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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 83, Issue 33,  August 16,  2015
In This Issue

Spotlight Speakers

August 19-
Bob Cox

August 26-
Julie Clements

September 2-
Rene Zook

Happy Birthday

Jennifer Arnold, 8/16
Hal Smith, 8/16
Angelo Volpe, 8/17
Mike Kibler, 8/18
Fred Allison, 8/21


   Prizes & Raffles        
Attendance Award,
Sponsored by: Tom Harris, Hardage-Giddens
No Winner This Week

Woody Cooper Award
Sponsored by:  Marlin Technology
Name Drawn Last Week: 
Barry Griffin



Bill Trear
Steve DeSorbo

  Next Meeting 
August 19, 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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8/19 Boots Farley, First Tee North Florida

8/26   Chris Hughes, Superintendant, Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve
9/2    Russell Harper, President, North Florida Chapter, AFL-CIO

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

1969 was a favorite year of mine.  Now, I was way too young to enjoy/experience most of it, but having lived on a college campus at the time, I did get to see some of what was going on during those turbulent days (albeit from my tricycle).

In 2015, I see very little exciting news.  Mostly, it's about problems in the middle-east or Eastern Europe...not really news, now is it?  But in '69, cars were fast and gas was cheap!  And EVERYTHING was happening: Science, entertainment, war, sports, politics, alphas and omegas, 1969 had it all...

Led Zeppelin releases their first album; the Beatles play their last public performance (atop the Abby Road Studios building, in London).

Nixon takes over; Johnson didn't want the job, any longer.

Joe Namath catapults the NY Jets into prominence by upsetting the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III.  He'd go on to wear pantyhose in a commercial, (sigh).

The Boeing 747 makes its inaugural flight.

Jim Morrison (of The Doors) is arrested in Miami...put it back Jim.

Jacksonville native, LeeRoy Yarbrough wins the Daytona 500!! 

Golda Meir becomes the first woman Prime Minister of Israel.

WWII Supreme Allied Commander and President, Dwight D. Eisenhower, dies.

The salt-water fishing Mecca's of Tennessee, Ohio and Kentucky, are homes to start-ups: Captain D's, Arthur Treacher's and Long John Silver's, respectively.  Must be the Year of the Fish...nope...a rooster.

British troops arrive in Northern Ireland (not a good time for Annie's father).

SBMC establishes the Little Gator Bowl game, to be played during halftime!!

The Battle of Dong Ap Bia (aka. Hamburger Hill) begins in Vietnam.

Queen Elizabeth crowns Prince Charles, as heir to the throne!!  (cricket sounds)

Chappaquiddick: Teddy's more of a Mark Spitz, than a Richard Petty.

Butch Cassidy, Midnight Cowboy (oh my), and Easy Rider are top-grossing movies.

Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin...and that other guy, land on the moon!!

Charles Manson horrifies the country; Woodstock Festival promotes Aquarian peace (happened this week); Altamont (Speedway) Free Concert ends it...again.

Pele' scores his 1,000th goal in soccer!  Who? 

Indira Gandhi gets kicked out of her party, but retains power in India.

Cat. 5 Hurricane Camille slams Mississippi with 200 mph sustained winds.

Scooby-Doo, the Brady Bunch, Sesame Street, and Monty Python's Flying Circus begin airing.  Yes, I watched the first three back then, the fourth was later.

Willie Mays hits 600 home runs (the first since Babe Ruth).

Trial of the Chicago Seven (Eight) begins.  Seale can't keep his mouth shut.

Wal-Mart is incorporated.  Sears would later rue that move.

SALT (1) talks between U.S. and Soviet Union to reduce strategic weapons.

Now that I think about it...I've got all the excitement I can handle.  In 1969, I still had a lot of mistakes yet to be made in my life...hopefully I have most of that behind me now.


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.  You can buy the raffle tickets at our Wednesday meetings.                            

Julie Clements, 2nd Vice President





REEL in a Boat load of memories at the Freedom Boat Club Meet-a-Member.

You are invited to meet and greet your fellow SBMC members at Julington Creek Marina and Freedom Boat Club for our August Meet-A-Member.   Freedom Boat Club wants to be your Director of Fun, so now is your opportunity to experience their fleet of boats and all the enjoyment that they provide to their members.

Host:  Lisa Almeida, Freedom Boat Club.

When:  Thursday, August 20, 2015  5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Where:   Julington Creek Marina
            12807 San Jose Blvd.
             Jacksonville, FL  32223

It is a BYOB and there will be refreshments, an opportunity to meet Lisa and the staff and experience all the memories you  could make with family and friends by becoming a Freedom Boat Club member.   Looking forward to seeing you there. 





Our next SBMC golf outing will be on Friday, August 21st at Queen's Harbour Yacht & Country Club. Cost to participate is $40.00 (+tax) and we have 32 spots to fill. The price includes green/cart fees and range balls prior to your round. We'll have sequential tee times starting at 11:00AM.


For most of you Queen's Harbour is a familiar venue with a very convenient location just off Atlantic Blvd. This Mark McCumber designed golf course is bordered by the Inter-Coastal Waterway and features a unique blend of scenery with tidal marshlands and century-old Spanish oak trees. It's held various prestigious events such as the PGA Tour Qualifier and Mercedes Collegiate Championships. Plus the 19th hole overlooks the freshwater marina!



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



 For more details contact Mike Russo: 

 904-372-3019 or [email protected]




The race is on for the 2nd half of the year prize for the member who sponsors the most new members! We've had a great turnout of guests the past few weeks, let's keep the stride going and continue to invite our friends and colleagues to introduce them to the best club in town.
Megan Turner
2015 Membership Chair 



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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