Southside Business Men's Club Newsletter 
Jacksonville Florida's Oldest Business and Civic Organization Founded in 1932
Volume 87, Issue 31
July 12,  2020

This week we welcome Alan Bliss, President of the Jacksonville Historical Society as he speaks of the lively days that have been happening in the local history field. 

We will now be offering virtual meetings at no cost! To register and receive a password click here.

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

This week we welcomed Assistant Chief Paul Restivo of the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office, during which he answered many great questions regarding the upcoming RNDC, the protests in Jax, and several other topics. 

As Chief Restivo said, "We have all taken an oath and have a code of ethics that we live by, and will continue to take care of everyone in the community".

Walter Smith
2020 President

Join us for our monthly Golf Outing at Hyde Park Golf Club!

They're not making them like Hyde Park Golf Club anymore. Located in Jacksonville, Florida visitors can play virtually the same course that was designed by the legendary Scottish architect Donald Ross in 1925.

The gorgeous Southern pines and Spanish oaks that line the course are even more mature and majestic than they were 80 years ago that lend's a special aura to the playing experience. Since the layout has not changed, you can play the same course and face the same shot-making decisions as the legends of the game.

Won't You Join Us? 
When: Friday July 31, 2020

Where:  Hyde Park Golf Club

First Tee Time: 9:07am

Cost: $35.00 Includes Green fee/ Cart fee 

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
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



This is your last chance to purchase your tickets! 
This Wednesday, July 15th, is the 2020 Drawing!! 
 This is also your last chance to donate a bottle and have your company recognized before the big event.  So far, there are 33 Bottles in the bounty.  Will you be the lucky winner??
Join us this Wednesday for the festivities.

Let's go fishing!

The annual SBMC fishing trip is coming up fast, and is  SOLD OUT!  We will head offshore on Saturday, July 18th, from 8am to 4pm.  This trip is always so much fun, and we can take up to 45 people. Friends and family are welcome!

Cost is $100, covers your license, bait & tackle, a crew to take care of you, a boxed lunch, soft drinks, water and BEER for ALL DAY!

Sign up now, this trip sells out every year! We'd also like to thank our sponsors we have this year:
Mark Geil Photography - Lunch Sponsor
Woody Sitterson with Florida Mortgage Corp - Lunch Sponsor
Angelo Volpe with CVSN - Beer Sponsor
Ken Petsch with Apollo Packaging - Beer Sponsor
Jepp Walter with Marlin Technology - Beer Sponsor
Frank Wallmeyer with Standard Feed & Seed - Beer Sponsor
Ken Dean - Water Sponsor
If you would like to be put on the waiting list in case someone drops out, contact JeppWalter: 904-838-8400

To register, please visit our website!

Join us for a Meet A Member hosted by Frank Wallmeyer of Standard Seed & Feed! 

Cost: $5 - tickets can be purchased at our regular meetings or online here.

When: July 16 from 5:30pm-7:30pm

Where: 1236 Kings Road
      Jacksonville, FL 3220

Do you want to showcase your company and build strong relationships with SBMC members and grow your business? 
If the answer is yes, then you should host a Meet-A- Member at your place of business.
If you are interested in hosting a Meet-A- Member at your business, pick your preferred month, then contact Past President
Angelo Volpe at (904) 891-8032 or email

As you know, there have been difficult times as of late and many have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. In the spirit of "Members Helping Members", we would like to assist with finding jobs for those who have fallen on hard times. If you have a job opening that you would like to have posted on our website and in our weekly newsletter, please send that information to

Let's all do what we can to help our fellow members get back on track!
The Annual Crump Kirby Memorial YAP Golf classic has been rescheduled to September 21st, and will be held at the Golf Club at South Hampton.

With roll-back pricing, the cost per golfer is just $100!
Additionally, the cost for a hole sponsorship is also just $100!
We are looking for lunch and dinner sponsorships for $500-1000.
The tournament will provide lunch before we play and a BBQ dinner after!

Special Thanks to Our Club Sponsors: 

Platinum Level

Gold Level

Silver Level


Sponsor Spots Available!

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

Spotlight Speaker

July 15
Adam Canni
RN Performance Wraps

If you were scheduled to be a spotlight speaker during our closure and would like to sign up for a new date, please contact Fred Allison at


Lunch Reservations

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