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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 81, Issue 9, February 24, 2013
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
Spring YAP
TV Raffle
Tailgating Party
Sergeant at Arms

Spotlight Speakers

February 27-
Todd Cencich

March 6-
Steve DeSorbo

March 13-
June Johnson




Happy Birthday

Bruce Fouraker, 2/25
Tripp House, 3/1
Rod Borom, 3/1
Hillary Carpenter, 3/2 





  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


Tripp House 




   Drawing won by:  

Dawn Sutherland
AJ Pionessa


  Next Meeting 

February 27, 2013  


San Jose Country Club

7529 San Jose Blvd

Jacksonville, FL

Lunch Buffet 12:00 pm

$20 Members

$25 for Guest 



Invite a Guest  





2/27  Branding, The Bolles School, Jennifer Holland

Upcoming Programs:
3/6    Downtown Inv Auth, Wyndham 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 President

We had a great week last week.  Our speaker, Diane Jackson, with the Guardian Ad Litem, gave us a very informative talk and a very powerful video that taught us about what happens to our under privileged children that have broken homes.  Whether it be drug related, or illness, or even violent back grounds, the Guardian Ad Litem group is the voice for the children, their shoulder to lean on, to ask questions about life, and to get a fresh start.  They are all volunteer based, and of course would love to have more volunteers.  There is 30 hours of training and a background check.


Thursday we had our first Meet a Member of the year!  It was held at Player's Grille on Hendricks Ave, sponsored by the owner Rose Sarkees.  Rose gave away quite a few door prizes, from hats to coozies and more.  The food was wonderful!!  We had a great turnout, and everyone had a lot of fun.  A lot of new networking contacts were made, and a lot of friends enjoyed the time.  Stay tuned for the next meet a member, it will be in April!


Friday was a great Golf Outing at St Johns Country Club.  We had a huge turnout, more than normal.  Our new chair-person, Nico Hogeveen, is doing a great job.  What a great way to get a little exercise, enjoy beautiful views, and make new networking and business connections in the process!


Have a great week, everyone, and I look forward to seeing you Wednesday!


Jepp Walter, President
Southside Business Men's Club
(904) 838-8400

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
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]