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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 82, Issue 40,  October 5, 2014
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
Charity Clay Shoot
Golf Outing
Trade Show
Car and Bike Show
Military Appreciation Day
Veterans Day Float
Sergeant At Arms
Photo Gallery

Spotlight Speakers


October 8-
Steve Johnston

October 15-
Joe Anzalone

October 22-
Chad Sarnowski

October 29-
John Hamel




Happy Birthday

George Bobin, 10/5
Mark Holland, 10/5
Mary Beth Johnson, 10/5
Mark Noble, 10/7
Rene Zook, 10/8
Robert Haavisto, 10/9
Barbara Lesso, 10/9
Keith Litterick, 10/9
Mary Fisher, 10/10
Kathi Crothers, 10/11
Tom Harris, 10/11













   Prizes & Raffles        


Attendance Award,

Sponsored by

Coordinated Benefits and Synovus Bank


No Winner this Week

Daniel Moses


Woody Cooper Award

Sponsored by:  

Jepp Walter,


Name drawn:

Don Flynn




Color Guard
Mike Haney
  Next Meeting 

October 8, 2014 


San Jose Country Club

7529 San Jose Blvd

Jacksonville, FL

Lunch Buffet 12:00 pm

$20 Members

$25 for Guest 



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10/8 Debate   

10/15 Dan Regenhardt, Budweiser Beer Tasting
10/22 Trade Show
10/29 Debate
Annie Howe, President
Southside Business Men's Club 
(904) 654-6095


Florida Governor Rick Scott's security detail got a little bit of a shock this past Wednesday upon their arrival at San Jose Country Club. When they saw a group of teens walking through the club's doors armed with rifles they were quick to assess the situation! Fortunately it was just the Robert E. Lee High School Navy JROTC, who came to give another fabulous presentation to our club. The rifles were unloaded, so crisis averted. It was a nice surprise that Governor Scott decided to drop by our meeting to greet the 5th Grade Safety Patrols from Pine Forest School for the Arts. I hope everyone enjoyed the brief distraction. It's not often that Gene Maszy gets upstaged during our weekly auction!

Thanks to all the volunteers that showed up at Pine Forest on Thursday to serve 450 chicken dinners in an effort to raise money for the school.  I always go home from that event feeling exhausted and fulfilled... and smelling like chicken.

If you are reading this on Sunday, I will see you in about an hour for our big annual tailgate! The weather is supposed to be BEAUTIFUL today, reminding us all as to why we all choose to live here in Jacksonville.

Go Jags!



This week we lost a dear piece of our club, and laid another to rest.

Axel von Loewenclau's service was Monday at San Juan Del Rio Catholic Church. Thank you to all of the members that attended to pay your respects. It was a lovely service and Axel will be missed.

The world lost a bright light Tuesday morning when Cheryl Volpe lost her battle with cancer. I will always remember Cheryl for her never ceasing smile and loving personality. I know she is looking down on all of us with her glass of wine, free from pain. Please keep Angelo and Jeff in your thoughts and prayers. 


The 1st Annual


Charity Clay Shoot

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


Saturday we had a great time at our inaugural charity clay shoot! Towards the end of the week we picked up additional shooters rounding our number out to 62 which is about 10 over a full field.  Also in the final week, Republic Services stepped up and offered to join as our ammunition sponsor further.  The weather was perfect, the course was fantastic and fun was had by all.  We're still tallying the results of our fundraising and will announce in the coming weeks.   If you attended the last 3 YAP luncheons you should recall our partnership with Robert E Lee High School's N.J.R.O.T.C. Students who came out and volunteered for the event making them the first eligible candidates for our new scholarship program. 
The committee worked for months on securing sponsors, shooters, and volunteers.  Additionally this committee focused on securing funds and participants almost exclusively outside the club from future members!  This was truly a team effort in which everyone should be proud.  
Finally, the event wouldn't have been half as successful if it wasn't for the support of our very own Member Duckworth Construction Company stepping in as title sponsor as well as recruiting several of the teams in attendance.  Hank, your generosity was incredibly moving and appreciated....THANK YOU for personally starting our inaugural year off right and setting the benchmark from which we'll build for years to come!
The Founding Clay Shoot Committee
Becky Hogan & Mike Russo (Co-Chairs)
Dee Kirby, Erin Eiras, Susan Carter, 
Mike Aselton, Jake Chamberlain, &
Patrick Heatherington

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!


Patrick Heatherington                   

Email [email protected]

Phone 904-449-2858


Steve DeSorbo

Email [email protected]

Phone 904-514-2228




Our next Southside Business Men's Club (SBMC) golf outing will be at Queen's Harbour Yacht & Country Club on Friday, October 17th with a first tee time at 11:00 AM. The cost is $43.00 (plus tax) per participant and includes range balls.


Designed by former PGA Tour player and local resident Mark McCumber and bordered by the Inter-coastal waterway, this nicely groomed golf course offers a unique blend of scenery featuring tidal marshlands and century-old Spanish oak trees. Queen's Harbour hosted such prestigious events as the PGA Tour Qualifier and the Mercedes Collegiate Championships. Throughout the country club there are also many views of the beautiful freshwater marina.We have a maximum of 32 participants. If you want to join us please contact Nico Hogeveen at 904-403-6754 or [email protected] to reserve your spot(s).


Nico Hogeveen

2014 SBMC Golf Chair




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] 

or 904-237-2974

Patrick Heatherington-Lackey [email protected] or 904-449-2858


LaMee Florist and Anything With Plants are very excited about our Meet-a-Member from 5-7 on Thursday, October 30th.  We'll have lots of fun, food, libation, and surprises!  Since it's the day before Halloween eve; if you come in costume, there will be a special treat for you.  We'll even be giving flower designing lessons for anyone who wants to take an arrangement home. 


Please join us at our shop and warehouse at 5040 St. Augustine Rd., located 1.1 mi. North of University Blvd.  Look for the big yellow watering can on our sign.  We have plenty of parking in our lot, as well as across the street.  You won't want to miss our SPOOKTACULAR event!  I'll have tickets at the next weekly meeting.  Call me at 398-9880, ext. 203 with any questions you might have.


See you then!




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

k[email protected] no later than Friday October 17.  
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!


Construction is officially underway on the 2014 SBMC Veteran's Day Parade Float.  The 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, October 7th, 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 the west side of Philips Highway just south of Emerson Street.  Here is a link:

Food and water will be provided. You are welcome to BYOB.  And bring a lawn chair if you'd like to sit for a spell.  YOUR PARTICIPATION IS VERY IMPORTANT AS THIS REQUIRES SEVERAL VOLUNTEERS EACH WEEK TO COMPLETE THE PROJECT!

If you are a veteran and would like your name in The Book Of Valor sign on the float please contact Valerie Segraves at [email protected]    Cost is $10.00 per name.

Every time you volunteer your name goes into a hat.  There will be a drawing at the end for 2 Jaguar tickets and a parking pass!!!

We are also selling shirts and hats:  1 for $15.00 or 2 for $20.00.  They will be at the meetings and at the Tuesday night float construction.

Please contact the following members if you have any questions or interest in participating, or just SHOW UP!


Chairman:  Hal Smith, [email protected]
Co-Chair: Charles Armstrong, [email protected]
3rd Vice President: Julie Clements[email protected]



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

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!

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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