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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 82, Issue 4, January 26, 2014
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
Golf Outing
Membership Directory
The Players Championship
Sergeant At Arms
Photo Gallery

Spotlight Speakers


January 29-
Lisa Lea


February 5-
Rose Jackson
February 12-
Crump Kirby





Happy Birthday

Jeff Spadafora, 1/26
Wendy Helms, 1/27
Everette Seay, 1/28
Jason White, 1/28
Ernie Fogarty, 1/28
Christy Rosen, 1/31
Susan Carr, 2/1



   Prizes & Raffles        


The Hardage-Giddens 

Dignity Memorial

Attendance Award,

Sponsored by

Patrick Heatherington and Steve DeSorbo


no winner this week


Woody Cooper Award

Sponsored by:  

Jepp Walter,


Name drawn last week 

Steve DeSorbo





 Nico Hogeveen
Pete Sherrill
  Next Meeting 

January 29, 2014 


San Jose Country Club

7529 San Jose Blvd

Jacksonville, FL

Lunch Buffet 12:00 pm

$20 Members

$25 for Guest 



Invite a Guest  


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1/29  Brent Bolick, VP of Sales, Clear Channel 

Upcoming Programs:  
2/5     Cole Cosgrove, VP Marine Operations, Crowley Maritime
2/12   Jason Altmire, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida
2/19   Evie Pankok, Duval County Extension Services


Annie Howe, President 
Southside Business Men's Club 

(904) 654-6095



At our last luncheon meeting our guest speaker was Brad Ivey, Directory of Product Quality at CSX. It was interesting to hear about the railroad, and it's impact on the local economy. My personal goal was to lobby our guest speaker to stop the trains from blowing their horns all night long. Unfortunately, I was unsuccessful in my attempt. (Sorry San Marco neighbors, I did my best.) Past President Crump Kirby also tried to rally our speaker against allowing the trains to roll through San Marco during the afternoon rush, but it seems that unfortunately, that cannot be helped.


I was pleased to see so many members bring guests to the meeting with them this week! Remember that we have a great membership contest that just started, so make sure you turn those visitors into members for your chance to win. It also seemed like we had quite a few members thanking other members for doing business, which is great and means we are being supportive of each other.


Your Chairman, Jepp Walter, held a retreat yesterday for the members of the Board of Governors. I will share with you some of those details in my Message next week.


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


It's again time to begin preparing our annual directory for print!  As with last year, any ads purchased will also be featured on our website for no additional cost.  First right of refusal is granted to returning members having advertised there in 2013 (same rates apply).  If you're interested in purchasing ad space, please contact 2014 Directory Committee Chairman Rod Borum at 904-208-6648 or [email protected].  Please begin reviewing your information on our website for accuracy as we will close the site on February 14th for edits. 

Also, Steve Bennett with Living Image Photography will be present for the meetings on Feb 5th and 12th for anyone without a headshot already on the website.  Should you not be able to attend either of these meetings, Steve will host a "make up" session on Thursday the 13th at his studio from noon-4pm by appointment.  Contact his office manager Millie Terry [email protected] for a time slot.  Please arrive early and dressed accordingly if this pertains to you.  It is ESSENTIAL that you update your information PRIOR to the cutoff date as we will be sending to our printer at that time.

PRINTERS- Please email [email protected]

if you would be interested in bidding on the printing for our Directory this year by Close of Business WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 5th.  Our intention is to send the file following the website closure on the 14th of February for the initial proof run.  Following our reviews the expectation is for the final print to be complete and ready for distribution at the 4/2 meeting.


Thank you,


2014 Directory Committee




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] 


The Players Championship Week!!


It's that time of the year again: we are taking reservations for those who want to Day Captain during the tournament. 

We will be manning a concession tent for The Players at the Stadium Course from May 5th-May 11th


Day Captains positions are filling up fast, so pick your slot and recruit your friends to work that shift with you. 

This is a huge money raiser for our Club, and a great event for our members as we get to know each other better, AND watch the best golfers in the world!!


For more information contact:

Hal Smith at [email protected] 904 252-9786, or

Tom Gill [email protected] 904 384-4242, or

Nico Hogeveen [email protected] 904 998-4650


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.  
Just as a reminder, introduction of guests and thanking other members for doing business is NOT the time to sell your business or upcoming event, that's reserved for the spotlight speaker.

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