Tom Whicher, 6/29
Matthew Copeland, 6/30
Christina Tillman, 7/1
Mike Madigan, 7/2
peter Bragan, 7/3
Rob Johnson, 7/5
Prizes & Raffles
Coordinated Benefits and Synovus Bank
No Winner This Week
Woody Cooper Award
Name drawn last week
Axel von Loewenclau
July 2, 2014
San Jose Country Club
7529 San Jose Blvd
Lunch Buffet 12:00 pm
$25 for Guest
Invite a Guest
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
One thing I love about our club is our ability to quickly overcome obstacles! Last Tuesday evening I got word from our vacationing Program Chairman (hope you enjoyed the cruise, Steve!) that our Guest Speaker for the week had an emergency and was going to be unable to attend our meeting the following day. I immediately sent an e-mail to our officers as I thought through our usual back-up plan. Charles McBurney? Already gave us a legislative update. Matt Shirk? Spoke just a few weeks ago. Before I could get any further down the list in my mind my e-mail account pinged: 1st VP Tim Howe shot back with Melody Bishop. Eureka!
Obviously our great thanks go to Melody for stepping in and giving us an update on the goings on of the Downtown Investment Authority. Since their purview directly impacts the Southbank area as well as the rest of Downtown Jacksonville, I know this topic was timely and important to our members. Thanks again, Mrs. Bishop.
If you received the Jacksonville Business Journal last week I hope that you noticed that our club has been featured as the fifth largest Business Organization by measure of members. I did notice that #6 is nipping at our heals, so please remember to bring a guest to our meetings so we can grow our club.
We will have a very special presentation this week, when we will hear from and honor two recipients of the Purple Heart. We will also have a special guest joining us from Tallahassee for the event, recently appointed Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera.
The next Meet-a-Member will be Thursday, July 24th and is hosted by Cramer Law Center. Jeff's team is celebrating their 30th Anniversary! Do the math and you quickly discover the founding date is smack in the middle of the 80's ... July 1, 1984 to be precise!
Go Back to the Future, jump into your parachute pants, grab your Member's Only jacket and tease up your Flock of Seagulls hairdo for a fun 80's themed evening. Beer and wine were just as popular in the 80's as they are now so there will be some of that. And, some exceptional hors d'oeuvres by Hope Dempsey of D'Vine Cuisine will be served.
Tickets are $5 each and will go on sale soon so stay tuned at upcoming meetings.
For additional information contact
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
WHY? 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
SERGEANT AT ARMS
Are you ready to Raffle?
Summer Raffle Tickets are now on Sale!
The prize will be a $500.00 Costco Gift Certificate. Costco is also donating a one year membership at Costco for one of our club members who is present for the drawing.
Ticket prices are: One Ticket for $5.00
Three Tickets for $10.00
Seven Tickets for $20.00
The drawing will be held on August 27, 2014. You do not have to be present to win. Please support our club and our charities by participating.
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!
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".