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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 82, Issue 25, June 22, 2014
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
Sergeant At Arms
Photo Gallery

Spotlight Speakers


June 25-
Walter Smith


July 2-
Win Thomas


July 9-
Ken Dean
July 16-
Cathy Curtis


July 23-
Penny Kievet



Happy Birthday

Mary Cox, 6/24
Jeanne Goldman, 6/24
Sean Stackhouse, 6/25
Dottie Kriner, 6/25
Ken Kievet, 6/28
Cameron Naugle, 6/28
Phillip Gullion, 6/28












   Prizes & Raffles        


Attendance Award,

Sponsored by

Coordinated Benefits and Synovus Bank


No Winner This Week

John Dietzen


Woody Cooper Award

Sponsored by:  

Jepp Walter,


Name drawn last week 

Michael Carpenedo




Steve DeSorbo
Tom Kennedy
  Next Meeting 

June 25, 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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6/25 Susan Carr, AAA 

Upcoming Programs:  
7/2   Bill Smith, Purple Heart Recipients
7/9   Tracy Collins, Goodwill Industries of North Florida
7/16 Tony Vecchio, Jacksonville Zoo
7/23 John Rutherford, Jacksonville Sheriff's Department
7/30 J. Allison DeFoor II, Water and Land Conservation
Annie Howe, President 
Southside Business Men's Club 
(904) 654-6095



--Since President Annie was unable to preside over last week's meeting, she thought it would be a great idea for me (the First Gentleman), to write this week's message.  Thanks, honey!


Wow, this was another great week for our Club!  Sponsors, checks, new members, fun events, and Erin Eiras is happy to see Mike Dungey again.


The biggest news is the announcement by 2nd VP Patrick Heatherington, that Duckworth Construction will be the Title Sponsor for our SBMC YAP NJROTC Charity Clay Shoot in October!!  Hank Duckworth is a model club member, as he continually supports our fondness of fine liquor and guns.  Thanks, Hank!!  More details about this new event will be forthcoming, but this will be a lot of fun for everyone.


YAP Charity Golf Classic Chairmen: Rick Thompson, Crump Kirby, and Jay Cann (and the attending committee), presented the Club with a check for $17,165.05 for our charity!!  Thanks again to all the sponsors, the players, and/or anyone who helped put on this great event!


At Wednesday's meeting we inducted 3 members: Valerie Seagraves of About Floors N More, is a previous member who is returning with a new company.    Kathi Crothers of City Rescue Mission is the new alternate member.  And, Erik Hendrick is the owner of Bodigiti, a web design and development company.  Please reach out to our newest members: welcome them, and encourage them to get involved with our various events!


Thursday, Jeanne Maron and Howard Kaplan hosted a Meet-a-Member at the St. Augustine stores: the Gifted Cork and The Gifted Gourmet!  This was a fantastic event, great location, and a lot of fun!  Meet-a-Members are well known for being the best entertainment value; you don't want to miss the next one!


Friday, a full field of SBMC golfers descend upon the Slammer and the Squire, at World Golf Village!  Folks, read this carefully: people from around the country would LOVE to play on the courses that we get to, throughout the year.  Even if you're a novice, you really should be playing in our Monthly Golf Outings.  Thanks, Nico, for making these great events!


You don't want to miss this week's meeting:  our friend Susan Carr of AAA, will speak about the summer international travel season...and Annie will be back!


Tim Howe


Get out of lunch Free!!!


WHO?      All club members are eligible

WHAT?    Bring a prospective member to our meeting and the Club will pay for both you and their lunches, if they join that day!

WHEN?    July 23rd  ONLY

WHERE?  San Jose Country Club, SMBC weekly meeting
New members are the life blood of any organization.  This is our equivalent of High Holy Day, except the only thing saved is the cost of a couple of lunches. 


And don't forget...


The end of the 2nd Quarter Membership Recruitment Campaign ends very soon. 

Please bring guests to the next couple of meetings, if they join, YOU could be eligible to select a wonderful prize. 

The prizes include:


 Aromas $250 Gift Certificate

JRoberts Fine Jewelry $300 Gift Certificate
GolfTec $250 Gift Certificate

Kimberly Clarke Salon  $300 Gift Certificate

Maui Jims Sunglasses Valued at $175

Baileys Powerhouse Gym Membership

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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