Southside Business Men's Club Newsletter 
Jacksonville Florida's Oldest Business and Civic Organization Founded in 1932
Volume 86, Issue 72
May 26,  2019


This week we welcome Jeff Rountree of Hoods for Heroes. 
"Earlier this year I learned of an epidemic going on in Fire service. Firefighters are being diagnosed  and dying from cancer at an alarming rate. We found a way to provide our local heroes life-saving  chemical blocking equipment to firefighters. In the first 6 months, we raised almost $250k and  distributed over 600+ hoods. Our mission is simple, to reduce firefighter cancer one particulate  blocking hood at a time."
Last week we welcomed Kristin Carter of Take Stock in Children. Ms. Carter gave an informative talk of how TSIC assists low income children in achieving educational goals that may otherwise be unattainable. With the assistance of mentors and college coaches, these children are guided throughout their middle and high school years and go on to be successful adults. If you are interested in becoming a mentor to one of these students, please visit for more information. 
Bill Bishop
2019 President
Scholarship Awards Lunch
Last week we also welcomed the recipients of our YAP Scholarship awards and their families. We would like to say a special thank you to Howard Caplan, this year's Chairman, for all of his dedicated work; as well as all of our sponsors and volunteers who assisted in helping these young adults' dreams come true! 
This Wednesday, May 29th will be our first luncheon at Epping Forest Yacht and Country Club! We look forward to seeing you there!

Location: 1830 Epping Forest Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32217

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:
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Thanks to our  
Club Sponsors

Platinum Level

Gold Level

Jon Hill & Jeanne Peterson
Ameriprise Financial Services

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Spotlight Speakers   

May 29
Table Talks 
No Spotlight Speaker

June 5
Fred Allison 
DEX Imaging

Lunch Reservations

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