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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 83, Issue 44, November 1,  2015
In This Issue

Spotlight Speakers

November 4-
Brainwave Mumba

November 11-
Veteran's Day - 
 NO Meeting

November 18-
Jeff Cramer

November 25-
Peter Denholm

Happy Birthday

Bruno Silva, 11/1
Michael Tudor, 11/1
Traci Irven, 11/2
Joe Anzalone, 11/2
Frank Wallmeyer, 11/4
Kim Carr, 11/4
Kasondra Crist, 11/6
Kim Flowers-Stoddard, 11/6


   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: 
Rita Story



Mark Vickers
Steve Johnston

  Next Meeting 
November 4, 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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11/4  JSO Policeman of the Year

11/11  Veteran's Day - No Meeting
11/18  Firehouse Subs
11/25  Jeanne Maron, The Gifted Cork - Wine Tasting

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

As you are likely aware, this year I wanted SBMC to partner with our non-profit organization members to help them achieve some of their goals.  I budgeted $500 for each organization to put toward whatever need they wanted to achieve.  Needless to say I received a variety of proposals from our members, but when it comes to the grandiose, Warrior City wins in a landslide.

This initiative took on great momentum to become a large scale production that will take place at the Jacksonville Landing this coming Saturday, starting at 4:30pm. 

Past President's John Hamel, Gene Maszy and Club member Jerry Shaffer of Warrior City (along with the guidance of event V.P. Steve DeSorbo) take all the credit for putting this massive project together.  Fidelity National Financial stepped up to be the presenting sponsor.  Adamec Harley-Davidson sponsored the motorcycle ride leading up to the event at the Landing.  Hooters will house the VIP area with A.Y.C.E. food and beverages.  Warrior City secured Nashville recording artist (and Navy veteran) Jared Ashley to be the headlining artist!  SBMC's own Dirt Floor Krackers will also be playing on the Landing stage at 5pm.

--A number of our Club members have purchased VIP packages for this.  For $300, they receive 10 tickets to the VIP area during this event. 

--If you don't need 10 tickets, but want to attend, individual tickets can be purchased for $30 ($25 if you're a vet).

--For those of us who cannot attend, but would like to support this, a $25 option for one ticket is available.  This gifted ticket will be given to a U.S. military vet, or active duty serviceperson, so that they can attend.

As Annie and I will be heading out of town and will not be able to attend, I went to and purchased a ticket to donate to a vet. 

I hope everyone will have a great time at this fun event!!  Thanks again for supporting our veterans!


Salute - Honoring and supporting our veterans
November 7, 2015
5pm - until...
Live music headlined by Nashville recording artist Jared Ashley
Get your VIP package for $300
Includes - private VIP party deck for 10 people,
all you can drink, dinner provided by Hooters
and banner display for your company
Salute is a charity fundraising event to support the 
Veteran's Independence Program of
Southside Business Men's Club Charities, Inc.

We are finally finishing our Veteran's Day Parade Float.   We'll resume work Tuesday, November 3rd at 5:30pm, at the Central Park Office/Industrial Park, 3728 Philips Highway #304, Jacksonville (near the corner of Emerson and Philips).  This will likely be your last chance to see the fruits of the Club's labor prior to the Veteran's Day Parade on November 11th.

Some things we need your help with:
** As we approach Parade Day we need to identify those Club members willing to work final on-site assembly at EverBank Field and tear down after the parade.  This year's parade is Wednesday, November 11th (there is no Club meeting that day).
** We're looking to identify those veteran's (or others) willing to ride the float.
** We're also hunting for four U.S. Army field uniforms, preferably plain old olive drab jackets/shirts for use by our parade participants.  So all your Army veterans in the Club, please check your old footlocker and see if you have something we can borrow.  As always, we standby to answer any questions!

Lastly, we extend an invitation to new club members who are not familiar with the parade float project.  Come out and see the effort behind what makes the SBMC one of Jacksonville's finest clubs.                 
** Food and drinks will be provided.  As always, bring your own adult beverages, if desired.

Remember each time you volunteer your name gets dropped into a drawing for a pair of Jaguar tickets - with the highly sought after Parking Pass!

Questions? Please contact:
Chairman:  Charles Armstrong,
[email protected] or (813) 545-9862
Co-Chair:  Hal Smith,
[email protected] or (904) 881-1036

Are you ready for another round of golf at Amelia Island Plantation? In July we played the Ocean Links course, this time, on Friday, November 13th it will be the Oak Marsh course. Many players consider this one to be the better of the two courses, although without the direct ocean views. For only $60.00 (+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 12:30PM.

The Oak Marsh course is one of the truly classic Pete Dye-designed golf courses in the world. Built in 1972 it's noted for its tight fairways and small greens, meandering along serpentine salt marsh creeks and through the moss draped heritage oaks for which Amelia Island is famous. At par 72, this 6,500-yard course has 14 holes with water hazards and numerous bulk-headed greens. A variety of bunkers add to the challenge and a natural approach has been maintained with the use of coquina shell cart paths, native plant life and preserved habitats for the local wildlife.

Oak Marsh is included in Golf Digest's prestigious list of the "Top 75 Resort Courses in the U.S" and was also selected by Travel & Leisure Golf as one of "Florida's 50 Finest Courses." This is another SBMC golf experience not to be missed! So, come join your fellow SBMC members and friends for a great round of golf among the oaks and marshes. To reserve your spot(s) contact Nico Hogeveen at (904) 403-6754 or send an email to [email protected].
Nico Hogeveen
2015 SBMC Golf Chair


What is JA Reverse Job Shadow?
JA Reverse Job Shadow has the look and feel of a Career Fair.  It is a four hour event starting at 12:30pm on December 11th, at Southside Middle School.
Junior Achievement needs 15 SBMC volunteers from a variety of businesses to speak with students. This will be held in the gymnasium with tables to display items related to your industry (cannot guarantee that there will be electrical outlets available).  
You should expect to answer the following questions:
  1. What is your job and career path?
  2. What are other possible jobs in this career field?
  3. What are the skills and educational requirements for this job? (Will they need communication skills, writing skills, math skills, college degree, trade school, industrial certifications?)
  4. What type of background screening is required in this career field?
  5. What is the job outlook for this career? (Will there be jobs in this field when these students graduate?)
  6. What is the earning potential? (Initial salary and top end salaries.)
What are the responsibilities of the volunteer?
  • Be on time!
  • Prepare to answer the 6 questions listed and expect additional questions about your career path.
  • Bring visual aids that represent your field. 
To sign up, or if you have any questions, please, contact:
Rita Story, Program Director
Mobile: (904) 254-6866





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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