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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 81, Issue 39, September 22, 2013
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
Executive Secretary
Jaguars Tailgating Social
Fall YAP
Meet A Member
3rd Annual Car Show
Veteran's Day Float
Membershp Corner
Sergeant At Arms
Photo Gallery

Spotlight Speakers

September 25-
Axel von Loewenclau

October 2-
Pam Wiltgen

October 9-
Amy Huffman

October 16-
Howard Caplan

October 23-
Mike White

October 30-
Tim Howe


Happy Birthday

Yolanda Foley, 9/22
Angie Tekin, 9/23
Andrew Bruck, 9/25
John Duvall, 9/27
Michael Cobb, 9/28  


   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 

Wendy Helms 





Steve DeSorbo
Bob Ascher 
  Next Meeting 

September 25, 2013 


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7529 San Jose Blvd

Jacksonville, FL

Lunch Buffet 12:00 pm

$20 Members

$25 for Guest 



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9/25    President of Jacksonville Transportation Authority,
             Nat Ford

Upcoming Programs: 
10/2    Senator Aaron Bean, State Senator
10/9    Mallory Cooper, Circuit Court Judge
10/16  Mayor Alvin Brown
10/23  Dr. Vitti, Superintendant of Duval County Schools
10/30  Dan Naes, Budwieser Brewmaster


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

(904) 838-8400


Last week we had a VERY informative talk from Don Fox, the CEO of Firehouse Subs.  What a learning experience!  Definitely made you think about how important Customer Service is, and attention to responsiveness to their needs.  It amazes me how many businesses do not show any concern for that.  Hopefully we all learned from it, and can try to be as dedicated to the customer.


Be sure to get your Jaguars tickets for next Sunday.  The tailgate party will be off the hook!  Read below, and spread the word to your friends, or buy some for your employees and co-workers!  It's an incredible value.


This week we will have Nat Ford, the President of our Jacksonville Transportation Authority.  I've heard Nat speak before, and it is a wonderful talk, and covers a great deal about our city and its growing needs.


See you all Wednesday!



As most of you know, our Club Secretary, Cherri Coombs Ohmer, is leaving our organization, for a great career move.  After an extensive search, thanks in large to Angie Tekin with Oasis Staffing, we now have a new Club Secretary.  I'd like to welcome Christy Rosen to our team.  Christy was at last week's meeting, and will overlap with Cherri for a short period of time for the transition.  I'd like to thank Cherri for keeping the club afloat while she and Treasurer Dee Kirby train Christy to get her up and running.  Please take a moment to say "Thank you" and "Good Bye" to Cherri when you visit this week, and also "Hi, my name is _ _ _ _" as you introduce yourself to Christy.

                   Are you a Jag-or-not? Or are you a Jag-a-tater?
Will you be watching football Sunday, September 29th?
Will Tebow add the glow, or will my mother walk on as quarterback and put on the show?

If you answered, YES, NO or I don't know to any of the above questions, THEN YOU NEED TO PARTY WITH US!

SBMC is hosting their 4th Annual Much Discussed Tailgate Party...and it happens to be at Everbank Field. Tickets are ONLY $40 and include: good seats, BBQ, cold beer, bloody mary's (or hail mary's if you like), special concoctions from our very own Scott (Scooter) Schilbrack, wine, soft drinks and water, a cool, tented 'oasis' for revelry and John The Hammer Hamel as guest DJ.

Bring your lawn chairs, your best football jokes and friends, family and neighbors for our tailgating event. Buy your tickets ONLINE today by Clicking Here so you don't miss out. Party starts at 11:00 on Sunday, the 29th. Winning or losing we have a season to get through and a team to support, J remember you will NEVER win if you don't show join the rest of the winners at our party!

We have a limited number of tickets and these WILL sell out!!!


If you have any questions, please contact me at my email below. Thank you!

