(no Spotlight Speaker)
Axel von Loewenclau
Steve DeSorbo II, 3/23
Lori Boyer, 3/23
Galina Schott, 3/23
Marty Goldmintz, 3/25
Shane Sheffield, 3/25
Danny Bectom, 3/27
Scott Schillbrack, 3/27
Travis Moore, 3/27
Belinda Mitchell, 3/28
Prizes & Raffles
Coordinated Benefits and Synovus Bank
No winner, name drawn
Woody Cooper Award
Name drawn last week
March 26, 2014
San Jose Country Club
7529 San Jose Blvd
Lunch Buffet 12:00 pm
$25 for Guest
Invite a Guest
GUEST SPEAKER and UPCOMING PROGRAMS
3/26 Youth Achiever Program
4/2 Vince Cavin, Director of Operations, Jax One Spark
4/9 Lisa Rinaman, St. Johns Riverkeeper
4/16 Damon Olinto, The Players
Annie Howe, President
Southside Business Men's Club
Our speaker this week was Glenn Connelly from the Jacksonville Footgolf Association. I must say, I am VERY EXCITED about playing some Footgolf in the future! It is basically golf that you play with a soccer ball and your feet. As much as I love golf, I have never put the time and money into it required to keep myself from looking like a first class failure. However, I know I can kick a soccer ball, so this is probably the sport for folks like me. I think I smell an SBMC outing in our future...
One of my favorite events of the year takes place this week; our spring Youth Achiever Program will be Wednesday and Thursday. It is always inspiring to see the safety patrol students get their certificates, and I often wonder if they really understand that it means the opportunity for a future college scholarship. These kids are our future, so please attend the meeting on Wednesday and volunteer alongside us at Beauclerc Elementary School on Thursday.
See you then!
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. The date for the Spring YAP is March 26th for the luncheon and March 27th for the BBQ at Beauclerc Elementary.
PLEASE SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER ON MARCH 27TH AT BEAUCLERC ELEMENTARY. WE HAVE 2 SHIFTS: 12:00-4:00 AND 3:00-6:00. WE WILL BE SETTING UP AND SERVING THE CHICKEN DINNERS. YOU CAN SIGN UP BY SENDING ME AN EMAIL OR PUTTING YOUR NAME IN THE YAP BOOK THAT WILL BE AT THE MEETINGS.
SBMC GOLF OUTING - FRIDAY, MARCH 28th
This month's golf outing is at The Champions Club at Julington Creek on Friday, March 28th with a shotgun start at 11:30AM sharp. Easily accessible from the Southside area, this course offers a retreat to traditional designs of the past. With rolling Bermuda grass fairways wrapped around sparkling lakes and dense woods, the Championship Club offers a challenging but playable experience for the advanced and average golfer. Our rate will be $35.00 per participant (+tax), including range balls.
Please contact Nico Hogeveen at 904-403-6754 or [email protected] to reserve your spot(s) and play some golf with your SBMC friends!
2014 SBMC Golf Chair
|THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP|
Sign Up For Your Shift!!
This is a GREAT opportunity to get to know your fellow members, better!
And, you get to watch the best golfers in the world, before/after your shift!
We have morning and afternoon shifts from Monday to Sunday!!
The Players Dates are: May 5th-11th
Sign up early to secure the shift(s) you want!
Family members, over 14 years old, are welcome to work with you as well
The sign up book will be at every meeting, or,
contact one of the Co-Chairs listed below.
For more information contact:
Hal Smith at [email protected] 904 252-9786, or
Tom Gill at [email protected] 904 384-4242, or
Penny Kievet at [email protected] 904 545-9985
Some of the proceeds from this event will help fund our new Political Action Committee.
Jacksonville Craft and Import Beer Festival
Friday, May 16
Jacksonville Veteran's Arena
We are looking for volunteers to work at BeerFest on Friday, May 16, 2014. This is a fun event and by volunteering to work we can generate a great deal of money for our club. The event is from 5 pm - 10 pm. You can volunteer to work the entire time or just a two or three hour shift. We will take whatever time that you have available. The more volunteers that we have, the more money that is generated for our charities. Volunteers work as ID checkers, helping set up or clean up, assist as a booth attendant, oversee the silent auction, or hand out brochures and sampling glasses. None of the volunteer duties are overly strenuous so everyone can participate. You can bring your spouse or friends to work the event and all volunteers get in free. There will be about 40 different brewers with over 400 different kinds of beer and 20 restaurants represented.
If you can't volunteer your time, you can donate items for the silent auction or attend the event. If you purchase a ticket through the club, one half of the ticket price goes to the SBMC. We will circulate a sign-up book at each meeting, or you can contact the co-chairs by phone or email if you would like to help.
This year's Chair and Co-Chair for BeerFest are: Michael Gullion [email protected] 904-396-9600, and Barry Griffin, [email protected] 904-838-8961.
|CARNIVAL CRUISE FASCINATION|
Carnival Cruise Fascination
September 18- September 22, 2014
Come cruise with all of your friends from SBMC! Carnival Fascination out of our very own Jacksonville port! Limited cabins so sign up and make your deposit ASAP!
Deposit of $150.00 per person
Remaining Balance due July 15th
Incremental payments to the club are allowed along the way.
Please pay Mark Wilkinson or Dee Kirby at the meeting.
Balcony Cabins: (*limited availability) $519.39 per person (double occup.)
Oceanview: $409.37 per person (double occup.)
Interior: $344.37 per person (double occup.)
Price includes Tax and Port Charges
Please contact Christy Crews at [email protected] or 904-608-7253 or Dee Kirby at [email protected] to make sure the room you want is not sold out.
For pricing on suites and/or 3rd - 4th person and general information on the cruise, please contact Leigh Bryan at Avondale Travel [email protected] or 904-513-3000
Time has run out! We're just getting started!
Jackie Wilson will announce the winner of the 1st quarter contest at this week's meeting. The winner gets to choose from the wonderful assortment of gifts below!!
SBMC Shopping Cart
--Golf for 4 at Palencia,
--28 Speed Diamondback Bike,
--Maui Jim Sun Glasses
--or a Spa Day at Kimberly Clarke Salon.
However, our 2nd quarter contest starts NOW!! New items will be added to the 'cart' throughout the year, so encourage those visitors to SIGN UP!!
Special bonus prizes and a huge year end Shopping Cart Prizes could be yours!!
Questions? Contact Jackie at [email protected].
SERGEANT AT ARMS
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. Please sign up if you would like to participate.
Pick your date before they fill up!
Do you need an extra $500.00?
Spring Raffle Tickets now on Sale
The prize will be a $500.00 American Express Gift Certificate
Ticket prices are: One Ticket for $5.00
Three Tickets for $10.00
Seven Tickets for $20.00
The drawing will be held on April 30, 2014. You do not have to be present to win. Please support our club and our charities by participating.
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".