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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 81, Issue 32, August 4, 2013
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
Membershp Contest Winner
Next Membership Contest
Meet A Member
SBMC Raffle
River Cruise
SBMC Golf Outing
Past President's Day
Gun Range Social
Military Appreciation Day
Spotlight Speaker

Spotlight Speakers

August 7-
Joan Rogers

August 14-
Jimmy Johns

August 21-
Cathy Curtis

August 28-
Eric Ramshaw


Happy Birthday
Amy Gordon, 8/4 

Zachary Sherman, 8/5 
Gary Bland, 8/8 
Walter Smith, 8/9 


   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 
Nico Hogoveen 


Jepp Walter
  Next Meeting 

August 7, 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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8/7    Speedway Construction, Bill Braniff

Upcoming Programs: 
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 were entertained by Curtis Dvorak, the mascot of the Jaguars better known as Jaxson DeVille.  Curtis updated us on all avenues of the Jaguars including the new ownership, management, coaches, and players.  I'm excited that football season is about to begin!

This week we will have Bill Braniff as our guest speaker, and he happens to be the man that designed and built the Daytona Speedway.  He'll tell us all about that and some other speedways he built.  We will also have some special guests coming in from Jack Manilla of Portofino Pools.  From the Jaguars, we will have Chad Johnson, Sr. Vice President, Ticket Sales, Scott Massey, Sr. Vice President, Corporate Partnerships, Hussain Naqi, Sr. Vice President, Fan Engagement, and Mark Lamping, CEO & President of the Jacksonville Jaguars.


Then on Thursday is out big Meet a Member at Marywood, sponsored by Jack Manilla.  This will be a meet a member NOT to be missed.  Marywood is just 3 miles past Racetrack Road on SR13 (San Jose Blvd).  For those of you that have been to the TPC Kickoff parties at 4th VP Julie Clement's house, it is just before her neighborhood on the right.


Everyone have a wonderful week, and I'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

This Thursday, 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. Come watch the sunset, enjoy beer, wine and appetizers for $5.00. You can buy your tickets at the meeting Wednesday or click here  to buy online.  This is not one to be missed!


Directions to Marywood:
"See Google Maps; ONLY a 20 minute easy drive, 11.8 miles south of San Jose Country Club on San Jose Boulevard/SR 13; no turns required until you get to Marywood".


Inn at Marywood on The River

235 Marywood Dr     

St Johns, FL 32259

Any questions call Wendy Helms 904-838-2241

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 21st. 


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.

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 price is $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


Our next monthly golf outing is on Friday, August 23rd at the King & Bear. This course, designed by Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, and situated at the World Golf Village, is one of the finest in our area.  Cost is $59.00 plus a $3.00 tournament fee and sales tax This rate includes range balls for practice prior to your round. We will have a shotgun start at 1:30PM.   

Spots are going very quickly, so please contact Nico Hogeveen at 904-403-6754 or [email protected] to reserve your golf ASAP.


Nico Hogeveen

2013 SBMC Golf Chair

Please join us for a special meeting as we honor our  
Past Presidents on September 4th!

This is our opportunity to say thank you to them for their dedication and many hours of work they spent to help make Southside Business Men's Club what it is today.


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] 

For questions and comments about the newsletter please e-mail [email protected]