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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 81, Issue 8, February 17, 2013
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
2013 Directory Ads
Meet A Member
Golf Outing
Spring YAP
TV Raffle
Tailgating Party
Crump's Corner
Sergeant at Arms

Spotlight Speakers

February 20-
Brian Doherty

February 27-


March 6-
Steve DeSorbo

March 13-
June Johnson




Happy Birthday

Jerry Rowe, 2/18 
Donald Flynn, 2/18 
Tyrone Townsend, 2/19 
Gary Carlin, 2/20 
Pauline Smith, 2/20 
Billy Legler, 2/22 
Jepp Walter, 2/22 
Frank Griffin, 2/22 








  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


Jepp Walter 




   Drawing won by:  

Rick Thompson
Barry Griffin


  Next Meeting 

February 20, 2013  


San Jose Country Club

7529 San Jose Blvd

Jacksonville, FL

Lunch Buffet 12:00 pm

$20 Members

$25 for Guest 



Invite a Guest  





2/20  Jacksonville Guardian Ad Litem, Diane Jackson

Upcoming Programs:  
2/27  Branding, The Bolles School, Jennifer Holland
3/6    Downtown Inv Auth, Windham Hotel, Don Harris
3/13  The Players Championship, Matt Rapp
3/20   YAP
3/27   President JAXUSA and Executive VP Jax Chamber President,
          Jerry  Mallot  


Jepp Walter, SBMC 2013 PresidentJepp Walter 
2013 President 

We had Mark Middlebrook from the St. Johns River Alliance as our speaker this week, and learned a great deal about our great river, and the good and not so good things that are happening in its life.  The Alliance is a wealth of information, and also offers a rebate if we purchase one of their tags, for the difference in cost from a normal tag.


We had SBMC Trivia again, and asked the question,
"Who is the Vice President over the Meet a Member events?" The correct answer was given by our own Chairwoman Galina Schott!  Galina won a $25 Gift Card to Mitchell's Seafood.  We will do more soon, not necessarily every week.  So learn about your club!  Listen at meetings, and meet your Vice Presidents!  You can also learn the structure of our club from either our website, or the Directory, when the new one is released.


Speaking of Meet a Members, please join us Thursday for our first one of the year!  Details are below.  And I look forward to seeing you Wednesday!



2013 Club Directory Ads

Have you ever wondered how you can showcase your business to other SBMC members? Here's a great advertising tool for you! Buy an ad in our 2013 Directory!   
Prices are as follows:  

$400 Full Page
$250 Half Page
$175 Business Card Size (1/3 page)



Please contact us for more information on how you can take advantage of this outstanding opportunity!


Janna Thomas-Dubin [email protected] (904) 996-1006
Annie Howe [email protected] (904) 996-1002


Mark your calendars!  The first Meet a Member for 2013 is set!    

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 are selling tickets at the weekly meeting.  SAVE THE DATE - MINGLE WITH OTHER MEMBERS - IT WILL BE AWESOME!!!!


Wendy Helms and Hillary Carpenter

2013 Meet a Member Chairs


Our next golf outing on February 22nd at St. Johns Golf & Country Club is sold out with 32 participants. If you're interested to be put on a waiting list for this event, please contact Nico Hogeveen at (904) 403-6754 or email at [email protected].


Nico Hogeveen

2013 SBMC Golf Chair

SPRING YAP --- March 20th & 21st 

The Youth Achiever Program helps the boys and girls who serve as Southside Elementary school safety patrols, specifically those of Beaclerc with the cost of the trip to Washington DC. Then later upon applying to college, these same students are eligible to apply for our annual YAP college scholarships to the schools of their choice (usually $1,000-$1,500 depending on demand). This program is funded in part by our semi-annual Youth Achiever Program cook-outs, and the first one is just around the corner on March 21st.

This is your opportunity to make an investment in this worthy program. As SBMC members you can make a difference by getting involved. There are 3 ways to get involved; you can help on the YAP committee, volunteer the day of the cookout 3/21/2013 or Invest by being a Sponsor in this program. Investment Sponsorships for just the spring is $125 or you can lock in a Sponsorship for both spring and fall for just $200.