Angie Tekin [email protected] 


YAP Cookout - October 3rd
YAP Program - November 20th 

The Youth Achiever Program helps the boys and girls who serve as Southside Elementary school safety patrols, specifically those of Pine Forest with the cost of the trip to Washington DC. Then later upon applying to college, these same students are eligible to apply for our annual YAP college scholarships to the schools of their choice (usually $1,000-$1,500 depending on demand).  This program is funded in part by our semi-annual Youth Achiever Program cook-outs, and the Fall one is just around the corner on October 3, 2013.


This is your opportunity to make an investment in this worthy program. As SBMC members you can make a difference by getting involved.  There are 3 ways to get involved you can help on the YAP committee, volunteer the day of the cookout 10/3/2013 or Invest by being a Sponsor in this program.  Investment Sponsorships for this Fall only are $125.


We'd like to thank the following members for
already committing to sponsor this year:


Spring & Fall Sponsors (Beauclerc & Pine Forest)

SGS Technologies-Arun Venkatesan

Guardian Commercial R/E-Bob Ascher

Deluxe Cleaners-Carter Funk

GolfTec-Nico Hogeveen

Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network-Angelo Volpe

Bushor's Tree Surgeons-Gene Bushor

Luten Insurance-Scott Schilbrack

Cramer Law Center-Jeffrey Cramer

Health Pointe Jacksonville-Julee Miller

InVestra Financial Services-Erin Eiras

Holistic Massage Therapies-Julie Wesling

Griswold Home Care-Barry Griffin

Duckworth Construction-Hank Duckworth

Marlin Technology-Jepp Walter

Synovus Bank-Patrick Heatherington

Nextran Truck Center-Mike Graber

Florida Backyard-Sabrina Ebel

Wilkinson, Gerrard, & Clements-Mark Wilkinson

Certified Steak & Seafood/Sea Best-Steve Frisch

Don Flynn Pictures-Don Flynn

RS&H Comm. Realty-Scott Hanigan

ShimpSign & Design-Roy Shimp

Costco-Mary Pat Stocks & Ken Spinella


Please contact: Harry Peltz [email protected] or

Patrick Heatherington [email protected]
Guten Tag,
Join the Brew Masters from Southside Business Men's Club on October 11th for an evening of German fun! Come enjoy the company of your other Southside Business Men's Club members and guests as we travel across the seas to Germany. Enjoy Authentic German music, games and loads of fun on the Downtown River. Great German beer and appetizers will be available. There will be beer at this Oktoberfest event. Tickets are $8.00 per person and you will receive 2 free drink tickets!

Please note this is a special price for SBMC members. The location is The Shipyards on the St. Johns River downtown.  You can go to  to pay online or pay at the weekly meeting.  This will be a blast!!!

Brew Master Host: Mike White 
Assistant Brew Master Hosts: Angie Tekin, Frank Wallmeyer, Patrick Heatherington, Steve Desorbo
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. 




It is once again time to prepare our float entry for the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in Downtown Jacksonville on November 11th.  The SBMC float is dedicated to our nations military service members, both active and Veterans alike, and commemorates those who have given the supreme sacrifice for this great nation.  We begin our float building activities on Tuesday, October 1st, 5:30 PM at 4115 University Blvd W (in the warehouse under the bridge), and will meet on each consecutive Tuesday evening through November 4th, same place and time.  Food and beverages will be provided. You are welcome to BYOB.  YOUR PARTICIPATION IS VERY IMPORTANT AS THIS REQUIRES SEVERAL VOLUNTEERS EACH WEEK TO COMPLETE THE PROJECT!


Please contact the following members if you have any questions or interest in participating:

Chairman:  Phil Rosebrock; [email protected]

Co-Chair: Hal Smith; [email protected]

3rd Vice President: Patrick Heatherington; [email protected]

Save The Date! 
Wednesday, November 13th
Annual JSO and JFRD
Officer and Firefighter of the
Year Awards Ceremony


Contact Scott Schillbrack [email protected] for further details.



Wendy Helms is in the lead with the most new members,
but Joan Rogers isn't far behind! Joan is also
in the lead for the most visitors!!!


There's still plenty of time to participate, here are the details:  

Through October, we will be awarding you for bringing both NEW MEMBERS and FIRST-TIME VISITORS to the club!


The individual who sponsors the mostnew 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!


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] 

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]