Southside Business Men's Club Newsletter 
Jacksonville Florida's Oldest Business and Civic Organization Founded in 1932
Volume 87, Issue 5
January 12,  2019


This week we welcome Councilman Matt Carlucci as he speaks to us of the upcoming 
Election Year. 

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


Last week we swore in our new leadership team and handed out awards to committee chairs from committee members. I would like to encourage you all to get involved as we get ready for a year of great programs and activities. Join us for lunch on Wednesdays and don't miss a minute of it.  I am proud to be a member of this club and all that we have accomplished. I am extremely honored to be your 2020 President and look forward to a great new year!

Walter Smith
2020 President

Attention SBMC Members and Friends

Due to delays at San Jose Country Club, we will be continuing our weekly luncheons at Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club through the month of January. 


Join us for our December golf outing at The Palencia Club in St. Augustine!

The golf course practice facilities are heralded by one and all for the spacious 10,000 square feet of putting surfaces, 400 yard double-sided driving range along with a short-game area to fine tune the chipping and bunker play.
Established in 2002, the golf course had earned the honor of being an Audubon Sanctuary honoring the beauty of nature, pristine views of magnificent marsh and river views as well as blending gracefully into the Palencia "best of class" community.


Won't You Join Us? 
When: Friday, January 24, 2020

The Palencia Club
600 Palencia Club Drive
St. Augustine, FL 32095

First Tee Time: 11:00am

$65 + tax, includes green fees 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 will begin selling tickets for our Annual Wine Raffle at this week's meeting. 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

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   
January 14
Ken Petsch
Apollo Packaging 

January 22
Gloria Vinson
Landco Properties

January 29
Table Talks
No Spotlight

Lunch Reservations

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