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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 82, Issue 22, June 1, 2014
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
Fishing Trip
Golf Outing
Sergeant At Arms
Photo Gallery

Spotlight Speakers



June 4-
Gene Bushor
June 11-
Charles McBurney


June 18-
Hank Duckworth
June 25-
Walter Smith



Happy Birthday

Bobby Wallo, 6/3
Diana Gonsalez, 6/3
Desi Desiderio, 6/4
John Kutsch, Jr., 6/5
James Mix, 6/5
Charles McBurney, Jr. 6/6










   Prizes & Raffles        


Attendance Award,

Sponsored by

Coordinated Benefits and Synovus Bank


No Winner This Week

Bill O'Leary


Woody Cooper Award

Sponsored by:  

Jepp Walter,


Name drawn last week 

Eric Ramshaw




Gene Bushor
A.J. Pionessa
  Next Meeting 

June 4, 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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6/4 Mike Buresh, Chief Meteorologist, CBS47/FOX30

Upcoming Programs:  
6/11 Mark Frisch, Jax Armada Soccer Team 
6/18 Ben Davis, Intuition Ale
6/25 Susan Carr, AAA
7/2   William Thompson/Bill Smith, Purple Heart Recipients
Annie Howe, President 
Southside Business Men's Club 
(904) 654-6095


Well, let's just say that last week's meeting was rather, well, spirited. Dr. Matthew Corrigan, Professor and Chair from the University of North Florida (swoop!) was our speaker, and the topic was the upcoming Medical Marijuana Amendment. Certainly the funniest moment of the meeting occurred when our speaker expressed concern that the line of questioning he was receiving was getting him "in the weeds." Obviously no pun was intended, but the comment was hilarious none the less.


The First Gentleman and I are looking forward to the Suns Tailgate this weekend. We are bringing some of our family along as well. (Would that make them part of the Royal Family? Perhaps not.) I can't wait to have some BBQ from The Stumbling Steer before heading into the game. Admittedly, baseball is NOT my favorite sport, but beer prices at Bragen Field are cheap and the company will be great. Thanks to the Tailgating Committee for putting this together.


Our speaker Wednesday is Mike Buresh, Chief Meteorologist for CBS47/FOX30. His presentation is important and timely considering the fact that the Atlantic Hurricane Season officially starts today! I hope to see you all at our luncheon meeting. 

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!!
The next Meet-a-Member is Thursday, June 19th from 6-8p. Jeanne Maron and Howard Caplan invite you to enjoy a progressive M-a-M in St. Augustine! The fun starts at The Gifted Gourmet, 58 Spanish St. and ends at The Gifted Cork, 64 Hypolita St. This M-a-M is Hosted by Lewis, Longman & Walker; The Gifted Gourmet and The Gifted Cork. We will gnosh on tasty appetizers, drink yummy wine and hard cider and maybe win some cool door prizes and discounts. Guests are welcome! Tickets are on sale at the next meetings for $5 pp. 
For additional information contact 
George Biastre,   [email protected]  or 
Jeanne Maron,  [email protected]
Our June golf outing will be a special treat 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 excellent 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 able to keep 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 [email protected] to reserve your spot(s).


Nico Hogeveen

2014 SBMC Golf Chair


Free Membership has been added!! 

Our 2nd quarter contest is almost over!!  

Encourage those visitors to SIGN UP!! 

Contributions Include:

One Year Individual Membership         Renewal or New!


GolfTec swing evaluation and lesson  Nico Hogeveen

Maui Jim Sunglasses                                  Jackie Wilson

Kimberly Clarke Salon-Spa Day             Kimberly Clarke

JRoberts Fine Jewelry                               Kevin Hulsbeck and                                                                                                   Bobby Wallo 

More prizes are on the way!


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]