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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 81, Issue 15, April 7, 2013
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
Meet A Member
Meet A Member
Meet A Member
The Players Championship
Sergeant at Arms
Sergeant at Arms

Spotlight Speakers

April 10-
Chuck Houck

April 17-
Mike Russo/Paul Fogel

April 24-
Ramona Baldwin




Happy Birthday

Lynnette Parsons, 4/7
Carey Hepler, 4/8
Patrick Heatherington, 4/8
Howard Knight, 4/9
Matt Carlucci, 4/9
Peter Tuggle, 4/9
David Schwartz, 4/10
Jimmie Harden, 4/11
Karen Ban Hyning, 4/11
Scott Louis, 4/12
John Dietzen, 4/13 



  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


Steve Johnston 




   Drawing won by:  

Steve DeSorbo
Mike Dungey


  Next Meeting 

April 10, 2013  


San Jose Country Club

7529 San Jose Blvd

Jacksonville, FL

Lunch Buffet 12:00 pm

$20 Members

$25 for Guest 



Invite a Guest  





4/10   Jax Axemen Rugby, Drew Slover (owner)
Upcoming Programs:  
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


This past Wednesday, we had a very informative talk from Bruce Ganger, the Executive Director of Second Harvest Food Bank of North Florida. The mission of Second Harvest North Florida is to feed hungry people by soliciting and judiciously distributing food and grocery products and to educate the public about the nature of and solutions to the problems of hunger. There are two basic components: rescuing surplus food and redistributing it to local nonprofit organizations serving the hungry and providing nutritious meals and healthy snacks to children from low-income families through community-based Kids Cafe sites. Second Harvest is the link between surplus food and agencies serving children, families, individuals and senior citizens in need. The majority of surplus food would be thrown away without this link.  It was also a pleasure having the ladies of the Southside Women's Club visit last week. 


Tripp House was the winner of our 51" Samsung TV that was 
raffled off at last week's meeting.  Congratulations to Second Vice President Tim Howe, and his Raffle Chairman Barry Griffin, for a very successful raffle that raised more money than expected for our club.

Last week Howard Caplan's son was seriously injured when he was hit by a car while on a bicycle.  At last communication with Howard his son underwent 3 surgeries.  Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. 

This Wednesday we will hear all about the Jacksonville Axemen Rugby team from Drew Slover.  I'll see you all Wednesday. 



The 2013 Directory is here!  

You can pick up your copy at each regular lunch meeting.

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]


Our April golf outing is Friday, April 26th,  at The Champions Club.  12:00 PM Shotgun.  Cost is $36.00 plus tax and includes range balls.   
We have room for 24 - 32 players.  Please
contact Julie Clements at [email protected] to reserve your spot.

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]


Come sail away with your friends from SBMC.  Reserve your cabin NOW as they are going fast!!!  You don't want to miss this fun cruise!!!


Date:  Friday, Sept. 13th - Monday, Sept. 16th
on Royal Caribbean's Enchantment of the Seas out of Port Canaveral.  Deposit of $200.00 per stateroom due at time of reservation. 
Balance due June 7th
(you can pay incremental payments along the way).


Only 4 more balconies at $329.00 plus port charges and taxes

Only 11 more oceanview at $249.00 plus port charges and taxes

Only 14 more interior at $199.00 plus port charges and taxes


Please contact DeDe Farah at [email protected] or 904-465-1205 to reserve your cabin.


For general questions regarding the cruise, please contact Susan Carr at [email protected] or 904-616-9535. 


Susan Carr - SBMC Cruise Chair

DeDe Farah - SBMC Cruise Co-Chair

This is the last week for our 1st Quarter membership contest!
New members must be approved by Wednesday's board meeting in order to qualify.  Here are the standings:


First Place: $250

4th VP Julie Clements in the lead with 3 memberships


Second Place: $150

Jeff Spadafora, Jackie Wilson, and Howard Caplan close behind with 2 memberships each


Still in the running:

Dawn Sutherland, Angie Tekin, Erin Eiras, Margie Seaman, Frank Wallmeyer, Charles Armstrong, Bob Ascher, John Davoli, Mark Jackson, 3rd VP Patrick Heatherington, Carl Weiss, and Cathy Kennedy


The tie-breaker will be total dollar value of new memberships.

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]

Please remember that we get billed when someone eats. That means if you only have a cookie, or soup our club gets charged the full amount. Do not eat unless you pay for lunch or it takes money that we would use for our charities.


For questions and comments about the newsletter please e-mail [email protected]