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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 81, Issue 47, November 17, 2013
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
Golf Outing
Holiday Gala
Veteran's Day Parade
Sergeant At Arms
Photo Gallery

Spotlight Speakers
November 20-
Charles Armstrong
November 27-
David Schwartz


December 4-
Jeff Cramer
December 11-
Bruno Silva



Happy Birthday

Charles Armstrong, 11/20
Jason Porter, 11/20
Rita Story, 11/20
Elmo Busby, 11/22




   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 

Joe Lemire





C. Lee Daniel 
Jepp Walter
  Next Meeting 

November 20, 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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11/20  Youth Achievement Program

Upcoming Programs:  
11/27  Jeanne Maron, Wine Tasting
12/04  Kim Kyle, Catty Shack
12/11  Matt Shirk, Public Defender, 4th Curcuit  


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

(904) 838-8400


Hello all!  Last week we had our Jacksonville Sheriff's Office awards, and had both the Sheriff and the Under Sheriff present for the program.  It was great to see our efforts of time and money being put to good use for deserving individuals.

This week is our fall version of the Youth Achievers Program, and we will have a full program, giving awards to students from the Safety Patrol of Pine Forest Elementary school.  We will have several guests in attendance including Mayor of Jacksonville Alvin Brown.

This will be a full house meeting, so plan to arrive early!  Have a great
week, and I'll see you Wednesday.



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 day, we'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!   $75 per person.  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

THANK YOU TO ALL VOLUNTEERS AND VETERANS who participated in this year's Veterans Day Parade.  From the many comments along the parade route, our float was absolutely beautiful and we should all be proud!  We could not have accomplished this without the help of everyone who donated their time, talents and money toward this special float dedicated to our Military Veterans.  Special thanks go out to the following members and companies who helped make this happen:


Nimnicht Chevrolet:  For providing the beautiful Chevy truck necessary to pull the float.

Gene and Brian Bushor:  For the trailers necessary to build and move the float materials.  Also thanks to Gene for his tireless efforts and guidance throughout the process.

Tom and Cathy Kennedy:  For providing delicious BBQ to our volunteers on four different nights of the project build.

First and Second Vice Presidents Annie and Tim Howe:  For not only teaming up with Bubba Burgers and providing dinner for our volunteers on 2 different nights of the project build; but also sharing their leadership talents and time over the course of the entire project.

Third Vice President Patrick Heatherington:  For his outstanding leadership over the entire project.

Hal Smith:  My Co-Chair who emerged as a true leader through his efforts in managing many aspects of the project.

Sunnyland Roofing:  For providing the warehouse space necessary to build the float.

Once again, thanks to ALL who helped make SBMC shine in the eyes of Jacksonville!


Warm Regards,


Phil Rosebrock

2013 Veterans Day Parade Float Chairman


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.
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