No Spotlight Speaker
Michael Cobb, 9/28
Irene Picca, 9/28
Keith Segars, 9/29
Mike Hartley, 9/29
Charles Farhoud, 10/3
Christy Crews, 10/4
Lake Ray, III, 10/4
Frank Stone, 10/4
Prizes & Raffles
Coordinated Benefits and Synovus Bank
No Winner this Week
Woody Cooper Award
Guest of Rick Schmitz
October 1, 2014
San Jose Country Club
7529 San Jose Blvd
Lunch Buffet 12:00 pm
$25 for Guest
Invite a Guest
10/1 Youth Achiever Program
10/15 Dan Regenhardt, Budweiser Beer Tasting
10/22 Trade Show
Annie Howe, President
Southside Business Men's Club
As an active, vibrant, 82 year old organization, the SBMC fulfills the needs of many aspects of our lives. We are a social club, we do business with one another, we care about the direction our community is headed, and we chip in to support the needs of local children and Veterans. This week, our focus is on the charitable aspect of our club. Through our Youth Achiever Program we support local 5th grade Safety Patrol students by helping them fundraise for a trip to Washington, D.C. where they will have an opportunity to learn about the civic process.
Wednesday we will host the students of Pine Forest Elementary at our club luncheon, and Thursday we will be selling chicken dinners at their school. Please plan to come to the meeting, and volunteer at the cook out to show your support.
Sharing sad news is undoubtedly the hardest part of being Madame President. It is with a heavy heart that I inform you all that Axel von Loewenclau passed away Thursdaynight. You may recall that I recently shared with you that Axel had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. I will always remember Axel for his dedication to our club, as well as his hilariously dry sense of humor which was showcased several times during his Spotlight Speaker presentations.
Axels' viewing is today (Sunday) from 5:00-8:00pm at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home on San Jose Blvd. in Mandarin. The funeral is 11:00am Monday at San Juan Del Rio Catholic Church on State Road 13 in Fruit Cove. His wish was that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Wounded Warriors Orion Project. Please keep Axel's family in your prayers at this difficult time.
YOUTH ACHIEVER PROGRAM
The Youth Achiever Program helps the boys and girls who serve as Southside Elementary school safety patrols, specifically those of Pine Forest with the cost of the trip to Washington DC. Then later upon applying to college, these same students are eligible to apply for our annual YAP college scholarships to the schools of their choice (usually $1,000-$1,500 depending on demand). This program is funded in part by our semi-annual Youth Achiever Program cook-outs. The date for the Fall YAP is Oct 1st for the luncheon and Oct 2nd for the BBQ Cook-Out at Pine Forest Elementary.
PLEASE SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER ON Oct 2nd AT PINE FOREST ELEMENTARY. WE HAVE 2 SHIFTS: 12:00-4:00 AND 3:00-6:00. WE WILL BE SETTING UP AND SERVING THE CHICKEN DINNERS. YOU CAN SIGN UP BY SENDING ME AN EMAIL OR PUTTING YOUR NAME IN THE YAP BOOK THAT WILL BE AT THE MEETINGS.
CHARITY CLAY SHOOT
The 1st Annual
Charity Clay Shoot
To Benefit the NEW Youth Achiever J.R.O.T.C. Scholarship Fund
Only 2 weeks away from our inaugural event! We have 15 teams signed up already but still have room for you! 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.
$800 Package (stand sponsor & team of 4)
$250 Stand Sponsor
$600 Team of 4 shooters
$200 Individual shooter
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: http://www.sbmccharity.org/shoot
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 bar, and DJ John Hamel spinning the sounds. Kickoff for the game is at 1pm, the cost is $55.00 per for ticket to the game. 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!
Tailgate Committee Chair
It's that time again for Jaxtoberfest on the shipyards! Friday, October 10th from 6pm-8pm SBMC will be holding a Private Party at the event. You may have heard about the Business Walk-out which will be a major event downtown sending thousands over to the shipyards. Admission includes hors d'oeuvres and the first beer free in our tent. The ticket is only $10 and we're limited to only 100 tickets so don't wait to get yours! If you have any questions, please contact Patrick Heatherington or Steve Desorbo below. Consider this a precursor to our holiday gala!
