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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 81, Issue 37, September 8, 2013
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
Past President's Day
Military Appreciation Day
Golf Outing
Jaguars Tailgating Social
3rd Annual Car Show
Sergeant At Arms
Photo Gallery

Spotlight Speakers

September 11-
Arun Venkatesan

September 18-
Ken Dean

September 25-
Axel von Loewenclau


Happy Birthday

Candace Thurman, 9/8 
Kyle Sparks, 9/9 
Keith Kemmerer, 9/9 
Michael Hawthorne, 9/11 
Axel von Loewenclau, 9/13 
Davis Johnston, 9/14 
Jeremy Stein, 9/14



   Prizes & Raffles        


The Hardage-Giddens 

Dignity Memorial

Attendance Award,

Sponsored by

John Hamel


Winner Phil Rosebrock 


Woody Cooper Award

Sponsored by: 

Tom Harris,


Name drawn last week 

A.J. Pionessa 





Rod Borum
A.J. Pionessa
  Next Meeting 

September 11, 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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9/11  Military Appreciation Day

Upcoming Programs: 
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 was a wonderful day for us.  We had many of our Past Presidents and their guests at our meeting, for the annual Past Presidents Day.  If you missed it, we had an Honor Guard presentation, as well as a great reading by John Dietzen for the Passed Past Presidents.  I'd like to thank Ramona Baldwin for chairing the event this year, and 3rd Vice President Patrick Heatherington for putting on a great event.    


The Clay Shooting event was Saturday, we'll have a good write-up in the next newsletter, as details were not available at the time of scheduling this one for delivery.


This week we will have another very special day, our annual Military Appreciation Day.  We will honor Veterans as well as active duty military.  It will be a very special day, I hope you can all attend.


I'll see you Wednesday.


It was great to see so many of our past presidents at the meeting last week. Our thanks to them for helping make Southside Business Men's Club what it is today. If you were not at the meeting you missed a wonderful presentation. It all started with a flag ceremony conducted by cadets form the Robert E. Lee High School NJROTC, followed by a touching tribute to our "passed" Past Presidents and then a "Southside" story.

Thank you to those who helped with making 2013 Past President's Day special: John Dietzen, Barbara Murphy, Barbara Buzby, Crump Kirby, Jay Cann, Steve De Sorbo, Patrick Heatherington, Heather Corey, my husband Robert Baldwin, and some last minute recruits - the members who read the decades "passed" Presidents.


I would also like to thank Rose Jackson with LaMee Florist for donating the beautiful floral Center Pieces and the sweet pink carnation boutonni�res. In keeping with the club's fund raising traditions we were able to auction off the centerpieces with proceeds going to the club's charities fund.


Thank you everyone,  

Ramona Baldwin-Chairman Past President's Day.


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,  


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! Also, our very own Scott Schilbrack is going to be our bartender with some very special concoctions!!! 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!
Sergeant At Arms 

Weekly we place volunteers on the agenda to perform the Pledge and Invocation at each meeting.  If you are willing to do one of these at an upcoming meeting please contact me so we can be prepared in advance.


I am also 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.
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