Southside Business Men's Club Newsletter 
Jacksonville Florida's Oldest Business and Civic Organization Founded in 1932
Volume 86, Issue 92
October 13,  2019


This week we welcome Adam Levine, CEO of the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens.
Mr. Levine will be speaking to us about the museum's upcoming events and exhibits. 

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


Wednesday we were honored to have Council President Scott Wilson as our speaker.  CP Wilson's personal story of growing up in a household of very modest means to becoming the second ranking elected official in Jacksonville is very inspiring.  CP Wilson gave us a rundown of  current issues before the council including some background information that did not make the news stories about some of these issues.  Congratulations, Scott, on your election, and all the best for your presidency.

Bill Bishop
2019 President

J oin us for our October golf outing at Windsor Parke Golf Club!

Designed by Arthur Hills, Windsor Parke Golf Club is a semi-private, 18-hole championship golf course in North Jacksonville, FL.  The course has hosted more USGA qualifying events than any other course in the city of Jacksonville. Hosted qualifying events include the US Open, US Amateur, US Publinks and US Senior Amateur. Windsor Parke Golf Club is recognized by the NGCOA as a "Beginner Friendly" golf course - the first certified club in Jacksonville.

Won't You Join Us? 
When: Friday, October 25th

Where:  Windsor Parke Golf Club
      13823 Sutton Park Drive North
      Jacksonville, FL 32224

First Tee Time: 11:06am 

Cost: $35 + tax includes cart fees, green fees and range balls

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


Please join us for our next Meet-A-Member hosted by Steve Gibbert at Gold Hills Jewelry. This will be held on Wednesday, October 23rd from 6-8pm. Steve will be providing beer, wine, rum and food. There will also be a silent auction. Please RSVP to Steve Gibbert, contact info is listed below. 

Location: 5111-14 Baymeadows Road 
  Jacksonville, FL 32217

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

Don't delay. Sign up soon!

Come one, come all!  
This year's Annual Jaguars Tailgate is for the NY Jets' visit to our fine city.  We will have food catered, and an OPEN BAR. 
  And yes, we DO have TICKETS to the GAME.  Only $60 gets you a GAME TICKET and entry to the tailgate party.  Already have a ticket to the game?  Come join the amazing tailgate for only $25!

To purchase tickets from our website, click here!
We are accepting volunteers for the 36th Annual Children's Home Society Caring Chefs! Held on Sunday, October 20th from 7-9:30pm at The Avenues Mall. We are limited to a maximum of 20 volunteers so don't delay! To sign up, please contact
For more information, click  here !

Your help with completing our Annual Veteran's Day Float is appreciated!

There are two work nights scheduled to prepare the float.

These will be held at CAM Automotive at 5921 Arlington Road Jacksonville, Florida 32211 on Monday, October 28, 2019 and Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM both nights.

If needed further work nights or Saturdays will be added.

For additional information, please call project chair Bruce A Fouraker or First Vice President Walter Smith.

We have revised our Membership Competition!
 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 have open spots available in October. If you are interested in being one of our Spotlight Speakers, please contact Mike Best at
For questions and comments about the newsletter, 
please email


Children's Home Society Caring Chefs - October 20th
Past President's Day - October 23rd
 Meet A Member - October 23rd
Tailgate Party - October 27th
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   

October 16
Jon Hill
Ameriprise Financial

October 23
Karen Mathis
Jax Daily Record

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