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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 83, Issue 20,  May 17, 2015
In This Issue

Spotlight Speakers

May 20-
Nancy Abercrombie

May 27-
Valerie Seagraves

June 3-

June 10-
Julie Clements

June 17-
Fred Alison


Happy Birthday

Michael Bragg, 5/18
Tiffany Mackey, 5/18
Brian Hynes, 5/19
Charlotte Zattau, 5/19
John Hamel, 5/20
Terry Vereen, 5/20
Thomas Sikes, 5/21
Thomas Pierce, 5/22
Scott Wolf, 5/23






   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: Joseph Anzalone



Chuck Perrone
Mike Russo
  Next Meeting 

May 20, 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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5/20 Peter Bragan, Owner, Jacksonville Suns

5/27    Jerry Holland, Supervisor of Election  
6/3      Richard Nunn, WJXT, Hurricane Season
6/10    Mike Santarone, President, Stellar Group
6/17    Jamie Shelton, Best Bet

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


I love football, whether it's high school, college or pro.  It's great to pull for your team and despise your opponents.  But bad things can happen to your favorite team: your #1 draft pick can tear his ACL, or your receiver may have problems controlling his imbibing.  Wow, this can go on and on...

But I also like individual sports.  And to me, golf is the best of the individuals.  Because it's based on the abilities of the player and not the competition.  I.e., a player can only affect his/her performance, not that of anyone else.

A week ago, Jacksonville was fortunate to see the best golfers in the world assemble at TPC Sawgrass.  The finish did NOT disappoint!!  Truly world class.

Tomorrow, local golfers will assemble at San Jose C/C to play in our Youth Achiever Program's:  Fidelity National Financial Charity Golf Classic with Pet Paradise.  Click to see the website:

There will be no world-wide media coverage, no huge payouts to the winner, no points awarded to the FedEx Cup challenge.  No one will confuse the two events. 

But here's what we will have at our 20th annual event that The Players didn't:

--18 holes on a Private golf course.  Any nouveau riche can play TPC Sawgrass (during non-tournament times), but only a San Jose C/C member can invite a non-member to play here.  BTW, I've been to The Players at least 15 years, and Mike Hartley has never invited me to play in his event.

--Golf Carts.


--A fantastic Tidbits lunch: sandwiches of all types and that famous potato salad.  Best of all, it won't cost you an additional $10.

--Richard Nunn.  Ok, so he's not Nick Faldo or Johnny Miller, but Richard knows what an Adiabatic LapseRate is, and I'm pretty sure that no golfer-turned-announcer does.  Conversely, Faldo and Miller know what a birdie is.

--Barbeque smoked on-site during the day, and the banquet that follows.  When have you ever seen all the TPC golfers gather for dinner in their clubhouse afterward?  Never.

--A plethora of lovely Beverage Cart Babes, who will encourage you to spend the money you saved from lunch on Jello shots and's for the kids, after all.

--All the beverages you need to maintain proper hydration...included!  At TPC the beers and soft drinks are outrageous, and water is $3/bottle.  TPC may have had the Turn sponsored by Grey Goose, but we have Pirate's Punch sponsored by Crump.

--Door Prizes and goodie bags.  I've never seen any of the golfers from The Players get to use a mulligan.

I could go on, but Jepp and Crump are slow readers so I'll end by stating this:  This is always a day of fun memories, while doing good things for our community!!




This week is orientation and induction week.  New members approved by the board last week have been invited, and if you've joined previously however have not yet made it to orientation OR WANT A REFRESHER please join us at 11:20 at San Jose Country Club prior to the meeting


Last week the board approved the following new members/alternates who have been invited to orientation:

  • Juan Pertierra of Vector Security
  • Anthony Sutton of St. Vincent's HealthCare
  • Kim Carr of International Learning Center

All new members attending orientation and induction this week will also be given a Meet-a-Member voucher to exchange for a ticket to the MaM of their choice in 2015 compliments of Jack Manilla of Portofino Pools!  Please introduce yourself, make them feel welcome, and help acclimate our new members to the club.



2015 Membership Committee




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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