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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 81, Issue 49, December 1, 2013
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
Holiday Gala
Golf Outing
Sergeant At Arms
Photo Gallery

Spotlight Speakers
December 4-
Jeff Cramer
December 11-
Bruno Silva



Happy Birthday

Richard Alford, 12/03
Daniel Moses, 12/04
Charles Houck, 12/06
Gregory Fite, 12/07




   Prizes & Raffles        


The Hardage-Giddens 

Dignity Memorial

Attendance Award,

Sponsored by

John Hamel


Winner - Jack Manilla 


Woody Cooper Award

Sponsored by: 

Tom Harris,


Name drawn last week 

Ramona Baldwin





Bob Asher
Steve DeSorbo
  Next Meeting 

December 4, 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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12/04  Kim Kyle, Catty Shack

Upcoming Programs:  
12/11  Matt Shirk, Public Defender, 4th Circuit  
12/18  Dr. Laura Lane, Jax2025 
12/25  Christmas


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

(904) 838-8400


What a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I hope you all had a great holiday weekend.  Last week we had an awesome wine tasting, put on by our own Jeanne Maron, and the Gifted Cork.  The wine was amazing, the presentation was great, and everyone I saw there had a great time.  I am thankful to have so many wonderful members in our club.  I hope you all had a fine weekend.


This week will be the official Annual Meeting, where ALL of our officers will move up to their next positions in the lineup for next year, 2014.  We also have Board of Governors members who are moving up, as well as some new ones.  Thank you for your commitment for the betterment of our wonderful organization.


We will also have a visit from 'Catty Shack', an organization that takes care of abandoned 'Big Cats', and if you've never visited their place, you should, it's even better than a zoo.  You can get 'Up Close and Personal' with a lion or a tiger, or others! 


I hope you can all make it.  Again, I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend, and I'll see you Wednesday.



Our annual Holiday Gala is Saturday, December 7th, at the Upper West Club at Everbank Field at 7:00 PM.  Hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, (OPEN BAR!!) 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!
Our next monthly golf outing is on Friday, December 13th at 
St. John's Golf & Country Club. Cost is $46.00 plus sales tax and this includes range balls. We'll start at 12:00 noon and we have 24 spots available. 
Please contact Nico Hogeveen at 904-403-6754 or [email protected] to reserve your golf ASAP.


Nico Hogeveen
2013 SBMC Golf Chair


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".
Click HERE.
For questions and comments about the newsletter please e-mail [email protected]