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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 82, Issue 21, May 25, 2014
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
Charity Golf Classic
Suns Tailgate Social
Fishing Trip
Golf Outing
Sergeant At Arms
Photo Gallery

Spotlight Speakers



May 28-
Michael Russo


June 4-
Charles McBurney
June 11-
Gene Bushor


June 18-
Hank Duckworth
June 25-
Walter Smith



Happy Birthday

Josh Flock, 5/25
Jeff Volpe, 5/25
Michael Carpenedo, 5/26
Bob Ernst, 5/26
Zelda Breenberg, 5/30
Shannon Brougham, 5/31










   Prizes & Raffles        


Attendance Award,

Sponsored by

Coordinated Benefits and Synovus Bank


No Winner This Week

Mike Hartley


Woody Cooper Award

Sponsored by:  

Jepp Walter,


Name drawn last week 

Ramona Baldwin




Barry Griffin
guest of Nancy Abercrombie
  Next Meeting 

May 28, 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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5/28 Mathew Corrigan, Professor & Chair, UNF

Upcoming Programs:  
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


I hope you all didn't miss me too much at the meeting last week! It was a reminder that while we are all in service to the club, we also have busy careers that demand our attention. I appreciate 1st VP Tim Howe (AKA The First Gentleman) for stepping in and filling my stilettos. I hope he didn't actually wear them, though.
I am so happy to see the month of May coming to an end this week. As I have been telling you, May is such a busy and challenging month for our club, but it's the time when we raise the funds that help us operate both the club and our charities. Ending our May Madness, last Monday was our 19th Annual Fidelity National Financial Youth Achiever Program Charity Golf Classic presented by Pet Paradise. We had wonderful conditions on the course, and our golfers really seemed to enjoy the day. My special gratitude goes to to the Charity Golf Committee, led by 2nd
VP Patrick Heatherington, Chairman Rick Thompson, and Founder Jay Cann. I know that Cyndi Nunn and I had a great time keeping our golfers hydrated, while raising money for our scholarship fund. Remember, "it's for the kids!"
I am looking forward to a presentation this week by Matthew Corrigan, Professor and Chair at UNF, who will be telling us about the upcoming Marijuana Amendment. And that's all I have to say about that. 

19th Annual SBMC Youth Achiever Charity Golf Classic

Presented by Pet Paradise


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



As usual, we had a fantastic golf tournament last Monday for the 19th time!  The weather was perfect, course was in great shape, and fun was had by all.  Thanks again to all those involved in organizing and executing this tournament, and there'd be no tournament without the generous it's of our sponsors.  We'll look forward to next year for our 20th Annual Tournament. 


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 


2014 SBMC Charities Golf Committee 


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!!

 After another successful annual SBMC/YAP charity golf tournament at San Jose Country Club this past Monday, it's now back again to our regular monthly golf outings. In June we have a special treat with the opportunity to play at one of the World Golf Village/World Golf Hall of Fame courses. Last year we played the King & Bear course, this year it's the Slammer & Squire. With course design input from PGA legends and Hall of Fame members Sam (The Slammer) Snead and Gene (The Squire) Sarazen this resort course offers views of the World Golf Hall of Fame from several holes and is distinguished by memorable par-3's, preserved woodlands, wetlands and natural beauty. 

Our date to play this wonderful lay-out is Friday, June 27th and our shotgun start will be at 1:00PM. Thanks to the World Golf Hall of Fame being a fellow SBMC member we are keeping the greens fee very competitive at $64.00 per participant (+tax), including range balls. We have room for 32 players, so get your tee-time quickly since this venue will fill up fast! Please contact Nico Hogeveen at 904-403-6754 or to reserve your spot(s).


Nico Hogeveen

2014 SBMC Golf Chair

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!! 

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.
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