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Southside Business Men’s Club inducts youngest President in 82 years

sbmcEven at 82 years old, the Southside Business Men’s Club can still chart new territories.

Just eight years ago, the club inducted its first female president in its long history. In January, members installed their youngest, who’s also a woman.

Annie Howe, Branch Manager and assistant vice president at Fidelity Bank, became the 71st president of the organization, and the third female to hold the post. Howe’s predecessor is Jepp Walter of Marlin Technology.

2013 chairmen and co-chairs were recognized for their contributions to charitable fund raisers and committees and the club’s 2014 officers were also installed.

President: Annie Howe
Treasurer: Dee Kirby
1st VP: Tim Howe
2nd VP: Patrick Heatherington
3rd VP: Julie Clements
4th VP: Steve DeSorbo
Sergeant-At-Arms: Barry Griffin

About Southside Business Men’s Club (SBMC)

The Southside Business Men’s Club was founded in 1932 following the merger of Jacksonville and South Jacksonville. The organization strives to promote the material, civic and social improvement and betterment of Duval County and specifically to promote the welfare and advancement of the Southside of Jacksonville. One of the Club’s greatest accomplishments was exceeding $100,000 in the SBMC Charities Fund, which is used to provide scholarships to eligible students from Jacksonville’s Southside, primarily those involved in SBMC’s Youth Achiever Program as 5th grade safety patrols. For more information, please visit

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