Issue 42 October 18

Our guest speaker last week was City Council President Anna Brosche. She has been in the City Council since 2015 and was elected president this past July. Since that time, she has established new committees for these three issues: the opioid epidemic, the upkeep of Jacksonville’s park system (over 400 park/recreation facilities exist!) and lastly, a committee for safe and healthy neighborhoods.
There was a robust discussion concerning the removal of historical statues along with a review of the incident between a police officer and two Council members over a stolen tag. I’m looking forward to seeing how that one plays out!

This week our guest speaker is Bob Ohrablo with the Jacksonville IceMen. He’ll share details for Jacksonville’s first pro hockey season and how it impacts the sports and entertainment landscape here in northeast Florida.

Our wine raffle is underway and we have over 20 bottles of wine donated already! Please keep bringing in your bottles of wine! You can buy your tickets ($10 each) at the meeting from Jeff Volpe. The drawing for the wine will be during our November 1st meeting. Details below.

See you Wednesday!

Julie Clements
2017 SBMC President


Issue 41 October 11

We had a fun time yesterday at the 4th Annual Clay Shoot benefiting our Youth Achiever Program scholarship fund for our JROTC students. If you missed it, you will definitely want to be involved next year!

Last week our guest speaker was Ed Dean, political journalist and WBOB Radio Host. It was very interesting hearing his perspective on what is happening in our local political scene. 2nd Vice President, Bill Bishop, called me last Thursday to say he was listening to Ed’s talk show and he mentioned the Southside Business Men’s Club! Nice shout out on the radio!

Our guest speaker this week is Jacksonville City Council President Anna Brosche. She will share her leadership plan and vision for the upcoming year in local politics.

Also, please bring a bottle of wine to the meeting for our wine raffle (details below). We’ll start selling tickets this week and the drawing will be held at the November 1 meeting.

See you Wednesday!

Julie Clements
2017 SBMC President


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