Southside Business Men's Club Newsletter 
Jacksonville Florida's Oldest Business and Civic Organization Founded in 1932
Volume 86, Issue 70
May 12,  2019


This week we welcome Adam Campbell, PGA Chair.  As chairman of The Players Championship 2019, Adam Campbell oversees the operations of thousands of volunteers whose efforts enable the tournament to generate millions of dollars to Northeast Florida charities each year. For 20 years, he has volunteered and held committee chairman roles for The Players. 
Last week we welcomed Mike Bowling, who is best known as the Inventor of Pound Puppies. He gave us an entertaining and inspiring talk of how he persevered through having very little money and 14 rejections because he truly believed in his invention. Mr. Bowling spoke of how the majority of people with great ideas will never pursue them and you never know what a profound impact you can have on the world. As he puts it,  "If you have a dream and you pursue it, you really can be successful".
Bill Bishop
2019 President
Due to the upcoming renovations to San Jose Country Club, we will be temporarily changing the venue for our weekly luncheons. San Jose has revised their closing date, therefore our first meeting at Epping Forest Yacht and Country Club will be Wednesday, May 29th. We look forward to seeing you there!

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:
Crump Kirby Memorial Golf Tournament
On Monday, May 20, 2019, the Southside Business Men's Club (SBMC) Charities will hold its 24th Annual Youth Achiever Charity Golf Classic at San Jose Country Club.
This year we continue to Honor and Memorialize the Founder of this event, Mr. CRUMP KIRBY who passed away on January 31, 2018. Crump's vision and heartfelt dedication is the backbone of the Youth Achiever Charity Golf Classic. From His idea to reality Crump Kirby was the heartbeat of this annual fundraising event. Please help us continue to make His Dream and His Love for the Kids, who are the Future of Our Community!
Proceeds from this event fund the Youth Achiever Program Scholarship Fund. The SBMC is seeking donations for Hole Sponsorships and silent auction items. Your contribution will be a tremendous enhancement to the fundraiser, at the same time promoting your business.
Since 1994, the SBMC has been helping students in our community by ensuring that School Safety Patrol members from qualifying schools can attend the annual school trip to Washington, D.C., regardless of the child's financial situation. In addition, high school seniors who participated at qualifying schools are eligible to apply for a $5,000 yearly college scholarship based on academic performance. Furthermore, we present one
University of North Florida student with the Pauline Smith Scholarship Award. This $2,000 scholarship is awarded to the runner up of the UNF Harry Truman Scholarship Award competition.
In appreciation for your tax-deductible donation, the SBMC will acknowledge your company on the Event Banner, Hole Sponsor Sign and Award Banquet. If your generosity extends to our Silent Auction, you will receive recognition at the Award Banquet.
We are a 501(c) (3) organization and our Florida Department of Revenue certificate number is on file. If you'd like more information about the Youth Achiever Program and the SBMC, please visit our website at
If you are interested in participating or contributing, please contact our Tournament Chairman, Jeff Volpe at or click on the links below to download the registration forms:

Thank you again for your generous gift and support!

Scholarship Awards Lunch
Be sure to join us for our May 22nd luncheon, as we will welcome the Scholarship winners and handing out awards! This is will be one you won't want to miss!
Member Hangout
This month we will be having a Member Hangout on Thursday, May 23rd! Join us at Miller's Ale House in Tinseltown beginning around 5pm! Walter Smith of Vector Security will be sponsoring the first round of appetizers. Sure to be a great time, we hope to see you there!
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   

May 15
Carter Funk
Southern Impression Homes

May 22
Mark Bergan 
ADT Security

May 29
Table Talks 
No Spotlight Speaker

Lunch Reservations

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