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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 81, Issue 13, March 25, 2013
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
TV Raffle
Tailgating Party
Meet A Member
The Players Championship
Sergeant at Arms

Spotlight Speakers

March 27-
Ken & Mary Pat

April 3-
Bob Ascher

April 10-
Chuck Houck

April 17-
Mike Russo/Paul Fogel

April 24-
Ramona Baldwin




Happy Birthday

Margie Seaman, 3/25
Shane Sheffield, 3/25
Danny Bectom, 3/27
Scott Schilbrack, 3/27
Travis Moore, 3/27
Belinda Mitchell, 3/28 





  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


Jeff Cramer 




   Drawing won by:  

C. Lee Daniel
Barbara Busby


  Next Meeting 

March 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  





3/27   President JAXUSA and Executive VP Jax Chamber President,
            Jerry Mallot 

Upcoming Programs:  
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 PresidentJepp Walter, President 
Southside Business Men's Club 

(904) 838-8400


Last Wednesday, we had the kids from the school patrol with Beauclerc Elementary School as our guests.  We treated them to lunch, and awarded them with Certificates for the Youth Achiever's Program, started back in 1994 to help those kids get on the annual trip to Washington, D.C.  It has grown to become a fund raiser for the schools.  The following day, Thursday, the cookout was held at the school in a festival type atmosphere with chicken dinners and hotdogs being sold to families to help in the fund raiser.


This Wednesday we will have Jerry Mallot from the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce as our guest speaker.  Jerry is the President of the Jax USA Partnership, formerly known as 'Cornerstone' with the Chamber.  He is the man that knows what larger companies are courting Jacksonville as their destination for their businesses.  It will no doubt be a very interesting talk to see what lies on the horizon for our fair city.


On a personal note I'd like to ask for your prayers for Nico Hogeveen, who was in the hospital the past couple of weeks.  At the time of this writing, he should be hopefully home recovering.  Nico is the Chairman of the monthly Golf Outings this year, and has been a wonderful supporter of our club.


We have a lot of activities coming up, with a TV giveaway and our next Meet a Member in April.  Stay tuned, and I look forward to seeing you all this Wednesday.




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 go 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!  Please buy your tickets at the meeting from Wendy or Hillary!  $5.00  For more information, contact Wendy Helms or Hillary Carpenter.

Wendy Helms

[email protected]



Hillary Carpenter

[email protected]



Ladies and Gentlemen,


It's that time again. Time to gear up for one of the biggest SBMC events of the year, TPC!  Because we're the best organization out there, we've been asked to manage a newer, larger tent the week of May 6th-12th.  If you'd like to volunteer, please email or make sure and sign-up at the next SBMC meeting. This is one of the most fun volunteer events of the year and is sure to be better than ever.

(Did I mention there is a party involved?) As usual 4th VP Julie Clements has graciously offered to host our annual TPC party, but you must be a volunteer to attend! If you're a new member, or haven't ever worked TPC before, email or call with any questions you may have. We look forward to seeing you there!


A.J. Richwine-2013 TPC Chair

Mobile 904-610-5599

Email: [email protected]


Time to welcome and congratulate our newest members who applied this week: Dottie Kriner from May Management Services, Inc., Fred Davoli of Davoli Catering Inc. and Christopher Reibling.

They have helped some current members race to the finish to Win this quarters Grand Prize of 250 dollars cash for the most new members in the first quarter of 2013. Second place wins150 dollars. Any SBMC member can win this....It's CRUNCH TIME NOW. Deadline is April 10th. Invite your friends and colleague's to join Jacksonville's best and oldest networking club.


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 (only 5 left) $480.53 per person (double occup.)
Balcony Cabins: D2 (only 6 left) $460.53 per person (double occup.)
Oceanview: I $400.53 (only 13 left) per person (double occup.)
Interior: N $340.53 (only 14 left) 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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