Southside Business Men's Club Newsletter 
Jacksonville Florida's Oldest Business and Civic Organization Founded in 1932
Volume 86, Issue 97
November 17,  2019


This week we welcome Lorin Thies, Development and Capital Campaign Manager at M.O.S.H. 
Ms. Thies will be speaking of the museum's upcoming major renovation and expansion project!

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


Wednesday, we welcomed JSO recipients of our Annual Public Safety Awards. We heard from Undersheriff Pat Ivey as he spoke of the awardees and the courageous acts that made them deserving of recognition. We are honored to have had the chance to thank these Officers personally for their dedication and service to our great city!

Bill Bishop
2019 President

We will have a work day to disassemble the Veteran's Day Float at CAM Automotive.

Located: 5909 Arlington Road,  Jacksonville, FL 32211, approximately 1 block east of Cesary Blvd. 

When: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 6:00 PM , we should finish up by 8:00 PM.

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 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


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.


We have reserved a block of rooms at the Sheraton Jacksonville Hotel near the St. John's Town Center at the cost of $109 + tax or with breakfast for two included at $129. Be sure to reserve your room by November 30 for the SBMC rate! Reservations can be made by calling 904-564-4772. 



cheers_beers_table.jpg Please join us for a Member Hangout this Thursday, November 21! 

We will begin around 5:30pm at Aw Shucks in Mandarin. 

Where: 9743 Old St. Augustine Road, Jacksonville, FL32257

Feel free to invite your friends! 

The deadline to bring in new members for our Membership Competition is December 18th!
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:
For questions and comments about the newsletter, 
please email


Please see below for our proposed 2020 Slate of Officers and Board Members. We will be taking nominations on the floor at this Wednesday's meeting, so be sure not to miss it!

President:                   Walter Smith
1st Vice President:     Brandon Stanko
2nd Vice President:    Jon Hill
3rd Vice President:     Jeanne Maron
4th Vice President:     Michael Best
Sergeant at Arms:      Fred Allison
Treasurer:                  Mark Wilkinson

Board of Governors

3 Year Term
Ken Petsch
Melody Bishop
John Simms

2 Year Term
Rod Borom 
Angelo Volpe 
Hal Smith (taking spot vacated by Fred Allison)

1 Year Term
Bob Ascher
Howard Caplan
Ramona Baldwin 

Single Year Term 
Mark Goldwich

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 20
Michael Smith
The Benefits Dept. 

November 27
No Meeting

December 4
Chris Phillips 
Jax Discount Travel

Lunch Reservations

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