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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 81, Issue 51, December 15, 2013
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
Incoming Officers & Board Members
Gator Bowl Raffle
Sergeant At Arms
Photo Gallery

Spotlight Speakers


December 18-
Heather Johnson
December 25-
Christmas - No Meeting
January 1 -
New Year's Day - 
No Meeting

Happy Birthday

Susan Knight, 12/15
Dee Kirby, 12/16
Ken Spinella, 12/18
Ron Mallet, 12/21





   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 

Brad Borem 





 Jepp Walter
Bob Asher
  Next Meeting 

December 18, 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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12/18  Dr. Laura Lane, COO and VP, Jax 2025

Upcoming Programs:  
12/25  Christmas - No Meeting
1/1        New Year's Day - No Meeting
1/8        Officers Induction and Awards Ceremony


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

(904) 838-8400


Last week we had Matt Shirk as our guest speaker, who gave a wonderful talk 
on the busy office of the Public Defender.  It was hard to believe how much goes into protecting people who cannot otherwise afford an attorney to defend them.  It was good to hear how much of an interest they have taken on in the areas of both Drug Court and Veterans Court.
The last monthly golf outing of the year was Friday, and Nico Hogeveen has done a wonderful job all year.  The outing was at St Johns Golf & Country Club, and it was as usual, a beautiful course, and a great time was had by all.
Saturday was our Annual Christmas Shopping Spree for the under-privileged kids from the Davis Center.  Target on San Jose Boulevard graciously hosts this event for us every year.  This year we had 32 kids, and if you haven't done this, it's a wonderful thing to experience, and a great way to give back to the community, by walking around with a child helping buy gifts for their family and themselves.  I'd like to thank Past President Gene Maszy for once again taking on this event, and for all of the volunteer shoppers who participated so early on a Saturday morning.

 At our official Annual Meeting on December 4th, 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

Treasurer-                           Dee Kirby


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. 

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:
6 Memberships:
Julie Clements


3 Memberships:
Erin Eiras, Wendy Helms, and Harry Pierce
It's not too late! Deadline is midnight New Years Eve. You can apply for membership online or during the weekly meeting.

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]