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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 83, Issue 25,  June 21,  2015
In This Issue

Spotlight Speakers

June 24-
Walter Smith

July 1-
Donna Day

July 8-

July 15-
Scott Schilbrack


Happy Birthday

Mary Cox, 6/24
Jeanne Goldman, 6/24
Dottie Kriner, 6/25
Sean Stackhouse, 6/25
Gena Graham-Irving, 6/26
Steve Soucy, 6/26






   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: 

Jepp Walter




 Cathy Crothers

Chuck Perrone

  Next Meeting 

June 24, 2015 


San Jose Country Club

7529 San Jose Blvd

Jacksonville, FL

Lunch Buffet 12:00 pm

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6/24 C. Suzanne Hudson-Smith, Community Connections of Jax

7/1      John Davoli, The Great American Hamburger
7/8     Sharon Suggs, Allstate Steel Company, Inc.
7/15   Lewis Prettyman, Acting Superintendant, Timucuan                Ecological & Historic Preserve

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

This is your president in 1967, after one of my typical, over-enthusiastic adventures.  Surprise! I actually had a harness/leash as a toddler.   




Today, this would likely be identified as ADHD, but back then my Dad said I was just a 'rambunctious child', (and he swears he didn't do it).


Things I learned from my Dad.

--The 'deer in headlights look' is not an acceptable reply.

--Holding the flashlight steady, will greatly reduce Dad's annoyance factor.

--Don't touch the spark plug while the mower's running.   Actually, Dad told me this AFTER it happened, but it took me only once to learn it. 

--The drums will not be played while Dad is home.

--When working together on mechanical repairs, the term 'turn that', can mean many different things.  "Turn what?  Which way?"  It's a communication thing.

--When he said, "this ISN'T funny", he meant it.


Things my Dad learned from me.

--Don't suggest removing a dead branch near the tree house, as someone may get hurt.  Trip to emergency for a 6 year old.

--Based on mediocre academic performance, you CAN ground your child for an entire school year.

--Stereo equipment and WD-40 are not a good combination.  "The repairman says the cassette player is saturated with it...and it's ruined."

--When teaching your kid to ride a bike, make sure he learns how to use the brakes.  I destroyed a wooden roadside barrier (it was rotten anyway).  No emergency trip needed.

--There should be a law requiring children to be restrained in car seats.

--A manhole lid will win the fight against a riding lawn mower, every time.  After that, it was only useful as a go-kart...and a very slow one, at that.


Questions my dad asked.

 "I clean my car every few months; you're always having to wash yours.  How did you get so much dirt in your wheel wells, anyway?"

"Have you taken your medication?"

"Do you know what happened to the stereo?  The repairman said it's as if a grenade ricocheted inside."  Note: don't use the stereo as an electric bass guitar amplifier.

And the one I always remember whenever I'm in a jam, "What would you do, if I weren't here to help?"

Well, I made it to adulthood mostly unscathed, and I have my Dad to thank for much of that.  Annie and I are truly blessed to have both of my parents living in nearby St. Augustine; we will be with them today.  I love you Dad!   


Happy Father's Day to all!!


Chairmen Rick Thompson, Crump Kirby, and Jay Cann (and the attending committee), presented the Club with a check for $20,003.67 for our charity!!  Thanks again to all the sponsors, the players, and/or anyone who helped put on this great event!


Julie Clements, 2nd Vice President


Congratulations to Gene Bushor for winning the 1st half of the year membership prize for sponsoring the most members YTD!  Gene walked away with a $500 gift card this week.  The count has been reset so its fair game for prizes in the 2nd half of the year.  Please continue to bring new prospective members!


2015 Membership Committee

Our next raffle drawing is scheduled for August 19th.  This is for a $500.00 Costco gift card and a one year membership to Costco.  We will be selling tickets at our regular meetings starting July 1st!



Julie Clements, 2nd Vice President 








Our goal is to provide 500 summer help bags for the homeless.  Each bag will contain a water bottle, hat, trial size sunscreen, trial size wet wipes, trial size toothpaste and a toothbrush.  Please bring items to our meeting to help us reach our goal.  Here's what we need:

Item                                     Goal     Collected

Water bottle                       500      500 - Thanks to the Club for donating these

Hats                                       500        91

Trial Size Sunscreen           500                          

Trial Size Wet Wipes          500        

Trial Size Toothpaste         500       10

Toothbrush                          500    510 - Thanks to Steve DeSorbo                  



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


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