Southside Business Men's Club Newsletter 
Jacksonville Florida's Oldest Business and Civic Organization Founded in 1932
Volume 86, Issue 67
April 21,  2019


This week we welcome the Safety Patrol Students of Pine Forest Elementary School. Our annual YAP BBQ will be held at their school this Thursday, April 25th. Don't forget to purchase your tickets! Let's get these wonderful students on their bus to Washington, DC!!

Last week we welcomed Don Fox of Firehouse subs. Mr Fox talked about the history of Firehouse Subs starting from its days 20+ years ago as a family operated sandwich shop to an international brand today with over 1,100 stores. He gave an excellent talk on the importance of a mission statement and it ability to articulate the culture of your business.  He spoke about the opportunity to be someone's first boss and how it can set the tone for their future whether influencing in a positive or negative way. 
I would like to wish you and your families a very Happy Passover and Easter!

Bill Bishop
2019 President
Due to the upcoming renovations to San Jose Country Club, we will be temporarily changing the venue for our weekly luncheons. Beginning in June of this year, we will attend our regular meetings at the beautiful Epping-Forest Yacht & Country Club. More details to come as the date approaches! 

The competition for second quarter has begun!
 Be sure to invite you friends and colleagues for your 
chance to win!
 A prize of $250 will be awarded quarterly to the person who brings in the most new members for that period, with a minimum of three. 
For more information, contact Walter Smith:

This year's wine raffle was a great success, with the total count being 29 bottles!

Congratulations to our winner, Jeanne Maron!

Thank you to those of you who donated bottles or bought tickets to support our great club!
YAP Barbeque
Time is running out to buy your tickets or sponsorship for our annual YAP BBQ! Come on out to support these well-deserving kids!!

We are in need of Sponsors to help the students of Pine Forest Elementary School. 

Location:   3929 Grant Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32207

All proceeds go to help pay the bus fares for the Safety Patrol students' trip to Washington, DC. NO Student left behind!

Sponsorships are $200 and include the benefit of having your company name on the banner and students' T-shirts at the event and in the meeting hall on April 24th!
The club will have BBQ tickets for sale at $10.00 each. This is a great meal for a great cause!
We are also in need of volunteers for the dinner on April 25 th. This will include setting up the tent and serving dinners with a choice of two shifts: 12pm-3pm or 3pm-6pm. 

Special Thanks to our current sponsors:

Frank Wallmeyer, Standard Feed & Seed
Angelo Volpe, Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network
Steve DeSorbo, Coordinated Benefits Group
Matt Carlucci, State Farm Insurance
Tom Harris, Hardage Giddens Funeral Home
Mike Best, Tech Support Jax
Congressman John Rutherford
Hank Duckworth, Duckworth Construction
Fred Allison, DEX Imaging
Bob Ascher, Guardian Commercial Real Estate
Steve Gibbert, Gold Hills Jewelry

If you are interested in sponsoring or volunteering, please contact Fred Allison at:

SBMC Car Show
Our Annual Car Show will be held on May 11th from 10am - 3pm.

We've changed our location this year to 
Obi's Garage 54 located at 6500 Bowden Road Ste #300, Jacksonville, FL 32216. 
Be sure to check out their website:

This is sure to be an event that you won't want to miss! We look forward to seeing you there!

Crump Kirby Memorial Golf Tournament
On Monday, May 20, 2019, the Southside Business Men's Club (SBMC) Charities will hold its 24th Annual Youth Achiever Charity Golf Classic at San Jose Country Club.
This year we continue to Honor and Memorialize the Founder of this event, Mr. CRUMP KIRBY who passed away on January 31, 2018. Crump's vision and heartfelt dedication is the backbone of the Youth Achiever Charity Golf Classic. From His idea to reality Crump Kirby was the heartbeat of this annual fundraising event. Please help us continue to make His Dream and His Love for the Kids, who are the Future of Our Community!
Proceeds from this event fund the Youth Achiever Program Scholarship Fund. The SBMC is seeking donations for Hole Sponsorships and silent auction items. Your contribution will be a tremendous enhancement to the fundraiser, at the same time promoting your business.
Since 1994, the SBMC has been helping students in our community by ensuring that School Safety Patrol members from qualifying schools can attend the annual school trip to Washington, D.C., regardless of the child's financial situation. In addition, high school seniors who participated at qualifying schools are eligible to apply for a $5,000 yearly college scholarship based on academic performance. Furthermore, we present one
University of North Florida student with the Pauline Smith Scholarship Award. This $2,000 scholarship is awarded to the runner up of the UNF Harry Truman Scholarship Award competition.
In appreciation for your tax-deductible donation, the SBMC will acknowledge your company on the Event Banner, Hole Sponsor Sign and Award Banquet. If your generosity extends to our Silent Auction, you will receive recognition at the Award Banquet.
We are a 501(c) (3) organization and our Florida Department of Revenue certificate number is on file. If you'd like more information about the Youth Achiever Program and the SBMC, please visit our website at
If you are interested in participating or contributing, please contact our Tournament Chairman, Jeff Volpe at or click on the links below to download the registration forms:

Thank you again for your generous gift and support!

For questions and comments about the newsletter, 
please email

Thanks to our  
Club Sponsors

Platinum Level

Gold Level

Jon Hill & Jeanne Peterson
Ameriprise Financial Services

Silver Level

If you are interested in becoming a Sponsor and seeing your company's logo here, please contact Jon Hill at:

Spotlight Speakers   

April 24
Safety Patrol 
No Spotlight Speaker

May 1
Adam Canni
Performance Wrapz

May 8
Steve Gibbert 
Gold Hills Jewelry

Lunch Reservations

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