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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 83, Issue 19,  May 10, 2015
In This Issue

Spotlight Speakers

May 13-
Megan Turner

May 20-

May 27-
Valerie Seagraves


Happy Birthday

Thuraia Owais, 5/11
Robert Cox, 5/13
Chad Sarnowski, 5/13
Brian Szilvasy, 5/14
Kevin Carlton, 5/15






   Prizes & Raffles        


Attendance Award,

Sponsored by 

Fred Allison, 

Dex Imaging

No Winner Last Week



Woody Cooper Award

Sponsored by:  Marlin Technology


Name Drawn Last Week: Nancy Abercrombie



Mark Vickers
Dick Kravitz
  Next Meeting 

May 13, 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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5/13  SBMC YAP Golf Classic

5/20    Peter Bragan, Owner, Jacksonville Suns
5/27   Larry Figart, Urban Forestry & Managing The Residential Greenery 
6/3      Richard Nunn, WJXT, Hurricane Season

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


Today is Mother's Day, so Happy Mother's Day to all.  


First, a little history:

Back in 1905, Anna Jarvis of West Virginia, wanted to create a special occasion to recognize her deceased mother who had spent years caring for wounded soldiers of the Civil War (even those from the north).  *Conversely, Father's Day was developed by AT&T, as a way to increase revenue for their 'collect calling' division...ok, that's not true.

In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation creating Mother's Day to be the 2nd Sunday of every May.  Interestingly, she insisted that 'Mother's' be singular possessive.  Therefore, every family recognizes their mother, not all the mothers of the world. 

So now I'm recanting my earlier statement.  Happy Mother's Day to my Mom!!  The rest of you have to fend for yourselves. 

Fun facts about Mother's day:

--In the vast majority of the world's languages, the word for Mother starts with the letter M.

--In the countries comprising the former Yugoslavia, children tie their mothers up, and only release them, when the mothers have given the kids candy.

--About � of all the flowers purchased during the year are for Mother's Day.

--Carnations are the most popular.  But, shouldn't it be...wait for it...Mums?!  Ha!!

--NASCAR has only ever run 2 races on Mother's Day...The Players has no problem filling that vacancy, annually.

-The oldest age of a woman to have a baby was 65, on April 9th, 2003.

--The shortest span between 2 births that were not multiples by the same mom, was 208 days (September 3rd, 1999 and March 30th, 2000).

--The longest time between first and last babies by one mom is 41 years, 185 days (May 19th, 1956 to November 20th, 1997).

In closing, I consider myself to be extremely blessed to still have my Mom in my life.  She has been a pillar of strength, guidance and love for me for over 50 years. 

For those of you whose mothers have passed on, please accept my most heartfelt appreciation and respect that I know you carry for your mother.



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!  



The Car Show is back at Hooters this year, on Southside Boulevard near Tinseltown.  The event will be held on Saturday, June 6th, from 10-2. A big THANKS goes out to Nimnicht Chevrolet for being our Associate Sponsor this year!  We still have a title spot available, and look forward to seeing some awesome cars.   As always, there are vendor spots available to spotlight your business!   There will be door prizes, silent auctions, and a big 50/50 raffle!  Come see us on June 13th!

If you have any questions, email 
Jepp Walter at [email protected] or 
Ken Petsch at [email protected]



Let's Go Fishing!!

The Annual SBMC Fishing Trip will be Saturday, June 13th, on the Majesty out of Mayport.


This is always a very fun event, and ALWAYS sells out quickly!  Cost is just $85, and includes bait, tackle, a nice box lunch from Honey Baked Hams, water, soft drinks, and BEER!!  Pay for your spot quickly, again this will sell out fast!!

If you have any questions, email 
Mike Russo at: [email protected] or 
Jepp Walter at: [email protected]


October 18, 2015
Tailgate party starts at 10:00am
Game starts at 1:00pm

Details to follow...



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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