Southside Business Men's Club Newsletter 
Jacksonville Florida's Oldest Business and Civic Organization Founded in 1932
Volume 86, Issue 58
February 17,  2019

Our Presentation Speaker this week is   Dr. V. Brooks Dunbar, the CEO and founder of The Center for Confidence LLC. She is a Life Coach, Public Speaker, and Consultant in Florida and strives to create life-changing opportunities to help women and all people reach their full potential.

Last week we welcomed Scott Grant of Standfast Asset Management. Mr. Grant gave a  very  interesting account of  events during  the Summer of  19 64  that put Jacksonville on the world stage. These include the civil rights protests in St. Augustine that  helped pave the way for  Congress to pass  the Civil RIghts Act , Hurricane Dora, and the Beatles coming to town

This Wednesday we will be having our first New Member Orientation of the year. Welcome to all of our newest Club Members! We look forward to having you on board!

Bill Bishop
2019 President

Don't miss our next 
Member Hangout!! 

Join us at the Hooter's on San Jose Blvd on Thursday, February  21 starting around 5:15!

Marlin Technology will be sponsoring the first round of appetizers! You won't want to miss it!

Deercreek Country Club

Officials know Deercreek's Robert Miller-designed layout brings out the competitive golfer in each of us with its challenging carries, demanding doglegs and sentinel pines lining the fairways.
Great shots are applauded here not only by your playing partners but also by the wing-beat of snowy egrets, ducks and great blue herons. Fast and true, our greens rise like emerald isles guarded by bunkers and gentle mounding.

Won't You Join Us?
When:   Friday February 22 nd   2019
Where:  Deercreek Country Club 
             7816 McLaurin Road North Jacksonville, FL 32256

First Tee Time: 11:00 a

Cost:  $40.00 Includes Green fee/ Cart fee and lunch from the menu

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 are continuing our Wine Raffle. Ticket prices are $15 and will be increasing again as we get closer to the drawing.  Purchase tickets now for your chance to win some excellent wine selections!! Our drawing will be Wednesday, April 17th! Please contact Michael Best: 
to purchase your tickets or for further details 

Bring a bottle to the meeting as your contribution for the raffle.  Don't forget to attach your business card to get mentioned!

This year we will be holding a New Membership Competition! A prize of $250 will be awarded quarterly to the person who brings in the most new members for that period, with a minimum of three. 
For more information, contact Walter Smith:

Our first Meet-A-Member of the year will be with Frank Wallmeyer of Standard Feed and Seed on Thursday, March 21 from 5:30 - 7:30pm. We hope to see you there!

Meet-A-Members are an excellent way to network and showcase your business! We have monthly availability from April - December (with the exception of October). 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!
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  

February 20
Howard Caplan
 Caplan Law

February 27
Table Talk
No Spotlight Speaker

March 6
Joe Vickers
New Neighbors

Lunch Reservations

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