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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 81, Issue 34, August 18, 2013
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
Executive Secretary
SBMC Raffle
River Cruise
Past President's Day
Gun Range Social
Military Appreciation Day
3rd Annual Car Show
Spotlight Speaker

Spotlight Speakers

August 21-
Cathy Curtis

August 28-
Eric Ramshaw

September 4-
Stephen Watson

September 11-
Arun Venkatesan

September 18-
Ken Dean

September 25-
Axel Von Lowenklau


Happy Birthday

Mike Kibler, 8/18
John Capra, 8/19
Stephen Watson, 8/23



   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 

Heather Johnson


Jepp Walter
Steve DeSorbo 
  Next Meeting 

August 21, 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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8/21  New President of Jax Chamber, Daniel Davis

Upcoming Programs: 
8/28  FSCJ, Sarah Roy & Cindy Depadua
9/4    Past President's Day
9/18  Military Appreciation Day
9/25  President of JTA, Nat Ford


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

(904) 838-8400


Last week was eye opening, to say the least.  Andy Johnson held nothing back as he spoke of over spending by the City of Jacksonville and its Mayors, as well as challenging our club to check into the overspending he spoke of.


This week we will hear from Daniel Davis, the new President of our Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce.  This will be the first time we've heard from Daniel since taking on his new role held for so many years by Wally Lee.  It should be interesting to hear what he has planned for our city's future.


Next week is the River Cruise on the Foxy Lady, and that event sold out.  It should be a great networking event as we take a twilight cruise down the river.


Have a great week, everyone, and I'll see you Wednesday. 
SBMC Executive Secretary   
I regret to inform the members that we will be losing our secretary, Cherri Coombs Ohmer, as she has taken a full time position as the Executive Director of the Downtown Rotary.  Join me in thanking Cherri for her hard work as our club secretary, and wish her congratulations and all the best in her new position.
SBMC Membership  

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 Raffle 

RAFFLE ticket sales end soon!!


Get your raffle tickets now for the $500 COSTCO Cash Card.  The winner will also receive a 1 year membership, or renewal.  The Cash Card can be used for anything in the store!! 

The drawing will be held during the meeting on August 21st.

For more details see:
Barry Griffin: [email protected] or


Ken Spinella: [email protected]


SBMC Evening River Cruise

Thursday, August 22nd at 6PM- 8PM



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 dock to get on the boat is next to the Hyatt


This includes a wonderful 2 hour Cruise up & down the St. Johns River, Hors d'oeuvers and Happy Hour pricing ( Cash Bar).  The $25.00 tickets are sold out but you can still purchase a ticket for $38.00 at the boat.  PLEASE BE THERE NO LATER THAN 5:30 PM to check in.


If you have any question please contact the Tailgating Committee.

Michael Gullion

Tom Kennedy

Angie Tekin

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
Register online, no experience necessary  

$35 per shooter

$15 Lunch and beverages only
Click here to download and print the flier 


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])

Attention all veterans, and SBMC members whose family served!! 

We will be celebrating our annual Military Appreciation Day on September 11th


PLEASE email John Hamel [email protected],
or call him at (904) 887-6805

ASAP if:

 -- you served and can attend the event; we will properly represent each of you.  We will have reserved seating for each branch represented


-- you have a family member who served, or is serving, and would like to have them recognized.

Golf Oscar, Alpha Romeo Mike Yankee...out!


Alright SPORTS FANS......let's get ready to RUMBLE.........! Time for our much celebrated and never imitated, SBMC JAGS TAILGATING PARTY 2013!  


This year the event will be held Sunday, September 29th to watch the Jaguars 'break in' the Indianapolis Colts. The mere $40 per person covers: ticket to the game in a great block seating area, beer, Bloody Mary's, soda and water, BBQ catered by Players Grille, tented comfort along with the soon to be famous, John "The Hammer" Hamel Traveling Salvation Show and Music- DJ Extravaganza! Folks, you simply CANNOT get a better deal for the price. We will be partying under the SBMC Dome (tent) in starts at 1:00 so the party starts @ 11:00 am! Bring your friends, clients, family, co workers, etc., but BRING THEM YOU MUST! Only 100 tickets available and they will be sold out fast! Purchase on line or stop by the friendly 'we will take your money as you come into the room' desk and pay the Accounting Team. Questions....hope the only one you have is 'how many can I buy'?  If you have season tickets you can purchase a wristband for the party for $10.00.   


Your Tailgating Committee....Mike Gullion, Tom Kennedy and Angie Tekin. See you there!

SBMC 3rd Annual Car Show 

Saturday, October 26that the Hooters at Tinseltown!!  Sponsored by NIMNICHT Fleet/Commercial Sales


Get your best car, ruck or motorcycle ready to enter and help our Club raise money. We are asking members to donate items for goodie-bags, silent auction, and Raffles!   You can also sign up to be a Silver Sponsor and have a 10x10 tent to display your company's wares!

Click Here to download and print the official flier. 


Contact Desi Desiderio at [email protected] or
904 673-6482 for all the 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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