Southside Business Men's Club Newsletter 
Jacksonville Florida's Oldest Business and Civic Organization Founded in 1932
Volume 86, Issue 71
May 19,  2019


This week we welcome Kristin Carter of Take Stock In Children and Goodwill Industries.  For over 20 years, TSIC of Duval County has been changing the lives of deserving (or under-served) children by combining in-school support through a college success coach, the promise of a college or vocational school tuition scholarship and most importantly the guidance of a caring mentor.
Last week we welcomed Adam Campbell, Immediate Past Chair of the TPC. Mr Campbell gave insights into The Player's Championship and how TPC Sawgrass kicks off and sets the tone for golf season with the most difficult field, biggest purse and the most charitable golf tournament on the PGA. He spoke of the move from May to March bringing in all weather conditions (20 mph winds, rain, cold and hot temperatures). Also, with more than 200,000 people coming through the gates in 2018, The Player's has a huge economic impact to the surrounding areas! If you are in a position to volunteer or attend, we urge you to support this incredible event in our city!
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 at The Avenues beginning around 5pm! Walter Smith of Vector Security will be sponsoring the first round of appetizers. Surely 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 22
Mark Bergan 
ADT Security

May 29
Table Talks 
No Spotlight Speaker

June 5
Fred Allison 
DEX Imaging

Lunch Reservations

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