Volume 89 Issue 46 | October 16, 2022

Jacksonville Florida's Oldest Business and Civic Organization Founded in 1932
The purpose of this organization is to promote the Civic, Economic and Social Improvement of Greater Jacksonville.

This week we welcome Jay Stowe, Managing Director and CEO of JEA. 

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

Join us for our weekly meetings at Fogo De Chao in the Town Center.

The salad bar offers many vegetarian and gluten-free options. A protein is served every other week and alternates between steak and chicken .


Last week we welcomed Curt LoGiudice, Executive Director and Curator of The Catty Shack Ranch. LoGiudice gave us an update on how he started with a 5 acre plot of land and how he has turned that into a now 240 acre facility that cares for almost 40 animals. He has done all of this without grants or federal funding. The animals are taken care of by professional caretakers, Medical staff and specialists in their respected fields. I highly recommend a visit especially during feeding times.

We are in the final quarter of the year which means we have a lot of great events coming up. We will finish this month with the Car Show and the Jaguars Tailgate, and don’t forget about the Meet-a-Member at Standard Feed on Nov 3 where all of the money will be donated to the Kid's Christmas Shopping Spree! Check the calendar and get signed up. This week we host Jay Stowe, CEO of JEA. 

Jeff Volpe

2022 President


If you know someone that would like to be kept informed on our future golf outings, please have them email secretary@sbmcjax.com to be added to the mailing list.

Join us for our monthly outing at Stillwater Golf & Country Club!

At Stillwater Golf and Country Club, the natural setting, outstanding golf, and welcoming Membership blend together to create an experience that goes way beyond simply playing the game. The newest Golf Course in North Florida is an award-winning one, providing all the elements for a beautiful, fun yet challenging round of golf.

Won't You Join Us?


When: Friday, October 21, 2022

Where:  Stillwater Golf & Country Club

64 Round Robin Run

St. Johns, FL 32259

First Tee Time: 10:36am

Cost: $85

This year, we will have monthly golf sponsoring opportunities as well! Contact Mark Geil to sign up!

Reserve Your Tee Time

You may reserve your tee time by contacting the SBMC Golf Chair Mark Geil at golf@sbmcjax.com. If you are registering for a foursome, please include the names of all your members.  

Blind Draw

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 golf@sbmcjax.com.


For more information and to register, click here!


Join us for our Annual Jaguars Tailgate Party on October 23 from 9am-1pm! The Jags will be taking on the NY Giants! Tickets are on sale and can be purchased on the website for $25 or at the weekly meetings. If you are interested in purchasing game tickets they are an additional $65 and can also be purchased on the website.

This is always a great time that you won't want to miss! 

Get your tickets today!


Join us for a Meet A Member at Standard Feed & Seed, hosted by owner Frank Wallmeyer on November 3 from 5pm until 7:30pm. The cost is only $10 per person and ALL of the money will be donated to the Kid's Christmas Shopping Spree! There will also be a Chicken Poop Bingo game for a small fee where half of the proceeds go to the winner and half to the shopping spree. Don't miss your chance to be a part of this great cause!

1236 Kings Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32204

Purchase your tickets here!


We are now looking for volunteers to work on our annual Veteran's Day Float for the Downtown Parade. Also, if you are a Veteran and are interested in riding on the float, there are spots available!

Please contact Mark Goldwich at mark@goldstaradjusters.com


So Here Is How We Play

Club members bring a bottle of their favorite spirits. They get recognized during the meetings. Meanwhile, club members and guest buy raffle tickets. Tickets are on sale now for $20.00 each. Act now and get yours today! The price of tickets goes up to $25.00 in November.

Drawing to be held on November 16 and the payouts are as follows:

50% to First Place

30% to Second Place

20% to Third Place

Purchase your tickets now!



Please join us for our annual Christmas Kids Shopping spree providing gifts for children who may not have a home for Santa to visit. This great event is one of our most heartwarming all year where we take approximately 30 kids Christmas Shopping with $150 to spend on each. Target brings us in prior to opening to secure the building and present a safe environment where SBMC Members help brighten their holiday.  

Please help us make this holiday special and sponsor a child or two for $150 each. 

We will meet on December 3 at 6am at the Target on San Jose and will need volunteers to help the kids with their shopping!

10490 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32257


Book your group rate for Southside Business Men Holiday Party

This opportunity is free to all members in good standing and gives you the chance to speak about your business, family, interests, or anything else you would like to "spotlight" for five minutes. You can place business cards, flyers, or informational materials on the tables to showcase your business.

NEW! Upgrade your Spotlight Speaking Engagement!

For the low cost of $50, in addition to your five minute speaking segment, you will be able to feature a blurb of up to 500 words and 1-2 photos in the newsletter prior to the luncheon.

If you would like to sign up and reserve a future meeting date, please email SBMC Sergeant-at-Arms Mark Geil at markageil@gmail.com. You can also sign-up at the registration table during our Wednesday meetings.

Check out our photo gallery for pictures from our meetings and events!

Click here to view!


Adam Canni

Wraps Direct

NEW! Upgrade your Spotlight Speaking Engagement!

For the low cost of $50, in addition to your five minute speaking segment, you will be able to feature a blurb of up to 500 words and 1-2 photos in the newsletter prior to the luncheon. Contact Mark Geil to sign up!

If you are interested in signing up to be a Spotlight Speaker next year, please contact

Mark Geil at markageil@gmail.com


Barry Griffin


Connor Overbay

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