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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 81, Issue 16, April 14, 2013
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
Meet A Member
Golf Outing
The Players Championship
Annual Charity Golf Classic
Sergeant at Arms

Spotlight Speakers

April 17-
Mike Russo/Paul Fogel

April 24-
Ramona Baldwin

May 1-
Nico Hogeveen

May 8-
Kimberly Clark

May 15-
Jon May




Happy Birthday

Scott Tillman, 4/13
Corey Martin, 4/16
Jacquelyn Smith, 4/16 



  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


Dawn Sutherland 




   Drawing won by:  

C. Lee Daniel
Barry Griffin


  Next Meeting 

April 17, 2013  


San Jose Country Club

7529 San Jose Blvd

Jacksonville, FL

Lunch Buffet 12:00 pm

$20 Members

$25 for Guest 



Invite a Guest  





4/17   Jacksonville Suns Baseball, Peter D. Bragan (owner)
Upcoming Programs:  
4/24   Marketing, Don Carr 
5/1     Founder of Veteran's Farm and Purple Heart recipient,                          Adam  Burke
5/8     Recent Winn Dixie - Buy Lo merger and Current Trends in                     Human Resources, Robert Divine, VP Field Human                                 Resources and Team Member Relations
5/15   North Florida Land Trust, Bonnie Barnes 


Jepp Walter, SBMC 2013 PresidentJepp Walter, President 
Southside Business Men's Club 

(904) 838-8400


I'd like to thank 1st Vice President Annie Howe for taking the reins of the club in my absence last week.  I'd also like to thank so many of you for your kind words, and visits, over the past week.  It was greatly appreciated, and will not ever be forgotten.
Here's Annie's message:

Our speaker from the Jacksonville Axe Men shared with us some of the exciting details about Rugby, a sport that is growing here in the US. It was interesting to hear that the athletes on the team are "semi-professional," meaning they don't get paid, but they are offered living accommodations and aren't require to "pay to play" like many other Rugby teams.


It sounds like many of our members are encouraging the club to host a social event at a match when the season starts this summer- so look out for potential future announcements!


Congratulations to our 1st Quarter Membership Contest Winners! It pays to sponsor a new member, and it pays big! Our 4th VP Julie Clements took home the 1st place prize of $250, and member Angie Tekin came in at the last minute to take home the 2nd place prize of $150. The 2nd quarter contest kicks off soon, so make sure you are bringing guests to meetings so we can help our club grow.


1st Vice President, Annie Howe


Thanks Annie! 


See you Wednesday, and hope to see you at the Meet A Member on Thursday!!


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.  Donated items for door prizes are welcome to promote your business.

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]


Over 45 different breweries with well over 300 beers to taste!  Now that I have your attention...


SBMC member Mike White of The Buzz Magazine, has invited our club to volunteer at 5th Annual Jacksonville Craft and Import Beer Festival on May 17th.  If you've worked this event in the past, you know what a great time this is!  If you haven't, do-not-miss-this-opportunity!!


The sign-up sheet is at our Wednesday meetings, for all who want to volunteer.  You can also contact event chairmen: Axel von Loewenclau (great beer drinking name), or Tripp House (great frat boy name), for details about how you can Get Involved!!  Go to for excitement about the event. 

This is our Club's signature event May 20, 2013.  
It will be better than ever!   
The event will be held on the beautiful  
(and private) golf course at San Jose Country Club. 
  • Event golf shirt, balls, and other great items for every golfer.
  • Catered lunch from Tidbits
  • Barbeque dinner with all the fixin's from member, Tom Kennedy of Florida Tackle and Gun Club
  • FREE thirst quenching beverages all day, plus Jell-O-Shot lessons from Cyndi and Annie (fee applies)
  • Door prizes, putting contest, and a huge silent auction


You can help our charity by registering to play, becoming a sponsor, donating items for the silent auction, or volunteering to help on the day of the event.  Find out all you need to know by going to   or, contact:   Jay Cann, Crump Kirby, or Cathy Kennedy

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

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]