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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 81, Issue 22, May 26, 2013
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
Datyona Coke Zero Race
Meet A Member
Sergeant at Arms

Spotlight Speakers

May 29-
Jeanne Maron

June 5-
Jack Manilla

June 12-
Michael Haney

June 19-
David Grigalchik

June 26 -
Ken Dean




Happy Birthday

Bob Ernst, 5/26 
Michael Jones, 5/28 
Melanie Jensen, 5/29 



  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 

Terry Vereen 




Tina Robbins 
Axel Von Loewenclau 



  Next Meeting 

May 29, 2013  


San Jose Country Club

7529 San Jose Blvd

Jacksonville, FL

Lunch Buffet 12:00 pm

$20 Members

$25 for Guest 



Invite a Guest  





5/29   Bolles Swim Team Coach and Olympic Medal Winner,  
            Sergio Lopez

Upcoming Programs:  
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 was a busy week, but that's the theme for May!  We had our Youth Achievers Charity Golf Classic last Monday, and it was a beautiful day, and a beautifully ran golf tournament.  I'd like to thank Jay Cann, Crump Kirby, Rick Thompson, among a host of other volunteers.  It was a wonderful event, and I can't wait till next year.


Then on Wednesday we had our own Bill Bishop, the President of City Council, as our Guest Speaker.  Bill advised us on the happenings in city government, and what we can expect to come up in the future as well.  It's very nice to have such a knowledgeable person amongst our membership.  It was also nice to see Honorable Charles McBurney in our crowd as well.  We've got the city and state government covered with active members!


In June, we have 2 big dates;  the first one is on June 7th, which is the deadline to get on our Cruise that will be on September 13th- 16th.  That is going to be a blast, we had more people sign up last week!  Almost a week later, we will have a Meet a Member on the 13th, at Aromas!  That will be a lot of fun.  And this is just to see if you are still reading this... If you come up to me at the  meeting and tell me what Bill Bishop's REAL job is, I'll buy you 5 of the 50/50 tickets.  So I hope you are having or had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, and I'll see you Wednesday! 



We have a survey for anyone that is possibly interested in going to the Daytona Coke Zero race in July.  Please follow this link and complete the survey.  Thank you!


The second quarter new membership contest is in full swing. Each of you are competing for the same prize. Want to know what you're playing for???  


First prize is a romantic overnight for 2 with dinner in St. Augustine.  Second prize will be a gift certificate for some fine wine.  Lets build our membership with some friendly competition where everyone wins!!


For information on membership contact:

Don Flynn  [email protected]

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 or you can go to to pay online.

Save the date!  This will be a fun event!!!


Wendy Helms and Hillary Carpenter

SBMC 2013 Meet a Member Chairs

After our wonderful SBMC/YAP/Latitude 30 annual charity tournament at San Jose, our next regular monthly golf outing is on Friday, June 21st at The Golf Club of South Hampton.


Come and enjoy the start of summer and the longest day of the year on the golf course! Cost is $35.00 plus tax and includes range balls. We have 32 spots available. Our tee times will start at 12:06PM. Please contact Nico Hogeveen at 904-403-6754 or [email protected] to reserve your spot.


Nico Hogeveen

2013 SBMC Golf Chair

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 - 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).


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]