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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 81, Issue 17, April 21, 2013
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
Golf Outing
The Players Championship
Annual Charity Golf Classic
Sergeant at Arms

Spotlight Speakers

April 24-
Ramona Baldwin

May 1-
Nico Hogeveen

May 8-
Kimberly Clark

May 15-
Jon May




Happy Birthday

Tim Shea, 4/22
Nathan Edmundson, 4/22
Albert Mickler, 4/23
Gloria Vinson, 4/26
Jeffrey Clarkson, 4/27 



  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

 last week 

Erick Ramshaw 




   Drawing won by:  

Jepp Walter
Steve DeSorbo


  Next Meeting 

April 24, 2013  


San Jose Country Club

7529 San Jose Blvd

Jacksonville, FL

Lunch Buffet 12:00 pm

$20 Members

$25 for Guest 



Invite a Guest  





4/24  Local sports talk radio show host will be discussing the              
           Jaguars rebuilding, Cole Pepper 
Upcoming Programs:  
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


This past week we had Pedro (Peter) Bragan from the Suns, and if you weren't there, you missed a great talk.  He was hilarious!  Definitely makes you want to go see the Suns, too!  We just had our outing there, and it was chilly that nite, but the Suns won, and the weather is going to continue to be warmer.  So go support our Jacksonville Suns.  It is a VERY inexpensive ticket, even if you ask for box seats behind home plate!


We had our 2nd Meet a Member of the year, and it was a blast!  It was held at the Florida Tackle and Gun Club, so we got to meet a lot of their members as well.  Tom Kennedy did an extraordinary job on the barbecue and fixins', the weather was beautiful, and we even had live music from the O.C. Band!  A great time was had by all.


This week we will continue with the sports theme, and have Cole Pepper come speak with us.  Cole visits us about once a year, and can be heard on the radio, and also when you see the latest 'updates from around the league' on the Jumbotron at the Jaguar Games.  This should be a very interesting talk which I'm sure will include the draft details.


I hope you had a great weekend, and I'll see you Wednesday!



The 2013 Directory is here!  

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

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,


We're only a few weeks away from TPC and need your help!  Its time for the drawing details, if you volunteer for any day you'll be eligible to win $100.  However if Saturday your name goes in the drawing twice, and if you're working Sunday you'll have your name in 3 TIMES!!!! 


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!


Patrick Heatherington 3rd VP

Mobile 904-449-2858

Email: [email protected]


Jacksonville Craft and Import Beer Festival

Friday, May 17th

Jacksonville Veteran's Arena


Mike White of Client Focused Media and The Buzz Magazine has once again invited SBMC to be the primary beneficiary
for this event; the more people we get to volunteer, the more money we make for our causes!  To do this, we need about 80 volunteers NOW (members, spouses, and friends) who are committed to work a variety of positions: Dock Load In, Booth Attendants, Silent Auction, Entrance/Check In, Brochures/Glasses, and Clean Up.  Shifts start at 1, 5, 5:30 and 9pm; the event ends at 10pm.   


This is a great event and has been a lot of fun for our members over the years.  It provides our club with the biggest income 'Bang For The Buck' of the year!  In 5 hours, we can earn nearly � of what we will make during the entire week at TPC!


ALSO, our Club will receive a 100% return on all items our members donate to the silent auction!!  We really need to take advantage of this, as it is good for the Club and gives your business plenty of exposure.


If you cannot work or donate an item, you can STILL help the Club: SBMC retains 30% of all sponsorships sold through the club and makes money off of ticket sales.  Anyone who purchases tickets on and types in SBMC as a promo code will save $5 off of the tickets and the club will make money off of that ticket!!


This year's Co-chairs for BeerFest are: Axel von Loewenclau ([email protected] 904 504-0262), and Tripp House ([email protected] 904 502-2291)  They have full details about anything you will need to know.

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]