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

The Newsletter of the Southside Business Men's Club Volume 83, Issue 48,  November 29,  2015
In This Issue

Spotlight Speakers

December 2-
Mark Vickers

December 9-
Howard Caplan

December 16-
Frank Wallmeyer

December 23-
NO Meeting

December 30-
NO Meeting

Happy Birthday

Jeff Bornhoffer, 12/3
Daniel Moses, 12/4

   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: 
Walter Smith


Chuck Perrone
Jepp Walter

  Next Meeting 
December 2, 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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12/2 Russell Harper, Business Manager, IBEW Local 177

12/9    Mark Lamping, Jaguars
12/16  Cattyshack
12/23  Holiday - NO Meeting
12/30  Holiday - NO Meeting

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

Folks, this coming Saturday morning will be our club's most beloved event. This is when we have our annual Children's Christmas Shopping Spree.
We don't make the local news channels; we receive no notoriety in the Times-Union. Humbleness and giving is what we take away.
These children are from broken families. They're temporarily living at the Florence N. Davis Center with their mothers, who are re-establishing themselves, from away from abusive situations. This is an especially hard time for a single mother, who has to combat all the hype of the holidays that is geared toward kids, when they don't have the ability to provide. Children are supposed to be the most resilient, but they also are the most susceptible to the harsh realities of life. Make no mistake, without our involvement, these children will have little to celebrate.
This is our opportunity to show care for those who are much less fortunate. Every year, our members tell me that these kids want to get presents for everyone...but themselves.
As a club member, it is hard to get up way too early on your day off, for someone you don't know, and will most likely never see again. But after meeting your child, going over their list, walking around the Target with your calculator (to keep them on budget), talking to them and learning about their lives...every one of us leave with a sense of just how fortunate we really are. The things we complain about in our lives, are truly miniscule when compared to the reality of an unknown future. We've had members bring their children (and grand-children) to this, so they can see what it means to have real needs.
If you'd like to be part of this experience, please get in touch with Megan Turner [email protected] (904) 404-6243. I encourage you to bring family members, as well.
Annie and I will be at the Target on San Jose (near I-295) at 6:30 Saturday morning, with tired eyes and Starbucks coffee in hand, for the most fulfilling 2 hours of our year. Many of us meet afterward for an unofficial breakfast at the nearby First Watch Daytime Cafe, to talk about our new experiences.
Hope to see you there!
As presented to the SBMC Membership on November 18, 2015
Annual Meeting will be held on December 2, 2015 

President........................................................ Patrick Heatherington
First Vice President ........................................Julie Clements
Second Vice President ...................................Steve DeSorbo
Third Vice President.......................................Frank Wallmeyer
Fourth Vice President ...................................Mike Russo
Treasurer/Accountant................................... Mark Wilkinson
Sergeant-At-Arms......................................... Colby Caltrider  
Chairman - To be selected by Board in January
One-Year Term
Charles Armstrong
Howard Caplan
Scott Schilbrack
Angelo Volpe
Two-Year Term
Joe Lemire
Jeanne Maron
Hal Smith
Three-Year Term
Bill Bishop
Steve Johnston
Megan Turner 


"The holidays are the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values." - Thomas S. Monson

On December 5th, SBMC is partnering with The Davis Center for our Annual Christmas Shopping Spree! We will take approximately 25-30 children to Target on San Jose around 6AM. Target will open exclusively for us to take the children around the store. Each child gets a specific amount to spend and SBMC volunteers spend the morning helping a child pick out gifts and presents! 

If you are interested in volunteering for this amazing event, look for the sign up sheet at the meetings or see Megan Turner. Spots do fill up fast so don't wait to sign up! 


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


Hotel Details:
*Doubletree by Hilton (used to be Crowne Plaza) Room rate is $99.00 plus tax of 13%
*To reserve a room please call 1-800-222-8733 and ask for the Commercial Vehicle Network Solutions group block of rooms.
*The cutoff date for reservations for this special rate is November 27th, 2015.

Our final SBMC golf outing of the year is on Friday, December 18th at the Eagle Harbor golf course in Fleming Island. This venue has undergone major renovations during the Summer and is now open again for play. Our fee is $42.00 (+tax) and includes range balls for your warm-up or practice session. We have a maximum of 28 spots available with a first tee time at 11:00AM.

Eagle Harbor is set amidst a forest of 60-foot pines. The 18-hole course, designed by award-winning course architect Clyde B. Johnston, features rolling fairways, multi-tiered Bermuda greens and white sugar sand bunkers. The course has four sets of tees to accommodate golfers of every skill level and is 6,840 yards from the longest tee. With narrow, tree-lined fairways and a surplus of water hazards, Eagle Harbor is a challenging course that stresses accurate tee shots and proper club selection. In addition to being a challenging course, Eagle Harbor sports a unique island green that should not be missed.
So, come join your fellow SBMC members and friends for a year-end 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 SBMC Golf Chair


There are 2016 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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