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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 81, Issue 46, November 10, 2013
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
JSO Awards
SBMC Charities
Sergeant At Arms
Photo Gallery

Spotlight Speakers

November 13-
Amy Calfee
November 20-
Charles Armstrong
November 27-
David Schwartz
December 4-
Jeff Cramer



Happy Birthday

Barbara Buzby, 11/12
Brian Doherty, 11/12
Mary Pat Stocks, 11/13
Steve Strum, 11/13
Carlisle Jones, 11/13
Steve Kaufman, 11/14




   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 

John Kutsch





Harry Pierce 
Jepp Walter
  Next Meeting 

November 13, 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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11/13  Police/Fireman of the Year

Upcoming Programs:  
11/20  Youth Achievement Program 
11/27  Jeanne Maron, Wine Tasting
12/04  Kim Kyle, Catty Shack


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

(904) 838-8400


Last week we had Duval County Public School Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti as our guest speaker.  He was very clear on the direction he wants Jacksonville and area schools to progress.  He did mention a lot of high points as to what has transpired in his first year, but equally talked about all of the items that need to be addressed for the future of our schools.


Monday is Veteran's Day, and the day of our entry into the annual Veteran's Day Parade.  If anyone didn't have time to come down on a Tuesday evening to help put it together, here's another chance, as you can come early Monday and help put it back together for the finished product!


Wednesday is our annual Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Awards.  The program is always terrific, and this will be no different.  Bring your guests, and guests become future members!  The end of year membership contest was announced, and the prize is a $500 gift card to Best Buy!


I'll see you Wednesday.



Save The Date!

Wednesday, November 13th  

Annual Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

"of the Year" Awards Ceremony

                                                                                                                                         Contact Scott Schillbrack [email protected] for further details.


Fall YAP Luncheon


Mark your calendars for November 20th!  We have a VERY special program including Mayor Alvin Brown, Ken Jefferson, Ashley Juarez (School Board member for Southside), Pine Forest Elementary Safety Patrols, and more!  Since they did such a stellar job on Military appreciation daywe've asked the Robert E Lee ROTC Color Guard to return and they'll be kicking off our meeting.  This time they're letting their Rifle Team tag along to give a special demonstration that is sure to impress!  This will be the biggest Youth Achiever Program Luncheon we've had in years and you won't want to miss all that's in store.  In addition, thanks to the Past President's committee we'll be awarding for the first time 2 "Teacher of the Year" awards to Southside Elementary School Teachers.  Don't be left out!

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!


We have announced our end of the year membership contest! The members who sponsor the most new memberships by the end of the year will recieve a $500 gift card to BEST BUY!


Leader Board:


3 Memberships:
Julie Clements, Erin Eiras, and Wendy Helms


2 Memberships:
Jeff Spadafora, Howard Caplan, Jackie Wilson, Angie Tekin

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]