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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 83, Issue 15,  April 12, 2015
In This Issue

Spotlight Speakers

April 15-
Nico Hogeveen

April 22-
Jepp Walter

April 29-
Sarah Sallas-Herring/Kelley Shaw

May 6-
Ken Spinella


Happy Birthday

Scott Louis, 4/12
John Dietzen, Jr., 4/13
Corey Martin, 4/16
Ken Petsch, 4/16
Jacquelyn Smith, 4/16






   Prizes & Raffles        


Attendance Award,

Sponsored by 

Fred Allison, 

Dex Imaging

No Winner Last Week
Gene Mazey



Woody Cooper Award

Sponsored by:  Marlin Technology


Name Drawn Last Week: Brian Daughtery



Donna Day - Double Winner!!
  Next Meeting 

April 15, 2015 


San Jose Country Club

7529 San Jose Blvd

Jacksonville, FL

Lunch Buffet 12:00 pm

$20 Members

$25 for Guests 



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4/15 Sheriff's Debate

4/22    Mayor Brown
4/29    Lenny Curry

Julie Clements, 2nd Vice President
Southside Business Men's Club 
(904) 607-0211

We had a great meeting this past Wednesday. It was nice to hear from Steve Grossman (CEO of JAA) regarding the airports. We learned about the Cecil expansion to lure more businesses to Jacksonville and that JIA has no plans to offer a direct flight to London or Japan in the near future. Well, Steve did say there would be one direct flight a year to London and it will be full of Jaguars! Did you know there are over 6 million visitors to the Jacksonville Airport? Through aggressive benchmarking and continual improvement, JAX has been ranked as one of the best airports in the world for overall customer experience!

Yesterday was our Habitat for Humanity Day! What an awesome experience and feeling to help those in need! Thank you to all of our volunteers.

Don't forget - if you have a FaceBook account on your cell phone please "check in" when you get to the luncheon under Southside Business Men's Club.



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




We have some awesome speakers joining us for lunch over the next few weeks. This is a perfect opportunity to invite a guest and show them what the club is about! If they join, you win! Also remember there is still time to be in the running for the $500 gift card for whoever sponsors the most people in the first half of the year! Keep bringing your guests!

Megan Turner,

Membership Chair 


Let's join together for the next Meet-a-Member on Thursday, April 30th at 5:30 to 7:30 at the Times-Union building on 1 Riverside Ave. If you've never been on this beautiful riverfront property it is gorgeous. There will be great food & drinks.   Great fellowship and lots of fun prizes and tickets to win. Other surprises to come! 


See Cathy Curtis for tickets, available at the weekly meetings or email Cathy at: [email protected]



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 will be a party at Ken Petsch's house prior to The Players to distribute tickets, eat, drink, and have some fun. Date & details to follow.


Some of the proceeds from this event help support SBMC PAC. 


Cathy Kennedy and FIDELITY NATIONAL FINANCIAL have come forward for the second year in a row, to be Our TITLE Sponsor. 

Thank you very much, Cathy and FNF.

With the help from Jepp Walter, PET PARADISE has also returned for their second year as Our CORPORATE Sponsor!

This year's event: the FIDELITY NATIONAL FINANCIAL Charity Golf Classic with Pet Paradise will be held on Monday, May 18th at San Jose Country Club.  Shotgun start is 11:30am.

In addition to golfing one of Jacksonville's premier private courses, your entry includes a delicious lunch from Tidbits Restaurant, full BBQ Dinner prepared on-site by Don Richards and ALL the beverages, All-day long!  An individual golfer can play for $150, a foursome for $600, or you can get the "Ultimate Package" for $750.  This package includes golf for 4 people, a $300 Hole Sponsor and additional amenities! 

Please go to our charity golf website:   or speak with a Charity Golf Committee Member about signing up!

Julie Clements, Crump Kirby, Annie Howe, Cyndi Nunn, Rick Thompson, Nico Hogeveen, Jepp Walter, Don Flynn, Angelo Volpe or, Jay Cann.

Remember, IT'S FOR THE KIDS!  


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.
For questions and comments about the newsletter please e-mail [email protected]