Southside Business Men's Club Newsletter 
Jacksonville Florida's Oldest Business and Civic Organization Founded in 1932
Volume 87, Issue 32
July 19,  2020

This week we welcome Trent Morse, President of the 2020 Jacksonville Host Committee as he speaks to us of the upcoming Republic National Convention to be held here in Jacksonville. 

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 Alan Bliss, President of the Jacksonville Historical Society. Mr. Bliss spoke to us of several buildings the Society has acquired and preserved, and how they are working to launch a Musical History Museum focused on  the history of Southern Rock that has originated right here in our city,  including Lynyrd Skynyrd! Mr. Bliss' goal, along with the Historical Society, is to elevate the organizations' abilities to do more to highlight Jacksonville's rich and expansive history. 

Walter Smith
2020 President


San Jose  Country Club  requires face masks upon entering the building, and while in any common areas. Once guest s  are in  their  designated banquet space ,  they are welcome to remove them if they would like.  This applies to everyone and if they refuse, they will be asked to leave the property.  
Thank you for your cooperation.

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



Congratulations to this year's winner: 

Joe Verseput, Future Home Loans


We have an open spot available in August!

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 22
Mark Vickers
Freedom Boat Club

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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