Southside Business Men's Club Newsletter 
Jacksonville Florida's Oldest Business and Civic Organization Founded in 1932
Volume 86, Issue 82
August 4,  2019


This week we welcome Drew Slover, owner of the Jacksonville Axemen Professional Rugby Team! Sure to be an exciting talk that you won't want to miss! For more information on the Jacksonville Axemen, visit!

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


Last week we welcomed Carrie Ann Gaines, creator of "A Safe Pack". These bulletproof inserts are designed to easily slip inside a child's backpack in the unfortunate event that they are in need of protection. 

I would also like to thank everyone who came to pay their respects to Past President Steve Johnston. Many moving and heartfelt sentiments were shared by several of his friends and his memory will live on with our Club! If you would like to contribute to his funeral costs, there is still time to donate to our  GoFundMe page, or contribute directly through the club!

Bill Bishop
2019 President

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


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:

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!


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 August and 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 7
Joe Vickers
New Neighbors

August 14
Roy Shimp
Shimp Sign & Design

Lunch Reservations

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