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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 82, Issue 19, May 11, 2014
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
The Players Championship
Beer Festival
Charity Golf Classic
Suns Tailgate Social
Fishing Trip
Sergeant At Arms
Photo Gallery

Spotlight Speakers


May 14-
Tom Kennedy


May 21-
Nancy Abercrombie


May 28-
Michael Russo
June 4-
Charles McBurney
June 11-
Gene Bushor

Happy Birthday

Chad Sarnowski, 5/13
Brian Szilvasy, 5/14
Kevin Carlton, 5/15









   Prizes & Raffles        


Attendance Award,

Sponsored by

Coordinated Benefits and Synovus Bank


No Winner This Week

Dave Pentel


Woody Cooper Award

Sponsored by:  

Jepp Walter,


Name drawn last week 

Mark Vickers




AJ Pionessa
Chuck Perrone
  Next Meeting 

May 14, 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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5/14 Joie Chitwood, President, Daytona International Speedway

Upcoming Programs:  
5/21 Charles McBurney, Jr., FL State Representative
5/28 Mathew Corrigan, Professor & Chair, UNF
6/4   Mike Buresh, Chief Meteorologist, CBS47/FOX30
6/11 Mark Frisch, Jax Armada Soccer Team 
Annie Howe, President 
Southside Business Men's Club 
(904) 654-6095


Please allow me to offer my sincere thanks to those who volunteered this week at The Players. Today is our final day, but it's not too late to get out there for the 11-6 or 12-close shifts! This year I got to see first-hand how much work goes into organizing the 472 volunteers necessary to fulfill our contractual requirement to Prom Catering. Please remember to thank 1st VP Tim Howe, as well as TPC Chairmen Hal Smith, Tom Gill, and Penny Kievet for their time and effort. The funds that have been raised this past week are a very important part of our annual budget, and their dedication to this task was unparalleled.

Remember that Beer Fest is this Friday and our Charity Golf Classic is the following Monday. I will be working both events and hope to see you all there as well.
Happy Mother's Day to all of our Moms in the club. Gentlemen, I hope you are taking care of your wives and Moms today as well. Unless of course you will be volunteering for us at The Players. 


Today is the last day!! 


If you don't have plans today and would still like to join us,

Then just show up at Ocean Palms Elementary on Landrum Road.

Ride the bus to the PROM check in tent.

Tell them you are with SBMC!!!!


We really need help on the afternoon shift!!


 Friends and family members, over 14 years old,

are welcome as well.


Attire: Khaki shorts, predominately white collared golf shirt, tennis shoes



Some of the proceeds from this event will help fund our new Political Action Committee.


Jacksonville Craft and Import Beer Festival

Friday, May 16th 

Jacksonville Veteran's Arena


We desperately need volunteers to work at the 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 - 9 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 sign up to volunteer on the website.  Go to , go to calendar at the top, click over to May and go to the 16th. 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 SBMC Youth Achiever Charity Golf Classic

Presented by Pet Paradise


Proceeds Benefit the Youth Achiever Program Scholarship Fund (501 �3)


Monday, May 19, 2014 at San Jose Country Club

10:00am Registration10:45am Lunch from Tidbits

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

Foursome &  Hole Sponsorship ($150 Savings)

Become a Charitable HOLE SPONSOR for only $300.00

$150.00 per person - 4-Man Captains Choice format


Special thanks to our sponsors:

Headlining sponsors

Fidelity National Financial-Title Sponsor (Thank you Cathy Kennedy)

Pet Paradise-Corporate Sponsor

Pet Guard & Crystal Pool Service-Beverage Cart Sponsors

Matheny Imports-Golf Ball Sponsors


Hole Sponsors

Wilkinson, Garrard, and Clements, CPAs-Peninsular Pest Control

CVSN-The Hartley Press-121 Financial C/U

Corporate Investment Int'l-Southside Dermatology

Piner's Lock and Safe-GolfTEC-Client Focused Media

Marlin Technology-In Memory of Victor Hardage

Kwikprint Manfacturing -George A. Zellner Insurance

Coordinated Benefits Group-Portofino Pools

Duckworth Construction-Enza's Italian Restaurant

Malcolm Bloom and Family-One Stop Hauling

Metro Diner-Lewis, Longman,& Walker, P.A.-Don Flynn Pictures

Jacksonville Assn. of Fire Fighters-Local 122

Harry Pierce & Sons Insurance-F.O.P. Lodge 5-30

Thigpen Heating & Cooling-Fidelity Bank


To register, please visit: or

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

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

Rick Thompson - 904-996-1666 or email: [email protected]


Ladies and Gentlemen

The Suns Tailgate Social will be held June 6th.

The game starts at 7:05pm, and the Tailgate starts at 5:00pm.


The menu (cooked by Tom Kennedy) is:

*Pulled Brisket Sliders

*Asian Cole Slaw - sweet peppers, blue cheese with peanut dressing

*Cowboy Beans - with hamburger, onion and tomato

*COLD Keg Beer



Cost is $7.00 General Admission

              $9.00 Reserved Seating

              $12.00 Boxed Seats

              $5.00 Tailgate party only


Tickets can be purchased on-line at  Tickets must be purchased by May 28th.


See Tom Kennedy - [email protected] - 904-338-6715 or Rick Schmitz - [email protected] - 904-449-2055

Let's go fishing!!   This year will be our SIXTH annual fishing trip on the Mayport Princess.  The trip is on June 7th, and tickets go on sale starting TODAY for only $80 per person.  What does that give you, you ask?  It gets you one of the just 40 spots on the boat, plus more!
Just so you know, prices on all of the Party Fishing boats in the area went up this year, so the street price is $85 per person.  Well, thanks to Becky Hogan, an SBMC member and part owner of the Mayport Princess, we were able to keep the price at $80 for ONE more year!
Plus, it gets better!  Compliments of our club, we also supply everyone with a really nice boxed lunch from Honeybaked Hams, bottled water, soft drinks, and BEER!!  Did I say beer?  Yes, we do supply beer for you.
The 40 spots sell out every year, and this year will be no exception.  This trip has sold out in less than a week in the past, so don't hesitate.  Either pay on our website online, or pay Dee at the door.
Don't miss the boat!!

Sign Up Your may win BIG prizes!! 


Our 2nd quarter contest is well underway!!  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

JRoberts 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!

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]