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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 81, Issue 29, July 14, 2013
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
SBMC Golf Outing
Meet A Member
River Cruise
SBMC Raffle
Spotlight Speakers

Spotlight Speakers

July 17-
Rose Jackson

July 24-
John Kutsch

July 31-
Julie Clements

August 7-
Joan Rogers

August 14-
Jimmy Johns

August 21-
Cathy Curtis

August 28-
Eric Ramshaw


Happy Birthday

Erin Eiras, 7/14
David Grigaltchik, 7/14
Adam Eiseman, 7/14
John Davoli, 7/14
Arun Venkatesan, 7/15
Steve Hyers, 7/15
Heather Johnson, 7/16
Will Duquette, 7/17
Jack Manilla, 7/17
Richard Sigler, 7/17 



  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 
Heather Johnson


Bruce Fouraker



  Next Meeting 

July 17, 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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7/17  CEO of JEA, Paul McElroy

Upcoming Programs: 
7/24  Adventures From Around The World, John Palumbo
7/31  Curtis Dvorak (aka Jaxson DeVille)
8/7    Speedway Construction, Bill Braniff
8/14  Better Jacksonville Plan, Andy Johnson
8/21  New President of Jax Chamber, Daniel Davis
8/28  FSCJ, Sarah Roy & Cindy Depadua


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

(904) 838-8400


This past week we were visited by Jeff Bouchy with the Jacksonville Sharks.  It is exciting to have such a talented team in our town.  To know they have won EVERY season for their division thus far is incredible, and says a lot for the ownership and coaching of our Sharks.


We have a LOT of events coming up, with the scheduled Fishing Trip this past weekend, a Golf Outing at Palencia this week, a meet a member coming up in early August and more!


I tried to give away some cash to a new member this past week, asking the ones that had been a member for under 6 months, if they knew who our club Treasurer was.  We still have the cash in the box.  Remember all officers and board members are in your directory, or on our website.  Try to learn more about them, and you may win some money in the future.


This week we have Paul McElroy from the JEA as our guest speaker, and I've heard him before.  It is very interesting, you will enjoy it.  I'll see you all this Wednesday.  Bring your guests!


Jepp Walter

SBMC Golf Outing

The next monthly SBMC golf outing is on Friday, July 19th at Palencia. This is one of the finest courses and facilities in our area.  We still have 7 spots left. Cost is $50.00 plus tax and includes range balls. We will have a shotgun start at 2:00PM.  Please 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

Thursday, August 22nd at 6pm 


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.


The first 40 members to register get a special price of 25.00 per person.  After 40, the rate is still only $38.00 per person. This includes a wonderful 2 hour Cruise up & down the St. Johns River,  Hors d'oeuvers and Happy Hour pricing ( Cash Bar). 


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] 

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