Southside Business Men's Club Newsletter 
Jacksonville Florida's Oldest Business and Civic Organization Founded in 1932
Volume 87, Issue 14
March 15,  2020


Due to growing concerns about the COVID-19 virus, SBMC will be postponing our weekly meetings for two weeks. 

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


Our guest speaker last week unfortunately had to cancel at the last minute. Please be sure to stay tuned for a rescheduled date with Roger Morenc of Marlin & Barrel Distillery and his bourbon tasting!

Brandon Stanko
2020 1st Vice President

Join us for our March 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, March 27

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

First Tee Time: 10:50am

$45 + tax, includes 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

The YAP BBQ Dinner 2020 at Pine Forest Elementary School will be postponed.

The Duval County School Board has extended the spring break until March 22, and possibly until April.

This is a precautionary action due to the coronavirus.
The club will provide updates as they become available.

Please contact Roy Shimp at  904 268-3335 or



Ticket prices for our Annual Wine Raffle are now $15, purchase yours today before the price goes up! So far we have collected 33 bottles and more are added each week!  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


Our Annual Crump Kirby Memorial Golf Classic will be held on May 11!

This year the tournament will be held at Deerwood Golf Club. 
We have ROLL BACK PRICES this year.

Golfer                                                                             $125
Hole Sponsor                                                                 $150
Hole Sponsor with a tent                                                $250
Ultimate Package (4 golfers and a hole sponsor)          $600
Ultimate with tent                                                           $700
We are also looking for Major Sponsors:

Title Sponsor                                                                            $5000
Corporate Sponsor                                                                      $2500

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   

March 18
Fred Allison
Dex Imaging

March 25

April 1
Lenorae After
Jay David Tax Law

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