Southside Business Men's Club Newsletter 
Jacksonville Florida's Oldest Business and Civic Organization Founded in 1932
Volume 87, Issue 28
June 21,  2020

This week we welcome Ray Driver, Jacksonville Chamber Chair Elect as he speaks to us about  the business community and COVID-19, along with other Chamber matters.

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

This week we welcomed Toney Sleiman, President of Sleiman Enterprises. Mr. Sleiman gave an interesting talk on the measures his company took in order to ensure that his staff and tenants were taken care of during the Covid crisis, including helping them to apply for aide and in some cases, deferring rent for those who were struggling. He also spoke of exciting new plans his company has for new venues coming to Jacksonville. 

Brandon Stanko
2020 1st Vice President
Join us for our June golf outing at Hidden Hills Golf Club!

Our 6,892-yard private golf course at Hidden Hills Country Club was previously the site of the Greater Jacksonville Open, a tournament that eventually evolved into what is now the TPC Sawgrass. Among winners at our course were Gary Player, Tony Jacklin and Don January.

It's now an Arnold Palmer Signature layout, known for its intriguing curves and contours and rolling fairways, a setting that you don't often find in Florida. Our fairways are lined with majestic pines and oaks; our lush greens have won a name for Hidden Hills in North Florida.

Won't You Join Us? 
When: Friday, June 26

Hidden Hills Golf Club
3901 Monument Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32225

First Tee Time: 10:58am

$45 + tax, includes green/cart 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



Tickets for our Annual Wine Raffle are frozen at $15! We have collected 33 bottles so far with more wine donated weekly! To purchase a ticket online please click here

We have selected a new drawing date of July 15 for one lucky winner!
If you would like to donate a bottle, please contact Fred Allison at!

For questions and comments about the newsletter, 
please email

Let's go fishing!

The annual SBMC fishing trip is coming up fast! We will head offshore on Saturday, July 18th, from 8am to 4pm.
This trip is always so much fun, and we can take up to 45 people. Friends and family are welcome!
Cost is $100, covers your license, bait & tackle, a crew to take care of you, a boxed lunch, soft drinks, water and BEER for ALL DAY!
Sign up now, this trip sells out every year! We'd also like to thank our sponsors we have so far this year:
Angelo Volpe with CVSN - Beer Sponsor
Ken Petsch with Apollo Packaging - Beer Sponsor
Jepp Walter with Marlin Technology - Beer Sponsor
Sponsor for the boxed lunches is available!
If you have any questions, email or call JeppWalter: 904-838-8400

To register, please visit our website!

Join us for a Meet A Member hosted by Frank Wallmeyer of Standard Seed & Feed! 

Cost: $5 - tickets can be purchased at our regular meetings or online here.

When: July 16 from 5:30pm-7:30pm

Where: 1236 Kings Road
      Jacksonville, FL 3220

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.
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

As you know, there have been difficult times as of late and many have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. In the spirit of "Members Helping Members", we would like to assist with finding jobs for those who have fallen on hard times. If you have a job opening that you would like to have posted on our website and in our weekly newsletter, please send that information to

Let's all do what we can to help our fellow members get back on track!
Special Thanks to Our Club Sponsors: 

Gold Level

Silver Level


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

June 24
Scholarship Videos
No Speaker

If you were scheduled to be a spotlight speaker during our closure and would like to sign up for a new date, please contact Fred Allison at


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