Volunteering Jacksonville Presidents Message Archive

Issue 10 February 16th

Last week we welcomed Karen Bowling, Executive Director of the UNF Entrepreneurial Center. Ms. Bowling gave an interesting talk about UNF’s goal to help make Jacksonville a great place for start-up ventures and how they assist in turning ideas into successful businesses. We also heard from Brianna Kilcullen, Founder of Anact. Ms. Kilcullen, partnered with […]


Issue 9 February 9th

Last week we were privileged to have Councilman Matt Carlucci speak to us about the state of Jacksonville. He detailed a number of positive things the city is doing to improve, and also spoke of the difficult issues of what to do with JEA, how to handle the future of The Landing and other issues. […]


Issue 8 February 2nd

Last week we welcomed Michele McManamon with Operation New Uniform. Michele talked to us about the issues that face veterans when transitioning from service to civilian life and how ONU provides training to veterans, at no cost, that helps them understand that their life in the military is a role, not who they are. ONU […]


Issue 7th January 26th

Last week we welcomed Karen Mathis of the Jacksonville Daily Record and fellow SBMC member! Ms. Mathis gave an interesting and informative talk on many of the exciting companies and projects coming to Jacksonville including Amazon and Wawa. Fred Allison 2020 Sergeant at Arms


Issue 6th January 19th

Last week we welcomed former NFL Tight End, Kyle Brady who gave an entertaining talk on his past career, he tied the “Immaculate Reception” of Franco Harris to the principles of life he learned from Coach Paterno and all his subsequent coaches. Mr. Brady spoke about the lessons he learned from these coaches and how […]


Issue 5 January 12th

Last week we swore in our new leadership team and handed out awards to committee chairs from committee members. I would like to encourage you all to get involved as we get ready for a year of great programs and activities. Join us for lunch on Wednesdays and don’t miss a minute of it. I […]


Issue 4 January 5th

Happy New Year from all of us at SBMC! I am excited to start a great new year as your 2020 President! We look forward to seeing you this Wednesday at Epping Forest for our first regular meeting of the year! Walter Smith 2020 President


Issue 3 December 29th

I hope everyone has been enjoying their holiday season and would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year! Bill Bishop 2019 President


Issue 2 December 22nd

Last week we welcomed Alex Sifakis of JWB Real Estate. Mr. Sifakis spoke to us of the real estate market here in Jacksonville. He also gave an interesting presentation on how a recession does not necessarily mean a real estate crash and vice versa. I would like to wish you all a very happy Holiday […]


Issue 1 December 15th

This week we welcomed Mark Addington of Addington Law as he gave a very informative talk on the upcoming FLSA changes for 2020, including a major change in overtime rules. Be sure to join us at next week’s meeting as it will be our last in 2019! We look forward to seeing you there! Bill […]


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