blvd West, use the entrance under the overpass.  

If you have questions or need directions, please call John Hamel at 887-6805 or e-mail him at [email protected].

SALUTE - NOVEMBER 10th, Jacksonville Landing

Help us support the Veteran's Independence Program (VIP) and show your appreciation and gratitude for what our military family has sacrificed for all of us.  Visit our website at 

There are 2 ways to participate: 

Vendor Slot: $200 - Market your business to the military and veterans coming to the Landing and in so doing show your appreciation by giving away promotional items to the military members who are there with us. 

VIP Sponsor: $300 - Receive 10 tickets to the VIP celebration at the Landing. Beer and beverages will be complimentary all day with dinner also included, catering by Hooters. Cash bar for liquor and wine and some of the best local live bands playing all day. 

SBMC Special: $400 - Receive a vendor slot and VIP ticket package. 

Gene Maszy,

2012 Salute Chairman


Who?    Sabrina Ebel with Florida Backyard

What?   Our last Meet-A-Member in 2012

Where? 11770 Philips Highway, Jacksonville, FL 32256

When?  Thursday, November 15th from 5:30-7:30pm


Please join us for one of the most popular SBMC events, Meet-A-Member hosted by Sabrina Ebel with Florida Backyard. Come to have some great times and network with the SBMC members and guests on November 15th. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the weekly meetings. We appreciate Sabrina's generosity for donating the proceeds of the ticket sales to the SBMC Children's Christmas Shopping Spree.  

SBMC Holiday Gala and 80th Anniversary Celebration

 Pull out the dancing shoes and the party dress or suit!   

 It's time for our biggest event of the year --

The SBMC Holiday Gala and 80th Anniversary Celebration!

The event will take place on Saturday, December 8th at the Aetna Building - 841 Prudential Dr; plenty of free parking and easy access.


Our evening kicks off with cocktails and Hor d'oeuvres served against the backdrop of the sparkling St. Johns River at 6:30pm, with dinner catered by Anthony's at 8:00 pm. The band Cloud 9 will provide the musical treat for the evening and we can dance until midnight.


Tickets are only $60 per person which includes cocktails, open bar,

delicious buffet and dancing. Our beautiful destination will be a wonderful place to dress up and celebrate!  Please buy your tickets early at the meeting from Mark Wilkinson. VIVA la Holidays!  


We have also made arrangements through our club member, Shelly Simons, Hilton Garden Inn - Homewood Suites for an $89.00 room rate for the event. Please contact Shelly directly at 904-486-9945 or email [email protected]; mention SBMC for your special room rate. The hotel is conveniently located a few blocks from our event and would be a great place to conclude a perfect evening.

Thank you to our Bar Sponsors:

Jepp Walter of Marlin Technology

Nancy Bennett of Living Image Photography

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


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 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


November 16th - Golf Outing -- SOLD OUT

Queens Harbour


December 8th -

Holiday Gala and Celebration of the SBMC 80th Anniversary.


December 15th - Children's Christmas Shopping Spree

At the Target on San Jose Blvd near I-295

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