Volume 89 Issue 44 | September 25, 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 Dr. Quinton White, Jacksonville University Professor of Biology and Marine Science, who will be updating us on the status of the St. John's River. 

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 Richard Nunn, The Morning Show’s Meteorologist. Nunn gave us an update on how this year's hurricane season is looking and what current weather patterns look like globally right now. He explained that the weather models showed a lot of activity at the beginning of the season but have pretty much leveled off. Globally we saw a drier Sahara region with monsoons over India which has caused different weather patterns which could possibly cause more tropical storms this year than normal (18 possible and 9 major). Nunn also discussed how storms are classified and named.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's Clay Shoot. A special thank you to past president Patrick Heatherington and Erin Eiras for chairing one of our prime fundraising events for our YAP scholarship fund. Thank you to everyone who sponsored the event. Check the calendar and get signed up; SBMC Car Show 10/22, Annual Jags Tailgate 10/23, Veterans Day float 11/11. This week we host Quinton White, Jacksonville University professor who will be speaking about the status of the St. John’s River.

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!


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!

  • 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!


Bruce Fouraker

Watson Commercial Realty, Inc

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


Ken Dean


Tim Buchanan

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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