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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 82, Issue 48,  November 30, 2014
In This Issue
Guest Speaker/Upcoming Programs
President's Message
Holiday Gala
Golf Outing
Children's Christmas Shopping Spree
Sergeant At Arms
Photo Gallery

Spotlight Speakers


December 3-
Meredith Tekin

December 10-
Jeff Cramer

December 17-
Heather Johnson

December 24-
Christmas Eve - 
 No Meeting

December 31-
New Year's Eve - 
 No Meeting



Happy Birthday

Jay Mesic, 12/2
Richard Alford, 12/3
Daniel Moses, 12/4
Chuck Houck, 12/6








   Prizes & Raffles        


Attendance Award,

Sponsored by

Coordinated Benefits and Synovus Bank


No Winner This Week



Woody Cooper Award

Sponsored by:  

Jepp Walter,


Name Drawn Last Week:




  Next Meeting 

December 3, 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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12/3 Crump Kirby, SBMC Club History
12/10 Bruce Ganger, Feeding NE Florida
12/17 Paige Kelton, Holiday Events in Jacksonville
12/24 Christmas Eve - No Meeting
12/31 New Year's Eve - No Meeting
1/7      Installation of New Officers
Annie Howe, President
Southside Business Men's Club 
(904) 654-6095


Today is the last day to purchase your tickets to the SBMC Holiday Gala! We have a wonderful event planned this year at Deercreek Country Club. Join us for dinner, dancing, and Holiday Cheer all evening long! I so look forward to this event every year. I get to buy a new dress, and Tim gets to air out his tuxedo. Please join us as we celebrate another great year in the history of club.

You can purchase your tickets to the Gala by going to, click on the Holiday Gala under upcoming events. If you have any problems, please feel free to call me personally.


Last week The Metro Diner held a "soft opening" for its new location at Southside and Baymeadows. John Davoli graciously allowed us to collect donations at the door the benefit our Childrens Christmas Shopping Spree. It was announced on Wednesday that over $4000 was raised that day! Our children come through the Davis Center, and because of the generosity of John and Metro Diner, we will be able to help establish a clinic in the center to benefit the children.

Our speaker this week is Crump Kirby, our SBMC Club Historian. Our club has had so many accomplishments over the past 82 years. I promise that this will be fascinating and that you will learn so much about the SBMC from this meeting. 


 Our annual Holiday Gala is Saturday, December 6th, at the beautiful Deercreek Country Club at 6:00 PM.  Hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, dinner and dancing!   Tickets are $75.00 per person. We have a limited number of tickets so please go to to register as soon as possible. No tickets will be sold at the door. Deadline to purchase tickets is November 30. 

You don't want to miss this fabulous gala!!! 

We have a group of rooms at The Sheraton on Deerwood Park Blvd., at an amazing group rate of just $79! When making reservations be sure to let them know you are with SBMC!


Thanks to our Bar Sponsor Nimnicht Chevrolet Fleet/Commercial

If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Helms, Chair at 904-838-2241 or 

 Megan Turner, Co-Chair 404-6243.




Our next Southside Business Men's Club (SBMC) golf outing will be at Cimarrone Golf Club on Friday, December 12th with a start time at 12:00 noon. Since December is an expensive month for many of us, we've tried to keep cost down for this outing and the fee will only be $29.00 (plus tax) per participant.

Players of all abilities will enjoy Cimarrone's championship layout. Designed by renowned architect David Postlethwait, the manicured course conditions and challenging design provides a fun, player-friendly experience for all golfers. You will enjoy Cimaronne's well-defined fairways and excellent greens as well as appreciate numerous risk-reward opportunities provided by strategically placed bunkers and many water and marsh features.

We have room for a maximum of 32 players. If you want to join us please contact me at 904-403-6754 or [email protected] to reserve your spot(s).


Nico Hogeveen

2014 SBMC Golf Chair


Children's Christmas Shopping Spree benefiting the Davis Center for Homeless Families will be Saturday, December 13th at 6:30am at the Target on San Jose at I-295 in Mandarin. If you would like to participate and help a child with their shopping email Gene at
Are you ready for some Football?

The TaxSlayer Bowl (Gator Bowl) will be held at Everbank Field on 1/2/15.  This will match the SEC conference against a representative from the Big Ten/ACC/Notre Dame.

We are having a raffle  on 12/17/14 where the winner receives:

Six Tickets to the Game
Parking Pass
Six Tickets the Pregame Tailgate/Touchdown Party Passes  (Unlimited Food and Drink)

This is a $700.00 value!

Tickets are:  One for $5.00
                        Three for $10.00
                        Seven for $20.00

This will be a great time and if you are not a football fan it would be a great gift for family or business partners for Christmas.


There are 2015 spotlight speaker dates available!  The book is at the sign-in table at each meeting. 

This is free to all 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!

We also 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.

If you have a calling to lead us in prayer/invocation or the pledge of allegiance, please either call or sign up in the spotlight speaker book.

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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