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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 81, Issue 12, March 17, 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 20-
Rose Jackson

March 27-
Ken & Mary Pat

April 3-
Bob Ascher

April 10-
Chuck Houck




Happy Birthday

Cecil Williams, 3/17
Jim Jubran, 3/17
Rick Thompson, 3/17
Phillip Rosebrock, 3/19
A.J. Pionessa, 3/19
Linda Ducat, 3/20
Michael Richardson, 3/20
Gina Hengst, 3/21
Susan Shacka, 3/21
Mark Manship, 3/21
Paul Renner, 3/21
Zandol Whited, 3/22
Lori Boyer, 3/23
Steve DeSorbo, 3/23
Galina Schott, 3/23 





  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


Michael Jones 




   Drawing won by:  

Hillary Carpenter
Chuck Perrone


  Next Meeting 

March 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  





3/20  Youth Achievers Program

Upcoming Programs:
3/27   President JAXUSA and Executive VP Jax Chamber President,
            Jerry  Mallot 
4/3     Second Harvest Food Bank, Bruce Ganger
4/10   Jax Axemen Rugby, Drew Slover (owner)
4/17   Jax Suns Baseball, Peter Bragan (owner)
4/24   Marketing, Don Carr 


Jepp Walter, SBMC 2013 President

Jepp Walter, President
Southside Business Men's Club 

(904) 838-8400



Last week we had Matt Rapp from The Players Championship (he said it's ok to call it TPC) as our guest speaker.  Always a great demonstration of what an amazing event we have annually right her in our own back yard.  And timely, as well, since you will be hearing the call soon to sign up to volunteer for TPC!


We are getting into a beautiful time of the year, and into Daylight Savings Time!  Longer days ahead, more time to play golf, and...  oh yes, we have a golf outing this Friday at North Hampton.  A tough course, but an extremely beautiful one.


Remember to sign up for the SBMC Cruise in September!  Don't procrastinate, the cabins will sell out.  You only need $200 to reserve one, and all balances need to be paid in full by June 7th!


This Wednesday we will be graced with the presence of 30-40 of the 5th graders who are on the School Patrol at Beauclerc Elementary!  Our annual spring Youth Achiever's Program event is upon us.  Treat them to lunch on Wednesday, and then we will help serve chicken dinners on Thursday at the school.  If you haven't participated in the past, this is a great way to get to know other members, and contribute the community at the same time.  Sponsorships have been wonderful, but we do need more volunteers!


I hope you all had a wonderful St. Patrick's Day, and I look forward to seeing you Wednesday.



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


Time is running out! 


Our selection has been upgraded to a:  51" Samsung High-Def TV w/ Dolby Digital Plus Audio and SRS Theater Sound, to be drawn at the Club meeting on April 3rd!!!   The TV  WILL be in attendance and ready to home with its new owner.  Remember, your purchases are tax deductible (ask Mark Wilkinson) and the proceeds go to raising money for our causes.


Buy your tickets NOW!!


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 Jeff Spadafora  is in the lead with Howard Caplan on his heels.  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!!!!  


Welcome new members:

Paul L. Gruenther

The Moves Brothers, LLC.

Andrew J. Bell

The Moves Brothers, LLC.

Keith Wilson

White Knight Entertainment

Amy Gordon

Independent Contractor/Hair Salon

Nicole Szarlan

Florida Times Union

Lyn Sargent

Florida Times Union


For questions about membership, contact:

Don Flynn [email protected] 838-0547 OR

Mary Jury [email protected] 332-6767


9-13-2013 10:00am to 10:00am 9-16-2013

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. Remaining balance due June 7th. Please pay Mark Wilkinson or Dee Kirby at the meeting.

Balcony Cabins: D1 (8 only) $480.53 per person (double occup.)

Balcony Cabins: D2 (6 only) $460.53 per person (double occup.)

Oceanview: I $400.53 (13 only)
per person (double occup.)

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

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.

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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