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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 81, Issue 20, May 12, 2013
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
Annual Charity Golf Classic
Sergeant at Arms

Spotlight Speakers

May 15- 
Jon May

May 22-
Charlie Sheppard

May 29-
Rod Borom




Happy Birthday

Josey Nues, 5/15 



  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 

Howard Caplain 




Rod Borom 
Steve DeSorbo 



  Next Meeting 

May 15, 2013  


San Jose Country Club

7529 San Jose Blvd

Jacksonville, FL

Lunch Buffet 12:00 pm

$20 Members

$25 for Guest 



Invite a Guest  





5/15   North Florida Land Trust, Bonnie Barnes 

Upcoming Programs:  
5/22   City Council President, Bill Bishop 
5/29   Bolles Swim Team Coach and Olympic Medal Winner,  
            Sergio Lopez  


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

(904) 838-8400


Wow, what a week!  Last week of course was the majority of The Players Championship, with the Champion being named later on the date of this newsletter.  The weather was beautiful, and BOY did the crowds come out.  Reports of Volunteer and even General parking lots being full were rampant, as people showed how much they were tired of all the rain, and had something wonderful to do at such a beautiful setting.  

My hat goes off to 3rd Vice President Patrick Heatherington, his Chairs, and the Day Captains, for managing such a huge event.  The new tent was VERY busy, and they handled the crowds very well.  Thanks goes to all of the volunteers for your time and energy spent!  That also goes for any of the volunteers for our other tent that we manage for other charities.  Some even helped at our tent when we were overwhelmed, and I really appreciate it.  If you know any of those people, please send them my thanks. 


This week we have Bonnie Barnes, from the North Florida Land Trust, as our Guest Speaker.  The North Florida Land Trust conserves scenic, natural, agricultural and open land for the future of Northeast Florida in seven counties.  I hope you will all attend to hear more about how there actually are organizations such as this one that are out to help keep our outdoor surroundings beautiful.


I'll see you Wednesday.



Jacksonville Craft and Import Beer Festival

Friday, May 17th

Jacksonville Veteran's Arena


We still desperately need volunteers for the BeerFest on Friday, May 17, 2013. Volunteers should be available for two to three hours each between 5:00pm and 11:00pm. You could bring your spouse and/or a friend (or two or three friends). The BeerFest raises a lot of money for our club. Since we do not participate in the Jazz Festival this year, the BeerFest will replace some of the funds we are losing. You can help in different ways: Volunteer your time, donate an item for the Silent Auction (100% return to SBMC) or simply by buying tickets for the event. Please reply by e-mail to the Co-Chairs. 


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 3 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]