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 52, December  23, 2012
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
Membership Corner
Sergeant at Arms
Sergeant at Arms
2013 Officers and Board of Governors
Sergeant at Arms


Spotlight Speakers   

January 9-
Scott Schilbrack   
 January 16-
Joe Lemire
January 23-
Brynn Titone





  Happy Birthday:   

Jackie Wilson, 12/23
Raiza Rangl, 12/23
Howard Caplan, 12/28
Jon May, 12/29
Andrew Grouix, 12/30
Eric Horn, 12/30
Alvin Towns, Jr., 12/30 





    Prizes & Raffles       


The Hardage-Giddens 

Dignity Memorial

Attendance Award

   $130 won by   

Ron Mallett



Woody Cooper Award

Sponsored by: 

Tom Harris,


name drawn

 last week

Gene Bushor 




   Drawing won by:  

C. Lee Daniel
Axel von Loewenclau 











 Next Meeting 

January 2, 2013  


San Jose Country Club

7529 San Jose Blvd

Jacksonville, FL

Lunch Buffet 12:00 pm

$20 Members

$25 for Guest 



Invite a Guest  





12/26  No Meeting 


Upcoming Programs:  
 1/2    Award Ceremony and

  Installation of 2013 Officers and Board Members

1/9    Upcoming Legislative Session -
          Representative Charles McBurney

1/16   The Wine and Spirits Business-Dave Anderson
1/23   Supervisor of Elections
-Jerry Holland
1/30   United Way Campaign Chair at Mayo Clinic
-Ron Stone


I hope all of you are enjoying a wonderful Holiday Season! 
Many of you celebrated Chanukah that started on Sunday, the 9th of December and continued for 8 days until Sunday, the 16th of December.  Many of you will celebrate Christmas on December 25th. 

Since 1870, the United States has officially celebrated Christmas as a nation. At this special time of the year, we give thanks for the message of love and enjoy the opportunity to reflect on our families and friends.  This week, I want to express my warmest greetings and best wishes to all of you who are celebrating Christmas.  Like many of you, I enjoy the sense of renewed hope and comfort this joyous season brings to us.  In the spirit of love and joy, from my family to yours, I wish you a Merry Christmas and a very happy and prosperous New Year! 


Quote of the week: "On Christmas, we celebrate the birth of Christ with prayer, feasting, and great merriment. But, most of all, we experience it in our hearts. For more than just a day, Christmas is a state of mind. It is found throughout the year whenever faith overcomes doubt, hope conquers despair, and love triumphs over hate. It is present when men of any creed bring love and understanding to the hearts of their fellow man. The feeling is seen in the wondrous faces of children and in the hopeful eyes of the aged. It overflows the hearts of cheerful givers and the souls." - Ronald Reagan


Galina Schott, 

2012 SBMC President


This is my final message as your Membership chair and it is a bitter-sweet moment for me. This task has been as fun as much as it has been an honor.  And it has been anything but a thankless job for both Julie Wesling and myself.  As much as she and I have appreciated all of your thanks and pats on the back, we see as clearly as anyone all of the different contributors to making this year's membership drive such a success.  We are humbled to be an integral part of growing our club with as long and important history as ours. But our role has mostly been that of conducting a larger collaborative effort by each and every one of you.


Thanks to your support, we've enjoyed a record-breaking year and welcomed 116 new members in 2012!  Congratulations to Hank Duckworth on winning our Membership contest and sponsoring 20 new members.  Like Hank and our runner-up Jepp Walter, many of you have invited your friends and colleagues, vendors and neighbors to come out and share in what generations of Jacksonvillians have built. You each deserve the thanks and the pats on the backs from not only Julie and me, not only our leadership and members but mostly from all the recipients of the good works that this club does for our fellow city residents.  It is our city's most in need, who have and will be the recipients of SBMC generosity, the young and old of all races, past, present and future that will appreciate your efforts toward membership the most of all.  It is on their behalf, that we thank each of you.

Scott Schilbrack,                                                                       2012 SBMC Membership chair

Fifty six SBMC members helped 42 kids have an extra special Christmas while they shopped at Target on December 15th.
Thank you to everyone that worked to raise money for this event throughout the year and a very special thank you to Don Flynn of Don Flynn Pictures, Inc. for making a memorable video. 
Click here to watch the excitement!
Photos from the SBMC Holiday Gala and 80th Anniversary Celebration are now available online. Click here to view the photos. Everyone looked beautiful! If you'd like to purchase anything, just add the word "friend" to the coupon space to receive a 33% discount on your order of $15 or more.
Nancy Bennett,

Living Image Photography 


  2013 OFFICERS  

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

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]. 

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