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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 82, Issue 15, April 13, 2014
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
Golf Outing
The Players Championship
Beer Festival
Charity Golf Classic
Carnival Cruise
Sergeant At Arms
Photo Gallery

Spotlight Speakers


April 16-
Chuck Houck
April 23-
Anthony Butler, Sr.
April 30-
John Crowder
May 7-
Jeanne Maron

Happy Birthday

Scott Tillman, 4/13
John Dietzen, 4/13
Ken Petsch, 4/16
Corey Martin, 4/16
Gayla Brunet, 4/16
Jacquelyn Smith, 4/16







   Prizes & Raffles        


Attendance Award,

Sponsored by

Coordinated Benefits and Synovus Bank



Mark Vickers


Woody Cooper Award

Sponsored by:  

Jepp Walter,


Name drawn last week 

Ken Spinella




Penny Kievet
Chuck Perrone
  Next Meeting 

April 16, 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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Linked In   


4/16  Damon Olinto, The Players

Upcoming Programs:  
4/23   Carla Miller, Ethics Department, City of Jax
4/30  Terrence Connor, Principal, Wolfson High School
5/7    Jay Cann, Chairman, SBMC Golf Tournament
Annie Howe, President 
Southside Business Men's Club 
(904) 654-6095



I have a confession to make. I was at One Spark last week and I actually got a little emotional. To see so many people crowded into Downtown Jacksonville on a Thursday night supporting local businesses and generally having a great time was nothing short of epic. As a city, I have often felt that we suffer from a big case of low self-esteem. Now I feel as though nothing could be further from the truth. There is something special happening in Jacksonville and it is palpable. One of the most special things for me was seeing the Barnett National Bank Building all lit up from the interior. It was like a shining beacon of revitalization. It occurred to me that I had possibly never in my life seen it occupied. This excitement won't be limited to Downtown, I am sure. Excitement is infectious and I look forward to seeing it spread to the Southbank and beyond.


One of my favorite events that happen on the First Coast each year is The Players. Not only is it an opportunity for our club to raise the money that funds our programs, but it's a whole lot of fun. Our speaker this week is Damon Olinto, Vice Chairman of Facilities for The Players. I am sure we are all interested to hear about the changes being made for the tournament this year. Hopefully this program will inspire our members to take a long look at the sign-up book that is passed at each meeting and SIGN UP to volunteer for the SBMC at The Players. We need your support! 

In honor of TPC, Luten Insurance is hosting a golf themed Meet-a-Member. Come and experience a 3-hole indoor putt-putt course, prizes and lots of good food and beverages.

April 24th
Luten Insurance Office
3811 Blanding Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32210


Meet-a-Member tickets are available during our meetings for $5 each. To reserve your ticket or for questions about M-a-Ms; see or email George Biastre Jr.:  [email protected] or Bill O'Leary  [email protected].
 Our golf outing in April is back in the Fernandina Beach area. This time at the wonderful and challenging Golf Club at North Hampton. The date is Friday, April 25th and our shotgun start will be at 1:30PM. North Hampton is a signature design of golf legend Arnold Palmer and renowned architect Ed Saey and is considered one of the better courses in the area. The fee to play is $40.00 per participant (+tax), including range balls.


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


Nico Hogeveen

2014 SBMC Golf Chair


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.


 19th Annual Youth Achiever Charity Golf Classic


All Proceeds Benefit the 

Youth Achiever Program Scholarship Fund


Monday, May 19, 2014 at San Jose Country Club


10:00am Registration

10:45am Lunch from Tidbits

Putting Contest Open Throughout the Day

11:30am Shotgun Start


$25,000 Hole-in-One and many more contests


Boxed lunch, BBQ dinner, snacks, and beverages ALL DAY included

Fabulous Silent Auction items and Door Prizes from 5:00-6:00pm


Take Advantage of the Ultimate Package $750.00

Gives You a Foursome &  Hole Sponsorship

($150 Savings)


Have Your Name or Business recognized on the TEE & on the WEB

Become a Charitable HOLE SPONSOR for only $300.00


$150.00 per person - 4-Man Captains Choice format


To register, please visit: or


for more information contact:

Jay D. Cann, Jr. @ 904-571-7891 or email: [email protected]

Crump Kirby @ 904-396-4616 or email: [email protected]

Patrick Heatherington - 904-449-2858

Rick Thompson - 904-996-1666

Cyndi Nunn - 904-200-2881

Don Flynn - 904-838-0547

Jepp Walter - 904-838-8400

Nico Hogeveen - 904-403-6754

Last Chance to join the cruise, 
your cabin must reserve by Tuesday April 15th.


Carnival Cruise Fascination

Jacksonville, FL


4 Nights

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 

Jackie done went shoppin'...again! 


Our 2nd quarter contest has STARTED!!  New items have been added to the 'cart', so encourage those visitors to SIGN UP!!  Jepp and Hank already got some goods; don't let them be the only winners.


Member Contributions Include:


GolfTec swing evaluation and lesson  $250 value  Nico Hogeveen

Maui Jim Sunglasses                              $175 value

Kimberly Clarke Salon-Spa Day            $250 value  Kimberly Clarke

J Roberts Fine Jewelry                           $300 value  Kevin Hulsbeck                                                                                               and Bobby Wallo 


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


Questions?  Contact Jackie at [email protected]

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.

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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