Allen Gimbell, 7/21
Tim Howe, 7/23
Pamela Wiltgen, 7/24
Eric Ramshaw, 7/24
Clint Hill, 7/25
Prizes & Raffles
Coordinated Benefits and Synovus Bank
No Winner This Week
Woody Cooper Award
Name drawn last week
July 23, 2014
San Jose Country Club
7529 San Jose Blvd
Lunch Buffet 12:00 pm
$25 for Guest
Invite a Guest
7/23 John Rutherford, Jacksonville Sheriffs Office
7/30 J. Allison DeFoor II, Water and Land Conservation
8/6 Colleen Rodriguez, Executive Director, Jewish & Family Services
8/13 Ander Crenshaw, Congressmen
Annie Howe, President
Southside Business Men's Club
Madame President and our 1st VP (a.k.a. THE First Gentleman) have been busy moving this weekend and are without internet access. That said, I have the honor of drafting this week's President's message! We learned last week of how the Zoo industry is evolving from Tony Vecchio's very spirited presentation; he gave an informative and humorous speech. It was interesting to learn how today he is by his own definition an "endangered species" as most of his peers are business people with no background in zoo keeping while he began his career at the bottom elbow deep in....well you get the idea. Zoos originally were completely reliant upon local, state, and federal funding whereas today that's down to around 34% with Jacksonville far less dependent than most.
This week's program is sure to be one you won't want to miss! Sherriff and long-time SBMC member John Rutherford is our speaker and I'm certain he'll deliver a very informative program. Unless you've been living beneath a rock you've noticed our Membership Chairman Frank Wallmeyer is capitalizing on this week's high-level program with the "Get out of lunch free" membership contest. He's encouraging EVERYONE to bring guests and if your guest joins our club at lunch both you and they get a free lunch (and who was it that said there are no free lunches?). We're just over halfway through the year with a great deal left of which a new member could take advantage.
The River Cruise
Past Presidents Day
Military Appreciation Day
Veterans Day Float
Jaguars Tailgate (Jags vs. Steelers-projected sellout)
SBMC Car Show
1st Annual SBMC Clay Shoot
Jaxtoberfest Private Party
Children's Shopping Spree
Just to name a few, there's something for EVERYONE in this club! We had a great start to the year, but the fun has just begun.....with everything still to come why wouldn't you invite friends, clients, and vendors to join our organization? Help the best Civic organization in town grow our membership.
Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success
2014 2nd Vice President
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. Attendance is limited to 50 spaces and there are only a few tickets left.
For additional information contact
The River Cruise Party will be held on August 22 aboard the beautiful yacht, The Jacksonville Lady. There will be hot and cold o'rduourves, a cash bar available for your favorite adult beverages, and beautiful views of Jacksonville from the river. It is sure to be fun and entertaining. The cost is $30.00 per person so see Dee or go on line to pay for your tickets today. With all of the excitement, fun, and scuttlebutt about last year's cruise we expect this to be a sellout. Rumor has it that with 40 tickets sold we may be able to offer a free drink or 2.
So come out, enjoy and network with the fabulous members of our great organization!
Hope to see you all there!
Tailgate Committee Chairman
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.
We will announce the winner of the 2nd quarter Membership Contest
At the July 23rd, meeting!!!
The winner gets to choose one of the following:
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
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.
Please see Heather Johnson, Earthguy.com, Ken Spinella, Costco
or Barry Griffin for tickets before we sell out.
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".