Southside Business Men's Club Newsletter 
Jacksonville Florida's Oldest Business and Civic Organization Founded in 1932
Volume 87, Issue 36
August 16, 2020


This week we welcome Dr. Pauline Rolle, Director of Duval County Department of Health as she speaks to us of health issues related to Covid-19.

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

This week we hosted a School Board Candidate Forum. Special thanks to candidates from District 3: 
Robert 'Bob' Abene
Christopher P. Guerrieri
Cindy Pearson

...and from District 7:
Lori Hershey
Matthew M. Schellenberg

 Many excellent questions were posed with informative answers from each candidate. The Primary School Board Election will be held on August 18, so get out there and vote!

Walter Smith
2020 President


San Jose Country Club requires face masks upon entering the building, and while in any common areas. Once guests are in their designated banquet space, they are welcome to remove them if they would like. This applies to everyone and if they refuse, they will be asked to leave the property.  
Thank you for your cooperation.
Join us for our monthly Golf Outing at Blue Sky Golf Club!

An Arnold Palmer Signature Design, Blue Sky Golf Club just underwent a 1.5 million dollar renovation. Whether you choose to come out and perfect your game on our lighted driving range, play 18 holes of championship golf or just play one of our unique 9-hole golf options, Blue Sky welcomes all to come out enjoy our new relaxed golfing atmosphere! We also offer 3-hole or 6-hole rounds based on availability.

Won't You Join Us?
When: Friday August 28, 2020

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

First Tee Time: 9:00am

Cost: $37.00 Includes Green fee/ Cart fee 

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
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


We have now added a Virtual Meeting option for our weekly meetings! If you can't make it to our regular Wednesday luncheons, please consider joining us virtually. There is no cost to tune in, however you will need to email in order to receive the link for the virtual meeting.  


Join us for a Member Hangout! 
We will be meeting beginning around 5pm on Thursday, August 27 at Island Wing Company located at 4409 Southside Blvd (the old TGIF location). Please feel free to bring coworkers and friends!

DPS-JAX will be hosting a Meet A Member on Thursday, September 17 from 5:30-7:30. Located at 5730 Bowden Road. We hope you'll join us for an evening of games, food, drink and fun! Tickets are $5 and can be purchased here.
As you know, there have been difficult times as of late and many have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. In the spirit of "Members Helping Members", we would like to assist with finding jobs for those who have fallen on hard times. If you have a job opening that you would like to have posted on our website and in our weekly newsletter, please send that information to

Let's all do what we can to help our fellow members get back on track!
The Annual Crump Kirby Memorial YAP Golf classic has been rescheduled to September 21st, and will be held at the Golf Club at South Hampton.

With roll-back pricing, the cost per golfer is just $100!
Additionally, the cost for a hole sponsorship is also just $100!
We are looking for lunch and dinner sponsorships for $500-1000.
The tournament will provide lunch before we play and a BBQ dinner after!


Please save the dates for the following events with more details to come!

Past President's Day: September 9
Meet A Member DPS Jax: September 17

Special Thanks to Our Club Sponsors: 

Platinum Level

Gold Level

Silver Level


Sponsor Spots Available!

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

August 19
Mark Goldwich
Gold Star Adjusters

If you were scheduled to be a spotlight speaker during our closure and would like to sign up for a new date, please contact Fred Allison at


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Check out our photo gallery for pictures from our meetings and events!

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