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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 82, Issue 3, January 19, 2014
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
Golf Outing
Sergeant At Arms
Photo Gallery

Spotlight Speakers



January 22-
Donald Flynn


January 29-
Lisa Lea
February 5-
Rose Jackson





Happy Birthday

Daniel Lewis, III, 1/19
Sabrina Ebel, 1/19
Todd Cencich, 1/20
Charlie Sheppard, 1/20
Baker Brooks, 1/20



   Prizes & Raffles        


The Hardage-Giddens 

Dignity Memorial

Attendance Award,

Sponsored by

John Hamel


no winner this week


Woody Cooper Award

Sponsored by: 

Tom Harris and 

Jepp Walter,


Name drawn last week 

Pete Sherrill





 Ken  Petsch
Ruth Ann Hepler
  Next Meeting 

January 22, 2014 


San Jose Country Club

7529 San Jose Blvd

Jacksonville, FL

Lunch Buffet 12:00 pm

$20 Members

$25 for Guest 



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1/22  Brad Ivey, Director of Product Quality, CSX 

Upcoming Programs:  
1/29  Brent Bolick, VP Sales, Clear Channel
2/5     Cole Cosgrove, VP Marine Operations, Crowley Maritime


Annie Howe, President 
Southside Business Men's Club 

(904) 654-6095


Well, as you can imagine the past two weeks have been very busy for both me and your officers. Committees and Chairs are coming together to plan out what is sure to be a wonderful year for the SBMC. We will very shortly begin the process of fundraising for our Charity Golf Classic and our Spring Youth Achievers Program. These are key charitable components to our organization because they are the funding source for our scholarships. I ask you all to help out in any way you can, whether it be by your treasury, talent, or time.


Last week we had a presentation by Hugh Greene, CEO of Baptist Health. Certainly the new Affordable Care Act impacts consumers and health care providers alike, so it was interesting to hear from the leader of a local hospital network about its affects on their practice.


This week we observe Martin Luther King Jr day, a federal holiday that falls each year around the time of King's birthday. While I know that many of you will go about your day like any other, I hope that you will take a moment to reflect on Kings' life and legacy.


"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus." ~Martin Luther King, Jr.


I hope you will also remember that your bank is closed, and that yours truly has the day off.


Annie Howe 
SBMC President



Our first monthly golf outing of 2014 is on Friday, January 31st at The Golf Club of South Hampton.  Didn't you make a resolution for this year to play more and better golf? Well, this is your chance! Come and enjoy the start of the New Year with your SBMC friends on the golf course! Cost is $35.00 plus tax and includes range balls. Our first tee time will be at 11:30AM.

Please contact Nico Hogeveen at 904-403-6754 or [email protected] to reserve your spot(s).


Nico Hogeveen

2014 SBMC Golf Chair




We are taking names for those of you that want to host a Meet-a-Member. We are planning on 6 or 7 this year so don't miss out on this opportunity.


For those newer members, Meet-a-Member is a members opportunity to host an after-hours open house to share what they do.  Some are held at their place of business, others are at a separate venue; usually with food, snacks, drinks, etc.


To host a Meet-a-Member, please, email 

George Biastre: g[email protected] 

or Bill O'Leary: [email protected] 


Let the Games Begin!!


2014 - 1st Qtr. Membership Campaign


Starting NOW!  Every new member you bring in, adds to your total.  The quarterly winner gets to choose one item from the "Shopping Cart": 


SBMC Shopping Cart

--Golf for 4 at Palencia,

--28 Speed Diamondback Bike,

--Maui Jim Sun Glasses

--or a Spa Day at Kimberly Clarke Salon. 


Special bonus prizes and a huge year end Shopping Cart Prizes could be yours!!


Questions?  Contact Jackie at [email protected]


The Youth Achiever Program helps the boys and girls who serve as Southside Elementary school safety patrols, specifically those of Beaclerc with the cost of the trip to Washington DC. Then later upon applying to college, these same students are eligible to apply for our annual YAP college scholarships to the schools of their choice (usually $1,000-$1,500 depending on demand). This program is funded in part by our semi-annual Youth Achiever Program cook-outs.  We are still working on a date.

This is your opportunity to make an investment in this worthy program. As SBMC members you can make a difference by getting involved. There are 3 ways to get involved you can help on the YAP committee, volunteer the day of the cookout  or Invest by being a Sponsor in this program. Investment Sponsorships for just the spring is $125 or you can lock in a Sponsorship for both spring and fall for just $200.


Wendy Helms
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.

We also need volunteers to lead us in the Invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Pick your date before they fill up!

Barry Griffin 
SBMC Sergeant At Arms 
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.
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