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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 82, Issue 23, June 8, 2014
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
Golf Outing
Sergeant At Arms
Photo Gallery

Spotlight Speakers



June 11-
Charles McBurney


June 18-
Hank Duckworth
June 25-
Walter Smith
July 2-
Win Thomas



Happy Birthday

Rhea Mency, 6/8
Dave Pentel, 6/10
Harry Peltz, 6/11
Curry Workman, 6/12











   Prizes & Raffles        


Attendance Award,

Sponsored by

Coordinated Benefits and Synovus Bank


No Winner This Week

Scott Tillman


Woody Cooper Award

Sponsored by:  

Jepp Walter,


Name drawn last week 

Gene Bushor




Bob Ascher
Arleigh Merrill
  Next Meeting 

June 11, 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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6/11 Mark Frisch, Jax Armada Soccer Team

Upcoming Programs:  
6/18 Ben Davis, Intuition Ale
6/25 Susan Carr, AAA
7/2   William Thompson/Bill Smith, Purple Heart Recipients
7/9   Tracy Collins, Goodwill Industries of North Florida
Annie Howe, President 
Southside Business Men's Club 
(904) 654-6095


Friday night we had a delicious tailgate in the parking lot prior to the Jacksonville Suns game. When I arrived at 5pm I thought FOR SURE that we were going to be heading for cover at any moment! The sky got dark, the wind picked up, but fortunately by game time we had no more than a few scattered sprinkles. Thanks goodness, because there was no way I was going to miss out on that delicious BBQ! As a former professional chicken wing eater,(proof: I can offer my Presidential Seal Of Approval on the wings that Tom Kennedy and team grilled up for the event. The brisket, pulled pork, and fixins were all delicious, and of course the beer was cold. What more could a girl ask for? I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did. 
I hope everyone had fun on the SBMC Fishing Trip yesterday, and I look forward to hearing your fish tales!

Our speaker this week is Mark Frisch, owner of our new North American Soccer League team, Jacksonville Armada FC. I was at the launch party at the Landing a few months ago and The First Gentleman and I have already signed up for season tickets. I hope to see you all at the meeting so we can learn more about Professional Soccer on the First Coast, and what it means for all of us. 
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.  SOLD OUT.
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, and there are only 4 spots left! Please contact Nico Hogeveen at 904-403-6754 or [email protected] to reserve your spot(s).


Nico Hogeveen

2014 SBMC Golf Chair


Free SBMC Membership has been added!! 

Our 2nd quarter contest is almost over!!  

Encourage those visitors to SIGN UP!! 

2nd Quarter Winner Gets To Choose From:

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

Bailey's Gym Membership


Questions?  Contact Jackie at [email protected] or call 904 707-7533. 

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]