Southside Business Men's Club Newsletter
Jacksonville Florida's Oldest Business and Civic Organization Founded in 1932
Volume 84, Issue 2
January 10, 2016
1/13 Joe Miller, Owner, Jacksonville Giants

1/20 Toney Sleiman, Sleiman Enterprises
1/27 Mayor Curry 
This year is off to a fantastic start and it's only going to get better!  As I said at the meeting last week, since 2008 I've been privileged to have served on, chaired, or overseen as an officer virtually every committee or event.  Through these experiences I've made many friends, enjoyed being involved, had plenty of fun, and have done a little business along the way.  More importantly I've had time to learn what works well, and where we can improve for greater success.  
In drafting this first message, I find myself conflicted on how to address it.  For those in attendance last week, I'm pretty sure if I reiterate, for those we missed, the observations of the past and the plan I shared with you for a stellar 2016, you'll probably skip down and read no further.  So I promise that's not the case, just skip the next paragraph. To those not in attendance, where the heck were you?  This was pep rally week people!  Seriously though, your presence was missed.  This past Wednesday we held our annual awards ceremony where we recognized the hard work of everyone who made 2015 a great year; then it was my turn. 
They say you only get one shot at a first impression, so I took the opportunity to share thoughts, observations, and feedback I've received over the past few years...more importantly I think everyone had a good laugh.  Then I outlined a plan in the works for years on how we're going to make 2016 the best year SBMC has seen in decades!  It's going to take the help of many, but I'm confident we'll make an impact and have a great time in the process. 
This year will be about the future, and every decision we make should be with that in mind.  Occasionally we've created something new and successful which was repeated long after it lost its luster tried; not this year.  We're going to be strategic, creative, most of all we're going to leave you wanting more.  If we're not looking forward we're falling behind.  We'll have a greater emphasis on Community involvement; engaging our elected officials and inviting them to argue their sides of issues with their opposition as often as possible.  If it's to our benefit, or we feel our voice is necessary, then on occasion we'll take a position accordingly.  We're going to try some new things, as well as resurrect some having been absent in years of late.  This will ensure not only are we Jacksonville's Oldest, but more importantly we're the Business and Civic Club of Choice.  So come out at least twice a month and see what we're doing.  Tell your friends, tell your business associates, tell your customers.  I'm confident we'll end the year stronger, accomplished, and excited for the next.
I'll see you soon!
-Patrick Heatherington
M: 904-449-2858

Our first SBMC golf outing of 2016 will be on Friday, January 29th at the Golf Club at North Hampton. Our first tee time is at 12:00 noon and we have space for 32 players in total. Cost will be $40.00 per participant and includes range balls for your warm-up.

The Golf Club at North Hampton is a signature course of golf legend Arnold Palmer and renowned course architect Ed Seay. It is carved into the natural surroundings and framed by spring-fed lakes lined with coquina boulders. The wild grass and rolling dunes capture the feel of a Scottish links-style course. Ornamented with bridges the high elevation course offers a perfect combination of the area's natural beauty and the best of golf course architecture. All of these unique design features, coupled with the crowned fairways and fine sugar sand and coquina shell bunkers help to make North Hampton one of Florida's most interesting and original courses.

"The Golf Club at North Hampton is the 7th Best Course you can Play in Florida." - Golf Week

So, come join your fellow SBMC members and friends for the first round of golf of 2016! To reserve your spot(s) contact Nico Hogeveen at (904) 403-6754 or send an email to [email protected].

Nico Hogeveen
2016 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.

Colby Caltrider
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.

For questions and comments about the newsletter, 
please email [email protected].

In This Issue
Upcoming Programs
President's Message
Monthly Golf Outing
Photo Gallery
Spotlight Speakers

January 13 -
Lowry Moore

January 20 
Greg Gutkowsky

January 27 -
Tom Gill

Happy Birthday

Jerry Shaffer, 1/10
Cathy Curtis, 1/11
Annie Howe, 1/12
Debbie Chatham, 1/15
Nills Hendrick, 1/15

   Prizes & Raffles  
Attendance Award
Sponsored by: Gene Bushor, Bushor Tree Surgeons
No Winner 

Woody Cooper Award
Sponsored by: Jepp Walter, Marlin Technology
Name Drawn: 
Mike Russo


  Next Meeting 
January 13, 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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