Southside Business Men's Club Newsletter 
Jacksonville Florida's Oldest Business and Civic Organization Founded in 1932
Volume 86, Issue 61
March 10,  2019

This week we will be hosting a Mayoral Debate you won't want to miss! Mayoral candidate, City Council Member Anna Brosche has confirmed attendance. As of today's publication date, Mayor Lenny Curry has not yet confirmed but we are                                        hopeful that he will accept                                      our invitation! 


Last week we welcomed Seth Williams, creator of The Resident Community News publications. He gave an interesting talk which included a short history of our own Club's past contributions to our city. He also spoke about the changes in print media and its place in the media market and about a free transportation service that has had a good amount of success in Jax Beaches. "Beachside Buggies" will be extending to San Marco which will help eliminate parking issues. 

I would also like to thank our Candidate's Corner speaker, Jim Overton, who will be running for Tax Collector. 

Be sure not to miss next week's Mayoral Debate!

Bill Bishop
2019 President

Queen's Harbour Yacht and Country 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 March 22 nd   2019
Where: Queen's Harbour Yacht and Country Club
             1131 Queens Harbour Boulevard 
      Jacksonville, FL 32225

First Tee Time: 11:00 a

Cost:  $35.00 Includes Green fee and Cart fee

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 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!
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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   

March 13
Anne Urban 

March 20
Rene Zook
Keller Williams Realty

March 27
Table Talks
No Spotlight Speaker

Lunch Reservations

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