Volume 89 Issue 42 | September 11, 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 Kevin Carrico, City Council District Four. 

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 .


This past Wednesday, we had the pleasure of hearing from longtime Jacksonville celebrity Sam Kouvaris. Sam had an active past in sports and it was no surprise that he became one of the most popular sports announcers on television, on WJXT. Sam was there for over 25 years and got a surprise notice that his contract was not being renewed. He could stay without pension, at 1/6th of his pay, with no benefits, in a lower position. Needless to say, Sam moved on to greater things.

For many years, he was a writer for the Times Union and the host for the Jaguar television show, as well as an announcer for many local sports' games.

His take on leadership was focused on his feelings of how coaches lead. Those that just berate their teams tend to get poor performances. He shared with us the affection he had for leaders that uplift each other; treat each other as a bunch of winners, not losers. He told us that sports today are a whole new game.

Sam was inspirational, as well as popular. Many of our members stayed behind for photo opps and to share stories.

This week join us for a presentation from City Councilman Kevin Carrico, District Four. 

Jeanne Maron

2022 First Vice 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 Queen's Harbour Golf Club

Designed exclusively by Mark McCumber and bordered by the intercoastal waterway, our beautifully groomed Jacksonville golf course offers a unique blend of scenery. This Jacksonville golf club features tidal marshlands and century-old Spanish oak trees.

A premier Jacksonville golf course, Queen’s Harbour hosted such prestigious events as the PGA Tour Qualifier, the FSGA State Championship Qualifiers and the Mercedes Collegiate Championships. Of all the Jacksonville golf courses, the challenge and scenery of Queen’s Harbour truly sets it apart as one of the finest.

Golf amenities include a putting/chipping green and driving range. Other features of our world-class Jacksonville golf club include a full-service clubhouse with private dining areas, sweeping verandas, and 19th hole that overlooks a beautiful freshwater marina.

Won't You Join Us?


When: Friday, September 16, 2022

Where:  Queen's Harbour Golf Club

1131 Queens Harbor Blvd

Jacksonville, FL 32225

First Tee Time: 10:39am

Cost: $52

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.

Please join us on Friday, September 23 from 8:30am until 2:00pm to help raise funds to support Duval County JROTC Cadets fund their higher education. 

Unlike other scholarship programs, awards are not exclusively for college and can be applied to any trade school or service academy of the cadets' choosing. We'll be joined by approximately 30 cadets from Riverside High, FKA Robert E Lee High School's Naval JROTC program who will be helping work the event. 

Savage Bros Painting & Dunkin Donuts have renewed their commitments once again to present this event, and we look forward to many other returning sponsors and shooters.

Registration includes 100 targets, 12 or 20 gauge shells, BBQ lunch, and a VERY rewarding experience.

For more information, please contact Patrick Heatherington at patrickheatherington@synovus.com. For all sponsorship and shooter opportunities, please 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!


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 $15.00 each. Act now and get yours today! The price of tickets goes up to $20.00 each in October and $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!


Mark your calendars for upcoming events this Fall!

  • Annual Clay Shoot - September 23
  • SBMC Car Show - October 22
  • Annual Jags Tailgate - October 23
  • Fred Allison Speakeasy Drawing - November 16
  • SBMC Holiday Party - December 10
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!


Member Introductions

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


Steve Kaufman


Mark Geil

Sponsor Spots Available!

If you are interested in becoming a Sponsor and seeing your company's logo here, please contact Ken Petsch at:



Special Thanks to Our Club Sponsors:

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