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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 81, Issue 18, April 28, 2013
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
The Players Championship
Annual Charity Golf Classic
Sergeant at Arms

Spotlight Speakers

May 1-
Nico Hogeveen

May 8-
Kimberly Clark

May 15-
Jon May

May 22-
Charlie Sheppard

May 29-
Rod Borom




Happy Birthday

Rick Fenchel, 4/28
Dominic Migliarese, 4/28
William O'Leary, 5/2
Nico Hogeveen, 5/2
Carter Funk, 5/3




  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 

Charlie Armstrong 





  Next Meeting 

May 1, 2013  


San Jose Country Club

7529 San Jose Blvd

Jacksonville, FL

Lunch Buffet 12:00 pm

$20 Members

$25 for Guest 



Invite a Guest  





5/1     Founder of Veteran's Farm and Purple Heart recipient,                          Adam  Burke

Upcoming Programs:
5/8     Recent Winn Dixie - Bi 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  
5/22   City Council President, Bill Bishop 
5/29   Bolles Swim Team Coach and Olympic Medal Winner,  
            Sergio Lopez  


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

(904) 838-8400


Last week we had a very entertaining talk from Cole Pepper, one of the strongest voices for the Jaguars in the local area.  We heard his thoughts on the Draft before it started, as well as the new 'regime' for the Jaguars, and what was needed to win.  I for one look forward to this year's season with the Jaguars!


We are nearing the end of April, and going into our 'Big Month'.  May is huge for our club, with the YAP Golf Tournament, the Beerfest, and the Players Championship, all in the same month.  We definitely need volunteers for the TPC, so please read below for more details on that.


On the note of the YAP Golf Tournament, we will have a 10 minute spotlight by Rick Thompson for you, and as usual, have a great surprise for you, as we've had in past years.  Any new members that have not been to the meeting where we spotlight this tournament are in for a treat.  You will thoroughly enjoy it. So plan to attend, and bring guests!  We've had a great year in attendance and membership, and we're not going to let up now.


See you Wednesday.


The 2013 Directory is here!  

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

TPC is next week and need your help!Because we're the best organization out there, we've been asked to manage a newer, larger tent the week of May 6th-12th.  UNFORTUNATELY we're WAY behind on volunteers and need help closing the gap.  If you've already signed up, consider working another shift, ask your spouses, friends, neighbors and acquaintances in other organizations. 


If you'd like to volunteer, please email or sign up via the website (members only). 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 May 4th (adults only please), 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! 


Julie Clements' home- Adults only 

1762 Southpoint Cove
Jacksonville, FL 32259

May 4th - 1pm-4pm


Parking next door at San Juan Del Rio Catholic Church


Finally, our added incentive....the drawing.  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, or the Thurs-Sat Closing shifts you'll have your name in 3 TIMES!!!! 


Patrick Heatherington  
3rd Vice President 
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!!!  Rumor has it there will be a PRIVATE HAPPY HOUR sponsored by a well known club member.


Do you want to know the names of some of the FUN people going on this cruise?  Here's one:  Mr. President - Jepp Walter!


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]