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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 81, Issue 44, October 27, 2013
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
Veteran's Day Float
SBMC Charities
Sergeant At Arms
Photo Gallery

Spotlight Speakers

October 30-
Tim Howe


November 6-
Jackie Wilson
November 13-
Amy Calfee
November 20-
Charles Armstrong

Happy Birthday

Michael Schwartz, 10/27
Diana Coffman, 10/29
William Bishop, III, 10/29
Doug Matthews, 10/29
Mark Wilkinson, 10/30
Craig McColskey, 10/31
Roy Shimp, 10,31
Rick Waychoff, 10/31
Bruno Silva, 11/01
Suzanne Jenkins, 11/01
Rick Powell, 11/01
Michael Tudor, 11/01
John Richwine, 11/02




   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 

Michael Gullion





Jepp Walter
Barry Griffin
  Next Meeting 

October 30, 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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10/30    Dan Naes, Budweiser Brewmaster

Upcoming Programs:  
11/6     Dr. Vitti, Superintendant of Duval County Schools
11/13  Police/Fireman of the Year
11/20  Youth Achievement Program 


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

(904) 838-8400


Last week at the meeting we had Ellen Leroy-Reed from One Spark!  It was very informative, and was exciting to hear about the potential growth of this event, and its impact it is having on the city.


Our annual Car Show was held at Hooters on Southside Blvd on Saturday, and it was once again a very successful event.  Thanks goes to 2nd Vice President Tim Howe, Chairman Desi Desiderio, and the rest of the committee, for putting on a wonderful event.


This week we will have our annual beer tasting, presented by Assistant Brewmaster Dan Naes from North Florida Sales (Budweiser).  It will be very educational, as you learn about how much work is put into the creation of a lot of beer brands that some of us are familiar with.  Getting to have some tastes of free beer is not a bad thing, either.


Bring your guests!  I'll see you this 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 29, 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]


A huge thanks to  

NIMNICHT Chevrolet Fleet/Commercial Sales  
for once again stepping up to be the title sponsor.




Silver Sponsors include: Bayview Collision Center, GolfTEC, Fidelity Bank, and new Club member Twelvolt LED and HID.


Thanks to all our volunteers (Desi and Dee in particular) for working tirelessly to put on a fantastic event!!

Thanks to everyone who donated items to the success of the silent auction and raffles segments.

And, thanks to our members who entered vehicles to showcase.


The Hooters Restaurant at Tinseltown provided a great location, the weather was perfect, and we had a huge turnout of show cars. This is an exciting event that can raise a lot of money for our Club, in one day.  It is recognized by the First Coast Car Council as a professionally run event, and we received many favorable reviews and support from local car enthusiasts!  


Save The Date!

Wednesday, November 13th  

Annual Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

"of the Year" Awards Ceremony

                                                                                                                                         Contact Scott Schillbrack [email protected] for further details.

Our annual Holiday Gala is Saturday, December 7th, at the Upper West Club at Everbank Field at 7:00 PM.  Hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, dinner and dancing!   $70 per person before November 15th.  $75.00 per person after November 15th.  We have a limited number of tickets so please go to to register as soon as possible.  You don't want to miss this fabulous gala!!! 

We have a group of rooms at The Hyatt Riverfront, at an amazing group rate of just $79! Click
to reserve your room now!

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
904-281-0511, 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]