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The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 83, Issue 26,  June 28,  2015
In This Issue

Spotlight Speakers

July 1-
Donna Day

July 8-
Susan Carter

July 15-
Scott Schilbrack

July 22-
Erik Hill

July 29-
Jeff Smith


Happy Birthday

Philip Gullion, 6/28
Ken Kievet, 6/28
Cameron Naugle, 6/28
Stefano Mugnaini, 7/2
Peter Bragan, 7/3






   Prizes & Raffles        


Attendance Award,

Sponsored by 

Fred Allison, 

Dex Imaging

Erik Hill



Woody Cooper Award

Sponsored by:  Marlin Technology


Name Drawn Last Week: 

K.C. Padgett




 Donna Day

Colby Caltrider

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7/1 Philip McDaniel, St. Augustine Distillery

7/8     Sharon Suggs, Allstate Steel Company, Inc.
7/15   Lewis Prettyman, Acting Superintendant, Timucuan                Ecological & Historic Preserve
7/22   Larry Figart, Urban Forestry & Managing the Residential Greenery
7/29   Wayne Wood, Author

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

This coming Saturday marks the 239th year since the Colonies declared their independence from England.  Many of us will take to opportunity to be out on our boats, in pools, planning a party, and/or going to see the fireworks.


This is also a great time to reflect on all the events that led up to, and secured our independence.  Now, I'm not much of a reader, as my attention span for such things is minimal.  However, I have watched a couple of series about that time period.  Of course there are always 'liberties' that Hollywood takes with historical events to make them more interesting.  But, for the most part, the timelines of significant events are historically accurate.  Here's a few I would like to recommend few offerings that are worth watching, if nothing more than for general information:


John Adams.  The miniseries on HBO dealt with much of the history of events that led up to the Declaration, the war as we tried to secure France's support, and the establishment of our government.  This has a lot of American history from the early 1770's to the 1820's.


Turn: Washington's Spies.  This is a historical-fiction series in its 2nd year on AMC.  It's about America's first spies against the British during the war.  It is heavily centered on General Washington, and is a vastly different viewpoint than the John Adams series.


The Patriot. This is another historical-fiction cinematic release about the war that is from the perspective of the southern states.


Interestingly, none of these three overstep the perspectives of the other two.  So you get an overview of how this war affected everyone involved.


Not unlike other Federal holidays, it is my hope that everyone will see the true meaning as to why these dates are essential to us as a nation.  Often times, today, we do not fully comprehend the hell that our forefathers and mothers endured so that we can all enjoy the freedoms we do.


Now go out and buy some furniture, because like the holiday...this sale won't last!  Happy Independence Day, everyone!! 






It's time to play a far better conditioned golf course than the recent US Open at Chambers Bay. We'll be on the water as well...not the Puget Sound, but the Atlantic Ocean no less! On Friday, July 17th you'll have the opportunity to play the Ocean Links course at the OMNI Amelia Island Resort with your SBMC colleagues and friends. For only $50.00 (+tax) I expect our 32 spots to sell out very quickly. It will give you green/cart fees and range balls prior to your round. We'll have a shotgun start at 1:00PM.


Definitely worth the drive to Amelia Island, Ocean Links has nine of its holes designed by the famous Pete Dye (of Harbor Links and TPC Sawgrass fame) and the other nine by Dye-student golf architect Bobby Weed. The course goes by the mantra of "golf along lagoons, marsh wetlands and oceanfront views". Winding along a coastal Atlantic dune ridge, Ocean Links #4, #5, #6, #15 and #16 provide golfers with five oceanfront golf holes. The fairways and greens are parallel to the beach and meander through a unique coastal maritime hammock. Ocean Links has 10 holes that feature lagoons and marsh wetlands, in addition to concluding with a par 3 whose green is placed strategically in the waters of Red Maple Lake. The course winds through six miles of the natural sand dunes and seaside terrain that make Amelia Island so special. It can be said that this course offers as much a nature tour as a round of golf. This is a golf experience not to be missed!


Come join your fellow SBMC members and friends for a great round of golf on the ocean! 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








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                  





The slate is clean and the race is on for the 2nd half of the year winner on member sponsorships! We are the best club around, so why not bring your friends and colleagues to join in the fun! Every sponsor gets a gift of appreciation for each sponsored member! Sponsor a new member= gets a prize! Who doesn't like presents!  


 Bring your guests!


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 



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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