Southside Business Men's Club Newsletter 
Jacksonville Florida's Oldest Business and Civic Organization Founded in 1932
Volume 86, Issue 69
May 5,  2019


This week we welcome Mike Bowling, Entrepreneur and Inventor. Mr. Bowling is best known for his invention of Pound Puppies, which in 1986 and 1987 was the #1 Toy Sold in the World, and went on to do a billion dollars in retail sales. 
Mike will disabuse you of negative thinking and help you understand why... "The Greatest Ideas on Earth Will Never Be Invented".

Last week we welcomed Dane Boggs of Reiki and Rife Machines. Mr. Boggs spoke to us of his struggle with Lyme Disease and how after years of traditional treatments failed to work, he found success with a Rife Machine. Rife machines use frequencies that course through the body and killed the organisms that were making him ill. There are an array of illnesses that can benefit from a Rife Machine, such as depression and anxiety. This was a very timely talk as we enter the Spring outdoor season. Lyme Disease is not just something experienced in the North. It's here as well. 
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. Beginning in June of this year, we will attend our regular meetings at the beautiful Epping-Forest Yacht & Country Club. More details to come as the date approaches! 

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:
SBMC Car Show
Our Annual Car Show will be held on May 11th from 10am - 3pm.

We've changed our location this year to 
Obi's Garage 54 located at 6500 Bowden Road Ste #300, Jacksonville, FL 32216. 
Be sure to check out their website:

We also have the flyer up to print and all sponsor options at our website:

This is sure to be an event that you won't want to miss! We look forward to seeing you there!

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!
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 8
Steve Gibbert 
Gold Hills Jewelry

May 15
Carter Funk
Southern Impression Homes

Lunch Reservations

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