Southside Business Men's Club Newsletter 
Jacksonville Florida's Oldest Business and Civic Organization Founded in 1932
Volume 87, Issue 24
May 24,  2020

Please join us Wednesday, June 3rd for a Virtual Meeting with Congressman John Rutherford. 
Stay tuned for more details and a link to join our meeting!

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

Well, we are getting close. We will have a virtual meeting Wednesday, June 3rd with John Rutherford and hope to have our first physical meeting on June 10th with Paul Renner, the new speaker of the Florida legislature to talk about where we are going in the future. In the mean time, we will hold a virtual board meeting. All good stuff. I hope you are getting back in the swing too. Stay safe.
Walter Smith
2020 President
Please join us for our weekly Virtual Member Hangouts, hosted by Steve DeSorbo every Thursday evening at 5pm! Click on the link below to join via Zoom! You can log in on your personal PC or your smartphone.

Meeting ID: 936 3666 2467

We look forward to seeing you there!

Our golf outing has been postponed. We have tentatively rescheduled for May 29 at Hidden Hills Golf Club. Stay tuned for more details!

The YAP BBQ Dinner 2020 at Pine Forest Elementary School will be postponed.

We are examining options and will send word when a rescheduled date can be made based on schools reopening. 

This is a precautionary action due to the coronavirus.
The club will provide updates as they become available.

Please contact Roy Shimp at  904 268-3335 or



Tickets for our Annual Wine Raffle will remain frozen at $15! far we have collected 33 bottles and more are added each week!  To purchase online please click here. We will be picking a new drawing date that will be announced in a few weeks. 

If you would like to donate a bottle, please contact Fred Allison at!

For questions and comments about the newsletter, 
please email

If you are interested in showing your support for our great Club and enjoying benefits from it, please see below for our sponsorship opportunities!

Platinum: $1000 level which entitles a company:
* Signage on website (A value of at least $250)
* Signage on Screen at lunches ($750 for three qt's) 
* Verbal Recognition by President at each luncheon (priceless) * Logo represented for club's non-fundraising events; Holiday Party, Tailgate Party and Fishing Trip, (Value Over $600)
* Two tickets to Holiday Party ($150) 
Total Value $1750++

Gold: $500 level which entitles a company:
* Signage on website (A value of at least $250)
* Two tickets to Tailgate Party, including two game tickets (Value $110) 
* Signage on Screen at lunches ($750) 
* Verbal recognition by President at each luncheon (priceless) Total Value $1110++

Silver: $250 level which entitles a company:
* Signage on Screen at lunches ($750) 
* Verbal Recognition at each luncheon (priceless) 
* Free tickets to all Meet-A-Members (Value $30-$60)
 Total Value $780++

If you have any questions or would like to register to be a sponsor, please contact Jeanne Maron at

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.
Normally we have the Meet-A-Member every other month.  The next opportunities are
  • Thursday, July 23 (Event time should be 5:30 to 7:30 pm or 6:00 to 8:00 pm)
  • Thursday, September 17 (Event time should be 5:30 to 7:30 pm or 6:00 to 8:00 pm)
  • Thursday, November 19 (Event time should be 5:30 to 7:30 pm or 6:00 to 8:00 pm)
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


Our Annual Crump Kirby Memorial Golf Classic has been postponed due to the Corona virus.
We are on a 'wait and see' before attempting to reschedule, but it will not be held at Deerwood as previously posted,
since the rest of their schedule for the year would not be a fit.  Hopefully we will be able to schedule another venue
In the months of June or July, and will let you all know at the time we are hopefully able to schedule it.

This year the tournament will be held at Deerwood Golf Club. 
We have ROLL BACK PRICES this year.

Golfer                                                                             $125
Hole Sponsor                                                                 $150
Hole Sponsor with a tent                                                $250
Ultimate Package (4 golfers and a hole sponsor)          $600
Ultimate with tent                                                           $700
We are also looking for Major Sponsors:

Title Sponsor                                                                            $5000
Corporate Sponsor                                                                      $2500

Special Thanks to Our Club Sponsors: 

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:


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