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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 81, Issue 25, June 16, 2013
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
Daytona Coke Zero Race
Fishing Trip
SBMC Raffle
Spotlight Speakers

Spotlight Speakers

June 19-
Penny Kievet

June 26 -
Ken Dean

July 10-
Matt Romano

July 17-
Rose Jackson


Happy Birthday

Bobby Andrews, 6/16 
Sean Murrell, 6/17 
Joan Rogers, 6/17 
Denise Roth, 6/18 
Charles Clark, 6/18 
Mike White, 6/20 
Paul Gruenther, 6/22 





  Prizes & Raffles       


The Hardage-Giddens 

Dignity Memorial

Attendance Award,

Sponsored by

John Hamel


No winner last week.   




Woody Cooper Award

Sponsored by: 

Tom Harris,


Jack Manilla



Desi Desiderio



  Next Meeting 

June 19, 2013  


San Jose Country Club

7529 San Jose Blvd

Jacksonville, FL

Lunch Buffet 12:00 pm

$20 Members

$25 for Guest 



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6/19   Legal liabilities of an employer for their employees
            texting while driving, Wayne Hogan

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



We had a wonderfully attended meeting on June 12th.  Our speaker was our own Honorable Charles McBurney, who gave us an update on the happenings of our Florida legislature.  It was a very informative talk that also made you proud to be a Floridian.


We also received a check from Mike White with Client Focused Media for $5,000, for our efforts at the Craft Import Beer Fest.  This is easily the most amount of money we make in the least amount of time and effort.  I applaud Mike and his company for supporting our club and allowing us to be a part of this wonderful event.  I'd like to thank 2nd Vice President Tim Howe and his team for a wonderful accomplishment.  Tim reminded all of us that we can make the event even bigger, and raise even more money, in years to come.  Plan to be a part of this exciting fundraiser. 


This week we will learn about the liabilities of an employer that may have employees texting while driving.  We will also have a visit from Pauline Smith, our first club secretary, as we award our largest college scholarship in her honor for this year.   Finally, there will be a wonderful presentation from Jay Cann & Rick Thompson on the results of our largest fundraiser, the YAP Golf Tournament.  Please plan to attend on the 19th, and invite your friends and acquaintances!  See you at the meeting. 




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 tied for the lead, with Arthur Rubin and Erin Eiras close on their heels! 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! 

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

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]