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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 81, Issue 3, January 13, 2013
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
2012 Dyess Hartley Small Business Man of the Year Award
2012 Art Fields' Volunteer of the Year Award
Golf Outing
Holiday Gala Pictures
Sergeant at Arms

Spotlight Speakers   

  January 16-
Joe Lemire  

January 23-
Brynn Titone 
January 30-  
Bob Ascher





Happy Birthday:

Tom Kennedy, 1/17 
Christopher Hawkins, 1/18 
Daniel Lewis, III 1/19 
Sabrina Ebel, 1/19 
Toni Higgs, 1/19






 Prizes & Raffles          


The Hardage-Giddens 

Dignity Memorial

Attendance Award,

Sponsored by

John Hamel

  $30 No winner last week.   




Woody Cooper Award

Sponsored by: 

Tom Harris,


name drawn


Joe Lemire 




   Drawing won by:  

Bruce Fouraker

  Next Meeting 

January 16, 2013  


San Jose Country Club

7529 San Jose Blvd

Jacksonville, FL

Lunch Buffet 12:00 pm

$20 Members

$25 for Guest 



Invite a Guest  





1/16   The Wine and Spirits Business-Dave Anderson


Upcoming Programs:  
1/23   Supervisor of Elections-Jerry Holland

1/30   United Way Campaign Chair at Mayo Clinic-Ron Stone


Thank you to all who attended our first meeting of the year last week. Scott Schilbrack had double duty, as he was our Spotlight Speaker, as well as his first stint as our Program Chair this year. Scott introduced our Guest Speaker, our own Honorable Charles McBurney, from the Florida House of Representatives. Charles gave a great talk on the state of our Florida Government, as well as some issues on the horizon. We had a great Q&A session following. 


As I stated last week, my goal is to educate the members about our club. I will be giving out $25 cash to a lucky individual at next week's meeting, throwing a question out to our newer members. I'll ask a trivia question about something you should know all about the club. So brush up on your club knowledge!


This is going to be an exciting year, with a cruise and a trip to Washington in the works. Keep bringing your guests, and we'll continue to grow our club. The more the club grows, the more friends you will meet, the more business you will receive. Thanks again to all of you for your participation, and I'll see you all Wednesday!


Thank you,

Jepp Walter

President, 2013












2013 Club Directory

We are beginning the enormous task of getting our new Membership Directory ready for printing. Please login to your Profile on our website, ensure your information is correct, and that you have a picture you would like to be in the directory.


NOTE- Pictures will be reviewed to appropriate content.   The deadline to get your information and photo corrected will be the end of February.


Thank you,

Annie Howe, 1st Vice President

2012 Dyess Hartley Small Business
Man of the Year Award

One of the goals of Southside Business Men's Club is to promote the image and quality of business. One of the ways this is done is by recognizing and rewarding excellence in business. With this in mind, in 1986 President C. Lee Daniel established an Annual Award for the Small Business Man of the Year and it was named after its first recipient Dyess Hartley, who passed away in May 1991.

Congratulations to the 2012 recipient of the Dyess Hartley Small Business Man of the Year Award Hank Duckworth, President of Duckworth Construction Co! Over the past 25 years, Hank has built a successful commercial remodeling business, maintaining a high level of quality and integrity and always being interested in giving back to the community. Community involvement, along with our Charitable work, is what attracted Hank to our Club that he joined in September 2011 and, with MarkJackson by his side, he has supported our club since day one.

In addition to growing his own business that ranks among Top 10 commercial remodeling companies in our area, Hank contributed to the success of our Club in 2012. He supported our club throughout the year by helping and personally contributing to our fund-raising activities and volunteering for many of our club-sponsored events. He showed his excitement about our organization by inviting guests to our meetings and ultimately sponsoring the most new members last year. Thank you, Hank for your support of the SBMC!

2012 Art Fields' Volunteer of the Year Award

In 2005, President Steve Johnston established an annual Award to recognize members giving their time in the volunteer role. The first recipient, Art Fields, gave many volunteer hours even before joining the Club in July 2005. Art felt that it was important to support the organization by participating in as many events as possible. He often took on tasks refused by others and his dedication and love for our Club was commendable. Art Fields passed away in August 2006. In his memory, the Board voted to rename the "Volunteer of the Year Award" to the "Art Fields' Volunteer of the Year Award".

Congratulations to the recipient of the 2012 Art Fields' Volunteer of the Year Award Harry Peltz with Aflac!  Harry is an SBMC Board member; he chaired our Trip to Tallahassee and volunteered for many SBMC-sponsored events in 2012. To name a few, he volunteered for The Players Championship, Youth Achievement Program events, BeerFest, Jazz Festival, Car Show, Veteran's Day Float, and Children's Shopping Spree. Thank you, Harry for your support of the SBMC!

Our first golf outing of 2013 is on Friday,
January 18th at Deercreek Country Club. We only have a few spots left! Cost is $40.00 plus tax and includes range balls. Our tee times start at 11:30AM and run through 12:15PM.
Please contact Nico Hogeveen at 904-403-6754 or [email protected] to reserve your spot.

Nico Hogeveen

2013 SBMC Golf Chair

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 
SERGEANT AT ARMS - Steve De Sorbo 

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]. 

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