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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 83, Issue 14,  April 5, 2015
In This Issue

Spotlight Speakers

April 8-
Jeanne Maron

April 15-
Nico Hogeveen

April 22-
Jepp Walter




Happy Birthday

Erik Hill, 4/5
Robyn Morgan, 4/5
John Zarou, 4/5
Joe Lemire, 4/6
Patrick Heatherington, 4/8
Carey Hepler, 4/8
Matt Carlucci, 4/9
Howard Knight, 4/9
Peter Tuggle, 4/9
David Schwartz, 4/10
Jimmie Harden, 4/11
Karen Van Hyninig, 4/11






   Prizes & Raffles        


Attendance Award,

Sponsored by 

Fred Allison, 

Dex Imaging

No Winner Last Week
Phil Rosebrock



Woody Cooper Award

Sponsored by:  Marlin Technology


Name Drawn Last Week: Angie Tekin



Fred Allison
Bob Ascher
  Next Meeting 

April 8, 2015 


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7529 San Jose Blvd

Jacksonville, FL

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$20 Members

$25 for Guests 



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4/8 Steven Grossman, Jax Aviation Authority


4/15  Sheriff's Debate
4/22  Mayor Brown
4/29  Lenny Curry

Tim Howe, President
Southside Business Men's Club 
(904) 813-8950


This coming Saturday, SBMC is partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville, to assist in building a new HabiJax home.

'Build' is a fantastic word, because it is positive.  It means something good is happening. (does anybody use the M-W book anymore?) lists the word 'build' with many positive meanings.

--The obvious choice here is to construct: assembling and joining parts or build a house, duh.

But with our volunteer efforts, we accomplish much more than erecting a structure.  We build relationships with other members.  I have said many times over the years that to really get to know our members, you need to get involved with our activities.  This day will be a great way to meet or learn more about someone in the Club. 

Side Note (yes another one): Years ago, I volunteered at an SBMC event (Jax Suns concession stand).  I got to know one of the Club members that night.  A year later, he thought of me when he was looking for a business connection.  Through that connection, I eventually met Annie.  Now, that's an extreme example of relationship building! 

Side note note (heh heh!):  When I remind that person of the effect of that fateful night, I don't know if he accepts the credit, or the blame, for the outcome!

But, I digress...

Another example of building is to: establish, increase, or build up one's hopes. 

--Think of the family who will be helping us, helping them, to build a new chapter of their lives.  At some point, we all need a helping hand, not a handout.  I have worked on a couple of HabiJax homes over the years, and I always get excited when I hear the future residents talk about their upcoming holiday plans in the new house.  As a volunteer, I leave with a sense of accomplishment, in that I did something that day that helped to make a better community. (It truly makes me loathe the days where I don't even venture outside my front door; missed opportunities.)

To 'build' character: to mold, form, or create.

The building of a house is a long process.  The one day we spend on site is just a drop in the bucket of all the planning, coordinating, and labor that has to be accomplished.  The future residents may not remember us individually, but hopefully, they will remember all the various efforts that went into place to make the dream, a reality.  Perhaps, the child(ren) will see the good that comes from the accomplishments of many hearts and hands.  And maybe, they will carry this torch with them for the rest of their lives. 

To base; found: a relationship built on trust.

How many times have we heard someone talk about the people who influenced their lives?  There always seems to be a mentor, even if briefly.  Now we may not have enough time to mentor a child, in one day.  But hopefully, the crews that were there before us, and those who will follow will each leave a little mark with some person, who will see that there is good in all of us.  Trust is built over a long period of time.

Lastly, we 'build' muscles!  And those should likely be sore on Sunday.


It's election season and we're allowing any candidate running for office on a first-come-first-served basis to speak for 5 minutes about their campaign.  If you're supporting anyone running, please have them contact Patrick Heatherington for arrangements.....the first available is NEXT week's meeting.

Mobile: 904-449-2858

[email protected]


2015 Civic Affairs Committee



Our next Southside Business Men's Club (SBMC) golf outing will be on Friday, April 24th at White Oak Plantation. As many of you know, this will be a special treat. We have the golf course to ourselves for the day, food and drinks are included and the venue is unique to say the least. The golf course at White Oak is blanketed in the seclusion of its natural surroundings in the middle of a wildlife conservation area with rhinos, okapi, giraffes, antelope, Florida panthers and others. It is regarded by many as one of the most private courses in the country.  The nine-hole course, with 54 different teeing grounds, will challenge players of all skill levels.


Last year we played White Oak in the middle of August in 103F degree weather. This year we have moved the experience to somewhat more agreeable Spring temperatures (hopefully). Cost per participant is $100.00 (+ tax) for green/cart fees, range balls, lunch and all the beverages you are able to consume. We'll have a shotgun start for everyone at 12:00 noon and we have only 24 spots available. Last August we sold out in a few days, so speedy reservations are of the essence.

Come join your fellow SBMC members and friends for a great round of golf in a unique environment! To reserve your spot(s) contact Nico Hogeveen at (904) 403-6754 or send an email to [email protected].

Nico Hogeveen

2015 SMBC Golf Chair 

On Saturday, April 11th, SBMC will partner with HabiJax (Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville) assisting construction in the building of a HabiJax home.  The shift will be 7:45am to 3pm (you may leave earlier if you are not able to complete the entire shift).  We will meet at the HabiJax Affiliate Office, 2404 Hubbard Street, Jacksonville - just west of the downtown area - that morning (prior to or at 7:45am).  Wear closed-toed shoes and appropriate wear for doing outside construction type work.  Bring work gloves (if you have them), a hat if it is sunny, and sunscreen if necessary.  Water and lunch will be provided.  Sign up to volunteer will begin at the March 18th SBMC lunch meeting.  Please direct any questions to Rod Borom, (904) 994-4649 or [email protected].  Thank you! 

It's time for The Players!


This year:  SBMC and Metro Diner are teaming up!!


We have fewer days, shorter shifts, and great food!  That way you can have more time to walk around and enjoy The Players as a spectator.  The way it used to be for us!


We will be in the Metro Diner Tent off Hole 15 at the Taste of Jacksonville location.  Dates are May 6th - 10th - that's right, Wednesday thru Sunday.  It's just a few weeks away!


A sign up book will be handed around starting at our next meeting.


You can also contact, Ken Petsch, [email protected]  or Cathy Curtis, [email protected] to sign up.


Thanks in advance!


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.
Keith Litterick 
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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