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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 81, Issue 36, September 1, 2013
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
Past President's Day
Gun Range Social
Military Appreciation Day
Golf Outing
Jaguars Tailgating Social
3rd Annual Car Show
Spotlight Speaker
Photo Gallery

Spotlight Speakers

September 4-
Stephen Watson

September 11-
Arun Venkatesan

September 18-
Ken Dean

September 25-
Axel Von Lowenklau


Happy Birthday

John Rutherford, 9/2
Kimberly Clarke, 9/3
William Traer, III, 9/3
Karen Mathis, 9/6
Lake Ray, Jr., 9/6
Thomas Ashely, 9/7



   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 Corey 





Sandy Meyers
Tom McLenahan 
  Next Meeting 

September 4, 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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9/4    Past President's Day

Upcoming Programs: 
9/11  Military Appreciation Day
9/18  Don Fox, Firehouse CEO
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 we had a great talk from Sarah and Cindy from the FSCJ Artist Series, and found out they have a lot more to offer than most people realized!  Hard to believe 2 popular TV shows, America's Got Talent, and So You Think You Can Dance, are both having stops here in Jacksonville for their live tours.  Along with the extensive variety of other shows they carry, in our own Times Union Center for the Arts, it definitely brings Jacksonville into the limelight in the arts arena.


We also got to give away scholarships!  One recipient was present, Gabrielle Rumney, while the others were already in school.  Each of the students that were not present had a very heart felt thank you read to the club by Chairman of the Scholarship Committee Howard Caplan.  Gabrielle was very gracious in accepting her YAP Scholarship as well.


There are so many things coming up this month of September, with the Clay Shooting event, the SBMC Cruise, and our HUGE Jaguars Tailgating Social at the end of the month, there is plenty for every member to do.


Are you ready for some football?!?  Yes, it is football season.  I'll see you all Wednesday.


Please join us for a special meeting as we honor our  
Past Presidents at this weeks meeting, 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!

Our next monthly golf outing is on Friday, September 20th at
Deerwood Country Club. This private club hosted several Greater Jacksonville Opens in the sixties and seventies, being the predecessor to today's PLAYERS Championship. Cost is $50.00 plus sales tax, including range balls. We will have a shotgun start at 12:00 noon. Please contact Nico Hogeveen at 904-403-6754 or [email protected] to reserve your golf ASAP.


Nico Hogeveen

2013 SBMC Golf Chair


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 26th
Hooters at Tinseltown!!
Sponsored by NIMNICHT Fleet/Commercial Sales 


Come out and review all the fantastic bodies!!  Chevy's, Mopars, Fords, as well as the Lotus!  This is going to be a fun day with good friends, food and a great wait-staff!  AND, it's a bye-week for the Gators and Dawgs.


To help us raise money, we are asking members to donate items for goodie-bags, silent auction, and Raffles!   For $75 you can be a Silver Sponsor and have a 10x10 tent to display your company's wares (only a couple of spots remain)!


 Click Here to download and print the official flier. 


We need a few members to sign up as a volunteer for various responsibilities on the day of the event.  The sign-up sheet will be at the Wednesday meetings, or  contact Desi Desiderio, [email protected] or 904 673-6482, or Dee Kirby, [email protected] 904 537-4112, for all the details. 


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!

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] 

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