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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 81, Issue 43, October 20, 2013
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
Veteran's Day Float
SBMC Charities
Membershp Corner
Sergeant At Arms
Photo Gallery

Spotlight Speakers

October 23-
Shannon McQuarry

October 30-
Tim Howe
November 6-
Jackie Wilson


Happy Birthday

Bob Ascher, 10/20
Brynn Titone, 10/21
James Tilbrook, 10/21
Steve Weintraub, 10/21
Jessie Swearingen, 10/22
Sarah Sallas-Herring, 10/24
Kyle Lindsey, 10/25


   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 

Ken Dean





George Richardson
Steve DeSorbo
  Next Meeting 

October 23, 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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10/23    Ellen Leroy-Reed, One Spark!

Upcoming Programs:  
10/30  Dan Naes, Budweiser Brewmaster
11/6     Dr. Vitti, Superintendant of Duval County Schools
11/13  Police/Fireman of the Year


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

(904) 838-8400


Last week we had to shake things up, as the Mayor's schedule changed, and we found out about 20 minutes before the meeting started.  We worked it out, however, and filled up our time.  I'd like to thank Howard Caplan, our spotlight speaker from Lewis, Longman and Walker, P.A.  After some encouragement, Howard took some extra time with his spotlight to go into details on trademark and copyright law, and there were many questions answered.


We had our Social at the Southside Women's Club on Thursday, and attendees got a good indication of what all the buzz is about.  It is a beautiful building, and there are enormous possibilities.  I'd like to thank the Past Presidents for the food and refreshments provided, and also 3rd Vice President Patrick Heatherington for giving a good detailed synopsis of our thoughts as we prepare to move forward in a partnership with the ladies from Southside Women's Club.


This week our guest speaker will be Ellen Leroy-Reed from One Spark.  There has been SO much talk about this major event that occurred this year in Jacksonville, and how it has ballooned into an event the city will be proud of.  Have a great week everyone, and I hope to see you Wednesday.






It is once again time to prepare our float entry for the 2013 Veteran's Day Parade in Downtown Jacksonville on November 11th.  The SBMC float is dedicated to our nation's military service members, both active and Veterans alike, and commemorates those who have given the supreme sacrifice for this great nation.  We need your help this Tuesday evening, October 22, 2013 at 5:30pm 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, or just SHOW UP!


Chairman:  Phil Rosebrock; [email protected]

Co-Chair: Hal Smith; [email protected]

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

Our next monthly golf outing is on Friday, October 25th at Queen's Harbour Yacht & Country Club. We have a total of 32 spots. Cost is $43.00 plus sales tax, and this includes range balls. The start will be 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

 Saturday, October 26th

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


We really need items for our Silent Auction/Raffle!!  If you can, please donate any company giveaway (or unused re-gifting items) either large or small, that can help us raise money for this event. Click Here to download and print the official flier.  


We would like to thank our Silver Sponsors: Bayview Collision Center, GolfTEC, and Fidelity Bank! 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)! 


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. 

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.
Save The Date!  Our annual Holiday Gala is
Saturday, December 7th at West Upper Club at Everbank Field.  

We have a group of rooms at The Hyatt Riverfront, at an amazing group rate of just $79!  Click
to reserve your room now!
SBMC Charities is currently seeking statements of interest for proposals from Qualified Investment Managers whom have Series 7 and 66 licenses or a combination of 7, 63 and 65 to provide Advisory Management Services.

For statement of interest and to request more information please contact Erin Eiras.


[email protected]


Congratulations to our contest winners! 
Wendy Helms brought in the most new members, and 
Eric Horn brought the most visitors! Stay tuned, the final end of the year contest will be announced soon!

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 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".
Check out SBMC's Jags Tailgate Party!  Great fun had by all! Please click on the link below to view the pictures of this AWESOME event!  
Click HERE.
For questions and comments about the newsletter please e-mail [email protected]