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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 82, Issue 31,  August 3, 2014
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
River Cruise
Golf Outing
Charity Clay Shoot
Sergeant At Arms
Photo Gallery

Spotlight Speakers


August 6-
Scott Schilbrack


August 13-
Jepp Walter

August 20-
Elizabeth Hall

August 27-
Ken Petsch

September 3-
Traci Irven




Happy Birthday

Chandevi Rodriguez, 8/3
Zachary Sherman, 8/5
Mark Vickers, 8/6
Walter Smith, 8/9













   Prizes & Raffles        


Attendance Award,

Sponsored by

Coordinated Benefits and Synovus Bank


No Winner This Week

David Moorefield


Woody Cooper Award

Sponsored by:  

Jepp Walter,


No Winner This Week

 Ken dean




 Rod Borum
Frank Wallmeyer
  Next Meeting 

August 6, 2014 


San Jose Country Club

7529 San Jose Blvd

Jacksonville, FL

Lunch Buffet 12:00 pm

$20 Members

$25 for Guest 



Invite a Guest  


  Find us on Facebook  

Linked In   


8/6 Colleen Rodriguez, Executive Director, Jewish & Family Services
8/13 Ander Crenshaw, Congressmen
8/20 Cynthia Bioteau, President, FSCJ
8/27 Denise Bunnewith, North Florida, TPO
9/3  Past President
Annie Howe, President 
Southside Business Men's Club 
(904) 654-6095


 We seem to be working our way through the constitutional amendments that Florida voters will be deciding on in the next election! Last week we had the pleasure of hearing from J. Allison DeFoor II about the Florida Water and Land Conservation Initiative, which will be Amendment 1 on your ballot. In case you missed it, the official ballot summary reads as follows:


Funds the Land Acquisition Trust Fund to acquire, restore, improve, and manage conservation lands including wetlands and forests; fish and wildlife habitat; lands protecting water resources and drinking water sources, including the Everglades, and the water quality of rivers, lakes, and streams; beaches and shores; outdoor recreational lands; working farms and ranches; and historic or geologic sites, by dedicating 33 percent of net revenues from the existing excise tax on documents for 20 years.

 Dr. DeFoor is the former vice chair of the Republican Party of Florida and former environmental advisor to Gov. Jeb Bush, and spoke in favor of the amendment.

 Please join us this week to hear from Colleen Rodriguez, the Executive Director of Jewish and Family Services. 

The River Cruise Party will be held on August 21 aboard the beautiful yacht, The Jacksonville Lady. There will be hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, 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!


Tom Kennedy

Tailgate Committee Chairman


Join Ramona Baldwin & Diana Gonsalez @ First Atlantic Bank 

for our Meet-A-Member 


Celebrate Football with us

Enjoy...Friends, Food, Games and Drinks

Tickets on sale starting at this Wednesdays meeting


August 28, 2014

5:30pm - 7:30

1325 Hendricks Avenue

Jacksonville FL  32207



The next SBMC monthly golf outing will be at White Oak Plantation and has already sold out. The date is Friday, August 22nd and if you're interested to be included on the waiting list please contact Nico Hogeveen at 904-403-6754 or [email protected] to do so. The cost is $75.00 (+ tax) per player and gets you a complete package including golf and cart fees, range balls, lunch, sodas, water, domestic beers and snacks throughout the day.


Nico Hogeveen

2014 SBMC Golf Chair        


The 1st Annual



Charity Clay Shoot

To Benefit the NEW Youth Achiever J.R.O.T.C. Scholarship Fund

The Southside Business Men's Club Charities has created a new College Scholarship to benefit J.R.O.T.C. students pursuing higher education.  The qualifications will be focused primarily on their hard work as applied in the program and the commitment level of commitment we'd expect from future leaders. 

Hank Duckworth has generously signed on as our 

inaugural title sponsor! 

We still have room for a $2,500 presenting sponsor
as well as many other opportunities to support the event as well as participate in this great event on Saturday October 4th so don't miss out!


$800 Package (stand sponsor & team of 4)

$750 Package early registration 9/5

$250 Stand Sponsor

$600 Team of 4 shooters

$550 Early registration 9/5

$200 Individual shooter

Registration includes:

100 Round Sporting Clays

12 or 20 gauge Ammunition

BBQ Lunch Catered by "The Stumbline Steer BBQ" (Tom Kennedy)


For more details contact:

Becky Hogan-904-514-5200 or [email protected]

Mike Russo-904-372-3019 or [email protected]

Or visit:


2014 Charity Clay Shoot Committee

Raffle This!!!

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.  Only a couple of weeks left.  You do not have to be present to win.  Please support our club and our charities by participating.

Please see Heather Johnson,, 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!

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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