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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 81, Issue 11, March 10, 2013
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
Spring YAP
Golf Outing
TV Raffle
Tailgating Party
Meet A Member
Sergeant at Arms

Spotlight Speakers

March 13-
June Johnson

March 20-
Rose Jackson

March 27-
Ken & Mary Pat

April 3-
Bob Ascher

April 10-
Chuck Houck




Happy Birthday

Carlos Navarro, 3/10 
Moker Jarrett, 3/10 
Cindy Ingram, 3/12 
Jon Hall, 3/16 
Jeffrey Cramer, 3/16





  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


Julie Clements 




   Drawing won by:  

AJ Pionessa
Barry Griffin


  Next Meeting 

March 13, 2013  


San Jose Country Club

7529 San Jose Blvd

Jacksonville, FL

Lunch Buffet 12:00 pm

$20 Members

$25 for Guest 



Invite a Guest  





3/13  The Players Championship, Matt Rapp

Upcoming Programs:
3/20   YAP
3/27   President JAXUSA and Executive VP Jax Chamber President,
            Jerry  Mallot  


Jepp Walter, SBMC 2013 President

Last week we had Don Harris from the Wyndham Hotel, speaking to us as a Board Member of the Downtown Investment Authority.  It was very informative, and gave a good impression as to the city taking a stronger stand on the development and enhancement of Downtown Jacksonville. 
They've only been in existence for 4 months, but we got the feeling this is going to be a very positive move for our city core.


Don also donated a one night stay at the Wyndham Hotel, along with a bottle of wine!  What a wonderful thing, and a great addition to our weekly auction, which is having a very good year.  John Hamel couldn't make it yesterday, but Past President and Chairman Gene Maszy brought Angie Tekin up to help along with our 'Vanna' for the day, Erin Eiras.  I really appreciate your team effort to help raise money for our club.


This weekend is the annual Board Retreat, which will be hosted by our Chairwoman, Galina Schott.  All officers and board members will be there to learn more about each other and more about the many things that keeps this wonderful organization growing and thriving.  We are having fun at the meetings, and learning at the same time.


I look forward to seeing you all next week when Matt Rapp visits us to talk about The Players Championship.


Jepp Walter, President 
Southside Business Men's Club 

(904) 838-8400

SPRING YAP --- March 20th & 21st -

We will be selling Chicken dinners for $8 per tickets that can be purchased at the next meeting or by e-mailing Harry Peltz at
[email protected] or Patrick Heatherington
Dinners will need to be picked up at  
Beauclerc Elementary  on day of cook out March 21st 
The patrols will be joining us for lunch on the 20th and we'll need help at the BBQ the next day.  If you're willing and able to lend a hand, please email us to get added to the list. 


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


Spring & Fall Sponsors (Beauclerc & Pine Forest)

SGS Technologies-Arun Venkatesan

Guardian Commercial R/E-Bob Ascher

Deluxe Cleaners-Carter Funk

GolfTec-Nico Hogeveen

Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network-Angelo Volpe

Bushor's Tree Surgeons-Gene Bushor

Luten Insurance-Scott Schilbrack

Cramer Law Center-Jeffrey Cramer

Health Pointe Jacksonville-Julee Miller

InVestra Financial Services-Erin Eiras

Holistic Massage Therapies-Julie Wesling

Griswold Home Care-Barry Griffin

Duckworth Construction-Hank Duckworth

Marlin Technology-Jepp Walter

Synovus Bank-Patrick Heatherington

Nextran Truck Center-Mike Graber

Florida Backyard-Sabrina Ebel

Wilkinson, Gerrard, & Clements-Mark Wilkinson

Certified Steak & Seafood/Sea Best-Steve Frisch

Don Flynn Pictures-Don Flynn

RS&H Comm. Realty-Scott Hanigan

ShimpSign & Design-Roy Shimp

Costco-Mary Pat Stocks & Ken Spinella


Spring Sponsors (Beaclerc)

D2 Capital Management-Charles Armstrong-Spring

Portofino Pools-Jack Manilla-Spring

Wyndham Hotel-Antonia Hale-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!  Drawing to be held Wednesday March 20th.

GOLF OUTING March 22nd 

Our next golf outing is on Friday, March 22nd at The Golf Club of North Hampton. Cost is $38.00 plus tax and includes range balls. Only 11 spots left!  Our tee times will start at 12:06PM. 


Please contact Nico Hogeveen at 904-403-6754 or email [email protected]  to reserve your spot.


Nico Hogeveen

2013 SBMC Golf Chair


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!  

The 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 $7.00.  Please pay Dee Kirby at the meeting or pay online at 


Tailgating Committee,

Michael Gullion 

Tom Kennedy

Angie Tekin

SAVE THE DATE!!!  Our 2nd Meet a Member of 2013 is April 18th at Florida Tackle and Gun Club sponsored by Tom Kennedy. Food, beverages and FUN!  Tickets will be sold a few weeks before the event.  $5.00  For more information, contact Wendy Helms or Hillary Carpenter.


Wendy Helms

[email protected]



Hillary Carpenter

[email protected]



250 DOLLARS CASH is up for grabs in our 1st Quarter Membership Drive Competition. Right now we have a 3-way tie between Julie Clements, Jeff Spadafora and Howard Caplan. Each one of you still has the whole month of March to be a winner!!!  The most new memberships before the April Board Meeting (04/10) will win the $250 Grand Prize....Second place gets $150! Ask your vendors, colleagues and friends to join our club today and win CASH!!!!  


For questions about membership, contact:

Don Flynn [email protected] 838-0547 OR

Mary Jury [email protected] 332-6767


September 13, 2013, 10:00 am to 10:00 am September 16, 2013.

Royal Caribbean's Enchantment of the Seas
Port Canaveral, FL


Come cruise with all of your friends from SBMC! Royal Caribbean's Enchantment of the Seas out of Port Canaveral! Limited cabins so sign up and make your deposit ASAP!  

Deposit is $200.00 per cabin. 
Incremental payments to the club are allowed along the way.

However, the remaining balance is due June 7th.
Please pay Mark Wilkinson or Dee Kirby at the meeting. 


Balcony Cabins: (only 8 left) $480.53 per person (double occup.)

Balcony Cabins: (only 6 left) $460.53 per person (double occup.)

Oceanview: (only 14 left) $400.53 per person (double occup.) 

Interior: (only 14 left) $340.53 per person (double occup.)

Price includes Tax and Port Charges
. Please contact DeDe Farah at [email protected] or 904-465-1205 to make sure the room you want is not sold out. 

For pricing on suites and/or 3rd - 4th person and general information on the cruise, please contact Susan Carr at [email protected] or 904-616-9535.


Susan Carr

2013 Cruise Chair


DeDe Farah

2013 Cruise Co-Chair

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].
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