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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 81, Issue 26, June 23, 2013
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
Daytona Coke Zero Race
Fishing Trip
SBMC Raffle
Spotlight Speakers

Spotlight Speakers

June 26 -
Michael Cobb

July 3-
No Meeting

July 10-

Matt Romano

July 17-
Rose Jackson


Happy Birthday

Mary Cox, 6/24 
Jeanne Goldman, 6/24 
Dottie Kriner, 6/25 
Bob McKenzie, 6/25 
Ken Kievet, 6/28 
Cameron Naugle, 6/28 
Phillip Gullion, 6/28 
Tom Whicher, 6/29 





  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 
Arthur Rubin 



Sandy Myers
Jepp Walter 



  Next Meeting 

June 26, 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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6/26   State of the City, Sheriff John Rutherford
City Council President, Bill Bishop will give a Civic Affairs

Upcoming Programs: 
7/3    No Meeting
7/10  Better Jacksonville Plan, Andy Johnson
7/17  CEO of JEA, Paul McElroy
7/24  Adventures From Around The World, John Palumbo
7/31  International Speedway Construction, Bill Braniff


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

(904) 838-8400


This past Wednesday, we had another great turnout!  It was so good to see so many of you visiting for such an important meeting.  We gave away our Pauline Smith Scholarship for $2000 to Yousra Hebeisha, who was a very gracious recipient, as the Truman Scholar representing University of North Florida.


Additionally, we had the YAP Charity Golf Tournament committee up front as the chairmen and founder presented the club with a check for $18,085.73!  This was a tremendous result of great efforts on their parts, and I personally want to thank Rick, Jay, Crump, and the rest of the team that did such a fabulous job on arguably the best golf tournament in Jacksonville.


We also had Wayne Hogan from Terrell-Hogan talk to us about the dangers of distracted driving.  Wayne really made us think about making that next call or text while driving, and to pull over if you must do either of these.  It was a great talk, and Wayne stayed after the meeting to take questions from many members who were interested in learning more.


This week we will have Sheriff John Rutherford as our speaker and the City Council President, Bill Bishop with a Civic Affairs update, so I expect another big turnout.  I hope everyone had a great weekend, and I'll see you Wednesday.



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 now 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]