Southside Business Men's Club Newsletter 
Jacksonville Florida's Oldest Business and Civic Organization Founded in 1932
Volume 86, Issue 85
August 25,  2019


This week we welcome Melanie Patz, Vice President of Community Investment and Impact for Baptist Health! Ms. Patz will be speaking to us about Baptist Health's strive to improve the overall health of our community!

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


Last week we welcomed Trish Johnson, former professional race car driver and founder of Apex Resource Center. Ms. Johnson spoke to us of how her sad experience of losing a teammate in a car accident led her to develop a program to redefine driver training. With growing technology and new distractions, the license requirements for drivers has not changed. Ms. Johnson now focuses on teaching situational awareness skills designed to prevent crashes. To learn more about her program, please visit Apex Resource Center

Bill Bishop
2019 President

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. This opportunity is FREE and available to you once per year!

We have open spots available in September! If you are interested in being one of our Spotlight Speakers, please contact Mike Best at
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Past President's Day - September 4th
Clay Shoot - October 5th
Children's Home Society Caring Chefs - October 20th
Tailgate Party - October 27th
Public Safety Awards - November 13th
Christmas Kids - December 7th
Holiday Party - December 14th

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 28
Table Talks
No Spotlight Speaker

September 4
Steve Sivyer
First Atlantic Bank

Lunch Reservations

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