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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 81, Issue 27, June 30, 2013
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
Daytona Coke Zero Race
Fishing Trip
SBMC Raffle
Spotlight Speakers

Spotlight Speakers

July 3-
No Meeting

July 10-

Barbara Busby

July 17-
Rose Jackson

July 24-
John Kutsch

July 31-
Julie Clements


Happy Birthday

Matthew Copeland, 6/30
Christina Tillman, 7/1
Peter Bragan, 7/3
Melody Bishop, 7/3
Stephen Johnston, 7/6




  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 

July 10, 2013  


San Jose Country Club

7529 San Jose Blvd

Jacksonville, FL

Lunch Buffet 12:00 pm

$20 Members

$25 for Guest 



Invite a Guest  


  Find us on Facebook  

Linked In   


7/3    No Meeting

Upcoming Programs: 
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


Last week we had yet another great turnout.  Our speaker was Sheriff John Rutherford, and he was as always, very informative.  He spoke of the state of the city and crime, or lack thereof!  We always enjoy hearing from John.


We also noted that members who put ads in the Directory are now allowed to get their ads online at our website,

There are links on the home page of our site that will point you in the right direction.


This week we will have NO meeting, I hope you all have a WONDERFUL 4th of July, and be safe out there!





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 is SOLD OUT! 

I'll see you on the deep blue sea!

First Mate Angie Tekin!

SBMC Golf Outing

Our next monthly golf outing is on Friday, July 26th at Palencia. This is one of the finest courses and facilities in our area.  Cost is $50.00 plus tax and includes range balls. We will have a shotgun start at 2:00PMPlease contact Nico Hogeveen at 904-403-6754 or [email protected] to reserve your spot.


Nico Hogeveen

2013 SBMC Golf Chair

SBMC Meet a Member
Save The Date! August 8th at 5:30-7:30 PM.  The next Meet A Member is rapidly approaching! It is graciously hosted by Jack Manilla with Portofino Pools and held at Marywood on SR 13 in Fruit Cove.  Come watch the sunset, enjoy beer, wine and appetizers for $5.00. Tickets will go on sale soon. This is not one to be missed!

 Any questions call Wendy Helms 904-838-2241. 
SBMC Evening River Cruise

We are going on a River Cruise aboard the FOXY LADY, the very pretty white yacht you may have seen out in front of River City Brewing Company. Get out and enjoy A great time with your fellow members and enjoy the River City.


Thursday August 15 at 6pm.

The first 40 members get special price of 24.95,

which includes a wonderful 2 hour Cruise up & down the St. Johns River.  Includes Hors d'oeuvers and Happy Hour pricing ( Cash Bar).  After the first 40 tickets are sold, it will be a regular price of 37.95 each. 


If you have any question please contact the Tailgating Committee.

Michael Gullion

Tom Kennedy

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]