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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 81, Issue 21, May 19, 2013
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
Annual Charity Golf Classic
Meet A Member
SBMC Raffle
Sergeant at Arms

Spotlight Speakers

May 22-
Charlie Sheppard

May 29-
Rod Borom

June 5-
Jack Manilla

June 12-
Michael Haney

June 19-
David Grigalchik

June 26 -
Ken Dean




Happy Birthday

Bryan Hynes, 5/19
Terry Vereen, 5/20
John Hamel, 5/20
Tom Sikes, 5/21
Scott Wolf, 5/23
Joe Markley, 5/24
Alexander Sifakis, 5/24
Jeff Volpe, 5/25 



  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 

Don Flynn 




Gen Bushor
Chuck Perrone 



  Next Meeting 

May 22, 2013  


San Jose Country Club

7529 San Jose Blvd

Jacksonville, FL

Lunch Buffet 12:00 pm

$20 Members

$25 for Guest 



Invite a Guest  





5/22   City Council President, Bill Bishop  

Upcoming Programs:  
5/29   Bolles Swim Team Coach and Olympic Medal Winner,  
            Sergio Lopez
6/5     The Lean Consortium, Jerry Bussell
6/12   Legislative Summary, Charles McBurney
6/19   Legal liabilities of an employer for their employees
            texting while driving, Wayne Hogan
6/26   State of the City, Sheriff John Rutherford   


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

(904) 838-8400


Last week we heard from Bonnie Barnes with the North Florida Land Trust.  She really opened our eyes on how we are so fortunate to have a local organization that is watching over our wetlands, marshes, and other protected property.  They actually take care of the property as well as protect it.


We had the Beerfest on Friday, and I'd like to personally thank Mike White for the opportunity for our club to volunteer and bring funds in to our charities through his venue.  It is greatly appreciated.  I'd also like to thank 2nd Vice President Tim Howe, his chairmen Axel Von Loewenclau & Tripp House, and all of the volunteers that helped make this once again a great annual fundraiser, and a great event for our city. 


Monday we have our major fundraiser, the Youth Achievers Program Charity Golf Classic, which is one of the best golf tournaments I've ever been a part of, and I have been in a LOT of golf tournaments.  Stay tuned to hear more about the results of this great tournament.


This week we have our own Bill Bishop, President of our City Council, as our speaker.  I hope you can attend!


I'll see you Wednesday!


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
5th Annual Jacksonville Craft & Import Beer Festival

We would like to thank EVERYONE who volunteered to work BeerFest last Friday; it was a huge success!!  We raised a lot of money to help fund our causes (totals to follow), and had fun doing so!


Axel von Loewenclau

Tripp House


Our next Meet a Member is Thursday, June 13th, at Aromas Cigar, Wine and Martini Bar.  Beer, wine and appetizers served from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM.  Tickets are $5.00 and will be on sale a few weeks before the event.  Save the date!  This will be a fun event!!!


Wendy Helms and Hillary Carpenter

SBMC 2013 Meet a Member Chairs

SBMC Raffle 

Coming soon, we will have information on our new SBMC Raffle!!


Barry Griffin

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 - Mo

nday, 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).


Balcony cabins are sold out.

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

Only 13 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]