Southside Business Men's Club Newsletter 
Jacksonville Florida's Oldest Business and Civic Organization Founded in 1932
Volume 86, Issue 75
June 16,  2019


This week we welcome Theo Graham & Elizabeth Calvert of Year Up, Jacksonville!
Year Up's mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education.
They achieve this mission through a high support, high expectation model that combines marketable job skills, stipends, internships and college credits. Their holistic approach focuses on students' professional and personal development to place these young adults on a viable path to economic self-sufficiency.


Last week we welcomed Mike Balanky, Development of the Urban Core. Mr. Balanky gave an interesting and informative talk on how the key to development is to create Critical Mass. In order to do this, you must have synergy, vision, opportunity and execution. As he puts it, "Vision without Execution is just Hallucination". 

I would also like to wish all the fathers out there a very Happy Father's Day! 

Bill Bishop
2019 President

Join us for our monthly Golf Outing at the Golf Club at South Hampton!

This course is designed to offer every golfer the appropriate risk/reward situations that challenge the experienced player and offer encouragement to the novice. Sixteen large lakes and over 60 contoured bunkers, in combination with meticulous landscaping, provide players with a superbly conditioned facility. The distinctive layout will test shot-making abilities and require the use of every club in the bag.

Won't You Join Us? 
When: Friday June 21, 2019

Where:  The Golf Club at South Hampton
       315 South Hampton Club Way, St. Augustine, FL 32092

First Tee Time: 11:00 am (9 minutes between)

Cost: $40 Includes Green fee/ Cart fee 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
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

Our next Member Hangout has been scheduled for Thursday, June 27th at Monkey's Uncle Tavern in Mandarin! Join us around 5pm. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Address: 10503 San Jose Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32257

We have begun having our weekly luncheons at Epping Forest Yacht & Country Club! Our first meeting was a great success. The desserts alone are worth the trip! Be sure to come check out this beautiful venue! We look forward to seeing you!

Location: 1830 Epping Forest Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32217

The competition for second quarter has begun!
 Be sure to invite you friends and colleagues for your 
chance to win!
 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:

Meet-A-Members are an excellent way to network and showcase your business! We still have open dates available, but they will fill up quickly! 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!


One of the benefits of being a member is getting 5 minutes to do a spotlight about yourself, your business, or anything else you want to talk about including events you are promoting.

We have open spots available in July and August! If you are interested in being one of our Spotlight Speakers, please contact Mike Best at
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   

June 19
Julie Lima
 Law Offices of Randy Reep

June 26
Table Talks
No Spotlight Speaker

July 3
No Meeting

Lunch Reservations

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