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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 81, Issue 24, June 9, 2013
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
Datyona Coke Zero Race
Meet A Member
Golf Outing
Fishing Trip
Spotlight Speakers

Spotlight Speakers

June 12-
Chris Reibling

June 19-
David Grigalchik

June 26 -
Ken Dean


Happy Birthday

Michael Haney, 6/9 
Dave Pentel, 6/10 
Harry Peltz, 6/11 
Birgit Im, 6/12 
Ashely Cribbs, 6/14 






  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 

Jack Manilla



Steve DeSorbo 
Barry Griffin 



  Next Meeting 

June 12, 2013  


San Jose Country Club

7529 San Jose Blvd

Jacksonville, FL

Lunch Buffet 12:00 pm

$20 Members

$25 for Guest 



Invite a Guest  





6/12   Legislative Summary, Charles McBurney

Upcoming Programs:  
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 President
Jepp Walter, President
Southside Business Men's Club 

(904) 838-8400



Last week we heard about Lean Jax, part of the Lean Consortium worldwide, on how to 'trim the fat' in business cycles, and improve productivity and profit margins.  Jerry was quite informative.


This week we will have Honorable Charles McBurney as our speaker to give us a legislative update for our State of Florida.  We are so very proud of Charles and his accomplishments, and are so glad to be able to call him a member of our club.


I gave out 50/50 tickets to Phil Rosebrock last week, as he was the only one to come up and wish me a 'happy June 5th' which is what was hidden in the newsletter.  See it pays to read the entire newsletter! 

We have a meet a member this week, which will be a LOT of fun, read more about it below.  Have a great week, everyone, and I'll see you Wednesday.



Join the SBMC at the Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola perched above pit road in the infield. A day in the patios is a truly riveting experience. With a bird's eye view of the exit of pit road, the open-air Pit Road Patios will take your breath away. 


Package Includes:  

  • Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola Pit Road Patio for July 6th, 2013
  • Food, Unlimited Coke Products, Dasani Water, and Beer
  • Pre-Race Access for Pre-Race Concert with Sheryl Crow & Driver Introductions
  • Sprint FANZONE Access
  • Largest Fireworks Show in the Southeast after checkered flag
  • $115 Per Person (A SAVINGS OF OVER $200)  

Tax Included. No Service Charges.

For additional information, please contact

Charlie Templeton at 386-681-6819 or email at [email protected],

or Gene Maszy at [email protected]

Register at


A special Thanks to our membership for inviting friends and colleagues to join our club. All members are eligible to participate in and win our 2nd quarter membership drive contest. First prize is a Romantic over night away with dinner in St. Augustine. Second place is a special gift set of wine. Bring a guest to our next meeting and help our club help our community through our charitable endeavors. 


So far, Denise Roth and Mike Russo are in the lead with one new member each! There is plenty of time to catch up, and now that our club's busiest month of the year is over, it's time to bring some visitors to our weekly meetings and recruit new members!


Contest ends July 10th!


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


Our next 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 only 5 spots left, so hurry to get in!  

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

4th Annual SBMC Fishing Party...Saturday July 13th, 2013. We leave PROMPTLY at 7:00 from Mayport Charter Center aboard the Mayport Princess with our own beloved, Capt. George Strait at the helm. 

$80 buys your way to a fishing adventure you can share with your friends, family and business associates and INCLUDES: passage on the Mayport Princess, bait & tackle, boxed Honey Baked Ham lunch, unlimited cold beer, soda and water, tips for the crew and everything else you need to have a 'salty adventure'.  


This is a GREAT OUTING and we SELL OUT EARLY! First paid first served so Go online to our website or pay at the next meeting to reserve your space or three. I'll see you on the deep blue sea!

First Mate Angie Tekin!

SBMC Raffle 

It's Like Christmas For Adults!!  Get your raffle tickets soon for the $500 COSTCO Cash Card to be drawn at the weekly meeting on August 26th


The winner will also receive a 1 year membership, or renewal, to COSTCO!! The Cash Card can be used for anything in the store!!

One Store-Endless Possibilities!!


See Barry Griffin: [email protected] or

Ken Spinella: [email protected] for more details.


I am looking for members that want to be on the stand by list to be a Spotlight Speaker.  There is always a chance that someone can't keep their commitment and we always want to have fill in's. If you are interested call or email:

Steve DeSorbo
SBMC Sergeant At Arms
904-281-2511, x3314
Email: [email protected] 

For questions and comments about the newsletter please e-mail [email protected]