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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 81, Issue 31, July 28, 2013
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
Membershp Contest Winner
Christmas In July
Meet A Member
River Cruise
SBMC Raffle
Gun Range Social
Military Appreciation Day
Spotlight Speakers

Spotlight Speakers

July 31-
Julie Clements

August 7-
Joan Rogers

August 14-
Jimmy Johns

August 21-
Cathy Curtis

August 28-
Eric Ramshaw


Happy Birthday

Steve Goranson, 7/28 
Julee Miller, 7/28 
Jeff Smith, 7/29 
Ken Dean, 7/30 
John Spitler, 8/1 
Vicki Carter, 8/1 
Tina Robbins, 8/2 
Nicole Szarlan, 8/3 
Chandevi Rodriquez, 8/3 


  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 
John Davoli 


Frank Wallmeyer
Gene Bushor 
  Next Meeting 

July 31, 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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7/31  Curtis Dvorak (aka Jaxson DeVille)

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

(904) 838-8400



Last week we had John Palumbo telling us stories of some of his adventures from around the Globe, and really focusing on 'Plan B'.  It was informative, and entertaining, everyone enjoyed it as far as I can tell.


We have so much coming up in the next couple of months, with
the next Meet a Member being on August 8th at Marywood, followed by the River Cruise a couple of weeks later, a Clay Shoot after that, and the SBMC Cruise!  Lots going on.


This week we have none other than Curtis Dvorak, better known as Jaxson DeVille from the Jaguars!  Funny guy, he will not be in costume, but will be very entertaining!


Bring your guests, and we'll see you Wednesday!


SBMC Membership Contest Winner 

Congratulations to ERIN EIRAS for winning a romantic getaway in St Augustine! Erin brought in the most new members for our second quarter membership contest. Membership has it's privileges!

It's Christmas In July 

Ok, not really but it is time to announce our next membership contest! Through October, we will be awarding you for bringing both NEW MEMBERS and FIRST-TIME VISITORS to the club!


The individual who sponsors the most new members by October 9th will win TWO tickets to the SBMC Christmas Party and a 1-night stay at the Hyatt Downtown! 


But wait! That's not all! In addition:


The member who brings the most first time visitors to the club will ALSO win two tickets to the SBMC Christmas Party and a 1-night stay at the Hyatt!


Start recruiting now and help us grow our club! 

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. You can buy your tickets at the meeting Wednesday or online at 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. Please pay Dee Kirby at the weekly meeting


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.


Shooting, BBQ and Beer!

Come join us Saturday, September 7th for "Golfing with a shotgun"

Not a shooter, that's OK, come out for some great company, food and fun

 9am with lunch at noon

 50 Sporting Clay Targets

The top 8 scores shoot 50 additional targets
to determine the winner

BBQ lunch catered by Country Caterers BBQ

Water, Iced Tea and Beer

$35 per shooter

$15 Lunch and beverages only


WW Sporting Clays

1445 Otis Road


Directions:  West I-10 to Chaffee Rd.  North on Chaffee, West on Beaver St (Hwy 90), about 2.5 miles, turn north (right) on Otis Rd.  Entrance on right, just after the Baldwin Rail Trails). Shooters must provide their own gun, ammo, eye and hearing protection.


For additional information contact:

                Erin Eiras  ([email protected])

                Dee Kirby ([email protected])



At the weekly meeting on September 11th, we will be celebrating our annual Military Appreciation Day. 


This year, we are recognizing and thanking our members who have served.  We highly encourage all of our veterans to contact John Hamel [email protected] , or call (904) 887-6805 to let us know which branch you served in, so we can properly represent each of you.  Please plan to attend this special day!


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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