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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 81, Issue 50, December 8, 2013
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
Golf Outing
Children's Shopping Spree
Golf Outing
Sergeant At Arms
Photo Gallery

Spotlight Speakers
December 11-
Bruno Silva
December 18-
 Heather Johnson
December 25-
Christmas - No Meeting
January 1-
New Year's Day - 
No Meeting

Happy Birthday

Minton Rose, 12/08
Robin Tuck, 12/09
Howard Wolpoff, 12/09
Fred Harford, Jr. 12/09
John Martin, 12/10
KC Padget, 12/11
Amanda Staten, 12/13





   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

Sandy Myers  




Jepp Walter
C. Lee Daniels 
  Next Meeting 

December 11, 2013 


San Jose Country Club

7529 San Jose Blvd

Jacksonville, FL

Lunch Buffet 12:00 pm

$20 Members

$25 for Guest 



Invite a Guest  


  Find us on Facebook  

Linked In   


12/11  Matt Shirk, Public Defender, 4th Circuit

Upcoming Programs:  
12/18  Dr. Laura Lane, COO and VP, Jax2025
12/25  Christmas - No Meeting
1/1       New Year's Day - No Meeting


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

(904) 838-8400


Last week was an important week that happens the first Wednesday of each year.  It was our official Annual Meeting, where the slate of Officers and Board Members for 2014 was voted in.  


They are as follows:


President -                   Annie Howe

1st Vice President -   Tim Howe

2nd Vice President -  Patrick Heatherington

3rd Vice President -   Julie Clements

4th Vice President -   Steve DeSorbo

Sergeant at Arms -    Barry Griffin


Board of Governors:


Three year term:

Scott Schilbrack

Jackie Wilson

Howard Caplan


Two year term:

Phil Rosebrock

Jack Manilla

Gene Bushor


One year term:

Steve Johnston

Ken Dean

A.J. Richwine

Frank Wallmeyer


I'd like to thank all of you for your service to our club, and congratulate you on your new positions!  You will be formerly installed at our first meeting of the new year, which will be January 8th.


For our speaker last week we had Curt LoGiudice from Catty Shack Ranch, the wildlife sanctuary on the north side of Jacksonville.  It was very interesting hearing about all the big cats and other endangered species, and how they come about arriving at the ranch to live.  If you haven't visited, plan to do so, you will enjoy it!


We had our annual Holiday Gala at the Upper West Club of Everbank field, and it was a top notch affair!  This is always a 'do not miss' event each year, and this one was no exception.  I'd like to thank 4th Vice President Julie Clements, and her Chairwoman Jackie Wilson, for their hard work in putting on such a wonderful event.


This week our speaker will be Matt Shirk, Public Defender, 4th Circuit.  Matt gives a very informative talk on what a busy place the Public Defender's office is, and what a huge load they carry.  Hope to see you all Wednesday!

Jepp Walter

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
Our annual Children's Christmas Shopping Spree will be at Target in Mandarin on December 14th. We will be meeting at 6:15am to escort 30 children around the store as they shop for themselves and their family for Christmas. 
Email Gene Maszy at [email protected] to sign up. 
This is first come first served and we fill up every year so don't miss out on this great opportunity.
Tickets are now on sale!

The 68th Annual Gator Bowl Game, will be held on January 1st, 2014, at EverBank Field, between the SEC and Big 10.  The raffle drawing is for:  6 game tickets, a parking pass and 6 admissions into the Budweiser Tailgate Party (food, beverages and entertainment) held outside the south endzone!

As always, 1 raffle ticket/$5, 3 tickets/$10 or 7 tickets/$20 (best value).  Drawing for this $700 package will be at the Club meeting on December 18th.

Contact:  Barry Griffin at [email protected] for more details.

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:


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


It's not too late! Deadline is midnight New Years Eve. You can apply for membership online or during the weekly meeting

The 2014 Spotlight Speaker Book is now available at the sign-in table.  


This is your opportunity to talk about your business, family, or sell your wares for 5 minutes.


Pick your date before they fill up!


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]