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 50, December  9, 2012
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
2013 Officers and Board of Governors
Membership Corner
Golf Outing
Children's Christmas Shopping Spree
Gator Bowl Raffle
Sergeant at Arms
SBMC Upcoming Events


Spotlight Speakers   

December 12-
John Hamel  

December 19-
Margie Seaman 




Happy Birthday:   

Robin Tuck, 12/9
Fred Hartford, Jr., 12/9

John Martin, 12/10
KC Padget, 12/11
Kimberly O'Steen, 12/11
Rich Hersey, 12/13
Susan Knight, 12/15



    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

Angelo Volpe 




   Drawing won by:  

Tom Harris
Bruce Fouraker











 Next Meeting 

December 12, 2012 


San Jose Country Club

7529 San Jose Blvd

Jacksonville, FL

Lunch Buffet 12:00 pm

$20 Members

$25 for Guest 



Invite a Guest  





12/12  Co-Work Jax, Paige Calvert & Elton Rivas 


Upcoming Programs:  

12/19  COJ, Bill Bishop

12/26  No SBMC Meeting


What a great and exciting week we had for the Southside Business Men's Club!  It started last Wednesday when we held our annual election.  Congratulations to our newly elected 2013 Officers and Members of the Board of Governors!  I am confident that under Jepp Walter's leadership as our President next year, our club will continue to grow and prosper.


Last night, over 160 people celebrated the SBMC's 80th Anniversary and a wonderful Holiday Season. What a fabulous party we had and I want to thank our Gala's Chairwoman Rene Cater and her hard-working team, including Angie Tekin and June Johnson, for providing us with a first class event.  I was happy to see that so many of our members were able to attend the Gala, share a joy of the Holidays with us, and celebrate our club's success!


The following Officers and Board of Governors were voted on at the annual meeting, Wednesday, December 5, 2012. 



PresidentJepp Walter

First Vice President - Annie Houghton

Second Vice President - Tim Howe

Third Vice President - Patrick Heatherington

Fourth Vice President - Julie Clements

Treasurer/Accountant - Dee Kirby

Sergeant-At-Arms - Steve DeSorbo



One Year Term

Angie Tekin 
John Hamel 
Harry Peltz 
Desi Desiderio 


Two Year Term

Steve Johnston 
Julie Wesling
A.J. Richwine 


Three Year Term

Phil Rosebrock 
Jack Manilla 
Gene Bushor

We are very, very close to our goal of 100 new members for 2012. Please consider bringing a guest to the meeting this week. You'll be able to stand up and introduce your guest, which brings recognition to you. And if your guest turns in an application by the end of the meeting this week, it will be reviewed by the Board at their meeting immediately afterwards. When approved, they can be installed the next week, and begin enjoying membership right away--and be included in our membership directory for 2013!  

It's fun to bring a guest and we all enjoy meeting new people. Our membership contest continues through this month, so each new member you sponsor brings you closer to the $1,000 cash prize. 

Julie Wesling,
2012 SBMC Membership Co-chair 


Our next golf outing is Friday, December 14th, at Fleming Island. 

Cost is $36.00 plus tax and includes range balls. 

12:00 PM SHOTGUN.  Please contact Julie Clements at 904-607-0211 or [email protected] to reserve your spot.


Julie Clements,

2012 SBMC Golf Chair

Children's Shopping Spree - DECEMBER 15th

Our annual Children's Christmas Shopping Spree benefiting over 40 low income and homeless kids will be this Saturday, December 15th at 8am at the Target on San Jose Blvd near I-295. 


Children will be given the money, have a list for essentials to buy, and you will be escorting them as they shop for themselves and their families for Christmas. Donate your time to this very special giving opportunity and help us fulfill the kids' Christmas dreams!  We have room for 40 people and families are welcome. To volunteer, please email Gene Maszy at [email protected]

Auction Items for the Children's Shopping Spree

A special thank you to Mark Manship for donating three beautiful chairs to raise money for our Children's Christmas Shopping Spree.  2 chairs have been already auctioned for a total of $700. 

This week, we will be auctioning a very nice Taylor made leather, swivel chair.  Click here to view more details.

Tickets are now on sale for the SBMC Annual Gator Bowl Raffle. You could win SIX VERY good seats to the game on January 1, 2013 along with 2 parking passes, and 6 passes to the incredible VIP 

"Touchdown Party" where you can eat and drink all you want. 

A $700 Value  

Northwestern Wildcats vs Mississippi State Bulldogs at EverBank

Ticket cost $5 each, or 3 tickets for $10, or even better 7 tickets for $20. Get your tickets from A.J. Richwine, Mark Jackson, Harry Peltz or Click here to buy on line. 

Drawing will be December 19th, you do not have to be present to win.



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]. 


December 14th - SBMC Golf Outing

At Fleming Island.


December 15th - Children's Christmas Shopping Spree

At the Target on San Jose Blvd near I-295


December 19th -

Gator Bowl Raffle Drawing

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