Southside Business Men's Club Newsletter 
Jacksonville Florida's Oldest Business and Civic Organization Founded in 1932
Volume 86, Issue 96
November 10,  2019


This week is our Public Safety Awards meeting!  At this special meeting we will recognize the Sheriff Department's finest employees of 2019. Sheriff Mike Williams has confirmed his attendance as one of our Guests of Honor. This is a great opportunity for us to show that SBMC Backs the Blue!

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


Wednesday, we heard from Chris Hand, former Jacksonville Mayoral Chief of Staff and former press secretary for and co-author with former Senator Bob Graham.  Chris talked about the 50th anniversary of Jacksonville's consolidation, some of the issues being debated in the once-a-decade charter revision commission, and the importance of civic education.  Chris authored the 50th anniversary update of the Robert Martin Book, A Quiet Revolution, about consolidation.  It is a must-read for anyone interested in Jacksonville politics and how we got to where we are today.

Bill Bishop
2019 President
The 2019 Veteran's Day Parade is upon us and we are looking for volunteers to participate and walk in the parade with our float! Walkers will need to arrive no later than 10am tomorrow, November 11th and will be finished by 1pm. 

Volunteers may park at Lee Street near the Convention Center and take advantage of the free shuttle to the Lot J starting point. For any additional information, please contact Bruce Fouraker at [email protected]

Your support of the Club is very important and this event showcases our support for our military troops and veterans.

Join us for our October golf outing at Hyde Park Golf Club!

They're not making them like Hyde Park Golf Club anymore. Located in Jacksonville, Florida visitors can play virtually the same course that was designed by the legendary Scottish architect Donald Ross in 1925.
The gorgeous Southern pines and Spanish oaks that line the course are even more mature and majestic than they were 80 years ago that lend's a special aura to the playing experience. Since the layout has not changed, you can play the same course and face the same shot-making decisions as the legends of the game.


Won't You Join Us? 
When: Friday, November 22nd

Hyde Park Golf Club
6439 Hyde Grove Ave.
Jacksonville, FL 32210

First Tee Time: 11:00am 

Regular rate is $31.00 for 18 holes with a cart per person
Senior rate is $26.00 for 18 holes with a cart per person
Range bags are $5.00 per bag (40-45 balls)
Meal Deals (Includes chips a choice of fountain drink or draft beer and a bag of range balls):
Hot Dog - $7.50
Hamburger - $9.50

Reserve Your Tee Time
You may reserve your tee time by contacting the SBMC Golf Chair Matt Vallez at  [email protected]. 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   [email protected].


Our Annual Holiday Party will be held on Saturday, December 14 from 7-11pm at Deercreek Country Club. 


RSVP by November 23rd for the "early-bird" price of $75 per person (member and one guest). After early-bird, additional guests and non-members $85 per person until December 9th.


Meet-A-Members are an excellent way to network and showcase your business. We still have open dates available, but they will fill up quickly. If you are interested in hosting a Meet-A-Member event, please contact Steve Gibbert at 904-448-3347 or by e-mail at  [email protected]

Don't delay. Sign up soon!


We are coming down to the wire for our Membership Competition! We have several members in the running and there is not much time left to bring in new members!
 Be sure to invite you friends and colleagues for your 
chance to win.

 A prize of $1000 will be awarded to the person who brings in the most new members for THE YEAR, with a minimum of three. Any new members you have sponsored up until this point will still count.

For more information, contact Walter Smith:

One of the benefits of being a member is getting five minutes to do a spotlight about yourself, your business, or anything else you want to talk about including events you are promoting. This opportunity is FREE and available to you once per year.

We are already booked through the rest of this year, however if you are interested in being one of our Spotlight Speakers in 2020, please contact Mike Best at  [email protected]
For questions and comments about the newsletter, 
please email [email protected].


Public Safety Awards - November 13th
Christmas Kids - December 7th
Holiday Party - December 14th

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   

November 13
Myndi Ziemann
Comcast Spotlight

November 20
Michael Smith
The Benefits Dept. 

November 27
No Meeting

Lunch Reservations

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