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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 82, Issue 20, May 18, 2014
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
The Players Championship
Charity Golf Classic
Suns Tailgate Social
Fishing Trip
Sergeant At Arms
Photo Gallery

Spotlight Speakers


May 21-
Nancy Abercrombie


May 28-
Michael Russo


June 4-
Charles McBurney
June 11-
Gene Bushor
June 18-
Hank Duckworth

Happy Birthday

Michael Bragg, 5/18
Brian Hynes, 5/19
Terry Vereen, 5/20
John Hamel, 5/20
Tom Sikes, 5/21
Tom Pierce, 5/22
Scott Wolf, 5/23
Alexander Sifakis, 5/24










   Prizes & Raffles        


Attendance Award,

Sponsored by

Coordinated Benefits and Synovus Bank


No Winner This Week

Aaron Curtis


Woody Cooper Award

Sponsored by:  

Jepp Walter,


Name drawn last week 

Aaron Zarle




Axel von Loewenclau
Bob Ascher
  Next Meeting 

May 21, 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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5/21 Charles McBurney, Jr., FL State Representative

Upcoming Programs:  
5/28 Mathew Corrigan, Professor & Chair, UNF
6/4   Mike Buresh, Chief Meteorologist, CBS47/FOX30
6/11 Mark Frisch, Jax Armada Soccer Team 
6/18 Ben Davis, Intuition Ale
6/25 Susan Carr, AAA
Annie Howe, President 
Southside Business Men's Club 
(904) 654-6095



Here I am again, offering my thanks to our amazing volunteers! I appreciate all of the members who came out to work with us at the Jacksonville Craft and Import Beer Festival on Friday. This is the single biggest fundraising night of the year for our club, thanks to the generosity of Mike White, owner of The Buzz Magazine and Client Focus Media. I also appreciate the hard work of 3rd VP Julie Clements, and co-chairs Michael Gullion and Barry Griffin, who organized our volunteer efforts for this event. 

 Monday I will be at the beautiful San Jose Country Club golf course for the 19th Annual Fidelity National Financial Youth Achiever Program Charity Golf Classic presented by Pet Paradise. (Whew! Say that five times fast!) I am so excited for this event, it's one of the most fun things we do all year. We will have a great lunch, golf with beverages on the course all day, a delicious barbecue dinner, and cap it all off with a fantastic silent auction with door prizes and awards. All of the proceeds will go to our Youth Achiever Program Scholarship Fund, which we hope will one day soon be self sustaining. Thank you to the fantastic committee and to our sponsors. 

 See you Wednesday, when we will get our annual Legislative Update from our own Hon. Charles McBurney. 



I would like to thank everyone who volunteered at TPC this past week! 

I know there were some very busy shifts to work for some.  I would especially like to thank those who worked on Mother's Day; your dedication is not going unnoticed.

Lastly, I would like to thank Hal Smith, Tom Gill, and Penny Kievet for all their work for our Club and the charities we helped during the tournament.

Tim Howe
1st V.P.



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]