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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 81, Issue 5, January 27, 2013
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
Sign Up
Civic Affairs
Meet A Member
Golf Outing
2013 Club Directory
Sergeant at Arms

Spotlight Speakers

January 30- 
Teresa Wright

February 6-
Nancy Bennett
February 13-
Aaron Curtis
Scott Hanigan
February 20-
Brian Doherty
February 27-
Sean Murrell




Happy Birthday

Wendy Helms, 1/27 
Everette Seay, 1/28 
Jason White, 1/28 
Ernie Fogarty, 1/28 
Susan Carr, 2/1 






  Prizes & Raffles       


The Hardage-Giddens 

Dignity Memorial

Attendance Award,

Sponsored by

John Hamel

 No winner last week.   




Woody Cooper Award

Sponsored by: 

Tom Harris,


name drawn


C. Lee Daniel  




   Drawing won by:  

Chuck Perrone


  Next Meeting 

January 30, 2013  


San Jose Country Club

7529 San Jose Blvd

Jacksonville, FL

Lunch Buffet 12:00 pm

$20 Members

$25 for Guest 



Invite a Guest  





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

Upcoming Programs:
 2/6    Historian on St. Augustine's Birthday - Ron Radford
2/13   President JAXUSA and Executive VP Jax Chamber - Jerry Mallot
2/20   Sr. VP Winn Dixie - Robert Devine
2/27   NE FL certified branding expert on the rebranding of
          The Bolles School - Jennifer Holland 


Jepp Walter, SBMC 2013 President
Jepp Walter 
2013 President 


This week we welcomed the return of our
1st & 2nd Vice Presidents, Annie & Tim Howe, from their overseas trip.  Back to work!!  Annie is putting together RFP's for the printing of the directory, and getting her membership team together, and getting members to update their profiles, and Tim is... well, Tim is by her side helping her!!  Just kidding.  He just doesn't have a lot on the 2nd VP plate at this time.  He'll be very busy, soon enough.


This week we had our Supervisor of Elections for Duval County, Jerry Holland, as our Guest Speaker.  He brought forth a great deal of information of how our elections are being handled in the Jacksonville area, and how we compare to other areas of the state.  He also informed us he will be leaving the position due to term limits, and will likely return to Public Service in some form, but specifics yet to be announced.  We should hear something from him before year end.  Jerry, we thank you for your service to our city.  You will be missed as Supervisor of Elections.


This week we will have Ron Stone, the United Way Campaign Chair from Mayo Clinic as our Guest Speaker.  I look forward to seeing you all Wednesday!


Thank you,

Sign Up! 

Some of you may not be aware of our Spotlight Speaker opportunity or how to become one.  There is a notebook at the sign in table at all meetings.  You can volunteer to sign up to be a Spotlight Speaker, for one of our upcoming programs.  We also ask for volunteers to lead us in the honors of saying our Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance at each meeting.  If you feel led to do so please Sign Up or feel free to contact me for additional information. 

SIGN UP to be a
or perform the


Sergeant at Arms


Last week City Council President and fellow member Bill Bishop updated us on local issues.  Among them was the economic development reform for which the club passed a resolution in October 2012 encouraging the laws be brought up to date by year end.  It turns out that initiative did pass and the first package after which was introduced to council the Tuesday prior to our meeting.  As for the Southbank Riverwalk, Mr. Bishop advised little progress has been made to date and acknowledged we've sent requests for the mayor to address our club on the topic specifically with no success to date.  We'll continue our efforts and work towards getting the project back on track and moving forward.


Mark your calendars!  The first Meet a Member for 2013 is set!  The date is Thursday, Feb. 21st, at Rose Sarkees'  PLAYERS GRILLE on Hendricks Avenue!   We will have a private room in the back of the restaurant with appetizers and beer/wine/sodas.  Time is 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM.  Tickets are $5.00 each.  We will be selling tickets a few weeks before the event.   




Wendy Helms and Hillary Carpenter

2013 Meet a Member Chairs


Our next golf outing is on  
Friday, February 22nd  
St. Johns Golf & Country Club

Cost is $42.00 plus tax and includes range balls. Our tee times will start
at 11:30AM. Please contact Nico Hogeveen at 904-403-6754 or [email protected] to reserve your spot. 

Nico Hogeveen

2013 SBMC Golf Chair

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

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