Meet the President of Our Civic Club

julie-pres-profileHello and thank you for visiting our website and our organization.
I became a member of The Southside Business Men’s Club (SBMC) in 2009. In 2010, I was asked to be the Sergeant at Arms and an officer of this fine organization. Since 1932, SBMC has had many great male and female presidents and I am honored that I was trusted to be that person for 2018.
SBMC is constantly striving to make the southside of Jacksonville a better place to do business. Over time it has also become one of the premier civic organizations working to enhance the quality of the southside of Jacksonville. Currently, SBMC is contributing time and money to build Touchton Park at the corner of Touchton Rd and Belfort Rd. In the past, SBMC has been instrumental in the building of Friendship Fountain and the University Blvd. overpass at Philips Hwy — just to mention two of many projects in which we’ve been involved.
Along with this our charities division gives tens of thousands of scholarship dollars annually. These scholarships go to deserving students attending public schools on the southside of Jacksonville.
All that being said, we have a ton of fun. We have many outings together, hang together, and oh yes, do business together.

In 2018 we will be sure our members are even more engaged in the club and that our organization becomes even more engaged in the community. If you are a member, this is YOUR club so share your ideas to make it better. If you are not a member (yet!), come visit and you’ll quickly see why we are a fun loving club that does tremendous work for our community.
Steve DeSorbo
2018 President