We'd like to thank the following members for
already committing to sponsor this year:


SGS Technologies-Arun Venkatesan: Spring and Fall

Guardian Commercial R/E-Bob Ascher :Spring and Fall

Deluxe Cleaners-Carter Funk :Spring and Fall

GolfTec-Nico Hogeveen :Spring and Fall

Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network-Angelo Volpe :Spring and Fall

Bushor's Tree Surgeons-Gene Bushor :Spring and Fall

Luten Insurance-Scott Schilbrack :Spring and Fall

Cramer Law Center-Jeffrey Cramer :Spring and Fall

Health Pointe Jacksonville-Julee Miller :Spring and Fall

InVestra Financial Services-Erin Eiras :Spring and Fall

Holistic Massage Therapies-Julie Wesling : Spring and Fall

Griswold Home Care-Barry Griffin: Spring and Fall

Duckworth Construction-Hank Duckworth :Spring and Fall

Marlin Technology-Jepp Walter :Spring and Fall

D2 Capital Management-Charles Armstrong-Spring

Portofino Pools-Jack Manilla-$125-Spring


***Anyone sponsoring the Full Year now for $200 will be entered into a drawing to win a FREE Hole Sponsorship in this year's 18th Annual SBMC Youth Achiever Charity Golf Classic!


Please contact: Harry Peltz [email protected] or

Patrick Heatherington [email protected] 


Buy your raffle tickets this Wednesday for a high-definition TV.  The winner will be drawn at the April 3rd, meeting.  The TV will be of good quality with a minimum screen size of 42".  However, the actual size may increase depending on ticket sales! 
You can purchase 1 ticket for $5,  
or you can get 3 tickets for $10,  
and the best value is 7 tickets for $20!! 


See Barry Griffin or Tim Howe for tickets at the weekly meetings
and/or at the after hours events
By Popular Demand Tailgating is BACK on Friday, April 5th 
SBMC is having a Tailgating Party for the Jacksonville Suns Baseball game. Game time is 7:05 PM. Party starts at 5:00 PM in the parking lot behind the stadium. Tom Kennedy with the Florida Tackle & Gun Club is sponsoring the BBQ. Look for the Tent and Banner. We will have soda, water & BEER...General Admission is $6.50 Please pay Dee Kirby at the meeting or pay online at 


Tailgating Committee,

Michael Gullion 

Tom Kennedy

Angie Tekin

Our 1st Quarter Competition has begun! The person who brings in the most new memberships by the April Board Meeting (04/10) will win $250!
Second place will receive $150! Our leader so far is Jeff Spadafora with two approved memberships, so there is plenty of time to catch up!  


Welcome to our new members: 

Andrew Russell- Certus Bank

Tom Gill and Lance Drell- The Yard Warrior

Tom McLenahan- Corporate Investment International

Dede Farah- Oasis Outsourcing

Teresa Sass and Zandol Whited- Country Caterers

Carlos Navarro- Aromas Cigar Bar

Jeanne Maron- The Gifted Cork

Michael Schwartz- Insurance Office of America

Barbara Lesso and George Bobin- SunTrust Bank

William A. O'Leary- Glazier & Glazier, PA 


Mary Jury,  

Membership Chair [email protected]  (904) 332-6767  

Annie Howe [email protected] (904) 996-1002


Just over 12 years ago, the Southside Business Men's Club lost one of it's greatest assets. One that the club had not been without for forty-one years. The retirement of Pauline W. Smith. Pauline had served the club out of pure love.
Pauline was recruited by Harry A. Pierce during the Presidency of W.A. Weatherford in 1959. She not only did the secretarial duties but typed , edited and mailed the "Southsider weekly" newsletter. Recording minutes of all board meetings, and making sure the President did not forget anything.
In 1993 when the club voted to allow women members Pauline was the first woman member. A fitting milestone. As "one of her boys" I can truly say that I could not have done my tour of duty without the advice and gentle guidance that Pauline offered.
The club has honored Pauline with the founding of the "Pauline W. Smith" Business Scholarship in conjunction with the University of North Florida.
Your Historian,
Crump Kirby
"How kind of you, Crump. I sometimes think I have been forgotten over there.  All you say in your article are true, but I remind you that my tenure was before computers, copiers, etc.  I had a routine that EVERY Friday, rain or shine, kids in or out of school, my camera-ready weekly "Southsider" had to be hand-delivered to Prosser Press on Louisa Street so that they could print and mail it.  If it was Summer and school was out, the kids went with me and we would stop by the Krystal Drive In across the St. from the Catholic School on Atlantic Blvd. and get burgers and shakes IN THE CAR, no less, delivered by a "car hop" in a uniform.  My grown children remember this as a fond memory of growing up with Mom and "The Club".  The annual Roster was HAND TYPED on my trusty Remington, a left-over from A.D. Smith days.  Does anyone remember that dear soul and good member?  Why should I not love this Club??  It has given me memories to last a lifetime!!"

Please join us in wishing Pauline a Happy Birthday this week. What a Grand Lady!  

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]