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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 81, Issue 35, August 25, 2013
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
Executive Secretary
Past President's Day
Gun Range Social
Military Appreciation Day
Jaguars Tailgating Social
3rd Annual Car Show
Spotlight Speaker

Spotlight Speakers

August 28-
Eric Ramshaw

September 4-
Stephen Watson

September 11-
Arun Venkatesan

September 18-
Ken Dean

September 25-
Axel Von Lowenklau


Happy Birthday

Bill Fenwick, 8/25 
Mike Aselton, 8/26 
Rose Sarkees, 8/27 
Ryan Coughlin, 8/29 
Alan Worley, 8/29 
Jim Parrish, 8/29 
Dole Kelley, Jr., 8/31



   Prizes & Raffles        


The Hardage-Giddens 

Dignity Memorial

Attendance Award,

Sponsored by

John Hamel


Shannon McQuarry 






Woody Cooper Award

Sponsored by: 

Tom Harris,


Name drawn last week 

Bob Ascher 


C. Lee Daniel
Bob Ascher
  Next Meeting 

August 28, 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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8/28  FSCJ, Sarah Roy & Cindy Depadua

Upcoming Programs: 
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 interesting.  Due to a personal emergency, Daniel Davis from the Jax Chamber was unable to attend our meeting as our Guest Speaker.  We are so thankful to have two members step up that happen to be from the Florida House of Representatives!  Honorables Lake Ray and Charles McBurney stepped up and gave us a very informative legislative update, being asked at the last moment.  We always enjoy seeing them, and I am so proud to be able to say they are members of our fine organization.  I really appreciate their stepping up to the plate when we needed them, and owe them my debt of gratitude.


Thursday evening we had a WONDERFUL River Cruise on the Foxy Lady, a beautiful white yacht that is based at River City Brewing Company.  They picked us up near the Hyatt Riverfront, and took us on a beautiful sunset cruise.  Everyone aboard had a wonderful time, and this will definitely be a repeat event, and we will grow it to more people next year.


Join us this week as we hear from two young ladies from Florida State College at Jacksonville.  This should be a great presentation from a fine institution that we've watched grow from a Junior College to its status of today.  I'm sure we will all enjoy their visit to our club.


I'll see you Wednesday!

Photo Gallery!   
Did you know we have a photo gallery on our website?  We do.  There is a link at the top of the home page for "Gallery".
SBMC's River Cruise aboard The Foxy Lady!  Please click on the link below to view the pictures of this AWESOME event!  Can't wait until next year to do this again!!
Click HERE.
SBMC Executive Secretary   
It was announced in last week's newsletter and at the meeting that our Club Secretary, Cherri, will be leaving us, as she takes on a new position as the Executive Director of the Rotary Club of Jacksonville.  We all wish her the best in her new endeavor.


Meanwhile, we need to try to find a replacement, which will be no small task.  Please pass the word as follows:


Opening for PART TIME (20 hours per MONTH) Club Administrator/Secretary for SBMC. This position requires excellent written and oral communication skills; must have own computer and network access. Will attend weekly luncheon meetings (lunch provided) as well as monthly board meeting. Will provide minutes of each meeting to all members, edit and distribute weekly e-newsletter and provide other administrative services as required. Must have strong business acumen and professional experience. Email resume to: [email protected]. Thanks!

CONGRATULATIONS to new SBMC member: Steven Watson of StormForce of Jacksonville!!


His name was drawn at last Wednesday's meeting as the winner of the SBMC Raffle

Steven won a $500 COSTCO Cash Card and 1 year membership to the store!


Thanks to Barry Griffin and Ken Spinella for putting together a very successful event.

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!
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 from Dee Kirby at the weekly meeting.   


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, truck 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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