Southside Business Men's Club Newsletter 
Jacksonville Florida's Oldest Business and Civic Organization Founded in 1932
Volume 86, Issue 88
September 15,  2019


This week we welcome Eric Becher, Executive Director of Friday Musicale! 
Located in Historic Downtown Jacksonville, Friday Musicale hosts outstanding concerts free of charge  to the citizens of Jacksonville.
Mr. Becher will be speaking to us of the upcoming 130th Season of the oldest musical organization in the State of Florida!

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


Last week we welcomed Richard Cartlidge of Sanctuary on 8th Street. Mr. Cartlidge spoke to us of how this excellent organization started in 1992 with just 20-30 students and has grown to over 100. Their after-school program and summer day camp focuses on promoting positive behavior by providing the students with a place of welcome and safety. 

Please note that our Past President's Day has been rescheduled for October 23rd! We look forward to seeing you there!

Bill Bishop
2019 President
J oin us for our September golf outing at Cimarrone Golf Club!

Players of all abilities will enjoy Cimarrone's par 72, 6891 yard championship layout. Designed by renowned architect, David Postlethwait, Cimarrone's manicured course conditions and challenging design provides a fun, player-friendly experience for golfers of all abilities. Beginners will enjoy Cimarrone's well-defined fairways and magnificent greens. Advanced players will appreciate numerous risk-reward opportunities provided by strategically placed bunkers and a water or marsh feature on every hole.

Won't You Join Us? 
When: Friday September 27th, 2019

Where:  Cimarrone Golf Club
2800 Cimarrone Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32259

First Tee Time: 11:00AM (8 minutes between)

Cost: $35 + Tax Includes 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 Adam Canni at Graphic Solutions! This will be held from 6-8pm on September 18th! There is no cost to attend, however RSVPs are appreciated for a head count! 

Location: 4656 Collins Road
  Jacksonville, FL 32244

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!


Don't miss your chance to win a Pointer 12-Guage Field!

We will be raffling this shotgun to a lucky winner! Drawing will be at our Annual Clay Shoot on October 5th! You do not have to be present to win! Tickets can be bought at our regular weekly meetings or online for $20 each or SIX for $100!

We are also still accepting volunteers for the Clay Shoot! If you are interested, please contact


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 September! 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


Clay Shoot - October 5th
Children's Home Society Caring Chefs - October 20th
Past President's Day - 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   

September 18
Matthew Weatherly
Verizon Wireless

September 25
Table Talks
No Spotlight

Welcome to our newest members!

Michael O'Malley
Pat Ayers
American Transmission

Mike Stewart
JWB Real Estate Capital

Ben Williams

Lunch Reservations

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