Email [email protected]
Email [email protected]
ANNUAL CAR AND BIKE SHOW
It's time for the SBMC 4th Annual Car and Bike Show! This year we're giving the program a facelift and moving to J-Tech (Jones Technical College) on Western Way, formerly the Mercedes-Benz distribution center. The facility is a Diesel and Automotive technician training facility with an immense amount of space for display. The DJ is secured; we'll be grilling Burgers and Dogs with all proceeds benefiting Southside Business Men's Club. Whether you have a car to showcase, are an enthusiast, or are looking for a great time on a Saturday mark your calendars and plan to come out and join us.
Main Event Sponsorship - $2000
Associate Sponsorship - $500
Trophy Sponsorship - $250
Trade Show Exhibitor - $50
Car and Bike Exhibitor-$25
Where: 8813 Western Way Jax 32256 (Alongside I-95S off Baymeadows)
When: Saturday October 25th
What Time: 10am-2pm
Also, if you have interest in joining the organizing committee please don't hesitate to let us know.
For questions, contact Ken Petsch or Patrick Heatherington
Ken Petsch-Car Show Chairman [email protected]
Patrick Heatherington-Lackey [email protected] or 904-449-2858
MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY
Southside Business Men's Club
Military Appreciation Day November 1, 2014
In order to better prepare for this event we are asking that all club members who are veterans, reservists or active duty to please provide us with the information requested below. Please bring it to a regular meeting of the SBMC or e-mail it directly to
Thank You for your service to our great country.
When:______________ To When:___________________________
Were you deployed?______________________________________
If so, Where?____________________________________________
Did you see combat?______________________________________
If so, When?____________________________________________
Highest rank attained?____________________________________
What was your role/assignment?____________________________
Thank you for this information and for your service!
VETERANS DAY FLOAT
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!!!!
It is once again time to prepare our float entry for the 2014 Veteran's Day Parade in Downtown Jacksonville on November 11th. The SBMC float is dedicated to our nation's military service members, both active and Veterans alike, and commemorates those who have given the supreme sacrifice for this great nation. We need your help this Tuesday evening, September 30th, at 5:30pm at 3728 Philips Highway, Suite #304, and will meet on each consecutive Tuesday evening through November 4th, same place and time.
Note this is a new and more modern location
. The site is in the Central Park Office/Industrial complex on Philips Highway just south of Emerson Street. Here is a link: https://goo.gl/maps/cTna5
Food and beverages will be provided. You are welcome to BYOB. YOUR PARTICIPATION IS VERY IMPORTANT AS THIS REQUIRES SEVERAL VOLUNTEERS EACH WEEK TO COMPLETE THE PROJECT!
Please contact the following members if you have any questions or interest in participating, or just SHOW UP!
MEMBERS NEEDED BY THE END OF THE YEAR: 40
SBMC is comprised of the nicest, most fun and most loyal people I've ever had the pleasure to meet. In order for this Club to remain dynamic, it's imperative that we all do our part to invite like-minded people to become members.
Our goal for the remainder of the year is clearly shown above. This is a very attainable goal, but the only way that we will achieve this goal is if we all work together. I ask that you please do your part by adding one new member by the end of the year. Think of your friends, neighbors, customers and vendors. In your circle of influence there is at least one person who can and will make a great new member.
As members of this great Club, we all have a responsibility to ensure that not only does it continue, but that it thrives. I thank you all.
Frank Wallmeyer, Membership Chair
SERGEANT AT ARMS
Do you feel a calling to lead us in our Invocation or Pledge of Allegiance?
We ask for volunteers to help us start our meetings to get us thinking about what is really important and what is behind whatever success we have achieved - God and Country.
Please sign up or contact me if you would like to help.
We also have some openings for spotlight speaker this fall. This is free to our members in good standing and gives you the opportunity to talk about your business, family, interests, or anything else you would like to talk about for five minutes. You are also able to put out business cards, flyers, or informational materials on the tables to showcase your business.
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".