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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 82, Issue 34,  August 24, 2014
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
Charity Clay Shoot
Jags Tailgate
Sergeant At Arms
Photo Gallery

Spotlight Speakers


August 27-
Tim Howe

September 3-
Traci Irven

September 10-
Eric Ramshaw

September 17-
Howard Caplan

September 24-
Arun Venkatzsan




Happy Birthday

Bill Fenwick, 8/25
Mike Aselton, 8/26
Rose Sarkees, 8/27
Ryan Coughlin, 8/29
Jim Parrish, 8/29













   Prizes & Raffles        


Attendance Award,

Sponsored by

Coordinated Benefits and Synovus Bank


No Winner This Week



Woody Cooper Award

Sponsored by:  

Jepp Walter,


No Winner This Week

Rod Borum




 Karen Mathis
Mike Dungey
  Next Meeting 

August 27, 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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8/27 Denise Bunnewith, North Florida, TPO
9/3   Past Presidents Day
9/10 Tom Stephens, Better Business Bureau
9/17 Susan Parker, St. Augustine Historical Society
9/24 Rick Ballou, Sports Talk Host, Jax Sports Radio
Annie Howe, President 
Southside Business Men's Club 
(904) 654-6095



Last Thursday several of our members took a cruise aboard Foxy Lady Cruises and had a blast! It was a beautiful evening on the St Johns, and not only did we get to take in the usual sights and sounds of Downtown Jacksonville, but we were also treated to dolphins and rainbows! Thanks so much to the Social and Tailgating Committee for putting on a fabulous event. The networking fun continues this Thursday when we have a Meet-A-Member hosted at First Atlantic Bank in San Marco. It can be your tailgate location before the last Jaguars pre-season game! GO JAGS!


I look forward to seeing you all this week; our speaker will be Denise Bunnewith, Planning Director of the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization. 


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 1st Annual



Charity Clay Shoot

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


We're less than 45 days out from this inaugural event and it's already off to a great start!  We have 15 teams signed up already exceeding a full field and on our way to A and B!  Mike Russo and Tom Kennedy have put together a stellar mouthwatering menu for the awards lunch, and 2 of our members (Aromas and Investra Financial) have donated prizes for the winners sure to impress.  This is going to be a great event, and you won't want to miss out on participating or sponsoring, we still need door prizes as well.  Friday Sept 4th is the end of early registration so hurry up and get on board!


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 Stumbling 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


OK folks it is time for our annual Jags  tailgate!!! 

The date is October 5th The Jags will be hosting the Steelers.  The tailgate will begin at 10 am there will be plenty of food (to be announced soon) by Players Grill, Keg Beer, Liquor, Scott's famous wet barand DJ John Hamel spinning the sounds. Kickoff for the game is at 1pm, the cost is $55.00 per for ticket to the game and tailgate and $10.00 per person for tailgate only.  Please sign up on line or see Dee Kirby to reserve your spot.  We Need all the Jag Fans we can get to drown out the big following the Steelers have! 

Look forward to seeing you all there!

Tom Kennedy

Tailgate Committee Chair

Last Chance to Raffle!  
Drawing to be held at the August 27th Meeting.

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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