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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 81, Issue 45, November 3, 2013
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
Veteran's Day Float
JSO Awards
SBMC Charities
Sergeant At Arms
Photo Gallery

Spotlight Speakers

November 6-
Jackie Wilson


November 13-
Amy Calfee
November 20-
Charles Armstrong
November 27-
David Schwartz



Happy Birthday

Frank Wallmeyer, 11/04
Heather Corey, 11/05
Edward Rush, 11/05
C. Lee Daniel, 11/08



   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 

Julie Clements





Jean Busher 
Arleigh Merrill
  Next Meeting 

November 6, 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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11/6    Dr. Vitti, Superintendent of Duval County Schools

Upcoming Programs:  
11/13  Police/Fireman of the Year
11/20  Youth Achievement Program 
11/27  Tom Whicher, Wine Tasting 


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

(904) 838-8400


Last week we had our Annual Beer Tasting!  We had Brewmaster Brian Derr from the Anheuser Busch brewery in Jacksonville.  The tastings were nice, his education on beer making was extraordinary, and the questions were in abundance!  Everyone enjoyed it.


Please remember to come to the final float building gathering under the University Blvd overpass at Philips Highway.  It's a great way to give back to the club, and get to know new friends and business acquaintances at the same time!


This week we will have Duval County Public School Superintendent Nicolai Vitti as our Guest Speaker.  It should be very informative, and educational!  Invite your friends and colleagues to this great meeting.


Thanks everyone, and I'll see you Wednesday.





This is the last Tuesday Float meeting and we'll be planning for the big day needing volunteers to reassemble and participate in the festivities on November 11th.  For the past several Tuesdays we've had the pleasure of getting to know some of our newest members, were you one of them?  We need your help this Tuesday evening at
5:30 PM at 4115 University Blvd W (in the warehouse under the bridge).  Food and beverages will be provided. You are welcome to BYOB.  YOUR PARTICIPATION IS VERY IMPORTANT AS THIS REQUIRES SEVERAL VOLUNTEERS TO COMPLETE THE PROJECT!  BBQ Master Tom Kennedy will help us close out this outstanding event with his delicious cooking that's always impressive.....what will it be?  Come join us to find out!


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]


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 next monthly golf outing is on Friday

November 22nd at Deercreek Country Club. Cost is $40.00 plus sales tax, and this includes range balls. We'll start at 12:00 noon. Please contact Nico Hogeveen at 904-403-6754 or [email protected] to reserve your golf ASAP.

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]