Southside Business Men's Club Newsletter 
Jacksonville Florida's Oldest Business and Civic Organization Founded in 1932
Volume 86, Issue 47
December 2, 2018

December 5, 2018 - Annual Meeting 
Michael Corrigan, President & CEO of Visit Jacksonville, provides an update on the agency's tourism and economic development progress.
December 12, 2018
Rick Mullaney is the Founding Director of the Public Policy Institute at Jacksonville University. In addition to giving strategic direction and vision to the Institute and regularly appearing on local media for policy commentary, he also hosts the Policy Matters radio show.
No Meetings December 19 & 26. Happy Holidays!
Our speaker this past Wednesday was Bill Spann, Director of Military Affairs, City of Jacksonville.
He and his team help Veterans from all branches of the service with almost any help, concerns, or advice. His office gave in excess of $25,000,000 to assist Veterans in many areas.
Dealing with the multitude of channels in each military branch requires experts like Bill and his staff. As he put it, you wouldn't go to court in a trial without an attorney. If you are Veteran or know of one that is in need of ANY assistance or has ANY concerns Bill said to call his office at 904-630-3680.
Our speaker next Wednesday is Rick Mullaney, Director of the Public Policy Institute at Jacksonville University. This will be our last regular meeting of the year.

Steve DeSorbo 
2018 President

Due to the cancellation of our meeting on Wednesday 11/21 (Thanksgiving Holiday), the nomination process was held during our regular meeting on 11/14 and there were no floor nominations. On December 5th, we'll hold the official vote during the "annual meeting" as required by the SBMC By-Laws.  Please remember, if you have a corporate membership, only the Primary member may vote. 
Here is the slate of 2019 Officers and Board Members:  
President                          Bill Bishop
1st Vice President            Walter Smith
2nd Vice President           Brandon Stanko
3rd Vice President            Jon Hill
4th Vice President            Jeanne Maron
Sergeant at Arms             Michael Best
Treasurer                          Mark Wilkinson
Board of Directors:
Single Year Swing Spot: KC Padget
3 year term
Fred Allison
Rod Borum
Angelo Volpe
2 year term
Bob Ascher
Howard Caplan
Ramona Baldwin (taking spot vacated by Hank Duckworth)
1 year term
Jeff Volpe
Jennifer Kazebee (taking spot vacated by KC Padget)
Ken Dean (taking spot vacated by Michael Best)
Questions? Contact Nominating Committee Chair Jepp Walter at 
Come join us on Thursday, December 6 th at 
SMASH! A Ping Pong themed restaurant and bar. Let's have some fun!! We'll start about 5:30. Address is 8206 Philips Hwy  
Windsor Parke Golf Club is a Semi-Private, 18-Hole Championship Golf Course designed by Arthur Hills. The course has hosted more USGA qualifying events than any other course in the city of Jacksonville. Hosted qualifying events include the US Open, US Amateur, US Publinks and US Senior Amateur.  
Won't you join us?  
Friday, December 7, 2018
Windsor Parke Golf Course
13823 Sutton Park Dr. N.
Jacksonville, FL 32224
First Tee Time: 11:00 am (8 minutes between)
Cost each is $37.00 plus tax for greens/cart fees and range balls.
Reserve Your Tee Time
We have a new registration email for our monthly golf outings. Please contact SBMC Golf Chairman Matt Vallez at

If you are registering for a foursome, please include the names of all your members.   
Looking forward to meeting you in person at the bar to collect your $5 for the blind draw.  
Questions about the event? Email  
Now is the time to buy your tickets to the SBMC Holiday Party, December 15, 7-11pm at the Jacksonville Golf and Country Club. Tickets are $85 per person (guests welcome) and can be purchased online. The last day to buy tickets is December 11. We hope you can join us for this joyous evening of Fellowship, Food, Music, Open Bar, and Fun! Click here to purchase tickets. 
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

Spotlight Speakers  
December 5
Ken Petsch
Apollo Packaging, Inc.

December 12
Terry Bunch
The Flying Locksmiths


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