Southside Business Men's Club Newsletter 
Jacksonville Florida's Oldest Business and Civic Organization Founded in 1932
Volume 86, Issue 100
December 2,  2019


This week we welcome Mark Addington of Addington Law, The Employers' Advisor & Advocate. Mr. Addington will be speaking to us about wage and labor laws. 

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


This week we welcomed Senator Aaron Bean as he hosted his 4th Annual Aaron Bean Trivia at SBMC! Always a fun, high-energy and humorous time, if you weren't there you sure missed out. 

Be sure to join us at next week's meeting as it will be one of our last in 2019! We look forward to seeing you there!

Bill Bishop
2019 President
Our Annual Holiday Party will be held on Saturday, December 14 from 7-11pm at Deercreek Country Club. 

RSVP by TOMORROW, December 9th for the price of $85 per person!

The hotel block deadline has expired for the Sheraton Jacksonville Hotel SBMC rates, however rooms may still be available if you act quickly! Reservations can be made by calling 904-564-4772. 


Join us for our December golf outing at Jax Beach Golf Club!

More than a facelift, the new course was designed to delight and inspire long-time club members and newcomers alike. Golfers will enjoy a fun, playable yet interesting design by acclaimed golf course architect, Harrison Minchew. Among the improvements are lush fairways of 419 Bermuda grass and greens planted with salt-resistant Platinum Paspalum turg. The drainage and irrigation systems have been modernized and use 100% reclaimed water along with reshaped and reconfigured holes that enhance playability. Golfers will appreciate more par-4 holes and fewer water hazards. The biggest change is in the finish with the reconfigured 16th, 17th, and 18th greens.


Won't You Join Us? 
When: Friday, December 20, 2019

Jacksonville Beach Golf Club 
605 Penman Road South
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

First Tee Time: 11:03am

$48 + tax, includes cart and green fees. 

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


The deadline to bring in new members for our Membership Competition is December 18th!
We have several members in the running and there is not much time left to bring in new members!
 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:

Please see below for our official Slate Of Officers for 2020. Elections will take place at this week's meeting on December 11th, so be sure not to miss it!

President:                   Walter Smith
1st Vice President:     Brandon Stanko
2nd Vice President:    Jon Hill
3rd Vice President:     Jeanne Maron
4th Vice President:     Michael Best
Sergeant at Arms:      Fred Allison
Treasurer:                  Mark Wilkinson

Board of Governors

3 Year Term
Ken Petsch
Melody Bishop
John Simms

2 Year Term
Rod Borom 
Angelo Volpe 
Hal Smith (taking spot vacated by Fred Allison)

1 Year Term
Bob Ascher
Howard Caplan
Ramona Baldwin 

Single Year Term 
Mark Goldwich

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   

December 11
Steve DeSorbo
Coordinated Benefits Group

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