Southside Business Men's Club Newsletter 
Jacksonville Florida's Oldest Business and Civic Organization Founded in 1932
Volume 86, Issue 83
August 11,  2019


This week we welcome Sean McCarthy, owner of Bold City Coaching! Mr. McCarthy will be giving us a seminar on Organizational Leadership! 

To view future Guest Speakers and Events, please visit our  Upcoming Events Calendar!


Last week we welcomed Drew Slover, owner of the Jacksonville Axemen Professional Rugby team! Mr. Slover gave an interesting talk of how Rugby differs from American Football and of the goals he has for the team moving forward! Did you know that the Axemen are the first of our Jacksonville teams to win a National Championship? If you would like more information on when and where you can attend a match and support this great team, please visit!

Walter Smith
2019 1st Vice President
Join us this month for our next Member Hangout! Always a great time to kick back and enjoy some leisure time with your fellow members! We welcome and encourage you to bring your friends as well! 

When: Thursday, August 22nd 

Time: 5pm - Whenever!

Where: Seven Bridges Grille & Brewery
9735 Gate Parkway North
Jacksonville, FL 32246

We look forward to seeing you there!

Join us for our August golf outing at Blue Sky Golf Club!

Don't Delay! Only 20 spots Available!

Blue Sky Golf Club (formerly Mill Cove) is located in Jacksonville, FL just a short drive from the Beaches, Downtown and the Southside area.  In 2014, the Club underwent more than 1.5 million dollars in renovations to the clubhouse and golf course.  Blue Sky features an updated driving range with day and night practice capabilities; plenty of fun including billiards, corn hole, and more than 20 flat screen TVs; a full-service restaurant; and 9-hole, and 18-hole golf options.  We also offer 3-hole and 6-hole based on availability. Blue Sky Golf Club has no dress code - come as you are and enjoy all of the great recreational amenities! 

Won't You Join Us? 
When: Friday August 23rd, 2019

Where:  Blue Sky Country Club
1700 Monument Road
Jacksonville, FL 32225

First Tee Time: 10:20 am (8 minutes between)

Cost: $35 + Tax Includes Green fee/ Cart fee and Range Balls

Reserve Your Tee Time
You may reserve your tee time by contacting the SBMC Golf Chair Matt Vallez at If you are registering for a foursome, please include the names of all your members.   

Blind Draw
$5 blind draw and we play from the white tees modified best ball, 1st shot is a community ball on 3 & 4 par holes, 1st & 2nd are community ball on all 5 par holes.
Looking forward to meeting you in person at the bar to collect your $5 for the blind draw. 

Do you have a question about the event? Email


Please join us for our next Meet-A-Member hosted by Adam Canni at Graphic Solutions! This will be held from 6-8pm on September 18th! There is no cost to attend, however RSVPs are appreciated for a head count! 

Location: 4656 Collins Road
  Jacksonville, FL 32244

Meet-A-Members are an excellent way to network and showcase your business! We still have open dates available, but they will fill up quickly! If you are interested in hosting a Meet-A-Member event, please contact Steve Gibbert at 904-448-3347 or by e-mail at

Don't delay. Sign up soon!


We have revised our Membership Competition!
 Be sure to invite you friends and colleagues for your 
chance to win!

 A prize of $1000 will be awarded to the person who brings in the most new members for THE YEAR, with a minimum of three. Any new members you have sponsored up until this point will still count!

For more information, contact Walter Smith:

One of the benefits of being a member is getting five minutes to do a spotlight about yourself, your business, or anything else you want to talk about including events you are promoting.

We have open spots available in September! If you are interested in being one of our Spotlight Speakers, please contact Mike Best at
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   

August 14
Roy Shimp
Shimp Sign & Design

August 21
Mark Goldwich
Gold Star Adjusters

August 28
Table Talks
No Spotlight Speaker

Lunch Reservations

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