Southside Business Men's Club Newsletter 
Jacksonville Florida's Oldest Business and Civic Organization Founded in 1932
Volume 87, Issue 11
February 23,  2020


This week we welcome Dr. Bradford Hoppe of the Mayo Clinic, who will be speaking to us of Carbon Ion cancer treatments. 

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


Last week we welcomed Ryan Hart and Andy Carroll, Tournament Directors of The Player's Championship. During a "fireside chat" style presentation, they spoke to us of the positive impact the tournament has on our city with an attendance of over 200,000 people. Since 1977, TPC has also raised over 100 million for local charities! Mr. Hart and Mr. Carroll spoke of the exciting new aspects they have added, including mobile ticketing and a partnership with Uber. This year, The Player's Championship begins on Tuesday, March 10. I would like to encourage you all to attend and show your support for this great event in our hometown! 

Brandon Stanko
2020 1st Vice President

Join us for our February golf outing at Queen's Harbor Golf Club!

Designed exclusively by Mark McCumber and bordered by the intercoastal waterway, our beautifully groomed Jacksonville golf course offers a unique blend of scenery. This Jacksonville golf club features tidal marshlands and century-old Spanish oak trees.
A premier Jacksonville golf course, Queen's Harbour hosted such prestigious events as the PGA Tour Qualifier and the Mercedes Collegiate Championships. Of all the Jacksonville golf courses, the challenge and scenery of Queen's Harbour truly sets it apart as one of the finest.
Golf amenities include a putting/chipping green and driving range. Other features of our world-class Jacksonville golf club include a full-service clubhouse with private dining areas, sweeping verandas, and 19th hole that overlooks a beautiful freshwater marina.


Won't You Join Us? 
When: Friday, February 28, 2020

Queen's Harbor Golf Club
1131 Queens Harbour Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32225

First Tee Time: 11:06am

$45 + tax

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

Join us for a Member Hangout on Thursday, February 27th at Hooter's on San Jose Blvd!

Located at 8938 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32257. 

We will meet around 5:30pm, please feel free to bring your friends and coworkers. We look forward to seeing you there!

Our Annual Y.A.P. BBQ is upon us! 
The YAP BBQ Chicken Dinner will be at Pine Forest Elementary School on March 26.

It's all about students who accept the responsibility of becoming a crossing guard.

The proceeds help the crossing guards afford a trip to Washington D.C

You can help in three ways :
  1 -  Be a sponsor ($200.00)
  2 -  Buy the BBQ meal tickets ($10.00) 
  3 -  Volunteer onsite day of the BBQ .

We have two shifts available: the 11am shift sets up the tent, tables, chairs, etc., and t he 3pm shift preps and serves the meals.
Please help make this event a success!

Please contact Roy Shimp at  904 268-3335 or



We have extended our $10 pricing for wine raffle tickets until the end of February! Beginning in March, the price will go up to $15 so don't delay! To purchase online please click here.The drawing will be held April 15th for one lucky winner! 

If you would like to donate a bottle, please bring it to one of our regular Wednesday meetings!

For questions and comments about the newsletter, 
please email

If you are interested in showing your support for our great Club and enjoying benefits from it, please see below for our sponsorship opportunities!

Platinum: $1000 level which entitles a company:
* Signage on website (A value of at least $250)
* Signage on Screen at lunches ($750 for three qt's) 
* Verbal Recognition by President at each luncheon (priceless) * Logo represented for club's non-fundraising events; Holiday Party, Tailgate Party and Fishing Trip, (Value Over $600)
* Two tickets to Holiday Party ($150) 
Total Value $1750++

Gold: $500 level which entitles a company:
* Signage on website (A value of at least $250)
* Two tickets to Tailgate Party, including two game tickets (Value $110) 
* Signage on Screen at lunches ($750) 
* Verbal recognition by President at each luncheon (priceless) Total Value $1110++

Silver: $250 level which entitles a company:
* Signage on Screen at lunches ($750) 
* Verbal Recognition at each luncheon (priceless) 
* Free tickets to all Meet-A-Members (Value $30-$60)
 Total Value $780++

If you have any questions or would like to register to be a sponsor, please contact Jeanne Maron at

Do you want to showcase your company and build strong relationships with SBMC members and grow your business? 
If the answer is yes, then you should host a Meet-A- Member at your place of business.
Normally we have the Meet-A-Member every other month.  The next opportunities are
  • Thursday, March  19   (Event time should be 5:30 to 7:30 pm or 6:00 to 8:00 pm)
  • Thursday, May 21 (Event time should be 5:30 to 7:30 pm or 6:00 to 8:00 pm)
  • Thursday, July 23 (Event time should be 5:30 to 7:30 pm or 6:00 to 8:00 pm)
  • Thursday, September 17 (Event time should be 5:30 to 7:30 pm or 6:00 to 8:00 pm)
  • Thursday, November 19 (Event time should be 5:30 to 7:30 pm or 6:00 to 8:00 pm)
If you are interested in hosting a Meet-A- Member at your business, pick your preferred month, then contact Past President
Angelo Volpe at (904) 891-8032 or email

Sponsor Spots Available!

If you are interested in becoming a Sponsor and seeing your company's logo here, please contact Jeanne Maron at:

Spotlight Speakers   

February 26
Table Talks
No Speaker

March 4
Jepp Walter
Marlin Technology

March 11
Frank Wallmeyer
Standard Feed & Seed

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